PLEASE SIGN AND REBLOG. PLEASE GUYS. THESE PEOPLE HAVE HELPED SO MANY STREET INVOLVED AND AT RISK YOUTH. LOSING THEM WILL AFFECT SO MANY PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED THE HELP. IT ONLY TAKES A SECCOND!
The Street Outreach Van has been operating in Victoria, British Columbia for many years. Recently it has lost a large majority of its funding and is facing losing the rest. The Street Outreach Van provides mobile outreach services to homeless, at risk, and impoverished youth between the ages of twelve and twenty one. Some of these services including counseling and sometimes mediation between youth and their parents. They distribute blankets, clothing, and harm reduction supplies/ education. They advocate for youth, and make refferals to other apppropriate services such as medical, detox, and housing. They provide transportation, pet food and a daily meal and find funding to help spay/nueter pets. In addition to that, they lend a non-judgemental ear when needed. This is only a small selection of the services they provide as they do so much more for so many people. They provide invaluable services that are not available through any other organization in Victoria. To lose this service would mean kids now and in the future would not have anywhere else to turn for help at a crucial time of their development into responsible adults. We do not want to see this happen! Please help us save the Street Outreach Van!!!
As we speak, Gov. Scott Walker & the Senate R’s are literally having the windows of the capital welded shut to keep people from passing food into the building to the people inside.
Our attorneys are collecting affidavits from the people who witnessed this, along with people who have been illegally denied access to a public, government, building.
We will be filing for a TRO [temporary restraining order] to open the Capitol.” —
Not to mention there most likely have to be approvals for altering government property, permits and guidelines for certain degrees of construction, and issues of public safety in the event of fires and emergencies to think about. This guy is acting like he fucking OWNS the state and everyone in it is a peasant, subject to his whim and rule.
I prefer cippy, thanx u verr much.
A Corpus Christi, TX school district has responded to a student’s request to create a Gay-Straight Alliance — by shutting down all extracurricular clubs on campus.
Flour Bluff Intermediate School District’s move comes after its high school gained national attention by blocking senior Bianca “Nikki” Peet’s request to start a GSA.
But Flour Bluff ISD Superintendent Julie Carbajal, in comments to The Daily Caller on Friday, said that there is no chance that district will approve the purposed Gay-Straight Alliance. She also has requested that the student group Fellowship of Christian Athletes meet off campus until they can determine if they are adhering to the 2005 school policy that only student groups tied to curricula are allowed.
By canceling all extra curricular clubs on campus, Flour Bluff ISD hopes to avoid the Equal Access Act — a federal law, passed in 1984, that requires schools receiving federal funding to offer “fair opportunities for students to form student-led extracurricular groups, regardless of their religious, political and philosophical leanings.” The district still maintains that they do not have to follow the Equal Access Law.
Superintendent Carbajal claimed, “We need to be fair and equitable to all,” but that is not how supporters of “Nikki” Peet see it.
From a statement from Paul Rodriguez, President of the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Gay Straight Alliance about the Flour Bluff ISD decision yesterday:
“What a sad, sad day in Corpus Christi. Hatred and intolerance prevails in Flour Bluff ISD. Rather than allowing the Gay-Straight Alliance to form at FBHS, Administrators have chosen the alternative route of dis-allowing ALL non-curricular clubs to meet on campus. Not only has this district turned its back on the students who could benefit from a GSA, but now has alienated the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and other non-curricular clubs on campus as well.”
Texas A&M had given Flour Bluff ISD two options: approve Bianca “Nikki” Peet’s request to form a GSA or disallow all extra curricula clubs at Flour Bluff High School. The group says that it is unfortunate that FBISD cannot — and will not — see that a GSA is essential to building that bridge of tolerance and unity amongst its students, and it’s now brainstorming other ways to help Peet start her club.
I think some asshats in Utah tried that for awhile. Gotta love the extent some folks with go to in order to support their hate.
If this shit happened in MY city, our GSA would hop all over that shit. Fuck no.
They would rather eliminate ALL clubs than allow the gays to openly congregate. AGAIN: it won’t make gayness go away!!!
Once again, I hate living in this state. That is, however, the most gif-riffic and appropriate gif I have ever seen. I love you for it.