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Democrats Abroad Actions
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Action: "A Commitment to Solidarity with Incarcerated People," postcards to inmates
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Actions of Potential Interest*
Petition: Don't Ban Books in the United States, via EveryLibrary
Librarians in states like Texas, Indiana, and Wyoming are facing measures that mean that they may soon find themselves under attack for stocking books against racism and about the lives and experiences of LGBT Americans. Take a stand against these bans!
EveryLibrary is the nation's first and only political action committee for libraries and organized as a 501(c)4.
Petition: "Stop the Execution of Melissa Lucio in Texas," via The Innocence Project
Melissa Lucio, a Mexican-American, is facing execution on April 27, 2022, in Texas for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Mariah — a crime that never occurred. Mariah died two days after accidentally falling down a steep flight of stairs and Melissa has maintained her innocence on death row for more than 14 years.
The State of Texas presented no physical evidence establishing that Melissa ever abused Mariah or any of her children. In fact, thousands of pages of Child Protective Services records show that Melissa’s 12 children never said she was violent with them.
Yet in 2008, Melissa was convicted based on statements she made to law enforcement in Cameron County after more than five hours of coercive interrogations that began the same night her youngest child died and continued until 3:00 a.m. the next day. She was pregnant with twins the night of the interrogation.
Update! Red Hill Water Security: US military to close fuel storage facility in Hawaiʻi where water was contaminated by leak, via CNN
The Department of Defense will close the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility in Hawaii permanently, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday. The facility was temporarily closed after water was contaminated by a petroleum leak from the facility that sickened military families and children in Hawaii in November and left people in the local community without safe drinking water. The facility will now be defueled and closed permanently.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said in a statement that closing the facility is "the right thing to do." "When we use land for military purposes, at home or abroad, we commit to being good stewards of that resource. Closing Red Hill meets that commitment," he said. The Defense Department will also create an "environmental mitigation plan" to address any future contamination concerns, Austin said.
Petition: "Our Kids Deserve The Truth," send to State Legislators, via ParentsTogether
Kids should be learning to think critically in school - and to understand the full history of our country, even the painful parts.
Our politicians should be focused on helping students and teachers who are still struggling with fallout from COVID--rather than punishing teachers for speaking the truth.
Petition: "Federal Recognition for the Duwamish Tribe," via change.org
The Duwamish are the First People of present-day Seattle, and are the original stewards of this land. Since time immemorial, the Duwamish Tribe has maintained their ancestral home in traditional, sustainable ways for the benefit of all. Seattle is built upon and thrives on the lands of the Duwamish People, and the City still carries the name of the Tribe’s most well-known leader, Chief Si’ahl (Seattle).
Chief Si’ahl of the Duwamish and Suquamish Tribes of Indians was the lead signatory of the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855, and that agreement has never been invalidated. Yet the U.S. Government has continually failed to give the Duwamish People their rightful recognition.
Federal recognition does not create a tribe, but honors the government-to-government relationship between tribes and the United States. It is also vital to protecting the cultural integrity of the Duwamish People.
Donate: "Help for Afghanistan Refugees," via CNN and Public Good
As the Taliban increases their grip in Afghanistan, thousands of civilians continue to flee their homes fearing retribution, persecution, and general chaos. The refugee crisis there is still taking shape amid growing desperation and uncertainty. Relief workers are scrambling to help. CNN's Impact Your World has compiled a list of 20 vetted organizations accepting donations to assist in this crisis. You can make a donation that will be split amongst all the organizations, or you can make individual donations to specific organizations, all at the link above.
Petition and Letter Writing: "Stop Line 3," StopLine3.org
Residents of the Great Lakes should not be forced to assume risks for a project that is economically unviable in the long-term and serves no clear public purpose. Further, the oil pipeline’s impacts on the economy, natural resources, and public health, and its violations of Indigenous rights, are unacceptable.
If you scroll further down the page, you can also personalize and send a letter to Jaime Pinkham of the Army Corps of Engineers, calling for a full federal environmental impact statement to assess threats to treaty rights, water protection, and climate.
Petition: "Public Petition to Attorney General Merrick Garland," ERA Coalition
We are urging Attorney General Merrick Garland to take the immediate action of directing his Office of Legal Counsel to withdraw the January 6, 2020 opinion memo from the Attorney General Barr Department of Justice. Sign the petition to add your voice!
*The actions in this section are neither organized nor sponsored by DACH. We don't endorse a particular position or platform expressed via these actions. We are sharing them because we believe they may be of interest to our members. As always, please obey all local laws, maintain the proper spirit of peaceful demonstration, and observe any COVID-19 guidelines regarding social distancing and number of people at a gathering. DACH is not responsible for the logistics of any events listed in this section and cannot guarantee that the information we have provided is the most up-to-date information available.