Wondering what action to take? Put on your pussy hat, tell your friends, and make your voice heard. Here are some ideas:
Join fellow PSPers:
PSP started a new specialty group called “PSP Marching On” that is dedicated to continuing the energy and activism which came out of the Women's March of 2017. We'll work with existing organizations to keep the fight going. Sign up through your membership settings in Club Express and find the group here.
Planned Parenthood Rally
On February 11, a group called ProtestPP is planning a national day of protest at Planned Parenthood locations across the nation. We will need to rally to protect Planned Parenthood. More information coming soon.
People and groups to help you organize and take action:
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Brad Lander’s office
Brad Lander’s office is a good resource. His #GetOrganizedBK is worth signing up for.
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Here are the key findings from the annual Park Slope Parents Holiday Tips Survey:
- The more the merrier - or poorer? Having a full-time nanny, dog walker, parking attendant and living in a doorman building with a super will cost you roughly $1500 extra if you tip the average amount as holiday gifts this holiday season.
- You can’t go wrong with a personal touch. One in three (35%) are giving something more than cash (homemade cookies, treats, wine) to their service providers.
- Power in numbers. Three out of four parents with kids in K-12 students contribute an average of $20 towards the class gift in lieu of gifting individually.
- For daycare/preschool, you can’t go wrong with $50 for the head teacher and $25 for the secondary teacher(s). Six in ten (58%) families with kids in daycare/preschool give monetary gifts individually over a class gift.
- For nannies, the standard holiday bonus is a week’s pay.
Caveat: If your nanny hasn’t been working a year then you can give less (e.g., ½ week’s pay if they worked only 3 months) but do let the nanny know if you plan on giving more next year.
Dear Park Slope Parents members,
Like many of you, the past few days have been emotional for many on the PSP team. We are grateful for the Park Slope Parents community more than ever. We are a strong network of 5,000+ diverse Brooklyn families with different backgrounds, different beliefs, and different cultures. That difference makes us a community we are proud to be part of. This is a time for us to come together through these difficult times and honor and respect our diversity.
In addition to our Advice List, we have over 100+ specialty groups including the LGBTQ group, African American Caribbean Heritage Group, Spanish Group, Volunteer Corps and many others. Members of the LGBTQ community are concerned and we’re working on answers to questions of marriage and adoption laws in light of the election results. We’re also looking into interest in a South Asian Group (in partnership with the existing Mixed Masala group) and Mixed-Race Group. If you need support or have questions and concerns, please reach out. If you are not a PSP member or would like to renew your membership, follow the steps here.
We have had members asking each other questions including where to rally, how to explain the election results to your child, and books recommendations that easily explain the electoral college. Here are the events that you can attend over the next few days:
Friday, November 11th
What: Love Rally
When: Washington Square Park, Manhattan
When: 2pm- 7pm
What: Healing Service
Where: Congregation Beth Elohim, Brooklyn
When: 4pm – 8pm (service at 6:30)
Saturday, November 12th
What: Candlelight Vigil for Hope and Human Kindness
Where: Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument, Fort Greene Park
When: 4:30pm - 6pm
What: March @ Union Square
Where: Union Square, Manhattan
When: 12pm – 4pm
Sunday, November 13th
What: I Support Love; I Reject Hate
Where: Grand Army Plaza
When: 9am- 12pm
What: Girls Read for Girls Event
When: 3pm- 5pm
More information >
Through all of this uncertainty we want to stay focused on creating positive change. We are organizing great outreach events with local not-for-profits around the holidays—Thanksgiving pie drives, gift drives, wrapping parties and holiday parties for homeless shelters. We are also reaching out to local officials and other organizations about having in-person events to strengthen and grow our community and celebrate our differences. Stay tuned on ways to channel your energy into doing good.
We’re all in this wonderful parenting journey together. Let's bring our collective wisdom and expertise and show what being great truly is.
Park Slope Parents Team
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