Fri – 11/30: Sign this petition to rename the street address of the Saudi Embassy “Jamal Khashoggi Way”.

“This is no eulogy, for that would confer a state of closure. Rather, this is a promise that his light will never fade, that his legacy will be preserved within us. Baba said it best: “Some depart to remain,” which rings true today. We feel blessed to have been raised with his moral compass, his respect for knowledge and truth, and his love.

– From the obituary by his daughters, Noha Khashoggi and Razan Jamal Khashoggi, – full text here.

Action – Make the Saudis remember him every time they say or write their embassy address.

Stand indivisible with journalists who tell the truth.

Sign the petition here.

Two of his friends, Michaell Werz and Gary Schmitt, started this petition to rename the street address of the Saudi Embassy (currently 601 New Hampshire Avenue in Washington DC) to Jamal Khashoggi Way as a daily reminder to Saudi officials that such behavior is totally unacceptable and as an expression of Washington’s unstinting support for freedom of the press. Specifically, the resolution requests that the east side of New Hanpshire Avenue, N.W., between F Street and Juarez Circle, be designated as Jamal Khashoggi Way, which only affects the embassy itself. (See map below.)

embassy plan

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Thurs 10/11: Tell USA Today it failed Journalism 101.

Action #1 – Write to USA Today -Tell them to apologize, in large print, on their front page.

“…it is journalistic malpractice for any newspaper to give Trump unimpeded access to its readers. And yet, that’s exactly what USA Today has done in publishing Trump’s op-ed in today’s edition” on the Medicare for All Act. 

One possible script: “Hi, USA Today editors. No, you don’t have to print everything the president says. If we want to read fact-free communications from him, we can check his twitter feed 24/7. We expected better from you, because you’re supposed to be actual journalists, not members of his PR team. If you had trouble fact-checking his editorial, you could have reached out to others with more experience. Here’s some sites that had no trouble at all fact-checking his claims. Truly, a motivated fourteen-year-old with an internet connection could do it.

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