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Over 100 Charities Condemn Brutal Cuts in UK Aid to Yemen

The open letter warned the cuts could “destroy” the UK’s global reputation for compassion.
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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The UN’s Global Goals aim to end extreme poverty and its root causes by 2030. But in Yemen, a civil war has decimated health systems, provoked widespread hunger, and killed almost 250,000 people. It’s a conflict that requires immediate aid. Yet the UK has cut assistance by half — and looks set to slash even more support to the world’s most unstable crises in the coming weeks and months. Join our movement to take action to raise your voice for aid and help achieve the Global Goals.

 

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The UN’s Global Goals aim to end extreme poverty and its root causes by 2030. But in Yemen, a civil war has decimated health systems, provoked widespread hunger, and killed almost 250,000 people. It’s a conflict that requires immediate aid. Yet the UK has cut assistance by half — and looks set to slash even more support to the world’s most unstable crises in the coming weeks and months. Join our movement to take action to raise your voice for aid and help achieve the Global Goals.

 

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E1: Vu Le, NonprofitAF

The Existential Crisis We Need
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Vu Le of the NonprofitAF blog and formerly Rainer Valley Corps joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for the Season 3 premiere of Pro Bono Perspectives. Recorded the day after the violent insurrection on the Capitol, Vu and Danielle discuss how the nonprofit sector can and must be bolder in responding to injustices like this. Philanthropy has become the white moderate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Biden-Harris Victory Is a Win for Our Health, Planet, Our Economy and Our Future

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Ceres stands ready to work with new administration to build back better from Covid-19, advance a more equitable, just and sustainable future, and welcome the U.S. back into the global Paris Climate Agreement 

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Ceres stands ready to work with new administration to build back better from Covid-19, advance a more equitable, just and sustainable future, and welcome the U.S. back into the global Paris Climate Agreement 

It's Election Season! See How You Can Use Computational Thinking in Your Virtual Classroom

By Dana Johnson, Instructional Specialist at West Orange Elementary School, Orange Unified School District
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Between the 2020 Census and impending presidential election, this is an important year for civic events. With many students still learning from home due to the pandemic, teachers may be wondering how to appropriately facilitate discussions about politics.

'Every Vote Counts: A Celebration of Democracy' Broadcast Special to Air on CBS on October 29, Hosted by Alicia Keys, America Ferrera and Kerry Washington

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Appearances by Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Cobie Smulders, Coldplay, Condoleezza Rice, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, John Kasich, Kelly Clarkson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, Shaquille O'Neal, Tan France, Wilmer Valderrama and More

Performances by Alicia Keys, Dan + Shay, Offset, Shawn Mendes and More 

Produced by Live Nation, Global Citizen and Live Animals 

Co-Produced by Ryan Piers Williams, Chris Stadler, Rick Yorn, AK Worldwide, Harness, Simpson Street and Sunshine Sachs

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Appearances by Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Cobie Smulders, Coldplay, Condoleezza Rice, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, John Kasich, Kelly Clarkson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Natalie Portman, Shaquille O'Neal, Tan France, Wilmer Valderrama and More

Performances by Alicia Keys, Dan + Shay, Offset, Shawn Mendes and More 

Produced by Live Nation, Global Citizen and Live Animals 

Co-Produced by Ryan Piers Williams, Chris Stadler, Rick Yorn, AK Worldwide, Harness, Simpson Street and Sunshine Sachs

Election 2020: A Test for American Democracy, and a Test for American Business

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By: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

American democracy is facing an immense test in 2020. This is also a test for American business.

Engaging Employees in Pro-Democratic and Pro-Voting Actions without being Partisan.

Join us to discuss this fascinating and complicated issue, and the role business leaders should (and should not) play in promoting prosocial citizenship.
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The Listen Up! Show is presented by the RW Institute and The Atlantic Canada Corporate Volunteer Council.

We Will Discuss: Engaging Employees in Pro-Democratic and Pro-Voting Actions without being Partisan.

SSIR: Big Structural Change

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FSG co-founder and managing director Mark Kramer reviews Rebecca Henderson’s Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, which outlines five ways we can reform capitalism to overcome climate change, inequality, and the collapse of democracy.

(Part 4) Surviving Climate Change: Can Democracy Save Us?

Is Democracy a lost cause when trying to solve the climate crisis?
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This article was originally published on Medium.

Facebook – Another Moral Dilemma

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by Francis G. Coleman, CBIS (recently retired after 32 years)

A Pew Research study revealed that social media is king when it comes to the news. In the US, 72 percent of millennials read the news via their Facebook, Twitter feed, and other social networking sites. Only 21 percent of people aged 50+ do the same. The older generation predominantly consumes news via their television.

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