Good News August 21

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: On the heels of last week’s tragedy in Charlottesville — the violence and 45’s egregious response — comes this week’s list of All-Star Resisters: comedian Tina Fey, country singer Roseanne Cash, Stonewall Jackson’s great-great grandchildren, Harvard Business School professor Max H. Bazerman, and more.  While we’re waiting for the GOP to step up and demonstrate they are not the Party of Hate, we’ll sleep better at night knowing these patriots are speaking out. In fact, there are so many All Stars this week (and the list is growing), we needed to put together our second Double Issue! In this week’s Good News from the Resistance:

  • 45’s “let them eat cake” attitude inspires Tina Fey
  • Can Lehigh University take back 45’s Honorary degree?
  • Arts Commission gives 45 a collective middle finger
  • Harvard Business School prof has choice words for “business” president
  • NYPD police rally in support of unemployed quarterback
  • Evangelical pastor quits 45’s advisory board
  • Stonewall Jackson’s great-great grandsons say “take ’em down!”
  • Johnny Cash’s daughters speak out
  • This version of “First they came for the socialists…” deserves a Pulitzer
  • Artist defaces-enhances wall of 45’s hotel
  • Mar-a-Lago event revenue taking a big hit
  • GOP Senators inexplicably camera-shy after Charlottesville
  • Bob Corker (R-TN) goes off on 45
  • Tech companies blocking 45’s Nazi base from their sites
  • Take action: Help keep immigrant youth from being deported

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Good News August 14

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: This could possibly be the worst week yet. Yes, there is plenty of Good News, but before getting to that, please take a moment to reflect upon the words of one of our wise friends, Dolly Chugh, written after the ugliness that occurred in Charlottesville:

If you are ending the day scared, I am with you.

If you are ending the day surprised, I am begging you to not write today off as a one-off.

If you are ending the day not having heard anyone in your community talk about what is happening in America (not just VA), I hope you will start that conversation tomorrow.

If you are ending the day unclear on what I am talking about, I want you to know that now is the time to tune in and take a stand. If you love America, regardless of who you voted for, now is the time.

Amidst all of the ugliness that happened this week, good people continued to resist hatred, and good people everywhere – in government agencies, in art galleries, in Congress, in the courts, and in our cities, continued to fight back and refuse to give up or give in. In this week’s Good News from the Resistance:

  • A musician’s moving response to Charlottesville
  • 45-loving district in Iowa is Blue
  • Government resisters abound
  • Enormous chicken flies over White House
  • 45’s plans to make life hell for government employees stalls
  • Lady Liberty in hajib graces walls of Congress
  • Under-the-radar lawsuit against 45 ready to launch
  • People who make a difference: Business incubator for immigrants
  • Take action: What you can do about Charlottesville

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Good News August 7

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Senators are back home, having vacated the  D.C. swamp with little  to show for their efforts; Mueller sinks his teeth more deeply into the Russia probe(s) by empaneling a grand jury; 45 mirrors the summer behavior of the “urban elites” his supporters so publicly disdain, by fleeing to his vacation home while the (White) house is being renovated. In this week’s Good News from the Resistance:

  • Newsweek’s cover story: 45’s a “Lazy Boy”
  • Senate blocks 45 from being naughty while they’re away
  • 7,150 nuns can’t be wrong
  • Will the country’s most despised sheriff look pretty in pink?
  • Where you need to move if you get sick
  • GOP’s Full-Employment Act for Lawyers
  • What Mueller’s up to next
  • Texas business leaders take a stand on toilets
  • People who make a difference: EPA alumni
  • Take action: Rest.

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Good News July 31

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: It was another cliffhanger of a week, one that ended with Good News, thanks to Senate Resisters Collins, Murkowski, and McCain. The battle for healthcare may not be over, but we do have a breather while McConnell and Ryan take time off to lick their wounds. In this week’s Good News from the Resistance:

  • 15-seconds that rocked C-SPAN
  • ICE loses a bigly fight in the Bay State
  • Boy Scouts say they’re sorry
  • Where you can always go if you need a safe and legal abortion
  • 45’s Communicator in Chief teaches us new vocabulary words
  • GOP House stands up to their Tea Party friends
  • Mt. Rushmore gets a renovation
  • People who make a difference: Dreamers get arrested
  • Take action: Download this onto your desktop

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GOOD NEWS JULY 24

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Resisters hold 170 events across the country to #KillTheBill. McConnell winds up his grueling week with (huge amounts of) egg on his face. Spicey gives up. This is the stuff of Resisters’ Dreams. This week’s Good News from the Resistance (the Double Issue):

  • This is what Resistance looks like: #KillTheBill video had us in (happy) tears
  • GOP and Dem Senators team up to revive Dreamer bill
  • Judiciary committee orders White House not to shred records
  • Grandma & grandpa granted special status
  • Former CBO directors resist
  • Rachel on Spicey
  • U.S. Interior Dept. scientist blows the whistle
  • GOP billionaire donor voices disgust & quits
  • Fox News anchor turns on 45
  • Governors are the new President
  • Resisters show up at New Balance factory in advance of Ryan
  • House Appropriations Committee says no to 45’s NEA cuts
  • Faso You’re Out! Catchy song by NY resisters
  • People who make a difference: Teenage Latina Resisters
  • Take action: Keep up the pressure on healthcare

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GOOD NEWS JULY 17

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: With the White House under siege by Junior’s Russia confessions, 45 kicks back at the U.S. Women’s Open Championship — hosted at his Bedminster, NJ golf course. Resisters were there to greet him. Par for the course?  In this week’s Good News from the Resistance:

  • Find a #KILLTHEBILL event near you: Tuesday, July 18
  • 90 lawmakers file bill to stop 45’s efforts to keep minorities from voting
  • Broadway & TV actors on “the call”
  • Bar graph of 45’s unpopularity says it all
  • Oklahoma’s GOP sex scandals deliver good news for Democrats
  • Racist Airbnb host loses in court
  • Yes In My Back Yard gaining traction
  • Person who makes a difference: U of Texas student body president
  • Take action: EveryElection app ready to be downloaded onto your phone

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Good News July 10

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Courts continue to rule against 45’s agenda, cities and states continue to work towards saving our climate, the press continues to come up with creative ways to pull the veil off 45’s shady ways, and yes, we are still capable of enjoying a good laugh. In this week’s Good News from the Resistance:

  • 15,000 immigrants celebrate the 4th by becoming U.S. citizens
  • Why you want to be in San Francisco  September 2018
  • DeVos protects unscrupulous for-profit colleges, and states sue
  • CNN’s hilarious response to 45’s latest Twitter Tantrum
  • Politico’s Unauthorized White House visitor log
  • EPA’s recent loss in court is a win for public health
  • FL court stops Stand Your Ground law from getting worse
  • Person who makes a difference: Retired Trader Joe’s exec Doug Rauch
  • Take action: Ask your Secretary of State to say no to sharing voting lists with 45

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Good News July 3

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: What says Happy 4th of July better than  a president who gears up for the holiday by publicly displaying his demented mind to all of the world by broadcasting misogynistic tweets that would land most 8 year olds in the principal’s office? It’s business as usual in 45’s Kingdom. Forget the distraction. Let’s celebrate the Good News: Resisters, GOP Congresspeople with a conscience, and state governors managed to delay the Senate’s healthcare bill a bit longer.  And there’s more …

  • We delayed the Senate health care vote – but there’s still work to be done
  • Fox News mysteriously stops covering TrumpNoCare news
  • GOP Governors in a tizzy over TrumpNoCare
  • Celebrate the 4th by watching this Hamilton mixtape and sending it to a friend
  • ICE changes its mind about the 9/11 worker it wanted to deport
  • 45 is demanding voter data from the states, and they’re resisting
  • Hawaii sues over latest version of travel ban
  • Judge orders overhaul of Alabama’s prison mental health system
  • Sign your name to let 194 countries know you care about climate change

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Good News June 26

This week’s Good News from the Resistance: Ossoff losing was not Good News. But when the going gets tough, resisters get more creative. While the Georgia election, Russia, and TrumpNoCare were making the headlines this week, state and city government resisters continued to push back against 45’s agenda, and judges continued to rule against the administration’s mean-spirited policies. To quote the late, great Leonard Cohen, “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” And light there is. Read our message from Flippable.org, hitch up your knickers, and get back to work.

  • How to move forward after Ossoff’s loss
  • California comes up with a travel ban we can embrace
  • Houston City Council joins suit against State of Texas on “sanctuary city” law
  • Ad for ironworker trying to unseat Paul Ryan hits the target
  • Resisters show up at McConnell’s D.C. office to protest TrumpNoCare
  • How techies are resisting 45
  • Detroit judge refuses to deport Christian Iraqis
  • American Meteorological Society attempts to school dim-witted Rick Perry
  • Who to call and what to do THIS WEEK to resist TrumpNoCare (it really matters!)

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Good News June 20

This week’s Good News from the Resistance:

  • Congressional Appropriations Committee refuses to gut EPA budget
  • Gay, black D.C. policewoman saves life of homophobic racist Congressman
  • Not to be missed: video of Australian prime minister mocking 45
  • Career diplomats in Beijing, London, Qatar are resisting
  • Supreme Court (finally) takes on illegal GOP gerrymandering
  • Handy, uplifting list of 45 associates under investigation .. so far
  • WNBA steps up to support Planned Parenthood
  • Battle for healthcare down to 10 states: what you can do to help

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