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The New York Civil Liberties Union Is Looking For The New "RockStar" For Change

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New York Press Release - The 2017 ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute Is Looking For the Next RockStar at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  

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Know any young civil liberties superstars in high school? Encourage them toapply to the ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute!
The ACLU is now accepting applications for a week long advocacy training and leadership development seminar at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from July 29 – August 5, 2017.  The ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of high school juniors and seniors from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Through an intensive eight-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society. Students will be immersed …

Who's Fighting The Balance Of The Bipartisan Efforts Today?

       In Memory Of JaVonte Prothro, 29 and Otigo Martinez, 18, Murdered September, 19, 2016

Albany, NY ~  An Emergency Call of Action by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) on March 13, 2017, addressed the new legislative Privacy Protections within the sixteen states and the District Of Columbia to bring balance back to Americans on privacy and public safety.  Thousands of New Yorkers from every borough of the State took a stand against the Trump Administration to force proper transparency and oversight regarding accessing sensitive digital information.  Should Law Enforcement, outside of an Amber Alert Emergency be required to get a warrant to invade or confiscate your physical data today while you are in police custody?

According to New Yorkers, privacy laws must require a police officer to get a warrant before searching your file cabinet or computer.  Even you mailbox cannot be under siege due to the new technological boomers who advanced Superior Thought to New York using …

What Does The Trump Administration Executive Order One Really Mean?

Albany, New York ~  In 2006, Mexican Americans Multicultural Education was deemed Unconstitutional to Deport Mexican American citizens due to the lack of educational resources to sustain their independence in California.  Historical experiences that reflect the death of JaVonte Prothro, 29 and Otigo Martinez, 18, in Richmond, California on September 19, 2016, following the World Trade Center and Pentagon destruction on September 11, 2001, is not forgotten.  The work of educators to teach children about the mistakes of our citizens and government during a crisis does not mean to accept Unconstitutional Deportation of Mexican Americans and Native Americans in 2017, under Executive Order One by the Trump Administration.  Since World War II, Native Americans have been forced to relocate to reservations, restricted properties, and family-owned properties as an act of suspicion aimed at citizens of the Middle Eastern regions.  These vulnerable groups are sometimes prohibited from employment…

Mayor Bill de Blasio Proposes 90 New Shelters For New Yorkers Without Challenging Discriminatory Stop & Frisk Policy

                    Weather:  Displaced Sandy Victims And The New York Homeless Population 

New York - The streets of New York are plagued with homeless individuals that force Mayor de Blasio to unveil a new political strategy to create 90 new shelters.  However, the New York City's homelessness crisis is a continued nightmare under what is considered a "blood-and-guts" war strategy. A 128-page plan was issued to address the gaps in homelessness using nonprofit leadership, yet the City's stop and frisk crisis still linger , into what is known as the 60,000 people influx into a discriminatory system of sustained police brutality.  If New York's rich vs. poor "blood-and-guts" war continues to record tourist, the disabled, foster care, and criminal reform into an all time war of the classes to get elite housing, then the spiritual truths to distraction are real !

Police violence today is not just watching a cell phone video, youtube channel, or riot over …

National Weather Service Has Issued Severe Weather Awareness Week Tips For Louisianans

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NWR & Wireless Emergency AlertsTornado and Severe Weather Safety RulesLouisiana
Severe Weather Awareness WeekMarch 6 - 10, 2017 Severe Weather Awareness Week Information Tornadoes, damaging thunderstorm winds, large hail, and flash floods can occur at any time of the year. However, late winter and spring usually bring the greatest chance of these severe weather events happening in Louisiana. The week of March 6, 2017, has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Louisiana. The goal of the awareness week is to call attention to the threats posed by these weather hazards and to review severe weather safety rules in an attempt to reduce the loss of life and injury. Post-storm interviews with survivors of severe weather events prove that preventative security measures greatly enhance the chance of survival. Now is the time to develop a severe weather safety plan. A successful plan should include: Knowledge of terminologies such as watches an…

State of New Jersey Department Of Community Affairs Is Now Accepting Applications For Temporary Rental Grants

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New Jersey ~ If you have received a voucher from the Sandy Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program, you may still get certified again and apply to receive temporary Sandy TBRA. 

DCA has posted public notice that they will be accepting pre-applications for the lottery for the State Rental Assistance Program (SRAP) Family, Disabled and Elderly waiting lists statewide starting March 6, 2017 through March 10, 2017. Pre-applications selected in the lottery will be placed on the waiting lists. More information including an FAQ can be found here: Please note that applicants may submit a pre-application to more than one waiting list if they are eligible (for instance, a person with a disability may submit a pre-application to the lottery for both the Family and Disabled waiting lists).
IF I HAVE QUESTIONS WHO SHOULD I CONTACT? You can contact the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Applicant Services Uni…