Rachel Gilmer

Rachel Gilmer is an organiser with and the Co-Director of the Dream Defenders, a statewide grassroots organisation of communities across Florida. Established in 2012 in response to the unjust murder of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, The Dream Defenders are a diverse group of young people who build power by organising campaigns, services, and political-education programming for community civic engagement and transformational justice. 

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US President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion at the US Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas, US, January 10, 2019 (Photo: Leah Millis/Reuters) Views
Monday, January 21, 2019
Trump's Shutdown Is a Historic Opportunity for Real Change
This week, the White House Council of Economic Advisers doubled its estimate of how much the shutdown - the longest in US history - will cost the economy. Others are warning that it could push the US towards a recession. Families across the country are scrambling to feed their children, keep their...
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