Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. --Frederick Douglass
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Good morning Indivisibles--Happy Groundhog Day, and happy second day of Black History Month! Since Trump raised the subject, let's talk about Frederick Douglass before we dive into today's do's.
Despite what one might think from the Donald's recent shout-out, Douglass has actually been dead, like, ... a long time. But he really did do an amazing job! Born a slave, Douglass became one of the most famous orators and authors of the 19th century--despite contemporary critics who didn't even believe a black man could write a book.
His life story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Douglass
To visit his home: https://www.nps.gov/frdo/index.htm
Douglass's autobiography, his most famous work, is just one of the books celebrating the African-American experience recommended here: http://forms.em.penguinrandomhouse.com/ats/msg.aspx…
Douglass--one of the most photographed men of his time--had some fascinating ideas about photography as a tool for civil rights. Read more: http://www.npr.org/…/picture-this-frederick-douglass-was-th…
From the Department of Great News: The Seattle City Council voted yesterday to remove $3 billion from Wells Fargo Bank, the major investor in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Divestment will happen in 2018, when the city's contract with Wells Fargo expires.
Meanwhile, the City is considering where to put our money. Councilmember Mike O'Brien told us that the WA State Legislature may establish a state bank such as North Dakota's. This measure, SB 5464, was introduced by Sen. Bob Hasagawa and cosponsored by Sen. Patty Kuderer. O'Brien urged us to call the committee which is considering this legislation and urge them to pass it out of committee.
The State Senate Financial Institutions Committee will vote on this measure on Wed, Feb. 7 at 8 a.m. Please call the members and tell them to vote YES on this bill, so it will leave the committee and go to the full Senate for a vote.
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In way, way less good news, there's a national version of the so-called Heartbeat Bill, banning abortion at just 6 weeks after conception--when many women don't even know they're pregnant yet! It's the most sweeping challenge to Roe yet, and we are not about to let that happen, are we?
Who is the mastermind behind this? Steve King from Iowa. Make his phone and fax spontaneously combust.
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