Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Day without Women Rally, San Jose March 8, 2017

I went to the Day without Women Rally at City Hall today.  It was not huge but still well-attended with a sea of women, and some men, dressed in red.  The first speaker Kevin De Leon, California State Senator and President Pro Tempore.  He spoke about growing up as the youngest child in a household of an immigrant single mother with a third grade education and pledged his support for women's rights.  Next was Cindy Chavez, Santa Clara County Supervisor, who talked about the recent community meetings asking women what the county can do to support them.  A report has been compiled and goes before the Board of Supervisors next Tuesday.  She asked that women go to support the recommendations.

Additional speakers included a woman representing female farmworkers, a Jewish Community Center, a Muslim outreach group and a resistance organizer from Redwood City.  Also, a group of girls from Downtown College Prep, each telling their story of why they are going to Rise Up.  I'm sure there will be a more complete list on Facebook or other media.

All of them were inspirational urged women to stay involved through political activism and mutual support.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Anna Eshoo Town Hall - great event!

Anna Eshoo held a Town Hall in Campbell Saturday morning, March 4. She packed the Heritage Theater and an overflow room.

It was a really inspirational event! Anna opened by talking about the 3 top issues she’s fighting for – the Affordable Care Act, investigation into Russian ties to the election, and requiring elected officials to provide their tax returns. She’s got our back! The extensive Q&A that followed covered every political issue you can think of and then some. I like her style, she’s a straight shooter – she answers everyone’s questions directly and explains why and how she is fighting for us. She’s happy to take questions and is committed to responding to everyone (http://eshoo.house.gov/).

We’re lucky to have her as our Congresswoman representing the 18th Congressional District. Go Anna!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

More, more, Moore!



"Only one month into his So-Called Presidency — and yet there is good news, as this is what the American landscape looks like..."
In short:
  1. Wake up.
  2. Brush teeth.
  3. Walk dog (or stare at cat).
  4. Make coffee.
  5. Call Congress.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Something we might be interested in...

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Solidarity Sundays is a nationwide network of feminist activist groups focused on taking action to resist Trump. On the 2nd Sunday of each month, we gather in homes across the country.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

How to Stay Outraged Without Losing Your Mind

There is a story by Mirah Curzer on Medium we all should read. It's called How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind. This is not going to be a quick fight and as the story said, "Professional organizers and veteran activists have strategies for staying sane during a long fight." She offers some sound ideas for staying in the fight without going crazy. To quote her, "You don’t have to suffer to make a difference."

Friday, February 3, 2017

Tell Congress: Block the federal abortion ban

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