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Uganda's Calling! [14 Oct 2006|12:04am]

ladycatherina
Answer the call.

Sorry if this is not allowed in the community, I can remove it if asked - but I thought some of you might be interested in this new group!

I'm a board member of ugandacalling, and we exist to raise awareness of and work for the end of the civil war in Northern Uganda, which has victimized many innocent civilians, particularly children, and left many homeless and desperately poor. We're trying to provide resources for local groups working on this issue - collecting petitions for groups to circulate, providing ideas for fundraisers for worthy projects, posting news articles and bulletins about Uganda, and letting activists and interested people get together to learn more and network with each other.

And we still need lots of people to help us carry on all these functions and get us off the ground as a nonprofit -as well as community leaders who'd like to start something for Uganda! We especially welcome international members, particularly people from Uganda (and we have at least a few already).

If you're interested in learning more or helping out, please check out the community - everyone's very nice and positive, we'd love to see you!
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Uganda's Calling! [12 Oct 2006|01:33pm]

ladycatherina
Answer the call.

Sorry if this is not allowed in the community, I can remove it if asked - but I thought some of you might be interested in this new group!

I'm a board member of ugandacalling, and we exist to raise awareness of and work for the end of the civil war in Northern Uganda, which has victimized many innocent civilians, particularly children, and left many homeless and desperately poor. We're trying to provide resources for local groups working on this issue - collecting petitions for groups to circulate, providing ideas for fundraisers for worthy projects, posting news articles and bulletins about Uganda, and letting activists and interested people get together to learn more and network with each other.

And we still need lots of people to help us carry on all these functions and get us off the ground as a nonprofit -as well as community leaders who'd like to start something for Uganda! We especially welcome international members, particularly people from Uganda (and we have at least a few already).

If you're interested in learning more or helping out, please check out the community - everyone's very nice and positive, we'd love to see you!
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[02 Sep 2005|07:02pm]

crayonpeople
Newslinks about Katrina and how it relates to People of Color, the impoverished and President Bush.

http://www.CrayonPeople.com
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CrayonPeople.com [17 Aug 2005|03:13am]

crayonpeople
http://www.CrayonPeople.com

We created Crayon People to act as a place for People of Color to get easy access to news ranging from political articles to current pop culture. Check out the new articles from your own relevant group (Arab, Asian, Black, Latino Desi), but feel free to discuss articles in the People of Color area as well as other groups. Posting comments and discussing the articles is the point to this whole website.

We want people from diverse backgrounds to converse and debate in a constructive environment. So please help us spread the word. We are a non-profit site, so basically that means we have a $0 promotion budget, unlike these other corporation giants. But please let us know what you think. Sign on post some comments and help make this good thing happen:).
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[05 Jul 2005|10:23pm]

wizenedfrithid
[ mood | accomplished ]

I've created the community Wizened Wigwam as a rallying point for those who would change their own reality to bring about the paradigm shift. The purpose is multifold Read more...Collapse )

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re: the energy bill due out on the senate floor on mon. if activism= your thing, PLEASE HELP! [10 Jun 2005|10:43pm]

ameforstars
We would like @ least 100 copies of this letter sent to the sen. specter and santorum's energy aids that the Center for Creative Cooperation met with in DC on Wednesday, 8 June 2005. (letter = under this lj cut)Collapse )
Present at the meeting were 5 representatives (including myself) from a newly formed NEPA "activist umbrella" called The Center for Creative Cooperation, which is a center for activists groups who support sane energy policies, environmentalism and general social justice issues to coalesce and support one another. The Center fully advocates the autonomy of each group, but is in place to help garner support and numbers for grass roots organizations.

The first section of the letter highlights some of what they SAID to us during out 90 minute conversation/debate. The second section is what WE support (as the Center for Creative Cooperation). Between all of us and our groups, these aides, Mr. Dower and Mr. Beynon, need to receive at least 100 hundred of these emailed letters this weekend, since the energy bill hits the Senate floor Monday.

We fully understand that these letters may not change the course of energy bill history. HOWEVER

1. These letters will put these guys on notice that we weren't kidding when we said that we represented a "strong coalition of concerned citizen groups," I wasn't making it up - they need to know we have some numbers here.

2. They understand that for every letter they get, there are 10 more people in our groups who support what the letter says.

Please, spread the word to groups/people who you think may be interested........we would like @ least 100 letters/emails to be sent to these guys by monday.

If they only get a few, our impact int he future will be considerably less--if they get more than a few, we will matter more. GRASS ROOTS WORKS ON NUMBERS - So let's show them we have numbers!!!

All you have to do with the letter is:

paste the following two emails into the address line:
Matthew_Beynon@santorum.senate.gov Thomas_Dower@specter.senate.gov

if you know friends or other PA groups who would be interested in voicing similar (or the same) concerns, please forward this email to them, and have them send this message (or something similar...) to the email addresses listed above.

then, please sign your name (and address if you're from PA) under the "sincerely".

One more thing, i have recently started a (potentially... still have to file the paper work) non-profit group called S.A.F.E.R. (Student Action for Environmental Responsibilty). The only requirement to support this group is to be a student or a supporter of students/student action, so if you are interested in this (and you do not have to be a PA resident to "join") please let me know via a comment and if you are interested and choose to send a letter to san/spects reps please include something like:

Amie Monte
Member of S.A.F.E.R. (Student Action for Environmental Responsibilty)

after the closing "sincerely" of the letter.

thanks! if anyone has any ?'s about the meeting/lobbying for a sane energy policy lemme know:)

peace!

one more time: the letter we would like forwardedCollapse )


and please comment if you are forwarding the message because we would like to keep track of how many emails are being sent to the senators. thanks!!!

(cross-posted)
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[08 Feb 2005|10:22pm]

stephanyylee
This Saturday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC)
will elect a new chair. We need your voice today to ensure
the party stays true to its support of a woman's right to
choose. Please take a minute to act today, and then check
out some inspiring activist photo galleries from Care2
members. Thanks for receiving Democratic Party Alerts
from Care2 and ThePetitionSite!

In this issue:
1. Deficits, fuzzy math, and Social Security "reform"
2. Democratic Party backing away from choice? Speak out!
3. Inspiration: Activist photo galleries on Care2 Connect

______________________________________________
1. Deficits, fuzzy math, and Social Security "reform"
Act today: http://www.care2.com/go/z/21208
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[28 Jan 2005|02:10pm]

stephanyylee
http://www.answercoalition.org/
please take a look at this website and offer any kind of support that you can
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hi [25 Jan 2005|09:27pm]

stephanyylee
hi, my name is stephanie and i just joined this community i have a few websites that i would like to post because i think they are relevent to this cause:
'http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/127877412');
www.worldpeace.com.au
if you do join the peace society please put me as a reference-stephanie mccabe
thank you
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[30 Dec 2004|01:34am]

matt640123
Hi, I was introduced to this community by Maria (kismeimemo). And I just thought I would say that I think it's great that there is finally a community that has a real purpose and isnt school wide. I've seen way too many of the rating communities that are just a way for errogant people to judge other people and strike up more hate in the world. You guys rock.
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[28 Dec 2004|12:43pm]

kismeimemo
Hi. I'm glad that I could find a community with the same intent and goals as the one that I had started.

And by which I mean in my school there is a very strong and active GSA, and a livejournal community that is not all that it should be.

If you would care to view and/or join odysseygsa please, by all means do.

I've already sent to most of the current members this way.

Thanks.
-Maria
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Marriage is Love. [14 Jul 2004|01:09pm]

vintagetee
Dear friend,

Congress is about to vote on amending the U.S. Constitution to deny marriage equality to same-sex couples.

Never before has our Constitution been amended to take away anyone's rights. Yet our Senators will vote on this amendment in the next 48 hours.

It's urgent that we speak up now. This hateful divisiveness has no place in America. Please join me in saying so, at:

http://www.moveon.org/unitednotdivided/

Equality in marriage is the civil rights issue of our generation. We can't let anyone, or any group, be singled out for discrimination based on who they are or who they love.

Thank you.


My message:

Who are you to decide who I can marry? I thought this was a democracy.

Don't take away my rights as a human being. I thought we got past this when segregation laws were banned.

Don't like gay marriage? DON'T GET ONE.

My life, my love, and my happiness should not be in your hands. That, my friend, is injust and does not follow the foundation documents of America. "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inaliunable Rights, that among these are LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and HAPPINESS."

I am very religious, and through God, I have learned that He created us equally, yet different. We are all human beings, and we all have the same rights. No one, except God, may take away any of these rights, or force upon any human being an unjust, unhappy, INHUMAN standard of living. By preventing two people, male or female, their right to proclaim their love to one another, you are trying to play God, and you are subjecting them to torture. President Bush, senators, and representatives, it is none of my business who you marry. Just like it is none of your business who I marry.

I rest my case.
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new member [20 May 2004|07:52pm]

surferrosa624
hi. i just stumbled across this community and thought it would be a good thing to join, partly because i recently saw the documentary "hate.com" and i realized there are a lot of opportunities to spread hate through the internet, and i wanted to make a conscious choice to spread tolerance (or at least discuss it) through the internet. i hope you don't mind.
a note: may 17th (i think) was the 50th anniversary of brown vs. board of ed, celebrating, of course, the end of legal segregration in the u.s. However, a census was just done that states that school districts are JUST AS segregated as they were BEFORE b vs. b of ed. The difference is that we now have economic, rather than political segregation, meaning that students rarely interact with students of different economic backgrounds. i don't mean to start off on a negative note (there are many positive civil rights actions taking place,i.e gay marriages in Mass.), but i just think that sucks.
any thoughts or comments?
thanks for listening,
sadie
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[15 Feb 2004|07:40pm]

robotbeat
i'm a new member. i love the cause of this community. i hope more and more people can join it in the future.
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positive points for white girls [25 Oct 2003|06:42pm]

joffy
white girls
I just want to say how much i am a fan of that girl in the Black Eyed Peas. I don't know where they found her, but she is very talented and they were lucky to get her before she joined some other group or went solo...
but it's like a white-girl-fan-of-hip-hop's biggest dream, to join a well-respected and successful hip hop group, and make it more successful, while retaining a genuine white girl quality that doesn't have anything to do with white trash.

I was recently told by a friend that he won't take me to a club because he doesn't want to be seen with the only white girl there. i was thoroughly insulted! but this girl is showing that "no, we don't have to turn black to be in the hip hop scene, but they think we are cute, anyway. they like us!"

so any white people who think they need to start talking or acting like they're "black" just to be accepted (not just girls--Justin Timberlake??), don't need to think that! that girl is paving the road for all of us!
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new here [01 Oct 2003|12:34am]

joffy
[ mood | rejuvenated ]

Hi, i see that this is a relatively new community, and i really like the theme, so i am willing to promote it!!
well, for one thing, I am very tolerant of people who are "haters". I think that is the first thing that is important in a world where there's lots of hateful deeds. I lived for a year in South Africa as an exchange student and I met loads of racist people. I went there with a closed mind, thinking that anyone who is racist must be really dumb, and i wouldn't listen to at all. but i found out that even the best, most thoughtful people there, have a subconscious mind-set that people who are black (or white) are bad. It was mostly white people who were racist, though. I really had good friends who thought black people weren't worthy of as many rights as white people. so gradually, i became more tolerant of "haters" and i am now able to understand any point of view, and i can really see why those people think that way. even if they are dumb reasons, you can't change your history or your upbringing. I can't say i wouldn't be racist if i grew up there.
They would all be horrified to know that my boyfriend of 1 and 1/2 years is black....don't tell, ok?

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Why is this community here? [24 Jul 2003|11:34pm]

krylon_junkie
[ mood | hopeful ]

A group of teenagers allegedly beat a lesbian couple with baseball and cricket bats, after the couple had endured what they said was a 12-month gay-hate campaign...Collapse )

I am damn tired of hearing stories like this and I would hope you are too. I'll start by giving you my views and you can dispute or agree with them as you wish. I don't believe it is at all wrong for a person to partner with someone of their own sex, and no, I don't think it's "icky," and I most certainly don't think it's "ok if they want to do it, but they better stay the hell away from me!" (Someone actually told that to me once, can you believe it?) I don't think Christians are "blind sheep," nor do I think Pagans are going to hell because in this and this scripture it says so. I don't think whites are superior to blacks, nor do I think whites owe an "ancestral debt to be paid to the black people." I also had someone tell me that my people owed her people something. Wait. Let me read that once again...

"Your people."
"My people"

This is where the problem lies, in my opinion. There is no "my people," there is no "your people." There are people. Deserving of the same amount of respect. I think as more of the population is able to grasp this simple concept, perhaps stories like the above will become fewer and fewer. At least I hope so.

That's where this community comes in. Use it to share your experiences and views. If you know of an issue that needs to be addressed, bring it up and maybe someone will be willing to lend a hand. Post anything that inspires you, like art or the kind actions of another.

We have over 2000 years of hate and violence recorded in our history. Don't you think that's long enough?

Peace,

*K*J*

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