An easy way to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

An easy way to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

GritoBlast!  Hurricane Harvey is breaking all kinds of records for the amount of rainfall, destruction, and the number of people forced from their homes. Harvey has broken the record for the greatest amount of rain recorded from a single tropical storm or hurricane in the continental United States, with more than 4 feet of rain.  An estimate from the analytics firm CoreLogic showed that Harvey, which is now a tropical storm, could cause as much as $40 billion total in...

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Call-2-Action: Sign petition to demand President Trump not pardon Joe Arpaio

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Call-2-Action: Sign petition to demand President Trump not pardon Joe Arpaio

GritoBlast!  — The Department of Justice, Amnesty International, and the courts have all found former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of gross violations of human rights. For 24 years, and under the mask of attempting to crack down on undocumented immigrants, Arpaio terrorized thousands of Latinos, including tourists, legal residents, and U.S. citizens in Maricopa County, AZ. On July 31st, Arpaio was found guilty of violating the constitutional rights of...

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Call to Action: Get Kids More Access to Water!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Call to Action: Get Kids More Access to Water!

GritoBlast! Dehydration. Fatigue. Poor classroom performance. Water can help solve these issues for kids, but Latino kids don’t have access to clean drinking water as often as white kids, and they are more dehydrated. That’s why Salud America! is launching the #SaludWaterhealth campaign! #SaludWater promotes awareness and grassroots actions to inspire local change to give Latino children more access and opportunity to drink water. “Parents, teachers, and leaders all have...

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Crowdfunding: Creating a library for the children of Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Crowdfunding: Creating a library for the children of Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador

GritoBlast! — In April 2015, a volunteer artist cooperative known as Arte Intercultural Vilcabamba (AIV), was launched in Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador, South America. In two short years, the artist cooperative transformed themselves into a service organization with a single mission — to fund a library for the children of the mountainous, impoverished region. The 20 active volunteers work with about 60 children a week from the mountainous Region Sierra. In January 2017, the...

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Crowdfunder: Help Voces Oral History Project tell forgotten stories of Latino war veterans

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Crowdfunder: Help Voces Oral History Project tell forgotten stories of Latino war veterans

GritoBlast! Since 1999, the University of Texas at Austin-based Voces Oral History Project has dedicated itself to filling the gap in the historical record by uncovering and sharing the forgotten stories of the countless Latino and Latina veterans who heroically served the United States in World War I, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The Voces Oral History Project first came to national attention in 2007 when project founder Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez challenged...

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Open invitation to join National Write Out to pen protests against Trump’s policies

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Open invitation to join National Write Out to pen protests against Trump’s policies

GritoBlast! : From Wednesday, January 18 through Saturday, February 18, 2017, a national call-out to writers, and non-writers, who would like to contribute a poem, a piece of flash fiction, short story, essay, inspired long tweet, handwritten ars poetica or other literary creation responding to the prompt: What’s worth fighting for is worth writing for. Dubbed the National Write Out, organizers of the event say: Let your words stand against the flood of fake news messages...

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