A running list… WAYS TO TAKE ACTION Women’s March 10 Actions for the first 100 Days: “EVERY 10 DAYS WE WILL TAKE ACTION ON AN ISSUE WE ALL CARE ABOUT, STARTING TODAY.” Action #1 is posted now. Rise Stronger: “RISE is working to become the largest citizen watchdog organization in the United States with the mission… Continue reading Resources for Activism after Trump
I spent the morning going through presidential data from 1976-2012 available at Cornell’s Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. We’ve had 10 elections, inclusive of Carter beating Ford in 1976 and Obama besting Romney in 2012. I created an excel summary of which voter categories show majority support for which Party. With all the post-election alarmism about… Continue reading Gender, the left, and the future of progressive governance
In the interest of faster cataloging, here is a new list, as we enter the first full week of our new Trump-End-Times-Abnormal. Whites/Race Wilkinson, 2016, “…the online radicalisation of young, white men,” The Guardian. “Prior to the election, members of the alt-right online community often warned each other to keep their Trump support secret to… Continue reading Week 2: Election Bibliography
A very non-random bibliography of popular press on the 2016 election, culled from my social networks as filtered through my FB feed. This is a work in progress, and I would love additions in the comments, especially good summaries about Pence, how the new Congress is the same as the old Congress, and summary predictions… Continue reading 2016 election bibliography
I am grieving over the 2016 Presidential election outcome. I’ve spent the past two days processing my feelings mostly online among a supportive Facebook community, occasionally fighting with random strangers over this line of explanation or that, or their defensiveness about what a vote for Trump really means. I’ve exhausted myself essentially shouting That’s Racist!… Continue reading Whose story matters?
Originally published on Medium, July 2016, during the Democratic National Convention: “In our two-party system, I see my vote for the Democratic nominee as the best next step now — in this election — for continuing to move forward for racial and economic progress. Politics is not just about voting — it is about movements like #blacklivesmatter, it is about policy… Continue reading In 2008, I was as angry as you are now