Field Notes: Students Lead the Way

Field Notes: Students Lead the Way

No matter what’s been on your mind lately, it now inevitably includes thoughts about gun violence in our communities. This is a complicated issue, especially in the South where hunting and recreational gun use are part of the culture. But the debate is shifting considerably compared to the aftermath of past shootings as a direct result of southern, small town (and often queer) students. Continue reading “Field Notes: Students Lead the Way”

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In Pictures: 52nd Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee

In Pictures: 52nd Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee

Hometown Action members took part in the 52nd annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma with allies from People’s Action and The Ordinary People’s Society to launch a new initiative to restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people. Continue reading “In Pictures: 52nd Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee”

Field Notes: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

Field Notes: Where We Are, Where We’re Going

We’re one month into the new year and have been spending a lot of time in communities talking to everyday people about the struggles they face. In our own organizational growth, it’s been a challenge to keep all of our supporters informed, but expect to see more regular communication about the work we’re doing. Continue reading “Field Notes: Where We Are, Where We’re Going”

We Must Defeat Roy Moore

We Must Defeat Roy Moore

The eyes of the nation are on Alabama. Many are wondering how we can be so dumb, especially as Roy Moore inches ahead in the polls even after 9 different women have come forward with stories of being sexually harassed and assaulted by Moore when they were young teenagers. To the outside world, Roy Moore is Alabama. Continue reading “We Must Defeat Roy Moore”

Extremist Tax Plan Will Hurt Small Town Families

Extremist Tax Plan Will Hurt Small Town Families

It has long been the strategy of right-wing extremists to use the power of government to carry out their corporate agenda. The wealthiest 1% who seek only to enrich themselves view government programs like public schools, Medicaid, and Social Security as barriers to maximizing their profits. Continue reading “Extremist Tax Plan Will Hurt Small Town Families”

Final Chat in #MacroSW Organizing Series Explores Visions for Better World

Final Chat in #MacroSW Organizing Series Explores Visions for Better World

 

Tonight, May 4th is the final chat in the new organizing Twitter chat series for social workers. The discussion–titled Fighting an Anti-Social Work Agenda: Building a Better World–will explore visions for a changed world built around values of social justice and human dignity. Continue reading “Final Chat in #MacroSW Organizing Series Explores Visions for Better World”