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The current crisis in Australia is unprecedented and continues to threaten communities and wildlife. Today we'd like to do more than express our heartfelt sympathy for all impacted by the devastation these brush fires have caused. Today we'll be donating to the NSW Rural Fire Service. Of course there are many organizations in need and we encourage any and all that are able to please give what you can.    Important things to note: -The bushfire risk for the 2019 season was well known to Australian firefighting chiefs, who had been trying to meet with Scott Morrison, the Australian prime...

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Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day

Today is Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates the 99th anniversary of when American women finally won the right to vote in 1920. From Time Magazine: "That victory came after decades of activism by suffrage activists like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott. The 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was passed by Congress in 1919, and was ratified by the states in 1920.”   Ninety-nine years later, women are voting more than men but hold political office in much smaller numbers.    According to Catalyst.com, today there are a record number of women in...

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How Far Have We Really Come?

How Far Have We Really Come?

Suggested film: 13th From Wikipedia: 13th is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery, with the exception of slavery as punishment for a crime.DuVernay contends that slavery has been perpetuated in practices since the end of the American Civil War through such actions as criminalizing behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force them to work for the state under convict leasing; suppression...

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Black History Month | The Gender Pay Gap

Black History Month | The Gender Pay Gap

Today, women make 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. The discrepancy becomes even wider for Black women, who make only 64 cents on the dollar when compared to white men, and Latinas, who only earn 54 cents. Over time, these inequities compound, leaving women $418,000 behind – and Black women and Latinas at $840,000 and $1,044,000 behind, respectively – their male counterparts over a forty-year career. Read more: Black Women & The Pay Gap Gender Pay Gap Take action: 1. Learn the facts & share them 2. Negotiate your salary 3. Call your local representative and tell them that...

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