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More than 2000 links are organized into 25 categories.  Browse the categories and sub categories to find links to web sites with information you can use to build and sustain strong organizations helping youth move through school and into jobs and careers.  Some of the links point to older pages on some web sites. Click to the "home" page to find the most current information being shared. Look for social media links and connect with these organizations in social media. Look for the resource pages and visit sites that these organizations point to. This is a huge resource and it keeps growing. As you get to know what's here, by frequent visits,  it will grow in its value to you.

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

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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 Hypothes.is, 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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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 PopularMechanics.com 2017 article should be a 'must read' resource for anyone concerned with what's happening in America.

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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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IndivisableGuide - Actions that resist new US administration
This is a guide and website created by volunteers n their free time "to help the real leaders on the ground who are resisting Trump’s agenda on their home turf." These volunteers "hope readers will take this document and use it however they see fit."

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SwingLeft.org helps identify swing districts for 2018 election
From the web site: "Swing Districts are places where the winner of the last House of Representatives election was determined by a thin margin. Swing Left helps you find and commit to supporting progressives in your closest Swing District so that you can help ensure we take back the House in 2018." If you're concerned about ultra-conservative dominance of state and federal government, you need to get involved and help elect progressive representatives in swing districts near you.

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The Other 98 - Movement Building To Take Back America
From the web site: "The mission of Other 98% is simple but bold: to be a storytelling force that stirs people to action. We challenge the stranglehold of corporate power by creating our own educational tools and crafting our own narrative, one that sparks the cultural shift we need to build new systems for a healthy and vibrant new world."

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Advance Illinois Promotes Public Education
From the web site: "Advance Illinois is equity-driven, student-centered, data-focused and connected to community and educators. We identify, design, advocate for and help to implement policies that are grounded in nationally recognized best practices and then tailored to the needs of students in Illinois." The web site is full of great resources to help citizens better understand and debate the issues relating to public education in Illinois.

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AllSides - look at news from all sides
From the web site: "Unlike regular news services, AllSides exposes bias and provides multiple angles on the same story so you can quickly get the full picture, not just one slant." Browse the site and form your own opinion.

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Brand New Congress - focus on 2018 elections
The US Congress is broken, so let's fix it by electing new representatives from all 50 states who are committed to common goals. That's what this web site is all about.

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Building a movement toward equality in America - Robert Reich
Robert Reich's web site and Facebook page offer daily commentary on issues of inequality and how we mobilize to reduce this problem.

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Can we heal our great divide? | Hedrick Smith | TEDxOrcasIslandCan we heal our great divide? | Hedrick Smith | TEDxOrcasIsland
Om this video, Hedrick Smith, "An investigative journalist explores the cause of economic disparity in the United States, its effects, and what we can do to correct our course as a country. In the earlier half of the 20th century, workforce productivity and median hourly wages increased equally. In the 1970's everything began to change as economic growth was channeled toward the 1%."

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ChicagoActivism.org - toolkit-resource page
From the web site: "Chicagoactivism.org is a website that has different tools to help people organize for the purpose of making a better world. This site is a way to promote many organizations who are working on a variety of important causes and highlight all the great efforts in our community. Some of the features on the site already include: a newsfeed, an events calendar, a map of organizations, and a playbook for organizing. We are still in the process of developing the site, fixing some of the bugs, and building new features."

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City Rights in an Era of Preemption - National League of Cities
From the web site: "Preemption is the use of state law to nullify a municipal ordinance or authority. In some cases, preemption can lead to improved policy statewide. However, preemption that prevents cities from expanding rights, building stronger economies, and promoting innovation can be counterproductive when decision-making is divorced from the core wants and needs of community members."

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Cline Center for Democracy at University of Illinois
From the web site: "The Center's mission encompasses several research activities, including monitoring civil unrest around the world; tracking the over-time development of economic, political, and social indicators for 165 countries; and developing new machine algorithms and analysis tools for studying the tens of millions of articles in the Cline Center's global news archive. The Center's mission also supports a wide range of teaching and public engagement activities, from fellowship programs for faculty and graduate students to undergraduate research opportunities and topical symposia for the University of Illinois campus."

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Data Center Research for Justice
From the web site: "For over 30 years, DataCenter has been an independent research organization for social justice movements and grassroots organizing. Rooted in progressive social movements and grounded in values of justice and self-determination for communities, we use research as a tool to centralize community power and transform society." This link points to a page showing research tools and ideas.

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Follow the Leaders. Connecting the Dots
This is a Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC blog article that focuses on connecting the ideas and web sites of different progressive groups and leaders in central spaces where others can learn and form their own involvement. Look at the comment section of the blog where I add links to new articles as I find them.

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Here’s the reason government can’t vote in the interest of the people.
This is a 2012 article on A Matter of Scale - Science, Technology, Social Commentary blog. In this article writer shows how big business and US government overlap. This continues to be major problem.

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Issue Brief Series Highlights the Equity Imperative—and Solutions
This section of the Policy Link web site describes what's on the page, saying: "Each short brief describes key challenges and strategies to advance equity within the issue area, provides relevant data points and research findings on the economic benefits of equity, and shares an inspiring example of a win-win solution for equity and the economy already being implemented."

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Mind Map of Global Civilizational Collapse
This site provides a unique set of visualizations of "Why Nothing is Happening in Response to Global Challenges " along with an extensive library of resources related to the maps.

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News from Left, Center, Right - Which Are You Reading?
This article on the Zenpundit web site includes three charts that classify various media outlets as far left/right "garbage" or more to the center, and reliable. It's an interesting article and may help some decide where they want to go for their news.

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Open Debate Coalition - engage more people
The Open Debate process is described in this statement: "In the Open Debate format, regular voters across the nation submit and vote on questions on an online platform for several weeks in advance of the televised event. For the live debate, moderators choose from among the questions that received the most votes – asking follow-up questions along the way." Browse this web site to learn more about this.

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