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This month I made a donation to Outside In because of the assault on trans rights going on everywhere. Their mission statement is, "We help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency." Their website also says, "The point of return." They have a low-cost medical clinic, and I associate them with being very trans positive and helping trans kids who end up on the streets (which is a lot of them).

I'm finding that I want to keep my donations local, or at least make them to smaller local orgs that won't be the first organizations people donate to nationwide.

I also put up a yard sign from nwgsdpdx, which I had guessed was NorthWest something something Portland, but turns out, fabulously, to stand for Nasty Women Get Shit Done (in Portland). Their yard sign sales have raised over $10,000 to subsidize rent for incoming refugees as well as making the neighborhood look firmly welcoming. I was more than happy to fork over $10 and carry my sign home.

Free downloads of their great graphics available in 8 languages so far. Graphic based on a design by Jason Maxfield.


Text: "In Our America All People Are Equal, Love Wins, Black Lives Matter, Immigrants & Refugess are Welcome, Disabilities are Respected, Women are in Charge of Their Bodies, People & Planet are Valued over Profit, Diversity is Celebrated."

US Flag with overlay "In Our America All People Are Equal, Love Wins, Black Lives Matter, Immigrants & Refugess are Welcome, Disabilities are Respected, Women are in Charge of Their Bodies, People & Planet are Valued over Profit, Diversity is Celebrated."

Date: 2017-03-01 11:56 pm (UTC)
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That's a lovely sign.

I wonder if someone is tracking all the "welcome" signage?

Two that appear in my area:

"Hate has no home here" in English, Urdu, Korean, Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish
https://hatehasnohomehere.wordpress.com/

"No matter where you are from, we're glad you're our neighbor," in English, Arabic and Spanish.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/09/504969049/a-message-of-tolerance-and-welcome-spreading-from-yard-to-yard
Edited (both links!) Date: 2017-03-01 11:57 pm (UTC)

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