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Activist of the Month: Linda Sarsour

If you were at the Women's March last year or again this year, you have a very woke group of women to thank for organizing the historic rally. One of whom is Linda Sarsour. Most popularly known for her work as a co-chair of the Women's March, Linda has lived a life of activism including:  Arab American Association of New York After the 9/11 attacks, Sarsour joined the organization as a volunteer to protect Muslim American cilvil rights in light of the backlash. She later became a the director and was recognized by President Barack Obama as a "champion of change".  Black Lives Matter Sarsour organized Muslim allies to protest with Black Lives Matter members in multiple cities in the United...

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Protest Kit: 10 Things to Bring to Your Next Resistance Rally

Resistance rallies are having a moment right now, and I could not be happier! I want to make sure all of you have a splendid and safe time out there so I complied a list of resistance march essentials to get you though those high-spirited, positive vibes only, women empowering streets.    1. Sneakers I've seen people go full costume and even heels, but the old woman in me says wear comfortable athletic shoes. You'll be moving for hours so to thine own self be good.  2. Lightweight jacket with hood I don't know where you live, but having a tech-smart, light-weight, waterproof jacket is a must, even if it's hot and sunny. For all my fellow LA people, we know that diurnal...

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How to Get Involved with Politics and Stay Apocalypse Ready, Pt 2

How I spent about 3.5 hours being politically active and now have a meeting in the works to meet with my congresswoman in person! You can too. It's beyond easy.   How to Find Your Representatives https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/map The Indivisible Guide https://www.indivisibleguide.com/download-the-guide How to Find Local Groups https://www.indivisibleguide.com/groups-nav When Your Local Elections are Happening https://www.usa.gov/election-office

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International Women's Day 2017: Why I Celebrate

Happy International Women’s Day! On this 108th International Women’s Day, I think about how our place in the world has shifted. Women hold seats of power, women have their own businesses, women are in the work force, women are activists, some women around the world even have the right to vote (finally). Women can do anything.  Yes, not everything is perfect, but that’s why we still fight. That’s why I am celebrating International Women’s Day.  Please celebrate with me. I am celebrating by participating in #ADayWithoutAWoman to show the world how much impact women have. That means I will: Only work for my woman-owned business today I will not be shopping I will wear something red in solidarity How will you celebrate?...

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