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The days are getting colder. And thankfully, so are states’ attitudes toward the Trump administration’s request to hand over citizenship data! Trump previously attempted to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, which was stopped by the Supreme Court. The U.S. Census Bureau then submitted a formal request to try and restart its discriminatory agenda, but states aren’t having it. As of Wednesday, the vast majority of state motor vehicle agencies have declined to share their records with the Bureau.

We need more public officials to stand up against these kinds of xenophobic attacks and protect the privacy and rights of #PeopleLikeUs!

The federal Supreme Court is failing us.

Despite outcry from #PeopleLikeUs and allies, the Court gave a free pass to electoral thieves by wiping out a previous ruling preventing partisan gerrymandering in Michigan. This decision makes it easier to sway elections and restrict our power and ability to create a more inclusive democracy. However, there is somewhat of a silver lining: gerrymandering claims can still be heard by state courts. Let’s make sure we have the right judges in place to protect our democracy. To do this, #PeopleLikeUs need to stay woke and vote!

We’re so excited! Election Day—our favorite day of the year—is coming up this Tuesday, November 5. If you live in one of the 26 states below, there’s only one thing you should be doing: voting!

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Voting is a right, and #PeopleLikeUs need to make our voices heard and our democracy stronger. Do you have a plan to vote?

???? Psssst, did you hear the news? In case you missed our big announcement, here it is:

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, one of the fiercest advocates for #PeopleLikeUs and a leader who represents the promise of our democracy, will be at our 2019 New American Hero Awards party in Washington, D.C. on November 14!

We know you want to party with Rashida (because let’s be honest, who doesn’t?), but tickets are going quickly. Avoid FOMO—get your ticket for our NAL party now! And while you’re at it, be sure to also get your ticket for our annual Power and Policy national conference on November 15th, with the inimitable Stacey Abrams. Reserve your tickets to both events ASAP before they’re gone!

Aside from our two exciting upcoming events in DC, we also have our final 2019 Boss Ladies trainings coming up. If you’re tired of politics as usual and ready to see leaders on the ballot and behind the scenes who actually represent our communities, then we need you and your squad to sign up.

These one-of-a-kind half-day trainings focus on preparing young women of color to own their power and serve as staff members on campaigns. Get your ticket to attend our Boss Ladies LA training on November 2 or Boss Ladies Columbus training on November 16. Spaces are going fast, so be sure to get tickets for you and your squad now!

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This week, we want to give a shout-out to:

  • Erika Castro (a Ready to Lead Nevada 2019 alumna) and Katherine Lorenzo (a Ready to Lead Nevada 2018 alumna), for receiving awards from Battle Born Progress, a nonprofit in Nevada. Erika received the Activist of the Year award and Katherine received the Rising Progressive Leader of the Year award. Congrats!

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