Articles written by: Kelsey Jenkins

Kelsey Jenkins

Success: City Will Be First in the Country to Provide Free Community College

Success: City Will Be First in the Country to Provide Free Community College

In a historic move, a U.S. city will become the first in the country to provide free community college to all students. Applaud this step toward providing equal educational opportunities for all.

Company Spilled 600,000 Gallons of Oil Into the Environment – Demand Punishment

Company Spilled 600,000 Gallons of Oil Into the Environment – Demand Punishment

An oil pipeline has ruptured, spilling 600,000 gallons of toxic oil into the environment. This massive spill is destroying the ecosystem, which may never fully recover. Demand that the oil company responsible for the spill be held accountable.

Don’t Allow Motorists to Run Over Protesters Without Consequences

Don’t Allow Motorists to Run Over Protesters Without Consequences

It could soon be legal for drivers to “accidentally” run over protesters thanks to a proposed new bill. Stop this bill from becoming law where it will endanger people’s lives.

Justice for Mother and Children Detained at Airport for a Day Without Food

Justice for Mother and Children Detained at Airport for a Day Without Food

A Somali woman and her two children were detained at an airport without food for 20 hours, and the mother was reportedly kept handcuffed when she needed to use the restroom. Demand the immigration officers who treated this family inhumanely are charged for their unjust behavior.

Punish Oil Company for 140,000 Gallon Spill That Will Damage the Environment

Punish Oil Company for 140,000 Gallon Spill That Will Damage the Environment

An oil pipeline in Iowa leaked tens of thousands of gallons of diesel, destroying the surrounding environment. Oil companies cannot continue to damage our environment without consequences. Demand officials discipline the oil company for this risky spill.

Release Protestors Fighting Racist Presidential Cabinet Nomination

Release Protestors Fighting Racist Presidential Cabinet Nomination

A group of protestors has been arrested for a peaceful sit-in against the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions to be U.S. Attorney General. Senator Sessions has fought for policies that work against racial justice and civil rights. These people should not be in jail for a peaceful protest against this unjust man — demand they be released.

Success: Boy Scouts Will Accept Transgender Boys

Success: Boy Scouts Will Accept Transgender Boys

Transgender boys will now be accepted into the Boy Scouts of America, thanks to a change in a discriminatory policy. Applaud this win for trans rights.

Rename University Building Named After Slavery Supporter

Rename University Building Named After Slavery Supporter

A university president has decided to keep the name of a hall named after the university’s pro-racism and pro-slavery founder, despite criticism from the public and black students. Fight this decision and support renaming the building.

Don’t Criminalize Abortions

Don’t Criminalize Abortions

Abortion at any stage of pregnancy could soon be banned, including in cases of rape and incest, due to a new bill that would punish women and healthcare providers who partake in the procedure. Demand this unjust bill be withdrawn.

Prosecute Off-Duty Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Latino Man

Prosecute Off-Duty Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Latino Man

A police officer was off-duty when he shot and killed an unarmed Latino man whom he knew personally and had allegedly recently argued with. Cases like this almost never see justice where an officer is disciplined. Demand this officer be charged for fatally shooting this man.

Demand Sexual Assault Sensitivity Training for Police After Captain’s Ignorant Comments About Rape

Demand Sexual Assault Sensitivity Training for Police After Captain’s Ignorant Comments About Rape

A police captain was quoted saying acquaintance rapes aren’t as bad as stranger rapes and that this type of rape isn’t a concern for the police department, even though the majority of rapes are acquaintance rapes. Demand all police officers receive increased rape and sexual assault training to combat this dangerous belief.

Applaud Declassification of Transgender People as Mentally Ill

Applaud Declassification of Transgender People as Mentally Ill

Denmark has become the first country to declassify trans people as being mentally ill. Applaud this progressive move to fight stigma against trans people.

Fire Police Officer Who Allegedly Slammed High School Girl to the Ground On Video

Fire Police Officer Who Allegedly Slammed High School Girl to the Ground On Video

A video posted to Twitter appears to show a police officer picking up a teenage girl and slamming her into the ground where she then goes limp. This use of force against a teen is completely unjustified. Demand this officer be fired.

Success: “Heartbeat Bill” Banning Abortion After Six Weeks Has Been Vetoed

Success: “Heartbeat Bill” Banning Abortion After Six Weeks Has Been Vetoed

Anti-abortion legislation, dubbed the “heartbeat bill” that would have banned abortion after just six weeks, has been vetoed. Applaud this victory for reproductive rights and that women will have more autonomy over the choices they make about their bodies.

Veto Bill That Bans Abortion After a Month and a Half

Veto Bill That Bans Abortion After a Month and a Half

Abortion could become illegal by the time most women have a chance to even find out they are pregnant, under a bill in Ohio. The legislation doesn’t even protect women who are victims of rape and incest. Demand the governor veto this bill so it doesn’t become law.

Stop Violent Torture By the Government in Fiji

Stop Violent Torture By the Government in Fiji

A human rights group’s report has found violent injustices, including torture and beatings, occurring in Fiji for nearly 10 years. Demand officials end the use of torture and brutal beatings.

Sheriff with 4 Deaths Under His Watch Must Not Serve in Presidential Cabinet

Sheriff with 4 Deaths Under His Watch Must Not Serve in Presidential Cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering a man to lead the Department of Homeland Security who is currently running an understaffed jail where multiple people have died this year alone. This man must not be promoted to a higher position of power when he is clearly unqualified for his current role. Urge the president-elect not to nominate this man to serve in his cabinet.

Charge Bus Driver Who Allegedly Called Middle Schoolers Racial Slurs Before Leaving Them Stranded

Charge Bus Driver Who Allegedly Called Middle Schoolers Racial Slurs Before Leaving Them Stranded

A bus driver in Minnesota allegedly called a group of middle schoolers the n-word before abandoning them at an industrial park. Demand this bus driver be charged for putting these kids in danger.

Teen Girl Who Shot Allegedly Abusive Father Shouldn’t Spend the Holidays in Jail

Teen Girl Who Shot Allegedly Abusive Father Shouldn’t Spend the Holidays in Jail

An Ohio teen accused of killing her reportedly abusive father is being forced to spend the holidays alone in a jail cell where her mental health will suffer. She has already spent more time in a cell waiting on hearings and trials than she should. Urge officials to let her stay somewhere else or at home at least through the holidays to ensure her mental health.

Charge Police Officer Who Allegedly Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Teen

Charge Police Officer Who Allegedly Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Teen

A police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Chicago after claiming the teen had a gun. No gun has been found. This officer was involved in an almost identical case years ago where yet again no gun was found. This man is a criminal. Urge officials to charge this officer and provide justice for the family of this 19-year-old.

Protect Mosques That Received Letters Assuring Muslim Genocide

Protect Mosques That Received Letters Assuring Muslim Genocide

Hateful letters calling Muslims names and promising their genocide were sent to mosques in different areas of California. This Islamophobia cannot be tolerated and these people must be protected. Make sure authorities provide police protection at these mosques to ensure the Muslims who worship there are kept safe.

Increase Security at High School Where Racist Graffiti was Found

Increase Security at High School Where Racist Graffiti was Found

Students at a Georgia high school found swastikas, slurs against minorities and vulgar language painted across their campus. Urge officials to increase security on campus to protect students and intimidate these and any other racist criminals.

Don’t Put Pipeline Protestors at Risk While Allowing Police to Remain Violent

Don’t Put Pipeline Protestors at Risk While Allowing Police to Remain Violent

The governor of North Dakota has implemented a cold weather evacuation order that would subject Dakota Access Pipeline protestors to arrest for trespassing despite the fact he allowed police officers to shoot protestors with water cannons in the very same cold weather. Demand the governor lift this order so protestors are not faced with trespassing charges.

Expel Bullies Who Allegedly Beat Up Black Student and Told Him to Go Back to the Cotton Farm

Expel Bullies Who Allegedly Beat Up Black Student and Told Him to Go Back to the Cotton Farm

An 8-year-old boy is in the hospital after bullies reportedly beat him up and made racist comments to him when he attempted to protect himself and his sister. Demand these students be expelled for their alleged racist actions.

Fire Cop For Punching Woman in Face

Fire Cop For Punching Woman in Face

A police officer was recorded punching a woman in the face while she was being restrained. The woman was later found to have no reason to be arrested. Demand the officer be fired for this brutal attack.

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