Good News Edition – July 1st

Happy weekend and happy Fourth of July!

It’s been another crazy week, but the best good news we have is that the Resistance succeeded in delaying a vote on the GOP’s awful “healthcare” bill (*cough* tax break for the super wealthy *cough*). But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. This battle isn’t over and the GOP won’t roll over that easily. There is still more work to do, and we’ll be recapping our healthcare calls to action early next week.

In the meantime, we hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend and that you are able to get out and celebrate Independence Day in whatever way feels most authentic to you. Looks like we’ll have mostly good weather around our neck of the woods, so we anticipate folks will be hosting all kinds of beach, boating, and backyard barbecue events. Hooray for all the pleasures of summer – large and small. Here’s to favorite seasonal recipes, sparklers, and running through the sprinkler. Here’s to fireworks, American flags, and Sousa marches. Here’s to families, friends, and whole communities coming together to wish this country a very happy birthday.

And, in that celebratory spirit, here are a few good news headlines from the week. Enjoy & we’ll see you after the holiday!


In local good news:


Planet Earth:



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


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


We’re also hearing some promising news on the Russia investigation front:


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



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


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
“Russia Sickle”: AK Rockefeller Flickr via Compfight cc
“Snark Kitty”: Gratisography
“Bluebird”: NigelJE Flickr via Compfight cc