Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How to be a silent Trump protester

Elizabeth Bernal holds a megaphone at the Love Trumps Hate march in San Jose on November 27, 2016. Bernal and her sister Mary Clare Bernal organized this event.

Not everyone is able to, or is comfortable being, a vocal protester. Patti Mulligan, the Operations Director at NC Democratic Party, wrote this great article on ways to be a silent protester (Medium.Com).

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Petition to stop attack on Medicare

Petition: Stop the Republican attack on Medicare

Medicare is a fundamental tool of economic security – a guarantee that seniors will not be denied health care just because they can’t afford it. But Republicans in Congress, led by House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are making plans right now to privatize Medicare and hand it over to greedy insurance companies.

The fight over the future of Medicare could come to a head as soon as the next session of Congress starts in January.

Add your name to our petition now and Sen. Bernie Sanders will deliver it to Republicans in Congress next week. We need to make it clear that any attempt to privatize, cut, weaken or damage Medicare or Social Security is completely unacceptable.

Sign the petition: Stop the Republican attack on Medicare. Click here to sign the petition.

About CREDO Action (Wikipedia)

As always:
Information is provided as unverified information only. Please do your own research before deciding to participate

Monday, November 28, 2016

March in San Francisco 12/10

This is Not Normal: Anti-Trump March in San Francisco 12/10

Saturday December 10, 2016; 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown San Francisco. Gather at Justin Herman Plaza @2pm, and march along Market Street to Civic Center where there will be a stage for speeches, etc.

More Info

As always:
Information about events is provided as unverified information only. Please do your own research before deciding to attend any event.

Sacramento March, 12/10

Sacramento Mass March Against Trump, 12/10

Date: Saturday, December 10 at 12 PM
Location: Southside Park, Sacramento, 2115 6th St
Hosted by: Answer Coalition

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As always:
Information about events is provided as unverified information only. Please do your own research before deciding to attend any event.

Postcard Avalanche to Denounce Bannon

Here is the postcard I sent!
Before Nov. 29th  --> If you are on twitter, Tweet and Share a pic using hashtags #postcardavalanche #stopbannon Share everyone else's that come through your feed, too!

Facebook Page:

Instructions to participate:

1. Get a postcard from your state - any picture that represents your state.
2. In the message section, write this simple message: NOT BANNON!
3. Sign your name if you wish
4. Address it as follows:
Donald Trump
c/o The Trump Organization
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
5. Affix a stamp - you can use a 35 cent postcard stamp, or a normal letter stamp.
6. Take a picture of your postcard that you can share on social media on Nov. 26-28th
7. Drop it in the mail between Saturday, Nov 26th and Monday, Nov. 28th to create a concentrated avalanche of postcards.
8. On Nov. 26-28th, Tweet and share the heck out of your photo using the hashtags #postcardavalanche #stopbannon

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Love Trumps Hate March San Jose

Exercising our First Amendment rights today

Love Trumps Hate March

November 27, 2016 at 3 PM - 5 PM Weather: 54° Mostly Sunny

Start Location: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, California 95113

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Great American Political Tragedy of 2016

By: Steve Sloan, Opinion
Like many progressives I think the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States represented a huge political tragedy for this country. I believe a lot of people are going to be victims of that. In my opinion it was very undemocratic and yes, I feel anger – among other emotions.
This is democracy?
In any other democratic country this would not be an issue. The majority should select the leader. That's the way "We the People" is supposed to work in a democracy. The American presidential election process is different. The process is broken. It is broken when twice in 16 years a president, chosen by a minority, is forced on a majority, because of the electoral college, a process created to protect slavery. In my opinion that is not democracy.
But, Trump won!!!
Yes, he did. He was lawfully selected. But, that "victory" is nowhere near fair and square. Trump used dirty tricks that would have made Nixon blush!
Those liberal are just "crybabies"
Crybabies, for protesting? Protest is part of the process of American democracy. That is why our constitution includes a bill of rights. This is far from over! "They" may soon control the presidency, the senate, the house and maybe even the supreme court but the right to peacefully assemble, speak and protest is still protected by the constitution.

Take that right away and you have killed everything this country stands for. For America to be America the right of citizens to protest has to remain and be respected.