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September 4, 2019

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Amplify Values In These Emerging Issues

Challenge Injustices Revealed by Natural Disasters, Hurricanes like Dorian

Hurricane Dorian has already broken storm records as it heads towards the United States. As we’ve seen many times before, natural disasters have the ability to reveal existing inequality among those directly affected. People living in poverty are disproportionately affected by natural disasters. Use Hurricane Dorian to push for economic justice in infrastructure, storm preparedness and recovery spending. Cite the values of Economic Security and Community.

Reject Trump’s Family Detention Plans

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At the end of August, the Trump administration announced a new regulation intended to bypass legal protections for children detained by immigration officials (The Flores Agreement). The new rule would allow the indefinite detention of migrant kids. Protest this rule by citing the values of Community, Family Unity, and Economic Security.

Upcoming Media Hooks & Events

Sept. 4 - 11, 2019

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