Many have commented since 2016 and the populist thrusts of Donald Trump from the right and Bernie Sanders from the left, that the United States is more polarized than at anytime since the Civil War. That polarization led to the election of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency in 1860 and sparked the secession of eleven … Continue reading On the Survival of Democratic Governance: From Lincoln’s Time to the Present
They've moved from the front lines of the Black Lives Matter protests into the ranks of people advocating for change by voting. Kyle Daniels (KD Cutz), 31, outside of his home in Seattle on Oct. 27, 2020. Daniels is a producer and artist in Seattle.(Dorothy Edwards/Crosscut) Full article: Sowersby, Shauna. “How Seattle Protesters Went from … Continue reading How Seattle protesters went from the streets to the ballot box
We set a goal to recruit 45 new grassroots donors by next Tuesday and we’re almost halfway there. Donate just $3 today to the Democracy Defense Fund.Why are we building up this fund? Because we know that when we demonstrate a united front, we can hold the line against organized attacks on our democracy. It’s … Continue reading Western States Center Democracy Defense Fund
For Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza the global outpouring of protests and activism following the alleged murder of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody has been heartening and makes her hopeful for the future Go to full article... Berkley, Gail. “Black Lives Matter Founder Finds Hope in Global Protests over George Floyd’s Killing.” … Continue reading Black Lives Matter founder finds hope in global protests over George Floyd’s killing
My Ferndale News. “Rallies in Support of Black Lives Matter and Ferndale Police Draw Hundreds to Downtown,” August 1, 2020. https://myferndalenews.com/rallies-in-support-of-black-lives-matter-and-ferndale-police-draw-hundreds-to-downtown_105757/.
Dwyer, Colin. “C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Leader And Champion Of Nonviolent Action, Dies At 95.” NPR.org, July 17, 2020. https://www.npr.org/2020/07/17/892223763/c-t-vivian-civil-rights-leader-and-champion-of-nonviolent-action-dies-at-95.
Snell, Kelsey, Audie Cornish, and Suzanne Nuyen. “John Lewis, A Force In The Civil Rights Movement, Dead At 80 : NPR,” July 17, 2020. https://www.npr.org/2020/07/17/792579944/rep-john-lewis-a-force-in-the-civil-rights-movement-dead-at-80.
Announcement: ATG Multidisciplinary Hate Crime Advisory Working Group. (July 1, 2020). AG’s Hate Crimes Working Group releases recommendations to Legislature | Washington State. Washington State Office of the Attorney General. https://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-s-hate-crimes-working-group-releases-recommendations-legislature https://agportal-s3bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/Report%20of%20the%20Hate%20Crimes%20Advisory%20Working%20Group_0.pdf
March from Lynden High School, stopping at Lynden City Hall and Lynden Police Department. Organizers will be speaking on the Black Lives Matter movement. Please wear your masks!