Hi. Here's a curated list of organizations to give to. The words in bold are the type of organization it is, then more info below. NOTE: last thing listed is a google doc with exhaustive information, and many more links. Definitely look at that if you want to target your donation more, if you've got … Continue reading Who to Donate $$$ to in Minneapolis
(note: image is of participants of one service provider, Partnership Resources, Inc., advocating for their rights and interests at the State Capitol this year. Link here) Hi, As many of you might know, the day programs that provide services for many folks with disabilities in our state have been shut down due to concerns … Continue reading MN Legislators: Please Advocate for the Services That Support Folks with Disabilities!
Is your Senator doing everything they can to prevent a war with Iran? Demand they do!
The House just passed a bill to gut the ADA. Some senators are speaking out against it. Have yours?
Today, the House voted 225-192 to pass H.R. 620, the "ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017". Details on who voted how here from C-SPAN. This legislation, if it becomes law, will undermine the enforcement of the Americans for Disabilities Act, and make our communities much less accessible to people with disabilities and others. Among … Continue reading Call The House: Shame on voting to weaken the ADA
Hi - this is an action call about Puerto Rico. It's divided in 3 parts: 1. Background. 2. Contact information (w/ specific info re: Klobuchar/Franken/Ellison) 3. Script Here goes! ________________ 1.Background: Puerto Rico is in the midst of a massive humanitarian crisis. People are dying. Our Administration is not responding equitably, and it's wack. Here's … Continue reading Call Congress – What are you doing for Puerto Rico?
Two GOP congressmen threatened female Senators with violence this week while disagreeing with their policy positions on the Health Insurance legislation. I think all representatives, especially those who are members of the Republican party, need to step up and speak out against such violent rhetoric. Info below: Background Contact info Scripts for calling! "" Background … Continue reading Tell Congress: Condemn the comments of the GOP reps who threatened violence against female Senators this week
The Executive Order could cripple refugee resettlement for years. Tell Congress to do what President Bush did - Provide some funding to resettlement agencies during the halt on arrivals.
Hi everyone: In the last couple of hours, I've read two articles describing how, yet again, our border agents are specifically targeting people who are Muslim for illegal questioning upon entering the United States, and denial of entry. These practices run counter to stated policy that the US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) "does not … Continue reading Call Your Reps: Border Agents Out Of Bounds
As I write this, I'm listening to the livestream of senators speaking through the night. Here are some off the top of my head thoughts, ahead of the vote. ********** Barring a big surprise, the vote will happen sometime in the middle of the day and it will be 50-50, with the … Continue reading Update: Preparing ourselves for DeVos Vote…and what we do next