We’re reclaiming #ValentinesDay as a day of #RevolutionaryLove!
The Love Army is joining the Women's March on Washington, V-Day, and thousands to reclaim #ValentinesDay as a Day of #RevolutionaryLove, Day of Rising. We resist all executive orders and policies that put people in harm’s way. We commit to fight for social justice through the ethic of love -- love for others, our opponents, and ourselves."
"It is our duty to fight for our freedom.
It is our duty to win.
We must love each other and support each other.
We have nothing to lose but our chains."
― Assata Shakur
Here are 3 ways to reclaim #ValentinesDay for #RevolutionaryLove!
1. Call Congress at 1-855-408-2357 and we will connect you to your representative to ask them to protect people in harm’s way in the name of justice and love.
2. If you're in NYC, join us in Washington Square Park at 6pm ET on February 14 for an Artistic Uprising & Call for Revolutionary Love. Together we will stand in solidarity and declare our moral resistance grounded in love. If you're not in NYC, tune into the event live stream tonight, find an event near you, or create your own event as part of V-Day’s massive annual #1BillionRising campaign to come together and end violence against all women and girls (cis, transgender and gender non-conforming).
#3 Post "#RevolutionaryLove is... " and fill in the blank with an idea, story or photo that shows what love means to you. Got some paper handy? Write a love letter or make a Valentine for others, our opponents, and ourselves. Cut out a heart from a piece of paper, write your note, and post a picture. Instructions here: www.revolutionarylove.net
Sign the declaration: www.revolutionarylove.net
With the forces of hate and intolerance on the march, good people must stand up and be counted.
The #LoveArmy is joining Our Three Winners, a nonprofit founded to further the legacy of three beautiful, compassionate individuals - Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan - who lost their lives two years ago on February 10th in a tragic hate crime murder committed by their next door neighbor.
Together, we’re calling on people across the country to stand against hatred, xenophobia, and prejudice.
We will not let attacks on immigrants and Muslims define who we are.
There are people in our community who are in need of our support and friendship. Every major religion values service and solidarity with our neighbors. It’s an age-old tradition. It’s an American tradition.
In remembrance of Deah, Yusor, and Razan, and in support of all who are impacted by hate, here is what YOU can do right now to #LoveThyNeighbor:
ACT: Perform an act of kindness, service or solidarity for your neighbor or fellow community member this week. Join thousands of others and share your experience with the hashtags #LoveThyNeighbor, #LoveArmy, and #OurThreeWinners, or share directly on our new Facebook page.
It can be as simple as dropping off a gift, volunteering your time, printing out a sign
and putting it in your window, or whatever feels meaningful to you. It matters.
SHARE: Watch this video and share on social media with a personal message about #LoveThyNeighbor.
Join us as we #LoveThyNeighbor, stand against hate, and stand up for love.
The #LoveArmy Team
P.S. We’re building our platform, and we’ve got some big plans for the coming weeks. Please follow our brand new pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated and to help us share the love!
On January 28th, 2017, the Dream Corps hosted our very first #LoveArmy Revival. Van Jones and India.Arie created a night of love, solidarity, and courage.
You can watch the video of the speakers and performances (Check back soon for our final video cut):
Check out the photo gallery of some beautiful moments
And don't forget to sign up for the #LoveArmy and be the first to hear about upcoming revivals, actions and events in your area.
Last Saturday we saw one of the largest protests in United States history. The #LoveArmy was proud to march on Washington in solidarity with over 1 million women to fight for an inclusive country where everyone counts and everyone matters. But, the Women’s March was only the beginning. It doesn't end there. Now is the time to get your friends, family, and community together to take action. Sign up to join the #LoveArmy at lovearmy.org and learn more about how you can fight hate with love + power.
Check out some of our favorite photos from the march.
Watch Van Jones' speech at the Women's March:
Washington, D.C.—Jan. 5, 2017—The Messy Truth, a Town Hall hosted by CNN Political Commentator Van Jones, will return to CNN for two nights, on Wednesday, Jan. 11 and Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 9pmET.
On Jan. 11, Jones will moderate conversations with Americans to reflect on President Obama’s legacy and look ahead to the Trump Presidential Inauguration. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and former Republican Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina will also join the conversation and take questions from the audience.
The Town Halls will air on CNN, CNN International and will be live-steamed online and across mobile via CNNgo and CNN SiriusXM channel 116.
The Messy Truth will also be available On Demand the day after the linear premiere on cable VOD and on CNNgo via iPad, Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire, and desktop at www.cnn.com/go.