Urgent From PETA Ahead of Winter Storm: Survival Tips for Animals in Oklahoma

By PETA

For Immediate Release:December 31, 2020Contact:Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382Oklahoma City, Okla. – Because a winter weather advisory is issued for the Oklahoma City area, PETA is sharing tips for keeping animals safe. They are especially vulnerable in cold weather and winter storms, and there were at …

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Urban Outfitters to Face Raucous PETA Protest

By PETA

New Global Campaign Points Out That Alpaca, Wool, Leather, Mohair, Cashmere, Down, and Silk Belong to Their Original Owners For Immediate Release:December 11, 2020 Contact:Brooke Rossi 202-483-7382 New York – Tomorrow, at the peak of the busy holiday shopping season, …

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Joymakers: Nicole Forsyth, CEO of RedRover, Saves Pets and Their Parents In Crisis

By RedRover

Every pet parent knows that our relationships with our animals go way deeper than simple daily walks and snuggles on the couch. Often, our animals provide support and comfort we can’t get anyplace else, especially during times of hardship. That’s …

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North Star Receives Grant for Flooring Upgrade

By RedRover

MARYVILLE, Mo. — North Star Advocacy Center has been awarded a Safe Housing grant from RedRover, an organization focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. …

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Brazil’s Second Largest Food Retailer to go Cage-Free

By Animal Equality International

November 30, 2020 After four years of campaigning and negotiations, South America’s biggest grocery chain has finally committed to going 100% cage-free in Brazil by 2028. The company, called GPA, also committed to ban gestation crates for pigs by 2028 …

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COVID-19 outbreak on BC factory fur farm underscores urgent need to end fur farming across Canada

By Humane Society International

Mark Hicken, Alamy Stock photo MONTREAL—In the wake of a COVID-19 outbreak among workers and animals at a factory fur farm in BC’s Fraser Valley, Humane Society International/Canada is once again calling on provincial and federal governments to end fur …

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Spotting Opportunities for Global Expansion: Mercy For Animals’ New Open-Access Research Tool

By Mercy for Animals

Mercy For Animals has created the Farmed Animal Opportunity Index (FAOI), an interactive new tool to help animal advocates evaluate opportunities for international expansion. The FAOI uses trusted data to score 60 countries on the likelihood that farmed-animal protection work …

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A Message from RedRover President & CEO Nicole Forsyth

By RedRover

After watching the events at the United States Capitol building unfold yesterday, I believe now is a good time to reflect on our core values, what we believe to be good and right in this world, and what we will …

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PETA Demands End to German Military’s Pig Mutilations

By PETA

Live Trauma Training Appears to Violate German and EU Law: Military Must Switch to Realistic Human Simulators, Says Group For Immediate Release:December 14, 2020 Contact:Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382 Berlin – This morning, PETA and PETA Germany sent a joint letter to …

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COVID-19 Risk to Dogs and Humans at Iditarod, Warns Veterinarian

By PETA

For Immediate Release:December 22, 2020 Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382 Wasilla, Alaska – Following the announced rerouting of the Iditarod during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Monica Bando, the PETA Foundation’s captive-wildlife veterinarian, sent an urgent letter this morning to Rob Urbach, CEO …

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How to Order Vegan at Just Salad

By PETA

Published December 16, 2020 by Rebecca Maness. Despite the name, Just Salad serves more than just salad. In addition to filling salads, this healthy chain also offers healthy bowls and vegan smoothies at its locations in Chicago, New York City, …

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Starbucks: Stop Upcharging for Vegan Milk

By PETA

Can you imagine wanting to do the right thing—like, oh, I don’t know, refusing to support a cruel industry in which cows are raped and impregnated and their babies are taken away—but then a multibillion-dollar company says that it’s going …

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Respect and Dignity for All: Make the Road New York’s 2021 State Policy & Budget Platform

By Make the Road New York

By Make the Road NY See Source DOWNLOAD HERE As the largest community based membership organization representing immigrants and working-class people of color in New York, Make the Road New York (MRNY) is uniquely positioned to identify and address pressing …

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Immigration Advocates Hope for Progress in New Year

By Make the Road New York

Immigration advocates in New York over the last four years faced a pitched battle with President Donald Trump’s administation’s policies and rhetoric from the top on down. Now with President Joe Biden’s administration far more sympathetic to their goals, advocates …

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Tech vs. Poverty with Dave Hale: Creating the Right Tech Solution for the Right End User

By Technoserve

Technology has the potential to address many of the world’s most pressing development challenges. But some of the biggest failures incorporating technology in development contexts result from solutions that don’t fit the target users’ needs and capabilities. In his first …

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Protest at Manhattan apartment of Amazon’s CEO focuses on worker safety and health

By Make the Road New York

A protest at a Manhattan apartment owned by Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos Wednesday afternoon sought to highlight safety concerns at the internet behemoth that employs hundreds of thousands of people nation-wide and seek legislation that would improve worker health and …

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Empower LA, Save on Utility Costs

By Communities For A Better Environment

(Full post, noticia completa)  Everyone has a right to live in a healthy environment, emPOWER is a coalition of community-based organizations across Los Angeles County making sure that the people hurt most by pollution, high heat, and increasing utility bills …

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Immigration rights leaders are increasing pressure on Joe Biden for big reform

By Make the Road New York

Immigration reform is coming, but it is to be seen how soon it will come, and how “sweeping” it will really be. This week, immigration has made multiple headlines. Lawmakers and activists are anxious to see Biden erase the Trump Administration’s immigration …

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Hope and Resilience During COVID-19: Part 1

By Technoserve

For over 50 years, TechnoServe has helped hardworking women and men in the developing world gain the skills, connections, and confidence to create self-sustaining businesses and build a path out of poverty. In 2020, we asked a few of these …

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NDLON to Biden: “Take it back. Start over. And this time, lead with courage not fear…”

By National Day Laborer Organizing Network

(Los Angeles, CA) – In Response to President-elect Biden’s statement on December 22 that, “The last thing we need is to say we’re going to stop immediately the access to asylum the way it’s being run now and end up …

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With DACA Restored, Thousands Of Immigrants Wait For Applications To Be Processed

By Make the Road New York

In the six weeks after a federal judge in New York ordered the Trump administration to restore Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and accept first-time applicants along with renewals, more than 31,000 applications were submitted, according to government documents filed with …

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The COVID-19 Pandemic is Jeopardizing Women’s Ability to Earn a Living. Here’s How We Can Respond.

By Technoserve

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting farmers, entrepreneurs, and workers across the globe, but its economic impact on women is particularly severe. How can the private sector, governments, and civil society ensure that women can continue to do business amid the …

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AKOMAH Holiday Market 12/6/2020 10am-3pm

By Communities For A Better Environment

(See event) Organized by The Black Cultural Zone, join CBE East Oakland and learn about different resources and campaigns at this amazing market.Sunday December 6, 2020 10:00am-3:00pm Location: 6955 Foothill Blvd. Oakland, CA 94605 Located steps away from the Eastmont …

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How Women Farmers and Entrepreneurs Can Build Resilience During COVID-19

By Technoserve

Because of pervasive inequalities, women are vulnerable to the lasting economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article highlights some of the ways we can strengthen the resilience of women farmers and entrepreneurs during the crisis and aid their post-pandemic …

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Breaking Down Biden’s 1st Day: Executive Orders on LGBTQ & Racial Equity

By True Colors United

President Biden’s first day had big consequences for our mission to end homelessness among LGBTQ youth. “Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom …

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HER VOICE MATTERS: A Conversation with Symone Sanders and Girls Inc. Girls

By Girls Incorporated

Recently, Symone Sanders, a political strategist, activist, author, and former Girls Inc. of Omaha girl, sat down with a trio of young leaders from her Girls Inc. alma mater. Desyree, Lataija, and Jayleesha spoke at length with Symone about her …

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PRESIDENT-ELECT BIDEN NOMINATES PETE BUTTIGIEG AS SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION—MAKING HIM THE FIRST OUT LGBTQ CABINET SECRETARY IN U.S. HISTORY

By National LGBTQ Task Force

(WASHINGTON, DC, DECEMBER 15, 2020) The following statement can be attributed to Rea Carey, Executive Director: “Today, President-elect Biden made history by nominating former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation. If confirmed, he will be the first …

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EMERGE SEEKS PEOPLE OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

By Emerge America

Emerge is changing the face of politics to create an inclusive democracy. We are the nation’s premier organization that recruits, trains and provides a powerful network to Democratic women who want to run for office. Since 2002, Emerge has trained …

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The Portal Series: Reflections on Feminist Leadership Through Crisis with Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods

By Global Fund for Women

More and more people are asking for a perspective without actually being able to hear those perspectives. I believe in saying “nothing about us without us.” —Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in the U.S. and the …

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The Portal Series: Reflections on Feminist Leadership Through Crisis with M Adams

By Global Fund for Women

I’m taking risks, I’m trying to listen a lot more, and I’m aiming to be bold enough to try. —M Adams As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in the U.S. and the rest of the world, there can be no …

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What are your wishes for girls’ futures?

By Girls Incorporated

As we look to the new year, you can help Girls Inc. realize the future we hope to see for all girls. I invite you to adopt our 2021 wish list: I wish more girls felt inspired to lead. Girls …

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Make an Impact With Your Shopping

By True Colors United

For a limited time, these awesome companies are supporting True Colors United’s work to end LGBTQ youth homelessness.  How (else) can you support True Colors United this holiday season? We’re honored to partner with companies and organizations that are also …

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NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE, NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND CALL FOR “IMMEDIATE REMOVAL” OF PRESIDENT TRUMP BY USE OF THE 25TH AMENDMENT

By National LGBTQ Task Force

(WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 6, 2021) STATEMENT BY REA CAREY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE AND NATIONAL LGBTQ TASK FORCE ACTION FUND: “Donald Trump has been, continues to be, and will remain a threat to democracy, the U.S. Constitution, and human …

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True Colors United & the UN Human Rights Office Say: “Housing is a Human Right!”

By True Colors United

It’s the first-ever global campaign on LGBTIQ+ youth homelessness. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning (LGBTIQ+) youth exist everywhere – in every country, city, and community on our planet. To end LGBTIQ+ youth homelessness, we need to build …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Reverend Raphael Warnock’s Historic Victory in Georgia’s U.S. Senate Special Election Runoff

By Naral Pro Choice America Foundation

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 6, 2021Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org Georgia — Voters in Georgia made history yesterday, turning out in record numbers to elect NARAL-endorsed candidate Reverend Raphael Warnock to the U.S. Senate. In unseating anti-choice, anti-freedom Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, …

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Responds to Outcome of Elections in California’s 21st, 25th, 39th, and 48th Congressional Districts

By Naral Pro Choice America Foundation

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org California — After hard-fought races, four NARAL-endorsed candidates in California have lost their campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives: Reps. TJ Cox (CA-21), Gil Cisneros (CA-39), and Harley Rouda (CA-48), …

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This Toy Drive Benefits Kids Living in Shelters, But This Year it’s Quite a Challenge

By Coalition On Homelessness

Home  News  This Toy Drive Benefits Kids Liv… Spectrum NewsWednesday, December 2, 2020 Elizabeth Morales is heading up a small team of staff at the Coalition for the Homeless, working feverishly to open boxes filled with presents, destined …

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COVID-19 Causes A Sharp Rise In Deaths Of NYC Homeless

By Coalition On Homelessness

Home  News  COVID-19 Causes A Sharp Rise In … GothamistTuesday, January 19, 2021 Some 631 homeless New Yorkers died between July of 2019 and June of 2020, a 52% increase compared to the prior fiscal year, according to …

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Equity Is the Answer all Along: Addressing Racial Trauma and Homelessness

By National Alliance to End Homelessness

This post is written by Saba Mwine (she/her), Senior Program Manager for CSH Los Angeles and equity strategist. Racism is fundamental to the United States’ inception: our founding as a nation and economy depended on it. Chattel slavery and the …

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Make an Impact With Your Shopping

By True Colors United

For a limited time, these awesome companies are supporting True Colors United’s work to end LGBTQ youth homelessness.  How (else) can you support True Colors United this holiday season? We’re honored to partner with companies and organizations that are also …

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Former Casa family gifted new furniture for 2021

By Casa Marianella

This holiday season, the Statesman published an article speaking about one of our beloved former Casa families: Deogratias Niyongabo, 38, his wife, Françoise Irankunda, 39, and their two daughters, Esther, 5, and Brianna, 3, from Burundi. Deogratis and Françoise, who …

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True Colors United & the UN Human Rights Office Say: “Housing is a Human Right!”

By True Colors United

It’s the first-ever global campaign on LGBTIQ+ youth homelessness. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning (LGBTIQ+) youth exist everywhere – in every country, city, and community on our planet. To end LGBTIQ+ youth homelessness, we need to build …

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The Next Four Years: What Can We Expect for Homelessness and Housing Policy?

By National Alliance to End Homelessness

With the start of a new Presidential Administration, it’s a good time to look at what opportunities and challenges lie ahead as we seek an end to homelessness in the United States. In the coming months the Alliance will continue …

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Take It From a Covid First-Responder: We Can’t Leave Youth Experiencing Homelessness Behind

By True Colors United

Photo credit: The Gender Spectrum Collection. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday – a day to support the causes that are important to us. In addition to working at True Colors United, I’m a first-responder at my local hospital. Take it from …

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Breaking Down Biden’s 1st Day: Executive Orders on LGBTQ & Racial Equity

By True Colors United

President Biden’s first day had big consequences for our mission to end homelessness among LGBTQ youth. “Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and should be able to live without fear, no matter who they are or whom …

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2020 Holiday Campaigns in Support of Casa Marianella

By Casa Marianella

Casa Marianella has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. A word from our Co-Executive Directors, Jennifer Long and Patti McCabe: “With your help, we continue to be one of the few shelters serving asylum seekers in the …

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Protected: WATCH NOW: The True Colors Fellowship Docu-Series.

By True Colors United

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COVID-19 is driving New York City’s record homelessness figures, advocates say

By Coalition On Homelessness

Home  News  COVID-19 is driving New York Cit… CBS NewsFriday, December 11, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is fueling New York City’s homeless crisis to record numbers, according to local advocates. The Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing said more than …

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NILC and NILC Immigrant Justice Fund Statement on Key Domestic Policy Council Immigration Appointments

By National Immigration Law Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 14, 2021 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — Upon the announcement that President-elect Joe Biden has made two key immigration appointments to the White House Domestic Policy Council, Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law …

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Federal Court Orders DACA Program Restored

By National Immigration Law Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 4, 2020 CONTACTVictoria Ballesteros, [email protected]Medha Swaminathan, [email protected]Yatziri Tovar, [email protected]Daniel Altschuler, [email protected] NEW YORK — Today, in the Batalla Vidal v. Wolf lawsuit, a federal court ordered the Trump administration to restore Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to …

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Former Casa family gifted new furniture for 2021

By Casa Marianella

This holiday season, the Statesman published an article speaking about one of our beloved former Casa families: Deogratias Niyongabo, 38, his wife, Françoise Irankunda, 39, and their two daughters, Esther, 5, and Brianna, 3, from Burundi. Deogratis and Françoise, who …

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Statement on Nomination of Merrick Garland for U.S. Attorney General

By National Immigration Law Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2021 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — On January 8, 2021, Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center and the NILC Immigrant Justice Fund, issued the following statement on the nominations of Judge …

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Defunding the Police

By National Lawyers Guild

Note: The NLG National Office, in collaboration with NLG Review, is publishing a 4-part blog series exploring questions around policing in the United States. Guild members are sharing pieces analyzing the policing of social movements, the role of police in maintaining current …

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Meet Thais, a LEAD graduate from Brazil who landed a job in the middle of the pandemic

By New Women New Yorkers

The networking skills learned at NWNY workforce development sessions came in handy to secure a meaningful job in her field By Allie Ginwala Image: Personal Archive. Thais Katagiri was working toward a master’s in Economics at Fundação Getulio Vargas in …

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#DearCommunity from Jessica Fuentes Salgado

By Students Rising Above

Dear Community, The Racial Wealth Gap Since the beginning of times, people of color have faced discrimination and loss of wealth. Will people of color have worked hard for many years, white Americans have continued to grow their income. As …

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NILC Statement Regarding $900 Billion COVID Relief Package

By National Immigration Law Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 21, 2020 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a $900 billion COVID relief bill to provide additional economic relief amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The bill passed as …

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Statement on Immigration Executive Orders Issued by Newly Inaugurated President Biden

By National Immigration Law Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 20, 2021 CONTACTJuan Gastelum, [email protected], 213-375-3149 WASHINGTON — Upon the inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th president of the United States and the subsequent issuing of executive orders and announcement of proposed legislation addressing immigration policy, Marielena …

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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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Students Rising Above: A Look Back at 2020

By Students Rising Above

For more SRA student stories, visit https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/category/students-rising-above/ SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — For over two decades KPIX and, recently, CBSN Bay Area have been reporting on Students Rising Above. During this time, we’ve brought viewers inspiring stories of SRA students and alums …

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Vallejo Animator Found Her Passion Despite Numerous Hardships

By Students Rising Above

For more SRA student stories, visit https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/category/students-rising-above/ VALLEJO (CBS SF) — For Lucy Lopez, art is an escape and a calling. But it’s also a career choice the 19-year-old UC Merced student says she was discouraged from making. “‘It’s not a …

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$21 for 2021: New Projects Coming

By National Indian Council on Aging

Dear NICOA friends: By now you are aware of the many continued services and new programs the National Indian Council on Aging offers our elders throughout the country. For nearly 45 years, we have worked to ensure the best for our …

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Somber News from South Dakota: NICOA Loses SCSEP Participant

By National Indian Council on Aging

Mary Olive Johnson wrote to us from Eagle Butte, on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, in South Dakota, where she runs a homeless shelter, to inform us of the passing of NICOA Senior Community Service Employment Program participant David Sunka …

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How Prevalent is Elder Fraud in Your State?

By National Indian Council on Aging

More than 200,000 scams and financial abuse cases targeting elders are reported to authorities every year, and most experts agree that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Last year Comparitech, a pro-consumer website, analyzed and extrapolated data from government reports …

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Red Lake Nation Fisheries Win Helps Preserve Tribal Sovereignty

By Native American Rights Fund

December 8, 2020Categories: Tribal Sovereignty and Jurisdiction The Native American Rights Fund has helped to preserve the right of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians to run their Tribal fisheries without interference from the federal government. On Friday, December …

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NCAI Files Amicus Brief in US Supreme Court Voting Case

By Native American Rights Fund

January 21, 2021Categories: Civil Rights (Voting Rights, Juries, Census) On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the National Congress of American Indians, represented by the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), filed a “friends of the court” brief in the United States Supreme …

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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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Can you give $21 for a better 2021?

By National Indian Council on Aging

Dear NICOA friends: Thankfully, 2020 is almost behind us. With that in mind, we are looking forward to a fresh start in 2021 on new projects and events that were previously restrained by COVID-19. In 2021, in addition to our …

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Treaty Rights News: November 2020

By National Indian Council on Aging

Tribes Struggle to Receive COVID-19 Data As American Indian and other communities of color bear the brunt of COVID-19, tribal epidemiologists across the U.S. are struggling to access potentially life-saving information: several of the 12 tribal epidemiology centers have reported poor responses …

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Native People Are Dying From COVID-19 at Higher Rate

By National Indian Council on Aging

The CDC released a new report last month about the affect COVID-19 is having on American Indians and Alaska Natives, particularly the mortality rate. The percentage of COVID-19 deaths for Natives aged 60 and younger was 35.1 percent compared to …

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Treaty Rights News: January 2021

By National Indian Council on Aging

Victory Against Polluters The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider a chemical company’s appeal, handing the Shoshone-Bannock tribes a rare victory against polluters. In January 2021, the Court rejected FMC Corporation’s final appeal to contest the jurisdiction of the Shoshone-Bannock …

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Indigenous Environmental Network Statement

By Indigenous Environmental Network

Let’s talk about the insurrection at the United States Capitol. Although we can sympathize with the trauma of the event, it is difficult for us to be completely shocked. For years Trump has instigated, fueled and motivated his white supremacist …

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Voting Rights Working Group on Election Protection Litigation

By Native American Rights Fund

December 22, 2020Categories: Civil Rights (Voting Rights, Juries, Census) From the statement released December 22, 2020, by the Voting Rights Working Group: Latino, Black, Asian American, and Native American voters played a decisive role in last month’s presidential election and …

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Do International Travel Restrictions Halt the Spread of Pandemics?

By Mother Jones

How fast did the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world? What with planes, trains, and automobiles now commonplace, you’d think it would be pretty quick compared to past pandemics. But Michael Clemens and Thomas Ginn decided to check this out, …

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She Photographed Police Abuse at a 2014 BLM March Then Watched the Image Go Viral During Capitol Riot

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. In the midst of Wednesday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol, Twitter user @thejuliacarter gave voice to the outrage …

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A Deputy Prosecutor Was Fired for Speaking Out Against Jail Time for People Who Fall Behind on Rent

By Mother Jones

A protester in Washington D.C. holds a sign.Probal Rashid/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. This story was published originally by …

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Georgia Runoffs: Democrats Aim to Take Senate as Republicans Back Trump Attack on Election Integrity

By Democracy Now

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. We begin today’s show in Georgia, where, well, one-and-a-half debates were held Sunday night, …

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Sen. David Perdue Sold His Home to a Finance Industry Official Whose Organization Was Lobbying the Senate

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. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., sold his Washington, D.C., home last year to a brokerage industry official whose organization …

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Bolivia’s Indigenous Masses Have Changed the Course of History

By Jacobin

By Jacobin  Fifteen years after Evo Morales was first elected president of Bolivia, his socialist party has returned to power. The far right hasn’t given up — but the indigenous masses that reversed the right-wing coup and forced elections have proven …

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Alaska Requires DNA Be Collected From People Arrested for Violent Crimes. Many Police Have Ignored That.

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. Law enforcement agencies across Alaska, including in the state capital, are failing to collect DNA from people arrested …

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Bernie Sanders Gets It. We Should All Have Free Health Care During the Pandemic.

By Jacobin

Bernie Sanders is pushing a new proposal as part of the stimulus bill that would give everyone free health care during the pandemic. His plan would get us qualitatively closer to Medicare for All — and we should all rally …

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Supporting Wikipedia and the environment: The Wikimedia Foundation and Plant Your Change collaborate to plant 400,000 trees

By Wikimedia Foundation

Timed with our 2020 end-of-year fundraising campaign on English Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce a new collaboration with Plant Your Change to support the planting of 400,000 trees. For every donation of US$1 or more made to …

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“The Hill We Climb”: Watch Breathtaking Poem by Amanda Gorman, Youngest Inaugural Poet in U.S. History

By Democracy Now

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. One of the most remarkable moments of Wednesday’s inaugural ceremony came …

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Here’s Why Republicans Should Support Impeachment of Donald Trump

By Mother Jones

Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial didn’t convict him. A second one might.Consolidated News Photos/CNP via ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that …

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Trump Set to Execute Brandon Bernard Even as Jurors & Ex-Prosecutor Call for Clemency

By Democracy Now

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. As COVID-19 rips across the United States, federal officials now admit eight …

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Inauguration Day

By Dignity and Power Now

Today is Inauguration Day. Dignity and Power Now acknowledges that today an important change is taking place at the Federal level. We are crystal clear about the many harms in the legislative and political records of the new administration. They …

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Lack of Accountability for Police Who Kill Unarmed Black People Persists

By Equal Justice Initiative

The police response to insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol on January 6 and killed a police officer contrasts sharply with recent examples of police violence against Black people. A new investigative report from NPR reveals troubling patterns in fatal police …

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News: Mass deportations are reckless, inhumane—and unlawful

By Center For Constitutional Rights

Mass deportations are reckless, inhumane–and unlawful For the second time in under a month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are planning to deport a group of Cameroonian asylum seekers back into an …

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Nearly 1,800 Alabama Prisoners and Staff Infected with Covid-19

By Equal Justice Initiative

Nearly 1,800 prisoners and staff in Alabama’s prison system have tested positive for infection with Covid-19 in the past 10 months, according to the latest data published by the Alabama Department of Corrections. Because of limited access to testing for …

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Busting Myths about Forced Migrants: Refugee Admissions to the United States

By International Refugee Assistance Project

“Busting Myths about Forced Migrants” is a new blog series authored by student volunteers from IRAP’s law school chapters. Each month, a different IRAP chapter will dispel a common misconception related to refugee issues. We hope this series will provide …

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Political Violence and Racial Inequality in America

By Equal Justice Initiative

As the nation contemplates the meaning of politically motivated violence, insurrection, and resistance to leaders elected to advance civil rights, it is useful to remember that in 1894, former Confederates in North Carolina lost governing power to an interracial political …

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Federal Government Rushes to Execute Two More People This Week

By Equal Justice Initiative

The Trump administration is planning to execute Brandon Bernard today and Alfred Bourgeois tomorrow, despite serious questions about the constitutionality of executing Mr. Bernard—a Black teenager who did not actually shoot the victims and was condemned by a nearly all-white …

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Member News Digest 12/3: Webinars, Resources, and Committee Updates!

By National Lawyers Guild

  Here’s your round-up of all the NLG’s been up to these past couple weeks! Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Upcoming Events NLG Chicago Virtual Celebration 2020 / …

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By Law Enforcement Action Partnership

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Member News Digest #11

By National Lawyers Guild

Here’s your round-up of all the NLG’s been up to these past couple weeks! Be sure to keep up with us in real time on social media, on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Resources, Projects, and Publications Alternatives to Policing Blog Series …

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San Francisco Chronicle: Newsom calls for $2 billion in incentives for schools that quickly return to classrooms

By Public Advocates

December 30, 2020 – Jill Tucker and Dustin Gardiner report on the announcement by Gov. Gavin Newsom that state school districts will have a $2 billion incentive to open, and that the state will pay up to $750 per elementary …

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Long Beach Post: LBUSD to host forum with resources for online learning during the pandemic

By Public Advocates

December 2, 2020 – Mike Guardabascio of the Long Beach Post writes about a digital forum being hosted by the Long Beach Unified School District. The event focuses on online learning and is an effort to give parents and students …

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We’re Striking Because We Know Our History

By Young Democratic Socialists of America

COVID-19 has accelerated the politics of austerity at Columbia. So we organized our student body. In April 1968, Columbia students stormed and occupied Hamilton Hall in response to the administration’s retaliation against anti-war student-activists and plans by the university to …

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January Dispatch — Time to Build Mass Democratic Power

By Democratic Socialists of America

January 14, 2021 Enjoy your January Dispatch! In this issue, fighting white nationalism and building power for the multiracial working class; events from our Housing Justice Commission, BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group and National Political Education Committee; and open …

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“I better join the socialist movement until I find a union”

By Young Democratic Socialists of America

Longtime socialist and trade unionist Chris Townsend recalls joining the socialist movement and passes on the lessons of William Z. Foster about the importance of the labor movement.  Like a few million kids at the time, I exited high school …

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YDSA Jobs Fair: Healthcare

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Three September 11s. Three Who Refused to March.

By Democratic Socialists of America

December 4, 2020 by Chris Lombardi As DSA’s anti-war working groups share terror of Donald Trump’s lame-duck Iran threats and the probable militarism of a Biden presidency, we know that any criticism of a “strong defense” will lead neoliberals to …

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DSA Rejects the Trump Administration’s Attacks on the Palestinian Call for BDS

By Democratic Socialists of America

December 10, 2020 The Democratic Socialists of America BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group condemns the Trump administration’s latest attack on Palestinian civil society’s call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). In 2017, DSA overwhelmingly endorsed BDS and its demands …

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Housing Justice Commission End of Year Meeting

By Democratic Socialists of America

Join the Housing Justice Commission for our last general call of the year to talk about lessons learned and our priorities for 2021. 2020 has been a difficult year for tenants, to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated …

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Bridging the Political Divide in Seattle

By Center for Election Science

In 2020, CES opened up our first ever Request for Proposals for groups seeking grants to run approval voting campaigns. This article is part of a series in which RFP applicants introduce themselves and explain why their community needs approval …

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Bring DSA into Government

By Young Democratic Socialists of America

Dean Preston’s fellowship program is a model for DSA chapter–politician cooperation. DSA and Our Elected Officials In November, Chicago DSA censured Alderman Andre Vasquez and officially asked to revoke his membership in the organization after he publicly backed the Mayor’s …

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On The Front Lines of the Philippine Labor Movement: Workers’ Struggles Amidst the Pandemic and Political Repression

By Democratic Socialists of America

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48 Years of Roe v Wade: No Reproductive Freedom without Medicare for All

By Democratic Socialists of America

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Bringing Freedom of Choice to Utah

By Center for Election Science

In 2020, CES opened up our first ever Request for Proposals for groups seeking grants to run approval voting campaigns. This article is part of a series in which RFP applicants introduce themselves and explain why their community needs approval …

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Meeting the Moment in 2020

By Latino Community Foundation

Meeting the Moment in 2020 Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO, Latino Community Foundation 2020. It’s a year that came with a double dose of pretty much everything. A double measure of pain. Shock. Brokenness. Death. Grief. Silence. Movements. Unrest. Time with …

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NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, Issues Statement on Second Impeachment of President Trump

By NAACP

Washington, D.C. — The President and CEO of the NAACP, Derrick Johnson, issued the following statement today regarding the second Impeachment of President Trump: “As white supremacists attacked our democracy last Wednesday, the NAACP called for the immediate Impeachment of …

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NAACP to Host Virtual Town Hall on Navigating the COVID-19 Vaccine

By NAACP

WASHINGTON, DC (December 10, 2020) – On Wednesday, December 16 at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT, the NAACP will host a virtual town hall series entitled UNMASKED: COVID Vaccines. Over the last year, the NAACP has presented virtual …

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New York Needs to Raise Taxes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo Says

By Make the Road New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state will need to raise taxes to bridge its current budget deficit, even if Congress approves more funding as part of a coronavirus relief bill. The Democratic governor’s comments on Wednesday were his …

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CAIR-NY Calls for Hate Crime Charges After Man Allegedly Harassed Muslim Due to Religious Identity

By Council on American-Islamic Relations

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 1/22/2021) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for hate crime charges after James Davis was arrested for allegedly harassing and threatening …

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CAIR Welcomes President Biden’s Executive Actions Promoting Racial Equity

By Council on American-Islamic Relations

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/26/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed executive orders signed today by President Biden advancing racial equity. President Biden signed four executive actions that will direct the …

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Queens lawmaker joins organizers to end tax breaks for wealthiest New Yorkers

By Make the Road New York

“Now, it is time to lead the nation with the boldest tax justice agenda designed to break up the extreme concentration of wealth that’s causing the worst economic divide we have seen in human history,” said Kim, who is the …

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CAIR-Kentucky Welcomes Life Sentence for Kroger Killer

By Council on American-Islamic Relations

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/16/2020) – The Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the sentencing of Gregory Bush, who killed two Black Americans at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, …

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NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, releases statement after President Trump pressured Georgia Secretary of State to Recalculate Votes in His Favor

By NAACP

NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson, released the following statement after President Trump pressured Georgia secretary of state to recalculate votes in his favor: “This is a racist attack on Black voters. President Trump’s desperate and futile attempts to invalidate …

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Voting Rights Cases

By NAACP

 In courts across the country, we have seen repeated attempts to delegitimize our democracy by trying to disenfranchise Black voters. Throughout this election cycle, NAACP branches and units nationwide have been working to strengthen our collective voice in our democratic …

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Georgia Resurrection/ DC Insurrection

By Dignity and Power Now

Yesterday history was made in Georgia and around the country when organizers changed the electoral landscape in ways people didn’t think possible.  As a result of grassroots electoral justice organizing, led by many visionary community members, including Dignity and Power …

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Immigrant, Black, and Brown New Yorkers Need Albany to Deliver a Recovery for All

By Make the Road New York

By Deborah Axt & Javier H. Valdés Immigrant, Black, and brown New Yorkers have experienced unspeakable losses and suffered catastrophic economic consequences throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Community members have lost loved ones and lost jobs at disproportionate levels, and struggled …

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GOVX RAISES $5,700 FOR OUR MILITARY KIDS IN “PATCH OF THE MONTH” FUNDRAISER

By Our Military Kids

JANUARY 14, 2021 SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) — A fundraising effort organized by GovX — the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military, first responders, and federal employees — has raised over $5,700 for Our Military Kids, Inc., a Veteran …

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Remembering Michele Evans

By Girls Incorporated

On January 1, Girls Inc. Board member Michele Evans passed away after a valiant battle with cancer. An exemplary leader, wife, mother, daughter, and friend, Michele devoted 34 years of service to Lockheed Martin, most recently serving as executive vice …

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Radio Literacy Program is Welcome News to Ghanaian Communities

By Pencils of Promise

In Ghana, schools were closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and closures remain until the end of this year. At the time of the closure, expectations were driven by some optimism that schools would be opened sooner than …

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Luminos welcomes new board members: Erin Ganju & George Kronnisanyon Werner

By The Luminos Fund

We are delighted to announce that two new members are joining our Board of Directors this month: Erin Ganju and George Kronnisanyon Werner. Erin Ganju is a Managing Director at Echidna Giving, one of the largest private funders in girls’ …

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UC Berkeley Grad Draws Comfort, Inspiration From Late Father During Trying Times

By Students Rising Above

RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Losing a parent is one of the most traumatic events anyone will ever go through. So when Cynthia Ramirez-Parra saw her mother be hospitalized, she turned to what some may see as an unconventional place for …

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Donor Spotlight: Teen Tutors of Goshen

By Childrens Scholarship Fund

High school students Jolina Dong and Kiara Paulino recently formed a tutoring business, Teen Tutors of Goshen, to help K-8 students in need of extra academic support amid the pandemic – and they are donating 20 percent of what they …

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Alumni Spotlight: Jalen Q. Polk

By 21st Century Leaders

Alumnus Jalen Polk is currently a fourth-year Economics major at University of Georgia (UGA) and is a graduate of Woodward Academy (2017).  During his high school years he participated in many of 21CL programs, and now gives back serving on …

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Statement on Attack of the Capitol

By Public Allies

(J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press) By Jaime Ernesto Uzeta, CEO of Public Allies This week’s assault on our democracy—and flagrant display of white supremacy—was tragic and dismaying, yet sadly unsurprising in a country founded on (and still unwilling to truly …

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Alumni Spotlight: Ousman Sahko Sow

By 21st Century Leaders

Our first Alumni Spotlight for this year is Ousman Sahko Sow, who was a member of our 21Club at Langston Hughes High School back in 2010 and participated in 21CL programs throughout high school, including “Leadership Unplugged: a CNN Experience” which …

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

By 21st Century Leaders

21st Century Leaders is a non-profit organization that connects, transforms, and inspires high school students across Georgia to leverage diversity, explore career opportunities, and become leaders in their school, community, and ultimately the workforce. Originally published by 21st Century Leaders: …

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SRA Scholar Applies To California Colleges To Stay Close To Family In San Francisco

By Students Rising Above

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Like many high school seniors, San Francisco student Samir Hooker is finishing his last year virtually, studying at home due to COVID-19, while applying to colleges. “My long dream, my dad’s dream, my mother’s dream for …

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SRA Student, Alondra Vázquez López, Announced Rhodes Scholar

By Students Rising Above

Students Rising Above is absolutely delighted to share that SRA Student, Alondra Vázquez López has been selected as a 2021 Rhodes Scholar. Alondra O. Vazquez Lopez is a first-generation student from San Rafael. Alondra is a part of SRA’s Rising Stars …

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