Welcome to the latest issue of Greenlining’s #ResistReport, which appears on our blog every Thursday. With so many harmful policies coming out of Washington, we hope this will help our friends and supporters plug into grassroots activities to resist these policies here in the Bay Area and around the country.
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We dedicate this week’s issue to the individuals, families, and communities torn apart by police violence and brutality. Today and every day, we know that #BlackLivesMatter.
- Urgent! Resist Trumpcare! The Senate is pushing to vote before July 4 on a bill that will destroy all the gains made in recent years on access to health care.
- Check out this Trumpcare Toolkit for info on senators to call and social media posts to resist this attack on our health care.
- Follow @IndivisibleData for state-specific statistics, data, and graphics on AHCA implications for your state! Use this info to tweet at and call members of Congress.
- If your senator is a Democrat: Use this script to demand that they slow down Senate business by withholding consent on all regular Senate business, and prepare to filibuster by amendment until and unless there are public hearings on TrumpCare. After your visits and calls, use these great social media shareables from Indivisible Data to hold your Democrats accountable and demand they #WithholdConsent. Share on Facebook | Tweet
- If your senator is a Republican: After you’ve planned your visits (see #1), make sure they hear from you that oppose TrumpCare, on both substance and process. Use this script to call them and demand that they protect our care.
- If you live in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: Visit TrumpCareTen.org and use the daily call scripts and information to email Chiefs of Staff and Health Staff.
- Resist, meet new friends and build community at a Resistance Summer cook-out near you.
- Phonebank with Bay Resistance to resist repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Wednesdays 5-8pm in SF.
- Support AB 699 and ensure all students, regardless of their documentation status, have safe K-12 educations.
- Support AB 918 and ensure all Californians, regardless of what language they speak, can have access to appropriate materials in order to vote.
- Lots more actions here, including how to resist attacks on public lands and indigenous people and ways to stand up for employment fairness for the formerly incarcerated.
- Dig into the significance of Juneteenth, especially on the heels of the murders of Philando Castile and Charleena Lyles.
- Find healing through poetry: Read “not an elegy from Mike Brown,” which resonates with the vicious pattern of Black people murdered by cops.
- Learn how student loan debt is a womxn’s rights issue, as womxn “shoulder almost two-thirds of the $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans, even though they account for just 57 percent of students enrolled in colleges and universities.” Black womxn, in particular, bear the heaviest burden of college debt.
- LGBTQ folks have had to resist for a long time. Celebrate Pride by digging into this reading list.
- Learn what prevents womxn from truly pursuing politics.
- Tease apart the whiteness of nonprofit spaces here.
- Confront anti-Blackness in Latinx culture here, and then in these 5 steps. Read why this matters to others in the Latinx community.
- Check yourself on “passive progressiveness” and read this article on Seattle Public Schools teachers organizing a “Black Lives Matter in the Seattle Public Schools” event.
- Explore this interactive map displaying the history of lynchings in the U.S., created by Google.org and the Equal Justice Initiative.
- Uplift queer and trans people of color this Pride month. Read and support, “Rest for Resistance” here.
- Support this new magazine dedicated to showcasing Asian Americans in their complexity.
BAY AREA POLITICAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS
- Celebrate Oakland at the 2017 Oakland Progressives Party and Townie Awards to celebrate folks like Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice , and the Anti Police-Terror Project. Thursday 6/22 at 5:30 p.m.
- March in the Trans March 2017 on Friday 6/23 at 12:00 p.m. in SF. Join other AAPI folks from APIENC, GABRIELA-SF, Ieumsae, and Vietunity at Trans March here.
- Revel in spoken word from queer folks of color at The Root Slam on Friday 6/23 at 7:00 p.m.
- Support the TGI Justice Project at the 12th Annual Trans March After Party at El Rio. Friday 6/23 at 7:00 p.m. in SF.
- Celebrate West Oakland Juneteenth on Saturday 6/24 at 10:00 a.m. in Emeryville.
- March and celebrate at the 47th annual SF Pride parade and festival on Saturday 6/24 and Sunday 6/25 in San Francisco. More here.
- Celebrate the end of Ramadan’s month of fasting with a special iftar at Reem’s – Saturday 6/24 at 8:00 p.m. in Oakland
- Heal with other queer and trans folks of color at a QTPOC meditation/prayer circle on Sunday 6/25 at 1:45 p.m. in Oakland
- Uplift the marginalized stories of Oaklanders today at “Oakland Shorties.” Sunday 6/25 at 3 p.m.
- Join DREAMer, AMEMSA, and other activists for The San Francisco Foundation’s event, “Not on Our Watch: How the Bay Stands United.” Monday 6/26 at 6:30 p.m. in San Francisco.
- Learn more about the importance of the salmon run and existing gaps in the current federal plan. Hosted by the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. Tuesday 6/27 at 2:00 p.m. in Sacramento.
- Join Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus for “Beyond Prisons: A Conversation,” where formerly incarcerated AAPI immigrants share their stories and perspectives. Wednesday 6/28 at 12:00 p.m. in San Francisco
- Get free legal advice for tenants at this Tenant Convention in English and Tagalog. Wednesday 6/28 at 5:30 p.m. in San Francisco.
- Build community at “Sustaining the Soul of Activism: From Self-Care to Soul-Care” on Wednesday 6/28 at 7:00 p.m. in Oakland
- Share stories, build coalitions, and learn your rights at “I Am An Immigrant” all day Thursday 6/29 and Friday 6/30 in San Francisco.
- Build community with LGBTQ folks under 25 at the day-long Know Your Rights Conference on Friday 6/30 at 11 a.m. in Oakland.
BAY AREA ARTS EVENTS
- Delve into how Theatre of the Oppressed effects social and political change at the individual and community levels. Saturday 6/24 at 1:00 p.m. in Berkeley.
- Celebrate Cuba-Haitian ancestral stories through dance at Malonga – Sunday 6/25 at 2:00 p.m. in Oakland
- Join Puerto Alegre for Frida’s birthday celebration with music, food, and art. Tuesday 6/27 at 3:00 p.m. in San Francisco.
WINS FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
- Supreme Court to Hear Gerrymandering Case: On 6/19, SCOTUS agreed to hear the famed Wisconsin gerrymandering case–a case with the potential to place limits on partisan gerrymandering, which heavily overlaps with racial gerrymandering. Gerrymandering has long been used as a tool to disempower and disenfranchise voters of color.
- Federal Judge Orders Army Corp of Engineers to Reconsider DAPL Environmental Review: Last Friday 6/16, a federal judge “ordered the US Army Corp of Engineers to reconsider its environmental review of the DAPL, which in the future might lead to halting pipeline operations.” Catch up on #NoDAPL developments here, via The Nation.
- Jay-Z Pledges to Bail Out Incarcerated Dads for Father’s Day: On Friday 6/16, Beyonce’s partner, Jay-Z, pledged to support Southerners on New Ground and Color of Change to bail out incarcerated dads–men who are disproportionately men of color. His inspiration? The Bail Out Mamas campaign last month and his new twins.
AND FINALLY, TWO THINGS TO WARM YOUR HEART
- Dr. Dre donated $10 million for Compton High School’s new performing arts center in Compton, California.
- 14-year-old, St. Paul, Minnesota resident Sunisa Lee is the first Hmong American to make the national gymnastics team — and hopefully will soon be the first Hmong American to represent the U.S. at the Olympics.
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