(Picture from newspaper record of the Cornerstone Speech, by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens.)
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” (Maya Angelou)
“Slavery’s twin legacies to the present are the social and economic inferiority it conferred upon blacks and the cultural racism it instilled in whites. Both continue to haunt our society. Therefore, treating slavery’s enduring legacy is necessarily controversial. Unlike slavery, racism in not over yet.“ (James W. Loewen)
“History, despite its wrenching pain,
Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “Our Army of Bronze and its Silent War” Edition”
There are some dark forces at work here. So let’s review our strongest weapon, one that we can wield every day like a short rectangular wand…
Yes, it is your humble, yet amazing phone!
– How do I know who to phone or what to say?
– Calling people I don’t know gives me hives. Really!
– Why do I need to call? All my representatives are Democrats.
– I have a life, you know. I don’t have time to make these calls every day …
Yesterday, we posted the Friday 10-minute Resistance Diet. It consisted of 3 issues for our senators and 2 for our representative, plus 2 written regulatory comments. If one keeps the written comments short and pithy, it can be done in LESS than 10 minutes. I used the spare time to call a few more of Feinstein’s offices.
– Why do I need to do this? Aren’t there enough of you people doing this already?
What the GOP is doing can cost you thousands of dollars, a bankruptcy, or even your health, your life or the life of someone you care about. Pretty big stakes. Yeah, we’re crazy committed, but we can’t personally make the thousands of calls a day that are necessary to make the GOP nervous. Please jump in. It gets faster and easier. It makes you powerful.
– Here’s the latest comparison between the ACA and the GOP plan.
– Here’s how Trump can make us miserable even if the GOP can’t get the votes they need.
– Calling is way easier than doing this.
– Does all this calling really have any effect?
Yes. Click here. Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “Collusion isn’t Illegal!” Edition”
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(Funeral of Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez)
Today is Memorial Day, so we’re going to start with the picture of a funeral of a soldier that died in service to America in 2003. A hero. An immigrant soldier. A soldier that came to this country illegally.
Continue reading “Immigrants & Memorial Day”
Trump needs the approval of Congress before undertaking military actions in Syria, North Korea, or elsewhere. There’s been no meaningful debate on whether America’s national interest requires military action against ISIS, Syria or North Korea, what the strategy should be, or at what point domestic priorities should prevail. It’s time for that discussion.
Script: I’m calling to remind (—) that Trump needs to ask permission from Congress before starting new wars. There’s a reason we require oversight between government branches.
Call all three Members of Congress
Rep. Julia Brownley: DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
Feinstein Contacts: Continue reading “Demand Congressional Approval for Any Military Intervention”