Good News Edition – August 11th, 2018


Hello, fellow members of The Resistance. How go your battles?

It has been another week of surreal headlines coming out of our nation’s capitol, but don’t despair! There are also Good Things happening out there in the world and even here in our own, beleaguered country.

Also … you know what’s even better than just reading  happy headlines? Making them. The midterm elections are coming up very, very soon. Voter registration deadlines are right around the corner. Fabulous, progressive candidates are busting their tails to get in the game and win it. Are you getting involved? There are so many things you can do. You can register voters, volunteer with a local campaign, or support out-of-state campaigns through groups like Swing Left and Open Progress. Check out the ATMA Facebook page and regional pages to learn more about ways you can get involved “on the ground” in your home town. I did my first canvassing stint last weekend, and while it was super hot and a little nervous at first, it felt great to get out there and make a difference. I highly recommend the experience.

So – get out there and do something. It’ll make you feel better and – hell – it might even save democracy.

Thank you!

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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:

 

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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

Title Photo Credit (umbrella): lukas.b0 Flickr via Compfight cc