This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Join the fun and help flood the White House with postcards this Wednesday (Ides of March); scientist-resisters save EPA climate change data that 45 wanted deleted; thanks to record donations, ACLU hires scores of lawyers who are working day and night to hit 45 where it hurts; post-election BIGLY surge in progressive women running for office; GOP heavy-hitters resisting 45’s Border Wall; court orders New Orleans to (finally) remove public statues that celebrate racial oppression and slavery; Mexican journalists promise U.S. journalists, “We have your backs.”
This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Virginia’s racially gerrymandered political map may be veering left; Delaware legislator wins big, thanks to high voter turnout; New Yorkers taught how to disrupt violence against their Muslim, Arab and undocumented neighbors; hip-hip-hooray, 45’s Russia problem’s not going away; Massachusetts governor promises aid to Planned Parenthood if Congress cuts funding; White House leaker reports on man-child’s state of mind; the folks behind Indivisible just keep giving us more reasons to love them.
This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Bipartisan intelligence committee begins investigation into Russian interference in U.S. election; this week’s Town Halls a YUUUUGE success; CNN’s Don Lemon shows us what he’s made of; when 45’s nominees gripe that their confirmations are taking too long, WH blames it on the Resistance; WSJ and Bloomberg News say they won’t be tricked into attending Spicey’s private press conferences again; Michael Moore creates a bigly Resistance Calendar.
This week’s Good News from the Resistance: State legislators across the U.S. resist; Flynn is out (score!) and next in line uses naughty word to explain why he didn’t want the job; GOP Town Halls teem with Resisters; Wall of Compassion built in Boston; D.C. restaurants and businesses close in support of immigrants; handy Resistance Event Guide to help you find members of Congress — who will be home this week.
This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Something’s happening here .. and GOP politicians are running in fear; Army officer gets his Afghani interpreter to U.S. in the nick of time; Ohio neighbor demonstrates love really does trump hate; Virginia politician whines that too many women are bothering him; the People’s Calendar helps you figure out which politicians to bother (or thank) in your neighborhood, and when.
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails from friends that include one or more of these phrases: “we need to pace ourselves,” “this is going to be a marathon, not a sprint,” and “do you want to go to a 4-hour restorative yoga class with me?”
My response: I’ve been an activist all of my life. I’ve been training for this for decades, ever since I put on a Women Against Reagan (WAR!) t-shirt in 1980, went to D.C. with my mother to protest his inauguration – and wound up convincing a policeman not to lock my mother up when her chanting got a bit too “spirited.”
Yet, I found myself thinking a week after “45” (a.ka. Trump, the 45th president) moved into the White House, “I’m really scared. I’m not sure the world is going to survive this presidency. Should I tell my dog?”