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September Calls Us To Action!
Family Call to Action: Host a Conversation on Kindness
[Image& text: “Kindness as an action. 25 ways to make an impact. Reach in: Define kindness and its importance as a value for your family. RevolutionaryHumans.com]
If someone were to ask if you value kindness, certainly your answer would be something like, “Yes! Of course!” But because kindness is often used as a veil to circumvent real effort, take a few minutes to consider what kindness really means to you? How do you define it? Why do you value it? Is there a point at which kindness is either insufficient or impossible? What then? And, what about your kid(s) ask them what kindness means to them and how they show it.
Here’s one example:
Someone (at any age) is being mistreated or bullied. We know what kindness isn’t- joining in on the bullying- but do we know what it is? Is it kind to ignore the bullying? Or is kindness the action of speaking up and helping the victim?
Apply this logic to larger injustices- think about how your action or inaction shows up.
Today’s action is to bring kindness into focus as a family!
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End legal torture of people with disabilities
Via the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network: Help #StopTheShock and end legal torture against people with disabilities
Text SIGN PQMAJC to 50409 or use this link on Resistbot to quickly text a template letter to your senators in congress.
If you prefer to call, use this template from ASAN:
“My name is [your full name] , and I am from [your city]. I am a constituent of Senator [NAME].
I’m calling to ask Senator [NAME] to vote to pass the FDASLA Act, with the language included which bans the use of electric skin shock for behavior modification. This language passed the House, as well as the HELP committee.
Only one institution in the country still uses electric shocks this way, and the UN found the practice to be torture in 2013. The FDA banned this use of electric shocks in 2020, but the DC Circuit Court overturned the ban on a technicality.
The Senate has the power to stop electric shock torture through the FDASLA Act. Can I count on the Senator to vote yes on an FDASLA reauthorization that includes the ban?”
Why this action is urgent:
Our best chance to ban contingent skin shock for behavioral control is now at risk. Some Senators are pushing for a stripped-down version of the bill, without important amendments like the ban on contingent electric skin shock.
We can’t let them gut the bill’s vital provisions – with the clock ticking, we must convince the Senate that this language is critical to ensuring the human rights of people with disabilities.
We need one final push to #StopTheShock! The Senate aims to pass the FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements Act (FDASLA) before the end of the month – and it must have the amendment from the HELP committee banning the use of electric shock for behavior modification. We need a big push RIGHT NOW to let our elected officials know that this provision is critical to our community.”
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