Luck of the draw
Primary elections or primary runoffs coming up on Tuesday, June 26:Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Utah. Arkansas will hold a primary runoff on June 19! Look up information on candidates and ballot issues affecting your home state at Ballotpedia.org.
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STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Luck of the Draw
Editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this week over drawings critical of President Trump. When I drew sports cartoons for the Post-Gazette, years ago, it was the liberal morning publication in a two-newspaper town. At that time Rogers worked for the afternoon Pittsburgh Press; he joined the Post-Gazette staff in 1993. The paper had been gradually drifting to the right for years, until a new publisher and editorial director took a distinctly pro-Trump stance this spring. Rogers had more of his drawings rejected, and was finally fired. See Rogers' last six rejected cartoons here.
Slate: It’s All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care by Dahlia Lithwick
Jeff Sessions says that “if people don’t want to be separated from their children, they should not bring them with them.” This is the “I only beat her because she made me do it” logic that domestic abusers use to blame their victims.
ProPublica: Listen to Children Who’ve Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border (7 min)
An audio recording adds real-life sounds of suffering to a contentious policy debate that has so far been short on input from those with the most at stake: immigrant children.
A few ideas: Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border
The Internet Archive: Children in prison and other cruelties of prison life by Oscar Wilde
After his 1897 release from Reading Prison, Oscar Wilde wrote to the Daily Chronicle about the children imprisoned there. “The inhuman treatment of a child is always inhuman, by whomsoever it is inflicted. But inhuman treatment by Society is to the child the more terrible because there is no appeal...”
For more ways to take action check out the action plan put together by PAGE (Progressive Action Global Exchange), and Americans of Conscience; read the featured action suggested by Indivisible; or watch Resistance School, Leadership: Story, Structure, Strategy.
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