PopUP for the People
We are all experiencing a variety of emotions right now. Anger, grief, hopelessness and an urge to do something to help. At PopUP CleanUP, we stand in support of those who are peacefully protesting, but we are also saddened by the ruin left behind by others. That’s why we would like to offer free cleanup for impacted businesses. This is a chance for all of us to give back, to come together and be a part of PopUP for the People (#popupforpeople).
It will give our team the opportunity to get out and do work to restore our community and offer volunteers the chance to be a part of a movement centered on economic restoration for small businesses. We will work alongside each other in solidarity and unity in our own way. Only together can we right the wrongs, only together can we make strides to heal, recover and hope for a better future. Join us in this effort and PopUp for People with us.....
#PopUp for the People
We at PopUp CleanUp are deeply saddened by the ruthless killing of George Floyd. His death shines another spotlight on the systemic injustice and inequality facing Black and brown communities across the United States. Together we stand in solidarity with the peaceful protests taking place here and around the globe, working to stop this senseless violence from continuing to happen. Our company is rooted in opportunity, in second chances, and we are heartbroken that George Floyd was never given a chance.
Since our beginning, we have been dedicated to creating jobs for workers from marginalized communities; to offer reliable work to bridge the gap, leading us toward a better, cleaner future. But we can only achieve our goals of building a better tomorrow if we all contribute to making this world more beautiful and equitable today.
Here is a list of resources we’re relying on for guidance and information as we continue to do the work around social justice through job creation:
Black Lives Matter: https://blacklivesmatter.com
Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org
The New Jim Crow: https://newjimcrow.com
Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org
Center for Minorities and People with Disabilities: http://www.cmd-it.org/
Thank you for listening. We are too.
CEO, PopUP CleanUP
Man with Black Frame Glasses
HAVE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?
Your voice matters. America may have declared its independence in 1776, but it wasn't for another 94 years until black men were granted voting rights and 148 until the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified for women. Native Americans weren't even considered full citizens until 1924 and not granted the right to vote everywhere until 1962. People fought and died for that right and today, sadly, are still fighting. Don't take your voice and your right for granted.
Even if you live in a state that feels like it has a predetermined outcome, know this: every race counts up and down the ballot. In fact, your local and in-state races for the House and Senate as well as for sheriff, for judges, and for your local representatives and city council members may have a greater effect on the issues you care about than the race for President. Please do your research. (We have provided you with some links below.) And please use your voice.
To register or find out if you are registered to vote, please visit www.Vote.org.
If you live in California and are already registered to vote, you will be automatically sent a mail-in ballot.
However, given the current political climate and the stress put on the United States postal service due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to make sure your ballot is counted, consider dropping it off at a ballot drop-off site before the election or at your polling place on November 3rd. Or mask-up and vote in person on November 3rd.
If you are young and healthy, consider volunteering your time to be a poll worker.
For any and all voting and voter registration concerns and questions, visit www.Vote.org.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
If you are upset with the tenor of discourse in this country and would like to see change, consider volunteering your time or donating money to any of the following organizations:
Swing Left: www.swingleft.org
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: www.dscc.org
DNCC ActBlue: www.dncc.com
Vote Save America: www.votesaveamerica.com
More conservative but still want to protect our Democracy and our Constitution?
Republican Voters Against Trump: www.rvat.org
Lincoln Project: www.lincolnproject.us
HOW TO Research candidates & BALLOT MEASURES
The Student Guide to Political Research (How to select a candidate): www.andrewgoodman.com
Ballot Ready: www.ballotready.org
Vote Smart: www.votesmart.org
Pro Publica's Represent: www.propublica.com
California Voter Guide: https://votersedge.org/en/ca
Find out who supports climate change initiatives : https://voteclimatepac.org