Issue 43: Let Our Dreamers Stay
The lives of nearly 1 million undocumented youth are at stake right now. Our tyrant president has been playing games with the futures of immigrant Americans by ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)—and there’s no clear fix in sight. This week, we’re breaking down the difference between the DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act and DACA, what must happen to keep the Dreamers in the US, and what you can do to help. (Know any lawyers?)
PS: The Broad Room’s in Elle this week, hayyy. Read it and tweet it!
Issue 42: Let's talk about privilege baby
Another one bites the dust. Since the floodgates opened in October, scores of women have come forward with stories of sexual harassment, bringing decades of abuse by powerful men into the spotlight. Now hardly a day goes by that another prominent man isn't outed for his disgusting behavior—behavior that has been swept under the rug by (mostly male-led) institutions willing to look the other way. There's not enough we can say about this issue, but this week we’re focusing on the women who have the most to lose by speaking out, and who still feel powerless in the face of sexual harassment.
PS: The Broad Room was profiled by Feministing this week—check us out.
Issue 41: You're not rich enough to afford the internet
No more WiFi for you. In 2 weeks, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will likely vote to eliminate net neutrality protections (yes, they have the votes). Net neutrality means your internet providers can’t game the system to give faster or slower internet connection to different companies. A repeal would mean that big internet providers could speed up access for businesses and consumers who can afford to pay more—creating a path toward information inequality and hurting low-income communities most. So this week, we’re diving into net neutrality and what we can do to save the internet as we know it.
PS: Our next Broad Room training Money: That’s What I Want is tomorrow(!). We’ll teach you how to make the hard ask for cash, plan a fundraiser, and get that $$$ for the progressive candidates and causes you care about. Plus there's free wine. Join us tomorrow at 7 PM at 401 Broadway, Suite 1108.