RSVP: Tell Puget Sound officials to deny fracked gas permit!


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The proposed fracked gas facility in Tacoma is a danger to our lands, water, air and community health. It is being built on ancestral Puyallup land without their consent. But this isn’t over yet! PSE still needs the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) to approve their permit application to move forward.

Right now, the PSCAA has made a preliminary decision to issue this permit. We need you at the public hearing on August 27th to tell them to deny the permit!

victoria.leistman@sierraclub.org
(516) 650-7530

Tell Twitter: Dump White Supremacists ~ Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter


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Over the course of only eight days, white-supremacist violence killed dozens of people in tragic mass shootings in communities including Gilroy, California, and El Paso, Texas. Of course, these aren’t the first communities to have mass murder visited upon their doorsteps by white supremacists — nor will they be the last.

As Black and Brown people, we are not safe in the United States. Our communities are under attack. In Gilroy, the shooter even stooped so low as to murder a six-year-old Brown boy. We don’t want to live like this. And we’re not going to take it lying down!

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, it’s important to take stock of what online platforms have done — or haven’t done — to stop the spread of white supremacy.

While the rally and murder of peaceful protester Heather Heyer served as a wake-up call for many tech companies, Twitter has done very little to stop white supremacists from organizing, fundraising, recruiting and normalizing attacks on women and people of color on its platform. In fact, Twitter continues to provide a megaphone to white supremacists who planned or participated in Charlottesville’s deadly white-supremacist riot.

Words have consequences. White supremacists, with Trump at the helm, have consistently dehumanized our communities, calling us “invaders,” an “invasion” and an “infestation” on social media — words we saw parroted in the El Paso shooter’s manifesto.

Twitter has allowed white supremacists to run rampant on its platform, and enabled them to organize real-world events centered on their hateful ideology and publicize their acts of violence. The company’s failure to stand strong against white supremacists is putting people of color, immigrants, religious minorities, LGBTQIA+ people and women — common targets of organized online hate — in danger.

No one has a right to be amplified by online platforms. It’s long past time for Twitter to step up.

Stand on the right side of history: Tell Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to #StopRacistTwitter by banning white supremacists and adopting the Change the Terms coalition’s model policies and terms of service.

reference:

1. “Two Years Ago, They Marched in Charlottesville. Where Are They Now?” ADL, August 8, 2019, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/165078?t=12&akid=35176%2E1174326%2E2gJhaN
2. “Twitter Under Fire Again for Failing to Ban White Supremacists as Charlottesville Anniversary Nears,” Gizmodo, August 2, 2019, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/165079?t=14&akid=35176%2E1174326%2E2gJhaN
3. “Twitter Says Trump’s Tweet Didn’t Violate Its Rules Against Racism but Won’t Say Why,” The Washington Post, July 15, 2019, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/165080?t=16&akid=35176%2E1174326%2E2gJhaN
4. “Twitter Says Trump’s Tweet Didn’t Violate Its Rules Against Racism but Won’t Say Why,” The Washington Post, July 15, 2019, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/165080?t=18&akid=35176%2E1174326%2E2gJhaN
5. “Twitter Under Fire Again for Failing to Ban White Supremacists as Charlottesville Anniversary Nears,” Gizmodo, August 2, 2019, https://act.colorofchange.org/go/165079?t=20&akid=35176%2E1174326%2E2gJhaN

 

Support our work to ensure NO ONE is jailed for the outcome of their pregnancy.


In Alabama, a Black woman was jailed for her pregnancy loss.  

Last month, Marshae Jones a 27-year-old Black woman was shot five times in the stomach during an altercation causing her pregnancy to end. An Alabama grand jury indicted her with manslaughter charges for the death of the fetus–under the flawed logic that because she engaged in the argument, she is responsible for being shot. It makes absolutely no sense and shows just how little the lives of Black women matter to Alabama officials.

After a national backlash, District Attorney Lynneice Washington dismissed the ridiculous charges– allowing Marshae to narrowly escape this nightmare. Marshae’s fate could have been far worse without her community stepping in on her behalf. Under Alabama’s new abortion ban and feticide laws, so many other Black pregnant people could face a similar situation. These invasive laws will leave Black pregnant people vulnerable to incarceration. But we know that all of this could be solved by demanding prosecutors to use their discretion to not prosecute individuals for their pregnancy outcomes.

DAs have the power to remove the fear that an abortion, miscarriage, or stillbirth could result in a prison sentence. And by donating to our working calling on DAs to do the right thing and uphold pregnant people’s basic rights to medical autonomy and bodily freedom, we can keep law enforcement out of health decisions.

We have so much more work to do and every ounce of support makes a huge difference. Every dollar contributed would help us:

  • Hold rallies & petition deliveries to dozens of district attorney offices across the country
  • Hire an organizer to help us take this project to scale locally
  • Run campaigns in defense of women and doctors who are jailed for pregnancy outcomes

Pregnant people are at risk. Chip in $3 to help us call on DAs to stay out of our health decisions.

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