Pincause is driven to bring people Together in Love. People are stronger when united in Love. People achieve more when acting out of Love. People are more fulfilled when living in Love. LOVE is non-partisan and does not belong to one party, and neither does Pincause. Join the Pinner community focused on LOVE and Compassion!
Women's Rights are Human Rights
Women's rights transcend politics, and without protection, can erode. Kate is personally grateful for the service she's received from Planned Parenthood, and believes they play a vital role in women's health. The couple are also members of the ACLU and support their work to ensure rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States are granted to all people. As the pin features the ASL sign for "I Love You", Kate + Nate have learned more about the challenges facing the Deaf Community and chose to also support Deaf Women United.
Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. Today, Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. With more than 500,000 members, nearly 200 staff attorneys, thousands of volunteer attorneys, and offices throughout the nation, the ACLU continues to fight government abuse and to vigorously defend individual freedoms including speech and religion, a woman’s right to choose, the right to due process, citizens’ rights to privacy and much more. The ACLU stands up for these rights even when the cause is unpopular, and sometimes when nobody else will.
Our pins feature the American Sign Language (ASL) sign for "I Love You" which comes from Deaf Culture. ASL is it's own language, distinct from English. It has unique grammar and syntactical rules which separate it from English.
Deaf Women United is committed to continuing a community of support of Deaf women from all walks of life.
To learn more about Deaf Women United, ASL and Deaf Culture:
→ Deaf Women United
→ National Association of the Deaf
→ ASL is Not English on the Hands
→ We the Deaf People (advocacy group)
The Refugee Crisis
In the United States, travel bans are affecting our world's most vulnerable - refugees. A refugee is defined as someone who has been forced to flee their country because of persecution, war, or violence - they fear serious harm. People have to apply for refugee status, which is granted after a very intense, often multi-year Refugee Status Determination process.
At this time, Syria ranks among the world's most dangerous, with over 11 Million Syrians currently on the run. Among those who remain in Syria are the White Helmets, featured in this documentary. The White Helmets moved the Pincause founders to include them in this Pincause.
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future.
In the United States, the IRC assists with resettling refugees in cities across the country. You can volunteer and play an integral role in the IRC's efforts to restore safety, dignity, and hope to people whose lives have been uprooted by war and disaster.
The White Helmets are unarmed, neutral volunteer first-responders in Syria. When a bomb drops, they rush into the rubble to save lives - digging out civilians and saving lives.
The volunteers save people on all sides of the conflict - pledging commitment to the principles of “Humanity, Solidarity, Impartiality” as outlined by the International Civil Defence Organisation. This pledge guides every response, every action, every life saved - so that in a time of destruction, all Syrians have the hope of a lifeline.
The White Helmets mostly deal with the aftermath of government air attacks. Yet they have risked sniper fire to rescue bodies of government soldiers to give them a proper burial.
Bakers, tailors, engineers, pharmacists, painters, carpenters, students and many more, the White Helmets are volunteers from all walks of life. Many have paid the ultimate price for their compassion - 154 have been killed while saving others.