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#ResistReport, Vol. 7

#ResistReport, Vol. 7

Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country. If you find this weekly compilation of actions, updates, and resources useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues. TAKE ACTION: Individual actions: Gear up for May Day — May 1 is almost here! Resist attacks on immigrants, workers, womxn, and people of color wherever you are! Find local events and actions all over the U.S., plus lots of…
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9 Twitter Tips for Your Nonprofit in 2017

9 Twitter Tips for Your Nonprofit in 2017

Nonprofits in 2017 can slay the Twitter game without the social media budget that many corporations have. I added “2017” in the title because digital media evolve constantly; a year from now, best practices may be different, depending on Twitter’s ever-changing interface. However, as big corporations adapt to these changes quickly, so can nonprofits, and a bunch of us in the nonprofit sector can make sure we’re formidable advocates and changemakers in this digital era by supporting each other. Here are nine tips your nonprofit can implement now – without cost – to maximize your impact on Twitter. 1. Get “Verified” on Twitter Having that blue checkmark right next to…
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March for Science, but Ask Questions

March for Science, but Ask Questions

Like hundreds of thousands across the U.S. and around the world, I marched for science on Saturday. And like most who attended these events, I marched because the Trump administration both denigrates critical research on issues like climate change and has called for massive cuts in research funding. Those cuts could cripple research into climate change, weather forecasting, opioid addiction, the Zika epidemic and more. We must support science against these attacks, but we must do so with our eyes open. At the San Francisco march I attended and in reports from the main march in Washington, D.C. and others around the globe, I heard a few things that made…
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Trump’s (Partly) Right: Buy American, Hire American

Trump’s (Partly) Right: Buy American, Hire American

Eighty-nine days into the job, it looks like “the Donald” finally got something right. This Tuesday the president announced an executive order calling for studies to examine and eventually overhaul H-1B visas and federal procurement practices under the catchy name of “Buy American, Hire American.” Tens of thousands of posts on resulting Twitter hashtags took jabs at Trump, ranging from the hypocrisy of his business practices (he manufactures and heavily employs from overseas) to his pocketed relationship with Vladimir Putin. As someone whose father worked in the now-closed Trump Taj Mahal Casino, I too am entertained by the ironic rhetoric. The racial justice advocate in me, however, compels me to…
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#ResistReport, Vol. 6

#ResistReport, Vol. 6

Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country. If you find this weekly compilation of actions, updates, and resources useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues. TAKE ACTION: Individual actions: Resist negative stereotypes and celebrate Muslim and immigrant mamas this Mama’s Day, thanks to these beautiful images from Forward Together. May Day actions to resist dangerous policies and protect communities are coming! Catch up on the…
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#ResistReport, Vol. 5

#ResistReport, Vol. 5

Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country. If you find this weekly compilation of actions, updates, and resources useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues. TAKE ACTION: Individual actions: Congressional recess is here (4/8-4/23) and congressmembers are back in their districts! Push your representatives to resist dangerous policies with the help of the Town Hall Project. Prepare for local town halls during the April recess…
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Reminiscences of Casistas Past and Present

Reminiscences of Casistas Past and Present

As I leave my house on the way to class, my eye catches the giant banner hanging outside the sorority across the street reading, “150 years of Pi Beta Phi.” My initial thought was wow, 150 years ago my ancestors were barely given the right to a life free from slavery. As a UC Berkeley student, it is nearly impossible for me not to think about what my place on this campus means as a student of color, the spaces that have been historically denied to people of color within the university, and the history that I carry with me. For the past two years I have been able to…
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Uber Is Bad at Diversity – But Can Change IF It Wants

Uber Is Bad at Diversity – But Can Change IF It Wants

Late last month, three years after most leading Silicon Valley companies released diversity data, Uber finally joined the ranks, producing a small flurry of press coverage that was mostly in the vein of, “yeah, another tech company that’s not really diverse.” But with Uber still planning to set up an office in Oakland, a diverse city struggling with gentrification, it’s worth taking a closer look. The timing of the release was telling. For years members of the racial justice community, the White House, and even Uber’s own hiring recruiters called on Uber to release diversity data, but the $60 billion company stayed silent. What changed? Well, a recent slew of…
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#ResistReport, Vol. 4

#ResistReport, Vol. 4

Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country. If you find this weekly compilation of actions, updates, and resources useful, please share it with your friends and colleagues. TAKE ACTION: Individual actions: Keep calling your senators to tell them to resist 45’s SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch and his terrible record on women’s rights, special interests, LGBTQ rights, workers’ rights, immigrant rights and other issues. Get involved in local…
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Call Out Injustice – Even From Your Best Friend

Call Out Injustice – Even From Your Best Friend

Right now, most of us feel an overload of news about racist, sexist, anti-LGBT, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant actions in both the public and private sectors. Turn on the television or scroll down your Facebook feed and you’ll probably see discouraging headlines that ruin your entire day. Since white supremacists came out of hiding during last year’s election, people who used to be silent and apathetic to political issues have become much more active in speaking up against hate on social media. Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump, Tomi Lahren, and Jeff Sessions (among others) have become both headlines and symbols – symbols of hate that have given many people a sense that they…
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