Monday Updates: Week of January 23, 2017

I am still pretty worn out from Saturday, so today’s updates are pretty light.

News:

The Inauguration Happened.

You know how they talk about “start as you mean to go on”?  Well, the Trump regime seems to be doing this and we should all be paying attention.  From the immediate signing of executive orders that will start undermining the ACA, to lashing out at the press.

The first press conference with the new Press Secretary also provided some insight into those things we need to keep paying attention to.  Close attention. To lie about the size of the crowd at the inauguration – both a petty thing to be concerned about and worrisome – to lie about something that people can see clearly, to lie about facts and refer to it as “Alternative Facts” as Conway does… it is painful and frightening.

Amy Siskind keeps a good, ongoing list of things that are happening here, and covers far more of the important things to be paying attention to.

Good News:

The Women’s March was powerful for many of us. Certainly, there were issues, and there is so much more work that needs to be done. But it was a powerful march, none-the-less, as people came together all around the world to stand up and protest against the new regime.

I attended the one in Portland Oregon, where the number of attendee’s far exceeded what organizers had expected — as was the case with most of the marches. They were, also, 100% peaceful. A powerful moment in a much larger movement.

Take Action

There is a lot of action that needs to happen. We need to continue to speak up. The appointment of individuals like Sessions and De Vous are still on the table, so call your representatives, call the committee members, and make your voices heard!

The Women’s March is also now hosting “10 actions in the first 100 days” Check it out for the first action, and to sign up for future actions. There is so much still to be done.

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