Showing Baltimore some love... From the Baltimore Love Project documentary.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN!
I know you’re tired. We’re all tired. As Fred Hiatt writes in the Washington Post, “it’s almost impossible to maintain outrage when the outrages are so incessant…”
Exhaustion, however, isn’t the reason that American Resistance Sevilla is pausing the newsletter for a month! Members of our team will be traveling, moving, or out of internet range for much of August; look for us in September when we will be sending our next newsletter and making plans for this fall’s meetings and events.
Meanwhile, keep reading, keep writing, keep calling your representatives!
There are plenty of reasons to stay engaged that have nothing to do with 2020. Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are electing new governors this November. 22 ballot measures are coming up in eight states and the US Virgin Islands. North Carolina's 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts will hold special elections on September 10. Look for your state’s election information on Ballotpedia’s 2019 Elections Calendar.
Washington Post: How trashy TV made children dumber and enabled a wave of populist leaders by Andrew Van Dam
A study of Italian media demonstrated that exposure to vapid TV programming led to support for populist candidates peddling simple messages and easy answers.
Slate/What Next: Trying to Outsource the Border Crisis (19 min)
President Donald Trump doesn’t only want to deter people from legally seeking asylum in the United States, he wants to stop them from coming altogether.
Union of Concerned Scientists: Killer Heat in the United States: The Future of Dangerously Hot Days
This mapping tool shows the rapid, widespread increases in extreme heat—measured by heat index, the combination of temperature and humidity that together create a “feels like” temperature—that are projected in the US due to climate change.
Showing Baltimore some love:
CNN: Victor Blackwell defends his hometown (Video, 2 min)
Baltimore Sun: Better to have a few rats than to be one by the Editorial Board
Baltimore Love Project: Love Project Documentary
Ready to do more?
Learn about the Green New Deal. If you missed our roundtable discussion, you can read the presenters' notes here.
Read the Indivisible Guide 2.0, a new strategy for a new congress.
Check out the weekly action plan from Progressive Action, Global Exchange (PAGE) which mobilizes progressives living overseas.
Sign up for the Americans of Conscience Checklist, a weekly action list that also provides encouragement and good news.
Learn more about solutions and actions at ClimateRecovery.org, a new group organized by members of American Resistance Sevilla and other community activists.
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