• The Maxx Entertainment Center
    Support local business. The local Arts and music community. Allow people to continue to enjoy life and come together as a community through music.
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    Created by Sarah Langlais
  • Fight to take back our reproductive freedom!
    On top of protecting the reproductive freedoms of every person in Alabama, there's a moral duty to ensure that reproductive access continues across the United States, and this decision will not stay in a bubble. Over and over, we have seen conservative state legislatures copycat one another’s reproductive health care policies. The outcome from this case will affect fertility treatments and reproductive health care across the country. Your personal beliefs are your own, but using your own individual ideological beliefs to limit the medical care and bodily autonomy for all is unacceptable. This decision is based in an ideological and unscientific definition of personhood, and it will have long-term impacts if we do not fight back and reverse it soon.
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  • Protect IVF
    The Alabama Supreme Court effectively banned in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the state, by asserting rights and protections to fertilized eggs. This is the latest in the ongoing assault to control people's bodies—the kind of dystopian vision that naturally extended from the conservative Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe and decimate abortion rights in our country. The Alabama chief justice's concurring opinion—explicitly invoking God—makes clear that this isn't about protecting our freedoms or our health but about imposing an extreme Christian nationalist vision on our country. As many abortion care advocates warned after the Dobbs decision, the attacks wouldn't end there. Now, people undergoing IVF in Alabama don't know if they can continue. The University of Alabama has stopped IVF treatment. And the ripple effects will be felt around the country as other states will race to push "personhood" laws that give more rights and protections to eggs than to the people forced to carry pregnancies. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Patti Murray already have a solution to this issue: the Right to Build Families Act, which would protect your freedom to use reproductive technologies and the rights of providers to assist you. It's time for Congress to act and ensure that people have the right to form families how and when they wish. Congress should go further and declare that, no, eggs are not children, and no state "personhood" laws should impose new bans on our bodies. And ultimately, Congress must codify the right to abortion care into law and invest in policies that expand access to all forms of reproductive health care to all who need it. Photograph: Google Maps
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    Created by Justin Krebs
  • Justice for Nex! We demand an investigation NOW!
    Nex had been bullied for months after Gov. Stitt made it mandatory by law for Oklahoma public school students to use only bathrooms that match their sex assigned at birth. Stitt's administration recently appointed Chaya Raichik—a right-wing activist known for targeting LGBTQ+ teachers—to the Library Media Advisory Committee of the state Department of Education, even after she targeted Nex's school district last year after a teacher voiced their support for the LGBTQ+ community. We cannot allow these disgusting and violent policies and rhetoric to continue anywhere in the United States. Elected officials hold so much power with their words, actions and legislation. Every year that conservatives are allowed to throw temper tantrums about the advancement of civil rights, the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people, particularly trans and nonbinary people, deteriorates. We must hold elected officials and Republicans accountable for their transphobic, homophobic, and violent rhetoric. School officials completely and totally failed Nex. And the blame lies not just with them but also with Gov. Stitt and his cruel administration. LGBTQ+ and gender-diverse students deserve to learn without fear of bullying, harassment, or violence. They deserve to love and be loved for who they are. And they deserve to live long, full lives. Nex was robbed of their future, and their family, friends, and community will spend the rest of their lives grieving what was taken. In Nex's memory, we have to fight to make sure that the bullying, violence, and hate that killed Nex, as well as the negligence that followed, do not happen to any other LGBTQ+ or gender-diverse child in Oklahoma or anywhere in the United States. Will you take action now and sign the petition? #JusticeForNex
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  • Accept John Oliver’s offer and get off the Supreme Court!
    Ever since his confirmation hearings more than 30 years ago, the public has questioned Thomas's ethics and behavior. His abuse of power, his conflicts of interest, and his secrecy about his financial and political ties make him unfit to serve. Back in 2000, Justice Thomas complained about his salary—at the time it was $173,000—and implied he might leave the Supreme Court. And that’s when the gifts started rolling in. 38 vacations 26 private jet flights 8 flights by helicopter 12 VIP passes to sport events Luxury vacations in Florida and Jamaica And that’s just what was undisclosed. The value of the gifts he has received from Harlan Crow—who paid for Thomas’ vacations, his mother’s house, and nephew’s tuition—and other mega donors over the years is in the millions. He even accepted a loan from a healthcare executive to purchase a luxury RV, and then had a significant portion of that loan forgiven. Meanwhile, Thomas ruled against student debt relief for everyday Americans. Thomas has abused his position—from refusing to recuse himself from cases regarding his wife's involvement in the attempt to overturn the 2020 election to crusading on behalf of his right-wing allies to overturn abortion access and so much more. But since he refuses to resign, and Congress lags on impeachment, the late night host John Oliver has found a third option. $1M annually if Thomas resigns from the Supreme Court and a $2.4M tour bus. Thomas has 30 days to accept the offer—as he has accepted countless other gifts from wealthy donors. Tell Thomas to accept John Oliver’s offer and step down from the Supreme Court!
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  • Stop the racism and gatekeeping! Play Beyoncé’s new country songs on your radio stations NOW!
    Country music is Black history. Country music, like many, many other genres, was invented by Black people, but racism, gatekeeping, whitewashing, and erasure in country music actively prevents Black artists from getting credit and being celebrated for their work. But this is not new. The latest? Beyoncé dropped two new country singles “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages,” and it wasn’t long before the racism, revisionist history, and gatekeeping began. First, Apple Music categorized the songs in the “Pop music” category when the songs are clearly country. And when fans started requesting Beyoncé’s new songs at their local country stations, many of their requests were rejected. One station, KYKC, even responded to a fan’s request saying “We do not play Beyonce on KYKC as we are a country music station." The country music industry must finally reckon with its own racism and anti-Blackness, celebrate the roots of country in Black history, and celebrate Black artists reclaiming a genre they birthed. A study discovered that out of 11,000+ songs played on country radio from 2002 to 2020, only 3% of those were from Black and brown artists, and of that 3%, only ⅓ were from Black and brown women. That means that Black and brown women represented only 0.001% of songs played by country radio over the course of 18 years. It’s outrageous, but unfortunately, unsurprising. This has to end NOW. The banjo, one of the central instruments in country music, originated in Africa and was brought to the United States by enslaved African people. White people then appropriated the banjo and began using it for minstrel shows, where they would wear Blackface and mock Black people and Black culture. It's disgusting and dehumanizing. This led to the rise of hillbilly music as a marketing category, which became associated with a white, rural, Southern audience. That’s when “race records” were created to segregate Black people out of the genre that they created, and music executives refused to let Black folks record songs that they deemed to be “hillbilly,” purposefully white-washing the genre even further. This history of country music shows how Jim Crow segregation harmed Black country music artists then, and still harms them today. Black music artists like Beyoncé are reclaiming country, a genre that was theirs to begin with. And we need to be in solidarity with them and challenge the status quo to pave the way for Black people to get a seat at a table that they created. We can’t sit idly by and watch this continue. Getting the country music industry---from radio stations to awards to other prominent artists---to honor Beyoncé’s new songs as country is just one small step to bringing about change. But with Beyoncé being the biggest artist in the world, this is an opportunity for us to keep pushing, educating, and fighting for change, and the impacts of our advocacy will pave the way for other Black country artists for generations to come. Will you take action now and sign the petition?
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  • CMT & CMA: Invite Beyoncé to perform at this year’s awards!
    Country music is Black history. Country music, like many, many other genres, was invented by Black people, but racism, gatekeeping, whitewashing, and erasure in country music actively prevents Black artists from getting credit and being celebrated for their work. But this is not new. The latest? Beyoncé dropped two new country singles “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages,” and it wasn’t long before the racism, revisionist history, and gatekeeping began. First, Apple Music categorized the songs in the “Pop music” category when the songs are clearly country. And when fans started requesting Beyoncé’s new songs at their local country stations, many of their requests were rejected. One station, KYKC, even responded to a fan’s request saying “We do not play Beyonce on KYKC as we are a country music station." The country music industry must finally reckon with its own racism and anti-Blackness, celebrate the roots of country in Black history, and celebrate Black artists reclaiming a genre they birthed. A study discovered that out of 11,000+ songs played on country radio from 2002 to 2020, only 3% of those were from Black and brown artists, and of that 3%, only ⅓ were from Black and brown women. That means that Black and brown women represented only 0.001% of songs played by country radio over the course of 18 years. It’s outrageous, but unfortunately, unsurprising. This has to end NOW. In 2016, Beyoncé performed at the CMA awards and invited The Chicks to join her on stage to sing “Daddy Lessons.” The incredible performance was met with backlash from racist conservatives who said Beyoncé wasn’t “country enough” and didn’t belong. They felt the need to “protect” the genre from artists like Beyoncé (who has always been country). The day after the performance, fans noticed that there was no mention of Beyoncé, The Chicks, or their rendition of “Daddy Lessons” on the CMA website or social accounts, despite posting other performances from the night before, which made it seem like they were caving to the backlash from racist conservatives. Around 4:35 p.m after fans called them out, they finally shared the performance on its page. The CMA has a chance to make this right. Will you sign the petition to demand that they invite Beyoncé to perform at this year’s awards? The banjo, one of the central instruments in country music, originated in Africa and was brought to the United States by enslaved African people. White people then appropriated the banjo and began using it for minstrel shows, where they would wear Blackface and mock Black people and Black culture. It's disgusting and dehumanizing. This led to the rise of hillbilly music as a marketing category, which became associated with a white, rural, Southern audience. That’s when “race records” were created to segregate Black people out of the genre that they created, and music executives refused to let Black folks record songs that they deemed to be “hillbilly,” purposefully white-washing the genre even further. This history of country music shows how Jim Crow segregation harmed Black country music artists then, and still harms them today. Black music artists like Beyoncé are reclaiming country, a genre that was theirs to begin with. And we need to be in solidarity with them and challenge the status quo to pave the way for Black people to get a seat at a table that they created. We can’t sit idly by and watch this continue. Getting the country music industry---from radio stations to awards to other prominent artists---to honor Beyoncé’s new songs as country is just one small step to bringing about change. But with Beyoncé being the biggest artist in the world, this is an opportunity for us to keep pushing, educating, and fighting for change, and the impacts of our advocacy will pave the way for other Black country artists for generations to come. Will you take action now and sign the petition?
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  • Make an LGBTQ+ season of "The Bachelor" franchise!
    Regardless of how you feel about the franchise, "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" have a tremendous amount of reach. The Season 28 premiere of "The Bachelor" this year had more than 6 MILLION viewers across the week of the premiere. LGBTQ+ viewers deserve to see themselves in the media and television, and in a time when threats to LGBTQ+ communities and rights, having visibility is as important as ever. And there has already been a precedent set and a roadmap. In 2021, "The Bachelorette Australia" made history casting Brooke Blurton, its first openly bisexual Indigenous lead, who dated people of all genders on the show. And in the U.S. franchise in 2019, "Bachelor in Paradise" featured Demi Burnett, who proposed to her then-girlfriend Kristian Haggerty. Reality dating television has seen success with LGBTQ+ contestants. From "The Ultimatum: Queer Love" to MTV’s "Are You The One?," audiences are eager for more representation on screen. It's time for "The Bachelor" franchise take a step forward and cast an openly LGBTQ+ lead!
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  • Release Coyote vs. Acme, Batgirl, and other titles to the public domain!
    Warner Bros. Discovery received pushback when it announced it wasn’t releasing “Batgirl,” a film with a $90 million budget, and instead was writing off the loss—cementing that fans would never see the film, despite now basically paying for its production. And now the same thing is rumored to be happening to the finished “Coyote vs. Acme” film, which cost a whopping $70 million to create. This sets a concerning precedent for what one writer is calling the "era of disposable content." And it's not just disappointing to fans and the public when these finished films and television series are never released—it's a blow to all the creative talent involved in making it. Our government is responsible for regulating companies and protecting artists. They have a responsibility to intervene into the legality of these actions, and, in the meantime, require companies that receive money through these tax breaks to release the titles to the public domain.
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  • Treat migrant families with dignity and respect, NOT as political pawns
    More than 26,000 migrants have had their lives placed in limbo by the GOP, being chartered around the country as part of Governor Abbott’s political games. For months, migrants have been stranded at the Chicago O'Hare airport, after shelters quickly filled up and families and children were stuck. At one point, there were 800 migrants, including children, living in the airport. And they are not the only ones. More than 100 individuals and families were trapped in Logan Air[ort in Boston—sleeping on floors and using wet towels to keep clean. Other groups of migrants have been dropped off randomly near truck stops or Greyhound stations, with no context or information for where to go from there or communication with city officials for coordination or wrap-around services. These heartless antics are part of the GOP’s escalating anti-immigrant border fight, recently inhumanely installing wire at the U.S. border in Eagle Pass and installing a buoy wall that increases the risk of drowning. Republicans want to create a crisis at the border, create chaos, and stoke anti-immigrant hate in order to activate their far right base. This is unconscionable. Vulnerable people seeking safety and care should not be used by conservative politicians for political gain.
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  • Fight against cancer, not high prices: Lower Keytruda costs
    Being a cancer patient or having a family member with cancer is already a very difficult situation, besides the immense emotional pain, the cost of treatment can be a heavy burden. The consequences of increasing the price of Keytruda are alarming and for many families, unbearable.Many patients rely on this medication as their best hope for survival, and price hikes could place it out of reach for those who need it most. Price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry not only threatens the lives of vulnerable patients but also reflects a disturbing trend of prioritizing profits over human welfare. We cannot allow greed to dictate access to life-saving treatments. Lowering the price of Keytruda is not only a matter of fairness but a moral imperative to ensure that individuals battling cancer have the opportunity to receive the care they deserve without the already inevitable financial hardship.
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    Created by Valeria Trevino
  • Remove Morgan County Dog Warden
    Dog Wardens are not above the law, Goddard Law Made knowingly causing serious physical harm (including physical harm that carries an unnecessary or unjustifiable substantial risk of death) to a companion animal a 5th degree felony.The dog had a chance to live and Warden chose to end its life which warden knowingly caused death, knowing a rescue was taking the dog.Warden raither kill animals instead of placing them, rescue or adoption.This dog was not an aggressive dog.
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    Created by Lori Burns