Dear PAGE Activist,
Yesterday, people everywhere took to the streets for the #MarchForOurLives. The youth activists leading the fight against gun violence continue to inspire us and remind us of the power of community organizing.
"I am here today to acknowledge and represent the African American girls whose stories don't make the front page of every national newspaper" said the eloquent and powerful 11-year old Naomi Wadler, speaking before hundreds of thousands in Washington. Emma González was silent for minutes in her chilling, moving speech, showing us precisely how long it took to lose her friends at school. Edna Chávez spoke about organizing in her community, and called for us to address the root causes of gun violence. And this week, Parkland students have been working to be allies, calling out the media for not acknowledging gun violence in communities of color.
Sister marches took place around the world, from Rome to Tokyo to Oslo. Solidarity to all those who marched!
Meanwhile, personnel turnover continues in the the White House as John Bolton was named as National Security Adviser. Bolton is a dangerous man. He advocates for an extremely aggressive military and has called for strikes on Iran. His presence in the White House makes international conflict more likely. Additionally, Gina Haspel, who ran “black site” for torture in Thailand, was nominated to lead the CIA. Haspel and Bolton’s presence represents a major shift in power towards the most militaristic tendencies of the GW Bush years.
As always, our actions are curated for US Americans abroad. If you’re new to PAGE, get in touch with us at email@example.com, or check out our website.
PAGE Global Coordinating Committee
Continue to Plan for the upcoming elections! Make sure your community abroad is registered to vote! Use this form to organize and track the number of people you register to vote during the coming months. Don’t forget to tweet us @PAGEofdemocracy, and tell us how many people you have been able to register as well, using #NotTooFarAwayToVote!
**Thank you for your progressive action !**