TakeAction Digest: This Week in Action

TakeAction Minnesota Weekly Wrap  

Today marks the 100th day of the BelieveResist campaign. 100 days of resistance against Trump’s first 100 days in office. 100 days of believing in a more just and equitable world, no matter what. The fight isn’t over. For the next month you won’t be getting our weekly digest, but don’t worry! We’ll be back shortley with a new iteration of it. Stay tuned. 

In the meantime, here’s what we’ve been reading this week.

1. Media Jui-Jitsu

When newscasters talk Russia, Trump takes to Twitter.  In real time.  And is instantly debunked. This reverse trolling social media / media jui-jitsu is brought to you by National Public Radio.  

2. WINNING in the red state of Arizona

Check-out the Huffington post video featuring co-founder and Director of Mijente, Marisa Franco, where she shares advice on organizing and winning on the right’s terrain. She helped unseat the infamous Sheriff Jeff Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona by organizing, “The people, the very people that he was attacking and persecuting, were the very people who stood up, and took him on, and took him out.” Arpaio was a vocal supporter of Trump since day one of his campaign. 

Don’t know about the racial profiling and corruption of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Read this. 

3. A “dangerous idea” whose time has come

Environmental justice has the potential to transform the economy of the United States and diminish our reliance on fossil fuels, but for many powerful people who’ve made billions from this industry, this idea is a huge threat. Learn more about the origins of environmental justice, and how this perceived “dangerous idea” is the only true solution to a future that is equitable for all of us.  

4. Troll logic: The Birth of the Alt Right

A fascinating, in-depth take on this rising, highly visible movementment. Read it all here.

5. Preemption is the most dangerous bill no one has heard of

Workers are fighting and winning in progressive cities across the country. Local governments are passing policies like paid sick leave and a higher minimum wage. Now, big business  –  including Minnesota companies  – want Congress to block workers’ rights. Read it here.

That’s a wrap. Send us what you’re reading.

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