If any of you are considering attending the CAEYC conference, I want to urge you to try to fit in the Legislative Day on Wednesday, March 4, the day before the conference begins. Registration for the event is free, and I think you would love(!) the opportunity that it presents. … Continue reading
The Klamath Basin has been in the forefront of national attention due to contentious resource issues including water allocation, water quality, and threatened endangered species. The Klamath River has been the third-largest producer of salmon on the West Coast, following closely behind the Sacramento and Columbia rivers. In 2002, a massive die-off of over 33,000 […] Continue reading
I have attached a short Prezi Presentation on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which is the largest global organization providing funding for Type 1 Diabetes research.
Visit: http://www.jdrf.org to become more educated on the advocacy for and… Continue reading
My advocacy group has been researching the effects of the dams on the ecosystem of Northern California’s rivers, and the way that this is affecting local tribes. I am proud to know many people who have advocated for the removal of these dams, including family members and friends who live on the Klamath River and… Continue reading
THE LOCATION Originating from Upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon, the Klamath River flows 240 miles from Oregon into northern California before emptying into the Pacific Ocean near Requa, CA. The river drains an area of about 13,000 square miles. The Karuk Tribe and its allies seek the removal of the lower four dams. THE […] Continue reading
Our advocacy project is to propose to end Columbus Day as a federal holiday as well as to rededicate Columbus Day as Exploration Day. Christopher Columbus oversaw and orchestrated many terrible atrocities against the Indigenous people he encountered. These acts include torture, rape, enslavement, human trafficking, and mass murder. The act of celebrating Columbus Day is […] Continue reading
Check out this interesting campaign, Half in Ten, that Claire Knox shared with us. They are releasing their report, “One Strike and You’re Out: How We Can Eliminate Barriers to Economic Security and Mobility for People with Criminal Records” at a release event today.
For our advocacy project, our group chose to investigate policy surrounding Water Rights for the Hoopa people and how the Klamath and Trinity Dams have impacted the health of the river. Current policy surrounding water rights includes Prop 1, which Hoopa people were strongly opposed to and which unfortunately just passed on the ballot. Another… Continue reading