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melissa young Aug 16
“Fear has a very concrete power of keeping us from doing and saying the things that are our purpose.” 👇🏻 via
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melissa young Aug 16
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. - Marianne Williamson 👇🏻 via
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melissa young Aug 16
🤣🤣🤣 omg. Buuut, if I was...
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Food Research & Action Center Aug 15
Protecting and strengthening SNAP is: 🎯 Pro-children 🎯 Pro-seniors 🎯 Pro-people with disabilities 🎯 Pro-working families Comment to fight back against a Trump admin. proposed rule that threatens to eliminate SNAP for 3 million+ people:
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IMPACT Aug 14
"It's my job to share this to make you angry so you go out & fight the good fight, but there is hope. We CAN eliminate these disparities w policy & some of them have already happened, like banning pay history on job apps"
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IMPACT Aug 14
Thank you for an amazing night! We know it will take the whole community, if we hope to highlight & bring equity & opportunity to ALL! We can't wait to put tonight's inspiring ideas into action.
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melissa young Aug 14
The neighborhood where parents choose to raise children & invest in education impacts inequality...segregation contributed significantly to increase in inequality between 1980 & 2010. 👇🏻 THE END OF THE AMERICAN DREAM? INEQUALITY & SEGREGATION IN US CITIES
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melissa young Aug 14
Spoiler alert: 🗣Government Supports are Responsible for Poverty Reductions
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melissa young Aug 14
👉🏻”Providing seed capital for America’s youth in the form of a national baby bonds program has the single largest effect on the racial wealth gap.” ICYMI:
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National Initiatives Aug 13
"The administration’s new disrespects the working class, ignores the significant contributions immigrant workers pay into public benefits programs, &betrays the belief in the value of hard work held by most Americans.”
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National Initiatives Aug 11
We’re very excited to have as part of our & can't wait to see what this team along with does to uplift those in its area.
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Heartland Alliance Aug 13
At least 43 Chicagoans were wounded by gunshot this weekend. At least 4 died. Our is reducing head on thru: 1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 2) Jobs 3) Community Building Eddie Bocanegra spoke w/ on how it works
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melissa young Aug 13
“The rapid pub of the rule despite more than a quarter of a million comments filed indicates that Administration has deliberately chosen to ignore the perspectives, experiences, & research provided by a broad cross-section of Americans."
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National Initiatives Aug 12
"When ppl say 'tell others how you pulled yourself up by your bootstraps' it co-ops the herculean effort it takes, not just by the individual but by the community. I'm here, not because I'm superman but because the help & support I received"
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National Initiatives Aug 10
@HomlessHOU is another community taking part in our & we’re excited to see what this team along with accomplishes through knowledge learned at our launch event!
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National Initiatives Aug 9
We’re excited to have join us as part of the ! Chicago is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. We look forward to working w this community & seeing what they accomplish!
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National Initiatives Aug 8
We’re happy to have as part of our ! Allegheny County is located in the southwest regions of Pennsylvania. We are excited to see what the future holds for Allegheny County and as they move to implement new data structures to combat homelessness!
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Heartland Alliance Aug 8
Our own & Betsy Leonard shared a POWERFUL conversation with and - unpacking how the legacy of slavery informs contemporary American law enforcement and our criminal justice systems. You won't want to miss this one.
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melissa young Aug 8
Beyond honored to have spent the day with advocates and artists working to . 👇🏻 Exhibition offers an *incredible* array of perspectives on the impact of incarceration told thru art. ♥️
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melissa young Aug 8
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