Georgia DACAmented artist hosts final push for year-end DREAMer legislation

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Georgia DACAmented artist hosts final push for year-end DREAMer legislation

GritoBlast! ATLANTA, GA —  Atlanta DACAmented artist, educator and activist Yehimi Cambrón is hosting a rally in support of year-end legislation for DREAMers. Cambrón is known as the creator of a mural featuring an unique depiction of the Monarch butterfly. Bisected by a pencil, the butterfly’s right wing transforms into the pages of a book. The artist sees the image as a symbol of solidarity and resilience for herself and the greater community. The mural has become a...

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Call-to-Action: Help DREAMers. Call Speaker Ryan & ask him to do this one thing

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Call-to-Action: Help DREAMers. Call Speaker Ryan & ask him to do this one thing

GritoBlast! It’s time to take action for the Dream Act. Please call Speaker Paul Ryan at 608-752-4050 today and tell him to pass the Dream Act before the end of the year. In the next two weeks, Republicans must pass the omnibus spending bill that will fund the government next year. This is an opportunity to pass the Dream Act, which they can attach to the omnibus bill. The Dream Act has enough votes to pass. But it won’t get a vote unless Speaker of the House Paul Ryan...

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Call-to-Action: Help fund how to spot fake news & stop spread of hatred, lies and bigotry

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Call-to-Action: Help fund how to spot fake news & stop spread of hatred, lies and bigotry

GritoBlast — When it comes to fake news, there’s no bigger perpetrator, unfortunately, than our own president Donald Trump. His latest egregious spread of fake news is his retweeting, and subsequent doubling down, on the accuracy of several videos depicting Muslim, or assumed Muslim characters, attacking white Europeans and shattering a Catholic religious representation of the Virgin Mary. Unlike his other retweets/tweets of fake news, this time it has drawn global...

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Special #LatinosGive campaign spearheads help to over 50 nonprofits on both sides of the border

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Special #LatinosGive campaign spearheads help to over 50 nonprofits on both sides of the border

GritoBlast!  Cyberspace is celebrating #GivingTuesday  but Latinos are creating our own fiesta-in-giving with #LatinosGive. To help support those nonprofits keeping our most vulnerable communities afloat, Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) is providing $10,000 in matching funds to double the impact of your donation to a Latino cause on their crowdfunding platform HIPGive. Over 50 deserving nonprofit campaigns are featured on the HIPGive platform. Just choose your favorite or...

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Crowdfunding platform to help Latina-focused non-profits earn needed dollars

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Crowdfunding platform to help Latina-focused non-profits earn needed dollars

GritoBlast!  In this volatile political climate, the nation has witnessed a rollback of rights, safeguards and protections that most thought were the standard going forward. One of the hardest hit groups is women. More than ever it’s important to preserve women’s rights and ensure those who advocate for Latinas receive the necessary financial support to provide service to their clients. Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) know that one of the biggest obstacles...

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Filmmaker creates crowdfunding relief campaign to help Puerto Rican town subject of documentary

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Call-to-Action, Film, General

Filmmaker creates crowdfunding relief campaign to help Puerto Rican town subject of documentary

GritoBlast! For the last 4 years, filmmaker and photographer Frank “Silent” Rivera has been back and forth to Puerto Rico, working on a documentary about La Perla, Puerto Rico. La Perla is one of Puerto Rico’s most notorious “slums” and until now, has unfortunately been infamous for its negative reputation. The goal of the documentary is to shed light on the positivity within the community. The neighborhood’s reputation recently got a...

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