Standing Up to Hate

Here are a few things you can do to help in this moment.

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Summer of Love and Resistance: Week 1

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 religion, spirituality or prayer, we invited everyone to join us to support the gathering of indigenous leaders in Hawaii and to get ourselves into the right mindset to both resist what is and imagine what could be.

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Love for the Water

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.

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Love Welcomes

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 below. 

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Join the #LoveArmyChallenge

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 care of our mind, body, and spirit on a daily basis. This challenge will reposition our prioritize and help us work towards a more balanced lifestyle and in turn a more balanced world.

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Love Defends

On February 22nd 2017, Srinivas Kuchibholta and Alok Madasani were shot in a Kansas bar by a man yelling “get out of my country.” Mr. Kuchibholta died from his wounds. Ian Grillot, a regular at the bar, pursued the shooter and was shot in the hand and chest. He reports that he did so in order to prevent the shooter from going after anyone else. In February (2017), Think Progress reported that 261 hate crimes against individuals and communities had occurred since the election. When counting hate crimes against public and private places like mosques and churches, that number rose to 867, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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For the Love of Mountains

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 their love for the mountains and the communities within them, activists such as Larry Gibson and Judy Bond fought tirelessly for healthier and more sustainable mountain communities through organizations such as The Keeper of Mountains Foundation and Coal River Mountain Watch. Although both Gibson and Bond have passed away, these organizations continue to empower local residents to defend the mountains and their communities.

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Tell Congress to #KeepThePromise

Van Jones and the #LoveArmy Team announced that together, we’re going to do everything we can to save the health benefits of more than 20,000 coal miners.

This is one of the most important fights of this year. If we don’t stand up for coal miner retirees and their families today, then we will set a precedent that it is okay to take away the benefits of retired teachers, nurses, and so many more.

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Join the Youth that ​refuse to back down #WeBelongTogether

All over the country kids are taking action for their families, their friends, and their futures. The #LoveArmy has teamed up with We Belong Together, a campaign of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, to help create a chain of unity across the country to stand with youth and tell the Trump Administration that WE BELONG TOGETHER.

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I Can't Keep Quiet Day of Song & Sharing

#ICANTKEEPQUIET is a global movement initiated by musician MILCK, which was sparked by the viral video of her song "Quiet".

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