This Story Can Change the Election — Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films


Brave New Films

13.5 million. 

That’s the number of Latino millennials eligible to vote. And it’s the number that can be the key difference between how this election goes just one month from today. 

Learn about their stories – and share them with everyone you can today! 
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Brave New Films spent the last several months partnering with groups likeBattleBorn Progress, Generation Latino, Organize Now Florida in key states like Nevada, Colorado, and Florida to lift up the voices of Latino millennials and address why voting is so critical to their lives, their futures, and this country’s future.  

We spoke to Natalie, whose father was deported, and Jose, whose mother died when she was unable to leave work for even a few hours out of fear of not making ends meet. 

Learn about their stories – and share them with everyone you can today! 

Want to make a difference this election cycle? Help remind people that beyond the cynicism and soundbites, there are real stories out there. 

One more month!

Robert Greenwald, President
Brave New Films

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services


Public Health Emergency.  Resilient People. Healthy Communities.  A Nation Prepared.

As Hurricane Matthew barrels up the east coast, causing widespread flooding and power outages, we are focusing this edition of the Public Health Emergency Weekly Report on hurricane safety.  Remember, disaster can happen anywhere. Staying connected, ensuring food safety, taking care of your mental health needs and many of the other strategies we will talk about here can help keep you safe and healthy when hurricanes or other disaster strikes.

Stay connected

Before a disaster strikes, find out who you can count on and who is counting on you.  Make sure you have a way to stay connected with your friends, family and loved ones and that you have a way to get important updates.  As events unfold, listen to the local news and your state and local officials.  Don’t forget to check on your neighbors, especially those who are older, pregnant or have chronic medical conditions.  Learn More >>

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Coping & helping others cope

When disaster strikes, people often have a hard time coping with the stress of the situation. With support from community and family, most of us bounce back. However, some people may need extra help to cope with unfolding events and uncertainties. Whether you are having trouble coping with the disaster or you want to help children or loved ones cope, these resources can help you learn to more effectively manage stress and reduce anxiety.  Learn More >>

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Keeping food and water safe after Hurricane Matthew

During or after a hurricane, it is easy for food and water to become contaminated by floodwaters or spoiled after a power outage.  So how can you tell what is safe to eat or drink?  Never eat food that has been directly exposed to flood water.  In a power outage, keep the freezer and refrigerator doors closed as much as possible.  Throw out any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or leftovers) that has been at temperatures above 40° F for 2 hours or more.  Learn More >>

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Safe drug use after Hurricane Matthew

Like food, medicine can become contaminated by floodwater.  FDA recommends that drugs–even those in their original containers with screw-top caps, snap lids, or droppers –should be discarded if they came into contact with flood or contaminated water. In addition, medicines placed in other storage containers should be discarded if the medicines came in contact with flood or contaminated water.  Don’t take chances.  When in doubt, throw it out. Learn More >>

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Staying Safe after Hurricane Matthew

Take steps to keep yourself and your family safe after the hurricane has passed.  Avoid floodwaters whenever you can and make sure that your children and pets stay away from them too.  If you have to come into contact with flood waters, be sure to wear protective clothing.  If you do use a generator, always make sure that the generator is at least 20 feet from your house.  These are just some examples.  Take time to learn about other common post-hurricane hazards and how to stay safe.  Learn More >>

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Safe and Effective Clean-up

After a hurricane, you may need to clean-up all kinds of damage.  Thoroughly cleaning your home can help protect your health and your home, but it is important to stay safe while you clean. After a hurricane, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. If your home has been flooeded, mold grow and it could endanger your family’s health, especially if you have young children, older adults, or people with certain chronic conditions living in your home.  Learn More >>

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Yesterday, a recording surfaced of Donald Trump boasting about sexually harassing women. How did Marco Rubio respond? With a tweet and empty rhetoric. The bottom line is this: he still wants Donald Trump to be our next President.

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