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2018 House Election Interactive Map
This site includes map of the United States and details on every congressional race. Use to identify progressive candidates and give them your support and your vote.

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A Guide to the Corporations that are De-Funding Public Education
This 2018 article's full title is "A Guide to the Corporations that are De-Funding Public Education & Opposing Striking Teachers". The "article lays out some information about the corporations, banks, and billionaires that teachers in Oklahoma, Arizona, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Colorado are up against." A network analysis map for each state shows the wealthy donors who are supporting political efforts that reduce taxes on the wealthy and reduce funding for public education."

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Agenda for Building Black Futures
From the web site: "Drawing from the stories of our friends, ancestors, our own lives, and those of other Black people, the Agenda to Build Black Futures is a set of public policy goals that young people can organize around and win in their local communities."

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Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend - article
The full title of this article is There is No Policy Proposal by Any 2020 Presidential Candidate More Progressive than Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend Take time to read it to understand full benefits of this policy proposal.

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Campaign Zero Maps Steps to Political Action to Reduce Police Violence
From the web site: "President Trump's administration plans to use the power of the federal government to escalate police violence and incarceration in our communities. It is essential that state and local governments step up to protect communities from harm and continue making progress towards equity and justice." The site provides data, maps and organizing steps that anyone can take.

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Chicago United for Equity (CUE)
From the web site: "Imagine a Chicago that Works for All of Us. Who we are: We are neighbors who believe in racial justice. We're fighting for a Chicago where all of our children have an equal opportunity to shine. Where zip codes can't predict school resources. Where our voices matter to our leaders. And we're working across race, class, and ward lines to build the Chicago we deserve."

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Civic Engagement - Understand the Cycle to Help Keep People Involved
From the web site: "This post introduces the Cycle of Engagement, a new framework for understanding the stages of how Americans engage in civic life today. The New Data Project recently made this research public during a talk at the 2018 NewFounders Conference in Chicago."

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Civil Society for the 21st Century - 2018 SSIR articles
This article series on the SSIR web site is presented in partnership with Independent Sector. It's described as "a chance to focus, for a change, on the oxygen that makes our common life possible and good—to examine and appreciate and question and commit. Over the coming weeks, some of today’s leading thinkers and practitioners will explore important issues of civil society in the 21st century: its origins and evolution, its boundaries and blind spots, its values and variety, its obstacles and opportunities."

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Color of Change - focus on racial justice in America
From the web site: "Color Of Change is building a new, effective strategy for changing the rules society lives by, and ending the injustices Black people face."

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Comic Book Review: This Is What Democracy Looks Like
From the article: "This Is What Democracy Looks Like is a comic book that explores American Democracy, tackling not just the structure of government (from the very top — president, congress, courts — to the most localized — town meetings) but also to show how every voter has an obligation to take part in keeping Democracy alive and vibrant." Take time to read the article, then the comic book.

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This site was recommended to me as a "trust worthy" news source (as opposed to the mainstream media).

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Economic Justice - The Movement for Black Lives Matter
From the web site: "In response to the sustained and increasingly visible violence against Black communities in the U.S. and globally, a collective of more than 50 organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country have come together with renewed energy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda. We are a collective that centers and is rooted in Black communities, but we recognize we have a shared struggle with all oppressed people; collective liberation will be a product of all of our work." This link points to the Economic Justice issue platform.

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Ed Tech and the circus of unreason - how to respond post 2016 America
This article contains many links to other articles that reflect on a 2017 America with Donald Trump as President. While it invites educators to reflect on their roles, and the ways they interact, it really is an invitation to anyone concerned with the future of civil liberties, democracy, the environment, etc. The article is linked to an annotation tool called, which enabled anyone to add their own comments and join the discussion. That's one of the reasons I've posted it to this section of the Tutor/Mentor web library.

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Education 2020
From the web site: "Education 2020 (ED 2020) is a coalition of organizations representing educators, parents, children and youth, people of color, people with disabilities, and more. We span the sectors of child well-being, early childhood education, k-12 education, and higher education. We have come together to advocate for a shared vision to advance a comprehensive education agenda that promotes universal inclusion and access to ongoing learning opportunities for everyone living in America."

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Ending Poverty: America's Silent Spaces
From the web site: " America’s Silent Spaces is a growing movement to mobilize individuals, communities and organizations in the public and private sectors to identify innovative and community-based solutions that will inform a meaningful path out of poverty for our fellow citizens. Everyone can play a role. Raise your voice. Raise Awareness. Rally for change. By taking action in your community, you can be a part of the solution to alleviate poverty nationwide."

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Find MyReps - resource for finding who represents you
Enter your address and the tool will build a list of local, state and federal representatives, along with contact information. Just launched in mid 2016.

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Fixing US Infrastructure - State-by-State Priorities
This 2017 article should be a 'must read' resource for anyone concerned with what's happening in America.

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Frameworks Institute - Changing Conversation on Social Issues
From the web site: "Mission is to: advance the nonprofit sector's communications capacity by identifying, translating, and modeling relevant scholarly research to frame the public discourse on social problems." Visit the "learn to frame" section of the web site learn "to use communications to build public understanding, cultivate public will, and move policy."

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George Lakoff: 10 Rules for Resistance Against POTUS45
George Lakoff article shows how POTUS45 is using social and traditional media to frame his messages and how the rest of us are helping him by how we react in social media. He offers 10 steps for resistance.

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Get informed on progressive issues - The Sanders Institute
From the web site: "The mission of the Sanders Institute is to revitalize democracy by actively engaging individuals, organizations, and the media in the pursuit of progressive solutions to economic, environmental, racial, and social justice issues." Visit the Issues tab and do deeper learning around each category.

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Guide for Using Language Effectively in Social Activism
This resource guide is titled "A Progressive's Style Guide". Part of the introduction reads "A Progressive’s Style Guide is explicitly multi-voiced and is created with the following commitments. 1) We combat discriminatorylanguage. 2) We seek advice or more information when we’re unsure. 3) When writing, speaking, or using images, we aim to use examples that reflect a broad range of identities and perspectives." If you're engaged in on-line communications, this is a resource you should spend time getting to know.

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How Members of House and Senate Voted on Gun Legislation (NPR)
This article includes information and charts showing how elected leaders in all 50 states have voted on gun legislation over past 30 years or longer.

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How To Sustain Current Level of Political Resistance for Long Term
This Stanford Social Innovation Review article offers tips for sustaining the current level of political involved over the long term.

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From the web site: "The Illinois Civic Mission Coalition (ICMC) is a broad, non-partisan consortium which includes educators, administrators, students, universities, funders, elected officials, policymakers and representatives from the private and non-profit sectors. Formed in 2004 by the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago, the ICMC is part of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, a national initiative to restore a core purpose of education to prepare America's youngest citizens to be informed and active participants in our democracy."

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Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
From the web site: "ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.

In partnership with our member organizations, the Coalition educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; monitors, analyzes, and advocates on immigrant-related issues; and, informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants and refugees."

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