Strength in Numbers
– Andrew Carnegie
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams
You never know when you’re someone else’s inspiration.
In 1963, a group of women protested (in the rain) in front of the Kennedy White House. They were there on behalf of Women Strike for Peace – an antinuclear organization that began when the founder got fed up and started a telephone tree to rally fellow mothers against nuclear testing. At that time, the U.S. was still conducting aboveground nuclear testing and radioactive fallout was showing up in breast milk and baby teeth. Women Strike for Peace was advocating for the testing to end.
So there they were, standing in front of the White House on a rainy morning in 1963.
A participant later admitted that, standing there in the rain, she felt “foolish, and futile”. Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity Saving Good News!”
We’re going to start out with the closest thing to accurate news commentary we’re going to find… Continue reading “This Week in Resistance – “True Lies” Edition!”
URGENT: Show up this morning (Tuesday) to support farmworkers!
Over the past year, local farmworker advocates have been in constructive dialogue with agriculture industry leaders to find common ground around how to improve working conditions for farmworkers.
CAUSE and MICOP and key industry leaders reached an agreement to support a $200k Ventura County Farmworker Resource Program, which would help farmworkers learn about their legal protections, resolve issues with their employers, and navigate public agencies.
Ventura County Supervisors Steve Bennett and John Zaragoza are now proposing this program to be included in next year’s budget, and have placed it on the Board of Supervisors agenda tomorrow morning. Continue reading “Action This Morning to Support Our Farmworkers!”
This week’s good news starts off with the story of how one five-year-old kid named Xander is saving the world, one act of kindness at a time.
This week’s inspirational read is “The Optimism of Uncertainty” from Howard Zinn. We think he’s talking about the Xanders in this world.
(Excerpt) “…Revolutionary change does not come as one cataclysmic moment (beware of such moments!) but as an endless succession of surprises, moving zigzag toward a more decent society. We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. Even when we don’t “win,” there is fun and fulfillment in the fact that we have been involved, with other good people, in something worthwhile. We need hope.”
The Onion has given us a gift. We’re guessing parts of this will show up in Snopes queries far into the future. Continue reading “Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! 5-year-olds to the rescue!”
Although the deadline of May 15th for submission of comments regarding EPA regulations has passed, the count keeps climbing! It’s now at 124,320! If the GOP thought we, the public, really didn’t care about the protections that the EPA provides, they were mistaken.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. – Mark Twain
An update on a classic. “School House Rock” for the Trump Era
English Class with Steven Colbert – “Prepositions”
Need us some Seth Meyers
Tom MacArthur is “thanked” by his constituents from bringing AHCA back from the dead. (2 must see videos included inside)
Some news you may have missed… because, seriously, how much can we be expected to absorb?