"What is this idea that we can somehow change multiplication through division, that if we just have more split, one more single issue, one more organization to compete against the other one for the same small grant from the same people who don’t really get it in the first place, that we would somehow have a revolution?"
United Vision for Idaho, in partnership with the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, conducts online training programs to provide critical statewide capabilities to explore the "spiral of injustice" and to demonstrate how, unless interrupted, it can devolve through a sequence of language, avoidance, discrimination, violence and culminate in elimination.
In the Healthcare Struggle, Don't Forget Disabled People
With your generous support, the 2017 Idaho Gives campaign surpassed its statewide fundraising goal, taking in $1,342,936 during the 24-hour campaign.
The contributions, from 10,504 donors, will benefit 628 nonprofit organizations throughout the Gem State, including United Vision for Idaho.
Although the campaign has ended, our needs have not. We are always grateful for your support, especially in the face of the struggles ahead.
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As a statewide coalition of 30 organizations and more than 30,000 individuals, our diversity enables us to examine and consider both the root causes of systemic oppression and marginalization too many Idahoans face. Join us as we work together to identify and develop ways to overcome the causes of this discrimination, especially on behalf of those who are most vulnerable.The signup form is here.
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RISE UP! PRESS CONGRESS ON HEALTH CARE FOR ALL
Keep pushing Congress for universal health care for all. House Republicans pawned off a fatally flawed bill, leaving it to the Senate to clean up the mess. They are not likely to do so without relentless pressure from grassroots constituents like you.
Seek out and attend Town Hall meetings and opportunities to confront our Idaho delegation. Don't let up! Rep. Raul Labrador made his position clear, and we now risk another year of his presence in Congress with the added insult of his candidacy for governor. Rep. Mike Simpson told us he cares more about helping House Speaker Paul Ryan than helping his constituents. It's a challenge.
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Author Alaina Leary advises: “As a disabled person, the words “healthcare” alone can make me start to panic. Even in feminist circles, I’m always aware that my health care needs are far greater than most abled people’s, unless they happen to have a health emergency – and that many abled people are willing to leave me without access to adequate, affordable healthcare.
“If you’re working to advocate for a replacement for the ACA, make sure the work you’re doing includes disabled and chronically ill people, as well as other marginalized groups that struggle to get adequate healthcare access
STATEWIDE TRAINING PROGRAMS
and especially folks at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities.”
Read the full article in Everyday Feminism.
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We're meeting that challenge in a united, nationwide effort, starting in neighborhoods and communities throughout Idaho, on to national actions, telling elected offic
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