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5.22.2017

5/22/17: Your Weekly Activist Events Roundup

Pride Month is on the horizon, but with that said, we haven’t lost sight of the variety of other causes, initiatives and movements we stand alongside in solidarity. Take the students at University of Notre Dame as some inspiration for example, who walked out of their own graduation once Mike Pence took to stage¬†to deliver a speech. Turns out their walk-out spoke volumes over whatever trash he was planning on saying. So stay active brothers, sisters and everyone in between, use your voices, use your legs, use our roundup of actions and events!

College students walk out of their own graduation to protest M…

BRAVO! ūüĎŹūüĎŹūüĎŹ Students marched out of their own graduation ceremony as Vice President Mike Pence took the stage at the University of Notre Dame.Shared by Occupy Democrats, LIKE our page for more!

Posted by Occupy Democrats on domingo, 21 de mayo de 2017

Daily Action: Keep Your Eyes on the Ball РBudgets

Trump’s budget team, while he is out somewhere doing something, is finalizing his budget proposal, including major cuts and defunding to programs like Food Stamps, Children’s Health Insurance and Disability Insurance. Call your Member of Congress at¬†(844) 241-1141 to express concern for the potential budget that “takes away from those who are already suffering, in order to give more tax cuts to people who are already so rich that their quality of life will not be even slightly improved.”

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Wednesday, May 24

LGBTQ Youth Leaders Organizing MeetingWhat:¬†To follow up the victory of their campaign, which amended the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to change its maximum age from 21 to 25 so that more people can have access to youth shelters, Queerocracy is holding a meeting to follow up with¬†NYC’s Department of Youth and Community Development and their development with regulations and funding for the shelters.

When:¬†4:30‚ÄĒ6PM

Where: Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), 80 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

For more info and updates, click here. 

A Night of NastyWhat: Standing alongside Planned Parenthood and against the number of threats that reproductive and sexual healthcare face, A Night of Nasty is hosting a night of dancing, drinking and donating. With 100% of proceeds being donated to Planned Parenthood, you can party with a good conscience and a great crowd. In addition to music and fundraising, there will also be tattoo artists, tarot card readings and an open bar.

When:¬†7PM‚ÄĒMidnight

Where: 501 Union, 501 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

For more info and updates, click here. 

Friday, May 26

North Shore Animal League AdoptionWhat:¬†Activism comes in all forms (and in this case, all shapes and sizes too)!¬†The North Shore Animal League has organized an opportunity for you to “find your new best friend in NYC,” by way of animal adoption. Their mobile adoption unit will boast an assortment of puppies and kittens¬†looking for new homes.¬†To be pre-approved for adoption, make sure to¬†email [email protected]

When:¬†2‚ÄĒ6PM

Where: Petland Discount, 312 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

For more info and updates, click here. 

Party for Planned Parenthood! Benefit ShowWhat:¬†Evidently, with the increase¬†of the attacks that women’s healthcare¬†has been enduring from the conservative right, there is an¬†increase in efforts to fight back¬†from the liberal left (and generally sane) and we love it. This night of live music and vending in Jersey City will¬†raise¬†funds for the¬†right to choose through¬†donating ticket sales to Planned Parenthood.

When:¬†7PM‚ÄĒ11:30PM

Where: JC Underground, 116 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302

For more info and updates, click here. 

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