YOUR ASSIGNMENT: We’re asking each of you to download a few copies of this poster/flier (it fits A4 paper) and post them in your favorite café, gym, bar, or anywhere else frequented by Americans and sympathizers. All are welcome to join us at Merchant Pub for this event, 8 pm on Saturday, March 24.
As you may have noticed, the host is listed as Drinking Liberally Seville, which was formed by some American Resistance Sevilla members back when they were Obama campaigners in 2008. We discovered then that when you make a gathering sound more festive, you attract more people (go figure). For this event, we want to reach out to younger voters, especially in the study abroad community. So we’ve revived Seville’s Drinking Liberally chapter and are counting on all of you to make sure word gets around. You can download the poster/flier from this document or from our website.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
It’s getting crowded in here
The results of an ultimately somewhat pointless special election in southwest Pennsylvania are being reviewed by the Allegheny County Board of Elections—and by a representative of apparent-winner Conor Lamb's campaign, two for Rick Saccone's campaign, one for the Republican Party, three for the Democratic Party and three for the U.S. House of Representatives. This close race is a positive sign for those of us hoping for a Democratic gain in the midterm elections later this year (when this district and its seat will evaporate and the new PA electoral map is put in place) and a reminder that every vote is important!
The Women's March "Power to the Polls", the Movement for Black Lives: The Electoral Justice Project and other environmental and social justice groups are joining the push to register voters ahead of upcoming elections.
Washington Post: Trump is perfecting the art of the Big Lie by Max Boot
The president is doubling down on his efforts to redefine reality—not just sneaking lies by us but shoving them down our throats. Trump is signaling that he doesn’t care what the truth is.
Axios: How the U.S. imprisons the poor by Stef W Kight
The U.S. has the highest imprisonment rates in the world. A study by the Brrokings Institute shows that joblessness and poverty not only characterize the life of former prisoners, but also the life of those who will end up in prison,
CNN: Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is fired -- and fires back by Laura Jarrett and Pamela Brown
Several commentators have noted that by dismissing officials in his administration, the President has essentially freed them to speak frankly. “…I am being singled out and treated this way because of the role I played, the actions I took, and the events I witnessed in the aftermath of the firing of James Comey," McCabe said.
Looking for More Ways to Resist?
Check out the action plan put together by PAGE (Progressive Action Global Exchange), and Americans of Conscience; read the last blog post by Indivisible; or watch the free online series Resistance School. And as always, American Resistance Sevilla is looking for people to help with social media, events, voter registration, mailings, and more. If you have a few hours a month to contribute to the cause, contact us at AmericanResistanceSevilla@gmail.com. We're looking for help with social media, voter registration, and event planning.
Democracy is not a spectator sport. Get in the game!
resist the madness!
American Resistance Sevilla is a non-partisan community mobilizing Americans living abroad to take peaceful action defending our lawful rights and freedoms. Learn more