Today marks two-years since the shooting at that took the lives of 49 people celebrating Latin Night during . Join and others by using to share how you are challenging anti- harassment, discrimination, and violence.
Today’s action is focused on the manipulation of a questionaire from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that particularly addresses the needs of #LGBTQ youth.
Currently, they must ask if children left home because of “family conflict related to child’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”
Trump’s HHS would like to “streamline” their data reporting requirements, and “reduce burden on title IV-E agencies, by allowing them to stop asking this question. They would like to downgrade the information chain for Native American children as well, which tribes are fighting back with letters in the comments section describing how the placing of Indian children in foster care is both a failure to follow the rule of law and to protect children from identified and preventable harm. Continue reading “Stand Indivisible with our LGBTQ youth. Deadline to help them is tomorrow, June 13th.”
Between 12:00 pm and 2:00, there will be a peaceful community gathering at Plaza Park to commemorate the anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, and to educate ourselves and discuss how gun violence affects the LGBTQ+ community and other minority communities. All are welcome!
Facebook event listing here for more information.
In the spirit of “information, then action”, Indivisible Ventura, Indivisible Ojai Valley and others will be there to register voters for the November election.
Good News for Women!
Time Magazine chose the women brave enough to stand up to their harrassers as “Person of the Year” over the man accused of being a harrasser himself. Which is great!
However, as we learn more about the #MeToo movement, it is disappointing to learn that the actual original author, Tarana Burke, who started it as part of her work with young harrassment and assault survivors more than ten years ago, wasn’t included on the cover. Our thanks and congratulations to her.
Continue reading “Sanity-Saving Good News – The #MeToo Edition”
The kids are alright!
(Editor’s note: I don’t remember doing anything like this as a kid. I’m in awe of these young people…)
College students take classes to learn how to be philanthropists. We can also learn on-line, thanks to Warren Buffett’s sister.
“No Spencer, no KKK, no fascist USA.” University of Michigan students practiced the art of peaceful protest when Richard Spencer requested to speak on campus. (Hey, Ivanka, this is how you use the word “complicit“!) Meanwhile, 26 European countries have simply banned him.
These DACA/Dreamers went far beyond a simple march with signs in support of Dreamers.
Continue reading “Sanity-Saving Good News – “History of Resistance” – Edition”
Lego welcomes the women of NASA.
The kids are alright.
First, let’s talk about this 11 year-old girl who’s been worried about the Flint water situation since she’s been 9. Along with playing piano, swimming, fencing and taking dance lessons, she has invented the cheapest, most effective test for lead in water and won “America’s Top Young Scientist”. God, what was I doing when I was 11?
Then there’s Ames Mayfield, who in 14 years or so, will be running for office. Put in on your calendars now.
Continue reading “This Week in Sanity-saving Good News – “The Kids are Alright” Edition…”
Minimum script: I’m calling Senator [___] to urge her/him/them to vote NO on far-right, homophobic, and transphobic Jeff Mateer for a lifetime seat on the Federal bench.
Call Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
AND Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
More Info: Continue reading “NO on anti-LGBTQ Jeff Mateer for a Lifetime Seat on the Federal Bench”