Immigration. Never before in modern history has that word been as charged or controversial as it is in our current political environment, in the United States and across the globe. With all the noise, news and nonsense these days it's easy to lose sight of the millions of meaningful, hopeful success stories that immigrants all over the world have shared, including our amazing community of talented folks!
Thanks for reading, and be sure to stay tuned for more artist sound bytes in the new year! Remember to check out our new What REALLY Makes America Great book, an anthology from over 75 artists who celebrate what they think really makes America Great. Proudly supporting The Dream Works, and don't forget our What REALLY Makes America Great 2019 wall calendar!
~All of us at Team CAN
Our Green New Deal campaign premiered on March 14, 2019 in Washington D.C., at Bold V. Old, a daylong convening where speakers including Stacey Abrams, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris discussed bold ideas for our biggest problems, including the Green New Deal. On March 16 In Oakland, CA, Creative Action Network joined artists and activists at the Green New Deal Create-A-Thon, where youth artists from the Sunrise Movement and others worked on new designs for the collection. Youth activist Rio says that after seeing videos of Greta Thunberg leading student climate strikes in Europe, “me and my sister were empowered to make some sort of difference.” Rio and his sister Maddy recently rose to internet stardom when their student group confronted Senator Feinstein about the Green New Deal a few weeks ago. Maddy says she is now “trying to make my voice be more heard, go to marches, and more creative stuff, definitely!”
It's been a big year for us! We we've been busy as honeybees at CAN in 2018 and wanted to share some of the highlights with you. Thank you to all our artists for making everything possible, and to all of our non-profit partners for working so hard every day for the causes we care about!