Good News June 5

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: We may not always have Paris, but we have a worldwide Resistance, inspired, motivated, and strengthened by 45. In this week’s Good News:

  • French president Macron offers asylum to America’s scientists
  • Former NY mayor Bloomberg commits $15 million to uphold Paris Agreement
  • National Spelling Bee champ struggles with “covfefe”
  • 78-year old Maxine Waters (D-CA) ratchets up her resistance
  • Middle school resisters diss House Speaker Ryan
  • Resistance candidates on a winning streak in down ballot races
  • Corporate CEOs vow to resist 45’s assault on the environment
  • Muslim community demonstrates (once again) that love trumps hate
  • How to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month

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Good News May 29

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: There’s so much good news that this week’s edition is a bit longer than usual. Resisters everywhere are scoring wins: In a New Jersey bank, the California governor’s office, the Supreme Court … we’re everywhere.  In this week’s Good News:

  • NJ resisters go into overdrive after GOP Congressman warns bank top brass that  a senior v.p. is Resistance “ringleader”
  • California bucks 45 and takes lead on climate change
  • Appeals court strikes down (again) 45’s Muslim travel ban
  • Federal agency data is mysteriously disappearing, but resisters are finding it
  • New Orleans takes down last of its Confederate monuments
  • State Dept. quietly, against 45’s wishes, eliminates refugee quota
  • Alec Baldwin teaches 3-year old daughter how to impersonate 45
  • Red district flips Blue in N.H. special election – first time since 1913
  • Supreme Court rules against GOP gerrymandering in N.C.
  • Tell Congress Hands Off! public education

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Good News May 22

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: The drip, drip of Russia has been upgraded to a trickle of a stream. Once again, we’re reminded of the words of Martin Luther King: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” In this week’s Good News:

  • When Bad News is Good News: Handy recap of where we stand on dizzying Russia probe
  • GOP majority leader warns Ryan and others, in 2016, that 45 is on Putin’s payroll
  • Anderson Cooper can’t help himself when 45 loyalist defends Comey’s firing
  • Notre Dame students turn their backs and walk out on Pence
  • 45’s lawyers kick-start research on impeachment
  • Al Franken video describes the importance of judging a book by its cover
  • West Wing staffers scrambling to hire personal lawyers
  • Why the Senate will not be repealing Obamacare anytime soon
  • Sign up for Checklist for Americans with Conscience

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Good News May 15

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Ok, it was another tough week. But we’ve been at this long enough now to know that tough weeks simply make the Resistance stronger and more creative. To lighten the mood, this week’s Good News opens with an adorable kid video. And ends with a Trump Deplorable being caught on camera at Trader Joe’s, getting a big, fat comeuppance by the target of her racist comments. In this week’s Good News:

  • Adorable kid swatted in face by v.p. Pence demands an apology
  • Students Resist when Education Secretary DeVos speaks at graduation
  • With Comey’s firing, White House paranoia and leakage escalate
  • Macron’s victory a slap in the face for 45
  • Senate bucks 45 and upholds Obama’s anti-drilling rule
  • South Shore Action news keeps Resisters busy & in the loop
  • Racist Deplorable caught on video at Trader Joe’s
  • Creative, new idea for dealing with GOP Town Hall no-shows: Adopt a District

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Good News May 8

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

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Good News First 100 Days Edition

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Most Americans are not being duped by our Braggart-in-Chief; his abysmal approval ratings are proof.  45’s failure to make good on the bulk of his signature initiatives — repealing Obamacare, proposing a viable tax reform plan, keeping Muslims off of U.S.-bound airplanes, withholding government funding from sanctuary cities, and building a border wall to keep Mexicans from walking into the U.S.– is all Good News.

The BEST NEWS is this: Over the last 100 days, 45 has taught us what we never learned in high school civics classes, or what we’ve long forgotten. He’s taught us just how fragile our democracy is, and where the cracks are. And it is out of these cracks that the Resistance was born. 45 gave us the motivation to Resist, and Resistance Organizations have given us the platforms, know-how, and tools. They are strong, well-organized, and effective, and deserve much credit for 45’s 100 Days of Failure. We did this, and the patriots who created and are running Resistance Organizations (often on a shoe-string budget), taught us how. Read on to learn more about the engines driving our action.

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  • Indivisible: The creators of the Indivisible Guide, our roadmap of resistance
  • Swing Left: How to turn 65 Swing Districts Blue
  • The Resistance School: A free Harvard education on how to resist
  • The Wall-of-Us: 4 Acts of Resistance delivered to your inbox each week
  • Let America Vote: Vigilance and action against voter suppression laws
  • Rise Stronger: The People’s Calendar keeps track of Resistance Events across the U.S.
  • Cosecha: The organizers behind this week’s May 1st Day Without Immigrants
  • Strolling Thunder: Baby Resisters roll into D.C. this week … in strollers

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Good News April 24

This week’s Good News from the Resistance:

  • Thank 45 for teaching the world to Resist
  • Question where O’Reilly got the name “Hot Chocolate”
  • Applaud the Blue Surge in Georgia
  • Meet the immigrant, grad school-bound 2017 Fellows of the Soros Foundation
  • Cheer for student journalists who busted their principal and forced her resignation
  • Watch video of New England Patriots explaining NO! to 45’s invitation to the WH
  • Help flip Montana seat Blue by GOTV for folk-singing cowboy

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Good News Spring Recess Edition

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Congress is on recess, and the Resistance is on a roll. We’re dedicating this week’s report to Resisters across the country who continue to teach us This is What Democracy Looks Like. 

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Good News April 10

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.

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Good News April 3

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.

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