Thank You Thursday 6.15.17

The theme of the day is: thanking political leaders for standing up against hate and xenophobia.  (And I get to use my favorite postcards, too…) During a recent anti-Muslim demonstration in his city, Mayor Adler from Austin, Texas, promoted love, non-violence, and spoke out against discriminatory fear.  He carried a sign that said “Muslims are … More Thank You Thursday 6.15.17

Thank You Thursday #16

Well, today is a grim day.  Mr. Trump’s announcement of his plans to exit the Paris Accord on Climate Change is heartbreaking. And infuriating.  But do NOT give up, fellow Resistors!  We must persist. And thus, today’s Thank You goes to California Governor Jerry Brown.  His commitment to leading the climate change fight gives me … More Thank You Thursday #16

Resist toxic chemicals and corporate greed…

Note:  I wrote this blog post before all the drama with the Comey firing!  Goodness!  The plot thickens!  Since my MOCs are already on the right side of history on that particular topic, here’s something else to do to resist. I’m getting tired of corporate greed. Although I’m not universally frightened of chemicals in general, pesticides … More Resist toxic chemicals and corporate greed…

Being a team player…

Two quick postcards… just to keep you in the game and staying sharp! Deadline for relevancy and timeliness:  June 15, 2017 Mr. Trump has ordered a review of national monuments created over the past 20 years with the goal of rescinding or resizing some of them – part of his plan to shrink their boundaries and open them … More Being a team player…

Thank You Thursday #11… a little bit late

Thank tireless lawyers! This week, a federal judge ruled that Texas’s Voter ID law was intended to discriminate against minorities.  This particular Voter ID law is recognized as one of the most anti-democratic voter suppression efforts in the country. The lead attorney on the case, Myrna Pérez, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, has … More Thank You Thursday #11… a little bit late

Postcarding!

Time to get back to the Resistance!  I’m catching up my postcards.  I love the postcarding phenomenon.  It feels so old-fashioned (and maybe occasionally pointless?), but still mildly addictive.  This weekend’s efforts: To a bunch of economists: Almost 1,500 economists, including a few Nobel Laureates, signed a letter to Congress and the White House explaining how immigration is … More Postcarding!

Thank You Thursday #10

I’ve been on vacation!  Fallen behind with my resistance work.  So I’m getting back on the bandwagon with a few thank yous. First, I’m thanking my own State Senator for leading the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, which would require candidates for President wishing to be on the ballot in California to release their tax returns. … More Thank You Thursday #10