Because Every Good Cause Needs Some Good News:

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.”

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/6/14473482/resistance-works-anti-trump-protests

 

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!

Full article: http://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/2/2/14479462/chaffetz-public-lands-backlash

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”

And Remember,

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

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