That’s what Americans do when others are in need – we help. We give. We inspire. Want to make a difference? There are a number of ways you can help right here: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=7485
Jermaine Bell is just six years old, but when he saw people in need, he took the money he’d been saving for a trip to Disney World and spent it on food and water for South Carolina evacuees. https://www.wjbf.com/csra-news/allendale-boy-gives-up-disney-trip-to-give-hotdogs-to-dorian-evacuees/
Bahamian families and communities face a long recovery from Hurricane Dorian. And Americans are reaching out to help. Brittany Garvin is helping people reunite and evacuate. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/how-americans-are-helping-hurricane-dorian-survivors-afar-n1051846
As we remember those we lost on 9/11, we also remember the spirit of unity and togetherness that defined the weeks and months after. On this day of service, I’m reflecting on all those still working to embrace that spirit, today and every day. http://www.fox5ny.com/news/volunteers-mark-911-with-a-day-of-service-on-ellis-island
Marca had a remarkable way of bringing out the best within us. For me, she was a trusted voice and a persistent, buoyant spirit—an example that progress can be slow, but it’s always possible. We’ll miss her, but we’re far better off because of her fight. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/08/obituaries/marca-bristo-dead.html
Yesterday’s ruling is a big win for North Carolina—and for all of us. Voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. This win is proof that change is always within our reach, on gerrymandering, voting rights, and much more. https://twitter.com/demredistrict/status/1169008885295996933
Saw this story of a young person doing great work and wanted to share it—keep it up, David! That’s some creative organizing. https://www.wcnc.com/article/life/heartwarming/charlotte-teen-registered-people-to-vote-as-they-waited-in-popeyes-line/275-fa62f119-6abe-42fb-98e8-8121deec803f
Training is at the heart of organizing. It’s why I’ve always made it a priority – from my 2008 campaign until now. And it’s why I’m proud to announce @allontheline’s in-person training initiative, Redistricting U. Join us: http://allontheline.org/redistrictingu
Until all of us stand up and insist on holding public officials accountable for changing our gun laws, these tragedies will keep happening: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/7/1/18683860/democrats-2020-gun-control-mass-shootings
Economist Raj Chetty is not only identifying the decline in opportunity we’ve seen in recent decades—but trying to reverse it. Inequality, like many problems we face, is as vast as it is complex. But this article left me a little more hopeful: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/08/raj-chettys-american-dream/592804/
Here are a couple of articles backed by new research that are worth taking a look at: A new study on the Medicaid expansion my administration fought for under the Affordable Care Act—and how these policy decisions affect lives in real terms: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/7/23/20703776/medicaid-expansion-obamacare-health-care-2020
In America, we don’t fear the future, we embrace it. 50 years ago, that spirit took us to the moon. Today, it’s embodied by people like Tiffany Davis. She’s a young rocket scientist who is helping us explore the next frontier, wherever that might take us. http://tinyurl.com/y5otuv2x
#MandelaDay reminds us that when things feel dark, confusing, or impossible—take a look back at his writings. There, we see how a belief in the dignity of every person can be made real, an unwavering hope to steel us along our own long walks toward something better.
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