From Color Of Change: Stand Against Shoot First Laws
Florida’s dangerous ‘Shoot First’ law allowed Trayvon Martin’s killer to walk free without charges for over a month. Shoot First laws legalize vigilante homicide and in Trayvon’s case, law enforcement hid behind the Shoot First law as justification for failing to arrest George Zimmerman. Please join us in calling on elected officials in your state to stand against Shoot First laws.



via Children’s Defense Fund: Tell Congress not to cut funding for childhood health, education, and well being!

As Congress struggles over deficit reduction and the budget, we must ensure that the needs of children will not be sacrificed to protect the richest and most powerful citizens and corporations. Contact your members of Congress and tell them to protect children’s safety nets and to invest in their health, education and well being:

via NYCLU: Tell Gov. Cuomo to End Extreme Isolation in New York’s Prisons!
The NYCLU’s latest report, Boxed In: The True Cost of Extreme Isolation in New York’s Prisons, exposes the brutal, unsafe and ineffective use of solitary confinement, or extreme isolation, in the state’s prisons.Urge Governor Cuomo, Commissioner Fischer and legislative leaders to institute smart and effective reforms that will make our prisons and communities safer and reaffirm the state’s commitment to respecting human decency.