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June 5, 2019

Here are this month’s 5 Actions!

1. Activate your Advocacy Skills by Joining your Neighborhood Council Meeting

2. Wear Orange for Gun Violence Prevention!

3. Learn new advocacy and organizing skills

4. Join ACLU at their next Rights Night

5. Tell your lawmakers: To Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

Activate your Advocacy Skills by Joining your Neighborhood Council Meeting

This action comes from NCJW|LA.

Attending your Neighborhood Council Meetings allows you to hear exactly what’s going on in the community, share your opinion, meet other community-minded residents and better understand local politics.

1. Not sure when or where your Neighborhood Council meets? Click here to find all the information you need.

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Wear Orange for Gun Violence Prevention!

This action comes from Every town for Gun Safety.

Join NCJW|LA to speak out for gun safety as part of Wear Orange on National Gun Violence Prevention Day, this Friday, June 7, and through the weekend, during National Gun Violence Prevention Weekend June 7-9.

Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.

2. Click here to find other ways to raise your voice!

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Learn new advocacy and organizing skills

This action comes from NCJW, Inc.

 Join NCJW’s very own Communications Team on Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30 am to learn: How do we use social media to further our activism? What are the components of a good tweet or Facebook post? How do we target the right people to take action with us? Join us for this intermediate training on using social media for activism.

3. Register Today! 

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Join ACLU at their next Rights Night

This action comes from ACLU.

Join ACLU on Saturday, June 22, as they take a look at the ongoing battle for equality with Nina Shaw, an esteemed entertainment lawyer and one of the founders of TIME’S UP, Hollywood’s powerful response to the #MeToo revolution to fight systemic sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.

4. Click here for more information and to register for the event.

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Tell your lawmakers: To Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

This action comes from NCJW, Inc.

Women have always earned less than men for the same amount of work. On average, women earn 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, and it’s worse for women of color: African American women earn 61 cents, Native American women earn 58 cents, and Latinas earn just 53 cents. The Paycheck Fairness Act (S 270/HR 7), introduced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) in January 2019, would deter wage discrimination by updating and strengthening the Equal Pay Act.

5. Sign the petition

Support Our Advocacy!

We’d love to know if you’re taking action with us. Email Nabila here with a list of the actions you’ve taken. We are very appreciative!

Questions? Email Nabila Sosa here or call 323.852.8508.