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Women's March
* link to spreadsheet estimating total Women's March participation (Twitter.) As of now, estimate is between 3.6 and 4.5 MILLION in US.

* To my fellow white women: no one was arrested today because we showed up in numbers. This is why we need to continue to show up. (Twitter)

Activism / resources
* "So you just got home from your local Women's March. Now what?" (Twitter)

* Call the Halls: Contacting Your Representative the Smart Way - by the gal whose initial "how to call your reps" tweets went viral two months ago.

* Two sites focused on encouraging and supporting people interested in running for political office: Run for Something (young progressives) and She Should Run (women). IMO Run for Something seems to have it a lot more together, with a clear plan of action and headed by a gal who did major fundraising for Hillary Clinton, but their emphases are different, obviously. UPDATE: I've explored She Should Run more, and it looks like they have an entire series of courses for how thinking about running, what your story is, what your motivations are, how to get involved in your community in preparation to run, etc, which is pretty cool and also much lower investment and for people earlier in the process than Run for Something. So if both focuses apply to you, I think they're both worth exploring and deciding which one is a better fit for you .

* Find a local League of Women Voters - I knew this group did a ton of voter education and informed voting work, but I did not know until yesterday that their local branches hold forums and otherwise engage heavily with local issues, as opposed to just national ones. I am 100% going to be checking out some of these educational forums near me in the next while.

News / analysis
* Analysis of game Trump is playing with press. Really scary stuff. (Twitter)

* Tons of links/explanation for what Trump's inauguration day executive order is and means (Twitter)

* Sen. Tomes' protester bill met with criticism (Indiana Courier Press). This was the Indiana "clear roadways of protesters by any means necessary" bill. Sounds like it's dead in the water.

* At the Last Minute, Trump Asks Nuclear Safety Administrator to Stick Around After All (Gizmodo). WELL, GOOD.

* Rep. Cathy McMorris (R-WA) gets shouted down at MLK event by angry constituents (ThinkProgress)

* Governor Cuomo Announces Decisive Actions to Secure Access to Reproductive Health Services in New York (ny.gov)

Date: 2017-01-22 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Hey, do you mind if I share this entry?

Date: 2017-01-22 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Can I repost this on [community profile] thisfinecrew? (Or you can. If you want to share linkspam posts there on your own we'd totally welcome that)

Date: 2017-01-22 04:42 pm (UTC)
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I think so - one of the things we're trying to encourage is action, but in order to do that we need information. :) We may repost a link with a specific action call, like finding your local League of Women Voters and go into more detail about it, but the general news coverage is important too.

Date: 2017-01-22 04:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tassosss
\o/

Date: 2017-01-23 08:01 pm (UTC)
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As of now, estimate is between 3.6 and 4.5 MILLION in US.

Bloody Hell! That's amazing. Nice one!

We've been having fun over here this week - turns out our PM has been keeping news of a Trident misfire (which almost hit Florida after malfunctioning mid-flight) from reaching the public. Considering how controversial Trident is, and the temper of your newly inaugurated President, I suspect the next few weeks are going to be incredibly interesting here.

Thought you might appreciate this:
Private Eye
From the amazing Private Eye - Whose Editor is the most sued man in Britian.

I'm not sure who the outfit is meant to protect. Could go either way.

Date: 2017-01-24 09:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
To be fair, it only came to light here three days ago (and is sort of being overshadowed by the Supreme Court Brexit ruling at the moment). The cynical part of me thinks it possibly all came out now in the hope that Trump's inauguration would soften the outcry somewhat.

Theresa May is having the worst week. Can't say I'm too upset by that, Ha!

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