Cambridge / Boston Women’s March on the Cambridge Common, January 20, 2018. Photo Credit: Greg Cook || gregcookland.com
I wanted to give everyone a heads up regarding this year’s Women’s March, which will take place in cities throughout the United States. This year’s march in Boston will happen on Saturday, January 19th at the Boston Common between 10AM and 2PM and is being organized by March Forward Massachusetts.
Organizers are calling for a day of action and asking all of us to show up together in solidarity with women and their allies, in service of those who are most at risk from a hostile agenda that seeks to marginalize and divide. The 2019 March will take place on the weekend before the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, lifts up the work in the struggle for civil rights. Please consider showing your support.
2019 Boston Women’s March Volunteer Sign Up Form
Since the Federal Government (specifically the US Congress and President) cannot seem to meet their minimum responsibilities of keeping the lights on I thought I would share these “Shutdown Cocktails” offered at D.C.’s Capitol Lounge. If the shutdown is still in effect on New Year’s Eve perhaps you may want to consider serving your own party themed shutdown cocktails.FYI we are currently experiencing the third government shutdown in the Trump administration, which is amazing when you consider this has all happened while Republicans control the Executive Branch and both the US Senate and House of Representatives. #Fail
Last week the media reported that President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen was sentenced to serve three years in prison. He eventually ended up pleading guilty for lying to Congress, tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations. For those keeping count (and I am) that makes Mr. Cohen the 4th “witch” sent to prison and that does not count either Paul Manafort who will be sentenced in March 2019 or Rick Gates who also waits to be sentenced.
What I find most troubling about this investigation is that for many supporters of Trump the arrests and sentencing have have done little to change their minds. Additionally, there is a larger segment of people who I’d refer to as “bystanders”, who don’t necessarily support Trump (they may even dislike him) but they don’t feel compelled to change the status quo either. This group fascinate and confound me the most.
Despite the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller (a Republican by the way) has identified eight individuals (almost all of whom have plead guilty) and charged thirty-three individuals in illegal activity, these ‘bystanders’ don’t see a threat to our political system. The U.S. has had a democracy for a long time, and is still much admired despite our actions of late, I’d hate to think that party affiliation and political persuasion could trump those values and further erode the faith we have in our political system.
I do hope that as people start to reflect on this past year and plan for 2019, that we can all recognize (witch hunt or not), the crimes leveled against these people are serious and the fact that there are so many implicated makes it even more disturbing. I hope that rather than turning off people, this civics class playing out before our very eyes will make us stop and reflect upon what truly distinguishes America and makes it a great country.
*Source for information about convictions and crimes here.
Funny or sad? It is a combination of both feelings for me.
When you go to the polls today, be sure to vote yes on 3.
Few things frustrate me more than people who complain about the current political climate but do nothing to improve it. I wish that Americans followed politics half as close as they follow the Kardashians, but sadly that isn’t the case. It is for this reason, I believe we have a reality ‘star’ as our current President.
Tuesday, November 6th is election day in all 50 states. If you are registered but don’t know where to go or if you didn’t register but want to change that so you can vote in the next election visit: vote.org.
U.S. Olympian, Adam Rippon, explains everything you need to know about the upcoming midterm election, what’s at stake if you don’t show up at the polls on Nov. 6 and why YOUR vote matters.
ROCK THE VOTE on NOV 6TH