Posts By Ben O'Keefe

Download Your "Thank You" Sign

Sign option 1 Sign option 2 Sign option 3 Sign option 4.  Note: Some people prefer to use their electronic screens or “selfie software” like Mac’s Photobooth. These platforms can sometimes flip your image. For that reason we’ve created a mirrored version.

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Remembering Activist Grace Lee Boggs
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“The only way to survive is by taking care of one another.” —Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015) Yesterday, the world lost one of the greatest activists of our time. For the past seven decades, Grace tirelessly fought for the labor, civil rights, black power, feminist, and environmental justice movements as a community activist in Detroit. As President Obama […]

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The O'Keefe Brief: Not Another Government Shutdown
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Remember when the U.S. government shutdown for 16 days in 2013 because Republicans in Congress opposed Obamacare—you know the law that gave millions of uninsured Americans access to affordable healthcare? (Thanks a lot Obama.) Well guess what? You’re not having deja vu, Republicans are threatening to do it again. Here’s another flashback. Remember in 1973 […]

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An Innocent Man is About to Be Put to Death
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I have long abhorred the death penalty. The thought of killing someone for the crime of killing someone else seems so cruelly ironic. My abhorrence only intensified when I learned of a study that showed at least 4.1% of those put to death in America are innocent. When you figure that more than 1,400 people […]

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Call now: Stop the execution of an innocent man
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Oklahoma plans to execute an innocent man this Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.1 Governor Mary Fallin has the power to stop this deadly mistake by issuing a 60-day stay of execution—but we need to act fast to save Richard Glossip. Can you call Gov. Fallin right now? Tell her: “Don’t execute an innocent man. Grant Richard […]

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Of course #AllLivesMatter, But Here’s Why You Need To Stop Saying It To Me
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By now you’ve probably seen the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Created by three Black women in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin—and now the subsequent high-profile killings of other unarmed Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement—it is a hashtag often used after statements that expose the oppression and violence that Black Americans still face […]

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Demand Mayor Rahm Emanuel Resign!

For over a year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel knew about the gruesome murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald at the hands of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. In fact, it wasn’t until a journalist sued the city of Chicago to get video footage of the murder released and the Black community rose up in protest that Mayor Emanuel finally decided to …