The Activist Report #1

Welcome to the Activist Report, our weekly Wednesday look at activism, protests, boycotts and other actions. Stay inspired!

Harnessing ‘Power of the Purse to Demonstrate Power of Democracy,’ NAACP Calls for N.C. Boycott (Common Dreams)
The NAACP on Friday called for the first steps in an international economic boycott of the state of North Carolina, following state legislative attacks on voter and worker rights and the LGBTQ community.

Arizona House Speaker declares controversial ‘protest’ bill dead (The Arizona Republic)
The Arizona Republic and others report that Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and the Republican leader of the Arizona House have declared dead a bill that would have brought charges of racketeering against organizers of protests that turn violent.

100 gather peacefully in Anaheim to protest officer’s firing of gun in scuffle with teen (Orange County Register)
The Orange Country Register offers coverage of a peaceful protest at the Anaheim Police Department on Sunday against the actions of an off-duty officer who discharged a weapon in a scuffle with local children.

Alternative signs protest ‘real men provide, real women appreciate it’ billboard (WRAL)
WRAL covers a local protest in Winston-Salem, South Carolina against a sexist billboard reading “Real Men Provide, Real Women Appreciate It.” Protesters are creating their own counter-signs, and the winner will be placed on a billboard nearby. The billboard’s owner will not reveal who is responsible for the ad.

Before Colin Kaepernick: Trayvon, Twitter and the rebirth of NBA and NFL protest (NY Daily News)
Chuck Modiano of the NY Daily News takes a look at social media activism in sports, led both by players and sports organizations.

What actions are you taking this week? Tell us in the comments!


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