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Honoring AAPI Month

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Asian hate crime has increased ten times since Covid-19 reared its ugly head, with racism and extreme violence threatening the lives of many members of the AAPI community (Asian American and Pacific Islander).

Asian Americans claim to have been targeted more than a staggering 500 times in the last two months, according to Stop AAPI Hate, a coalition that tracks violence and harassment against the community.

It has released data highlighting the number of incidents reported, which surged from 3,795 to 6,603 in March of this year alone.

International Paper Launches Signature Pro Bono Initiative Campaign; Will Assist Individuals Living in Underserved Communities

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – May 26, 2021 – International Paper (NYSE: IP) recently announced the kickoff of the Signature Pro Bono Initiative, marking a significant milestone for the legal community in Tennessee and for individuals living in the state’s underserved communities. As part of the Tennessee Pro Bono Services Alliance, this initiative will help deliver equal justice to Tennessee residents by focusing specifically on expungement, voter rights restoration and driver’s license reinstatement.

Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Announced As Campaign Chairs of Global Citizen's Vax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, FIRST LADY DR JILL BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS WILL MAKE A FEATURED APPEARANCE AS PART OF THE “WE CAN DO THIS” NATIONAL INITIATIVE TO INCREASE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN AND UPTAKE OF COVID-19 VACCINES
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LINE-UP GROWS TO INCLUDE BEN AFFLECK, CHRISSY TEIGEN, DAVID LETTERMAN, GAYLE KING, JIMMY KIMMEL, NOMZAMO MBATHA, OLIVIA MUNN, & SEAN PENN

Hosted by Selena Gomez with performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, & H.E.R., VAX LIVE will be taped before an audience of vaccinated frontline healthcare & essential workers at SoFi Stadium;  Airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube, iHeartMedia on May 8th 

Additional featured appearances from President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Prime Minister Plenković of Croatia 

Over $11 million funded by Cisco, The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Analog Devices Foundation and an anonymous Swiss Foundation to purchase an estimated 2.3 million vaccine doses; over 7.5 million doses committed from Spain as part of the VAX LIVE campaign

The VAX LIVE campaign is calling on businesses to donate dollars for doses, G7 governments to share excess doses immediately, and for pharma companies including Moderna to make vaccines available at not-for-profit prices

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LINE-UP GROWS TO INCLUDE BEN AFFLECK, CHRISSY TEIGEN, DAVID LETTERMAN, GAYLE KING, JIMMY KIMMEL, NOMZAMO MBATHA, OLIVIA MUNN, & SEAN PENN

Hosted by Selena Gomez with performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, J Balvin, & H.E.R., VAX LIVE will be taped before an audience of vaccinated frontline healthcare & essential workers at SoFi Stadium;  Airing on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube, iHeartMedia on May 8th 

Additional featured appearances from President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Prime Minister Plenković of Croatia 

Over $11 million funded by Cisco, The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Analog Devices Foundation and an anonymous Swiss Foundation to purchase an estimated 2.3 million vaccine doses; over 7.5 million doses committed from Spain as part of the VAX LIVE campaign

The VAX LIVE campaign is calling on businesses to donate dollars for doses, G7 governments to share excess doses immediately, and for pharma companies including Moderna to make vaccines available at not-for-profit prices

Our Commitment to Community for a Just Society

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We're proud to continue our partnership with organizations that are dedicated to breaking down barriers. From Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta to Habitat for Humanity, Georgia-Pacific is committed to investing in organizations making a difference.

Cummins Joins Calls to Advance Voter Accessibility

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Cummins has endorsed a recent Business Roundtable statement supporting efforts to advance voter accessibility in the United States, Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger announced last week.

Ecocentricity Guest Blog - Environmental Justice and the Soul of America: A Conversation with Rev. Gerald Durley

Reprinted from Drawdown Georgia's Weekly Blog
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“Dr. King told us that we had to look at the soul of America. And in my estimation, the soul of America is the environment, because if you destroy the soul, then nothing else exists. If you destroy the air, if you destroy the water, if you destroy the wildlife, if you destroy the plants - that's the soul of America.”   --The Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley

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“Dr. King told us that we had to look at the soul of America. And in my estimation, the soul of America is the environment, because if you destroy the soul, then nothing else exists. If you destroy the air, if you destroy the water, if you destroy the wildlife, if you destroy the plants - that's the soul of America.”   --The Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley

In Solidarity with Our Asian and Pacific Islander Communities

By Lesley Slaton Brown, Chief Diversity Officer, HP Inc.
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A year ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic and the world went into a lockdown like no other. Since then, Asians and Pacific Islanders across the world have been facing, what some people called, a “double pandemic.” On top of the health crisis, they’re facing racial trauma, mounting hate crimes and despicable violence.

An All-Too-Personal Reminder of Our Ambition's Importance

by Jim Fitterling, Dow Chairman and CEO
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We stand by everyone who experiences prejudice and discrimination.

Since early 2020, there has been a rising tide of anti-Asian sentiment around the world linked to the coronavirus — acts of hate and harassment aimed at people of Asian descent.

Timberland Transforms Its Annual Holiday Traditions Into All-Virtual Celebrations of Community and Service

Over 100 volunteers served at virtual projects to support community organizations.
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The spirit of giving is alive and well at the Timberland headquarters in Stratham, NH. Though the more than 300 employees continue to work from home due to COVID-19, they have found new ways to engage with their communities and help those less fortunate.  Also new for this year was a desire to support the Black community more intentionally, which sparked several new partnerships.

Vote Early Day Is Oct. 24! Check Your Voter Registration Through PayPal-Votes.com

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Vote Early Day is October 24, 2020!

We believe in the importance of civic participation by helping to enable our community to exercise the right to vote.

Visit http://PayPal-Votes.com to confirm your voter registration information and find state-specific election details.

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