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May 2010 E-newsletter

In this issue: Gender Justice and Building Political Power Victories in Montana and Washington!

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Two groups in our region made history recently - one in Washington state and the other in Montana. Both won hearts and minds (and policy change) by lifting up the leadership of those most affected by injustice. Read more about how POWER (Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights) and Montana Human Rights Network organized their way to victory! 


In Solidarity,
NancySig
Nancy, Building Political Power Director

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The organizations in our Groundwork Project have been making the news lately! One such group is POWER (Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights). POWER’s hard work translates into hundreds of hours that parents are able to spend with their young children, without risking losing the benefits they receive from the state—a great triumph for both parents and children! Read more....

 

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On Tuesday, April 13th, Missoula became the first city in Montana to offer protections to the LGBTQ community in housing, employment, and public accommodations. The historic vote came after months of smart and courageous campaigning by the Montana Human Rights Network (MHRN), and allies. Read more about MHRN's journey to this victory.

 

Building long-term strategies for progressive social change requires resources. Together, we know that we can make a difference. Donate today!  

 

Picture of the Month:

May Day rallies and marches took place all around the world earlier this month. In Portland 5,000 people rallied for the rights of workers and immigrants. Read about it in Nancy Haque’s blog entry. And thank you Jerry Atkins for this picture.

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