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State of the Dream #StateOfTheDream

January 30, 2018 Leave a comment
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Thank you Alyssa Milano for your advocacy efforts & organization of the #StateOfTheDream Initiative.

#StateOfTheDream Initiative

OVERVIEW: On Tuesday night (6pm PST/9pm EST), Donald Trump will deliver his SOTU address. #StateOfTheDream will highlight what truly makes America great: that we come from many places, races and creeds, and together work for a more perfect union.

Our digital #StateOfTheDream address will support our dreamers and immigrants, call for a DREAM Act, lean into the Senate, fundraise for United We Dream, and express our vision for a more inclusive, progressive America.

We will provide a social media toolkit closer to the 30th, but we also invite you create a brief (60 seconds or less) video describing your dream for America: What you hope for. What inspires YOU. (We especially encourage those running for office and those already serving to do so!). All videos should be posted simultaneously at 6pm PST/9pm EST with the hashtag #StateOfTheDream on all of your social channels. After the video blast, you can proceed to post tweets from the toolkit or your own messaging. We just ask that you continue the unifying tweetstorm with the #StateOfTheDream hashtag.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 30th at 6pm PST/9pm EST

WHAT: #StateOfTheDream initiative

WHO: Members of The Resistance, elected officials, those running for office, any and all Americans who want to use their voices for positive change! Love IS louder.

Be present and in the moment. -Alyssa Milano

 

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2018: The Year to End Gun Violence

December 28, 2017 Leave a comment

You can search all incidents by U.S. congressional district with an online tool offered by the Gun Violence Archive:

Let’s make 2018 the year we end gun violence in our country. Citizens need to continue to fight for the right to live without fear of being shot.

Put pressure on Congress.

Hold your Elected Officials accountable: Contact Info to Call, Email, Text, Tweet your Reps

If your Representatives don’t hold your views, Vote ’em out!

Here’s a great article written by the Executive Director of the Coalition to End Gun Violence

ENOUGH GUN VIOLENCE: 2018 IS THE YEAR AMERICANS SAY NO TO THE NRA

If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention. – Anonymous

#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

 

State Attorneys General Can Enforce the Emoluments Clause with Quo Warranto vs. Trump’s Hotels

Thanks so much to the authors of this #Emoluments Reblog:

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The Foreign Emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution states, “no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.” Article I, Section 9, Cl. 8.  The Compensation (or Domestic Emoluments) clause prohibits the president from receiving, on top of his salary, “any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.” Article II, Section 1, Cl. 7. An emolument is a kind of payment or benefit. Others have argued persuasively that President Trump has been violating this clause, because foreign states and officials are paying “emoluments” to Trump through the hotels as business conduits. New documents this week show that even though Trump has put his businesses in a trust, he is the exclusive beneficiary of the trust, and he can revoke the…

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Using IT for Political Advocacy

February 27, 2017 Leave a comment

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While many citizens choose Twitter and/or Facebook to advocate for important causes (or just vent), it’s definitely not the only weapon in the advocacy arsenal.

Countable and VoteSpotter are two apps enabling social advocates and political junkies to obtain info regarding issues and bills, so citizens can respond in real time to their elected officials.

We need everyone to fight for our Rights. Please contact your elected officials and tell them what’s important in your life. Remember, they work for you.

Do the elected officials in Washington stand with ordinary Americans – working families, children, the elderly, the poor – or will the extraordinary power of billionaire campaign contributors and Big Money prevail? The American people, by the millions, must send Congress the answer to that question. -Bernie Sanders

 

 

 

#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