The Village News & Views July 19, 2017
Wednesday Get Over the Hump Free for All
Greetings, Village Meese. It’s Day 181 of the Resistance and time for another Get Over the Hump post and discussion thread.
On July 19, 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention convened. Heralded as the first American women’s rights convention, the two day event was held in the Wesleyan Chapel External in Seneca Falls, New York. The convention had been advertised on July 11, 1848 in the Seneca County Courier. Despite the minimal amount of publicity , there were an estimated 300 attendees at the inaugural meeting.
I’m going to leave the discussion of history to those better suited to it, but I didn’t want to ignore this particular event, since our Village began as a support system for those who were determined to elect our country’s first woman to the office of President.
This campaign boasted many firsts, including the first female nominee by a major party. Also, the first woman Presidential nominee to win the popular vote.
While we are bombarded daily now with revelations and implications suggesting that without interference from foreign actors and cooperation or collusion by the opposing campaign, we might have seen a different outcome, we continue to redouble our efforts in the spirit of our candidate, to Resist the tainted GOP and Trump agenda to the best of our abilities.
Women power this Resistance, aided and abetted by our male allies who love and seek justice for all human beings.
You may have already seen it but just in case, I wanted to make sure it was brought to your notice…
Ida B. Wells-Barnett fought to make black lives matter on DK by Denise Oliver Velez
OurBodiesOurselves.org… Science Says Period Brains Aren’t A Thing: Women Are Not Surprised
Twitter Warrior and Clear Thinker Marcus H. Johnson — Why isn’t voter suppression considered political corruption?
And now for something completely different…
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 16, 2017
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 15, 2017
MAJOR CREW VICTORY: as part of our lawsuit, the gov't has to turn over Mar-a-Lago visitor records by Sept. 8th. We'll be making them public.
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) July 17, 2017
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 18, 2017
I love that 3 intelligent Republican women killed a bill 14 Republican men drafted in-secret.
— Michael Phillips (@wholeexpanse) July 18, 2017
After McConnell initially shut women out of healthcare talks, there's something poetic about women Senators scuttling his latest repeal plan
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 18, 2017
Top Republican: "[Trump] was playing with a firetruck & trying on a cowboy hat as the bill was collapsing, and he had no clue" (@jeffzeleny)
— David Wright (@DavidWright_7) July 18, 2017
— The Leadership Conference (@civilrightsorg) July 18, 2017
Former and forever Villager Starbucksgirl51:
— KMG365 ☕ 🥀 🐝 (@starbucksgirl51) July 18, 2017
Every call you made, every protest you attended, every story you told — it all mattered. Never give up, and never stop speaking out.
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) July 18, 2017
Remember when the alt left said that resistance didn't work? Remember "beyond resistance?" Forget those guys. Resistance works. Big time.
— Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) July 18, 2017
Now I’m going to let the Pointer Sisters sing you into your day… Have an excellent one, Sistas and Brothers.
Thank you for your patience. Love and peace, Village! Enjoy your Wednesday gathering.
We are #StrongerTogether
We are #TheResistance and #WePersist