• Support Workers Unionizing at Great Lakes Brewing Company
    1. Workers are proud to work at Great Lakes. The beers they craft are a Cleveland institution. The workers have made the success of Great Lakes possible and they must be treated with the respect and dignity all workers deserve. 2. Labor unions are the best way to ensure fair treatment and long term stability, for both employees and the company. 3. Great Lakes management must voluntarily recognize the union and not interfere with the worker’s right to collectively bargain. Cleveland is a union-friendly town that respects working families – not union-busters!
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  • Implement Teaching About Consent and Sexual Violence In The Education System
    Spreading awareness about sexual violence and teaching children about consent from a young age is important because it is simply not talked about enough. As stated before, 75% of people become a victim before the young age of 18. Many do not realize what has happened to them until years later because the topic is never discussed and is treated as taboo.
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  • Mayoral Nominee Eric Adams: We Need You to be a Climate Champion!
    Subway stations flooded when a fierce storm blows through town. Roadways turned into swamps. The threats of blackouts in record-breaking heat waves. These are conditions New Yorkers have experienced in the past few days—and it's only getting worse as our climate crisis intensifies. Climate change isn't some far-off threat. It's hurting New Yorkers now, and revealing the crumbling infrastructure our great city relies on. Yet, the Democratic nominee and likely next mayor, Eric Adams, has not fashioned himself a leader on climate and resiliency. While he has good ideas, they are buried in a laundry list of policies on his website. Preparing our city for climate catastrophes can't be a side project: It needs to be a central, driving vision of the next Mayor. And it's a real opportunity. A Green New Deal is an economic driver that would invest in union jobs and workforce development. Getting our city off of fossil fuels would make us a national and global leader. And many of the bold policies to meet this moment—from using our city's procurement power to force changes in national food systems to reimagining streets as public spaces in an effort to reduce reliance on cars—relate to issues that Adams has shown he personally cares deeply about. Adams has built a multi-racial, 5-borough, working- and middle-class coalition to secure the Democratic nomination. Now he has the opportunity and the duty to meld that coalition with a stirring vision for confronting the climate crisis. He can demonstrate that climate change is a working class issue (the images of flooded subways and roadways leave no doubt). But we need him to use his political capital now as the Democratic nominee to talk about a sustainable, resilient, greener New York every day, and to make sure bold plans for green infrastructure and getting New York off fossil fuels are central to his campaign if they are going to be prioritized in his administration.
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  • We must ACT Now for healthier communities!
    SIGN HERE to demand that the president, his Cabinet, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Schumer, and every member of Congress speak out and #ACTNow to invest and rebuild for a healthier community for all.
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  • CLEAN UP BLACK LAKE
    Black Lake's Kenneydell Beach has already experienced a temporary closure due to levels of fecal coliform bacteria 5x above safe levels. The County has been aware that stormwater runoff and failing septics have been degrading the water in the Lake for years, but still has done nothing to address these root causes. The County does not test beyond Kenneydell Beach and there has never been an environmental review of the entire Lake ecosystem which connects to the strategic groundwater reservation, Puget Sound and the Black River. If you're concerned about the deterioration of our water resources and natural areas, please urge the County Commissioners to take charge and take action.
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  • Pass the For the People Act & protect our planet
    Recently, a haunting image made its way around the Internet and shocked the world: thanks to an underwater pipeline that had burst, the Gulf of Mexico was actually on fire. This devastating event was a reminder to all of us that if our democracy can’t respond to the climate crisis -- we are sure to face horrific consequences. Nearly two-thirds of Americans agree with scientists that protecting the environment should be a top priority for the president and Congress. [1] And yet year after year, our elected officials fail to pass dozens of popular, common-sense reforms to combat the climate crisis. Why? Because those who prefer the status quo -- those who are willing to endanger our planet to protect their profits -- have an outsize say in our political process. That’s right: voter suppression tactics, campaign finance loopholes, and weak ethics laws ensure that politicians and their polluting corporate backers get to make the rules, not the American people. We all pay the price for that -- but especially communities of color, which not only are the primary target for anti-voter laws, but also face a disproportionate burden from the climate crisis. That’s not how our democracy should work. We’re calling on the Senate to pass the For the People Act -- a bill that’d strengthen disclosure laws so we know which candidates rely on fossil fuel money, make it possible to run for office without selling out to polluters, and give those communities targeted by environmental racism a meaningful voice in politics. But Mitch McConnell and his GOP allies have mounted a partisan blockade against the For the People Act, filibustering the bill in June. In this high-stakes moment, we must urge the Senate to abolish the filibuster -- and protect our planet by passing the For the People Act. 1) https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/04/21/how-americans-see-climate-change-and-the-environment-in-7-charts/
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  • Congress: Cancel the Failed F-35 Fighter Jet
    After 20 years and BILLIONS of dollars it still has NINE deficiencies so serious they could “cause death, severe injury, or severe occupational illness” to the pilots flying them. ENOUGH. From Los Angeles, CA to Burlington, VT, too many of us are struggling to recover and rebuild from the worst of the pandemic. Classrooms have no heat or AC, families go hungry to pay for prescription medicines, a massive climate crisis is coming straight for all of us because lawmakers say the solutions are too expensive — because lawmakers say the solutions are too expensive. One way we could save BILLIONS every year is obvious: Add your name to tell Congress to cancel the F-35 Failed Fighter Jet!
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  • Keep our parks and neighborhoods safe - Install a working fire hydrant on Benevides Ave
    Benny the Hydrant is doing his best to bring fire safety and awareness to the community. However, Benny is not functional and needs YOUR help to be replaced with a working hydrant. In the coming months, the City of Oakland and EBMUD are upgrading the water line down Benevides Avenue, however, they didn't add a provision for a fire hydrant. Adding one at this time would be extremely cost effective, would bring additional fire safety assets to the Oakland Fire Department, and would help reduce the risk of a dangerous fire spreading in the park and through a neighborhood on a dead-end street. In the event of a fire emergency, every second is critical to contain the fire as quickly as possible. Adding a hydrant would bring the area closer to being in compliance with the current Fire Safety Building Codes (A hydrant is required within 200 feet of the dead end street per 2019 CFC Appendix C, Table C102.1). Park-goers and residents deserve to have this critical infrastructure kept up with the current fire codes to keep us all safe and to protect our beautiful parks and trees. Add your name to the petition to protect our parks and trees, to bring additional fire safety assets to the neighborhood, and to help reduce the risk of a wildfire spreading through the canyon.
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  • Cruelty and Abuse in the Prison System
    The prison system is so messed up and we should take a stand to try and make things better. There are a lot of inmates dying behind prison walls and no one seems to really care about this issue. There are so many inmates that suffer from medical illnesses and they are being overlooked just because they are locked up. No one should have to go through this. A change needs to happen soon.
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  • No Police Unions at the Table!
    As a candidate, Joe Biden promised that he would take “real action” on police reform. But now, as President, he is consulting with police unions, arguably the biggest enemies of police accountability, reform, and justice. Even worse, the Biden administration is actually touting police unions’ support for their approach to police reform, welcoming police unions into the conversation, and reinforcing the false idea that police unions are reasonable actors who deserve a voice in conversations about police accountability. It’s dangerous and it needs to be called out—if the Biden administration is serious about change, they can’t afford to give police unions an opportunity to sabotage reform. Biden, in his first address as President-elect, said this: "The African American community stood up again for me. You’ve always had my back, and I’ll have yours." As millions of protesting Americans—especially Black Americans—have shown, police accountability is an incredibly urgent issue, one that will remain a top priority until real reform is passed. But as long as police unions are taken seriously in any policymaking, any such reform will stay impossible. Police unions are a dangerous obstacle to achieving even the most basic progress. We’re urging the Biden administration to do the right thing: publicly denounce the role that police unions have played in stifling efforts for accountability and commit to not giving them a seat at the table as the issue of police reform is negotiated and pursued.
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  • Let Sha'Carri Run!
    Sha’Carri Richardson is one of the fastest athletes in the world—and would have a real chance of winning the 100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympics this month. However, due to an outdated and arbitrarily enforced rule around marijuana, she's now going to be kept from competing on the world stage. In no world is marijuana a performance-enhancing drug for runners, and in more places in the United States and around the world, marijuana use is legal. The United States Anti-Doping Agency should drop their penalty and allow Richardson to compete! There are many reasons to have rules against performance-enhancing drugs, but this one is absurd. The imposition of a penalty against a world-class Black, queer, woman athlete is powerfully and infuriatingly reminiscent of the way drug laws are regularly applied in the United States. Recreational marijuana use has been de facto legal for upper-middle-class white people for years—something more states are recognizing as they legalize marijuana for all people and consider how to repair the damage done to Black and brown communities by decades of the "war on drugs." The world is coming together for a Summer Olympics postponed by a global pandemic, and we deserve to see the best athletes in fair, open competition. That includes Sha'Carri Richardson, whose one-month penalty is excessively punitive for an irrational, outdated rule. Let Sha'Carri run!
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  • Appoint a fifth FCC commissioner and restore net neutrality!
    The fate of the open internet is in the hands of two Trump appointees -- unless Joe Biden acts now. Ajit Pai, who as Federal Communications Commission chair under Donald Trump led the repeal of net neutrality, resigned from the FCC when Joe Biden became president. Nearly half a year later, the fifth FCC seat remains empty. Meanwhile, two of Trump's appointees are still on the FCC. With a 2-2 deadlock, they can continue to block key priorities until the vacancy is filled. In order to reinstate net neutrality and protect internet users from corporate control, we need President Biden to fill the fifth seat.
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