A lot of the movement in politics is connected to public perception. With that being the case, the GOP is in a lot of trouble after photos were shared of protestors of their healthcare bill, many of whom were disabled, being arrested at the Capitol. 43 people were arrested in total, according to the Daily Beast.
It may be time for Vice President Mike Pence to stop showing up where he isn’t wanted. If being called out by the cast of Hamilton was bad enough, he recently joined the ranks of politicians being booed and ignored while delivering commencements for college graduates.
While Pence was delivering the commencement at the University of Notre Dame and receiving an honorary degree, dozens of graduates stood up and walked out of the ceremony.
I write for The Black Youth Project blog about twice a week. I love news media and think a free and fair press is essential to holding centers of power accountable. But it seems like, as of late, the only center of power dominating the press cycle is dumpster fire of a president Donald Trump.
Now, I have covered Trump. Extensively. And I believe it is my job as a political writer, particularly someone with the perspective of political science, to highlight the injustices and incompetence of the Trump administration.
The Trump Administration has inspired yet another nationwide protest.
In response to a series of policies targeting and threats against immigrants in the United States, protestors across the country are closing their businesses and not going into work for an event called “Day Without Immigrants.”
Protests have been sparked over multiple days in Paris and surrounding towns after a Black man was arrested, beaten and raped by four police officers.
Update 11:45 p.m.: In response to the protests, President Donald Trump has threatened UC Berkeley in the best way he knows how to – with tweets.
If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
The hypocrisy of the above statement isn’t lost on anyone willing to spend more than a couple seconds with the concept of free speech. State politicians, such as Rep. Barbara Lee (D) spoke out against the president’s attempts to intimidate an institution.
“President Donald Trump cannot bully our university into silence. Simply put, President Trump’s empty threat to cut funding from UC Berkeley is an abuse of power,” she said in the statement.
“As a senior member of the education funding subcommittee, I will continue to stand up to President Trump’s overreach and defend the rights of our students and faculty.”
Earlier: More than 1,500 protestors gathered at the University of California’s Berkeley campus to protest a scheduled appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos, a known conservative whose build a reputation based on hate speech and bullying.
It has only been 9 days since President Obama left office and a new administration took over in his place. Since then, Trump has signed a number of executive orders including but not limited to: an order starting the process to create a wall on the US-Mexico border, an order seeking the “prompt repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” and, probably the most egregious, an order banning people from 7-countries and Syrian refugees from entering the United States.
While this has been disheartening and anxiety-inducing, this is not the time for inaction. It is in times like these that we must mobilize in resistance against the institutions and actors who seek to oppress the most marginalized among us and deny basic civil rights to those in need.
Here are five ways you can do something right now to fight back against the tyrannical policies coming from the White House:
Today is a big day for most if not all of us.
As Donald Trump takes the oath of office today, protesters, organizers, and advocates are ready to meet his dismal cabinet nominees and nationalist, sexist policies on their own terms: through direct actions, with several petitions, and every other possible way there is to take a stand.
High school students in Jacksonville, Fla. staged a sit-in earlier this week as a form of protest to demand that African-American history be made a full-year course.
Hillary Clinton won young voters with 55 percent of the vote compared to Donald Trump’s 37 percent. As one could imagine, this means a lot of young people are pissed about how the election turned out. But these numbers don’t include people who couldn’t vote because they were under the age of 18, such as high school students across the country. They’re making their voices heard in other ways.