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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

IT IS OUR MORAL IMPERATIVE TO DISMANTLE THE GENDER AND RACIAL INEQUITIES WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.


The rate of imprisonment has grown faster for people than men, increasing by 700% since 1980, and the majority of people in prison have a child under the age of 18. Incarcerated people also face a high rate of violence and sexual assault. We are committed to ensuring access to gender-responsive programming and dedicated healthcare including substance abuse treatment, mental and maternal health services for people in prison. We believe in the promise of restorative justice and alternatives to incarceration. We are also committed to disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline that prioritizes incarceration over education by systematically funneling our children—particularly children of color, queer and trans youth, foster care children, and girls—into the justice system.




GENDER JUSTICE. WE MUST HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL OUR BODIES AND BE FREE FROM GENDER NORMS, EXPECTATIONS AND STEREOTYPES.


We must free ourselves and our society from the institution of awarding power, agency and resources disproportionately to masculinity to the exclusion of others.




iCare AND PREVENTION, OR MEDICALLY ACCURATE SEXUALITY EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT.


This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education. We understand that we can only have reproductive justice when reproductive health care is accessible to all people regardless of income, location or education.





Gender Justice

IT IS OUR MORAL IMPERATIVE TO DISMANTLE THE GENDER AND RACIAL INEQUITIES WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.


The rate of imprisonment has grown faster for people than men, increasing by 700% since 1980, and the majority of people in prison have a child under the age of 18. Incarcerated people also face a high rate of violence and sexual assault. We are committed to ensuring access to gender-responsive programming and dedicated healthcare including substance abuse treatment, mental and maternal health services for people in prison. We believe in the promise of restorative justice and alternatives to incarceration. We are also committed to disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline that prioritizes incarceration over education by systematically funneling our children—particularly children of color, queer and trans youth, foster care children, and girls—into the justice system.




GENDER JUSTICE. WE MUST HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL OUR BODIES AND BE FREE FROM GENDER NORMS, EXPECTATIONS AND STEREOTYPES.


We must free ourselves and our society from the institution of awarding power, agency and resources disproportionately to masculinity to the exclusion of others.




iCare AND PREVENTION, OR MEDICALLY ACCURATE SEXUALITY EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT.


This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education. We understand that we can only have reproductive justice when reproductive health care is accessible to all people regardless of income, location or education.





Social and Economic Justice

​WE’RE FACING A STUDENT LOAN CRISIS -- ONE THAT’S HOLDING BACK OUR ECONOMY AND CRUSHING MILLIONS OF AMERICAN FAMILIES. WE MUST ADDRESS THIS CRISIS.





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.





EVERY KID IN AMERICA SHOULD HAVE THE SAME ACCESS TO A HIGH-QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION.


No matter where they live, the color of their skin, or how much money their parents make.





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

​WE’RE FACING A STUDENT LOAN CRISIS -- ONE THAT’S HOLDING BACK OUR ECONOMY AND CRUSHING MILLIONS OF AMERICAN FAMILIES. WE MUST ADDRESS THIS CRISIS.





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.





EVERY KID IN AMERICA SHOULD HAVE THE SAME ACCESS TO A HIGH-QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION.


No matter where they live, the color of their skin, or how much money their parents make.





CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

IT IS OUR MORAL IMPERATIVE TO DISMANTLE THE GENDER AND RACIAL INEQUITIES WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.


The rate of imprisonment has grown faster for people than men, increasing by 700% since 1980, and the majority of people in prison have a child under the age of 18. Incarcerated people also face a high rate of violence and sexual assault. We are committed to ensuring access to gender-responsive programming and dedicated healthcare including substance abuse treatment, mental and maternal health services for people in prison. We believe in the promise of restorative justice and alternatives to incarceration. We are also committed to disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline that prioritizes incarceration over education by systematically funneling our children—particularly children of color, queer and trans youth, foster care children, and girls—into the justice system.




GENDER JUSTICE. WE MUST HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL OUR BODIES AND BE FREE FROM GENDER NORMS, EXPECTATIONS AND STEREOTYPES.


We must free ourselves and our society from the institution of awarding power, agency and resources disproportionately to masculinity to the exclusion of others.




iCare AND PREVENTION, OR MEDICALLY ACCURATE SEXUALITY EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT.


This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education. We understand that we can only have reproductive justice when reproductive health care is accessible to all people regardless of income, location or education.





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