JUST TRYING TO KEEP UP
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Just Trying to Keep Up
Welcome back to the American Resistance Sevilla newsletter!
When we took a break late in the summer, the idea was to relax a bit and restart the project in September. But the political news kept moving so fast ... it was like trying to jump onto a moving train.
Whatever emerges from the smoking ruins after the impeachment process, we need to focus on restoring stable and responsible government. That starts with the elections this November, in just a couple of weeks!
Incapacity, Negligence or Perfidy:
Yale Law School Avalon Project: Madison Debates, Friday July 20, 1787
James Madison called it, during debates on impeachment of the Chief Executive at the Federal Convention in 1787: “…He might lose his capacity after his appointment. He might pervert his administration into a scheme of peculation or oppression. He might betray his trust to foreign powers…”
New York Times: In the Land of Self-Defeat by Monica Potts
Rural Trump voters view government spending, especially to help other people, with disdain—even if it ultimately helps them, too.
Pulling the plug:
Forbes: GEO Group Runs Out of Banks as 100% of Banking Partners Say ‘No’ to the Private Prison Sector by Morgan Simon
Major banks, including JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Barclays, and PNC, have now officially committed to ending ties with the private prison and immigrant detention industry, after pressure from grassroots activists, shareholders, policymakers, and investors.
Grist: Some economics nerds just realized how much climate change will cost us by Kate Yoder
Risk management experts calculated how quickly the cost of delaying climate action increases over time. Setting a high price on carbon emissions would encourage countries and businesses to clean up their act much faster.
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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