Good News Special Edition: The Helpers

Good News from the Resistance: It’s been a horrible week. We’ve heard from many Resisters who are sick with despair – so many that we decided to publish this Special Edition. Our goal is simple: we want to inspire you to stop compulsively checking your newsfeeds, get up from the couch and move away from the TV, and put the Ben & Jerry’s back into the freezer. We urge you to Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up.

From the beginning, we knew this presidency would test us; we didn’t know the specifics, but we knew it would be bad. This week, more than others, we learned that our institutions are letting us down. Congress is in cahoots with a corrupt president, and we can no longer count on the courts for justice. In times like these we turn to one of our favorite philosophers for insight: Mr. Rogers, who told us, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You always find people who are helping.’

The Helpers rarely make headline news. Which is why we need to seek them out, applaud and elevate the work they’re doing, learn from them, and be inspired by them. We dedicate this Special Edition to all of The Helpers — individuals and organizations — that continue to work to make America a country we can be proud of. Thank you.

Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up.

 

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