• We support the people of Ukraine
    On February 24, Ukrainians woke up to unprovoked attacks from Russia by land and air. Ukraine is a democracy that elects its own leaders—yet Russia's Vladimir Putin is now threatening the safety, democracy, and freedom of the Ukrainian people. Putin's decision to go to war in Ukraine was his own—and he has been using disinformation to lay the groundwork for it. It will have devastating effects on the Ukrainian people, the Russian people, and, potentially, the global economy. While the U.S. government and international allies pursued diplomatic efforts to prevent Russia's aggression, Putin has now launched attacks that will lead to death and destruction and jeopardize Ukraine's autonomy. The U.S. needs to work with international allies to hold Putin accountable, bring this conflict to an end, and support the Ukrainian people. "People protesting by the Presidential Administration" by mac_ivan is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
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  • STAND with Texas Trans CHILDREN and their FAMILIES
    These American children, and their parents, must be protected AT ANY COST!
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  • Stop Florida's "Don't Say Gay" Bill
    The truth is that Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans are running a full-court press to attack our most vulnerable communities this legislative session. DeSantis' own Press Secretary Christina Pushaw took to Twitter with a bigoted, anti-LGBTQ rant regarding Florida's Don't Say Gay bill. In the two-tweet thread, she accuses LGBTQ people of being pedophiles. She continued throughout the weekend, retweeting similar language from right-wing outlets and lashing out at NBC's SNL for a skit on the bill. DeSantis owns this unbridled hatred. Time is running out. And it’s not just Florida: Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country have introduced over 100 anti-LGBTQ+ bills, most of which especially target trans and nonbinary youth. So we must rise up to push back against these dangerous attacks. There is absolutely no time to waste. LGBTQ+ youth like me are counting on you to rise up and fight back. Bills like this cause further, immeasurable harm to communities that already face harassment, discrimination, and attacks like these day after day for simply existing. These bills are attempts at erasing us, stigmatizing us, and isolating us, and they would continue to push LGBTQ+ youth even farther to the margins. It's heartbreaking and hits way too close to home for me and so many others. These attacks are happening across the country, so it’s critical that all Floridians and people across the country know of the lengths Governor DeSantis and Republicans are willing to go in order to curb free speech, propagandize school curriculums, and police them in classrooms, private workplaces, and doctor’s offices. DeSantis and Republicans are willing to inflict harm on the most vulnerable in our state in order to shore up their extremist base. Together, we can stop DeSantis and Republican’s dangerous agenda by fighting back against white supremacy, homophobia, and transphobia.
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  • Start SBHS at 8.30am or later!
    Please sign this petition to help our teenagers get the sleep they need to stay physically and mentally healthy and perform better academically!
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  • Tell Merrick Garland & the DOJ: Hold Donald Trump accountable
    Donald Trump needs to face consequences for his attempts to overthrow our democracy. He has been accused not only of inciting the deadly January 6th insurrection – but also of pressuring local election officials to falsify election results, lying in multiple courts of law about the integrity of our elections, and pushing the Department of Homeland Security and the DOJ to seize local voting machines. [1] But that's not all – in fact, the list of laws that Trump has been accused of violating is constantly growing longer. Just this month, he reportedly tried to hide 15 boxes of presidential papers, some of them marked “top secret,” by taking them to Mar-a-Lago. He also apparently used his personal cell phone to contact top allies in Congress during the January 6th attack – leaving no official record of White House calls, as required by law. [2] And of course, he recently made headlines for allegedly flushing White House documents down the toilet while in office. [3] If Attorney General Merrick Garland and the DOJ look the other way and decline to investigate all of these serious allegations – they’ll tacitly give Trump and future presidents a green light to abuse their power and violate this country’s bedrock principles. Much of the DOJ’s work is done behind closed doors – so there may be efforts underway that the public doesn’t know about yet. But whether or not this is the case, Garland needs to hear that we’re counting on the DOJ to protect our democracy from Trump’s authoritarian agenda. If you agree that the DOJ must investigate Donald Trump’s alleged criminal conduct, add your name today. 1) https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/594242-press-time-for-merrick-garland-to-flush-donald-trump 2) https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/10/us/politics/jan-6-trump-calls.html 3) https://www.axios.com/maggie-haberman-book-trump-papers-2d59d593-8b89-4edd-8623-8ef709af524f.html
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  • Release Afghan assets to avert a famine!
    Afghanistan is facing an economic crisis that has plunged millions into starvation and poverty. Ninety five percent of Afghans are unable to get enough food, and nine million of them risk starvation in the near future. But rather than helping, the Biden administration is making matters far worse. The United States froze financial assets the previous government of Afghanistan kept in the US. Despite widespread calls to return it, the White House just issued an executive order keeping it out of Afghanistan's hands. As a result, Afghanistan's financial system is in crisis as ordinary people and businesses are unable to access their savings. That makes it harder to buy basic necessities, and a famine is now looming. It doesn't have to be this way.
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  • It's Time to Enfranchise U.S. Territorial Residents
    America’s history is one drenched in immense hypocrisy that persists today and is exemplified by the inability of these territorial residents to cast a ballot. How can the United States continue to champion its superior democratic principles when approximately four million of its citizens don’t even exercise the right to vote for who governs them? Furthermore, these territories provide enormous sums of taxes, strong military bases, and high rates of loyal American soldiers. It is crucial that they are given the right to vote in order to eliminate the current limitations of true democracy and allow them full protection under the constitution.
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  • It’s Time For The Wealthiest Americans To Pay Their Fair Share
    This is important because the United States promotes itself as a democratic country filled with opportunity, and changing the way the nation taxes its wealthiest members will limit their excess of power and redistribute the wealth: allowing American society to live up to these expectations. We must promote legislation that will raise the tax rate for these individuals and elect officials who promise to do so in Congress and the Executive branch. Additionally, it is imperative that we bring attention to the billions of dollars in taxes the opulent are avoiding paying. By spreading awareness on this issue the American people can collectively demand change from our officials. We can also hope that the shame of their sins being publicly exposed will push the top one percent of Americans to start paying their fair share.
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  • Reform Greek Life
    The Greek Life system damages the self esteems of young women, subjects students to dangerous hazing, and promotes misogyny, usually expressed through sexual assault. Fraternities and sororities need to be held accountable for their actions, and education about these issues needs to be spread. Removing this institution is not the correct way to go about solving this issue, but rather reforming Greek Life will benefit the majority of students. This campaign is important in order to ensure the safety of college students across the nation!
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  • Stop the banning of books: Florida State Legislature
    The current push for book bans is the strongest that it’s been in decades, with attempts to stop students from learning about the Holocaust, slavery, gender and sexuality, and more. Schools should allow a curriculum that educates students on our collective histories and allows them to learn about resilience and empathy. In a state that often touts freedom, there is no freedom of speech, when books are now being censored after years of already being taught in Florida schools. School environments should be inclusive to all students and give them the opportunity to read stories that reflect their interests and identities. Students, teachers, and communities across the country are facing similar right-wing attempts to censor what’s taught in schools, but we are not powerless. Together, we can take action to ensure schools and libraries have the ability to serve everyone so that we can learn from our diversity, history, and culture, and work to create an inclusive future where everyone can thrive.
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  • Stop the ban of books: Illinois state legislature
    The current push for book bans is the strongest that it’s been in decades, with attempts to stop students from learning about the Holocaust, slavery, gender and sexuality, and more. Schools should allow a curriculum that educates students on our collective histories and allows them to learn about resilience and empathy. School environments should be inclusive to all students and give them the opportunity to read stories that reflect their interests and identities. Students, teachers, and communities across the country are facing similar right-wing attempts to censor what’s taught in schools, but we are not powerless. Together, we can take action to ensure schools and libraries have the ability to serve everyone, so that we can learn from our diversity, history, and culture, and work to create an inclusive future where everyone can thrive.
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  • Stop the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill
    My name is Jaime. I’m a mom and teacher in Florida. My husband and I have three amazing children— our youngest is transgender. Our family is one of many with a personal stake in stopping the discriminatory “Don’t Say Gay” (HB 1557/SB 1834) bill currently working its way through the Florida legislature because our daughter identifies as a girl even though she was mistakenly assigned male at birth. Because of how she chooses to express her authentic self, our daughter has been bullied at school. We fear the passage of a bill to ban any discussion of children’s LGBTQ+ identity will hurt kids and limit schools’ ability to foster an overall environment of compassion and kindness to all. Right now, politicians in FL are proposing a bill that would BAN some educators from teaching about LGBTQ+ people. This bill would make it illegal for any elementary school staffer—including teachers and school counselors—to talk about LGBTQ+ people. They would be barred from talking about how kids express their gender identity, or the fact that some kids have two dads or two moms. And if a child confides in their teacher or counselor about their own identity, that staff member would be required to disclose that to their parents, even if there were concerns about potential abuse. Sadly, a third of all LGBTQ+ youth report being physically abused by parents due to their identity. Requiring staff to tell parents puts children at a huge and unacceptable risk of violence. Sign the petition now and tell FL legislators and the governor to oppose this dangerous bill. Thank you.
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