These are heartbreaking times. Family Separation policies mean babies have been taken from their mothers, zero tolerance rules criminalize and imprison migrants seeking safety and a better life, people from Muslim-majority countries are cut off from their parents, partners, and families by the travel ban, and we are facing the possibility that a new Supreme Court could reverse Roe v. Wade. Our hearts are heavy.
We’ve heard a lot of people saying things like “this is not who we are.” But the sad truth is, this is who America has always been. Separating families, condemning whole groups of people based on prejudice or for profit has always been the American way. The same tactics come up over and over in our history - from the genocide of indigenous people, to slavery, to Japanese internment camps - just to name a few. This is America. But it doesn’t have to be.Read more
What happened when a white women called the police on some black people who were barbecuing in a Oakland public park? Something that could have ended in tragedy instead resulted in some laugh out loud creative expressions both viral and local.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 notes about what’s working for us and what isn’t, to talk real solutions, and to encourage people to rise above hate and find solutions on common ground.Read more
"If you are reading this, I’m in jail for standing up to the Trump administration’s repeal of DACA...I am committed to putting everything on the line right now. We immigrant youth have always known DACA was temporary, and this time we are unwilling to settle for anything less than permanent protection, respect and dignity, for ourselves, our parents and our communities.
I participated in this action because it is imperative as a person with DACA that I cry out for justice for all undocumented people. No human being can ever be illegal."
A message from Erika Andiola, Political Director of Our Revolution and DACA Recipient
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.Read more
With the forces of hate and intolerance on the march, good people must stand up and be counted.
The #LoveArmy is joining Our Three Winners, a nonprofit founded to further the legacy of three beautiful, compassionate individuals - Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan - who lost their lives two years ago on February 10th in a tragic hate crime murder committed by their next door neighbor.
Together, we’re calling on people across the country to stand against hatred, xenophobia, and prejudice.
We will not let attacks on immigrants and Muslims define who we are.
There are people in our community who are in need of our support and friendship. Every major religion values service and solidarity with our neighbors. It’s an age-old tradition. It’s an American tradition.
In remembrance of Deah, Yusor, and Razan, and in support of all who are impacted by hate, here is what YOU can do right now to #LoveThyNeighbor:
ACT: Perform an act of kindness, service or solidarity for your neighbor or fellow community member this week. Join thousands of others and share your experience with the hashtags #LoveThyNeighbor, #LoveArmy, and #OurThreeWinners, or share directly on our new Facebook page.
It can be as simple as dropping off a gift, volunteering your time, printing out a sign
and putting it in your window, or whatever feels meaningful to you. It matters.
SHARE: Watch this video and share on social media with a personal message about #LoveThyNeighbor.
Join us as we #LoveThyNeighbor, stand against hate, and stand up for love.
The #LoveArmy Team
P.S. We’re building our platform, and we’ve got some big plans for the coming weeks. Please follow our brand new pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated and to help us share the love!
On January 28th, 2017, the Dream Corps hosted our very first #LoveArmy Revival. Van Jones and India.Arie created a night of love, solidarity, and courage.
You can watch the video of the speakers and performances:
Check out the photo gallery of some beautiful moments
And don't forget to sign up for the #LoveArmy and be the first to hear about upcoming revivals, actions and events in your area.
We made some posters for you!!
Free and Downloadable here.
And if you have any more ideas for poster messages, please send them our way.