Thursday, August 30, 2012

#A29 National Lemon Juice Day

August 29th was National Lemon Juice Day and 8 year old Lacianne Carriere wowed the Los Angeles City Council speaking before them for the very first time, offering them Free Fresh Lemonade for Justice and  The little girl is no stranger to applause, as the younger sister of actor RJ Mitte (star of the hit show Breaking Bad), she made her own first appearance on camera at the age of 1 1/2, but this was her first visit to City Hall since she sang a Peace song at the Occupy LA encampment before the November 30th raid, and her very first time speaking to ANY City Council, let alone one of the Nation's most watched City meetings.  She brought smiles to everyone's faces, when she burst into song, with "When Life Gives You Lemons... You Gotta Make Some Fresh Juice!"

Here is vid of City Council Member Paul Koretz juggling Lemons for Justice with RJ MItte while Lacianne sings:
and Chief Beck wishing everyone a Happy National Lemon Juice Day while Lacianne sings:

Co-Creator of the "When Life Gives You Lemons Make Fresh Juice" civic engagement campaign, Melissa Balin, explains the innocent publicity stunt, "at a time when American farmers need our support, where appropriate labeling of genetically modified produce is a genuine issue, and organic farm-to-table practices should be encouraged, Lacianne Carriere and her mom and I agreed that having Lacianne wish City Council a Happy National Lemon Juice Day would be a fun lighthearted way to raise awareness to these constituent concerns with a smile and a reminder that we must prioritize a sustainable future for the youth throughout our governmental process."

"WhenLifeGivesYouLemons...Make Fresh Juice" is a social action campaign to remind people of ways to turn pain into art and find creative non-violent ways to express themselves and their grievances as protected by Free Speech.  Lacianne joined other celebrity activists including her brother RJ Mitte, artist Shepard Fairey, and actress Q'orianka Kilcher (, in selecting their own "LEMON" to send #LemonInstagrams2Congress as a fun way to encourage civic engagement and transparent participatory Democracy

Lacianne chose #Justice4TaraCalico ((, a social justice campaign that has been seeking the Truth in the New Mexico disappearance of Tara Calico ( for over twenty years, under the attention of Oprah Winfrey, and countless National media outlets and currently the subject of a new documentary being Executive Produced by Lacianne's brother, RJ Mitte.  New science is available to solve the case and celebrities and activists are demanding Justice for the small town that could be Anywhere USA.

Lacianne's photo will travel in an exhibit to Washington DC to be shown to members of Congress for National Fresh Juice Week in January 2013, but the effect of engaging in a healthy positive experience with municipal government at a young age without the threat of rubber bullets or tear gas canisters, or even more terrifyingly real gunfire, as at Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's attack, all tensions that the whole Nation is still recovering from, is a priceless gift that will have impact over many people's lifetimes.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this matter of metaphorical importance to us all- at a time when legislation regarding GMO labeling should be on everyone's minds, how come NOBODY covered NATIONAL LEMON JUICE DAY?  What's it take to make "National" "News" these days lol?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Celebrate #NationalLemonJuiceDay #A29

Wednesday, August 29th is National Lemon Juice Day!


Breaking Bad star, RJ Mitte & his kid sister, Lacianne Carriere, make Lemon Juice 4 Justice!

WHO: Celebrity activists of all ages join forces to celebrate National Lemon Juice Day on August 29, 2012!  Celebrities and activists already participating in the campaign include world renowned artist, Shepard Fairey, actor RJ Mitte, filmmakers Melinda Esquibel and Melissa Balin, musicians Fresh Juice Party, and celebrity activist Q’orianka Kilcher.

WHAT: 8 year old Lacianne Carriaere hosts a Lemon-Aid Stand with her celebrity brother, RJ Mitte (star of hit show Breaking Bad and Executive Producer of the documentary, VANISHED: The Tara Calico Story) and celebrity friends;  to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand and raise awareness for the #Justice4TaraCalico social media campaign.  People from all around the world will be able to participate in this global Call To Action for Social Justice, by visiting the virtual lemon-aid stand through or or AlexsLemonade.Org to make a donation in the name of #Justice4TaraCalico.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 29, 2012 (#A29) is National Lemon Juice Day.  Celebrate from wherever you are by visiting and making a donation.  If you are in or around the Los Angeles area, you can visit the Justice4Tara Lemon-Aid Stand outside of the historic Los Angeles City Hall building in the park known as Solidarity Park, from Noon until 2:00 pm Pacific Standard Time or follow along via Live Stream at where every donation will be given a social media “Shout-Out” to be shared by the internet community across all available social media platforms.

WHERE:  Los Angeles Solidarity Park Outside the historic LA City Hall and virtually at and

WHY:  For every ten dollar donation, RJ Mitte and celebrity friends will tweet and share a “shout-out” via various social media platforms, associating supporters and/or their brand with the righteous quest for Social Justice and Truth.  Generations young and old will have an opportunity to express themselves, freely air their grievances for a good cause, and help to raise a global awareness to the constant pursuit of Justice For All.

Friday, August 24, 2012

How To Send #LemonInstagrams2Congress

CelebrityActivist Q'orianka Kilcher wants you to Tweet Congress with a #LemonInstagram2Congress for #Energy
 Here's How Easy It is to Participate:

1) Here is our album on Pinterest so you can download your favorite grievance pics:
1a)  You can also download the LemonInstagram pics from our Facebook Album HERE:

2) Find your Congressional Representatives through


& The Facebook Event Page so you can participate from wherever you are:

Of course, some of you, are brimming with unprecedented creativity, in which case, we look forward to seeing the amazing ORIGINAL LemonInstagrams, video responses, tweets, pins, and tumbles from our favorite celebrity activist friends, all in the name of exercising our Constitutional right to air our grievances, in good, clean, Fun!  

Your Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It: Get Creative With Lemons...

The theme: #WhenLifeGivesYouLemons... #MakeFreshJuice
#A29 #NationalLemonJuiceDay
Send #LemonInstagrams2Congress on what YOU think is a LEMON requiring effective CHANGE.
Stay Occupied By Any Creative, Non-Violent Means Necessary

Oh, and here's the previous blog that Explains:
Just What IS a #LemonInstagram2Congress?!

Friday, August 17, 2012

#WhenLifeGivesYouLemons... Send Them To Congress!

Activist groups Stay Occupied and The Fresh Juice Party have teamed up to create a safe way for the American People to air their grievances without getting arrested, or sprayed with rubber bullets!  From August 20th, National Lemonade Day, until August 29th, National Lemon Juice Day, Americans are encouraged to use various social media platforms to Tweet #LemonInstagrams2Congress

Lemon laws are American state laws that provide a remedy for purchasers of cars in order to compensate for cars that repeatedly fail to meet standards of quality and performance. These vehicles are called lemons. The federal lemon law (the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act) protects citizens of all states.  There is currently no such thing for governmental bodies and programs that fail to meet standards of quality and performance... hmmm...

The community social media art project #LemonInstagrams2Congress first launched In Solidarity with the Occupy May 1st General Strike (#M1GS), as a creative non-violent means of enabling the American People to air their grievances, as protected by The First Amendment of the Constitution.  Generations young and old are using social media applications such as Instagram and Pinterest to upload pictures of lemons inscribed with grievances; and sharing platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and TweetCongress.Org, to send the images to members of Congress and share globally in order to engage in meaningful dialogue designed to create effective change.  Celebrities and activists already involved in this project dedicated to making civic engagement fun and accessible, include: Activist Band, The Fresh Juice Party, Actress Q'orianka Kilcher, Musician PonyBoy of Los Marijuanos, Internet Radio Personality Steve Gelder, Filmmaker Melissa Balin, members of Los Angeles Community Action Network and members of Occupy LA.

Between August 20th (#A20) and August 29th (#A29) people can participate by uploading their pics or e-mailing them directly to

"Participation Sans Intimidation." Filmmaker, Melissa Balin, explains, "The current political climate has instilled fear in the People to express themselves out in the streets.  We hope that this will be a fun, safe way for the next generation to learn about the concept of transparent participatory democracy, which is one of the Principles of Solidarity of the Occupy Wall Street Movement.  We have chosen #A20 - #A29 in celebration of California's effective lemon law and in the hopes of raising further awareness to other important issues like organic farm-to-table practices, encouraging small business entrepreneurship, and protection against politically motivated selective enforcement, such as protecting small children from receiving fines or citations for their neighborhood lemonade stands- in a creative and non-threatening way to those city officials whom we have seen exhibit a propensity to handcuff in other public forums."

The project will become a traveling exhibit planned to arrive in Washington D.C. in time to help Congress celebrate National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week January 17-23, 2013.  

To find out more about The #LemonInstagrams2Congress Project, please visit

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 15 is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. Really!

Did you know that August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day?  Spread the word! 

RT: #WhenLifeGivesYouLemons... #CelebrateAllThingsLemonMeringue on #A15!

This is a fun and delicious way to raise awareness to important issues like Organic Practices from Farm-To-Table, small business entrepreneurship, job creation, and of course, our right to air our grievances.  Share your fun & interesting ways to #Share #NationalLemonMeringuePieDay on our
Stay Occupied Pinterest Board for #A15:

Stay Occupied Pinterest Board for National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
Power To The Peaceful!  Remember, The Medium IS The Message.  So, Stay Occupied by any creative, non-violent, means necessary!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Last night I dreamt a dingo ate the police officer who killed my baby

Chalk = Free Speech.
It's a recurring dream... one where the only Justice available to the victims of police brutality is a random act of violence committed by nature... 

PTSD from Police Brutality and its collateral damage is a drag... 
but turning your Pain into Art- that is transformative and righteous.

Chalk Is Art.  
Chalk = Free Speech.
Free Speech Is Not A Crime... but the LAPD thinks it is an arrestable offense.  City Attorneys around the country know that Chalk on public property it is not a prosecutable offense.
Someone should remind the LAPD that the exercising of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime and of the ACLU civil suit recently filed against the NYPD for unlawful arrests... 

Expect Us To Express Us.

RT: #OccupyChalkupyEverywhere #A9 #InSolidarity #OLA292 #ChalkWalk #OWS #GlobalChalk #WeArePeaceful