Media Advisory: Hold Albuquerque Police Accountable

December 9, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORYFamilies of Albuquerque Police Shootings to Deliver 45,000 Signatures DemandingAttorney General Eric Holder Hold Officers ResponsibleOver 45,000 people from around the country are calling for a federal investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) officers who have shot and...

Forward Together at 25: #BuildingPower Nationwide

September 17, 2014

During our 25th anniversary celebration, we focused on the importance of building power so all families can thrive. We know that Forward Together would not be sustainable without the work and support of colleagues from around the country to push for the policy changes and culture shift we need to...

Forward Together at 25: The Power of Reproductive Justice

September 15, 2014

The following post is part of our 25th anniversary blog series, and is written by Eveline Shen, Executive Director of Forward Together. When I first came to Forward Together, then Asians and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health, I stepped into our 600 square foot office in Oakland's...

December 11th, 2014

"In the days after her death, my classmates spoke of “the girl who was murdered” with bewilderment and frustration. In classrooms, students could be heard expressing confusion, muttering things like, “This kind of stuff doesn’t happen to people like us. It’s not supposed to.” Many of them believed that intimate partner violence wouldn’t enter the ivory tower. But in reality, intimate partner violence is extremely rampant on college campuses. It’s also not getting the attention it deserves nor being dealt with adequately." #EchoingIda writer Renee Bracey Sherman on how Cornell’s Response to Intimate Partner Death of Student Doesn’t Go Far Enough.

Cornell's Response to Intimate Partner Death of Student Doesn't Go Far Enough
If Cornell truly wants to see a reduction in incidents of gender-based violence like the one that ended the life of Shannon Jones on Thanksgiving, the school needs to do more to change the culture that has allowed this sort of violence to persist on campus.

December 11th, 2014

If you love #EchoingIda like we do, help keep it going and growing in 2015!

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As we've seen with the coverage of #Ferguson, #EricGarner and the protests (not riots), there is a strong need for Black voices in the media. Your gift will support #EchoingIda, a project that amplifies Black women's voices to tell the real and unfiltered stories from our communities. Donations will be TRIPLE-matched, please support these brilliant and courageous women!

December 10th, 2014

Can you help us flood the DOJ with calls today? Strong Families New Mexico is delivering over 45,000 signatures demanding a federal investigation of the #Albuquerque police officers who shot and killed 27 people since 2010. It only takes a minute, here's everything you need:

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Can you call the DOJ today? Stand with Ken Ellis II as he delivers over 45,000 signatures today to the US Attorney's office in Albuquerque calling for a federal investigation of the police officers responsible for unnecessary and unconstitutional violence in our communities. Let's flood the DOJ's office with calls so they know that Ken and other families don't stand alone!

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