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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- Charlotte Immigrant Advocates Taking Fight to Doors of Bank of America (Charlotte Observer): “We are your customers and you make money off of us. Now you are going to be held responsible for funding the legislators who promote hatred.”
- When Hundreds of Mothers and Children Were Abandoned by ICE, San Antonio Stepped up to Help (The Progressive): “RAICES partnered with the San Antonio Mennonite Church to set up a temporary relief station for the asylum seekers, and started gathering clothing, food, and medical supplies.”
- The Trump Effect? Giving to Civil Rights, Environmental Groups Is Up in First 100 Days (Palm Beach Daily News): “Overall, contributions to human and civil rights groups surged 1,263 percent. Environmental causes experienced a 388 percent jump.”
- ‘We’re All Muslims’: How Christians, Jews, Muslims and Atheists United Against Donald Trump in Detroit (Independent): “…Working together with like-minded allies, we can strengthen our communities and work to overcome the racism and xenophobia that are ever present.”
- Fighting for Environmental Justice Is Fighting for Racial Justice (The Root): “This is why 350.org has joined ‘The Majority,’ a coalition of more than 50 organizations committed to the multi-racial, cross-movement fight for justice, freedom and the right to live fully, with dignity and respect.”
- Regional News: Pitkin Co. Commissioners Pass Pro-Immigrant Resolution (Vail Daily): “Pitkin County departments and personnel ‘shall not perform the functions of a federal immigration officer’ or use county money or facilities to enforce or assist ‘any federal program requiring registration of individuals on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or national origin.'”
- In an Era of Renewed Activism, a Look at What Social Justice Efforts Stick (The Mercer County Community College Voice): “Start with your frustration and your passion, take the things that frustrate the hell out of you, find the things you’re passionate about and try to see if you can stop [them].”
- Resistance Works. Here’s how Hundreds of Montanans Rallied to Kill a Bill (Vox): “…This time, it worked. Our public lands will remain ours for now. And that’s worth everything.”
- Interviews for Resistance: “We Are in a Massive Moment of Transition” (In These Times): “…When you think about it from a movement building perspective, the question isn’t, ‘Do I have a role?’ The question is ‘What role?'”
Categories: COMPASSIONATE RESISTANCE
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.