If you are interested in becoming a more active citizen when it comes to making your voice heard by the lawmakers who presumably work for us and our communities, you may find this: Citizen Primer from The Peace Alliance a helpful introduction. As it states: “If a corporate lobbyist is speaking to your representative practically every day, it is hardly enough for you to speak to them through the voting booth only every two or four years.”
Sign the petition for President Biden to take decisive action and tell Saudi Arabia it must stop using starvation as a weapon of war and lift its blockade on Yemen now.
The Yemeni Liberation Movement is a grassroots, volunteer-led organization working to mobilize our communities for an end to the Yemen war, and bring liberation and sovereignty to all of Yemen. Please consider donating to help hunger strikers fight against this genocide.
Food banks will lose up to 40 percent of the food they receive from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – a dramatic decrease of about 500 million nutritious meals food banks provide nationwide. During a time when we’re facing public health and economic crises, and when more families than ever need help finding their next meal, food banks can’t afford to lose any food.
Click here to access the form at Feeding America and Tell the USDA: Don’t let a single person who needs help putting food on the table go hungry – help get more food support to food banks. Your personal comment to the note below is required to make sure the USDA reviews it. They must read and record every unique comment they receive!
Take action to end homelessness. Invisible People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about homelessness through innovative storytelling, news, and advocacy. Watch and share their stories. Educate yourself about homelessness. Catch up on the latest homelessness news. Then take action to help your community. Just one person can achieve a lot.
Take action for Julian Assange and Press Freedom
Visit action4assange.com and scroll down to view and access information on all the many things you can do to help the Free Assange cause and protect press freedoms.
You can also watch our interview with Assange activist Misty Winston to learn more about what you can do and why this cause is so important and find links to additional resources and information on the blog.
Take action on CODEPINK Issues & Campaigns
CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs. Take action on their issues and campaigns page and explore their website to learn more.
As Jesse Crall pointed out in his post, “Yemen and the Truth“, the war in Yemen is an abject travesty that has resulted in Nearly 24 million people—including 12.3 million children—being in need humanitarian assistance and protection. If you feel so inclined, please consider a donation to Save the Children’s efforts in Yemen: https://www.savethechildren.org/us/where-we-work/yemen
Hunger is growing in the wake of the Covid 19 Pandemic. It is estimated that in 2020 more than 54 million people may face hunger because of coronavirus. FeedingAmerica.org is a great resource for learning more about the problem and how you can help or get help if you need it. Their Find Your Local Food Bank search page is a convenient way to find organizations in your own community.
In his piece “Awareness & Syria“, our contributing writer, Jesse Crall shared information and concerns about the Caesar Act sanctions currently imposed by the U.S. government against Syria and how we should be urging congress to put a stop to them. As he stated, these sanctions will lead to significant harm to a population already decimated by civil war and poverty. Please take action by contacting your representatives and by sharing this post with others.
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