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Fighting Back: “We must keep fighting to protect the sacred right to vote.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) declaring that an attack on our right to vote is an attack on our democracy and advocating for passing H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020. (Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence of Michigan discusses the lasting legacy of women’s suffrage and the urgent need to continue the fight against voter suppression efforts that undermine our democracy and disproportionally impact communities of color.) Seventy years later, women were still denied the right to vote. But women of that time did not wait for change; they demanded it. For generations, they marched, picketed, protested and mobilized in the face of overwhelming challenges and adversity, to be heard as a full and equal citizen in our democracy. Decades of hard work, passion and dedication resulted in the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Women of color, particularly black women,…

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Fighting Back: “What Republicans are proposing is heartless.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon decrying the heartless policies proposed by Senate Republicans as millions will soon face eviction, hunger, and an inability to get health care. (With enhanced unemployment benefits set to expire Friday and after months of Republican inaction, Senator Wyden (D-OR) delivers…

Fighting Back: “We believe that Americans should decide American elections.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. Adam Schiff of California regarding the very real threat of foreign influence in the 2020 election as Russians once again pick Donald Trump as their preferred candidate. (Chairman Adam Schiff discussed the ongoing threat of foreign interference in our elections and the proactive measures…

Fighting Back: “Our minds, souls, and hearts cannot rest until freedom and justice exist for all the people.”

    No one in the Democratic Party knew more about Fighting Back than John Lewis. He will be sorely missed. President Barack Obama on the passing of John Lewis: America is a constant work in progress. What gives each new generation purpose is to take up the unfinished work of the last and carry…

Fighting Back: “Democrats are not backing down from the fight against systemic racism.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congressman Donald McEachin discussing the urgent need to pass legislation to fight systemic racism. (Congressman Donald McEachin discussed the urgent need to pass House Democrats’ George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to fight systemic racism and the vital role of environmental justice in protecting disproportionately…

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Anthony Kennedy is a terrible human being.

As a public service, here is a running list of some of the articles related to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Kennedy made it clear from his votes in the last session that he wants to make sure that his seat is filled with a reliable Republican (which means while Mitch McConnell’s Republican Party still has control of the United States Senate.) For that – and for the obvious fact that he is doing this simply so that he will still be invited to the best Washington cocktail parties – he deserves our scorn.

#WeCanFixThis. Get out the vote and get out *and* vote!

Call the Whaaambulance!

Call the Whaaambulance! Harvard Republicans refuse to endorse Trump.

Here, I will save you having to click on that link:

“What happened to our beautiful party … the one built on the Southern Strategy, whistled to in Philadelphia MS, powered by the hateful racist rhetoric of Lee Atwater, and dedicated to crushing the poor, women, people of color, and the elderly??? We must reclaim it from the racist misogynist so that we can get back to the noble task of granny-killing, poor-starving, and sick-kicking Ryanism!”

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Summer Sunning!

Today marks the Summer Solstice. Astronomically, it looks like this: The Summer Solstice occurs exactly when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′. The seasonal significance of the Summer Solstice is in the reversal of the gradual shortening of nights and lengthening of days. That will…

April Showers are Bringing May Flowers!

At Winter Solstice, the light begins to return – gradually, the memory of the long nights fades until the light and dark are equal on Spring Equinox. From that point on,  the light returns more rapidly and on May 1st we arrive at the midpoint between equinox and Summer Solstice. Today, my sunrise will occur…

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Lost Love, Forgotten Spring

“But, mom–” Laurie Russell stared at her mother in dismay. “Didn’t we make a bargain on your birthday last month that if I gave you the cellphone of your dreams, you would do a huge chore for me sometime?” Patricia Russell spoke calmly, but her tone held that “you-can’t-argue-with-this-statement” quality that Laurie knew all too…

Wolves Don’t Fly

  Her looks were unusual: was she really who she seemed to be? The wind was high that gray December afternoon as we passengers stood obediently in line to board the jet from Dulles Airport to Seattle. Looking out the windows next to the jetway entrance I could see the wind blowing a man’s hat…

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Fighting Back: “We must keep fighting to protect the sacred right to vote.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) declaring that an attack on our right to vote is an attack on our democracy and advocating for passing H.R. 4, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020. (Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence of Michigan discusses the lasting legacy of women’s suffrage…

Fighting Back: “What Republicans are proposing is heartless.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon decrying the heartless policies proposed by Senate Republicans as millions will soon face eviction, hunger, and an inability to get health care. (With enhanced unemployment benefits set to expire Friday and after months of Republican inaction, Senator Wyden (D-OR) delivers…

Fighting Back: “We believe that Americans should decide American elections.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Rep. Adam Schiff of California regarding the very real threat of foreign influence in the 2020 election as Russians once again pick Donald Trump as their preferred candidate. (Chairman Adam Schiff discussed the ongoing threat of foreign interference in our elections and the proactive measures…

Fighting Back: “Our minds, souls, and hearts cannot rest until freedom and justice exist for all the people.”

    No one in the Democratic Party knew more about Fighting Back than John Lewis. He will be sorely missed. President Barack Obama on the passing of John Lewis: America is a constant work in progress. What gives each new generation purpose is to take up the unfinished work of the last and carry…

Fighting Back: “Democrats are not backing down from the fight against systemic racism.”

    The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congressman Donald McEachin discussing the urgent need to pass legislation to fight systemic racism. (Congressman Donald McEachin discussed the urgent need to pass House Democrats’ George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to fight systemic racism and the vital role of environmental justice in protecting disproportionately…

Fighting Back: “Democrats will continue to protect your access to affordable health care.”

    Last week House Democrats unveiled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act, #ForThePeople legislation to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs. It will be brought to a vote on Monday. (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), along with freshmen and veteran lawmakers, unveiled a new proposal to lower the…

Fighting Back: “Democrats believe that the halls of Congress should reflect our highest ideals as Americans.”

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the removal of portraits of the former House Speakers who were members of the Confederacy stating “there is no room in the hallowed halls of Congress or in any place of honor for memorializing men who embody the violent bigotry and grotesque racism of the Confederacy.” There is…