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butchimightbe:

She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/

I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email

Please reblog to raise awareness!

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tranqualizer:

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SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION: DEPORTED FOR NO DRIVER’S LICENSE? TELL ICE TO KEEP OSCAR HOME IN NC!
Last year, Oscar Canales had a minor traffic accident in Greensboro, NC on his way to work. He was arrested for driving with no license and unjustly detained for over a month before he was released under supervision.Since his release, Oscar has been diagnosed with Depression and is on medication. To make matters worse, he was told to show up at ICE office with one way ticket to El Salvador on April 8th, 2014.TAKE ACTION – MAKE A CALL:Call Charlotte ICE @ (704) 672-6990Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to ask that Oscar Canales’ (A#098-935-658) April 8th deportation be stopped immediately. Oscar has been living in the U.S. for nearly 10 years and has US citizen children who need him home. Stop his deportation now!”
SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION: DEPORTED FOR NO DRIVER’S LICENSE? TELL ICE TO KEEP OSCAR HOME IN NC!

tranqualizer:

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SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION: DEPORTED FOR NO DRIVER’S LICENSE? TELL ICE TO KEEP OSCAR HOME IN NC!

Last year, Oscar Canales had a minor traffic accident in Greensboro, NC on his way to work. He was arrested for driving with no license and unjustly detained for over a month before he was released under supervision.

Since his release, Oscar has been diagnosed with Depression and is on medication. To make matters worse, he was told to show up at ICE office with one way ticket to El Salvador on April 8th, 2014.


TAKE ACTION – MAKE A CALL:

Call Charlotte ICE @ (704) 672-6990

Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to ask that Oscar Canales’ (A#098-935-658) April 8th deportation be stopped immediately. Oscar has been living in the U.S. for nearly 10 years and has US citizen children who need him home. Stop his deportation now!”

SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION: DEPORTED FOR NO DRIVER’S LICENSE? TELL ICE TO KEEP OSCAR HOME IN NC!

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[Image; A booking photo of Shanesha Taylor, a Black woman, crying and looking straight ahead.]

thepeoplesrecord:

Mother arrested after leaving kids in the car during job interview because she couldn’t afford childcare
March 27, 2014

Shanesha Taylor is a homeless, single mother of 2 children, who was arrested for child abuse this week. Taylor left her children, ages 6 and 2 years old, in her Dodge Durango while she attended a job interview in Scottsdale, Arizona.

A passerby found the children in the car, with the engine turned off and the windows cracked open. Once Taylor returned to the car, 45 minutes later, she informed the police officer that she did not have a babysitter for her children.

“She was upset. This is a sad situation all around. She said she was homeless. She needed the job. Obviously not getting the job. So it’s just a sad situation,” said Scottsdale Police Sergeant Mark Clark.

She was arrested and booked into jail for child abuse.

Her children are now in CPS custody.

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Update from Prison Culture

An email from Amanda Bishop who has organized a fundraising drive for Shanesha offers the following additional information:

Shanesha has been in jail over a week. She will be out within the next few days when her bail is done by her family. I do not know if the family would like me sharing any information regarding the jail she is at.

She has plans to get a specific lawyer when she is out. Her children are with family

Ms. Bishop also responded to a question about where the funds raised would be directed:

“All money from this fundraiser is deposited into a bank account of Shaneshas mother. The money is currently being used to bail her out. The money collected afterwards will be used for the care of herself and her children.”

Here is a local report where Ms. Bishop is quoted about the case here.

There is currently no more information available. @lifeandmorelife and I would like to encourage everyone who wants to support Shanesha to please donate to the fundraiser for now. You can also continue to spread the word about this story through your networks. A newsreport about this story is here.

We have been in touch with some folks based in Arizona, are gathering more information, and will provide updates as they become available.

Update #1 (4:30 p.m. central)
Shanesha is still in jail at this point. I was able to learn that she has a hearing scheduled on Friday at 8:30 am. Perhaps, she’ll be able to make bail at that point. Please keep donating to the fundraiser.

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Donate to the International Trans Women of Color Network Gathering at AMC2014

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femmedisturbance:

Please reblog, donate, retweet, share, everything! Thank you!

no, but really.

DONATE! Help make this awesome thing happen.

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[Image: A picture of a Lakota man with two braids, wearing a green shirt and tie with white face markings with the text: “Chase Iron Eyes needs your help the stop the kidnappings.” Beneath it is a picture of a young child with medium light brown skin holding onto bars while looking between them and the text: “Free the Lakota Children! Sign and Share the Petition”]
lastrealindians:

Please share! 
Sign the petition and watch the video here: http://lakotalaw.org/action Lakota Law S.D. Counsel Chase Iron Eyes of Lastrealindians asks you to tell #Obama- #SouthDakota has received federal money to kidnap our #Lakota #children for too long!

[Image: A picture of a Lakota man with two braids, wearing a green shirt and tie with white face markings with the text: “Chase Iron Eyes needs your help the stop the kidnappings.” Beneath it is a picture of a young child with medium light brown skin holding onto bars while looking between them and the text: “Free the Lakota Children! Sign and Share the Petition”]

lastrealindians:

Please share!

Sign the petition and watch the video here: http://lakotalaw.org/action

Lakota Law S.D. Counsel Chase Iron Eyes of Lastrealindians asks you to tell #Obama- #SouthDakota has received federal money to kidnap our #Lakota #children for too long!

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mirkwood:

Warning to everyone participating on the Ani DiFranco’s terrible event page, Cathy B*ennan is on that page posting as well. Evidence of that is here. You can pre-emptively block her on Facebook that way she won’t be able to see your posts. 

EDIT: She may be deleting posts. You can block her by going directly to her account: https://www.facebook.com/ia*mbu*gbren*nan (remove the asterisks).

Signal boost! 

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kiriamaya:

!!!Attention CeCe McDonald lovers!!!
CeCe gets out of prison in just a little over 2 weeks. We are looking for a few donations. If you have any of these things laying around the house please feel free to drop them off for CeCe at The Exchange, 3405 Chicago Ave, Mpls.
*Twin sized bed frame: Headboard/footboard/ralls/all that!
*Sewing supplies: Needles, threads, pins, fabrics, cutting boards, notions, patterns, etc.
*Gift cards to Target, Grocery Stores, Joanne fabrics, Walgreens, etc.
Boost this!!

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[Image: Three photos. The first shows Laverne Cox, a beautiful Black trans woman with long light colored hair seated, head tilted, across from CeCe McDonald, a beautiful Black trans woman seen from behind, as they speak. The second photo is a shot of a row of prison cells. The third is a picture of CeCe McDonald speaking with the back of Laverne Cox shown.]

freececemcdonald:

FREE CECE, the new documentary with Laverne Cox, explores the roles race, class and gender played in CeCe McDonald’s case. McDonald’s claim of self defense was rejected by Hennepin County prosecutors. The documentary explores the implications of CeCe’s story as a survivor, housing trans women in male prisons, and the practice of keeping trans women in solitary confinement.
Please take a moment to visit the site and contribute a tax deductible donation so this important work can continue.
http://fiscal.ifp.org/project.cfm/655/

If you can’t donate, then signal boost if you can. This deserves all the attention it can get! 

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asianhistory:

Asian History and US History Minus White Guys has officially started an Indiegogo campaign

I’m trying to raise a minimum of $10,000 to pay off the rest of my semester’s tuition and next semester’s tuition so that I can spend more time, money, energy, and effort here and at USHistoryminuswhiteguys!  I’m currently $31,410 in debt with student loans, and at the end of next year, will have $42,500 in debt.  I work a part time job and intern, and unfortunately not even scholarships, pell grants, or jobs can cover all my bills.

That’s where I’m asking my followers to step in! 

The chances of me being able to continue Asian History and US History minus White Guys with any regularity or original content are very slim if I continue to struggle with making college payments. I spend most of my free time trying to make money, find money, and get money; instead of putting out content on these blogs.

I would like to change that, but I need everyone’s help. 

It’s possible if I have your help! Please reblog and consider donating. We have 39 days left!

IndiegogoAsianhistory | US History Minus White Guys

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sinidentidades:

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m still going through a really hard time with my dad’s cancer. Really, it’s the financial aspect that’s proving to be one of the most stressful aspects because we simply don’t have the money for it all. All of our money goes to food, utilities, and house payments. That’s it. 

Even with having such a strict budget, we’re still barely getting by, and some months, we really aren’t getting by at all. I’ve had to put food on credit cards, that’s how bad it’s gotten.

If you can, please donate to help out my family by clicking the link above or by clicking the “donate” button at the bottom of the first page of my blog. If you can’t donate, that’s okay but reblog or signal boost this post please. It really helps!

Thanks for all of your continued support! I really don’t know what I would do without you all. 

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shwetanarayan:

I’ve had a really bad few days, I have a health condition that means I can’t cope with stress, and I’ve found several attempts at light-reading (which is all I can manage atm) quite triggering.

I need fluffy/lighthearted/low-stress fiction, any genre, for any age range. I need it to not erase or be hideous towards or demonize, etc, characters w/ marginalizations. Ideally I’d like work written by POC, though certainly a lot of what I mention below isn’t. (Which is part of why I want more work by POC…)

Context for my tastes/stress levels: Several of Nnedi Okorafor’s books fit, Karen Lord’s Redemption in Indigo (so much love); I LOVE Nisi Shawl’s writing but I’m not sure I’d have the reader-brain to parse her stories right now, though rereading may be okay.  Hm. What else. Kate Elliott’s Spiritwalker series also exactly hit my sweet spot. I mostly really like Ben Aaronovitch’s books but cannot deal with their level of stress & gore right now.

Almosts include Terry Pratchett (I love most of his books but there’s a racist running gag in that last Guards book) and Frances Hardinge (so much of her work is note-perfect wonderful, which is probably why a casual slur at the end of Gull-struck Island/The Lost Conspiracy upset me a lot.)

Recs? Does it exist? Surely I didn’t read them all already. & I am so tired of authors trying to strongarm me into sympathy for protags who would despise me or pretend I don’t exist. 

I know you know what’s good to read out there, Tumblrverse. Come on. What’s on your shelf that would be good for shwetanarayan?

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Consider donating to help me out?

faketransgirl:

For a while I’ve put off asking my online friends for help in such a direct way.  I think for a lot of mentally ill people, one of the hardest struggles is knowing when to ask for help and what to ask for, and it’s especially difficult to ask directly for money, since that’s viewed rather badly.  However, I could really use the help.  I’m applying for disability right now, but until that’s granted (a months-long process which will probably involve at least one denial and appeal), I’m basically living off the generosity of friends.

Money you donate will go towards:

  • Rent & Utilities
  • Gas for rides
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Therapy
  • Hormones
  • Medications
  • Helping me save up for gender dysphoria/personal safety-related concerns such as legal name change, permanent facial hair removal, and vaginoplasty

I’d also appreciate if you could help me out by signal boosting this. :)

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I need help!

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sweetvaliumprincess:

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sweetvaliumprincess:

I don’t really like asking for help, but I kind of need it. The long story is: the insurance I’m supposed to be on isn’t accepting any of my name change information or recognizing my need for hormones (despite a bonafide GID diagnosis and recognition from not one but three different doctors and therapists). Also, Medicaid is being a pain in the ass and ignoring me.

Could you please donate, even a little? I’d really appreciate it and you’d make this girl very very happy. Mwahh.

Updated with fixed link.

I only need a few more donations <3

Donate, or boost the fuck out of this!

I expect all of my followers to boost.

BOOOOOOOSSSSTTTTT

Please boost or donate!!!

I just reblogged something similar for a white trans woman that has 2000 notes.

Why is this still only at 150 or so?

No. Really. You need to boost this. And help get her some donations.

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deducecanoe:

I am trying to accomplish a lot of things right now—get out of my inlaws place, even though my job pays me inconsistently, help my dog find a permanent loving home, which may require gas money to drive her there, and… if I can accomplish these two great tasks… pay for getting to 221B Con (already have someone to stay with, and my membership-just need to get there now)

So I am going to try this. 

I know when artists need money, they take commissions. I wonder if I could take commissions to write things. No academic papers, for reasons of your academic honesty and I work at a high school and would like to keep my job. 

What I CAN offer: 

1) Proofreading services for $1 a page. I used to teach freshman comp for five years at a university. I think you can trust my judgement on structure/grammar issues. 

2) Fan fiction OR original fiction for $5 per 100 words. My now-rarely-used 100-word fiction blog: http://thetinytales.blogspot.com shows what I can do with 100 words. The later stories are 10 words a piece, and I update it now and again when I get on a kick. I’ve also been published on several fiction websites, and in multiple print anthologies. I know how to write writey-things.

My username on AO3 and whofic is spastasmagoria if you want to look at my fanfic. Can be for yourself or a prezzy for someone else. Come on, indulge :) 

We can negotiate something hand-written on pretty paper, or on the back of an old card catalogue card, or something cool like that, if you are looking for a unique present for someone. 

3) Tutoring—soft sciences, history, literature, composition, writing… As a librarian I am a jack of many trades. Price negotiable on how much help you need. 

4) Reference research. I’m a librarian. I do this for a living. Need help finding resources for your paper/thesis/dissertation/book you are writing? I can help. Price negotiable based on how in-depth the research needs to be. 

5) Tutoring in HOW to research. Overwhelmed and don’t know where to start on your paper? I can help. Price negotiable depending on length of session. 

Does this sound reasonable? Does this sound like something anyone would be interested in? Maybe signal boost if you think this is worthy? I am a hard worker, and I am trying to work my way out of the bad circumstances I find myself in. My paypal e-mail is spastasmagoria@gmail.com

I know a lot of people ask for money on tumblr, etc. And I am not judging them, or their circumstances, but I am not comfortable doing that. But I am willing to work for it. 

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