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Women of Color for Progress

Women Of Color Launch New Advocacy Group

Women of color (WOCs) and allies gathered in Manhattan on Tuesday night to celebrate the launch of a new political organization committed to electing more WOCs to public office. Women of Color for Progress (WCP) aims to empower women of [...]

March 22, 2017 Grassroots, Women
Rally to Resist

New York State Assemblymember: “Basic Services” and “Basic Values” Are Under Attack

Brian Kavanagh, Democratic New York State Assemblymember, has said that the state’s fundamental services and values are under attack by Donald Trump’s administration. “These are very perilous times for our country. We are looking at a situation where, across this country [...]

March 21, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
Governor Cuomo at Albany

Governor Cuomo Urged To Reject Hazardous Pipeline

Environmental activists hand delivered 51,000 petitions to Governor Cuomo’s New York City office Friday demanding he deny legal permits to a fracked-gas pipeline they say poses a threat to state residents. Members of Resist Spectra, a grassroots organization that opposes the [...]

March 18, 2017 Grassroots, News
Victory Bible church protest

Midwest Report: The Origins and Outcomes of the Olathe Shootings

Olathe is one of those Midwestern in-between places that you might drive through without thinking of were it not your destination. The town, formerly farm land about 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City, is now a blend of hemmed-in fields, [...]

March 17, 2017 Grassroots, Immigration, News
Standing Rock protesters at Grand Central

Water Protectors Bring #NoDAPL Protest to New York Subway

Water protectors from the Standing Rock camp in North Dakota took to New York’s subway system last night to protest the ongoing battle with the United States government over the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL). Protesters say construction of the pipeline [...]

March 16, 2017 Grassroots, News

Resistance Groups Put Pressure on NYC Pride to Allow Anti-Trump Protest

New York-based activist groups Gays Against Guns and Rise and Resist are putting pressure on NYC Pride, to incorporate the anti-Trump movement into this year’s march. Last night, demonstrators attended a general membership meeting of Heritage of Pride, a non-profit organization [...]

March 14, 2017 Grassroots, LGBTQ, News
Senator Roberts

Midwest Report: Kansan Senators Flee Anti-Trump Protesters

On any given Tuesday, you’ll find as many as 150 Kansans populating the suburban sidewalk that surrounds Senator Pat Roberts’ Overland Park district office.  According to Paffi Flood of Indivisible KC, the group is composed of “a mix of suburban [...]

March 2, 2017 Grassroots, News
Not My President Rally

“Not My President Day” Protesters Rally at Trump International Hotel

New Yorkers gathered at the Trump International Hotel on Monday for a Not My President Day’s rally protesting the “un-American” policies of the current White House. The rally, which took place between 12pm and 4pm at Columbus Circle, was attended by [...]

February 21, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, Immigration, LGBTQ, News, Women
Funeral for the US Presidency

Activists Stage Mock Funeral Mourning the Presidency

Anti-Trump activists held a New Orleans-style funeral procession mourning the death of the US presidency as part of an unusual President’s Day weekend’s protest. Members of Rise and Resist, a group of grassroots activists founded in response to the election [...]

February 19, 2017 Grassroots, News
NYC High School Protest

NYC Students Walk Out Of Schools In Anti-Trump Protest

Hundreds of high schoolers from across New York descended on Foley Square on Tuesday afternoon as part of a city-wide walk out in protest of President Trump’s travel ban. The walkout, organized by student activists through social media, was initially [...]

February 7, 2017 Grassroots, News