activism · group activism · human rights · LGBTQ+ · pennsylvania · U.S. Mail

Actions Day 18: 1. Huddle the troops. 2. Write a dumpload of postcards! 3. Assess successes.

This past Sunday’s Women’s Day March “Huddle,” mostly organized by my fabulous comadre Jordan Bastien, yielded much wonderful time with known and new neighbors. I enjoyed time with my Chestnut Hill friends, fellow Penn Charter parents and colleagues, and many new ladies who live nearby and who are working weekly to protect and promote American values of… Continue reading Actions Day 18: 1. Huddle the troops. 2. Write a dumpload of postcards! 3. Assess successes.

activism · cabinet · human rights · inclusivity · LGBTQ+ · pennsylvania · Toomey

Action Day 14: Five Cards for Toomey

They were not Valentines. I left my phone at home today, so I wrote five postcards, which I will proudly display on Sunday as the ladies come over to write down their thoughts for some senators. Today I launched my thoughts on Tom Price’s cabinet appointment (against marriage equality, abortion access, ACA) Jeff Sessions’ appointment… Continue reading Action Day 14: Five Cards for Toomey

human rights · pennsylvania · racism · refugees · Toomey · xenophobia

Action Day 7: Call Toomey (PA-R), who was “Silent” on the Muslim Ban

The Toomey, aka The Toomer, and I are really getting up close and personal these days. Rumor has it there is such thing as Toomey Tuesday, where constituents show up and kibbitz with him about, you know, pie, pretzels, racist bans against refugees in crisis, whatever. Something tells me my calendar wants this to happen… Continue reading Action Day 7: Call Toomey (PA-R), who was “Silent” on the Muslim Ban

corporations · human rights · refugees · xenophobia

Action Day 6: Urge American Airlines to deliver refugees to a country with moral leadership

:Canada. I feel like at least half of the country right now is in a constant scramble-state, communicating to representatives (Senate, Congress, and here corporate) our needs as citizens.  The other half of the country? Preparing for the Superbowl. *rump banned Muslims from seven countries. A disgrace, reminiscent of Japanese internment and Jewish persecution during… Continue reading Action Day 6: Urge American Airlines to deliver refugees to a country with moral leadership

cabinet · education · human rights · racism · reflection

Week 1 Recap: Much horrible presidential activity, and 5 days of resistance

It was a grim week for women, Muslims, science, public broadcasting, and the arts: * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. * On January 19th,… Continue reading Week 1 Recap: Much horrible presidential activity, and 5 days of resistance