This week we published a lot of the-opposite-of-uplifting stories. Not that they were depressing but let’s just say, our country has some serious issues. There’s the so-insane-you-want-to-laugh-but-it’s-real recount in Arizona led by QAnon Cyber Ninjas; the new anti-voter law in Florida that the mini-Trump governor signed into existence only on Fox News (does that mean it doesn’t apply to non-Fox viewers?); and the grand tour from Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene, fondly known as “America First,” which was a slogan used by American Nazi sympathizers in the 1930s.
And at DemCast, our writers also were pointing out a few things on our collective plate. Claiborne Yarbrough reminded us of all the work that still needs to be done on immigration. Emily Hirtle broke down why housing inequity is a social justice issue. Regular contributor David Weissman took on sexual predators roaming free on Twitter because Jack Dorsey won’t. Sam Ray had so much to say about Trump and his cult of personality that we turned his words into a two-parter. Another frequent contributor, Hank Cetola, dived into his own white privilege. Only one writer, DemCast’s own Patty Hoyt, shone a glimmer of the light at the end of the tunnel with her article on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act Votercade.
And yet… Despite all this news, at DemCast we are ever hopeful and we chose to end the week with a celebration of the role models for a new generation of girls by Julie Frontera. And in person, we hope you all attended a John Lewis National Day of Action near you and keep on showing up. Because the world won’t change without all of us getting into a bit of good trouble.
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