As we put the final touches on the spring issue of Information Press, over half the nation had rejected the results of the 2016 election and were worried what might happen under a Trump administration. To show the force of their resolve to keep America safe, following the inauguration, The Women’s March, the largest protest in history, took place across the nation and around the world. In San Luis Obispo, 10,000 people strong came out to show their resistance to a Trump presidency.
Less than 100 days into this new administration, good laws are being reversed, a travel ban was proposed, immigration enforcement is dividing families, healthcare is being threatened and tax cuts for the rich are being proposed. Good sensible laws and choices made for equal rights and environment protection during the Obama administration have been stripped away. Our society, lifestyle, government, environment and security is under attack by an administration that appears to be out of control.
The press, our elected representatives and voters, like me, under estimated the influence of the Donald. Like most Americans, I thought common sense, laws and the constitution would stop a President from taking drastic steps to remove science from the EPA, decrease healthcare, cut meals on wheels and increase tax cuts for the wealthy.
The White House appears to have become the bunker for an administration that lacks compassion for the citizens and respect for the law. The once respected home for the President is filled with corruption. A family of thieves has taken our democracy and is using it for their own profits. Why are we paying for trips to Florida weekends and a room at Trump Tower? While the rich get richer, Americans are struggling to stay afloat.
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
America is rising. In this issue we share tools of empowerment, steps to take back your power, to end corruption and return to a nation governed by and for the people not corporations or the wealthy.
It is time for each of us to protect each other, all ages, all genders, faiths, ethnicity, and political parties – because we are under attack, we must act now.
As of our press date investigations into the Russian connection with the Trump administration are underway.What will the Senate and House investigations reveal? What kins of outside support did he have? The media continues to be under attack from the master of Fake News. STOP – it’s all a distraction from a plan to divide us, to create distrust.
We don’t have to play that game. Don’t give up or give in. One person can make a difference and millions of citizens, working together for the good of our country, and the rights of each individual will make us a stronger United States. Take responsibility, do your share… get involved.
On a personal note, I’m preparing to close the Information Press office on June 30th. In the meantime, following Earth Day, April 22nd, I’ll be taking some much needed rest. I look forward to reconnecting with you in the summer.
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