Have No Fear
Fear is a life-saving feeling meant to circulate adrenaline and improve performance so that we can escape danger. However, overstimulation may lead to fear and anxiety taking control of your life. You can live a life of no fear by reducing negative thoughts and implementing positive, resilient behavior in response to change and challenges.
Have no fear
If you believe that you have been the victim of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or reprisal, you must contact an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) counselor within 45 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory action, or, in the case of a personnel action, within 45 calendar days of the effective date of the action, before you can file a formal complaint of discrimination with your agency.
If you believe that you have been the victim of unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, you must either contact an EEO counselor as noted above or give notice of intent to sue to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory action. If you are alleging discrimination based on marital status or political affiliation, you may file a written complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) (see contact information below). In the alternative (or in some cases, in addition), you may pursue a discrimination complaint by filing a grievance through your agency's administrative or negotiated grievance procedures, if such procedures apply and are available.
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While the bus we call Priscilla was in LA, it got torn apart. We need your help to get her back on the road. People are donating whatever they can. Can you?Last year, the No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice challenged the Sheriffs and overseers of anti-immigrant laws and challenged all of us to have no fear.
Over the past year many have had their hopes raised by immigration reform and families shattered by continued deportations. Now more than ever, we must fight for and make the change we want to see. If our elected officials don't have the courage to do what is in their power, we will again show them what it looks like to be fearless.
How we resolve this debate will either advance or set back civil and human rights for our generation. The people below have influence over the debate. If they support our effort, they move thousands with them.Ask these leaders to get on board with the riders and support inclusion over exclusion. Click on their image to ask them to get involved. We've come too far to go back.
We travel to North Carolina first and foremost because it is a place, like so many others across the country, that faces the federal and local policies that criminalize and marginalize our communities. It is the home of the Shogun 12, it is the home of emerging day labor centers and where undocumented youth have come out of the shadows in the face of repression. A movement is building and growing across sectors in North Carolina that includes the LGBTQ community, Occupy, families of and formerly incarcerated people, labor and worker organizations and many more. We come to North Carolina first and foremost to build with local communities.
When we arrive after having braved so much, will we be included as undocumented leaders, as honorary delegates, as people who have felt the direct impact of today's immigration policies, or will we be excluded? Decision-makers who feel our community's pain can take decisive action to end it. We're ready to move the country forward and we're risking everything to do so. We hope to inspire officials to match our courage.
On the other hand, we have also witnessed how actions led by our own communities have the power to change policies and to create alternatives to defend the rights of immigrants. In Arizona, Barrio Defense Committees have organized to share information about how to fight against deportations, and against those who seek to criminalize immigrant communities.
Actions by undocumented students, such as coming out of the shadows, civil disobedience, and occupations of electoral offices have shown what happens when our community acts for itself, it changes everything.
Riding the bus alone is a great risk because of the checkpoints and profiling that has become so common. But the ride is also arena for mobilizing, where we will build with those who have a story to tell, who have realized the only secure community is an organized one. We have overcome our fears and are ready to set a new example of courage. We hope this country and its officials will be brave enough to follow.
26 So have no fear of them, (A)for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on (B)the housetops. 28 And (C)do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him (D)who can destroy both soul and body in hell.[a] 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?[b] And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But (E)even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; (F)you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 (G)So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33 but (H)whoever denies me before men, (I)I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.
Section 202 of the No FEAR Act requires that federal agencies post a notice on their public websites after a finding of discrimination (including retaliation) has been made and all appeals have been exhausted. A notice must be posted for at least one year.
If you believe that you have been the victim of unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, or genetic information, you must contact an Office of Opportunity and Inclusiveness (O&I) counselor within 45 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory action, or, in the case of a personnel action, within 45 calendar days of the effective date of the action, before you can file a formal complaint of discrimination with GAO. See GAO Order 2713.2, Discrimination Complaint Resolution Process (Dec. 14, 2022). If you believe that you have been the victim of unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, you must either contact an EEO counselor as noted above or give notice of intent to sue to OOI within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory action. If you are alleging discrimination based on marital status or political affiliation, you may file a charge with the Personnel Appeals Board Office of General Counsel (PAB/OGC). See 4 C.F.R. Part 28. In addition, in certain types of adverse and performance-based actions, such as removals, you may file a discrimination charge directly with the PAB/OGC within 30 days of the effective date of the action, in lieu of filing a complaint with OOI. See 4 C.F.R. 28.98(c) for further information.
Why would Florida give up on such players? Both are on fabulous value contracts, Huberdeau at just $5.9 million, Weegar at a mere $3.25. But at ages 29 and 28 respectively, both are in line for huge raises and have just a year to run before becoming unrestricted free agents. Instead, Florida now has Matt Tkachuk locked up for the next 8 years, albeit at a steep price (AAV of $9.5 million, more than they were shelling out for Huberdeau and Weegar combined).
Pope Francis urged Catholics to cling to Christ and pray for the courage to say "yes" to God in his call for vocations. Acknowledging that discerning God's plan is a daunting task, the pope said that trust in the Lord can overcome our fears.
The pope said that Christ knows all of the "questions, doubts and difficulties that toss the boat of our heart" and said it is important to remember that the Lord is always present, "ever at our side even amid stormy seas" with the reassurance: "'Take heart, it is I; have no fear.'"
"Cultivate the interior disposition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Grateful that Lord gazed upon her, faithful amid fear and turmoil, she courageously embraced her vocation and made of her life an eternal song of praise to the Lord."
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...
Listen to me in silence, O coastlands; let the peoples renew their strength; let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment. Who stirred up one from the east whom victory meets at every step? He gives up nations before him, so that he tramples kings underfoot; he makes them like dust with his sword, like driven stubble with his bow. He pursues them and passes on safely, by paths his feet have not trod. Who has performed and done this, calling the generations from the beginning? I, the Lord, the first, and with the last; I am he. The coastlands have seen and are afraid; the ends of the earth tremble; they have drawn near and come. ...
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.