This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Thursday’s healthcare vote was fuel for the Resistance. Congress is on recess, but Town Halls are becoming as rare as a Republican with a backbone. What’s a Resister to do? Thousands are planning “Die-Ins” outside of Congressional district offices. Camera-ready, community-building, and downright fun. All of this and more in this week’s Good News:
- Tired of standing up at all of those rallies and marches? Attend a Die-In and lie down!
- Payback’s a bitch (who can’t be grabbed): Non-partisan Cook Report predicts this week’s healthcare vote will flip at least 20 Red seats Blue
- London’s Victoria & Albert Museum adds Pussyhat to its collection
- So goes the nation: Very Red Nebraska City Council flips Blue
- Every major U.S. TV network has says NYET to airing 45’s lying campaign ads
- GOP’s latest attempt to suppress voting in Ossoff election fails
- Dutch website helps American women to safely end early, unwanted pregnancies
Sign Up. Show Up. Never give up.
45-care passed the House. What now? First of all, don’t panic. Obamacare remains the law of the land. And the bill has 4 more Bigly, difficult steps to pass before it becomes law. What can we do to save our healthcare? Be informed. Hold your Congressperson accountable. Make calls. And as for those Congressional “visual learners” who confessed they hadn’t actually read the bill they voted for? Show them how you feel at a Die-In. Here’s how:
WE TAKING REVENGE AT THE POLLS
45 and his Congress of mean-spirited frat boys has done something Obama failed to do — explain Obamacare to the American people. We now understand what we have to lose. Which is why the non-partisan Cook Report just wrote, “Not only did dozens of Republicans in marginal districts just hitch their names to an unpopular piece of legislation, Democrats just received another valuable candidate recruitment tool.” Resisters, rev your engines…
WEPUSSYHATS IN MUSEUMS
Curators at London’s Victoria & Albert museum sought a Pussyhat for its Rapid Response Collecting Gallery. The question was, “which one?” They found it.
WEFLIPPING SEATS IN THE HEARTLAND
The importance of Democrats winning Red State “down ballot” races cannot be stressed strongly enough. Resisters in Lincoln, Nebraska got this message, and this week showed just how fed up they are with Republican majorities in their cities and state, by flipping their City Council Blue. How’d it happen? Democratic party chair Jane Kleeb had an explanation: “The resistance proved we march and we vote.”
WE CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC FOR REFUSING TO AIR 45’s “FAKE NEWS” AD
45 has never stopped campaigning. Now, he’s produced an ad that accuses the mainstream media of reporting “fake news.” The networks have refused to air it, for one simple reason: the news they report is true. And when it comes to reporting on 45, you couldn’t make this s**t up.
WE WHEN A JUDGE RULES (AGAIN) THAT THE GOP IS SUPPRESSING VOTING
Georgia’s GOP does not like the fact that Jon Ossoff has a running chance of flipping Gingrich’s old Georgia seat Blue in next month’s special election. In addition to spending a gazillion dollars on the race, they attempted another tried-and-true GOP tactic: keeping people from voting. This week a federal judge ordered Georgia to reopen voter registration ahead of the election.
WE THE DUTCH WEBSITE THAT COMES TO THE AID OF ALL WOMEN
There is no good news about the extent to which women’s reproductive rights are being threatened by our Sexual-Harasser-in-Chief. But there is good news in knowing that women across the world are watching, and thanks to the Internet, have creative ways to come to our aid.
WETAKING ACTION: THREE DEFIANT WAYS TO STICK IT TO 45
Over May and June there are 3 important elections that have the potential to tell 45, loud and clear, the Resistance is here to stay, and we’re not going away. Georgia, Montana, and South Carolina can all use our help. Figure out what role you can play, and do it!