Happy Friday, FAMily!
This is our second week of our education series on Social Justice. This week, our awesome moderator Ayla (along with several other awesome contributors) has provided us with an in-depth look at Transgender Individuals and gender education. Thank you, Ayla for helping us grow!
Blog post: https://wp.me/p8b8DR-c8i
1. FAM is committed to elevating members of marginalized groups. We especially acknowledge women of color whose voices are systematically and repeatedly silenced.
Below is a resource to identify women of color running for office. Donate if you can. If you can’t, share this link (click the link and then hit share). We can elevate these women by making their names, faces and causes known.
2. WE NEED A CLEAN DREAM ACT. Besides being a campaign promise of the current administration, the right thing to do is protect DREAMers and build a path to citizenship. The accident of the location of someone’s birth location doesn’t make them more worthy. Call or senators and demand they create and vote on a bill to protect these folks.
3. Tom Cotton (R-AK) seems to think citizens sharing their thoughts and concerns with him are “harassing” and has sent several cease and desist letters to constituents within his state and beyond who disagree with him. So, let’s let him know FAM is not down with that. Please feel free to reach out to Sen. Cotton using any of the methods below:
Snopes article regarding cease and desist letter:
As always, we’re happy to have you with us this week and always. We will continue to rise up and protect those who need us and become better allies, supporters, and defenders.
Anne, Anne, and Jen