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Kristen will co-chair the Brady Center Bear Awards Gala in Los Angeles on 7 June 

The Bear Awards are given in memory of Jim “Bear” Brady to honor those who carry on his legacy in the fight for a safer America

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Trump campaign official emails meme declaring March “Stop Blaming White People Month”

  • For just one month, Carl Paladino wants you to stop blaming white people. 
  • Paladino, a New York businessman and former co-chair of Trump’s New York campaign, recently circulated an email with a meme declaring March to be “National Stop Blaming White People Month.

  • "The New York Daily News published a photo of the meme on Wednesday. Read more. (3/15/2017 4:00 PM)
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Just hours after the Washington March for Science dispersed, organizers sent an email to demonstrators with the subject line, “What’s next?”

“Our movement is just starting,” the message read. It went on to urge marchers to take part in a “week of action,” a set of coordinated activities that range from signing an environmental voting pledge to participating in a citizen science project. They will provide postcards for participants to send to their political leaders and a calendar of events recommended by the march’s partner groups.

The march website was also overhauled Saturday night to include a new page on the organization’s vision for the future. The details are not fully fleshed out (and the page still included a few typos Sunday afternoon), but organizers say they aim to build a new science advocacy network and establish programs to better engage the public with science.

“We intend to symbolically keep marching,” said national co-chair Valerie Aquino. “I would love for the March for Science to continue growing into a global movement.”

That goal will require a sea change in how scientists think about outreach. But after the success of the march, which turned out tens of thousands of demonstrators in more than 600 cities, organizers think it could happen.

Read more here: Tens of thousands marched for science. Now what? 

Ten Years (Part 13 - End!)

Summary: AU. When a major account is on the line at work, reader is forced to revisit some old connections at her ten year high school reunion for a chance at success. Will she let the past consume her, or will she see the future in her grasp?

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x reader

Word Count: 4,380 ( I mean…)

Warnings: language, fluff, excessive sweetness

A/N: I hope you guys love the fluff. Thanks for sticking with me, and for reading, and for all your sweet messages. <3

Part: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

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We Can't Wait Another 40 Years to Close the Wage Gap

When I graduated from college back in 1976, women made 60 cents for every dollar that men made. That meant my classmates and I had far less value than our male peers, in the most literal way. That meant the deck was stacked against us from the start. And that meant we were set up for a lifetime of less pay, and the likelihood that we would never catch up.

Fast forward to last May, when my daughter, Chiara, graduated from college. You would think — you would HOPE — that in the four decades between her graduation and mine, we would have closed the wage gap. Here’s the reality: From the very beginning of our careers, women and people of color have been paid less than our colleagues for the exact same work. And every time we get a new job, our salary is based on what we were making before. So not only do we start lower on the earnings ladder — we don’t rise as high with each rung we climb.

Today, women of all ethnicities make, on average, 80 cents for every dollar men make. White women earn 82 cents for every dollar white men make. Black men earn 73 cents for every dollar white men make. And women of color are paid the least by far. For example, Latinas make just 54 cents for every dollar men make. How can this be the case in 2016, in a country that claims to be a meritocracy?

The City of New York is answering these questions with bold, progressive policy because we need to make fundamental changes in the way people are hired in our City. The Commission on Gender Equity, which I lead as co-chair, is working to close disparities in pay in NYC and improve economic mobility. We are bringing the full force of City government to jump-start the effort. The Executive Order we announced last Fall will go a long way to ensure equal pay for equal work in our city, beginning with our hardworking public servants. We can’t wait another forty years to close the wage gap — and we won’t.

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Bi-partisan co-chairs of Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus urge Trump to take action to end epidemic

  • Throughout his campaign and tenure as president thus far, Donald Trump has remained relatively mum on the issue of HIV/AIDS. 
  • But in a letter sent to the president on Tuesday, the co-chairs of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus urged him to continue decades of effort to make battling the epidemic a public health priority at the federal level.
  • “As co-chairs of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, we write to encourage you to continue the long-standing American commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS, both here at home and abroad,” the letter, signed by Reps. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), reads.
  • “The Trump administration has a simple choice to make,” Lee said in a statement to Mic. "The United States can either continue building on our bipartisan legacy on HIV/AIDS, or we can retreat from our leadership in the world.“      
  • In the letter, Lee and Ros-Lehtenin call on Trump to continue support for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — a federal initiative created by former President George W. Bush — which they laud for increasing the number of people receiving treatment for the deadly disease by "nearly 11.5 million” over the last two decades. Read more (3/14/17 4:09 PM)
Newsie Band Headcanons

David: 1st chair clarinet. This kid smells like reeds. Instead of chapstick, he carries cork grease in his pockets. He’s so good, he squeaks in tune and is still extremely nervous when playing a solo. He always has perfect posture and don’t even think he doesn’t march perfect eight to five when the marching band season starts.

Jack: The chameleon. He’s that one arrogant trumpet player who sounds good and everyone thinks he practices all the time (which he doesn’t, but he doesn’t tell them that). He’s the one where the band teacher is like “Listen to Jack, you can tell he’s subdividing” and He’s over there like “F*ck no I’m not.” He’s first chair and loves playing the ‘Rocky’ anthem.

Kid Blink: That one saxophone player. You know, the one who takes it upon himself to blast careless whisper in the locker room and learn every sax riff in any pop song today. He’s the one that, in sixth grade, would walk around with his sax around his neck like “Look ma, no hands!”. He constantly makes saxophone puns and is known simply as ‘Sax Dad".


Kath and Sarah: The dynamic flute duo. They are the only two flutes and are basically co-first chair. They always know how to play their parts really well and show off when warming up before class. They are the ones who go up to David when he complains about his high notes like “Hah, try this b*tch.” They get really annoyed when people tell them to play louder and they love when they know they are about to have to play piccallo for a song and no one else is expecting it.

Crutchie: Crutchie is the last one you would expect to play the tuba and that’s why he does. He plays a powerful tuba and is great at carrying the band with his bass notes. He’s also that one kid who likes to shoot stuff out the top of his instrument. He likes to play the ‘oompa’ beats from the veggie tales theme which the other low brass instruments usually join in on. He sometimes likes to get inside the tuba and pretend to be a turtle because he can so why the heck not!?

Mush: He is the one bass clarinet in the entire class. He’s the one who gets excited when he finally has a main part in a song and is always trying to get the director to practice his part in class. He used to be on normal clarinet and always asks to hold David’s and talks about how small and light it is. He’s always saying David is the baby version of him and that’s his son and such. He’s the one who comes in loud and thinks he “Did it wrong” when the band director actually loved it. People always wonder how he plays so loud.

Racetrack: He’s the cool bass player. He’s the one playing “The Rising Sun” in the back of the band room with his shades on indoors while everyone else is setting up. He likes to dance while playing and wears backwards hats or berets while he plays. He goes ham on any bass solo he can get. He calls the bass “his baby” and doesn’t let anyone touch it. He’s the one that leans against the wall with it looking “cool”. Everyone else thinks he just looks dumb.

Spot Conlon: King of Percussion. He plays all the percussion instruments perfectly, but the bass drum is his favorite. He always makes everyone jump when he wails on it like someone just killed his dog. He likes to play amazing drum solos and then walk away like it didn’t happen leaving everyone gaping. Every now and then he’ll treat the band class by starting the cadence from marching band in class or playing “Under the Sea” on the marimba. He twirls his drum sticks and mallets and wouldn’t hesitate to beat someone with the bass drum mallet. It looks fluffy, but he can make it work. He threatens to shove them up people’s butts.

Skittery: He plays the piano. He’s been playing since 2nd grade and is classically trained, but still thinks he sucks. He slams his hands on the piano when he messes up or gets mad so he’ll be playing a pretty tune and then suddenly “WHAM!”. He’s the person to just sit down and do a bunch of runs that sound really complicated but it’s actually nothing. He gets mad when people ask him to play “The Piano Man” or “Chopsticks”. He once left class because his foot slipped off the pedal and messed him up.

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Women Are Leading The Resistance Against Trump
Who run the world... er... resistance against authoritarian forces?

Here’s a quick rundown of nine of the women who have dedicated their time, power and political capital to upholding the democratic principles on which the United States was founded ― even under Trump:

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates

Sent a letter to top attorneys at the Department of Justice instructing them not to defend President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from the Muslim-majority countries

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly

The first judge to rule on a lawsuit filed in opposition to President Trump’s executive order

 U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema

Within an hour of Donnelly’s rulling, Judge Brinkema issued a temporary restraining order, blocking the deportation of green card holders who were being detained at Dulles International Airport. She also ruled that lawyers must be allowed access to the Dulles detainees.

U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs and Magistrate Judge Judith Dein

Issued a seven-day restraining order from Massachusetts blocking the executive order, which not only prevents the deportation of detainees, but also the detention of approved refugees, as well as visa and green card holders from the seven countries specified in President Trump’s executive order.

Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland and Carmen Perez

Co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington

#Intra-JewishCommunityDiscourse

Can I just say I am really fucking uncomfortable with certain people on Jumblr deliberately scrutinizing certain individuals specifically with the intention of pulling receipts to discredit them because on their religion or nationality? 

Like, let’s be honest—people here pulled receipts on Linda Sarsour because she’s Palestinian. That was the only reason. Like, three ladies were co-chairs of the Women’s March, but I didn’t see anybody digging through the Twitter feeds of Carmen Perez or Tamika Mallory to prove their “untrustworthiness,” only Linda Sarsour. I’m not saying that excuses her comments about Turkey (I’m not even touching the Sharia Law stuff because as a non-Muslim, it’s just not my place to even have an opinion on what that means), and I’m sure she and I disagree on how to approach solving I/P, but none of that changes the fact that people singled her out and held her to a different standard than the other organizers. That’s exactly what people do with Israel and Israelis on the other end of the spectrum, which is something that drives me out of goddamn mind, and the principal as to why that’s wrong works both ways. 

And on that note, can we drop the Keith Ellison witch hunt? He said some fucked up shit. Then he left the NOI, and learned the error of his ways. He apologized. People who work with him now vouch for his sincerity. Why isn’t that enough? If he says or does something else problematic, we can call him out on it, but right now it seems like people don’t even want to give him a chance to prove himself and grow as a human being just because he’s Muslim. I’ve seen fuck-all in terms of receipts on Tom Perez, and he’s running for DNC chair, too. 

It’s one thing to see a problem and call it out. It’s another thing to cherry-pick certain people to be the focus of your ire because of their background. We don’t like it when people do that to us as Jews—we should extend the same courtesy back to everyone else. 

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen will serve as co-chairs for this year’s Met Gala.
The Met Gala will take place May 1st, Katy Perry and Pharrell will co-host alongside Anna Wintour. According to People magazine, the gala will honor Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo’s work. The exhibit will examine the “Art of the In-Between” and show how her work challenged norms on beauty, taste and fashion.

ordinary people

It was hard to not think about what kind of people they were. Not when they laid in their own bed, giant skylight above them in the ceiling, comfortable, aside from some still healing and potentially never healing injuries. The Alliance had put them both on complete administrative duties for a while, with Shepard still regaining her strength, and Kaidan’s leg injury making it unlikely he’d return to active duty for some time. But they were alive. And they were comfortable.

Sometimes Shepard still felt like the sky was always going to be painted with the blood of millions. Every star that they were able to see must have carried plenty of lives around them, and potential planets that were little more than ash and corpses at this point. Things were coming back, but it was slow. It would be a while before Shepard didn’t stop and worry about the lives lost while she took her time trying to end the war. Maybe she never would.

Kaidan reached over and held her hand. His hands were rough, from years of handling guns, of using them with his biotics, the tingle eroding his skin to blisters sometimes. They both had blood on their hands, but she wondered if his kept him awake the way it did for her. Maybe he’d stopped worrying about it after Vyrnnus. Maybe that was the darkest it could get, and everything else was a worthwhile death. There were a lot of maybes.

“Can’t sleep?” he asked.

Shepard nodded. “Yeah.”

“Me either.”

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“Why did I marry you?” - “It took a lot of convincing.” For rebelcaptain because I'm just trash and those prompts are wonderful

Thank you anon for this prompt, I secretly wanted to do this one!! :D After being bombarded with beautiful, heart-wrenching HD Rogue One gifs all weekend, I needed to write some fluffy, awkward bed-sharing to rectify the hole in my heart, so hopefully you enjoy :) sidenote: this one was 500 words before editing, then somehow became over 1k after? wtf??? whO AM I.

on ao3 too cuz read more’s sometimes suck a butt on tumblr.

“Kaytoo, what’s going on?” Cassian ran a hand down his face, “Why aren’t we moving?”

“After some diagnostics, it appears that someone has tampered with the ship’s left engine,” Kaytoo flicked through screens on the ships dash, looking over at Cassian, wide-eyed n the co-pilot’s chair, before adding, “Nothing that can’t be fixed.”

Cassian’s left arm was already through the sleeve of his parka when Kaytoo stood to block his exit, “I can fix this myself, Cassian.”

“Kay, this is a two person job and you —“

“Two person, yes. But one droid.”

“Kay—”

“Cassian, you haven’t slept for forty-two standard hours.” The muscles in Cassian’s jaw twitched, poised to argue but Kaytoo continued, “Jyn, forty-seven.”

Cassian glanced over his shoulder, finding Jyn staring blankly at the ship’s floor. Her hands were folded loose in her lap, still bloody and bruised where she’d refused to let him waste a bacta patch. He wasn’t sure if it was the low light of the ship or Kay’s correct analysis (he was stupid to think otherwise, of course it had been) but he found that thick, black circles pooled beneath her eyes and her skin had lost its’ flush. She hadn’t slept at all over the course of their mission, just as he hadn’t.

She looked tired, exhausted, haunted by something much more than just the lack of sleep, and knowing Jyn, she wouldn’t allow herself to sleep if he didn’t give it a try as well.

He turned to face Kaytoo, who was already making his way out of the ship, and sighed, “Alright.”

“I’ll wake you when I’m finished,” he answered simply, as if expecting no other response. “Now sleep, before I enforce the security subroutine.”


Their ship had no supplies for sleeping, much less the room. Floor space was minimal — not to mention disgusting — so the bench beside the engine room would have to do. Cassian gathered a spare poncho from underneath the pilot’s chair and made his way to Jyn’s side.

She remained silent as he slid carefully beside her, her gaze still fixed on the floor. He took the poncho in both hands and fanned it over her lap, patting it down along her front as he curled himself onto the seat next to her. When she let her head fall to the beam at her side, a contented noise escaped her throat, and he let his own shoulders relax.

“What’s wrong with this piece of junk,” her words were lazy and soft, as if she were speaking to herself.

“Kay’s fixing it,” he whispered, low against her shoulder, stealing a corner of the poncho for himself. “He said we should sleep, while he does.”

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eldionialberto  asked:

Could you offer a bit of backround on Keith Ellison and Tom Perez?

Oh, sure! In this corner….

Tom Perez served as Secretary of Labor under President Obama during the latter’s second term, and other than Eric Holder, he was my favorite of Obama’s department heads. Indeed, in Obama’s first term, Perez worked under Holder as Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights division, challenging voter ID laws, advocating on behalf of LGBT kids facing discrimination at school, and investigating (among others) Joe Arpaio and the police department that handled the shooting of Trayvon Martin. I like him a lot, and he has valuable experience managing a large bureaucracy; if he becomes DNC chair, I will be perfectly content. But he brings with him more baggage than energy at this point, and the difficulty he’s had explaining his position on TPP (also one of my least favorite things about Hillary’s campaign) is a bad sign IMO.

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Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional district and is a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. His policy focus has been on protecting Medicare and federal workers from Paul Ryan, while pushing for a path to single payer. He’s also a dedicated advocate of labor who has fought for union organizing as a civil right. He strongly supported Bernie in the primaries, but is respected enough by all wings of the party that he was able to mediate between the grassroots and the establishment in Nevada, where the divide has been bitter and intense recently. Ellison’s an intelligent and institutionally effective dude across the board, but two things above all else put me in his camp. One, he’s built a strong turnout machine in Minnesota, and the Democrats really need leaders with experience turning people out in that part of the country. Two, he was predicting Trump’s victory back when most reporters and other politicians (not to mention random assholes like yours truly) were scoffing at the very concept. Had I a vote, I’d vote Keith for DNC chair.

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Seeing red: Membership triples for the Democratic Socialists of America
The nation's largest socialist organization has seen a surge in membership since the election of Donald Trump.
By Matt Pearce

Holding red and white signs, they protested outside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s election party on Tuesday, demanding the city take a tougher stand against deportation.

The next day, they rallied in support of the International Women’s Day strike, demanding social and economic equality for women.

These weren’t liberals. They were card-carrying members of the Democratic Socialists of America, one of the fastest growing groups on the American left.

The surge of activism sweeping the U.S. since Donald Trump’s election has energized the nation’s largest socialist organization, which has tripled in size over the last year to claim more than 19,000 dues-paying members. That’s a record for the DSA, which was founded in 1982.

“People really felt that they had to do something to combat the incoming Trump administration,” said David Duhalde, the deputy director of the Democratic Socialists of America’s national leadership, which helps coordinate chapters spread across 40 states. “We’re not only somebody you can resist Trump with, we’re somebody you can build a better world with.”

There’s no doubt that the grassroots group forms only a small part of America’s swelling ranks of activists. The American Civil Liberties Union amassed hundreds of thousands of new members after Trump’s victory. The fast-growing and liberal-centric “Indivisible” movement claims 4,500 associated groups compared with the 121 chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America. As far as political parties go, California alone boasts 8.7 million registered Democrats.

But unabashed socialism hasn’t had this big of a voice in American politics in decades, and many leftists say they feel energized. New members of the Democratic Socialists of America say they want build a grassroots movement engaged at the local level — and either pull the Democratic Party leftward or shove it out of the way.

That’s why, on election night, as Garcetti won one of the most commanding mayoral victories in Los Angeles history, dozens of socialists protested outside his election party. A few of the group’s provocateurs infiltrated the well-dressed crowd of Democrats inside, where they shouted against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “I.C.E. out of L.A.!”

“If you’re gonna do it, have some fun,” said Josh Androsky, a 30-year-old stand-up comedian who co-chairs the Los Angeles chapter’s “agit-prop” committee and who joined after Trump’s election. “A large portion of our members were radicalized by the election and the Democrats failing over and over again.”

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