On Saturday the ACLU held a People Power event in Miami that was live streamed to house parties across the U.S. It is over an hour long but well worth watching. (More)

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The speakers give a good idea of the role the ACLU plays in defending all of our rights. They also encourage us as citizens to keep calling our elected officials and protesting. From the ACLU website:

An early version of the platform launches on Saturday, March 11, with meetups organized around the country. In total, Ganapathy says, there are 2,300 events happening in all 50 states. The ACLU claims more than 130,000 people have signed up to take part alread, exceeding the group’s own internal goal of 1,000 meetings.

The main idea behind People Power is to become a one-stop shop for resisters to “defend sanctuary cities, resist deportation raids, oppose the Muslim Ban, maintain Planned Parenthood funding, and support other priorities,” as the ACLU explains. The platform will support and work to amplify organic, bottom-up grassroots actions and be a one stop resource and place for listings on all ACLU related meetups.

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