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Write for Rights! #Write4Rights #W4R18

Although we are still on our election break, I did want to pop in to let you know that we will be participating in Amnesty International’s Write for Rights around Human Rights Day (December 10).

Contact Heather either through this site or via email with any questions, comments, concerns, etc.

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5 Things to Know Before Volunteering at the GBFB

Reblogging this in honor of #NationalFoodBankDay!

Have a Hart Day Boston

5 Things to know before volunteering at the GBFB.  Photograph of oranges.  @HAHDBostonBefore you volunteer at the GBFB warehouse, here are five things to know:

    1. 🎧The warehouse is an active warehouse:  this means that there will most likely be pallet jacks and conveyor belts where you are working.  Therefor:  no earbuds/headphones or cellphones on the floor.  You may go to the volunteer room if you need to make a call or text.  The only food or drink permitted on the warehouse floor is water, they have bottled water or you may use your own bottle.
    2. 🎒Any loose items such as backpacks, purses, coats, etc. must be stored in lockers.  It is generally easiest if you carry in as little as possible.
    3. 👟It is required to wear closed-toed shoes, for long hair to be worn up and long necklaces or lanyards be tucked under your shirt.  Also, when choosing your shoes keep in mind you will be on your feet for over…

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Care about Human Rights in MA? Here’s an easy step to take:

e88862cfb35603a4ef89b94b65da512f Tell your friends, neighbors, and all other people with whom you interact to support the dignity and human rights of their transgender peers by voting Yes on Massachusetts Question 3.

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states “We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas and we should all be treated the same way.”  The United Nations Foundation states “For the UN Foundation it is simple: Trans rights are human rights.

I’d discussed this issue previously, but the vote is officially on the ballot now.

A reminder that we are not having an August meeting.

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The Judge Rotenberg Center Shocks Aren’t Stopping #StoptheShock

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will appeal this ruling.

Norfolk County Amnesty International

If you are new to the horror that is the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC),  I highly suggest you check out both Lydia X. Z. Brown and Shain M. Neumeier, Esq who are two of the best resources on this topic.

Those of us who want to stop the UDHR violations at the Judge Rotenberg Center received some bad news yesterday.  Bristol County Judge Katherine Field ruled that “the state failed to demonstrate that there is now a consensus that the treatment does not conform to the accepted standard of care for treating individuals with intellectual disabilities.”

However, the state does have the option to appeal Judge Field’s ruling.  As such, I contacted Gov. Baker to urge him to appeal this decision and I urge you do to the same.

The FDA continues to not enforce their ban.

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British government launches action plan against LGBT discrimination, including banning ‘conversion therapy’ (reblog)

The Judge Rotenberg Center Shocks Aren’t Stopping #StoptheShock

If you are new to the horror that is the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC),  I highly suggest you check out both Lydia X. Z. Brown and Shain M. Neumeier, Esq who are two of the best resources on this topic.

Those of us who want to stop the UDHR violations at the Judge Rotenberg Center received some bad news yesterday.  Bristol County Judge Katherine Field ruled that “the state failed to demonstrate that there is now a consensus that the treatment does not conform to the accepted standard of care for treating individuals with intellectual disabilities.”

However, the state does have the option to appeal Judge Field’s ruling.  As such, I contacted Gov. Baker to urge him to appeal this decision and I urge you do to the same.

The FDA continues to not enforce their ban.

Please share this post on your social media platforms.  Hope to see you at our July meeting!

Amnesty International USA’s Reaction to “Muslim Ban”

“This hateful policy is a catastrophe all around – not only for those who simply want to travel, work, or study here in the States, but for those seeking safety from violence as well. While this decision doesn’t address the separate and equally harmful ban on refugees, it cruelly traps people in conflict-afflicted countries and prevents them from seeking safety in the U.S. or being reunited with family. Some of the people banned from this policy are fleeing conflicts that the United States has had a direct hand in creating or perpetuating, as is the case in Yemen and Syria. In those cases especially we are essentially lighting a house on fire and locking the escape door shut. This ban, and the anti-Muslim sentiment in which it originated, has no place in a country that claims to value human rights.”~Ryan Mace, Grassroots Advocacy & Refugee Specialist at Amnesty International USA

(Friendly reminder that “Muslim ban” is something of a misnomer, as this law affects not only people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, but also North Korea and government officials from Venezuela.)