Thank you to everyone who joined our General Meeting last week!
Keep September 12th (1-3:00 pm) on your calendar!
It’s our WFCDC GET-OUT-THE-VOTE EVENT with Candidates and Fun!
Donate to the book bag drive here. Gracias!
WE have the opportunity to choose DECENCY in November. A must-read story about our Presidential Candidate Joe Biden.
Not our normal content, but here are 3 things going on in the world that aren’t getting a huge amount of media coverage:
- Yemen is suffering the worst humanitarian crisis the world has seen in last 100 years. They’re currently facing an epidemic (cholera), famine, and war — all of which are being exacerbated by COVID-19. 80% of the population (over 24 million people) need urgent humanitarian aid & protection, from healthcare to food security
- Deforestation in the amazon is up 55% in 2020 compared to 2019, & Brazil’s President Bolsonaro has been defunding environmental protection agencies (which sounds like a certain other president…)
- There’s a “rolling emergency” of locus swarms Africa & Pakistan causing widespread devastation (in case anyone was actually doing a biblical bingo for 2020)
Enjoy: for any fans of Parks and Recreation who miss the show. “Floridians angrily claiming masks are the work of the devil because ‘they want to throw God’s wonderful breathing system out the door”
“ALL LIVES MATTER” MISSES. Here is an opinion piece that explains why that phrase misses the big picture.
HEAT IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. Imagine 100-degree temperatures. It seems to be happening in places within the arctic Circle and it is record-breaking. Read about it here.
WHAT IF HE LOSES AND STAYS? That is the question about trump addressed in this well-written commentary.
GREAT DEPRESSION ALL OVER AGAIN. The business reporter for this article says trump is doing the very things that took us into the Great Depression.
POT PROGRESS. Per this article, more states could legalize cannabis in 2021.
DENIAL. It’s not just a river in Egypt. It is a tool used by so many to deny scientific evidence in things like climate change and how to respond to COVID-19. Read about the psychology of denial here.
TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH. That is the title of Mary L. Trump’s new tell-all book. I bet it is going to be a fun read! Speaking of reading, read more about it here.
ORGANIZING & DANGEROUS. How to white supremacists organize? This article gives you good and disturbing information on it.
WHO MASKS? Gee, it seems almost red state vs. blue state, but they cut by regions instead of states. See what areas of the country are good about wearing masks at this site.
TOP VP PICKS. This article reports inside information as to who is likely to be the current top contenders for Biden’s VP choice.
DESPERATE AND DANGEROUS. That is how trump is described in this article. Read to understand the ramifications for the November election and you.
HE HAS NO PLAN! That’s right. When asked by Fox “News”, trump could not lay out a single thing that he has in mind for his second term, should he get it. Read more about it here.
STATEHOOD. You probably think this is about DC. Well, yes and no. It is about DC and Puerto Rico and why we, as Democrats, need to try to bring them in as states. Learn more here.
SAYS ONE THING, DOES ANOTHER. He refuses to wear a mask in public and leads his flock to do the same, but in private, trump is doing everything he can to avoid COVID-19. Learn about the details here.
RUSSIA’S BOUNTY ON U.S. TROOPS. Yes, Russia secretly offered Afghan militants bounties on U.S. troops. Despite knowing about it since March, trump has done nothing. Learn more about it here. Thanks, Pam, for the info!
U.S. SLAVERY STILL EXISTS. This isn’t about what went on in the first half of the 19th century and earlier. It isn’t about sex trafficking. Per this article, Ohio’s constitution permits people committed for crimes to be held as slaves as punishment.
REMINGTON BANKRUPTCY. The firearms manufacturer is preparing to file for Chapter 11 protections for the second time in less than 3 years. They are also looking to sell. Learn more information about it here. Thanks, Pam, for the heads up.