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Fix Congress' Broken System for Reporting Sexual Harassment and Assault
Society & Culture  (tags: women, rape, crime, sexism, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - act.credoaction.com
The House passed bipartisan legislation to reform this biased system months ago, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is holding the bill hostage in the Senate. That is unacceptable.
Inaction Got Us Here. It's Time To Protect Our Children
Society & Culture  (tags: children, kids, violence, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - thehungersite.greatergood.com
The statistics don't lie; as many as 90 Americans are killed every day in violent incidents of gun violence. Among those, many are school children, not yet old enough to vote or join the military.
Teachers Deserve Pay Equity and Affordable Healthcare
Society & Culture  (tags: teaching, education, schools, economic injustice, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Public school teachers do an invaluable service educating our children. In return, they get paid less than other college-educated workers, are forced to spend more of their time on standardized testing, and are subject to political attacks.
Sign Petition to Wells Fargo: Support Teachers. Dump the NRA
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, violence, gun nuts, sponsorships, banks, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Many corporations since the Parkland school shooting have divested from the National Rifle Association, but a big one remains: Wells Fargo.
Stop Attacking Teenagers for Fighting Against Gun Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: students, youth, protests, activism, activists, guns, violence, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
During floor debate in the Florida legislature on gun control laws, Republican Representative Elizabeth Porter belittled, mocked and insulted young people who are calling for an end to gun violence.
PETITION - Defend Our Salmon
Society & Culture  (tags: salmon. B.C. wild pacific salmon. jobs, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, endangered, protection, wildlife )

Lone
- 22 hours ago - safesalmon.ca
Our wild Pacific salmon are a public treasure. They are elemental to who we are as British Columbians, and we will not let them slip away. Healthy wild salmon populations support thousands of jobs and bring us together as British Columbians
Disabled Man Is Inundated With Job Offers After Holding Sign on the Road Asking For Work
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, culture, ethics, education, humans, interesting, internet, rights, news, society, disabled, job offers, Australia )

Ricardo
- 1 day ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
This manâEUR(TM)s determination for a job has finally paid off after a photo of him on the side of the road was shared to an Australian community Facebook page. After moving from Brisbane to Mackay three weeks ago in order to be closer with his family..
MoveOn Petitions - We Can Stop Private Prisons
Society & Culture  (tags: private prisons, corruption, government, income disparity )

Nita
- 1 day ago - petitions.moveon.org
For-profit companies are making a killing from our broken prison system -- raking in billions from longer and harsher confinement that disproportionately locks up Black folks and immigrants. <br />
Uses For The Poor
Society & Culture  (tags: the poor, the 1%, the 99%, the elite, irony, satire, bitterness, abuse, children, culture, dishonesty, education, family, health, interesting, law, news, politics, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

Fiona
- 1 day ago - counterpunch.org
"When Jonathan Swift penned âEUR~A Modest ProposalâEUR(TM), suggesting ways for preventing the poor from becoming a burden, he was being ironic. This is a present day editorial with references to the work of Swift.
In 30 Years, Only 17 Women Won Sexual Harassment Claims Before Wall StreetâEUR(TM)s Oversight Body
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, women, violence, sadness, society, usa, rights, crime, ethics, culture, government, humans, law, news, FINRA, Wall Street, sexual harassment, court )

Ricardo
- 1 day ago - theintercept.com
For victims of sexual harassment on Wall Street, the case of Kathleen Mary OâEUR(TM)Brien was a bad omen. In 1988, OâEUR(TM)Brien, then a stockbroker at Dean Witter Reynolds, filed the earliest sexual harassment case we could find in a public database....
Homeless Girl Scouts in NYC Are Out to Sell 12,000 Boxes of Cookies
Society & Culture  (tags: girl scouts, girls, homeless, homeless children, fundraising, fundraiser, nyc, new york city )

Joanna
- 19 hours ago - good.is
Based in New York City, Troop 6000 is a group of homeless Girl Scouts founded just over a year ago. The troop held its first-ever cookie sale this week, and we're so happy to share that they absolutely crushed their initial goal of selling 6,000 boxes.
This Newsletter Is Helping Inmates Prepare for Reintegration Into Society
Society & Culture  (tags: reintegration, prison, mentorship, society, USA, America, empowerment, community, incarceration, recidivism )

Katherine
- 14 hours ago - yesmagazine.org
A former inmate's resource guide is now helping others released from jail find their way back into society. (riseupnews.org)
Don't Let Jeff Sessions Block Survivors From Getting Asylum | UltraViolet
Society & Culture  (tags: asylum seekers, Domestic abuse, sexual violence, Jeff Sessions )

Nita
- 7 hours ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, wants to reverse a longstanding practice of granting asylum to refugees running from domestic and sexual violence.
Pope Francis Comforts Boy About His Late Father | POPSUGAR Moms
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, goodnews, child, religion )

Glenn
- 1 day ago - popsugar.com
All Christians should answer the question that way.
He Needed A Kidney. A Classmate From 50 Years Ago Whom He Barely Knew Answered the Call.
Society & Culture  (tags: good news, positive news, good samaritans, altruism, organ donation, decent humans, USA, America )

Katherine
- 14 hours ago - edition.cnn.com
Charlie Ball and Kenneth Walker went to school together in Washington DC more than 50 years ago and now live on opposite coasts. Even though they both graduated in 1969, the two never really spoke. That is until Walker send out an email last year...
Russia Blocks Millions Of IP Addresses Including Local Businesses Over Telegram Refusing To Give Encryption Keys
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, ethics, freedoms, government, law, internet, interesting, news, rights, sadness, society, politics, education, culture, Russia, censorship, Telegram app, encryption keys, privacy )

Ricardo
- 10 hours ago - activistpost.com
Russia blocked more than 16 million IP addresses in an attempt to ban encrypted messenger Telegram after the company refused to give up its encryption keys, leading to interruptions in the service, major websites and media including Google....
TAKE ACTION: Sign the Petition to Fox News: Fire Sean Hannity for Blatant Conflict-of-Interest
Society & Culture  (tags: Fox "News", alt-right, propaganda, ethics, safety )

Dogan
- 30 minutes ago - dailykos.com
Sign the petition to Fox News: Fire Sean Hannity for his blatant conflict-of-interest.
Activism Is Hard. Do It Anyway.
Society & Culture  (tags: activism, society, culture, protest, do something, Moms Demand Action, democracy, gun control, USA, America )

Katherine
- 13 minutes ago - linkedin.com
It's been an exhausting 15 months for progressive-minded activists and volunteers. Mounting a resistance to attacks on our Democracy, the Constitution, the Rule of Law is an all-day, every day slog for many of us. But we have to. There is no alternative.
   

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