A growing number of leaders of major corporations have announced plans to address social injustices and racism in the U.S.
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Since the George Floyd protests disrupted commerce in America and numerous cities across the globe, a growing number of leaders of major corporations have announced plans to address social injustices and racism in the U.S., some committing millions of dollars for the cause. But too many corporations have been reluctant to change, and some of them are being hit with lawsuits charging them with racism and discrimination. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the organization co-founded and first led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is organizing protests against those companies. Starting this February, Black History Month, the organizatIon will target companies that have a horrible track record when it comes to hiring, promoting or doing business with Blacks and other people of color. The initiative is called From the Streets to the Suites, and the goal is to force a culture change within those corporations. The first company to be targeted is Nielsen, the global ratings company, in Chicago. The call for action begins at 10:00 AM, outside the company’s Chicago office at 200 W. Jackson Blvd. Additional details below. To arrange an interview with Dr. Charles Steele, Jr., president and CEO of the SCLC, contact Jerry Thomas at jerry@jerrythomaspr. com, or (312) 414-4016.
FVEP is partnering with UCLA to tackle redistricting
Veronica Leighton, Because of your support throughout the 2020, FVEP was able to expand our reach with multi-lingual work around mail-in voting, our “I WILL ALWAYS VOTE” campaign, a partnership with renowned artist ONCH, and our ballot access efforts with the UCLA Voting Rights Project which looked at nationwide compliance with the Voting Rights Act. For 2021, we are formalizing our partnership with UCLA’s Voting Rights Project to tackle an issue that will affect all our communities for the next decade: redistricting. The redistricting process is unfamiliar to most, yet it affects everything from federal and local funding to school district boundaries and Congressional seats, so the FVEP and UCLA VRP effort will first embark on a public education campaign with a series of short videos. These videos will feature prominent entertainers from the AAPI communities and will provide non-partisan explanations of the redistricting process and its effect on local communities. The partnership will also be issuing opinion pieces on the topic, making its staff available to the media for interviews, and FVEP will be supporting any community-led efforts, including possible legal efforts, of the UCLA VRP.
This project is our most ambitious yet, and your continued support is vital. Please consider donating any amount to help us ensure that communities are “drawn together” during redistricting, and that we can continue to build AAPI voter power.
Alex De Ocampo
Filipino Voter Empowerment Project
Pledge of Allegiance “It’s unnecessary.” That was House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler’s (D-NY) blunt rebuke to House Freedom Caucus member, Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) request during a recent hearing that they recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each hearing.
It’s not all that shocking Rep. Jerry Nadler would bluntly rebuke a show of patriotism. But it’s truly sad the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee would go on to MOCK Republican Matt Gaetz for simply wanting to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
A hot mic audio recording obtained by The Daily Caller caught Democrats on the Judiciary Committee – including Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) – mocking Gaetz’s request, comparing it to Cold Warera nuclear bomb drills, with one caught saying “I remember in the first grade we had something like this,” while another joked “Right, duck and cover.”
We know what Democrat politicians think about the Pledge of Allegiance.
But what do freedom-loving Americans like you think?
President Freedom Works