Rogan’s List May 12, 2023

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May 12, 2023

Expel George Santos, challenge censorship, #FreeBlackMamas for Mother’s Day and more!

Contact all members of Congress:

Contact White House or other federal agencies:

  • CENSORSHIP AT SCHOLASTIC BOOKS Scholastic, the children’s book publisher, sold about 100 million books worldwide at last report and earned $1.64 billion in revenue in 2022.  Despite their own credo, which insists on their opposition to racism, they seem nonetheless to have crumpled in the face of right-wing anti “woke” rhetoric (and, no doubt, the concomitant loss of profit), demanding that an Japanese-American author, among others, censor her workLet’s join the librarians and teachers who have already protested this censorship by contacting Scholastic at 1-800-631-1586 or fax 1-800-724-4911 or write to CEO Peter Warwick at 555 Broadway, NY, NY 10012.

  • #FREEBLACKMAMAS FOR MOTHER’S DAYNational Bail Out is a collective of abolitionist organizations and activists who focus on pretrial detention and mass incarceration. They provide fellowship, advocate for bail reform, and run the annual Black Mama’s Bail Outs, which post bail for mothers who would otherwise be separated from their children. For those of us who are able, let’s celebrate Mother’s Day by helping these moms get out of jail and reunite with their families by donating what we can. Then, let’s read and share about the current state of the cash bail system in the U.S with this breakdown from The Marshall Project.


  • ALL – VOTING RIGHTSThe New York Times recently reported that the Republican party is pushing a long-term, incremental strategy for restricting voting rights in the states. The effort is supported by billionaire-backed advocacy groups. Voting Rights Lab, a nonpartisan organization that provides research and analysis useful to the movement for free and fair elections, has a State Voting Rights Tracker that we can use to find bills pending in our state legislatures that both support and undermine voting rights. Let’s:

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