I have no news wrap up or actions today. I cut a chunk out of my finger yesterday and typing is hard. I wanted to share these “Calling Cards” though. Artist Lucy Knisley created these great printable calling cards to fill in your rep’s name and number with a short script and the issue that…

News & Actions: 11/28/16

People want to be informed about what’s happening w/ the president-elect and his transition but they may not have time to follow all the news or for their own self-care, are limiting their exposure to social media right now. These ICYMI updates will be basic bullet points of the daily happenings with call to actions….

ICYMI Post-Election News: Nov 21

People want to be informed about what’s happening w/ the president-elect but they may not have time to follow all the news or for their own self-care, are limiting their exposure to social media right now. These ICYMI updates will be basic bullet points of the daily happenings with call to actions. I will generally…

ICYMI Post-Election News: Weekend Edition for Nov 19 & 20

People want to be informed about what’s happening w/ the president-elect but they may not have time to follow all the news or for their own self-care, are limiting their exposure to social media right now. These ICYMI updates will be basic bullet points of the daily happenings with call to actions. I will generally…

For Little Activists

This is one of my favorite childrens books to have come out in the last few years. A if for Activist by Innosanto Nagara . Our fantastic library has it both in English and Spanish. Even though it’s presented as an Alphabet Book in board book format, it’s such a different theme than the typical that…

Resources,Info, and Tips for Activism Right Now

Activism right now doesn’t mean you need to attend an on-the-street protest. You certainly can if you like. Protests are important right now, if for no other reason that making dissent visible.Most people are not protesting the election results. They’re protesting the rhetoric that is emboldening hate crimes and discrimination.Protests help activists connect with each other…

links: the voting edition

Two more days. Pre-Election anxiety is up there.   Still Buffering ‘s  latest episode is simply How To Vote. It’s really a great listen for  first time voters and covers all the things you need to know – like don’t take pics of your ballot, ask people who they’re voting for, voter ID laws,etc. I have…

from Gaycation via andreii-tarkovsky I honestly rarely pay attention to my “likes” on the Poor as Folk Facebook page but I can’t help but notice that any time I post anything related to transgender people struggling  with poverty,homelessness,housing and job discrimination  – I lose a ton of followers. “What does this have to do with anything…

weekend links

» Fifty years later, Black Panthers’ art still resonates – this weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers’, the architects of our current day school lunch and WIC program. » More colleges open food pantries to address hunger on college campuses » Exploring the Untold Stories of Refugees with Rolling Blackouts Cartoonist Sarah Glidden »  Does…

10 Food Charities to Give to This Fall

10 Food Charities to Give to This Fall — Real-Life Fundraisers via The Kitchn These are all great ideas if you’re in a position to give a little this fall. I also highly recommend donating directly to a local food pantry , especially toiletries like menstrual products,toothpaste,shampoo,etc

daily link(s): the repeal the hyde amendment edition

The Hyde Amendment just passed it’s 40th anniversary. It was the first “pro-life” legislation, blocking federal funds from being used to cover abortion through Medicaid. Some states fund it themselves but many states do not, disproportionately affecting low income women from having access to safe and legal abortions. It’s time to end Hyde. End Hyde…