Info on Jennifer Marley’s arraignment at 8am today. Plus we report on how our two Democratic House Representatives fare on the Summer of Progress’ People’s Platform, a platform comprised of 8 key progressive bills: much room for improvement here and so.the dialog begins.
Entrada organizer charged with felony & more thoughts on Friday’s protest. Then a video in which Rev. Barber outlines how the Right has used religion and false information to convince poor whites that they are poor because of the advances of people of color. Video highlights how one white racist was changed by Barber’s message.
Yesterday’s Entrada protest resulted in police actions that were entirely unnecessary. Protesters had moved to the designated ‘free speech zone’ with a dozen still slowly moving in that direction, but then they were arrested….and remain in jail. Details on this and our Town Hall next week. Let’s get together, talk, and plan.
The world is shifting too quickly. Irma is now a Category 5 and headed toward Florida, the Mayor is not running so that race is in chaos, an Entrada protest on Friday, an update on DACA, and a change in the Town Hall on Sept 16 to allow discussion of DACA, renewables, and white supremacy.
While most Dreamers will not be vulnerable to deportation until 2020, Trump’s action will increase the environment of fear in immigrant communities, promoting racial profiling and subjecting 800,000 Dreamers to deportation, mostly after 2020.
As always on Monday a review of the week and our only action for the day, a celebration of Susan Popovich’s life. Details within.