• Add your Name & Tell the Senate: Cut the Pentagon budget!
    In a moment of national reckoning amidst continuing state violence against Black, Brown, and Muslim communities at home and abroad, record job loss, and a re-surging coronavirus pandemic, Congress seems to think it’s time for business as usual. And they are about to pass a MASSIVE spending bill that would provide the Pentagon with a record breaking $740.5 BILLION. It’s clear that too many of our Senators simply don't get it. Luckily, our champions in Congress DO — will you add your name to join with them? Senators Sanders, Markey, and Warren, joined across the Capitol by progressive allies like Representatives Barbara Lee, Mark Pocan, and Pramila Jayapal in the House, are marking this moment with bold vision. Together, they are leading on a call for a 10% cut to the Pentagon budget — $74 BILLION — to create jobs, improve education, and make housing more affordable across the country. Sign your name now to support an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act calling for a 10 percent cut in the Pentagon budget!
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  • Justice for Aryues Townsend
    It’s been 10 months and no one has been charged. The driver has been identified and still no charges. Aryues Townsend was 24 years old and deserves justice. He was proud to be an organ donor and was able to save 7 lives. He loved and lived life to fullest! He was well loved by so many. His family and friends deserve closure. We want justice for Aryues Townsend!
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  • Keep Kailua Locals IN Kailua -- We need affordable housing in Kailua NOW!
    We are a volunteer group of Kailua renters and homeowners working in association with Faith Action for Community Equity. We believe housing is a human right, and we are interested in ensuring affordable rentals for our low-income families, seniors and disabled on fixed incomes in Kailua. We believe Kawainui Affordable Rental Project to be a thoughtful and well-designed project. No affordable rentals have been built in Kailua in over 30 years. It is time to work together to provide housing for all of those who make up the fabric of our community. Many people throughout Kailua -- and beyond – have become passionately opposed to the Kawainui project. Most of this opposition is based on misinformation and disinformation. They have become very vocal and organized. We need to get accurate information out into the community. Kawainui Affordable Rentals would consist of 73 units located at the corner of Kawainui St. and Oneawa St., the main street through the commercial district of Kailua. Ninety-five percent of the units would be for local families earning less than $72,300 per year, with monthly rents starting at $521 for 1-bedroom units and $598 for 2-bedroom units, depending on household income. We need your help to: • Counteract Myths with Facts; • Contact family, friends and neighbors in Kailua to support this Affordable Rental Project; • Ask people to email or call their City Council representatives before August 2 when the Zoning Committee meets to recommend this project to the full Council for a vote.
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  • Delay the Welcoming of Tourists
    COVID19 numbers on the mainland are higher than they have ever been so we need access to much more accurate and reliable testing to safely welcome tourists back to Hawaii without a quarantine requirement. Also school starts August 4th and welcoming tourism at the same time is dangerous to teachers and students. We don't yet know what the effect of opening schools will be.
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  • We stand with you against the President, Bubba
    President Trump attacked Bubba Wallace, NASCAR's only Black driver, for his courageous stand to have confederate flags banned from race tracks After taking a stand to get NASCAR to ban the confederate flag from its race tracks, Bubba Wallace's team found a noose in his garage stall at his next race. Rather than praise Wallace for his courage and leadership, President Trump attacked him with this tweet: "Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX?" This was NOT a hoax. The FBI investigated, and it turns out the noose was there since October of 2019. That a noose could be in plain sight at a NASCAR track for that long without being taken down is further evidence of the culture shift needed to make the sport more racially inclusive and welcoming. Bubba is taking the high road, responding to President Trump with, "Love over hate every day. Love should come naturally as people are TAUGHT to hate. Even when it's HATE from the POTUS." Let's show Bubba we've got his back.
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  • Reinstate UAPD Officer Kevin Pierson
    Kevin Pierson is vital to the Residence Life and Housing Community. Not only does he perform the duties expected of him, he also goes above and beyond. Kevin Pierson is one of the only police officers that is not biased against students based on their demogrpahics. He has changed the lives of countless students and faculty members, and terminating his employment with The University of Akron Police Department will be a deterrant to the UA Community.
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  • Time To Embrace More Flesh-Toned Tights!
    I am a young ballet dancer who has been dancing for about ten years. On stage and in competitions, I have seen a lot of people wearing pink tights even though it doesn't match their skin color and "breaks the line" of the dancer. Having a variety of skin tones in a large ballet wear company is very important, especially to increase diversity and make an inclusive ballet world. Tell Wear Moi to publicly support having more colors for flesh-toned tights and add more in their store and their website online.
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  • Aurora, CO: Demand justice for Elijah McClain and say NO to police unions
    Aurora, Colorado’s police force is clearly dangerous — and it’s enabled by unaccountable police union leaders who prioritize abusive officers over true community safety. It’s time for the mayor, the police chief, and the city council to rein them in. Aurora officers murdered Elijah McClain almost a year ago. A few months later officers mocked and glorified the killing. Then just last month, community members holding a peaceful vigil of violin players — honoring McClain’s life and protesting his murder — were attacked by Aurora police in riot gear, with batons and pepper spray. The police unions’ response? Marc Sears, president of Aurora’s Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) went on offense, dismissing public criticism as completely unfounded and repeatedly attacking the city’s first openly LGBTQ city council member who has dared call for accountability. The Aurora Police Association, the city’s other police union, which has been silent since McClain’s death, finally spoke up last week — only to complain about the firing of one of the officers and launch a barrage of personal attacks on the police chief, not just decrying her actions but questioning her integrity. As these atrocities have come to light, there’s been no contrition, no apology, and far too little accountability. And Aurora’s police unions have been solely concerned with knee-jerk defense of officers and deflecting any honest conversation about the problems with the department and long-overdue reform. Mayor Mike Coffman says he’s committed to stopping police violence in Aurora and creating real change. But that can’t happen through negotiation between the city and Aurora’s police unions. Like police unions across the country, Aurora’s union leaders perpetuate a violent and unaccountable police culture, routinely defend abusive cops, try to win contracts that effectively put police above the law, and do everything they can to block reform. If they’re given influence over the process, they will block any meaningful change. If Coffman and the city council are serious, they’ll follow the lead of the mayor of Minneapolis and stop any negotiations with police unions about accountability and reform. If we can convince the city of Aurora to stop letting the police unions bargain over the policies and reforms that could hold police accountable, it will help pave the way for real change in Aurora, and send a message to other cities that they can break free of the power of police unions and finally have an opportunity for real change.
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  • Extend the extra $600 for unemployment
    So many of us struggle to pay bills, purchase food or medicine, even survival that we solely rely on that extra $600/week! If they take that away how many people how many children how many elderly will be homeless and on the streets?! Unforeseen events have happened causing millions to lose their jobs how can you expect anyone to live off of next to nothing... With schools starting up in September it’s going to be a disaster without that extra $600, no food, no clothes, no school supplies, no gas to bring them to school!! Americans need that money to survive!
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  • The time is now: Change the Name of the Washington NFL team
    The name of the Washington team is defined as racial slur going back to at least 1898 printing of Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. But the possibility of a name change is finally within view. American Indian people and tribes have repeatedly called on the team to change the name for decades. Despite a claim that the team name “honors” indigenous people, the name itself is derogatory and comes to front the practice of collecting a bounty for “red skins” or scalps of Native men, women, and children murdered as part of this country’s history of genocide. The traditions of the team and its fans also reveal the racist nature of the name. The team’s logo is a racist caricature and the team fight song calls the players “Braves on the Warpath!” all calling up stereotypes of Indian “savages.” And some of the fans of the Washington team take the continuation of the name as permission to dress in costumes mocking and imitating Native people. The team name, its logo, all of these traditions are dehumanizing and perpetuate racism. According to a new UC Berkeley study, • 65% of Native Youth 18-24 year-olds found the Washington team name offensive. • 57% of people who feel highly connected to being Native American are offended by the Washington NFL team name. • Native American mascots cause higher rates of depression, suicide ideation, self-harm, and substance abuse in Native youth, and increased discrimination in schools against Native students. It’s clear. It is time for the Washington NFL team to #ChangeTheName and end its racist images and practices.
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  • Call on Washington's Football Team to Change Their Name
    The stadium sponsor for the Washington football club, FedEx has recently called on the National Football League team to change their name. Also, NIKE, a major sports equipment, and apparel brand has made the tough but necessary decision to remove ALL of the teams apparel from its online store. These actions taken by these two major brands are powerful calls for the change this football team needs to make. Other brands like Aunt Jemima (pancake syrup), Cream of Wheat (porridge), Dreyer's Ice Cream (Eskimo Pie), Uncle Ben's (rice), Dixie Beer (alcoholic beverages), among others have taken the steps to change their long-awaited brand names/products that promote racist content. When Christopher Columbus claimed to have discovered America the people that were on this land first were Native Americans. Colonists along with Columbus took away their land, fornicated with the husbands’ wives, stole their equipment and supplies, food, water, and so on. Therefore, for a modern-day football team in America to celebrate and/or promote a brand like the “Redskins” is deplorable. This term is outdated similarly to “Indian” and it should not be profited by a Caucasian team owner.
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  • Urge Governor Inslee to move Washington back to Phase 1
    Phase 2 is not working. Masks are not being worn. In order to stay safe we must go back to phase 1 and reevaluate how to proceed.
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