KANSAS 🌻🌾 TODAY is the registration deadline to VOTE in the presidential primary election. It was an honor to serve as your Miss Kansas USA and bring awareness to our democracy’s voting system. I worked on dozens of initiatives to get my fellow Kansas to the polls including a proclamation with @govlaurakelly to declare August Young Voter Pre Registration Awareness Month. But my work hasn’t stopped because my reign in Kansas is over, I am still fighting for our democracy and helping Americans understand the importance of their VOTE! • Who could vote in the 1700’s? 🗣WHITE MALES who owned PROPERTY • In 1800’s the property requirement was limited by state legislators. After the Civil War, the 15th Amendment ensured people could not be denied the right to vote because of their race. This was ratified in 1870, however many southern states used barriers to deliberately reduce voting among African-American men. (Poll taxes/literacy tests ) • The year 1920... WOMEN WIN THE VOTE 🗳 Thank the 19th amendment and thousands of suffragists for that one. 🗣 • The 1960’s saw a huge struggle for equal voting rights. Voter suppression was common among POC, immigrants, and low income populations. ‘Bloody Sunday’ marks the day of the first march to spotlight the issue of black voting rights, peaceful protesters were brutally attacked by police and other organizations who opposed the back vote. • 1964 the 24th amendment targeted the poll tax. In 1966 SCOTUS rules poll taxes as UNCONSTITUTIONAL 👏🏼 • 1965 the Voting Rights Act passed Congress. 79-18 in the Senate, 328-74 in the House. • In 1971 young people win the vote in the 26th amendment. The new eligible age became 18, not 21 due to the rise of student activism and the war in Vietnam, which was fought largely by the young draftees. • 1975 brought an expansion to the Voting Rights Act, protecting language minorities. • 1982 Congress required voting protections for people with disabilities. • 1993 was the year “Motor Voter’ became law due to historically low rates of voter registration. There’s so much more to tell and not enough characters to do so. Go to VOTE.ORG to register and swipe for a lil surprise!❤
Enjoy nature 🌿🌱☘️🍃🌍 We live in a time where kids spend around 90% of their time indoors. On average, most kids spend at least 6 hours in front of a screen every day. (Swipe to see more ) You can help change these statistics by being an outdoor role model! Show kids that the natural world is far better than the virtual one! Visit naturekidsinstitute.org / NeefUSA.org for more resources to use that will help reconnect kids to nature! I support @neefusa_org in their goal to make the environment more accessible, relatable, relevant, and connected to the daily lives of all Americans and I hope you will too! 🌱 #misscaliforniaearthusa #missearth #missearthusa #crowncali #crownalyfromcali #nature #connectwithnature
All dressed up to go to the backyard 😂🇺🇸 ————————————————— I want to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July! I know this holiday looks pretty different than what we are used to, but I hope we can come together as one nation under these historic circumstances, keep the momentum going, and VOTE THIS NOVEMBER. 🗣🗣🗣 ———————————————— On this day in #1776 the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. 244 years ago, the founding fathers of this nations stated in the declaration “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” ————————————————— Today, 244 years later we are STILL fighting for equality. We fight every day to create a better nation for future generations to grow up in. Take a moment today to contribute to this fight, call or email your representatives, demand justice for #breannataylor and #elijahmcclain 🗣 REGISTER TO VOTE, check your voter status, make sure your loved ones are registered. Click the link in my bio for petitions to sign, and resources to use. 🇺🇸 Show up this November like your life depends on it. Because it does.
Here’s what we picked up from the beach today... 🗑🚬🩹 Plastic bottles, bottle caps, cigarette butts, micro plastics, confetti, latex gloves, facemasks, bandaids, broken plastic toys, baby clothes, napkins and more. This was the dirtiest I have honestly ever seen HB, there was trash everywhere 🥺 So much is happening in the world right now with so many important conversations/discussions being held, but we MUST continue the conversation on climate change! Don’t let the momentum die down! Keep fighting for our planet every day, it’s the only one we have 🌎🌊💚 #misscaearth #misscaliforniaearthusa #missca #missearthusa #missearth
Happy World Oceans Day 🌊🌊🌊 Our oceans cover over 70% of the Earth’s surface, yet NOAA reports that over 80% of the ocean has yet to be explored. 🌊 🐋🐋🐋🐋🐋 Did you know that the UN Assembly designated June 8th as @worldoceansday with a resolution back in 2008? 🦀🦀🦀🦀🦀 More than three billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods. 🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙 Oceans absorb around 30% carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming. 🐡🐡🐡🐡🐡 The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on earth. It covers 30% of the earth’s surface. 🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬 As much as 40 percent of the world oceans are heavily affected by human activities like pollution, depleted fisheries, and loss of coastal habitats. 🐠🐠🐠🐠🐠 It is incredibly important to work together to protect our oceans and preserve them for generations to come. Check out worldoceansday.org for more information and ways to get involved! #worldoceansday #protectourhome #misscaliforniaearthusa #misscalifornia #missca #misscaearthusa #missearth #missearthusa
2020 has been a year that has challenged us with every new dawn. We are being challenged to listen, learn, and love in ways that we haven’t done before. I am not perfect, I am still learning every day how to be a better human, a better daughter, sister, friend, and advocate... but I am so thankful 2020 is here to give a much needed wake up call 🖤 Click the link in my bio for resources that you can use to help advocate for the BLM movement✊🏾 #strongertogether
There are 9 state primary elections today (1 Dist ), get out there and V O T E for change 🗳 We stand stronger together. #blackouttuesday Pause. Listen. Learn.
I can’t breathe. I am truly disgusted by the way people of color are treated in this country. Time and time again we turn on the news to find yet another unarmed black man, brother, father, son, friend, has been TAKEN from this earth, MURDERED in cold blood. I am so sorry I must always say #RestInPeace when African American’s should be able to #LiveInPeace 🌎 Wake up America, racism is alive and it is well. We have to do better. #icantbreathe #socialjustice #blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #michealbrown #trayvonmartin #freddygray #ericgarner #ahmaudarbery #devonbailey
The 5 most common items found in coastal cleanups around the world are all single-use plastics, (plastic cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic beverage bottles, plastic bottle caps, and plastic straws/drink stirrers ) do your part to help keep our oceans clean by making sure your trash doesn’t end up on the ground or in the water 🌊You can also sign the @wwf petition to urge governments to ban the production of single use plastics by swiping up on my story or you can sign by visiting https://wwf.panda.org/get_involved/campaign_with_us/plastics_campaign_page/ 🐼 ————————————————— #misscaearthusa #misscalifornia #misscaliforniaearthusa #missearth #missearthusa #alyssaklinzing #california #wwf #protectouroceans #conservation #protectourcoast #ocean #banplastic
I miss moments like this 🌊 @glennyoza