Saturday, February 25, 2017

People to watch

our revolution people

  • Jonathan Tasini, and his podcast
  • Khalid Kamau (Bernie2016 delegate, Black Lives Matter Atlanta organizer, and candidate for South Fulton city council
  • Ted Terry (Clarkston mayor and Bernie2016 PLEO delegate),
  • Sara Henderson, Common Cause GA Policy Director

Vincent Fort, candidate for Atlanta Mayor
Jon Ossof, candidate for Rep 6th District

What action did I take today?

Saturday, February 25: 

  • Started this blog to organize information, thoughts and actions
  • Subscribed to the NY Times 
  • Signed up to attend the ATL March for Healthcare this afternoon, and invited my neighbors
  • Attended said march and rally
  • Attended an Our Revolution sponsored talk with Jonathan Tasini and a panel discussion of local activists. Also learned much.
  • Attended the Atlanta Women's Chorus performance at the Druid Hills Presbyterian Church on Peachtree. Both were beautiful. Perhaps my favorite chapel in Atlanta. 

I need better news!

I despair of tv news. It has become difficult to find a station that continually broadcasts a wide array of important news items, and also actually explores important news items in depth rather than pundits babbling.

In no particular order, preferring more centrist sources. These are the news sources that I am going to be exploring over time.
  • The Hill
  • The New York Times
  • NPR
  • The Guardian
  • The AP
  • The Washington Post
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The BBC
  • The Economist
  • The Atlantic
  • Slate
  • Vox
  • CBS
  • NBC
  • ABC
  • Fox News
  • Politifact
  • Politifact Georgia
  • AJC

Activist organizations

Indivisible is getting a lot of buzz, so I'm starting there. Using the tea party's success as a grass roots movement nurtured into a successful political force. Read the Guide.

Move On also.

Democracy for America

Georgia Alliance for Social Justice

Our Revolution

What about the Georgia democratic party? Glad I checked, because today there is a march for healthcare, going past the DNC meeting in ATL. Going!