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Campus sexual assault


Petitioning U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Don’t force survivors of sexual assault to go to the police

Petition by Jillian Murray
Carrboro, North Carolina
1,625
Supporters

The 594 Campaign


 

It’s been nearly a year and a half since the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary — and unfortunately, there has been nearly one school shooting per week since then.

Join Carlee Soto at the 594 Campaign

Despite the enormity of that event and the daily incidents of gun violence, the politicians in Olympia and Washington, D.C. have failed to take real action to reduce gun violence. But we stepped up and this November, Washington voters will vote on a simple, commonsense reform that will make us all safer.

To defeat the gun lobby’s massive political money machine, we’re going to need to organize neighbor to neighbor, street by street, and workplace by workplace.

Now is the time to kick off our campaign to Vote Yes on 594 — won’t you join us on M‌on‌d‌ay, Ju‌ne 2n‌d?

Click here to RSVP for our campaign kickoff event!

We’re extremely honored that Carlee Soto, whose sister Victoria was killed protecting her students at Sandy Hook, has agreed to join us and help us begin this very important campaign, and share her inspiring story.

We can defeat the gun lobby.

We will make Washington safer for all our families.

I hope you can join us — here’s the info:

Mon‌da‌y, Ju‌ne 2nd at 1‌2:0‌0 p.m.
The Wes‌tin Hotel
19‌00 5‌th Ave., Sea‌ttle

Click here to RSVP Today.

A donation will be requested during the program.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Tessa McClellan at 20‌6.3‌28.29‌69 or tessa@newmanpartners.com.

Thank you for everything so far — I look forward to working with you as we enter this new phase of the campaign.

Talk to you soon,

Tracy Newman
Finance Director
WA Alliance for Gun Responsibility

 

I was arrested and I would do it again


immigrationTwo weeks ago I told you why I am fighting for immigration reform that keeps families together. I told you how I was tired of seeing my family struggle to survive and live under the shadows of our broken system. I knew that I had to do everything I could – and two weeks ago, I did just that by protesting right outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Along with eleven other youth activists, we marched and sat down in the middle of the street, blocking traffic until we were arrested. It was pouring rain but it didn’t matter. It was a necessary step for me and our movement. Now it’s your turn — will you take action to stand up for reform?

Now that I am back home, this experience has given me greater insight and motivation to keep working. I am not afraid anymore and I know now that I can play a real role in this fight. My actions reaffirmed to me that I cannot stop caring for this movement, even for a second. My future is on the line and so is my family’s future, along with thousands of other families who are suffering now and will continue to suffer as long as deportations continue and mothers, fathers, and children do not have citizenship.

Send a message to House leaders: we want reform now!

We all have a role to play, whether you are an undocumented immigrant or a US citizen, a revolutionary or just an “average Joe.” This struggle is personal. It touches every one of us, but unless we are moved to act together, we will fail. Will you take action for reform?

It has been 322 days since a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform bill passed in the Senate. In that same amount of time, the US House of Representatives has done nothing to move that bill, or any other type of reform forward. Now is the time when our movement has to give it all we’ve got, or we risk losing everything we have worked so hard to build.

Congress is on recess this week, but we can’t let them take a break until they do real work on immigration reform. Let’s make sure key members of Congress hear our demands for immigration reform now. Take action and call key members of Congress now!

In solidarity,
Yuridia