Weekly Roundup week ending Feb 24: Jennifer Lesher
The weekly roundup highlights the actions we took and the amazing results of our hard work. Going forward I will summarize the week in the main post then provide a link and action roundup in the first comment. If you didn't have time to act during the week, you can still do some things over the weekend.
Also, as always, I want to give a huge shoutout to every single one of you who took action this week. Activist fatigue is a real thing and it's important to guard against it. Remember that one action is more meaningful than no action, so if you can do one a day, do one. If you can do more that is wonderful, but don't ever think that any contribution is too small. Every action counts! Don't ever forget that you have a voice.
Here are this week's highlights. FOR ACTION LINKS AND INFO, PLEASE SEE THE FIRST COMMENT:
• We continued to honor Black History Month by learning more about Black History and attending events.
• We let our elected officials know that we support bills to protect immigrants.
• We fought for sanctuary cities.
• We continued to show up for Standing Rock by supporting the protesters and letting our elected officials know we don't want DAPL.
• We plan to attend Monday's pipeline resistance event.
• We demanded that our elected officials protect transgender students.
• We continued our work to protect education funding in Washington State.
• We supported two state congress elections to help flip them to blue.
• We learned more about the women, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi, who started the Black Lives Matter movement.
• We continued to hold our elected officials accountable by holding rallies and demanding they hold events to hear our voices.
• We supported reproductive rights by demanding that our elected officials vote against HJR 43, which would enable the defunding of pro-choice medical providers, and by donating to Planned Parenthood.
Again, please see the first comment for action links and additional information.