Friday, August 30, 2019

Olho D’Água is the newest project of the multimedia artist , Ca Cau. He launches and installs a

 new sculpture of 9 meters of height, at Park Portugal, at Campinas in the last august 28th and 

in the same week it launches his new book of poetry and illustrations  with the same name.

Ca Cau - Multimedia Artist
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Over the years, we've proven that change can happen when ordinary people come together and organize their communities -- and in the process, we've learned that the foundation of successful organizing starts with good training. That's why I'm proud to announce Redistricting U, a new in-person organizing training initiative from All On The Line.

For Redistricting U, All On The Line is sending dedicated trainers to cities across the country to train volunteers, give them the skills and tools they need to impact the redistricting process, empower them as leaders in the movement for fair maps, and hear their ideas about approaches that will work best in their communities.

Because if we want to achieve the change we seek, we'll need a strong, well-trained grassroots organizing movement leading the charge. So, I hope you'll donate today and become a Redistricting U Founding Member.

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We know there's no one-size-fits-all solution to map manipulation. That's why Redistricting U will take place in your local communities, and it's why these trainings are designed to be responsive to the conditions on the ground in your state.

For instance, in places like Colorado and Arizona, folks will learn how to best advocate in front of independent redistricting commissions. In Texas and Florida, we'll focus on making sure we "get out the count" for the 2020 Census, so that the maps drawn during the 2021 redistricting process actually reflect the communities they represent. In California, volunteers will learn how to maximize their impact in states across the country.

I've always believed that training is at the heart of organizing. It's why I made it a priority in my 2008 campaign and throughout our larger movement for change in the years since. And it's why I'm asking you to become a Founding Member of Redistricting U -- to help make sure we can keep producing the best, most effective trainings to strengthen all of our efforts moving forward.

As a Redistricting U Founding Member, you'll be the first to know when we announce trainings in your state. So, I hope you'll donate today and become a part of the team that makes this training initiative possible.

The movement for fair maps will determine the course of progress on every issue we care about for the next decade. And we can't wait to begin organizing when the redistricting process starts in 2021. We need to build this movement from the ground up -- right now.

All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund. 


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49 days. That's how long it took to weaponize partisan gerrymandering. Once the Supreme Court decided in June that it would not fix previously partisan gerrymandered maps, conservatives took this as a license to freely gerrymander future maps to their advantage.

Last week, Republican state legislators from across the country gathered at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference. ALEC -- a conservative-aligned group notorious for promoting "stand your ground" laws, climate-denying resolutions, and union-busting toolkits -- plans to leverage the 2021 redistricting process to maintain Republican power. And they devoted time in their annual conference to training legislators how to manipulate redistricting in their favor.

Since the Supreme Court won't deter partisan gerrymandering, we must take a stand. Add your name to tell state legislators: Stop using the Supreme Court's decision as an excuse to ignore the public's demands for fairness.

ALEC is arming incumbent politicians with new tactics to rig the maps -- ones that will hurt immigrant and historically-disadvantaged communities. These tactics not only exploit the SCOTUS decision, but they also show the lengths to which conservatives are committed to a manipulation strategy that is "advantageous to Republicans and non-Hispanic Whites" as famous gerrymandering mastermind Thomas Hofeller described it.

Gerrymandering is an affront to civil rights, plain and simple. Whether the intention is to disenfranchise voters or stack the deck for incumbents, the result is still the same -- manipulated maps that dismantle democracy.

Add your name to tell politicians that gerrymandering will not be tolerated. We need a fair redistricting process -- we will not accept maps that disenfranchise communities of color under the guise of partisan gerrymandering.The cycle of partisan gerrymandering can stop if we hold politicians accountable -- it's up to us to prevent map manipulation.

-- John Bisognano

All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund. 


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