Rest, take time to sit with the wild highs and lows of this moment, then let's get to work.
Today is #NationalRunforOfficeDay Do you want to work on housing and renters rights? Consider running for your local city council. Are you concerned with mental health services and law enforcement in public schools? Think about running for school board. Do you want to make sure that every person in your community has the ability to vote fairly and safely? Support your neighbors and run for county or city clerk.
On this fine #mlkday, let’s make sure we take a moment to reflect on the role comfort plays in the long journey to justice.
You know how you live in Congressional District 5? Well, that can change, depending on who's drawing the voter maps. Gerrymandering is essentially the redrawing of congressional district maps to heavily favor one party over the other, and it's particularly effective at suppressing the vote in communities of color. These maps are the blueprint for how our votes are tallied, and they're controlled by whichever party is in power within the state government at the time. Right now in Georgia, the Republicans control our state government, and that means they get to draw the maps. You're going to hear the terms 'gerrymander' and 'redistricting' a *lot* in the next few months as we prepare to fight back against the unfair practice. Rad summary video by @washingtonpost
There’s always light if we’re brave enough to see it; there’s always light if we’re brave enough to be it. -@amandascgorman
History is being made today, y'all. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina appointed to the Supreme Court, will swear in Kamala Harris, our nation’s first female Vice President and the first Black and South Asian person to be elected to the second-highest office in the land 💅🏾💅🏾 How are you feeling?
Did you know that NGP operates a collective of issue-focused and community-centered organizing efforts? Check the tags to follow their work, because their work is OUR work, and our work is a better Georgia for all. 🖤 @ngpfaith focuses on organizing voters in faith communities across Georgia 🖤 @ngpoasis organizes in our aging communities in Georgia 🖤 @itsgapeanutgallery monitors Boards of Election across Georgia 🖤 @vibe4ngp empowers Black male voters across Georgia 🖤 @rj4ngp organizes for reproductive justice in Georgia 🖤 @ngpgacares organizes for healthcare equity in Georgia 🖤 @a4ygeorgians engages young POC in Georgia 🖤 @ngpblackgreen organizes for environmental justice in Georgia 🖤 @ngpgapl advocates for financial justice in Georgia
Today feels like a good day to celebrate Black joy. #MLK 🖤🖤
Your Vice President is a Black, South Asian Woman and it’s pronounced Comma-La ✨