RESISTANCE WATCH--On Saturday, March 24, an estimated 200,000 plus people attended the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC and throughout the country in rallies and marches coordinated in conjunction with Everytown for Gun Safety. According to Mayor Garcetti, 55,000 participated in downtown Los Angeles. Since the fatal shootings in Parkland, Florida last month, Emma González, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Alex Wind, and Jaclyn Corin from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have become key leaders in a national discussion of gun regulation, as well as in youth activism. The weekend’s marches across the country are a testament to the power these students have to stimulate involvement among their peers.
RESISTANCE WATCH--Less than a week after a gunman killed 14 students and three staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, survivors of the shooting have mobilized to launch the #NeverAgain movement, and the March for Our Lives, a nationwide protest on March 24 to protest gun violence.
RESISTANCE WATCH--President Donald Trump, whose domestic travels have focused on deep-red areas of support and his own resorts, is gearing up for his first presidential visit to California, the front lines of the anti-Trump resistance.
RESISTANCE WATCH--This International Women’s Day comes five months after the revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s long campaign of misogynist punishments of women first broke, and with them more things broke. Excuses broke. Silence was broken.
RESISTANCE WATCH-In a meeting about school safety and guns, President Donald Trump pivoted to some favorite targets: California and immigration. He said he might remove immigration and border officers from the Golden State and predicted that the result would be “a crime mess like you’ve never seen,” CNN and other news outlets reported today.