What happened last week?
People took the streets in Sevilla to support women’s rights!
(Learn about the link between women’s rights & climate change)
Last Tuesday at noon, people gathered in front of the Andalusian Parliament and later at 7 pm, they marched between Plaza Nueva and San Telmo Palaceprotesting against "Vox, a far-right party whose support will today usher in a new conservative government in Andalusia.
Marching under the slogan “No step back in equality,” crowds demonstrated in Seville, the seat of the Andalusian parliament, but also in Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Málaga and Santiago de Compostela. Around 100 municipalities in total held some form of protest against a party that has made scrapping gender violence laws a signature issue." (El Pais in English)
At the end of last Saturday march, a group of the ReSisters pose in front of Queen Isabel's monument in Los Jardines de Murillo.
Saturday, January 19
The Global Women’s March in Seville
Jardines de Murillo
Seville joined millions around the world marching for gender equality and climate recovery.
ClimateRecovery.org marched in solidarity with the Women's March in Seville on January 19, 2019. Women are disproportionally affected by climate change (read more about this here).
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
There was a lot of protesting going on in the weekend before the MLK holiday. The Women’s March returned to Washington and points all over the country and the world—including Sevilla!—as we keep on pushing back against the Trump administration’s efforts to restrict rights and protections for women and minorities of all kinds.
We have recommended these before, but here are some useful tools to help you speak out:
5 Calls: 5 Calls researches the issues, determines which representatives are most influential for which topic, collects phone numbers, and clearly articulates a progressive position.
FaxZero: Fax your congressional reps and senators for free. FaxZero provides this guide to contacting your representatives.
Ballotpedia: In addition to clear listings of candidates and ballot measures by state and district, Ballotpedia includes a rundown of the Trump administration’s stated policies and the actions that have been taken so far to implement them.
By the way, two states still celebrate Robert E. Lee’s birthday on MLK day. Can you guess which ones?
Grist: 8 percent of Americans recently changed their minds on climate. What gives? by Kate Yoder
There are some clear trends: 11 percent of adults 65 or older reported that they’d recently shifted their views, more than any other age group.
Making a case:
The Atlantic: Impeachment: An Argument by Jeffrey Goldberg
Impeachment, writes the Atlantic’s editor, seemed like a formula for chaos, the sort of chaos no fractured nation needs. But impeachment is actually an antidote to chaos. Yoni Applebaum’s piece argues that the Constitution provides an orderly, evidence-based process that allows the American people, through their elected representatives, to determine whether a president has displayed the character and moral fitness to continue in office.
CNN/Reliable Source: Buzzfeed Editor and Publisher defend scoop (20 min)
After the special prosecutor's office characterized the Buzzfeed story as "not accurate," Ben Smith and Anthony Cormier say they are confident in their report about President Trump telling Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
New York Times: 78 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump by Nadja Popovich, Livia Albeck-Ripka And Kendra Pierre-Louis
Some rules were officially reversed, other rollbacks are still in progress, and some were rolled back and then later reinstated following legal challenges.
At the Women's March on Saturday, January 19, 2019
Ready to do more?
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 progressive Americans living overseas.
Sign up for the Americans of Conscience Checklist, a weekly action list that also provides encouragement and good news.
Learn more at ClimateRecovery.org, a new group organized by members of American Resistance Sevilla and other community activists. Have questions or want to volunteer? ClimateRecoverySevilla@gmail.com.
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