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Organization to know: Peta2

Mar 13, 2012 | Comments Off on Organization to know: Peta2

Organization to Know PETA2 is the largest youth animal rights group in the world, and it provides practical resources on everything from getting more vegetarian options in your cafeteria to cutting out dissection to fun contests, games, and t shirts, to interviews with your favorite bands and celebrities. We love that PETA2 also provides students with resources…

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New Iowa Law Makes It Harder For Activists to Show What Truly Happens on Farms

Mar 5, 2012 | Comments Off on New Iowa Law Makes It Harder For Activists to Show What Truly Happens on Farms

Note: Many of the links in this post show graphic cruelty to animals. Even more disturbing than watching this footage is that this rampant mistreatment is happening in the first place, and making you aware is one way we can do something about it. For more than a decade, animal advocacy organizations such as Compassion Over…

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Activist Tip: Bring leaflets about your cause wherever you go

Mar 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Activist Tip: Bring leaflets about your cause wherever you go

Have you ever been talking to someone about an issue you care about and felt frustrated because they didn’t believe you, or because you didn’t remember some of the details or know how to explain it well? Carrying a few flyers in your bag can really help back up what you are saying, or even…

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YEA is hiring staff for this summer!

Feb 28, 2012 | Comments Off on YEA is hiring staff for this summer!

YEA is hiring camp staff for this summer! The summer will be here before we know it! We have a variety of positions at each of our summer camps in Oregon, California and New Jersey: camp counselors, kitchen staff, and nurses/health supervisors. Are you an educator or youth worker with a background in engaging in…

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Organization to Know: Climate Reality Project

Feb 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Organization to Know: Climate Reality Project

The climate crisis is one of the largest and most daunting challenges we face. It is a global problem that is affected by almost everything humans do, which makes it difficult for people to figure out exactly what we can do to solve it. Fortunately, there are a lot of organizations out there working on…

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International Youth Activism Highlight: One Young World

Feb 24, 2012 | Comments Off on International Youth Activism Highlight: One Young World

One Young World is “The premier global forum for young people of leadership caliber. It manifests the reality of common humanity and the shared existence of all the peoples in one world, Its purpose is to connect and bring together the youngest, brightest and best and to ensure that their concerns, opinions and solutions are…

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Launch of our Bi-Weekly Activist E-News!

Feb 22, 2012 | Comments Off on Launch of our Bi-Weekly Activist E-News!

We are so excited to have launched our new Activist E-News, which is a totally new, and we think unique, resource for activists of all ages. Every other week, we will send one featuring an inspiring activist, resources, tips, interesting facts and ways to get involved and take action. To check out our first issue,…

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Youth Empowered Action Academy

Feb 21, 2012 | Comments Off on Youth Empowered Action Academy

This winter, we launched a new program–Youth Empowered Action Academy–in partnership with Portland Parks and Recreation Teen Force. This program is designed to be a “Day of YEA” where participants build the knowledge, skills, confidence and community to make a difference on the issues they care about. This past Saturday, February 18, 2012, we had…

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Activist Tip: Turn Complaints Into Requests

Feb 16, 2012 | Comments Off on Activist Tip: Turn Complaints Into Requests

Turn your complaints into requests to bring about change. If you’re not sure what activist issue to work on, notice what you are complaining about since you obviously care about that. Usually what causes things to change is not complaining but thinking about who has the power to make a key decision and then making direct…

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Organization To Know: Planned Parenthood

Feb 16, 2012 | Comments Off on Organization To Know: Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood operates more than 800 health centers in almost every state that provide low-cost health care services for women and teens, including birth control, sex education, pregnancy testing, and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Planned Parenthood also provides abortion services, which makes it the target of a lot of people who want to outlaw abortion.…

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