Helpful Resources in a Time of Uncertainty #82

Coronavirus & the Pandemic Response

How To Prep Your Home For The Holidays During COVID-19

A helpful guide for families who are planning to come together physically during the holidays:

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Should I Hold Thanksgiving During Covid?

A great detailed article on whether or not you and your family should be celebrating Thanksgiving/holidays this year, and what precautions you can take if you decide to go ahead.

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A Powerful Must-See Documentary About the History of Covid-19 Response in the United States

I’ve lived through all of this, but seeing it all in one place was breathtaking. And almost unbelievable if it hadn’t happened. Highly recommended. Streaming on Hulu.

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Racial Justice & Educational Resources

A Short Cartoon Primer on Defunding the Police

Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America episode

A new podcast about the history of racism in the United States.

Introducing Who We Are

I thought you’d like this episode of Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America that I listened to on Stitcher Radio.

Here’s what it’s about:

If America was built on a white supremacist foundation, what does that mean for our lives today? Join journalist Carvell Wallace and ACLU Deputy Director Jeffery Robinson for an exploration of how white supremacy became the law of the land. This is Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America.

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Election

Organizing to Protect the Results of the 2020 Election

Building a coalition of voters ready to mobilize if Donald Trump refuses to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“Throughout American history, when a president has lost re-election, he has always stepped down willingly. Accepting the will of the people, and allowing a peaceful transition of power, is a hallmark of American democracy.

But today, Trump routinely ignores democratic norms and continues to chip away at democratic institutions. In 2016, Trump repeatedly threatened not to accept the election results, and Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen has warned Congress that “given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, there will never be a peaceful transition of power.” Most recently, Trump even threatened to “deploy the United States military” against the American people to quash peaceful protests. There is no line he won’t cross.

With COVID-19 poised to wreak havoc for months to come, the threat to our democracy is particularly acute. As Congress works to expand mail-in voting and in-person early voting, we must prevent Trump from using this moment to sow discord, confusion, and doubt on the November election results.

We cannot ignore the threat that Trump poses to our democracy and a peaceful transition. We will stand together to ensure that if Trump loses the 2020 presidential election he will not throw our country into a constitutional crisis. We will honor the valid results of the 2020 election, ensure that every vote is counted, and show up to demand that the losing candidate put their ego aside and concede for the good of our country.”

See also https://protecttheresults.com/protect-the-results-expands-to-80-groups-as-coalition-prepares-to-mobilize-should-trump-contest-election/

And https://protecttheresults.com/210-count-every-vote-post-election-actions-planned/

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Miscellaneous

WATCH THIS TODAY:

What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schrecks (Amazon Prime)

If you haven’t seen this amazing performance, watch this funny, poignant, profound one-woman show about the US Constitution. It’s the perfect antidote to today’s confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett. It’s brilliant. On Amazon Prime.

Other great things to watch:

  • My Octopus Teacher (Netflix) Guaranteed to lower your blood pressure and make you feel good.
  • The Way I See It Pete Sousa’s photography of the White House) A beautiful picture of decency in the White House.
  • Totally Under Control Documentary about the coronavirus in the United States and the failure to effectively respond. We all lived through all of this, but seeing it all in one place was powerful.

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