My Fellow Resisters,
Here are new updates and recommended actions from PAGE (Progressive Action Global Exchange) followed by inspiring reading/watching/listening suggestions from our own Kathy Sherretts (STOP, LOOK, LISTEN).
Check it out and leave comments!
It has been another heartbreaking week full of disasters. Mexico has experienced several earthquakes in the last 2 weeks (one just happened Friday). The strongest in Mexico City has claimed nearly 300 lives. Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico. The entire island is without electricity and communication coming out of the island has been spotty, but all indications are that the rebuilding process will be long and costly. We cannot count on the Trump Administration to help people in need in Mexico and Puerto Rico.
In these tragic times, Trump administration and the GOP senate have not relented their attacks against poor and sick people. The latest Obamacare repeal effort, Graham-Cassidy, may be voted on by the Senate this week. We’ve stopped repeal efforts before; let’s do it again!
*** Thank you for your progressive action!***
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
I hope everyone with connections in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico, or Mexico City have heard that family and friends are safe. (Here's a reminder that when we want to support communities in a natural disaster, charitynavigator.org can help us help.)
Washington Post: Mormons are among the few who want less federally protected land. Their history explains why. By Christine Colbert
Mormon lawmakers are the most prominent in fighting to take back federal lands.
TEDTalks Radio: A Black Man Goes Undercover in the Alt-Right
Theo E. j. Wilson tells of becoming Lucius25, white supremacist lurker, and the unexpected compassion and surprising perspective he found from engaging with people he disagrees with.
Slate Magazine: Healthcare.gov is offline on Sundays
A special bonus reminder of how mean and petty this administration can be:
Democracy is not a spectator sport. Get in the game!
resist the madness!
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