Reading and Marching
With the release of the new exposé, “Fire and Fury Inside the Trump White House,” Trump has once again shown he has the mentality of an elementary schooler– his tweets are those of an unstable person. But while Trump throws a temper tantrum via tweet, progressives are pulling together in Fire and Fury book clubs and are ready to hit the streets again for the anniversary of the Women’s March.
The official Women’s March will happen in Las Vegas on January 21st but there will be sister marches around the world. This year’s theme for the Women’s March in Las Vegas is #PowertothePolls. The theme emphasizes the fact that we have the potential to take back our government in elections this year. The Las Vegas march will kick off the Women’s March’s campaign of voter registration.
For those who can’t make it to Las Vegas, check here to find a sister march near you!
The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality provisions put in place under the Obama administration. But what is net neutrality? Net Neutrality is the basic principle that prohibits internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from speeding up, slowing down or blocking any content, applications or websites you want to use. Net Neutrality is the way that the internet has always worked. Basically, in ensures that everyone gets equal information. This may mean that “fake news” is treated equally with real news; but it also means that no one is influencing what news you can access.
Because this was a decision made by an agency, it means it will first have to be published in the Federal Register before being implemented. After publication, the promised lawsuits will begin. Numerous corporations and states have all threatened to sue the FCC to safeguard net neutrality. In addition, Congress has the right to review any actions taken by an agency. Democrats in Congress are currently planning to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution which would overturn the FCC repeal. It only needs a simple majority of Congress to pass.
And lastly, Net Neutrality will be a major issue in the 2018 midterm elections. Progressives are ready to hold their elected representatives accountable!
This week Mueller recalled at least one of the players in the infamous Russian meeting at Trump Tower for further questioning. Theorists are positing that Mueller is looking at obstruction of justice charges against Trump instead of treason or conspiracy. Even Steve Bannon, Trump’s former strategist, states in Fire and Fury that there is zero chance that Trump didn’t meet with the Russians. Whatever charges are brought against Trump, let’s just hope it’s sooner rather than later!
- Find a sister march and attend! Encourage your friends to attend!
- Contact your members of Congress and tell them to support Net Neutrality!
- Let your representatives know that they must do everything in their power to guarantee the integrity of the Mueller Investigation!
Ty Starks Morgan is an attorney who has worked in the foster care system for 23 years. She is the mother of two teen sons, two dogs, three cats, and a plethora of rescued foster animals.