Ten years before the Civil War, the city of Rochester, NY asked Frederick Douglass to speak for its July 4, 1852 celebration. Douglass accepted, but rather than join in the ‘celebration’, Douglass took it in an unexpected direction. In this clip, Danny Glover performs part of that speech (hat tip to the Zinn Education Project).
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Abortion Is Health Care
Republicans have been increasingly supporting radical positions on eliminating abortion to gain support across the nation, but this shouldn’t be an issue of red vs. blue—this is an issue of restricting access to health care for millions.Sign this Petition
Thank you, President Biden... Now, cancel all student debt!
by Natalia Abrams
President Biden must take the next step and cancel student debt for all. Research shows that debt cancellation is progressive. That means the more that is canceled, the more benefits reach people who need help. On top of that, canceling more debt will further advance efforts to address racial and gender equity issues.Sign this Petition
The Climate Crisis is Here: Tell President Joe Biden to Declare a Climate Emergency!
We can’t wait any longer. We need to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels—and as a result, decrease our support for greedy, corporate execs—to create new infrastructure that promotes a green, renewable energy future, with good jobs for people across the nation.Sign this Petition