Apr 3, 2013
UPDATE: VICTORY! Last week, James and other activists in Texas met with their policy makers to protest the Zedler 1 anti-gay amendment, including delivering your signatures in person to Texas’ legislature. And on Thursday 4/4, the amendment was withdrawn. We got them off our backpacks and funding for the centers is safe. Great job!
This is a featured post from Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter President James Lee!
My name is James Lee and growing up in Rio Grande Valley Texas, I was taught that being gay was wrong. I …
Jul 14, 2012
I love my job as a political organizer, and with the 2012 election approaching I have many friends that are starting their careers as organizers. Here are the top 5 pieces of advice I can give to young people starting/pursuing a career in political organizing.
One of my organizer friends said it best: “they come for the president, and stay for you.” This is so true. Volunteers come to your organization because they connect to your cause or candidate. People end up staying because they …
Apr 29, 2012
I previously wrote a post reaffirming that young feminism is thriving. Recently I have had the chance to meet and work alongside young reproductive justice advocates that are leading by example and fighting for the rights of their friends and peers. Here are some suggestions to help others who are wondering, what can I do to help foster the next generation of leaders?
PS – I should have added — STOP asking me if young people care about social justice issues. They do, o.k.? Stop asking me already.
May 18, 2013
So before the Day of Silence this year (4/19/2013) I put up a post regarding my support of Nicki Antonio’s Day of Silence Resolution. A few weeks later I did a response paper regarding my experience during this year’s DoS for my “Gender and World Cultures” class.
My paper is below:
The Day of Silence, a day of respect, remembrance, and introspection, has been near and dear to my heart for several years now. I think it is a most excellent example of such concepts as power, agency, …
May 14, 2013
I was just thinking how we can prevent young chidren and young adults that not the age of 21 from getting these beverages was to talk to them in school how smoking and drinking can hurt the human body at young age and prevert them from focusing on school also it can have them in sexual activity thats not good if it not consent from each other to be successful in school.I also think they should take these beverages out the corner stores so the young children and young adults want …
May 8, 2013
Ways to keep young children and young adults in school and to succeed in the real world is to put creative activities in the schools.Then to keep the sports in all schools also have sex education in the schools so the young children young adults can be healthy as they grow older .I was also thinking to have jobs in the school for the students with good grades and attendence so they can stay out of trouble our to save money for college through there school years are to …
May 8, 2013
Ways to keep young children and young adults in school and to succeed in the real world is to put creative activities in the schools.Then to keep the sports in all schools also have sex education in the schools so the young children young adults can be healthy as they grow older .I was also thinking to have jobs in the school for the students with good grades and attendence so they can stay out of trouble our to save money for college through there school years are to help them find jobs outside of the school …
Apr 19, 2013
This past Wed. was the Reproductive Health Lobby Day 2013 in Columbus, OH, sponsored by a coalition of groups including: Planned Parenthood, Naral Pro-Choice Ohio, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Ohio Advocates/Advocates for Youth. Though I arrived late due to classes and a long drive, I was able to meet with Representative Ron O’Brian’s legislative aide Chad Aronson and Senator John Ecklund in order to urge their vote against Substitute House Bill 59. I, along with nearly one hundred others (mostly women to my eye), were …