Is animals first on this list because it's in alphabetical order? Or because I can't resist those little fur babies? Maybe both. Either way, they can't advocate for themselves, so it's our job to ensure their safety and well-being.
Despite what some lobyists and politicians say, the science is clear: humans are having a devastating and soon-to-be irreversable affect on the planet. There is so much more that we each need to do than I can fit on this modest website, but here is some low-hanging-fruit.
We all know that teachers are underpaid and schools are underfunded. Sadly we've become numb to this fact. Not to mention the structural inequalities in education that lead to further social, wealth, and incarceration inequalities. These few things are the least we can all do.
Whether you live in a city and see homelessness on a daily basis, or live in the suburbs, there are things you can do to improve the lives of the over half a million homeless in the U.S. alone.
It's not just an issue in third-world countries. Over 38 million Americans, or 12% of the population, lived in poverty in 2018 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 15 million of those were children.
Whether it's race, religion, sexual orientation, or favorite baseball team, "the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us", as Barry O once said. Therefore, it's incumbent on those with wealth and opportunity to help those without.
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