Common purpose should lead to common projects. Get Van Jones' new book: Beyond the Messy Truth to learn how to start finding common ground. Start a book club and get a free copy of the book while supplies last!
The We Rise Tour may be over, but the mission goes on. Get back to basics with your neighbors at a mass meeting -- a local WE RISE Forum -- for a space to talk about the issues that impact your community. Are you ready to join us? We'll let you know when a forum comes near you!
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Puerto Rico needs our support. It's been weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, yet the island is still a disaster zone. Nearly 9 out of 10 people don't have cell service. Only 7% of the territory has power. Barely a quarter of ATMs are working. Just 45% of Puerto Ricans have potable water. Under 40 flights are taking off each day.
With the population of Puerto Rico just over 3.4 million, time is running out -- we must act now.
TELL PUERTO RICO WE'VE GOT THEIR BACK.
"The hate that I saw on Saturday is something that I've never ever seen before, or that I've ever felt before." We are so grateful to have gotten to hear directly from Connie, a brave and beautiful young woman who was in Charlottesville last week and was hit by the same car that killed Heather Heyer.
There are several things you can do right now to help. Are you ready get started?
In the wake of this divisive election, a rise in hate crimes, and a rising fear and suspicion of each other, we’re hungrier than ever for spaces to break bread, be heard, and listen deeply to others. We’re teaming up with #ThePeoplesSupper to help help bring our communities together this summer.
Let’s set an intention of creating replenishing and healing spaces for members of our communities that deepen our relationships with one another. Find or host a supper potluck, and join us to sign the Pledge of Allegiance to Each Other!
2017 marked the 22nd year of World Peace and Prayer Day, an international and intergenerational celebration for people of all faiths, nations, races, ages and genders who share concern for the welfare of humanity and the Earth to share in One Prayer. It has been hosted at sacred sites in communities all over the world, and this year Chief Arvol Looking Horse, the chief of Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock, led a prayer from the sacred site of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
The ceremony took place on June 21, 2017, but we can aways come together to pray for peace. Will you host or attend a prayer gathering in your area to help your community get rooted in the power of love?
This past April, people came together in flashmobs for a global day of song & sharing with the artist MILCK, in honor of both Maya Angelou’s birthday and Dr. Martin Luther King's “The Time to Break Silence” speech. We are determined to continue singing for both inspirational figures and for all who aspire towards peace and love any day of the year! Will you join us by either attending or hosting a flashmob?
"When we harmonize, we cannot be divided." – Alma Har’el
There were 22,600 retired coal miners and their dependents at risk of losing their health care if Congress didn't act.The same big coal companies that had destroyed our environment had now used loopholes in our bankruptcy laws to throw away benefit obligations to retirees.
We couldn't let that happen. Together we helped push Congress to #KeepThePromise and pass the Miners Protection Act to permanently extend their health benefits!LEARN MORE »
“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
We are a network of people committed to revolutionary love. We grow love + power through education, connection, and action. Together, we are building a nation where everyone matters and every vote counts. We are Love Army. When we fight with love, we win.
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Learn how we got to this moment through a historical, philosophical and cultural context in one of our Love Army teach-ins. Hear from thought leaders, artists and movement leaders about the work that is being done now and how we can help support solutions.
What does harassment look and feel like? How can you safely intervene?
Join Debjani Roy and Agunda Okeyo, Bystander Intervention Program educators & trainers at Hollaback!, and Yasmin Safdié, Senior Manager of Organizing and Advocacy at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, in an intersectional, LGBTQi-inclusive discussion about what being a 'good bystander' means, and the work that is being done to monitor hate groups and hate crimes in America.
Join the #YesWeCode Director of Recruitment and Retention Tamyra Walker as she speaks live with Sam Kapila, Director of Academic Operations and Diversity at The Iron Yard, Rodney Sampson, Chairman of Opportunity Ecosystem and Partner at TechSquare Labs, and Kelvin J. Lightner, a #YesWeCode alumnus and current software engineer, about how improve opportunity in the tech industry and American society at large.
Find out what tech is, what coders do, and whether or not hacking is a good thing. Join the conversation to learn about the resources and challenges of getting into tech, how parents can get their kids into tech and coding, and what communities can do to make tech more inclusive.
Join our Dream Corps CEO and former Green For All Director Vien Truong as she speaks live with Mustafa Santiago Ali, the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus, Shilpa Joshi, Coalition Director for Renew Oregon, and Rudy Zamora of the League of Conservation Voters about what the national landscape for climate justice is like now, what’s at stake in this climate fight, and who’s paying the cost of pollution today.
Hear how moms are mobilizing against Trump’s attacks on the EPA budget and how states can forge a path for climate justice. Hear what leaders are doing to fight for clean air and water for all and how you can also plug-in and take action.
The United States incarcerates one-third of the world's female prisoners, with more than 200,000 women locked behind bars in state and federal prisons and local jails all across the country. The vast majority of these women are mothers and every year, 2,000 women give birth while incarcerated.
10 million kids have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their childhood. Our criminal justice system is ripping too many families apart. Recently, Senators Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Richard Durbin have introduced the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which would bring critical changes to the federal prison system. Learn more about the challenges women face behind bars, the impacts of our justice system on children families, and what you can do to take action in your community.
From the border wall to the Muslim ban, immigration has been a major battleground for the Trump administration. While legal and political skirmishes continue over executive orders, the sanctuary movement is building new tools and networks to protect the millions of undocumented immigrants that make America great.
Join us Tuesday evening to learn about the sanctuary movement, how organizers are using technology, and how you can get involved. Our speakers this week are Tania Unzueta, Legal and Policy Director of Mijente, Erika Andiola, Political Director of Our Revolution, and Basilisa Alonso, Organizer at Our Revolution.
This country is divided - for many reasons and in all kinds of ways. The thing is, we need each other. We need everyone’s help to fix the challenges our communities are facing. But what should that look like?
This discussion will explore ideas of unity and solidarity and the difference between common ground and middle ground.
How do we move forward together rather than reinforcing our differences and/or compromising our ideals? How can we do a better job of calling people in rather than calling people out? What is the historical context for our divisions, what are the systems keeping us divided? How can we heal our divides and change those systems?
America is a complicated place and always has been. For many, the images and ideas of America are in contradiction to their lived experience.
What was the founding vision for this country? What is the American Dream and how has it evolved? Is it possible to reconcile the dream/vision of the US with its history and current reality? We will dig into the divergent experiences of different people in the US, look at our histories of trauma, violence, genocide, and slavery and explore possible ways forward.
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Why do we need love right now? What do we mean by love? What does it look like? What role has love played in social movements throughout history? How do we cultivate love?
Join our hosts Van Jones, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and award winning filmmaker Valarie Kaur as they tackle these tough questions, discuss the role love has played in social movements through history, and share next steps and action ideas for moving forward.
On July 12, Love Army partnered with groups like Fight for the Future, the Center for Media Justice, the ACLU and others, driving over 2 million comments to the FCC and over 5 million emails—and over 124,000 calls—to members of Congress demanding that internet freedom be preserved.
The new... Read more
It has been a few weeks since the We Rise Tour Powered By #LoveArmy concluded, and we have had time to reflect on its meaning and impact.
As you know, over the summer we toured 14 cities to engage local communities in conversation, to compare... Read more
All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer.
The #LoveArmy kicked off the Summer of Love and Resistance with World Peace and Prayer Day encouraging our community to get rooted in whatever it is that brings us strength. We are beginning a larger conversation about love and compassion.
Whatever your relationship to... Read more
The Water Protectors at Standing Rock who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline fight with song, prayer and nonviolent civil disobedience. In December 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers denied the easement that would allow the pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.Read more
After days of record rainfall, residents living in the shadow of the Oroville Dam in Northern California were ordered to evacuate their homes. State officials feared that the combination of severe storms, a damaged concrete spillway, and an eroding earthen spillway would damage levees and flood the communities... Read more
The #LoveArmy Challenge is prioritizing self-care in preparation for the Summer of Love & Resistance. Every day for the next 20 days, we are challenging ourselves and others to engage in 20 minutes of mental, spiritual, emotional, or physical action.
The #LoveArmy Challenge is a reminder that it is important to take... Read more
Mountaintop removal, a mining practice which removes the tops of mountains to expose coal seams for extraction, causes large-scale environmental destruction, pollution, and public health problems. This mining practice is cheaper and faster than underground mining. It has damaged more than 400 mountains in Appalachia. Because of... Read more