This cannot be a partisan issue. The process of separating parents from children - even breastfeeding mothers - must not continue. It cannot be the American way. I urge you not to think about what a news source says about the issue, not to think about what a Twitter feed says about the issue, and not even to think about what we are saying about the issue: rather consider yourself and your own family. If you have children, consider them being taken away from you. If you have parents, imagine them being jailed while you are taken to a holding center.
It is not enough to write posts like these, we must act.
The NY Times Editorial Board wrote a piece suggesting a few actions - we've laid out a few below. Please take this chance to change a child's life, rewrite a family's story, and step in for those who have no voice.
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A tone-deaf candidate for Congress is actually giving away an AR-15 as a part of his campaign - even after the unbelievable tragedy in Florida.
This cannot be the America we want to live in.
Here's a campaign that raises money for his opponent. Read more and please give if you can.
In the devastating aftermath of a shooting like Las Vegas or Orlando or Newtown there is a flurry of activity. There is raw emotion, there is impassioned speech, there is heightened rhetoric, and often there is stinging hopelessness.
Rarely, however, is there something you can do right away that will have meaningful impact in preventing another massacre. This time we have that chance.
This week the House of Representatives will vote on the SHARE Act, which will make it easier for gun owners to purchase gun silencers. During an active shooter situation, a silencer would make it more difficult for first responders to locate and stop a shooter. On this of all weeks, we should not be making it easier for guns to be harder to find in the hands of those that would do harm.
Use the tool below to call your representative today. You can find your representative's number, follow a simple script, and make your voice heard.
These are trying times in America. Given the host of issues we're facing, especially in government, there are a few common reactions:
- Ignore the news cycle and go about living
- Tweet your frustration
- Get involved
It's thrilling to see Nadya Okamoto, a 19 year-old, choosing option 3 and running for City Council in Cambridge, MA. Her story in the video above is inspiring. Her mission to include young people and people of color is exciting. Her call to action is crucial.
Learn more by visiting her campaign below.
The LA Times is following the campaigns of five scientists around the country who are running for office. It's pretty fascinating to read through profiles of people who are committed to positive change - even if it means a "career" change. Even more encouraging: out of the five candidates profiled, three started here on Crowdpac! Check out the article and the campaigns below.
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