This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Big wins this week with Bannon and Nunes getting their comeuppance, and 45 continues to fuel WH infighting; Jon Ossoff is on a roll in Georgia, and Kansas seat is now unexpectedly in play; Americans are fine with voting for a sexual predator, but advertisers abandon Fox over sexual harasser; the State of Maryland resists by passing law to fund Planned Parenthood; 38/50 Governors are up for re-election in 2018, and anti-45 resistance bodes well for Democrats; judges continue to rule against GOP’s illegal gerrymandering, this time in N.C.; it’s April recess, and Indivisible’s new website makes resisting easier than ever.
This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Prescient Obama WH officials saved inventory of Russia documents before they vacated the premises; undocumented student takes selfie with recently filed 1040 and challenges 45 to “show me yours”; Facebook gets political with new Town Hall tab; Planned Parenthood gets a donation each time we suck on new salted butterscotch lollipop; 2012 Supreme Court ruling may thwart DOJ’s plans to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities; former punk-rocker announces candidacy for Ted Cruz’s job; how to get your school district to protect immigrant children.
This week’s GREAT News from the Resistance: Affordable Care Act Big Win makes us giddy with happiness, and illustrates, without a doubt, that Resisting Works. Obamacare will remain in place, as the GOP Congress demonstrated once again – in the most extraordinary way — that they are a party of whiners, not legislators.
This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Post-mortem on how 45 became the ACA Big Loser; Rachel’s coverage of Resisters helping to change Arkansas Congressman’s mind on Obamacare is a beautiful thing; California GOP Congressman is accused by House Ethics committee of spending campaign funds for pet bunny’s air travel … and more; GOP leader who accused Dems of voter fraud is accused of voter fraud (spoiler alert: his wife turned him in); 4th grade Latino robotics team prevails after competitors chant, “go back to Mexico”; over 800 churches now offering sanctuary to immigrants; sign up for new Moscow Project, and help uncover 45’s Russia ties.
This week’s Good News from the Resistance: 45 and his Tea Party cronies inspire progressive legislators to introduce anti-masturbation and Viagra acts; well-connected 45-Resister Jon Ossoff has a good shot at flipping Atlanta Congressional seat next month; insulting (yet true) tweet from McDonald’s to 45 causes a stir; paranoia running high in the White House, as staffers use secret apps to protect email accounts from one another; unexpected Voting Rights win in Texas is very good news for the Dems; pharmaceutical company introduces new drug to help us through 45’s reign; Action of the Week: Sign up for Rise Stronger.
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?”