Activist Check-in: Who We Are

Activist Check-in: Who We Are

Dear Activist, This week and the weeks leading up to it have been extraordinarily heavy, to say the least. We’re in the middle of a pandemic and a revolution. In communities across the country, people are demanding an end to state-sanctioned violence against our Black...

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We Must Demand Justice for George Floyd and His Family

We Must Demand Justice for George Floyd and His Family

In New York 6 years ago, Eric Garner's last words were identical to George Floyd's this week as a Minneapolis police officer choked George to death: “I can’t breathe.” Police across the country continue to kill Black people with no repercussions. What happened to Eric...

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Activist Check-in: Runs Deep

Activist Check-in: Runs Deep

Dear Activist, Yesterday, May 8, would have been Ahmaud Arbery’s 26th birthday. In his memory, people all over the world participated in 2.23-mile runs and walks. On February 23, Ahmaud was shot and killed while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia, not far from his home. A...

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Activist Check-In: Our Rights are Essential

Activist Check-In: Our Rights are Essential

Dear Activist,  Yesterday, we celebrated International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day. Protests were happening around the world for expanded rights and protections for workers, including a better response to the pandemic and more support from governments. Workers...

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Activist Check-in: Back at It

Activist Check-in: Back at It

Dear Activist, It’s been a while since our last check-in, and I hope this message finds you and your loved ones well. So much has happened over the past few weeks. We took a week off here at Citizen Action for much-needed rest and recuperation, but we’re back to...

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Activist Check-in: State Budget

Activist Check-in: State Budget

Dear Activist, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and doing well. The moment of truth has come. State leaders delivered a final budget agreement that is disappointing, to say the least. The choice was clear: cut vital funding during a global crisis or raise taxes...

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Activist Check-In: Digital Activism

Activist Check-In: Digital Activism

Dear Activist, I hope this email finds you and your loved ones in good health. As we adjust to social distancing, our community of activists and organizers have been finding creative ways to stay connected to the movement and each other. From starting book clubs to...

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Activist Check-in: Spring into Action

Activist Check-in: Spring into Action

Dear Activist, I hope this message finds you in good health and in good spirits. This is a challenging time for so many of us. While it’s important that we limit our interactions with others at this time, there’s a need for us to come together to press even harder to...

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