Photo of pin from @collective_voices available at the Los Angeles March tomorrow at Broadway and First.
A year after millions of women donned pink "pussy hats" in the largest single-day demonstration in American history, women and their allies will again fill the streets this weekend in dozens of cities across the country to protest President Donald Trump's agenda and show the political power they plan to bring to the voting booths.
The main event for the 2018 Women's March, entitled "Power to the Polls," will take place Sunday in Las Vegas, where organizers will launch a national voter registration and mobilization initiative. Hundreds of other anniversary marches and events will be held elsewhere in the nation -- and around the world -- on Saturday and Sunday.
Women's March has created a powerful movement that has ignited thousands of activists and new leaders," Tamika Mallory, co-president of Women’s March, said in a statement ahead of Sunday. "In 2018, we must turn our work into action ahead of the midterms. This new initiative will address voter registration and voter suppression head on. We marched for justice in D.C., we created our plan in Detroit and now we’re bringing the power of the polls to Nevada." Organizers chose Nevada to host the main event this year because it "was rocked by the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, recent sexual assault allegations against elected officials and has become a battleground state that will shape the Senate in 2018," according to the Women's March website.
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Did you know? In 2017 there 28 trans people murdered. The highest in recorded U.S. history.
We must do a better job protecting the dignity and lives of trans Americans.
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The face I made when I heard about the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division.
This division allows healthcare providers to deny patients care if the services the patient requests interfere with the provider's religious/moral beliefs. This would mean that healthcare workers could turn away patients who seek an abortion, contraception, hormone replacement therapy, assisted suicide, etc.
Here are my thoughts about it...
When you become a physician you take an oath to "first, do no harm." Well, I think that the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division inflicts harm by interfering with a patients' personal decision to thrive in the ways they deem appropriate.
I don't believe that physicians are entitled to impose their personal beliefs on others. And if a physician is uncomfortable performing a procedure or prescribing medication, then it's their job to refer the patient to someone who will provide them with the care they need. This division actually says it's ok for physicians to not provide their patients with referrals.
It's already so difficult for certain patient populations, like transgender patients, to feel comfortable going into a physician's office. As healthcare providers we should not be making it harder for our patients to find healthcare services. We should not make our patients feel powerless when it comes to making decisions related to their health, it's our job to empower our patients and help them thrive. Otherwise, we're not helping protect the health of our communities.
@Regrann from @jordoabides - America also:
1) Doesn't mandate paid leave for mothers of newborns.
2) Is the only "advanced economy" that doesn't require paid vacations or guarantee paid sick days.
3) Spends more money than ANYONE ELSE on military. 500 billion more to be exact. With that kind of money Flint should have clean water and no one should be homeless or starving, but politicians gotta have their wars. How else would they make money? 🤔
4) Incarcerates more citizens than any other country, and of those citizens over 70% are people of color. Prison industrial complex = Modern day slavery.
5) Has a citizenry which carries more firearms than any other country.
6) Spends more on healthcare than anyone else, mostly due to prescription drug costs used to "aid" heart diseases and diabetes which are all preventable. We are just fat fucks who eat the most calories than any other country.
7) Has an unjust and biased wage gap across many fields. White households make up to 14x more than black households. White men make on average 21% more than white women. Black men make only 70% of what their white counterparts are paid, and black women do not fair much better making 82% of what white women make. (Just to name a few...) "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..." How ironic that our Declaration deems every man equal during a time when people of color were slaves, colonists murdered indigenous people for land and resources, and women were basically just baby making machines. Huh...guess we haven't come far since 1776... 😒🐑🐑🐑 #shitholecountries#America#humanrights#civilrights#socialjustice#DumpTrump#wagegap#healthcare
Never let them tell you that there still isn’t work to be done.
Today I randomly opened this book and I landed on this page. I know that #mlkday was Monday, but with out the sacrifice of so many courageous people, such as Martin Luther King, there are so many opportunities that I could have not been apart of in my life. As an African American woman I recognize that we still have a long way to go, but I am proud of those and forever in their debt. Thank you #mlk#civilrights#imblackeveryday#equalityforall#socialjustice ✌🏿✌🏾✌🏽
For those of y’all that just don’t get it, or never had to worry about where your next meal comes from or the roof over your head... @2pac spitting straight fire in ‘94 🔥🔥🔥
There will never be a perfect tax system, and overly centralized government control can hinder the economy over time. But without a MF DOUBT, there are groups of oppressed people that need help!
#Repost@2pac the #GOAT 🐐 ・・・
2PAC on how social issues changed the culture of hip hop. (1994 Interview) #2PAC#Tupac
[Link in bio] When #DonaldTrump accepted the Republican nomination for the presidency, he declared he would be the voice of the American people, the sole champion for the vulnerable and forgotten. But when he entered the Oval Office, he launched a government-wide assault on the very policies and programs he said he would protect.
Click the link in our bio to read our report on 10 ways the Trump administration has attacked #civilrights in its first year.
Not so long ago: Dion Diamond was born in Petersburg, Va. in 1941. As a teenager he began staging one-man sit-ins at whites-only lunch counters in five-and-dime stores. He would take a stool, wait patiently to be served, and when the managers called the cops he would run for the door. He attended Howard University in 1959 and was a founding member of the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG)- an organization of Howard students that organized sit-ins and other nonviolent actions in the Washington, D.C., area. In 1961 he joined the Freedom Rides. He traveled to Montgomery, AL. to join them and on May 24, Diamond was one of 16 Freedom Riders to take a bus from Montgomery to Jackson, Miss. He was arrested and spent 59 days in Parchmen State Prison sharing a cell with James Farmer, founder of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). After his release he helped organize students at the HBCU Southern University (SU) in Baton Rouge, LA. Several SU students had joined in local demonstrations and were expelled by the administration. A student strike was organized. When Diamond arrived on campus to support the students, he was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. The charges were changed to “criminal anarchy”- attempting to overthrow the government of Louisiana. Diamond’s bail was raised to $12,000. Another young activist, Stokely Carmichael, led a sit-in at Attorney General Robert Kennedy’s office in Washington seeking Diamond’s release. Bail was ultimately secured and the criminal anarchy charges were dropped but he still served 60 days in jail for the original charge. Diamond was arrested more than 30 times in 4 different states during his civil rights activism. He went on to hold leadership positions in the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC) serving as field secretary in Louisiana and Mississippi. He studied at the University of Wisconsin and later worked with the D.C. Community Action Project. He earned a M.Ed. at Harvard University and is alive today at age 76. #diondiamond#civilrights#freedomride#southernuniversitybr#CORE#SNCC#howarduniversity#stokelycarmichael#jamesfarmer#sitins#notsolongago#nsla
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Not so long ago: Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn in 1917. She was raised by a civil rights activist grandmother who enrolled her in the NAACP at age 2. Early in her career, she joined the all Black Noble Sissle’s Orchestra. They frequently experienced discrimination. Horne resented having to sleep on a bus instead of in hotels that refused to accept Black customers. In 1942, MGM offered her a long-term contract , the 2nd of its kind ever offered to a Black woman, making her the highest paid Black actor in the US. They pressured her to rebrand as a Latin-American artist but she refused. MGM developed a special makeup just for her called “Light Egyptian” to make her skin look darker so audiences wouldn’t mistake her for white. She was refused roles aside white male actors, and her films were often censored. When a heckler called her a “nigger” one night, she threw dishes, a tray, and a lamp at him and refused to apologize. During World War II, she refused to sing for segregated audiences. Army outposts relaxed their segregation rules in response. After a group of Black soldiers were excluded from one of her shows, she quit the tour and funded her own tour playing for Black audiences only. In 1949 she and a group friends arrived at Caruso’s restaurant in Chicago and a worker demanded to see their “membership cards.” She sued Caruso’s for discrimination. Only after the restaurant issued a public, printed apology did she drop the case. In the 1960s she attended the March on Washington and met with Attorney General Robert Kennedy to demand racial justice alongside Harry Belafonte, James Baldwin and others. She also publicly expressed her admiration for Malcolm X, despite his condemnation of her interracial marriage. Horne was stifled by Hollywood, but she came into her own in her racial justice work. She acquired renewed fame after appearing in the film The Wiz. She is the recipient of a Tony Award, 3 Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award and a Kennedy Center Honors recipient. She died in 2010 of congestive heart failure. #lenahorne#activist#civilrights#actress#actor#thewh
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote from the Civil Rights Museum i visited #Memphis •
I know too many white moderates more concerned with order, structure and propriety than they are with the actual problems. It's not enough to see the problem but feel too overwhelmed by its "bigness" to attempt contributing to a solution. It's not enough. Write letters, make phone calls, speak up in conversation, stand up against injustice in public when you see it, take a knee, be loud, be obstinate in standing up for your brother and sisters of different races who are still treated as less-than by so many. You, white moderate, STOP SITTING STILL and saying "it's not my problem".
@davidbannerlikespictures made some valid points. As we reflect back on the last 70 years, we are starting to see the impact of “integration” on the black community, the lack of generational wealth, a direct correlation between crime and poverty, and the school to prison pipeline. It is up to us to create our own opportunities, teach and work with our own to create a self-sufficient and sustainable future for our children. Let us know what you think in the comments! #BlackMenWithBeards#CivilRights#MLKDay#Integration
Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr! 💗🎉🙏🏼My favorite speech of His is his last address to his church congregation.
Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter to me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop.
And I don’t mind.
Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!
And so I’m happy, tonight.
I’m not worried about anything.
I’m not fearing any man!
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!