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Bonus: June Calls Us to Action!
Calls to Action for Kyriarchy-Smashing Families
Action for Kids: Give a meaningful compliment
Join Revolutionary Humans 25 Actions of Kindness.
“Text, email, or call (gasp!) a friend and tell ‘em something sweet and true. Brighten a day with your candid admiration.
If it feels right, ask them to pay-it-forward and share a compliment with someone else!”
– Bellamy via Revolutionary Humans
[Image& text via Bellamy of Revolutionary Humans: “Kindness as an action. 25 ways to make an impact. Give a friend (of 5!) a meaningful compliment (or 2!)” Via RevolutionaryHumans.com]
> Support Bellamy’s work here. <
Pick one: Quick Action
Thanks to our Quick-Action Coordinator, Shannon Brescher Shea, author of Growing Sustainable Together, for organizing these for us!
Tell EPA: Advance climate justice. Speed up and strengthen America’s power plant pollution rules
via Chesapeake Climate Action Network
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fallen WAY behind on several key rules to reduce fossil-fuel power plant pollution! These chronic delays have real-life health impacts on the American people, especially to low-income groups and communities of color. This petition calls on them to end the delays on climate, strengthen the soot standard for power plants, take action on coal ash, and implement cumulative impact analysis in permitting.
Tell the FDA: Use All Available Emergency Powers to Protect Access to Mifepristone Now
Via TakeItBack.org and Native Organizers Alliance Action Fund
Trump-appointed District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in Texas suspended the FDA’s approval of one of the drugs in medication abortion, mifepristone, and set in motion what could result in a nationwide ban to take effect 7 days later if the ruling is not put on hold by the 5th Circuit Court or the U.S. Supreme Court pending appeal. The ruling even covers states like California, Michigan and Kansas where reproductive rights were recently affirmed by voters and also makes mailing mifepristone a federal crime. (This appears to have a hard deadline, but court actions often end up delayed, so could be a long-term thing too, depending on how it goes.)
Tell Congress to stop glorifying guns & ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines now
via Moms Rising
Military-style semi-automatic assault weapons are the firearms of choice for mass shooters, used in mass shooting tragedies. There is absolutely no good reason for such weapons designed for the battlefield to be in civilian hands.
Urge Congress: Permanently expand SNAP benefits!
via Feeding America
At least $2.5 billion in monthly emergency food benefits are expiring nationwide, leaving millions of people facing a sudden financial cliff. Enrolled families with children will lose an average of $223 in monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and households with seniors will lose an average of $168.
Tell U.S. pharmacies: Provide abortion care to your customers!
Walgreens has said that its pharmacies will not dispense or mail abortion prescriptions in states where Republican attorneys general have threatened lawsuits, including states where abortion is legal. Tell U.S. pharmacies to not give in to GOP bullying and protect their customers’ right to abortion care!
Kiddos: Little Feminist Summer Reading Challenge
Download the Little Feminist Reading Challenge bingo sheet to kick off your summer reading.
Need help finding books to meet the challenge? OH I GOT YOU, BUDDY.
- Summer reading lists by age
- Summer Favorites
- For adults: The Luminary Braintrust’s #GrownUpBookClub reading list.
- Overwhelmed? If you can’t make it to the library or just want one less thing to deal with:
Grab an age-tailored Little Feminist Book Club subscription.
Workshop & Trainings
June 2023: FREE Self-Paced Workshop BUSY PARENT’S GUIDE TO GETTING SH*T DONE
June 2023: FREE Self-Paced Workshop
BUSY PARENT’S GUIDE TO GETTING SH*T DONE
Revitalizing Food Systems
via Seeding Sovereignty
Learn about the impacts of the climate crisis and the solutions and strategies carried on through indigenous land stewardship traditions.
June 22, 2023: 4pm PST/5pm MST/7pm EST: Learn about the history of colonial violence, disruptions, and policy that has continuously attempted to erode and whitewash indigenous food sovereignty in Acoma Pueblo. We will also hear the stories and work of Acoma’s movement of youth and elders’ to revitalize the Pueblo’s seeds, agricultural knowledge, worldviews,and practices. Register here.
Act Out! A Pride Month Training Series For Young People
Act Out is a new training series from Advocates for Youth to support young people outraged by anti-LGBTQ+ attacks nationwide. Learn how to mobilize against these awful policies, and meet young people across the country doing the same.
- Thursday, June 1st, 5:30pm EST: What do you want? How to Demand Change for LGBTQ Youth and Win
- Tuesday, June 6th, 5:30pm EST: State Policy for LGBTQ Rights
- Thursday, June 15th, 5:30pm EST: Speaking Out for LGBT Rights: How to testify in spaces happening about us, without us
- Thursday, June 22nd, 5:30pm EST: Our Safety is in Our Hands – LGBTQ Organizing Under Restrictive Policy Environments
- Thursday, June 29th, 5:30pm EST: Putting It All Together: Training Review, FAQs, and Planning A Campaign for LGBTQ Rights in Your Community
Register for some or all of the trainings here.
Stay Curious, Stand Brave & Smash The Kyriarchy
You are amazing and maaagic. I appreciate the fact that you’re on this planet, raising awesome kiddos and leading this next generation of kind, clever and generous leaders.