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

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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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September 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!

Last month we cheered on...

STAY CURIOUS, STAND BRAVE & SMASH THE KYRIARCHY

You give us hope

This September, we take action to transform labor rights, fair pay, fighting antisemitism, and bystander empowerment.

QUICK TOOLS via VOTE.ORG

Check Your Voter Registration

Not sure if you're registered to vote? We'll help you check and register if you can.

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act for Families

We know how to close the wage gap and you can help!

Mothers must work until August 15th of 2023 to earn what dads made in 2022 alone. Moms of color face much larger wage gaps when compared separately.

Urge Congress to close the pay gap with these three vital labor rights acts.

PETITION via THE PEOPLE'S RESPONSE ACT

Redefine Public Safety With Collective Action

The safety of Black communities is dependent on our collective ability to create holistic, community-based centers of care and harm reduction. We cannot afford to protect the status quo: Tell your Representative to cosponsor the People’s Response Act.

PETITION via HIP HOP CAUCUS

Tell Congress: Reject Education Cuts

The FY24 House funding bill cuts $64 billion from public education, eliminating early childhood education opportunities from 51,000 students and slashing salaries of 224,00 teachers in low-income school districts.

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Protect The US's Most Successful Early Learning Program

Congress seeks to cut the Head Start Program by $750 million for the next fiscal year, depriving roughly 80,000 children access to this program with high rates of success and economic improvement for the country.

Tell Congress you OPPOSE cuts to Head Start.

PETITION via MOMS RISING

Fund Kids & Families

House Republicans have put forth purely partisan spending bills that slash funding for programs our families need to build a good life and that our economy needs to grow–everything from nutrition assistance like WIC, to child care assistance to funding for the IRS to collect taxes from the rich and powerful.

Tell Congress you oppose cuts to key programs that families and children rely on and notice the poison pill amendments they're trying to slip into this year's appropriations bills.

PETITION via LAKOTA PEOPLES LAW PROJECT

Defend Indigenous voting Rights

In 2021, 19 states passed 33 ordinances restricting voting, mainly affecting BIPOC communities. We have to push back — and hard. Please send a message to your U.S. senators demanding that they pass comprehensive voting rights legislation.

AMPLIFY YOUR ACTION

Suggest An Action

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

EASY LETTER via HIP HOP CAUCUS

Raise the Minimum Wage to $17/hour

The federal government has not raised the minimum wage since 2009. That’s the longest period of a stagnant wage since the very first minimum wage in 1938.

PETITION via CHANGE.ORG

Demand respect for residential school victims' remains

These were children. Some as young as 3 years old. They deserved to be treated with respect, but hey were treated as less than human, and when their lives were cut short, they were discarded like trash. It's time to return these children so their families can begin the healing process.

PETITIONS via HAWAI'I ALLIANCE FOR PROGRESSIVE ACTION

How to Support Maui

Stop predatory corporations from exploiting wildfire victims, boost mutual aid efforts, and protect clean water access for survivors.

FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP via RIGHT TO BE

Bystander Intervention To Stop Antisemitic Harassment

This one-hour interactive training will teach you Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology, created in collaboration with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

Available Sept 11th or Oct 11th | Online | Free

DEMONSTRATION via END FOSSIL FUELS

NYC Youth March to End Fossil Fuels

We can't breathe or play outside. Our families evacuate as homes are swept away by floods, burned in mega-fires, and destroyed in hurricanes. Democracy is under threat from the corrupting influence of fossil fuel money in politics.

But it doesn't have to be this way.

In-Person Sept 17, 1pm NYC, 56th & Broadway

MINI-RETREAT via REVOLUTIONARY HUMANS

Stories That Save Us

Embrace personal storytelling as a path to radical progress both personally and for our communities.

Available Sept 8th | Online | Sliding Scale

PARENTING COMMUNITY via RAISING LUMINARIES

Join The Luminary Braintrust

Brace yourself for hard conversations and courageous action at home - with support from caregivers on the same path.

Get access to seasonal collaborations, a parent-activist resource library, and more.

Ongoing | Online | Sliding Scale

7-WEEK PARENTING PROGRAM via COME BACK TO CARE

In-Out-N-Through

Social justice parenting and inner child re-parenting program for exhausted parents and caregivers who want to parent from a more connected, centered place.

Autumn & winter cohorts available | Online | Sliding Scale

6-WEEK COLLECTIVE via RAISING LUMINARIES

Activist Caregiver Winter Incubator

Can't catch up? Feeling trapped? On a trip wire with your kids?

It's time to focus your floodlight of overwhelm into a laser-beam of sustainable action

January through February 2024 | Online | Sliding Scale

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Raising Luminaries is run by Ashia R., an Autistic, multiracial (Chinese/Irish) 2nd-generation settler raising two children alongside their partner on the homelands of the Wampanoag and Massachusett people.

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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.

ABOUT | MISSION | FINANCIALS | ACCOUNTABILITY

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Get free monthly email notifications when I publish new Family Action Toolkits

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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.

ABOUT | MISSION | FINANCIALS | ACCOUNTABILITY

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

STAY IN TOUCH

Get free monthly email notifications when I publish new Family Action Toolkits

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Posts may contain affiliate links and  sponsorships, which allow me to earn a commission at no extra cost to you.

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