Fox-masked campaigners submit 1 million petition signatures to No 10, calling for a UK fur sales ban ahead of Parliament’s 10 Minute Rule Bill

By Humane Society International

HSI London—CEOs and Directors from five of the UK’s largest animal protection organisations gathered today with campaigners in geometric fox masks at the gates of No 10 Downing street to submit 1 million petition signatures to the Prime Minister, calling …

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Members of Congress Press FTC to Investigate Costco’s Animal Welfare Claims

By Mercy for Animals

WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, Mercy For Animals announced that Reps. Haley Stevens (MI-11) and Veronica Escobar (TX-16) sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission’s acting chair, Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, asking the FTC to investigate possible false advertising in …

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Grants allow Monadnock Humane to Expand Animal Safety Net Program

By RedRover

The Monadnock Humane Society plans to expand on-site housing for animals that are pets of victims of domestic abuse. Grants of $50,000 and $20,000 from Greater Good Charities and Red-Rover, respectively, will allow the humane society to expand its Animal …

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Support Animals, Spot Celebs, and More at Mercy For Animals’ First Virtual Gala

By Mercy for Animals

You’re invited to the Mercy For Animals Hope Gala—our very first virtual gala! We will celebrate 22 years of working to create a compassionate food system with a one-of-a-kind experience. The Mercy For Animals Hope Gala will take place on …

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Overwhelming Support in the European Parliament for Initiative to End Cages

By Animal Equality International

WHAT IS “END THE CAGE AGE?”: The “End The Cage Age” European Citizen’s Initiative calls on the European Union (EU) to phase out the use of cages on farms. Today’s public hearing was a milestone for the initiative, ahead of …

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How you can help save Ralph

By Humane Society International

Andy Gent. What happens when an all-star director, puppeteer, cast and crew join forces with a global leader in the animal protection movement? Meet Ralph, a stop-motion animated rabbit who is the new spokesbunny for Humane Society International’s fight to …

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A Safe Escape for Lisa and Cooper

By RedRover

After escaping her abuser, Lisa* sought refuge at a domestic violence shelter with her son and their 29-pound poodle mix named Cooper* — only to be told that Cooper could not stay in the shelter with them. Stressed and unsure …

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Monadnock’s Animal Safety Net Program Expands

By RedRover

Grants Enable Animal Shelter to Welcome More Animal Victims of Domestic Violence Swanzey, New Hampshire (April 15-19) – We’re pleased to announce that $70,000 in grants provided by Greater Good Charities ($50,000) and RedRover ($20,000) will allow Monadnock Humane Society …

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A ‘Public Nuisance’ for Humans, Hell for Animals: PETA Sues Pymatuning Deer Park

By PETA

This morning, PETA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Pymatuning Deer Park in Jamestown, Pennsylvania. The suit alleges that this notorious roadside zoo’s mistreatment of …

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WHO Calls for a Ban on Sale of Live Wild Mammals for Consumption

By Animal Equality International

THE RECOMMENDATION: The WHO published a guide in which they acknowledge the significant risks involved in allowing the sale and slaughter of live animals at food markets, a move that Animal Equality has been pushing for since the beginning of …

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PROGRESS: New Zealand to Ban Live Animal Exports

By Animal Equality International

“At the heart of our decision is maintaining New Zealand’s reputation for high standards of animal welfare,” he said. WHAT IS LIVE ANIMAL TRANSPORT?: “Live animal transport”, also known as “live animal exports,” is a horrific practice in which animals …

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World Health Organization and others recommend countries to urgently suspend trade in wild mammals and close food markets selling wild mammals

By Humane Society International

Trevor Mogg/Alamy Stock photo WASHINGTION—Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO), World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released a guidance urging governments around the world to take immediate action to reduce the risk …

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Info on immigrant, tenant aid

By Make the Road New York

New websites designed to help tenants and unauthorized immigrants access the benefits they were granted in the state budget have been set up by advocacy group Make the Road New York. The sites are in English and Spanish,at excludedworkersny.org, trabajadoresny.org, rentreliefny.org & inquilinosny.org. …

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Non Profit Launches Guide to Help Undocumented Immigrants Tap Into Excluded Workers Fund

By Make the Road New York

A local nonprofit has launched a bilingual resource guide on the state’s recently passed “Excluded Workers Fund” for undocumented immigrants who have lost work due to the pandemic. Make the Road NY has created a website to help residents who qualify for …

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Justice for Excluded Workers

By Make the Road New York

The approval this week of the nation’s first-ever Excluded Workers Fund is a bold statement that New York recognizes the humanity in everyone, and that we must secure the basic necessities of all people during a global pandemic. It also …

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$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift

By Make the Road New York

But Democratic supporters called the effort a moral imperative and pointed to substantial relief for small businesses included in this year’s state budget — $1 billion in grants and tax credits — on top of stimulus money that has poured …

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My hunger strike worked: An excluded worker expresses relief

By Make the Road New York

A year ago, I lost my job, my apartment and my brother to COVID-19. Since the pandemic hit, I have been struggling to survive, rationing out my savings to buy basic necessities like hand sanitizer or a roll of toilet …

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$2.1 billion for undocumented immigrants in New York sees them finally get the COVID relief they deserve

By Make the Road New York

Following a year-long fight that culminated in a 23-day hunger strike led by Make The Road NY, state leaders agreed on a deal that includes a $2.1 billion fund for excluded workers — the first of its kind in the …

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Trabajadores inmigrantes y aliados celebran ‘victoria’ por Fondo de Ayuda

By Make the Road New York

Trabajadores inmigrantes, activistas y legisladores locales que los apoyan celebraron el miércoles la inclusión en el presupuesto estatal del Fondo de Ayuda a los trabajadores excluidos de 2 Mil 100 millones de dólares. Mediante este fondo, algunos trabajadores indocumentados podrán …

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Fondos del presupuesto fiscal de NY beneficiarán a los inmigrantes indocumentados: cómo funciona

By Make the Road New York

El presupuesto para el año fiscal 2022 aprobado por Nueva York dará parte de los fondos para los trabajadores que han sido excluidos de las ayudas federales; una noticia que beneficiará a los inmigrantes indocumentados del estado. Esto se debe a …

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Immigrant Workers and Advocates Call for Federal Whistleblower Protections to Address Employer Retaliation

By National Day Laborer Organizing Network

Live stream of EventPhotos (credit Arriba Las Vegas Worker Center) LAS VEGAS, NV — On Monday, April 5th, dozens of workers and worker advocates gathered to protest the rampant abuses of Unforgettable Coatings Inc., and call on the US Department …

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Cuomo Pushes Burdensome Requirements for Undocumented Workers Fund

By Make the Road New York

An undocumented workers fund. A measure currently planned for New York’s next budget would provide more than $2 billion in cash assistance for New Yorkers who have been ineligible for federal relief payments during the pandemic, including many farm workers, …

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NDLON Response to Gov Newsom Appointment of Rob Bonta to California Attorney General

By National Day Laborer Organizing Network

For Immediate Release // Please Excuse Cross PostingWednesday, March 14th, 2021Contact: Viridiana Vidal, vvidal@ndlon.org In response to news that Governor Gavin Newsom has named Rob Bonta for California Attorney General, NDLON Campaign Director Salvador G Sarmiento made the following statement: …

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CBE Statement of Solidarity with Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities

By Communities For A Better Environment

(Read Full Statement) March 19th, 2021  Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) condemns all forms of xenophobia, anti-Asian racism, and anti-Blackness.  Whether violence takes the form of environmental injustice, state-sanctioned divestment, or state-sanctioned terror, we reprehend these harms that stem from white supremacy and capitalism.    We condemn …

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Sara Pizzi’s Journey: How She Found Home Through Dance

By New Women New Yorkers

A graduate from LEAD, NWNY’s free workforce development program, told NWNY about her professional and personal growth as an immigrant woman, in which New York City played a fundamental role. <img data-attachment-id="10172" data-permalink="https://www.nywomenimmigrants.org/sara-pizzis-journey-how-she-found-home-through-dance/http-dezsantana-com-2/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.nywomenimmigrants.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/ZED_5461.jpg?fit=1361%2C2046&ssl=1" data-orig-size="1361,2046" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"\u00a9 https:\/\/facebook.com\/dezsanta","camera":"NIKON Z 6_2","caption":"\u00a9 …

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Deb Haaland’s top priorities for Interior Department: climate change and environmental justice

By Emerge America

Having an Interior Secretary who is willing to listen to the environmental concerns of the nation’s tribes is crucial for those who are already working on the ground to clean up Indigenous lands contaminated by uranium mining, said Dariel Yazzie, …

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Financial Literacy Insights with Guardian Life

By New Women New Yorkers

In preparation for April’s Financial Literacy Sessions on Retirement Planning and Investing Basics, here is a recap of the key financial concepts we have learned so far. In March, NWNY hosted two Financial Literacy Sessions on Consumer Credit and on …

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Michelle Truong

By Global Fund for Women

Michelle Truong (she/her) is a researcher and evaluator who is passionate about working in partnership with activists and movements to advance social justice and human rights worldwide. Prior to joining Global Fund for Women as Learning and Evaluation Officer in …

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How I Have Built My Community in New York City

By New Women New Yorkers

A personal experience in building a community in New York City, written by a Russian immigrant. October 8, 2017. My plane landed at JFK airport. It was a hot fall evening. The only thing I had was a touristic backpack …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Applauds FDA’s Decision to Halt Harmful Restriction on Medication Abortion Care During Pandemic

By Naral Pro Choice America Foundation

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 13, 2021Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org Washington, DC — Last night, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that the FDA will suspend enforcement of a restriction that forced …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Condemns Iowa State Senate for Passing Anti-Choice Constitutional Amendment

By Naral Pro Choice America Foundation

Iowa — Yesterday, anti-choice lawmakers in the Iowa State Senate passed an extreme bill that would amend the Iowa state constitution in order to restrict access to abortion and send the issue to voters as early as 2024. The bill …

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NCAVP mourns the death of Aidelen Evans, a 24-year-old Black transgender woman in Port Arthur, TX

By NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

NCAVP mourns the death of Aidelen Evans, a 24-year-old Black transgender woman who was found dead in a canal in Port Arthur, TX on March 18th. Aidelen’s body was discovered by police, who are now performing a second autopsy by …

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SisterReach and NARAL Pro-Choice America Launch New Videos Highlighting Strong Support for Reproductive Freedom Among People of Faith

By Naral Pro Choice America Foundation

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 5, 2021Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org Washington, DC — Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America and SisterReach launched two videos, in both English and Spanish, demonstrating the fact that a majority of people across faiths and religions support reproductive freedom. …

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NCAVP mourns the death of Rayanna Pardo, a 26-year-old Latinx transgender woman in Los Angeles

By NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project

NCAVP mourns the death of Rayanna Pardo, a 26-year-old Latinx transgender woman who was fatally struck by a car in Los Angeles on March 17th. Security footage reveals Rayanna was running from a group of harassers, forcing her into oncoming …

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NEW: Introducing a brand new Learning Community!

By True Colors United

Same Learning Community, New Look! Because learning should be user-friendly. Over the past 5 years, over 6,000 individuals have accessed our online learning community to take a variety of courses or download our toolkits. These folks have engaged in community-wide …

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Reclaiming Technology and Innovation to Support Feminist Organizing Globally: Global Fund for Women’s Work with the United Nation’s Generation Equality Forum

By Global Fund for Women

Global Fund for Women is proud to be playing a leadership role in the United Nation’s Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Technology and Innovation. The United Nations is organizing Generation Equality in 2021 as a global rallying point to catalyze new and better investments and commitments toward gender equality. Inclusive …

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Coalition Testifies on Homeless Students

By Coalition On Homelessness

Posted on April 20, 2021 by Jacquelyn Simone On Friday, April 16th, the Coalition for the Homeless and The Legal Aid Society submitted testimony to the New York City Council’s Committees on Education and General Welfare regarding youth sleeping in …

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Reinstating Fair Housing Rules: A Win for Housing Access

By National Alliance to End Homelessness

The Biden Administration recently moved to reinstate two key fair housing rules that had been gutted under the former administration.   The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is looking to restore the disparate impact rule, a legal standard in housing cases that weigh discriminatory effects regardless of intent, and the 2015 affirmatively furthering fair housing rule (AFFH) meant to guide local jurisdictions on compliance with …

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Stop stigmatizing homeless New Yorkers

By Coalition On Homelessness

Home  News  Stop stigmatizing homeless New Y… NY Daily NewsMonday, April 19, 2021 If there is one thing we have learned over the past four decades, it is that New York City cannot police its way out of …

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CaRLA Grows with Greg Magofña and Luis Villa

By California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education

CaRLA is excited to announce that, much like California, our team is growing with the addition of Greg Magofña and Luis Villa. Greg Magofña, Director of Development and Outreach Greg Magofña joins us as our new Director of Development and …

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Maryland Could Be the First State to Provide Lawyers for Tenants Facing Eviction

By The Appeal

A bill passed by the state legislature, but yet to be enacted, would offer access to counsel for low-income renters. This week, on the last day of Maryland’s legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill that would provide access to counsel …

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Busy Fullerton Navigation Center switches back to homeless shelter

By Illumination Foundation

By Theresa Walker [email protected] The coronavirus pandemic prevented any special event in August to mark the opening of the 150-bed Fullerton Recuperative Care and Navigation Center. It had to operate at reduced capacity in the beginning because of health and …

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Recipients Identified for Gordon Wayne Campaign Fund Grants

By National Alliance to End Homelessness

The Alliance is excited to announce that, together with Boston College student and homelessness advocate Gordon Wayne, it has identified and provided grants to five organizations working to support homeless and at-risk families. These funds will be used to prevent homelessness for vulnerable families, and re-house …

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Denver City Council Members Propose a Way to Keep Tenants in Their Homes

By The Appeal

A new proposal would make Denver the latest major city to provide legal defense for residents facing evictions. For months, two Denver City Council members—Amanda Sawyer and Candi CdeBaca—have been working on a plan to stem the coming glut of …

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Navigation Center/Recuperative Care for Homeless Reopens

By Illumination Foundation

The facility is located in a 15,700-square-foot former commercial building near the Fullerton airport and is able to house up to 90 adults experiencing homelessness, with an additional 60 beds for adults in need of recuperative care as they recover …

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Navigation Center for Homeless Opens in Fullerton

By Illumination Foundation

A 15,700-square-foot homeless shelter in Fullerton with the capacity to house up to 90 adults is now open. The Navigation Center, at 3535 W. Commonwealth Ave., held a grand opening ceremony April 8. It has an additional 60 beds for adults recovering from surgery and other critical …

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What New York City’s Next Mayor Can Do to Solve the Homelessness Crisis

By The Appeal

Creating a commission and a new deputy mayor of housing will give directly impacted people a much-needed voice in government—and help ensure a right to housing for all. When New York City lawmakers talk about homelessness, it is clear that …

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San Antonio’s Response to Homelessness Is Broken. It’s Time to Put Housing First

By The Appeal

Shelters are not meeting people’s needs, and the city is clearing encampments, says City Councilmember Roberto Treviño. When I drive up to my field office each morning at 8:00 a.m., I often see over a dozen people who have taken …

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SRA Alum on Staff: Dariana Zermeno

By Students Rising Above

SRA is celebrating our SRA Alums who are now on staff!  Hear from SRA Alum and Advisor Dariana Zermeno. Dariana is from Richmond, California, a 2014 SRA Alumna, and a graduate of UC Merced where she earned a B.A. degree …

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Answers to Common Questions about Immigrants’ Access to the COVID-19 Vaccines (The Torch)

By National Immigration Law Center

THE TORCH: CONTENTSBy Ben D’Avanzo, Katherine Lundie, and Gabrielle LessardAPRIL 12, 2021 People in immigrant communities and advocates have expressed concern about barriers that many people face when attempting to access COVID-19 vaccines. These barriers frequently are related to the …

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A Huge Thank You to All the Amazing Local Businesses and Organizations Supporting Casa During the Storm and Amplify Austin

By Casa Marianella

Here at Casa Marianella, we are overwhelmed with gratitude by all the recent support from businesses and organizations here in ATX, especially during the storm and Amplify Austin. Words cannot express our appreciation, but here’s our attempt to give you …

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SRA Alum on Staff: Javier Magana

By Students Rising Above

SRA is celebrating our SRA Alums who are now on staff!  First in this series, hear from SRA Alum and Advisor Javier Magana. Javier is a Students Rising Above Alum from the Class of 2010. He attended Colgate University and …

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SRA Partnership Spotlight: Autodesk – Building A Diverse And Inclusive Culture At Scale

By Students Rising Above

Students Rising Above believes that in order to achieve equitable college access and workforce participation, we must address the ways in which access to education is inextricably intertwined with class status, race and ethnicity, and income. Every day, we work …

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March 2021 Highlights

By Chinese for Affirmative Action

April 5, 2021 These are challenging times for our communities, but CAA continues to build on our core strategies to advocate, to serve, to engage, and to build coalitions that will bring positive change to the lives of many.  Please …

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Lead With Love: Navigating Difficult Situations and Cultivating a Culture That Enables Great Work

By Students Rising Above

Last week, in honor of Women’s Empowerment Month, we had the opportunity to [virtually] sit down with Keisha Golding, Head of Community Belonging at Gap Inc. Keisha shares her career journey to her dream job, leading Community Belonging on the …

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National Immigration Law Center and Immigrant Justice Fund Statement on Appointment of Immigration Expert Kamal Essaheb

By National Immigration Law Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2021 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — Today, the White House appointed Kamal Essaheb, former deputy director of programs at the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and the NILC Immigrant Justice Fund (IJF), as counselor to …

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From Texas Cowgirls to INTERA: Raeann Supports Casa

By Casa Marianella

Raeann Zuniga spent time volunteering at Casa Marianella and Posada Esperanza while studying at the University of Texas at Austin. Her and her spirit group, Texas Cowgirls, were eager to give back to their local community and they fell in …

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PUHSD students protest school resource officers at district meeting | Downtown Devil

By Puente Human Rights Movement

Maria Gomez, 16, waits to address the Phoenix Union High School District board at a meeting March 1, 2018. (Nicole Neri/DD) Students called for Phoenix Union High School District to remove school resource officers from its schools Thursday during the …

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Eviction Moratorium Visual Guide

By Causa Justa Just Cause

Mailing: P.O. Box 7737, Oakland, CA 94601 Oakland Office:  1419 34th Ave., #203, Oakland, CA 94601 | 510.763.5877 (p) 510.763.5824 (f)Oakland Housing Rights Clinic: 3340 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94601 | 510.763.5877 (p) 510.763.5824 (f) Mission District, SF: 2301 Mission …

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Receiving Federal Stimulus Checks During a Housing Crisis

By Native American Rights Fund

April 15, 2021Categories: Human Rights (Violence Against Women, Mascots, Boarding School Healing) Homelessness and housing insecurity are some of the pervasive obstacles identified in our field hearings and report, “Obstacles at Every Turn: Barriers to Political Participation Faced by Native …

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How Will Brackeen v. Haaland Affect Your ICWA Case?

By Native American Rights Fund

April 13, 2021Categories: Indian Child Welfare Act To see how the Brackeen  decision may affect your ongoing ICWA case, see the Brackeen v. Haaland Decision Tree. On April 6, 2021, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals published its en banc decision in …

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Tribal Implementation Toolkit: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By Native American Rights Fund

April 12, 2021Categories: International Matters, Tribal Sovereignty and Jurisdiction The “Tribal Implementation Toolkit,” produced in collaboration between the Native American Rights Fund, the University of Colorado Law School, and UCLA Law’s Tribal Legal Development Clinic, considers how tribes can support …

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NICOA Seeks Technical Experts for National Panel

By National Indian Council on Aging

April 7, 2021 By NICOA Leave a Comment The National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA), in partnership with the National Council on Disability (NCD), has embarked on an initiative to update the Understanding Disabilities in American Indian and Alaska Native …

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The Healing Bees of the Amazon Forest

By Amazon Conservation Team

Ancient human societies were not the first to discover the power of plants for healing: for millions of years, bees have used botanical resin exudates to control the proliferation of microorganisms in their nests. Amazonian bees possess innate knowledge of …

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Indigenous Women Lead: Conservation and Food Sovereignty Efforts in Uganda

By Cultural Survival

They live hundreds of miles apart but share a common destiny: they are the women of the Batwa, Tepeth, Ik,and Benet Indigenous communities of Uganda. All are mountain dwellers living on the fringes of forests they once called home. They and their …

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Together We Stepped Up for the Amazon in 2020!

By Amazon Watch

2020 was defined by fundamental challenges and transformations. We’ve all had to adapt and create a new way of living and connecting. Most of us could have never imagined that caring for one another would involve so much isolation. It …

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Oakland Takes First Steps Toward Directing Some 911 Calls To Community Responders

By The Appeal

It will be months before the pilot program is implemented in part of East Oakland, but activists say it’s a move in the right direction. The Oakland City council is expected to finalize approval today for a pilot program that …

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Shaun Leonardo on Shared Leadership

By Nonprofit Quarterly

[embedded content] Shaun Leonardo: I’m seeing a number of these questions regarding power dynamics that play out with the welcoming—or “acceptance,” maybe, is more appropriate—of a co-director. And I want to make one thing very clear: I didn’t take on …

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ProPublica Wins NIHCM Award in Journalism and Research

By ProPublica

The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation announced Tuesday that ProPublica’s series on how the meatpacking industry ignored pandemic warnings won its General Circulation Journalism Award. The series, by reporters Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung, found that meat companies’ …

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The Family of FedEx Mass Shooter Warned Police About Him. How Did He Still Manage to Buy His Guns?

By Democracy Now

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González, as we look at how the mass shooting in Indianapolis is one of at least …

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The Los Angeles River’s overlooked anglers

By High Country News

On a March afternoon on the Los Angeles River, two anglers waded in the concrete channel of the Glendale Narrows, casting their lines for carp and largemouth bass. Above them, a belted kingfisher perched on a mattress that had been caught in …

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Elizabeth Warren Suggests U.S. Explore Conditional Aid to Israel

By The Intercept

At today’s meeting of the annual J Street conference, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., suggested that the U.S. consider conditional aid to Israel. “I support military assistance to Israel,” said Warren’s planned remarks, referring to the aid as “the elephant in …

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Amazon Doesn’t Know How to Innovate. It Knows How to Exploit

By Jacobin

The pandemic has been good for Amazon. In the first ten months of 2020, the company hired 425,000 new employees (more than doubling its US workforce) and added another 500,000 independently contracted drivers. Net sales last year (almost $400 billion) …

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Amid Chauvin trial and more police killings, calls for ‘peaceful’ protests sound obnoxious

By Waging Nonviolence

Embed from Getty Images In his March 1956 sermon “When Peace Becomes Obnoxious,” Martin Luther King, Jr. responded to a headline in a local Alabama newspaper that read, “Things are quiet in Tuscaloosa today. There is peace on the campus …

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Wikipedia readers in Latin America invited to support 20 years of free knowledge through new fundraising campaign

By Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation today started a fundraising campaign on Wikipedia in several Latin American countries, starting in Brazil and continuing in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. Until the end of May, banners will be appearing on Wikipedia in …

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Meet Cariol Horne, Black Police Officer Fired After Stopping Fellow Cop’s Assault on Handcuffed Man

By Democracy Now

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. A New York court has vindicated a former Buffalo police officer who was fired for stopping a fellow …

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Deb Haaland is making room for marginalized communities in the Interior Department

By Grist

Newly appointed Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland has pledged to address the concerns of U.S. communities that have disproportionately suffered from pollution and environmental degradation. In her role as the primary steward of America’s public lands, Haaland promised last …

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The Federal Government Will Now Give PPP Loans to Borrowers in Bankruptcy

By ProPublica

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. The federal government has quietly reversed course on a policy that had kept thousands of businesses from applying …

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Officer John Smith (Ret.)

By Law Enforcement Action Partnership

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Community Members Unveil Three Historical Markers in Shelbyville, Kentucky

By Equal Justice Initiative

Lynching of Reuben Dennis In the early hours of February 15, 1878, at least three white men shot and killed a Black man named Reuben Dennis. The men abducted Mr. Dennis from the Shelbyville home of a Black man named …

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Letter to NLG Members on Legal Worker Membership

By National Lawyers Guild

Dear NLG Members,  Over the past four years and throughout the uprisings of 2020, many people joined the National Lawyers Guild through the selection of our “legal workers” membership category, in order to help with the vital mass defense efforts …

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Abolition of Policing Resolution: FAQs

By National Lawyers Guild

In 2020, the NLG membership passed the Resolution Supporting the Abolition of Policing, in which the NLG calls for “the defunding, dismantling and abolition of all forms of policing.” To provide clarity on this policy, the resolution’s proponents and the …

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Press Release: Emergency Changes to U.S. Refugee Admissions Are Welcome, Don’t Live Up to Promise or Need

By International Refugee Assistance Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2021 PRESS CONTACT Henrike Dessauleshdessaules@refugeerights.org516.838.1269 EMERGENCY CHANGES TO U.S. REFUGEE ADMISSIONS ARE WELCOME, DON’T LIVE UP TO PROMISE OR NEED (Washington, D.C.) – Today, after a two months delay causing travel cancelations for hundreds of …

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Press Release: Withdrawing Troops in Afghanistan Must Include Solutions for Afghans in Danger

By International Refugee Assistance Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2021 PRESS CONTACT Henrike Dessauleshdessaules@refugeerights.org516.838.1269 WITHDRAWING TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN MUST INCLUDE SOLUTIONS FOR AFGHANS IN DANGER  (Washington, D.C.) – Today, President Biden announced that all U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan will be withdrawn by September …

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Access to Documents by Eritrean Refugees in the Context of Family Reunification (April 2021)

By International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP and our partners at Equal Rights Beyond Borders commissioned this expert report, which clarifies which official documents Eritrean refugees are able to obtain from Eritrean authorities in order to successfully apply for family reunification in the European Union. The …

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A Return to Bipartisanship in Aid to Central America

By Kids in Need of Defense

Just over twenty years ago, I was a newly arrived Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras just months after Hurricane Mitch hit. I was shocked by the damage I saw. Massive mudslides had wiped homes off the sides of mountains and …

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IRAP Honors Students and Attorneys During Pro Bono Appreciation Week

By International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP celebrated its first ever Pro Bono Appreciation Week last week, April 5-9, 2021. Each day, we released videos honoring some of the dedicated students, attorneys, and law firms in our pro bono network. These honorees have worked on a …

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Blog: Bay Area Springs into Fair Housing Month by Addressing Segregation 

By Public Advocates

Bay Area Springs into Fair Housing Month by Addressing SegregationBy Staff Attorney Shajuti HossainApril 12, 2021 Spring is in the air! Our forests and gardens are blooming again, reminding us that we should also reset and nourish our communities and …

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The Athletic: The A’s believe their Howard Terminal ballpark project is eco-conscious. Environmental groups are skeptical

By Public Advocates

The A’s believe their Howard Terminal ballpark project is eco-conscious. Environmental groups are skepticalBy Steve Berman and Alex Coffey, April 5, 2021 Last August, shortly after the A’s filed a lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court against the California Department of Toxic …

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Justice for Duante Wright

By The Bail Project

Thank you for reaching out. The Bail Project is in the process of expanding. At this time we can only serve individuals in cities where we have a site. If you or a loved one needs help paying bail in …

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Pre-May Day mass call to Pass the PRO Act!

By Democratic Socialists of America

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Monday Hot Take, April 19th, 2021

By Young Democratic Socialists of America

One day late, but with a reading supplement. After Amazon Reports Here are a bunch of articles and some audio content about the union loss at Amazon in Bessmer, Alabama. You should also check out “Lessons from Bessemer,” a series …

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Call for Submissions: 2021 YDSA Convention

By Young Democratic Socialists of America

April 16, 2021 by The Activist Editorial Board This year’s YDSA convention will once again be online. Luckily — hopefully — it seems like most people will soon enough be vaccinated, meaning we can go back to in-person, face-to-face meetings. …

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Why Kenyon Student Workers Went On Strike

By Young Democratic Socialists of America

Student workers organized to oppose unfair labor practices by their administration. On Tuesday, March 16th, student workers went on strike at Kenyon College to protest student employment policies and to stand against unfair labor practices committed by the college administration. …

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The Puerto Rican Self Determination Act: Continuing the anti-colonialist fight in Puerto Rico

By Democratic Socialists of America

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Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series

By Democratic Socialists of America

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The Rose Thorn, Issues 1 and 2

By Young Democratic Socialists of America

April 12, 2021 by Grand Valley State University YDSA The Rose Thorn is Grand Valley State University YDSA’s monthly leftist magazine. The Rose Thorn Issue 1, March 2021 — ‘I Am Woman Hear Me… Complain?’ ‘Lansing’s Fascist Rally and Its Connection …

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Michigan Specter, Issues 1-5

By Young Democratic Socialists of America

April 12, 2021 by YDSA at the University of Michigan Michigan Specter is the official publication of YDSA at the University of Michigan. The Michigan Specter For a life worth living Issue 1, June 2020 — ‘Of Pandemics and Academics: …

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Sunday Hot Takes, April 11th, 2021

By Young Democratic Socialists of America

Trump and Amazon. Trump Can’t Win — Elias Khoury, University of Michigan On March 25th, Joe Biden announced that he plans to run for reelection. Less than a month earlier, Donald Trump teased a 2024 run during a CPAC speech. …

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Religious Socialism: Religious groups join DSA to advocate for the PRO Act

By Democratic Socialists of America

April 9, 2021 by Religious Socialism The DSA’s highest priority in the coming weeks is pushing for the PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act, fixing U.S. law so that workers and unions can build the power to that leads to a …

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April Dispatch — Fighting for Democracy and Economic Power

By Democratic Socialists of America

April 8, 2021 Enjoy your April Dispatch! This month we have PRO Act volunteering, a Convention update, and more. Read on to get involved! FROM MARIA: WE WON’T BE DIVIDED The neoliberal capitalist narrative is all around us. Last night …

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April Mountain/ Pacific Chapter Open House

By Center for Election Science

The momentum for approval voting is quickly picking up, with more cities considering changes to their elections. We want your city to be one of them! Join us on April 28th for a Mountain/ Pacific Time Zone Chapter Open House! …

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CAIR-NY Decries Racist Hate Crime Targeting Asian-American Father in Manhattan

By Council on American-Islamic Relations

(NEW YORK, NY, 4/20/2021) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today decried the alleged racist hate crime on Saturday targeting an Asian-American father in Manhattan. The …

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NAACP, NYU Civil Rights Clinic, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Urge Cities Across the United States to Abandon Unlawful, Racially Discriminatory Crime-Free Housing Ordinances

By NAACP

April 16, 2021 – The NAACP, the Civil Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law, and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law today began calling on cities around the country to repeal their racially discriminatory crime-free …

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CAIR-Chicago Statement on Police-Shooting of Adam Toledo

By Council on American-Islamic Relations

(CHICAGO, IL, 4/15/21) – In a statement, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab said: “Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video footage of Chicago police officer Eric Stillman shooting and killing Adam Toledo. The heartbreaking video shows how …

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Info on immigrant, tenant aid

By Make the Road New York

New websites designed to help tenants and unauthorized immigrants access the benefits they were granted in the state budget have been set up by advocacy group Make the Road New York. The sites are in English and Spanish,at excludedworkersny.org, trabajadoresny.org, rentreliefny.org & inquilinosny.org. …

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Non Profit Launches Guide to Help Undocumented Immigrants Tap Into Excluded Workers Fund

By Make the Road New York

A local nonprofit has launched a bilingual resource guide on the state’s recently passed “Excluded Workers Fund” for undocumented immigrants who have lost work due to the pandemic. Make the Road NY has created a website to help residents who qualify for …

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Want to Challenge Anti-Asian Racism at Work? What Not to Do

By Catalyst Inc.

A year ago, I wrote about the rise of coronavirus racism, and sadly, it’s only become more relevant and urgent. My fears of the rise in anti-Asian racism were realized, with reports of verbal and physical assaults on Asians spiking around …

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NAACP President’s Statement on Reckless Killing of Daunte Wright

By NAACP

NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement in response to the reckless killing of Daunte Wright: “Daunte Wright was shot and killed yesterday, just north of where George Floyd was suffocated less than a year ago. Both …

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Justice for Excluded Workers

By Make the Road New York

The approval this week of the nation’s first-ever Excluded Workers Fund is a bold statement that New York recognizes the humanity in everyone, and that we must secure the basic necessities of all people during a global pandemic. It also …

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CAIR Urges Elected Officials and Media to Mark Start of Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan

By Council on American-Islamic Relations

(Washington, D.C., 4/9/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today encouraged elected officials and news media to mark the upcoming month long fast or Ramadan (rom-a-don), which begins on or …

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$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift

By Make the Road New York

But Democratic supporters called the effort a moral imperative and pointed to substantial relief for small businesses included in this year’s state budget — $1 billion in grants and tax credits — on top of stimulus money that has poured …

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My hunger strike worked: An excluded worker expresses relief

By Make the Road New York

A year ago, I lost my job, my apartment and my brother to COVID-19. Since the pandemic hit, I have been struggling to survive, rationing out my savings to buy basic necessities like hand sanitizer or a roll of toilet …

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A Course on Emotional Tax and Racism: 4 Perspectives

By Catalyst Inc.

Catalyst regularly designs online workshops and courses. But Catalyst’s new edX course, “Facing Racism and Emotional Tax in the Workplace,” was an especially meaningful experience for the employees who produced it. The course is designed to help learners understand the …

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Kamryn and Jaydyn Simmons, Courageous Kid of 2020 | US Navy (SI)

By Our Military Kids

Meet Kamryn and Jaydyn Simmons, the winners of OMK’s Courageous Kids of 2020 Contest in the U.S. Navy (Severely Injured) category! Kamryn, 10, and Jaydyn, 12, are the children of U.S. Navy Veteran Jermaine Simmons, who underwent treatment for severe …

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Honoring Elijah Major

By 21st Century Leaders

We are heartbroken and grief stricken by the recent loss of one of our own, our passionate and driven friend and student, 18-year-old Elijah Major of Mundy’s Mill Hill School. While walking to work on Friday, April 16, 2021 Elijah …

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Practice Consent, Model Consent

By Public Allies

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a perfect time to practice and model consent in your everyday actions. What is Consent? An explicit agreement to be physically intimate with someone. What isn’t Consent? An agreement made by someone who is …

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How can you help prevent sexual harassment?

By Girls Incorporated

At the root of sexual harassment and violence is gender inequity and an imbalance of power. During April, as we observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we encourage everyone to take individual action to learn how to help prevent the cycle of sexual …

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Nolan and Emmit Ojibway , Courageous Kids of 2020 | US Coast Guard Reserve

By Our Military Kids

Meet Emmit and Nolan Ojibway, the winners of OMK’s Courageous Kids of 2020 Contest in the US Coast Guard Reserve category! Emmit, 7, and Nolan, 9, are the sons of US Coast Guard Reservist Danny Ojibway, who was deployed overseas …

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A Return to Bipartisanship in Aid to Central America

By Kids in Need of Defense

Just over twenty years ago, I was a newly arrived Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras just months after Hurricane Mitch hit. I was shocked by the damage I saw. Massive mudslides had wiped homes off the sides of mountains and …

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2021 Scholarship Opportunities

By Big Brothers Big Sisters - Bay Area

We have several scholarship opportunities for Littles who have participated in BBBSBA programs for two years or more! Scholarships are available for graduating seniors planning to attend a four-year college/university, wishing to attend camp or who are interested in learning …

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Jarred Xzavier Mercado, Courageous Kid of 2020 | US Marine Corps Reserve

By Our Military Kids

Meet Jarred Mercado, the winner of OMK’s Courageous Kids of 2020 Contest in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve category! Jarred, 14, is the son of GySgt Jose Mercado, who was activated stateside during 2020 in response to a COVID-19 or …

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April 2021 Virtual Match Activities

By Big Brothers Big Sisters - Bay Area

We’re happy to provide virtual activities and events facilitated by BBBSBA Programs Staff! All Littles, Families, and Volunteers are welcome to participate in our programmed virtual engagement. We are committed to bringing you events that positively impact our communities and …

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Jacob Morales-Biggs, Courageous Kid of 2020 | US Air Force (Severely Injured)

By Our Military Kids

Meet Jacob Morales-Biggs, the winner of OMK’s Courageous Kids of 2020 Contest in the @USAirForce (Severely Injured) category! Jacob, 3, is the son of U.S. Air Force Veteran MSgt Angela Morales-Biggs, who underwent treatment for severe combat-related injuries in 2020. …

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Grayson Endress, Courageous Kid of 2020 | US Navy Reserve

By Our Military Kids

Meet Grayson Endress, the winner of OMK’s Courageous Kids of 2020 Contest in the U.S. Navy Reserve category! Grayson, 9, is the son of U.S. #NavyReserve CDR Matthew Endress, who was deployed overseas in 2020. “Grayson turned nine the day …

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KIND Mexico: One Year of Helping Children in Need at the U.S.-Mexico Border

By Kids in Need of Defense

It has been one year since the Trump Administration closed the border to asylum seekers and unaccompanied children. While the Biden Administration has announced that they will not expel children who reach the United States, children who come to the …

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