Good News Edition – August 4, 2018


August? For real? Those midterm elections are right around the corner. How are you engaging? I’m finding there are so many ways to participate in democracy. From the various texting campaigns for races all across the country to local, boots-on-the-ground events with candidates in our own districts. There’s always something to be done. If you’d like to get involved but aren’t sure how to hook up with a campaign or other organization that needs help, please feel free to reach out to the communities on the ATMA state and regional Facebook pages. There are so many people in all our groups who are doing amazing work, and they would be more than happy to point you in the direction of all different kinds of ways you can help: texting, phone banking, canvassing, writing postcards, writing letters to the editor, donating … heck, I’m even doing data entry for one campaign. Every little bit of effort helps AND the work you do will give you a sense of empowerment and renewed hope. Trust me.

In the meantime, here’s another boost to your sense of renewed hope: this weeks’s selection of happy headlines. Enjoy them!

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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 are a few good things happening on the social, civil, and economic equality and justice fronts: 

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We’re also hearing some promising news on the Russia/Stormy/Campaign Finance/etc. investigation:

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

 

 

Ok – we know it’s from before the 2016 election when we thought everything was going to be not only alright, but freakin’ amazing, BUT … this song should still lift your heart and rev you up for this November’s midterms. Get ready. Get involved. This is out fight song!

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For more good news, visit What Went Right (WWR) and 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
“Russia Sickle”: AK Rockefeller Flickr via Compfight cc
“Snark Kitty”: Gratisography