Greetings! You probably know that tomorrow is voting day. But do you know about the thousands of people, including in our own communities, who can't partake because of voter suppression?

-Kina Thorpe, Educational Program Manager
In This Issue
  • Leaving the PJC
  • From the Blog: Voter Suppression
  • Anger & Liberation
  • Killing Gaza
  • Protect Immigrants
  • Action Highlight: Vote!, Tell Starbucks: Don't Use Slave Labor!
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March 2, 2020
The Peace & Justice is seeking a new Executive Director. The ED must be capable of strengthening the long-term vision for organizations work, creating innovative strategies, facilitating teamwork, and uniting diverse constituencies around common solutions. They should have a strong understanding of and ability to confront economic and racial justice issues, particularly institutional racism, white privilege, classism, in addition to knowledge of issues related to peace, human rights, globalization and many forms of oppression. Think that's you? Click here for more information and to apply. Applications being accepted until April 10th, 2020.
Action Alerts:
Don't forget to vote!
Tell Starbucks to stop using slave labor
Tomorrow, March 3, is voting day in Vermont. Don't forget to vote and make sure that your voice is heard! With voter suppression happening all around the country, it's important that those who can not only show up but also work to put an end to voter suppression and give a voice to all.

You can visit the Vermont Secretary of State's website to check your registration status. Even if you're not registered to vote in Vermont (or at all), Vermont has same day registration which means you can register in person at the polls right before you vote.

Outside of voting it's also important to educate yourself about voter suppression and the fight for the right to vote. Organizations like Fair Fight and Rock the Vote are working around the country to assure that every American has the right to vote and that all votes counts equally. Follow their work to stay up to date on their efforts.
For the second time in nine months, labor inspectors on plantations where Starbucks buys coffee in Brazil have found slave labor. These aren’t just any plantations; these are farms that are “certified” to their C.A.F.E. Practices standards. Starbucks holds up their C.A.F.E. Practices standards as the key to their commitment to source “99% ethical coffee.” But it’s becoming more and more clear: These standards are glossing over a serious problem.

Instead of making real change in their supply chains, Starbucks is trying to re-brand forced labor and slavery-like conditions as “ethical.” But we won’t let them get away with it.

Sign the petition to tell Starbucks to drop slave labor!
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