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March Calls Us To Action!

Youth-centered calls to action to ignite the next generation of kind & courageous leaders.

Published: Updated:

Co-Created by Shannon Brescher Shea & Ashia Ray

Good news!
WE DID IT!

We're cheering on...

STAY CURIOUS, STAND BRAVE & SMASH THE KYRIARCHY

You give us hope

This March, we share our power as accomplices and direct our anger and pain into good trouble..

RESISTBOT TEMPLATES via WATERMELON

Daily 10-Second Ceasefire Text Templates

Sarah Sayer creates texting templates with sources, explanations, and calls to end violence against the people of Palestine. Subscribe to her free for a new Resistbot message every day.

Already on Resistbot? Text FOLLOW WATERMELON to the number 50409

CIVIL ACTION via VOTE CEASEFIRE

Send Biden a Message: Write 'CEASEFIRE' On Your Primary Ballot

President Biden will not be able to defeat Trump in November if he continues to endorse Israel's attack on Gaza.

Use the power of primary polls to convince him: demanding a ceasefire is the only way to re-engage liberal, leftist, and democratic voters.

When is your state primary? >> Find your election dates

PETITION via PEOPLE VS FOSSIL FUELS

Tell Biden & The DOJ: Stop Trying To Silence Youth Climate Activists!

The Department of Justice (DOJ has tried to silence Juliana youth climate activists 22 times in the last 9 years.

If allowed to proceed, these kids will go to trial, and they will win—forcing the United States, the BIGGEST contributor to climate change in the world, to make systemic change and phase out fossil fuels.

PETITION via MOVE ON

Demand The Department of Justice Protect LGBTQiA2S+ Children

On February 7, after a year of being bullied, Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old Choctaw Indigenous gender-fluid teen in Oklahoma, was brutally assaulted by their classmates and died the next day.

Nex's bullying had been sanctioned by the state and the school district, who had forced a teacher to resign for allying with LGBTQ+ children.

ONLINE WORKSHOP via COME BACK TO CARE

How To Talk To Kids About Race

For caregivers with kids ages 2-5, it's time to talk to your littles about race and racism. This 90-minute interactive, self-paced course is for you.

Self-Paced | $17

PETITION via HIP HOP CAUCUS

Tell Congress: End Jim Crow Voter Disenfranchisement

Our mass incarceration system is silencing the voices and communities most impacted by it. And that’s by design – dating back to the Jim Crow era, felony disenfranchisement laws are one of many tactics used to attack Black people’s political power.

PETITION via SIERRA CLUB

Tell Congress: Strengthen The Endangered Species Act

Since it's enactment in the 1970's, The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has protected iconic species and brought many back from the brink of extinction.

It's time for Congress to make the extinction crisis a priority. We need them to strengthen and fully fund implementation of the ESA.

PETITION via COALITION ON HUMAN NEEDS

Tell Congress: Stop Forcing People With Disabilities Into Poverty

Low-income seniors and people with disabilities don’t qualify for the SSI Cash assistance program if they have more than 2-3k in savings or personal property, which keeps them from saving for emergencies and stuck in poverty. Introducing the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act, which increases asset limits to $10-$20k

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Tell Congress: Pass the Ending Pushout Act

The Ending PUSHOUT Act (H.R. 2690) aims to eliminate suspensions and expulsions over minor infractions like tardiness and absenteeism or violations of grooming and appearance policies that consistently discriminate against students of color.

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Tell Congress: Expand the Working Families Tax Credit

HB1075/S 5249 expands the Working Families Tax Credit to low-income, working young people and seniors.

Urge your lawmakers to champion this bill!

PETITION via SIERRA CLUB

Demand Stronger Protections For Climate-Stabilizing Forests

Mature forests - or "future old growth" - represent the majority of the national forest system and, overall, hold the majority of the forests' stored carbon. Protecting these trees would protect our clean water and clean air, safeguard wildlife habitats, and offer a much-needed buffer against the worst impacts of the climate crisis.

AMPLIFY YOUR ACTION

Suggest An Action

Recommend a youth-centered action organized by people with lived experience.

LETTER TEMPLATE via RAISING LUMINARIES

Dear Pet Stores: Stop Torturing Betta Fish

For pre-writers, emerging, and advanced writers, this letter template helps kids raise their voices against cruel and inhumane treatment of animals in pet stores.

FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING via RIGHT TO BE

Bystander Intervention to Stop Islamophobic Harrasment

We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening.

March 11, 4pm ET | Free
April 17, 1pm ET | Free

FREE WEBINAR via ASAN

End Subminimum Wage Webinar

Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act allows employers to pay disabled workers subminimum wage. Disabled employees working under a 14(c) certificate earned an average of $3.34 per hour.

March 14, 1pm ET | Free

FREE VIRTUAL TRAINING via RIGHT TO BE

Bystander Intervention to Support Trans Kids

We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening.

March 22, 2pm ET | Free

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RAISING LUMINARIES

Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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RAISING LUMINARIES

Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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