Ok, folks, we just lost the vote on Scott Pruitt. It’s extraordinary to me that the Republicans continue to stand behind Trump even as he and his White House continue unraveling.
But he’s still pushing their retrograde agenda, and I guess they plan to stick with him until he’s no longer useful to them, despite the risks he poses to American democracy and, well, the whole world. Each day they stick with him they’re playing Russian roulette with all of our lives at stake.
So we need to keep pushing.
Today we’re all about the protests. I’m just going to paste in a bunch of stuff from the Resistable newsletter, the best source I know of to keep up with protests. There are a bunch this weekend, and even more on what’s been dubbed Not My President’s Day on Monday.
But before I do that: Some folks are talking about protesting Trump’s rally tomorrow in Florida. Trouble is, a lot of people think there’s something sketchy about the organizers and are urging people NOT to go. Others are worried that Trump’s private security forces could resort to violence against protesters. I don’t know who to believe here, but here’s a Twitter thread on the issue that was linked to in the Resistable newsletter. If you know more, leave it in a comment below.
And now, the PROTESTS. Subscribe to the Resistable newsletter to get these updates on protests delivered several times a week to your inbox.
**TODAY** Friday, February 17
General Strike Day (nationwide): People nationwide are joining events to observe the general strike in protest of the Muslim ban, the pipelines, global gag rules, and in support of healthcare for all. There are tons of events happening: check out this site to find one near you.
12PM PT — Rally for No Border Walls-Cancel NAFTA-Unity Between US & Mexican Workers, San Francisco, CA
10AM PT — Legal Community Strikes Back #F17 with National Lawyers Guild San Jose, CA
1PM PT — Rhode Island Legal Community Stands Against Fascism, Providence, RI
3PM ET — Immigrant Solidarity Protest against ICE Detention Center, Detroit, MI
3PM MT — Let Them Pee Protest, Salt Lake City, UT
4PM CT — STL Disability Rights Community Strikes Back, St. Louis, MO
6PM PT — Popular Assembly in Pasadena, Pasadena, CA
Saturday, February 18
10AM CT— Presidents Day Weekend March and Rally, Dallas, TX
10AM CT — President’s Day Weekend March and Rally – In support of all Immigrants and Refugees., Dallas, TX
11AM CT — No Ban No Wall Protest & March, San Antonio, TX
9AM MT — Honoring Our Grandmothers: An Indigenous Womens Gathering, Standing Rock, Oceti Oyate Camp
1PM ET — No Ban No Wall No Registry Salisbury Rally, Salisbury, MD
11AM MT — One Billion Rising – March & Rally, Denver, CO
11AM PT — Free the People Immigration March, Los Angeles, CA
10AM PT — Black Lives Matter Corner Stand, Santa Cruz, CA
1PM PT — Sanctuary for All Solidarity March, Fresno, CA
Sunday, February 19
12PM ET — Stand Up For Science, Boston, MA
12PM ET — Today, I Am A Muslim Too: A Day of Solidarity!, New York, NY
11AM CT — Silent protest for marginalized communities, Austin, TX
12PM CT — Stop the Trump Agenda, Chicago, IL
3PM ET — Down with the Trump Agenda: Rally on 1 month anniv. of Trump, Pittsburgh, PA
4:30PM ET — Stop the Trump Agenda! Protest Trump’s first month in office, Asheville, NC
Monday, February 20
Not My President’s Day events:
Salt Lake City, UT
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Kansas City, MO
Santa Barbara, CA
11AM ET — Voting Rights Rally at The Supreme Court, Washington, DC
11:30AM ET — Stand Up For Your Forests: A Rally at the Statehouse, Indianapolis, IN
7PM ET — Women’s Rally, Annapolis, MD
12PM AKST — Anchorage Stand with Planned Parenthood Rally, Anchorage, AK
KEEP IT UP, FOLKS!
And have a great weekend, insofar as that’s possible any more.