CURRENT groups WE ARE SUPPORTING
VISTA TEEN OUTREACH
Vista Teen Outreach is a non-profit that helps over 1800 students in the Vista Unified School District who are hungry, homeless or both, by providing easy access, on-campus food pantries filled with food and hygiene kits to any student in need. We do frequent collections of food pantry items that include:
Top Ramen, Cup O'Noodles, Rice, Pasta, Rice A Roni, Pasta w/Sauce, Canned Soups, Stews, Beans, Spaghetti O's, Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Cheese/Peanut Butter Crackers, Granola Bars, Fruit Bars, Trail Mix, Beef Jerky, Fruit Snacks, Fruit Cups, Cereal, Instant Oatmeal packets
NO GLASS OR ITEMS LARGER THAN 16oz
NORTH COUNTY LGBTQ RESOURCE CENTER
The North County LGBTQ Resource Center is a 501(c)3 organization that serves the lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and questioning (LGBTQ) community of North County San Diego. Their service area includes the communities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook, Camp Pendleton, and other outlying areas.
Through the vision, dedication, and hard work of our supporters, the North County LGBTQ Resource Center became a reality in November 2011. We come together to share ideas, resources, and expand our presence in the local community. We envision the Resource Center as a visible symbol of the LGBT community in North County San Diego. The Resource Center will support, build, educate, and improve the relationships of the LGBT community and our friends and allies. Services include support groups for youth, seniors, military service members, HIV/AIDS testing and prevention, counseling, civil rights advocacy, classes, and workgroups.
HEART 4 REFUGEES
Heart4Refugees is an initiative that was started under the Syrian Community Network (SCN) of San Diego, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It was established by a diverse team of community members with intentions to aid and to assist in easing the resettlement of Syrian refugees. Through this organization we have adopted a refugee family in hopes of supporting them with donations and friendship while they acclimate and settle permanently within the United States!
Border Angels is an all volunteer, non profit organisation that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to the US-Mexican border. The Wagon Circle will be partnering with them to help drop supplies in the dessert near the US-Mexico border including backpacks filled with food, toiletries, blankets, water, etc. More information will be coming soon!
WE ARE CURRENTLY COLLECTING NEW AND GENTLY USED BLANKETS, JACKETS AND SHIRTS TO BE USED FOR OUR BACKPACK DROP IN ENCINITAS AND SAN MARCOS THIS SATURDAY MORNING. PLEASE DROP DONATIONS OF AT 1921 PARK DALE LANE.
We support Planned Parenthood with ongoing efforts in women's rights marches and and supportive marches and counter protests for Planned Parenthood facilities. We will be putting together Self Care Kits for PP patients and providers as well as sending postcards to and making continuing phone calls to our congressman and state officials to voice our support for PP funding.
FIRST 100 DAYS ACTIONS
We are challenging the group to ongoing actions within the first 100 days. We are pacing ourselves and choosing actions with purpose and meaning. Collective actions as well as personal and solitary actions like phone calls, emails, letters, post cards, marches, etc.
100 day challenge so far:
Learn the media source you can trust
Get involved in a group
Know who your representatives and congressman are
Put their contact information in your phone
March or call your representatives
Decide where your passion lies
Find a way to disconnect for a set period of time
Have fun (this can be fun at a protest)
Donate to a large organization you care about
Attend a group meeting (if you can't get to ours, host a get together for yourself)
SUBMIT YOUR CONACT INFORMATION to the CIRCLE
Pay attention to city politics
Contribute to a collective action
Send some postcards
Reach out to a new person, especially if they may oppose your views
Attend a town hall(Feb. 21)
Attend the Grab n Go event on Feb. 26
IF YOU DID ONE OR ALL 20---
YOU ARE ALL DOING GREAT THINGS! 88 more days to go.
P.S. News to come about adopting a refugee family, t-shirts, postcards and more!
Proposal for a human relations commission, encinitas
Spearheaded by Christina Simokat, a proposal for the formation of a Human Relations Commission for the city of Encinitas will be brought before the City Council for consideration. The purpose of this commission will be to “To protect civil rights and promote equal opportunity and positive community relations within the city of Encinitas and its workforce, and to provide efficient and effective staff support to the Human Relations Commission.”
For more information please see Encinitas Human Relations.
Where is darrell issa? ongoing protests and emergency town hall
We are holding ongoing protests at Congressman Darrell Issa's Vista office every Tuesday morning as well as supporting the efforts of other political actions groups in the area for the planning and implementation of the Emergency Town Hall meeting on February 21, 2017 to pressure and discuss his plan for the ACA if he shows up.