Today's action is so clear and so easy - there is no way a Supreme Court nominee can be appointed by this administration until we know the truth about Russia.
There are still several Democrats on the fence about Neil Gorsuch, thankfully, Maria Cantwell in Washington State is no longer one of them. Republicans should not be walking this party line either. There is too much at stake to allow this administration to appoint and this GOP to confirm an ultra conservative judge that could further erode our democracy when there may have been collusion with Russia.
CALL YOUR SENATORS & LET THEM KNOW UNTIL WE KNOW, NO VOTE.
Yesterday, the Reel Grrls intern, a 15-year-old first generation American, commented how the election made her look at people differently, it made her realize who her friends were and what her classmates valued.
We know this election has divided us. Yet, it is very sad to hear a young girl in a very progressive State, confirm that. In this regard, our democracy has already been eroded and Russia has succeeded.
Regardless of what happens to this administration and all those working with them, we need to repair our faith in our democracy, our trust in other people and our willingness to work together for the good of all of us.
Russia was successful in pitting Bernie and Hillary supporters against each other. We are still recovery from that. We need to heal quickly as 2018 will be here before we know it. Russia was very successful in wedging a divide between trump supporting Americans and the rest of us. That is transparently clear.
It remains an assault to humanity when I learn somebody voted for trump. It's hurtful, confusing, disgusting, painful and makes me so sad. And yet, they were offered a different kool-aid then we were. It tasted good. They couldn't stop drinking it. Perhaps we need to offer them something else to drink. I don't know if it's possible. Often, I don't want to make the effort. I do know Russia wins if we fall apart.
We cannot divide further. We need to continue reaching out past our hurt and building bridges. We won't be able to reach everybody. We need to fight this hate, this vulgar display of anti-everything we value, with fierce determined love-powered values-based belief that we are good people, we are hard working people and it's up to us to create the country, society and community we want to live in.
Today's Easy Activism is above, I led with it. Call your Senators. No to Gorsuch. No vote. And if there is a vote, no Gorsuch.
And in the light of us all being one, because we are, an amazing woman on this list, Bernadette Creavan, has been working with a local mosque in Seattle to see how we can best support our Muslim brothers and sisters. They are launching a 6-week program of solidarity called Headscarf Tuesdays where we will wear headscarfs to show our support and oneness with a community being target by the regime.
More details can be found here. Please share widely with your community.
Remember last Friday when we helped kill the cruel and soulless healthcare bill. We need that. Our calls. Our actions.
This week has brought us Devin Nunes dance on hot coals, the Senate investigation into Russia's ties into our election and Mike T Mike Flynn volunteering to play the first songbird. In between, of course, there have been horrible bills based robbing women of healthcare, the environment of a fighting chance, LGBT people of protections, all of us our of privacy. Remember that it is our actions that stops this greed. It is our goodness that creates environments of love and care. It is our willingness to connect with others that allows us to thrive.
The only way through is together.
Friday's are about gratitude. And so, in gratitude to you, I thank you for being active, engaged, loving, soulful, caring, committed people. We can do this. We can survive this. We can envision the world we want and we can create it together.
For a lovely uplift, enjoy this beautiful Danish ad. Yes it's an ad and still, it speaks the truth and is well worth 3 minutes of your day. Grab your tissues.
RESIST THE HATE & KEEP THE FAITH.
Enjoy your weekend.
Love and gratitude to you.