IN SOLIDARITY WITH CONNECTICUT MUSLIMS, a counter protest against the group ACT (an extremist Islamaphobic group) is set for 10am on June 10 in Waterbury.
PRIDE IN THE PARK 2017 is Fairfield County’s LGBTQ Pride festival and is open to all. Matthews Park, 325 West Ave, Norwalk, June 10 12-8 pm. Pride in the Park is a family-friendly Pride festival that brings you internationally-known entertainers and local performers. Admission is free, rain or shine.
Sunday, June 11, 12-6
Please stop by the Redding DTC Tent
YOU ARE INVITED!! A fundraiser for Senator Chris Murphy in support of his 2018 re-election campaign is set for Saturday, June 17, 11-1pm:
STATE REPRESENTATIVE WILL DUFF, R-Bethel, represents a section of Redding as well as Danbury, Newtown, and all of Bethel. He has yet to apologize for his careless and offensive Facebook post this week disparaging liberals, which is shown below. He won his seat with a mere 200 votes, so electing someone in 2018 who will respectfully serve all of us in Hartford should remain a priority. Be sure to tell him how you feel about his divisive rhetoric by contacting his office at 860-240-8700 or William.Duff@housegop.ct.gov
— or speak to him at the Legislative Update Session next week at the Mark Twain Library, details below.
AMY SISKIND: Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you. Amy Siskind, President & Co-founder of The New Agenda, took it upon herself to make weekly lists after Trump’s inauguration to better understand the volume of change that we’re already starting to normalize: patterns of kleptocracy, testing of new boundaries, and Russia, have arisen as particular themes that ebb and flow each week. You can now view each weekly list here on Medium: https://medium.com/@Amy_Siskind
Here are some organizations dedicated to organizing and electing Democrats, and to helping you to stay informed.
Connect with them by email or social media:
To stay in the know on the national Democratic Party, get on DEMLIST, a daily email list that informs on what’s happening in Congress, President’s cabinet picks, the Party leadership race and more.
CONNECTICUT DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S WOMEN’S CAUCUS (CDP’s Women’s Caucus)
Put together by former Congressional staffers, this provides good guidance on the best ways to resist the Trump agenda and make Congress listen.
NATIONAL RESISTANCE CALENDAR
Want to find out what the resistance movement is doing nationally?
WTF Just Happened Today?
It is all coming fast and furious, right? This site lists daily newsworthy items out of Washington.
Some really great PODCASTS:
CROOKED MEDIA PODCASTS: Crooked Media is a place to talk about politics that informs, entertains, and inspires action with former Obama staffers: Pod Save America, Pod Save the World, Pod Save the People, With Friends Like These, and Lovett or Leave It (which releases a new episode each Saturday).
CIVICS 101: To bone up on civics you should have learned in school…but probably didn’t. NPR’s Civics 101 Podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio is your guide to what you need to know, when it matters most.