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Don’t Shop. Support Causes.

November 19, 2017 Leave a comment

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My favorite gift last year was from my mom who donated to Heifer International in my name. It was the best gift ever, so please consider giving the gift of caring. Don’t shop. Support causes.

On the news, a woman said she was going to spend much more money this year on gifts than any other, and I wondered if any causes would benefit from her generosity. Would there be children who could count on food on their table and a roof over their heads? Would their parents have an opportunity to provide for their family?

Last year, my family gave gifts from Heifer International, and it made my day to know that families would have a hand up in the new year with thoughtful gifts that help others.

You can buy gifts to give to your family members like jewelry, accessories, clothes, etc. that benefit others, and you can send cards that announce a gift donated in honor of your family member.

Here’s some organizations to check out:

GreaterGood.com 

Greater Good is an umbrella organization that assists with fighting Hunger, Breast Cancer, Animals, Veterans, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Literacy, and the Rainforest. You can choose to support the site in general or support a particular cause by clinking on your preference.

Heifer International

“Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.”

One.org

“ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.”

You can make an impact by changing lives for the better. Please consider giving gifts that help others this season.

You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity. – Bill Gates

 

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#Healthcare Call to Action:

📱Call Senators (202) 224-3121 to #ProtectOurCare #ACA #SaveMedicaid ⚕️
🛑Stop the @GOP @SenateGOP🛑
➡️#HoldTheFloor @TheDemocrats & #GOP who care about Citizenry

Two #healthcare quotes for the price of one from Senator Bernie Sanders:

“The goal of real healthcare reform must be high-quality, universal coverage in a cost-effective way.”

“When we talk about the healthcare crisis in America we’ve got to also be talking about the dental crisis and how to address it.”

-Bernie Sanders

 

Stop Genocide. #Petition #Syria

C8qM0_FXYAA2mRiWhen I was in grade school, I came across a small paragraph in my history book, leaving a horrific impression on me; it explained how a father had to send his son to a shower, one that would bring on his child’s death. My young mind couldn’t fathom how this could happen (or why such an atrocity received a mere paragraph in a history book).

But now as an adult, I’m left wondering again. How does mass genocide occur when so many of us are fully aware of what’s going on? We have no excuse. We know. We must hold our elected officials accountable, so no more people are killed in the name of evil.  We must stop genocide.
SIGN AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PETITION
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#Resist & Know Your Rights

January 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Whether you are a Protester, Federal Employee, Immigrant or Refugee, #resist & know your rights with information from the ACLU.

Since there is more information for Immigrants and Refugees concerning their rights, you will find two flyers at the end of the post: one for rights at home and one when traveling.

Rights of Protesters:

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Rights of Federal Employees:

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Rights of Traveling Immigrants & Refugees:

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Rights of Immigrants & Refugees at home:

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#NoBanNoWall #Resist #Resistance #OurRevolution

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

-Robert Kennedy

 

 

 

Listen to Kids & Learn Compassion

September 29, 2016 1 comment

It’s sad to see what is going on in the world; but if we want to know what to do, then listen to the kids. The children will show you the compassionate way to help others around the world as well as in our own neighborhoods.

While many American citizens are against accepting Syrian refugees, one little boy contacted President Obama, explaining how his family would adopt a little boy who lost his family. Six-year-old Alex stated, “We will give him a family and he will be our brother.”

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Zianna Oliphant chose to address Charlotte’s City Council over the #BlackLivesMatter movement, a struggle impacting so many people. Zianna said:

“I feel like that we are treated differently than other people. I don’t like how we’re treated…We are black people, and we shouldn’t have to feel like this. We shouldn’t have to protest because y’all are treating us wrong. We do this because we need to, and we have rights. I’ve been born and raised in Charlotte, and I never felt this way till now. And I can’t stand how we’re treated. It’s a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can’t see them anymore. It’s a shame that we have to go to their graveyard and bury them and we have tears and we shouldn’t have tears. We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side.” – Zianna Oliphant

So, you can choose to be compassionate. You can choose to make a difference. You can choose to be strong, caring and courageous, like these children, and we will have a better world for it. If you dare to care.

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. -Dalai Lama