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At TurnUp we believe in the following principles which focus on social justice. To join our platform, you must also respect these values.

Thanks to the Women's March for inspiring these values.

We are against violence in all forms and intend to only support and amplify non-violent protests and actions. 

 

We are against hate in all forms. We support love.

We are stronger when working together.

Human Rights

AN ECONOMY POWERED BY TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, SECURITY AND EQUITY IS NECESSARY.


We believe that creating workforce opportunities that reduces discrimination against people allows economies to thrive. Nations and industries that support and invest in caregiving and basic workplace protections—including benefits like paid family leave, access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, fair pay, vacation time, and healthy work environments—have shown growth and increased capacity.




EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK AND THE RIGHT OF ALL PEOPLE TO BE PAID EQUITABLY.


We must end the pay and hiring discrimination that people, particularly women, people of color, Indigenous people, lesbian, queer and trans people still face each day in our nation, as well as discrimination against workers with disabilities, who can currently legally be paid less than federal minimum wage. Many women have always worked and in our modern labor force; and women are now 50% of all family breadwinners. We stand for the 82% of women who become moms, particularly moms of color, being paid, judged, and treated fairly. Equal pay for equal work will lift families out of poverty and boost our nation’s economy.




ALL WORKERS – INCLUDING DOMESTIC AND FARM WORKERS - MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE AND FIGHT FOR A LIVING MINIMUM WAGE, AND THAT UNIONS AND OTHER LABOR ASSOCIATIONS ARE CRITICAL TO A HEALTHY AND THRIVING ECONOMY FOR ALL.


Undocumented and migrant workers must be included in our labor protections, and we stand in full solidarity with the sex workers’ rights movement. We recognize that exploitation for sex and labor in all forms is a violation of human rights.





Gender Justice

THERE NEEDS TO BE ACCOUNTABILITY AND JUSTICE FOR POLICE BRUTALITY AND ENDING RACIAL PROFILING AND TARGETING OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.


People of color and Indigenous people are killed in police custody at greater rates, and are more likely to be sexually assaulted by police, and people with disabilities are disproportionately likely to experience use of force at the hands of police, and sexual assault in general.




PEOPLE OF COLOR AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE CARRY THE HEAVIEST BURDEN IN THE GLOBAL AND DOMESTIC ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE, PARTICULARLY IN THE CARE ECONOMY.


We further affirm that all care work--caring for the elderly, caring for the chronically ill, caring for children and supporting independence for people with disabilities--is work, and that the burden of care falls disproportionately on the shoulders of people of color. We stand for the rights, dignity, and fair treatment of all unpaid and paid caregivers. We must repair and replace the systemic disparities that permeate caregiving at every level of society.




INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S HAVE A RIGHT TO ACCESS, OWN, DEVELOP AND CONTROL LAND AND ITS RESOURCES.


We affirm that now is the time for the U.S. implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to honor existing treaty rights and fulfill promises made.




EVERY PERSON, EVERY COMMUNITY AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN OUR NATION HAVE THE RIGHT TO CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, AND ACCESS TO AND ENJOYMENT OF PUBLIC LANDS.





REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM IS PARAMOUNT.


We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on the ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS.





Social and Economic Justice

AN ECONOMY POWERED BY TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, SECURITY AND EQUITY IS NECESSARY.


We believe that creating workforce opportunities that reduces discrimination against people allows economies to thrive. Nations and industries that support and invest in caregiving and basic workplace protections—including benefits like paid family leave, access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, fair pay, vacation time, and healthy work environments—have shown growth and increased capacity.




EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK AND THE RIGHT OF ALL PEOPLE TO BE PAID EQUITABLY.


We must end the pay and hiring discrimination that people, particularly women, people of color, Indigenous people, lesbian, queer and trans people still face each day in our nation, as well as discrimination against workers with disabilities, who can currently legally be paid less than federal minimum wage. Many women have always worked and in our modern labor force; and women are now 50% of all family breadwinners. We stand for the 82% of women who become moms, particularly moms of color, being paid, judged, and treated fairly. Equal pay for equal work will lift families out of poverty and boost our nation’s economy.




ALL WORKERS – INCLUDING DOMESTIC AND FARM WORKERS - MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE AND FIGHT FOR A LIVING MINIMUM WAGE, AND THAT UNIONS AND OTHER LABOR ASSOCIATIONS ARE CRITICAL TO A HEALTHY AND THRIVING ECONOMY FOR ALL.


Undocumented and migrant workers must be included in our labor protections, and we stand in full solidarity with the sex workers’ rights movement. We recognize that exploitation for sex and labor in all forms is a violation of human rights.





Racial and Ethnic Justice

THERE NEEDS TO BE ACCOUNTABILITY AND JUSTICE FOR POLICE BRUTALITY AND ENDING RACIAL PROFILING AND TARGETING OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.


People of color and Indigenous people are killed in police custody at greater rates, and are more likely to be sexually assaulted by police, and people with disabilities are disproportionately likely to experience use of force at the hands of police, and sexual assault in general.




PEOPLE OF COLOR AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE CARRY THE HEAVIEST BURDEN IN THE GLOBAL AND DOMESTIC ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE, PARTICULARLY IN THE CARE ECONOMY.


We further affirm that all care work--caring for the elderly, caring for the chronically ill, caring for children and supporting independence for people with disabilities--is work, and that the burden of care falls disproportionately on the shoulders of people of color. We stand for the rights, dignity, and fair treatment of all unpaid and paid caregivers. We must repair and replace the systemic disparities that permeate caregiving at every level of society.




INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S HAVE A RIGHT TO ACCESS, OWN, DEVELOP AND CONTROL LAND AND ITS RESOURCES.


We affirm that now is the time for the U.S. implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to honor existing treaty rights and fulfill promises made.




EVERY PERSON, EVERY COMMUNITY AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN OUR NATION HAVE THE RIGHT TO CLEAN WATER, CLEAN AIR, AND ACCESS TO AND ENJOYMENT OF PUBLIC LANDS.





REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM IS PARAMOUNT.


We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on the ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS.





Education Rights

AN ECONOMY POWERED BY TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, SECURITY AND EQUITY IS NECESSARY.


We believe that creating workforce opportunities that reduces discrimination against people allows economies to thrive. Nations and industries that support and invest in caregiving and basic workplace protections—including benefits like paid family leave, access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, fair pay, vacation time, and healthy work environments—have shown growth and increased capacity.




EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK AND THE RIGHT OF ALL PEOPLE TO BE PAID EQUITABLY.


We must end the pay and hiring discrimination that people, particularly women, people of color, Indigenous people, lesbian, queer and trans people still face each day in our nation, as well as discrimination against workers with disabilities, who can currently legally be paid less than federal minimum wage. Many women have always worked and in our modern labor force; and women are now 50% of all family breadwinners. We stand for the 82% of women who become moms, particularly moms of color, being paid, judged, and treated fairly. Equal pay for equal work will lift families out of poverty and boost our nation’s economy.




ALL WORKERS – INCLUDING DOMESTIC AND FARM WORKERS - MUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE AND FIGHT FOR A LIVING MINIMUM WAGE, AND THAT UNIONS AND OTHER LABOR ASSOCIATIONS ARE CRITICAL TO A HEALTHY AND THRIVING ECONOMY FOR ALL.


Undocumented and migrant workers must be included in our labor protections, and we stand in full solidarity with the sex workers’ rights movement. We recognize that exploitation for sex and labor in all forms is a violation of human rights.





CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

CIVIL RIGHTS ARE OUR BIRTHRIGHT.


Our Constitutional government establishes a framework to provide and expand rights and freedoms–not restrict them. To this end, we must protect and restore all the Constitutionally-mandated rights to all our citizens, including voting rights, freedom to worship without fear of intimidation or harassment, freedom of speech, and protections for all citizens regardless of race, gender, age or disability. We honor and respect tribal laws and jurisdictions.




IN A TRUE DEMOCRACY, EACH CITIZEN'S VOTE SHOULD COUNT EQUALLY.


All Americans deserve equality guarantees in the Constitution that cannot be taken away or disregarded, recognizing the reality that inequalities intersect, interconnect and overlap.




WE MUST SUPPORT CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM AND ANTI-CORRUPTION LEGISLATION.


Money slithers through every part of our political system, corrupting democracy and taking power away from the people. Big companies and billionaires spend millions to push Congress to adopt or block legislation. If they fail, they turn to lobbying federal agencies that are issuing regulations. And if they fail yet again, they run to judges in the courts to block those regulations from taking effect. We must support campaign finance reform and anti-corruption legislation.




NO PRESIDENT IS ABOVE THE LAW.





WE SUPPORT A FAIR AND INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY.






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