A woman’s place is in the Resistance January 23, 2017Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
Tags: feminism, Politics
Crowd estimates for the Women’s March on Washington are running to half a million people in DC alone.
Add in the rest of the companion marches in the US — from those with handfuls of people to those (including Boston’s) that joined DC in the six figures — and we’re talking 3 million, total. That’s one percent of the population of the country.
Swing Left: a guide to the most-contested House districts in 2018. Check your area for campaigns to support.
And take a fresh look at how your state stands on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. A bunch of new legislatures are working on it since the last time I checked! As of January 2017, bills are pending in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
Old news, still worth sharing: Six record-breaking, history-making women who did get elected in November. All minorities, all Democrats, and the ones who are natural-born citizens might have the White House in their future. Keep your eyes on them.
Final note, some good news from outside the country: Finland is doing a trial of Universal Basic Income. We’ll see how it goes.