Mar 30, 2012


As Trayvon Martin's family marches for justice on Saturday in Sanford, FL, keep up the call for justice online by changing your profile pic to a "million hoodie" photo.

Rep. Bobby Rush wearing his hoodie for justice for Trayvon Martin at the U.S. Capitol

[Representative Bobby Rush]

Share Your Hoodie Photo

Dear MoveOn member,

Wearing a hoodie on the House floor.

That got Representative Bobby Rush thrown out on Wednesday, even as he quoted from the Bible on justice and the end of oppression.1

Rep. Rush is one of millions calling for justice for Trayvon Martin, a young black man in a hoodie, gunned down last month in Sanford, Florida. Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, still hasn't been arrested—and the wheels of justice can't turn until he is.

Tomorrow in Sanford, MoveOn members will join Trayvon's family, the NAACP, SEIU, and other allies in a march for justice. And across the country, we can show our solidarity with Saturday's march by taking a picture of ourselves with a hoodie and making it our profile picture on Facebook and Twitter.

This campaign began with a cry for justice from Trayvon's parents, and grew online through huge petitions (including one by MoveOn member Maria Roach) and a massive response on social media from celebrities and millions of everyday people standing against racism and racial profiling. So, while Trayvon's family keeps the pressure on in the streets of Sanford, we need to keep up the pressure online, where this campaign grew into a national movement.

Click below to make your stand for Trayvon (and don't worry—we have handy instructions on how to change your Facebook or Twitter profile pic):

Join the march for justice online by changing your profile picture for Trayvon.

George Zimmerman followed Trayvon, a young black man in a hoodie, because he looked "suspicious."2 Zimmerman made an unjustified assumption about who Trayvon was, and that assumption led to Trayvon's death. That's why we have to keep the pressure on the system to make sure justice is served.

We've partnered with the creators of, along with the NAACP, ColorOfChange, and other allies to make this online solidarity movement huge, with hundreds of thousands of us posting our hoodies photos in social media—and making them our profile picture.

But in order to be effective, people need to see hoodie photos everywhere they look online. So click below to change your profile pic and join the millions of other hoodies online for Trayvon Martin on Saturday.

Join the million hoodie movement for justice for Trayvon by changing your profile photo for Saturday's march.

Thanks for all you do.

–Garlin, Mark, Elena, Ryan, and the rest of the team

P.S. If you don't have a Facebook or Twitter account—don't worry. You can upload your hoodie photo and post it online through a handy tool on MoveOn's site, and it will go online through Flikr too. Just click here to become part of one million hoodies.


1. "Bobby Rush, Illinois Congressman, Thrown Off House Floor For Wearing Hoodie (VIDEO), The Huffington Post, March 28, 2012

2. "The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin," The New York Times, March 16, 2012

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UPDATE: Elizabeth Warren


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Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren is leading by just 5 points in the latest Massachusetts Senate poll. Other polls show a dead heat, and Wall Street would love to defeat her.
This Saturday is a major fundraising deadline that political insiders will use to assess the strength of her campaign -- and other progressives like Eric Griego (NM-1) and Lori Saldaña (CA-52).
Elizabeth Warren continues to do progressives proud. This month, she barnstormed Massachusetts, putting the spotlight on abusive Wall Street practices such as housing foreclosures, excessive bank overdraft fees, and predatory lending by banks against veterans.
Lori Saldaña stood up to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the California legislature and is fighting now for major government investment in jobs and corporate accountability.
Eric Griego, a top progressive senator in New Mexico, passed a green jobs bill and public funding of local elections into law. He's calling for Wall Street bankers to go to jail -- and penned a U.S. News & World Report column this week against Paul Ryan's plan to end Medicare.
Their victories will send a powerful message to Democrats: If you fight boldly, you can win.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Adam Green, Amanda Johnson, Matt Wall, Drew McConville, and the PCCC team

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Mar 29, 2012

Worcester Mag Things To Do This Weekend

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Skinny Jim & the Number 9 Blacktops to play Vincent's

Playing what has been dubbed "Hot Rod Rockabilly," Skinny Jim & the Number 9 Blacktops from the southern tip of Illinois tours constantly, taking their revved-up performances all across the United States and Europe while running full throttle each show.

17th Annual Latino Film Festival

Next week marks the 17th year that the Latino Film Festival will present films which many American audiences have not seen in mainstream Hollywood theaters. On March 27 through April 1, the Latino Film Festival will showcase its films in Worcester once again. The festival will be presented in part by Centro Las Americas, a nonprofit community center offering high-quality social services to residents in Worcester, and also by various colleges around Worcester.

Local and vocal

The city of Worcester is home to upwards of 180,000 people. Within this teeming, varied urban cluster, the immigrant population is often unseen – or ignored – and even more often unheard. "Immigrant Perspectives of Life in Worcester," an exhibit at the Emmanuel D'Alzon Library at Assumption College, locates and amplifies, in photographic images and text, the multitoned voice of this population.

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If you're in New York today or tomorrow, stop by Grand Central Terminal where the Financial Times is showcasing Graphic World: a series of 3D interactive projections on key topics for our time. If you can't make it, don't worry - you can join in here.

Created in collaboration with acclaimed data visualist David McCandless, these stunning infographic films are being projected in the Vanderbilt Hall until 9pm Thursday 29 March.

Graphic World brings you three projections exploring global business and the world economy:

1. The Global Economy:
What's the dollar in your wallet really worth? Compared to the rest of the world, how does the US really measure up in terms of GDP, Growth, Salary and Education? View video now

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How cell phones are transforming global economies. How are mobile communications transforming economies worldwide, and where are the big business opportunities? View video now

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An upside to the downturn. No-one underestimates the severity of the recession, but is there an end in sight? And is it heresy to suggest that some good may come out of it? View video now

So if you're in New York, come along and interact with the infographics at Grand Central Terminal until 9pm Thursday. Otherwise, explore it now at and follow us on Twitter for updates about the event @ftpressoffice


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