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

Thank You Thursday #15

Earlier this week, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave an incredible speech upon the removal of one of the Confederate memorials in the city of New Orleans.  This speech is beautiful and powerful.  Really amazing.  You must read it.  It’s worth the time. Mayor Landrieu has faced a hate-filled backlash for supporting the removal of … More Thank You Thursday #15

Thank You Thursday #14

Goodness!  It’s been quite a week!  I can hardly keep up with all the craziness…  AND, I’ve been on vacation and also just super busy with life.  So, I neglected to do last week’s Thank You Thursday.  Oh well. Anyhow…  Remember when we wrote postcards to Deputy Attorney General Mr. Rod Rosenstein asking him to … More Thank You Thursday #14

Thank You Thursday #13

Patagonia Outdoor Gear Company has been super active in supporting National Monuments and nationally-protected open spaces.  They are even threatening to sue the Trump Administration over the potential reduction in National Monument protections.  They deserve a Thank You card! Patagonia Corporate Headquarters 259 W Santa Clara St. Ventura, CA 93001

Thank You Thursday #12

Today’s Thank You goes to a professional football player who appears to be a decent fellow. The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this year.  As is tradition, they were invited to the White House to meet the president.  Six of them declined the invitation.  Mr. Alan Branch is one of only a few who publicly … More Thank You Thursday #12

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