Every year at CREDO, we look forward to celebrating Pride Month with our LGBTQ friends and allies across the country, reflecting on all the progress we’ve made — including the anniversary this month of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on marriage equality — and looking ahead to more victories for civil rights and equality.
But this year’s celebration is very different. Donald Trump and anti-LGBTQ zealot Mike Pence are leading a Republican Party notorious at the state and federal level for trying to roll back LGBTQ equality and discriminate against LGBTQ people. They have filled their administration with bigots and religious extremists and are refusing to even acknowledge Pride Month.
Since taking office, the Trump administration has taken steps to undo years, even decades, of progress. In just the last few months, Trump and his anti-LGBTQ administration have:
- Removed questions regarding sexual orientation from government-sponsored surveys
- Rolled back protections for transgender students
- Signed a so-called “religious freedom” executive order that will harm the LGBTQ community and could be used to discriminate against LGBTQ people
- Nominated a fervent anti-LGBTQ veteran to replace the first openly gay Army secretary
- Proposed a cruel and heartless budget that directly harms LGBTQ people
- Supported the “First Amendment Defense Act,” an expressly anti-LGBTQ bill
- Weakened protections for LGBTQ people who work for federal contractors
- Refused to take action to protect gay men being murdered in Chechnya
The assaults on the LGBTQ community are not only happening at the federal level. Extremists in state legislatures across the country have proposed more than 100 bills that directly single out LGBTQ people, including many that would give license to business owners to discriminate against the LGBTQ community.
At CREDO, one of the best ways we know how to celebrate Pride Month is by standing with our friends and allies in the LGBTQ community and speaking out. To us, that means taking action to defend LGBTQ rights whenever and however we can and doing everything we can to stop Trump and other right-wing fanatics at the federal, state and local level to turn back the clock on all our victories for equality and civil rights.
Here are two important ways you can join the fight this month in support of the LGBTQ community:
- Attend pride marches and equality protests. This month, thousands of pride marches will be taking place across the country, in Washington, D.C. and several local equality and pride marches across the country. (We have some great pride posters you can print and bring with you.)
- Speak out and take action. Call, write and visit your local and federal elected officials and urge them to support protections for LGBTQ people. Speak out when your lawmakers, local businesses or neighbors promote hate and discrimination. Sign our petition urging Congress to ban conversion therapy.
While Pride Month is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ community and reflect on how far we’ve come, the fight for equality and civil rights is far from over. CREDO will continue standing with the LGBTQ community every step of the way.
The Galaxy S8 is creating a buzz in the mobile world. CNET called it “the most beautiful phone ever.” PC magazine said it’s “the best phone at nearly everything it does.” Wired said the S8 “feels like the future.”
Why all the excitement? Because the Galaxy S8 features an unprecedented array of technologies and innovations, most notably the stunning Infinity Display. The beautiful 5.8-inch HD display curves around the phone’s edges to fit an amazing amount of real estate into the palm of one hand. It’s large, yes, but it’s still easily navigable.
Other impressive S8 features include:
True water resistance. The S8 is built for spills and splashes. You can use it in the rain—or even in the shower.
Android Nougat. The latest Android OS, Nougat runs faster and makes multitasking easier.
Classic headphone jack. With the S8, you can use your favorite earphones.
Better selfie camera. The front-facing camera captures 8-megapixel photos with an f/1.7 lens and autofocus.
10nm processor. This next-generation processor launches apps faster and extends battery life.
The new Samsung Galaxy S8 is the most advanced smartphone to date. As CNET noted, the S8 “crushes it in performance, battery life, water-resistance and wireless charging.”
June is Pride Month, the world’s annual celebration of the LGBTQ movement. As you may know, there are LGBTQ Pride marches taking place across the country and around the globe.
Marches and protests are important activism opportunities to get our messages out, and compelling posters with effective visuals can help.
If you don’t have time to make your own poster, you can get one from us. We have designed a range of excellent posters, which are all available for free download. Check them out below. Find your favorite, print it out and hold it high as you march for LGBTQ Pride.
This year’s marches have been and will continue to be tremendously energized events. People are turning out in huge numbers to protest the hateful and discriminatory policies of Donald Trump and Mike Pence, whose administration may be the most overtly anti-LGBTQ in recent history. As Sen. Ed Markey said, “[Donald] Trump seems to think #LGBT stands for Let’s Go Back in Time. He’s wrong.”
But millions are marching for what is right. We hope you will join us. And we hope you’ll download, print and share our posters as we stand for LGBTQ pride. See you at the marches this month!
Download Your Free Posters
Posted on June 13, 2017
Planning to buy a new phone? There’s no better time than now. Because for every new phone we sell this month, we’ll make a donation to Trees for the Future to plant 10 trees in sub-Saharan Africa.
These trees will have a direct impact on the Earth and the lives of local people. They’ll be planted as part of Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden Program, which helps African families change their lives by planting fast-growing trees, fruit and nut trees, hardwoods, and food crops together in forest gardens. These gardens then provide families with sustainable food sources, firewood, livestock feed, products to sell and a 400 percent increase in their annual income in only four years.
The goal of Trees for the Future is to enable hundreds of millions of families in Africa to escape hunger and poverty by transforming overused and exhausted lands into forest gardens. When local people plant forest gardens, they make more money, grow more food and build a more reliable future. They stop erosion, fix nitrogen in the soil, cool the land and boost biodiversity. They eat healthier and live happier.
And trees do much more, of course. Every tree removes carbon from the air and releases oxygen. Trees provide shade and a home for birds. They clean our water and lift our mood every day.
So if you’re planning to buy a new phone, there is no better time than this month. Do it now and soon your purchase will help plant 10 new trees give a family in Africa a better future. CREDO Mobile has planted close to 2 million trees worldwide through donations to tree planting organizations. If you’re not already a CREDO Mobile member, be an agent of change and shop for your new phone here.
Posted on June 9, 2017
Lindsey Allen, executive director of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), visited CREDO headquarters on June 9 for a conversation about RAN’s response to the Trump administration’s attempted revival of the Keystone XL, Dakota Access and other dirty fossil fuel pipelines. Check out the video below if you missed the live broadcast of the event.
CREDO welcomes the Rainforest Action Network’s Executive Director Lindsey Allen to discuss RAN’s response the Trump administration’s attempted revival of the Keystone XL and other fossil fuel pipelines.
Posted by CREDO Mobile on Friday, June 9, 2017
Posted on June 7, 2017
On Wednesday, May 31, progressive champion Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined us at CREDO headquarters for a very special conversation to discuss progressives’ ongoing resistance to Donald Trump.
During her visit, Sen. Warren blasted Trump’s cruel and heartless budget cuts to Social Security, condemned the influence of big money in Washington, reaffirmed that Obstruction of Justice is an impeachable offense, celebrated the heroes in Portland, Oregon who stood up to racism and hate, made a powerful and moving commitment to the next generation and much more.
You can watch highlights or the full livestream of Sen. Warren’s visit below.
Sen. Warren blasts Donald Trump’s budget cuts to Social Security
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren sees through Trump’s lies.
Posted by CREDO Mobile on Thursday, June 1, 2017
Posted on June 6, 2017
The tassel was worth the hassle and now it’s time to celebrate the recent grad in your life. After so much studying, it seems the most obvious reward would be a nice massage or a long nap. However, at CREDO Mobile, we believe working to advance progressive causes for the next generation is the most valuable gift of all. Here’s some ideas to help do just that plus some other picks from like-minded companies:
Arm your loved one with practical skills to set progressive political concerns into action. Camp Wellstone (CW) trains people interested in leading progressive political change — from aspiring candidates to campaign organizers. Topics including progressive public policy, grassroots community organizing and grassroots electoral politics shape help shape the curriculum.
Posted on June 2, 2017
Each month, CREDO members vote for how we distribute our funding to three amazing organizations fighting for progressive causes. In May, each vote helped fund the resistance against Trump by supporting groups that are fighting to protect net neutrality, exposing sexist and misogynistic corporate and political leaders and advocating for peace at home and abroad. Over 90,000 people voted to distribute more than $150,000 to Demand Progress Action, UltraViolet and Win Without War.
These donations are made possible by CREDO customers and the revenue they generate by using our services. The distribution depends entirely on the votes of CREDO members like you. And for that, our May grant recipients thank you.
Demand Progress Action
“Thank you CREDO members! Your work and support are critical to Demand Progress Action’s efforts to resist Trump’s predations and to hold officials accountable as we fight for social justice – especially as we prepare to lead the fight against new efforts to roll back net neutrality.” To learn more, visit demandprogress.org. Read More
Posted on June 1, 2017
Each month, CREDO Mobile lets its members decide how to divide $150,000 in donations to three great nonprofit groups. This June, you can vote for organizations providing life-saving care across the globe, holding lawmakers and industry accountable for the climate crisis, and fighting for LGBTQ rights. This month you can vote for Doctors Without Borders, InsideClimate News and the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund. Learn more about their important work, and then cast your vote for one, two or all three by June 30.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
Since 1971, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières has been helping people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
Funding from CREDO members will enable Doctors Without Borders’ teams around the world to alleviate suffering by providing high-quality, life-saving medical care, helping feed children suffering from severe malnutrition and building shelters for uprooted families during crises. Read More