*** YOUR DAILY DO'S - 3/22, MORNING EDITION *** Mary Park
EDITED: THE DIE-IN HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured. --Thucydides
Everyone is crying out for peace, yes; none of them are crying out for justice. –Peter Tosh
Last dance, last chance for love. –Donna Summer
1. This is it! This is your last chance to weigh in on the 3000-pound turkey that is the American Health Care Act, aka the ACA repeal/replace. Tomorrow they vote; today, you should call. Feel like your representatives are tired of hearing from you? They’re not. Tonight I listened to Rep. Thomas Massie (R, KY) in a video clip on Rachel Maddow, explaining how he would likely vote against the bill by citing the number of calls he had received against it vs the number of calls for. Today I called Rand Paul and told him that as a Kentuckian (not mentioned: I left in 1993) I hope he would continue to stand independent against Trumpcare (not mentioned: I oppose it for very different reasons than he does, but whatever).
If you feel like making your feelings known in a more tangible way, come to a die-in at Westlake to protest the ACA repeal tomorrow night: https://www.facebook.com/events/1800988523555700/
Nothing like a vocal and visual statement to make clear what’s going to happen to American citizens if their health care options are taken away.
2. We’ve been working hard as a community to push our activism into a more intersectional place. Here’s a chance to expand our understanding of intersectional justice and also get tips for translating it into action.
On Thursday, March 23, at 5pm Pacific, SURJ (Standing Up for Racial Justice) is offering a "political education" webinar with two organizers at the core of national work to defy Trump, defend communities, and expand sanctuary.
Tania Unzueta -- Policy and Legal Director with Mijente -- and Janaé Bonsu -- National Public Policy Chair with Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) -- will join us to talk about their work to expand the idea of "sanctuary" beyond its historical meaning to a more modern and intersectional framework, as well as how you can help organize in your community to support these efforts.
RSVP for the call using this link: https://zoom.us/w…/register/0ef2c6ce1cfad379d746f627e8486654
3. Divest So in your quest for environmental justice you’ve separated your personal finances from institutions funding the Dakota Access Pipeline? That’s awesome. And it’s having a big effect. Almost $77 million has been divested from DAPL-supporting banks thus far by people just like you. Yeah!
Time to take the movement a step farther. When cities divest, that represents whole communities and way more money moving away from unjust projects.
Seattle was recently the first city to divest from DAPL-funding banks (Wells Fargo). Davis, CA quickly followed suit and more cities are now considering and voting on divestment.
(more info: https://www.thenation.com/…/these-cities-are-divesting-fro…/ )
Let's spread DAPL divestment to cities all around WA state!
Comment here with your city/town if you're interested in connecting with others to start this in your area!
This guide walks through the steps to get your city to divest, based on the Seattle ordinance:
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
Liz Bander - writer
Angela Teater- Writer