• Healers Rise Up!
    We continue to experience and witness massive coordinated assaults on our dignity, livelihood and wellbeing. This current regime has revealed and escalated its plan to divide, disenfranchise, incarcerate, repatriate, and blatantly, brutally destroy our communities and mother earth. On a daily basis, we are facing hateful violent rhetoric and actions that attempt to strip us of our humanity. These assaults are political, physical, mental, emotional, intentional, and deeply familiar. These assaults are spiritual. Our ancestral lineages have survived centuries of attempted confinement, erasure, and redefinition. We are their continued presence. Our very existence in body, culture, complex identity, and transformation is proof of our continued resistance. We are the legacy of freedom fighters that have shaped and guided our journey to liberation through justice, even in the midst of destruction. We walk in the footsteps of Bwa Kayiman, the Lakota Ghost Dancers, Thích Quảng Đức, Southern Root workers, and all those who have taken up spiritual arms honoring and defending our lives and communities. The triumphs of our resistance are rooted in the spirits and practices that remind us of our sacred humanity, our interconnected strengths and powers that sustain our well being as a whole. We are worthy. We are powerful. We defend our right to exist. We call into action all those who feel the urgency of this moment to spiritually empower and awaken the healers, artists, and freedom fighters in all of us. We honor and call in all of our roles in abolishing all supremacist ideologies. We call each other to create social and healing justice with our gifts, our magic, our medicines, our knowledge, our prayers, our healing, and our rituals and practices. We call into action all those for whom resistance is and has always been a spiritual truth and practice. We commit to honoring and protecting the humanity and dignity of communities most marginalized by systemic attacks of violence, including: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, (Im)migrants, Muslims, Refugees, Disabled People, Sex Workers, LGBTQIA people and those who have been and are currently incarcerated. We declare a future where all life is supported and nurtured. We declare freedom for our whole being, our families, our communities and the mother earth. For the fight ahead, we need all of our magic and all of our spiritual and ancestral wisdom to guide us, protect us, and sustain us. We are called to participate in this spiritual resistance and call on you to join starting with: • Signing on to this pledge as your commitment to show up for each other and for our communities with your magic, healing practices, and ancestral knowledge. • Joining us in a conference call to discuss how these actions are being integrated into the broader movement. How is this part of a continuum, what has been successful in the past, what are current practices and how do we integrate our actions into our individual and collective practices. • Joining us on future efforts on coordinated days of spiritual action, where we will publicly call on our ancestors and the power of Spirit to fortify us in the days to come starting with Black Lives Matter National Day Radical Sacred Rituals of Resistance April 1st. • Creating actions, collectively or individually, that transmit power, protection and dignity to our communities. #healersriseup #sacredresistance
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  • Fire the Officer Who Shot at Anaheim Students
    On February 22, 2017 an off duty LAPD officer was caught on video grabbing and assaulting a 13 year old - even firing his gun at students. The teen the man held against his will responded to him insulting a woman in the group of students walking after school. https://youtu.be/7tsCp0Khb7s The attack captured on video has spread nationwide, prompting protests by Anaheim residents after Anaheim arrested the students, while the officer faced no consequences for his actions. After a police officer fires a weapon, they are placed on 72 hour leave as an investigation occurs. We demand that the officer not be given his badge and paycheck back. He should be terminated. For More Details See OC Weekly: Off Duty LAPD Cop Fires Gund During After School Melee with Anaheim Teens http://www.ocweekly.com/news/off-duty-lapd-cop-fires-gun-during-after-school-melee-with-anaheim-teens-7918977 Anaheim Teen Involved in Fracas with Gun-Firing LAPD Cop Released; Father Speaks Out http://www.ocweekly.com/news/anaheim-teen-involved-in-fracas-with-gun-firing-lapd-cop-released-father-speaks-out-7919332
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  • Tell Mayor Holly Sierra to Defy Trump, Defend Buellton, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Ducey: No State Troops Terrorizing Our Communities
    President Trump is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up immigrants, according to a draft memo recently obtained by The Associated Press. This will mean military checkpoints in our neighborhoods and armed soldiers raiding business, schools, and churches. In order to make this dangerous plan a reality, all Trump will need is Governor Doug Ducey to issue the order to the Arizona National Guard. We know more law enforcement and more criminalizing laws will never make our communities safer. Filling the streets with thousands more troops and raiding our communities destroys families, devastates neighborhoods, and erodes strong and healthy cities and towns. Tell Governor Ducey we demand better for all people who live in Arizona. Stand with immigrants and stop the Arizona National Guard from joining Trump's deportation force.
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  • SIGN: Agents Just Detained a Trans woman at Court as She Sought a Protective Order from Her Abuser
    Ms. Gonzalez is a transgender undocumented woman and victim of domestic violence. When she left the domestic violence shelter to go to court, she was seeking protection from her abuser. But moments after a judge gave her that protective order, ICE agents arrested her. County Attorney Bernal believes that the deportation agents may have been led to Ms. Gonzalez by her abuser himself. "I'm suspicious that the tip may have come from the abuser, who knew precisely where the victim would be at that time and date since he had received notice to be in that courtroom as well,' Bernal told KFOX. Transgender women face higher rates of abuse in detention than anyone else. They experience 1 in 5 cases of sexual assault despite being an extremely small percentage of the detention population. Ms. Gonzalez deserves the protection a judge granted her. Now we need to help protect her by getting her out of ICE custody. Please sign and share.
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  • Tell Mayor Michael Seibert to Defy Trump, Defend Joplin, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor Richard Alcombright to Defy Trump, Defend North Adams, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Syracuse Common Council to Defy Trump, Defend Syracuse, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor Arlene A. Juracek to Defy Trump, Defend Mt Prospect, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor Lisa Merkel to Defy Trump, Defend Herndon, & Expand Sanctuary
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell Mayor Matt Alexander to Defend the people of Wappingers Falls & Expand Sanctuary Status
    Donald Trump just announced executive action that threatens any city that seeks to protect immigrant residents from his deportation machine. What he’s trying to do is roll back the leaps forward we’ve made in recent years but we won’t let him. In 2017, it’s the efforts to defend Black lives and protect migrant rights that make our cities safer, not Trump’s extra enforcement promises. To keep us safe, we need to evolve our local policies to make our cities real sanctuaries for all residents, not cancel them because of the illegitimate President's latest actions. That means a commitment to separating police from federal immigration enforcement AND addressing the policing that funnels Black and other residents to jail and places criminal charges on immigrant residents, making them a target for ICE agents. Tell our mayor and city council to stand up to Trump and take action that doesn't just symbolically defend immigrants, but transforms our city's policies to stop targeting us for imprisonment, risk of removal, and state violence at the hands of police and aggressive immigration agents. The illegitimate President's threats should be cause to embolden our city leaders, not an excuse to abandon our potential progress.
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  • Tell the Patriots to tackle hate and skip the White House!
    There is nothing that Donald Trump hates more than negative publicity and perceived slights. This is a powerful opportunity to publicly shame Trump and prevent the normalization of hate. We need everyone- especially folks in power and in the public spotlight- to stand in solidarity with the millions of people standing up to Trump's hate-filled agenda.
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