20,000 People Have Donated to Planned Parenthood in Mike Pence’s ‘Honor’… Pence, Indiana’s governor and a former congressman, has been criticized by some for restrictions on abortion, Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, said Tuesday.1
‘Knife fight’ as Trump builds an unconventional national security Cabinet2 (Ran out of time in my writing class yesterday or I would have pointed out that’s a metaphor and a hyperbole.) A friend in Denver cleverly commented, I saw where Trump is already treating his cabinet like the game show and firing people.
She also mentioned, last Wednesday, the day after the election, Tonight I meet with Drinking Liberally- then on Thursday, meet with Denver Pantsuit Nation. I hope that we are moved to action! So of course, I had to look up those organizations. There is a Drinking Liberally chapter in Tucson.
What is Drinking Liberally?
An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits
while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher.
Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place
to talk politics. You don’t need to be a policy expert and this isn’t a
book club – just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent
frustration and hang out in an environment where it’s not taboo to talk
Bars are democratic spaces – you talk to strangers, you share booths,
you feel the bond of common ground. Bring democratic discourse to your
local democratic space – build democracy one drink at a time…
Drinking Liberally is a project of Living Liberally, an organization which builds progressive communities through social networks and events. Living Liberally also runs Laughing Liberally, the political comedy project; Screening Liberally, a series of socially-conscious films; Eating Liberally, events with good gab and great grub; and Reading Liberally, book tours for progressive authors. Living Liberally is a New York-based LLC, led by a team in NYC and fueled by the energy of hundreds of volunteers and partners around the country.
Drinking Liberally was founded in New York City in May, 2003 by Justin Krebs and Matthew O’Neill. With the help of David Alpert, DL went national in the summer of 2004; and with the work of Katrina Baker, that network expanded to 100 chapters by September, 2005. It is still growing today.3
Pantsuit Nation, a ‘Secret’ Facebook Hub, Celebrates Clinton
Some pantsuits were white, in tribute to the dresses of the suffragists. Others were mismatched or borrowed. Many were fished out of the back of a closet, along with a memory of a long-lost job or a somber occasion.
These suits were redeployed by thousands of American women on Election Day, when taking a photo of yourself in a pantsuit and posting it to the “secret” Facebook group Pantsuit Nation became the digital equivalent of slapping an “I Voted” sticker on a lapel.
“They’re coming in at about 1,000 every few minutes,” Libby Chamberlain, the founder of the group, said of the social media posts. “We have over 20,000 posts that are waiting to be approved. We have dozens of moderators and they can’t keep up.”4
My daughter sent me that.
Sunday afternoon the TMA CAS (Contemporary Art Society) group went to the renovated Axel building5. One of our members is a photographer, and she, Cita Scott, has a gallery space there6. Love these flowers (and carrots!). She arranges them, then photographs them.
This is Crane Day, the weaver. His Ultimate Cocktail Ponchos are fabulous.7
Nicola Marshall was out of town, but I like her paintings8.