Matthew Yglesias has an insightful piece about how the protest movement is having an impact, even as it may seem that we are not making a difference.
An encouraging read. To quote Mr. Yglesias, “Not only have the resisters already markedly altered the trajectory of public policy, they have also begun to make a difference in each other’s lives and their own conceptions of themselves. And this is the greatest threat to the Trump movement.”
After we the people expressed our voices, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) pulled and “killed” his bill (HR 621), which was to sell off public lands. Victory!
Look at this impressive headline:
“How Alaskan Activists Got a Key Republican Senator to Oppose Betsy DeVos:
Unions and education activists urged Lisa Murkowski to oppose Trump’s education pick. On Tuesday, in a testament to the power of grassroots resistance, Murkowski switched.”
If you want to read the article, by John Nichols https://www.thenation.com/article/how-alaskan-activists-got-a-key-republican-senator-to-oppose-betsy-devos/
Sen. Leahy (VT) recently stated (in January 2017):
“I don’t know when I’ve ever had so many thousands of letters and emails”
1 million people marched in the Washington D.C. Women’s March and 5 million marched around the world – we are not alone and we are not in the minority