This post is part of my “Compassionate Resistance” series, a regular roundup of stories of local resistance from across America. This series was inspired by and is part of Powerful Resistance, a grassroots project to counter the injustice of the current administration by promoting positive stories of justice and compassion.
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- A Charlotte Church Put Up a Sign About Its Muslim Neighbors. The Neighbors Spoke Back (Charlotte Observer): “This is a story about the power of words, but it’s also about something more powerful. It’s about gestures.”
- Act of Solidarity, Compassion: Volunteers Visit ICE Detainees at Eloy Facility (Cronkite News): “Welcome to one of the country’s most controversial detention facilities where young immigration advocates make time to visit men and women they have never met before.”
- Refugee Resettlement Agencies Get State Funding (WBFO): “We know that refugees are not a threat. We know that refugees help grow our communities across New York state.”
- Nate Silver Has a Message for Republicans Running Next Year: Worry. Big-Time. (New Civil Rights Movement): “On his FiveThirtyEight website early Wednesday morning Silver described the political environment as ‘Cloudy with a chance of landslide. An anti-Trump/GOP landslide, that is.'”
- The Kansas Democrat Who Nearly Pulled Off the Impossible Has Some Advice for His Party (Think Progress): “I think ultraconservative Republicans anywhere in the United States need to be scared right now because we have shown that a motivated base and a well-run campaign can win.”
- Religious, Civil Rights Leaders Form Local ‘Social Justice Ministry’ (Marietta Daily Journal): “…The Social Justice Ministry will seek ‘to educate and mobilize residents, churches and others to help tackle social ills,’ like homelessness, discrimination and criminal justice reform.”
- Dear Resistance, From One Exhausted Yet Persistent Woman (Shareblue): “Just as the threat is global, so is the resistance. And the resistance is working.”
- Longtime Immigrant Activist Continuing Her Work (Go Skagit): “It’s a critical time to educate the immigrant and the undocumented about their rights and how to prepare.”
- Every School a Sanctuary (Urban Milwaukee): “Having to put yourself in a position where you are vulnerable is a huge step. For a lot of them, it was the first time sharing their stories or their parents’ stories.”
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Michael Thaddeus Doyle
I'm a NYC-native, Latino, Jew-by-choice, hardcore WDW fan in Chicago with an Irish last name. I believe in social justice, big cities, and public transit. I do nonprofit development. I've written this blog since 2005. Believe in the world you want to live in.