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Activistas on working fathers, green cleaning @ school, childhood hunger, and so much more

ActA Badge 2 It's so cold and dark out we've lots of time to brood, thus much musing over on Activistas.  We're talking about:

  • Sharing what we have to end childhood hunger.  The holidays are here and that often means cookies, cocktail parties and special meals with friends and family. For me, the holidays have always had a food connection with my family traditions and I look forward to sharing those with my children as they grow. But, for many families....
  • Gloria Steinem talks paid sick days in NYCOn November 17, A Better Balance, a NY-based legal team fighting to give American workers the time and flexibility they need to care for their families (right on), joined Gloria Steinem (remember her? she's still at it!) and a good many activists on the steps of City Hall in New York City to support paid sick leave for all New Yorkers, which the city council is currently considering. 
  • Crawling for chemical policy reform - yes, crawlingI've lived in Portland for 8 years now and not once made it to Washington Square Mall (probably because Bob's Red Mill is closer to Clackamas). But tomorrow there's good reason to hit the freeway and head west.  See, I've l-o-n-g been wound up about toxic chemicals
  • Help a homeless family into housing this winter.  Our goal is to raise a total of $2,500, the cost of assisting a homeless family into permanent housing through JOIN, a local nonprofit that helps get homeless families and individuals off the streets and into permanent housing.  Metro Parent is very generously matching $1,250 in donations, and Activistas will match $100. 

     

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Did the million dollar baby crawl already happen? I think it was in November, wasn't it?

NoPo mama, It did. I went. A Wednesday in mid-November. If you're interested in the issue, there's more here: http://bit.ly/54hb1y.

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