Good News Edition – October 7, 2017


Hello? Are you out there?

That’s what I’ve been hearing from a lot of fellow members of the resistance lately. Seems like a lot of people are feeling a little burnt out and a little disconnected. It’s understandable. We’re only—what?—ten months in, and it seems like an ever-lovin’ eternity. The punches keep coming, fast and furious, and some days it really feels like all you can do is cover your head and try to survive the blows. Some days, that’s the smartest thing you can do. But, ultimately, we also have to fight back. It’s a slow and grueling process. That’s why it’s important to take time out to acknowledge our progress and the wins—big and small—that are happening. It’s easy to lose sight of these things when you’re in the trenches; but there is good stuff going on out there.

That’s why we share these Good News headlines each week – to remind you (and us!) that no action is in vain, and that each and every call and postcard and conversation is worthwhile and part of a larger effort.

So, carry on & know that you are making a difference.

Until next week!

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In local good news:

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Planet Earth:

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There’s also some good news on the elections front.

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And here’s what’s happening on the social, civil, and economic equality and justice front: 

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And in miscellaneous, fun, and slightly snarky good news:

 

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* Hat tip to What Went Right (WWR)
Hat tip to Jen Hofmann

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Photo Credits:

“Mass State House Dome”: Photo Credit: twiga_swala Flickr via Compfight cc“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“I Voted”: standing8 Flickr via Compfight cc
“Blind Justice”: Government of Prince Edward Island Flickr via Compfight cc
“Snark Kitty”: Gratisography