In the midst of all the gloom and outrage

Robert Reich offers some optimism (and a way to make a difference for those of us in the US):

Every time I post about another outrage perpetrated by Trump and his enablers, several of you ask “What can I do?” The answer is to do what hundreds of thousands are already doing – join with others in Indivisible groups to “kick the bums out,” as the old saying goes.

It’s working. Yesterday, one of the most right-wing members of Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA 49), announced he will not seek reelection. Issa is the second California Republican to retire this week. He joins a growing list of GOP House retirements.

One reason for Issa’s – and the other GOP retirements – is the work of Indivisible groups. Indivisible groups in San Diego showed up to Issa’s office 49 weeks in a row with an average of 370 constituents each week, to let him know what an awful job he was doing and how strong the opposition wold be to his reelection. (Yesterday, Indivisible San Diego and other groups from their district held a retirement party for Issa.)

A wave of Republican retirements will help take the big, blue wave across America on Election Day, November 6, 2018, replacing people who don’t represent what’s best about America with those who do – diverse, progressive, local leaders.

So, in the midst of all the gloom and outrage, please know that America is rallying – and please get back to work to take back the House and hopefully the Senate as well. Get involved with your local Indivisible group, register to vote, and read up on how we’ll hold our MoCs accountable for their vote on the #TrumpTaxScam.

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