Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In The News

I have tried to keep politics to a minimum on my social media accounts, particularly Facebook, because of the heated "debates" that can ensue. That said, I can't keep quiet anymore about these important issues. If you don't like or agree with what I'm posting, please say something maturely and respectfully, or simply scroll on by.

Just in the last FIVE DAYS, in addition to the obvious inauguration and Women's March on Washington, we've heard in no particular order that:

1. Congress has devalued public lands, which means they're transferring ownership to states making it easier for public lands (i.e. National Forests, wildlife refuges, etc.) to be developed. More info at Business Insider,

2. The "Personhood" bill is being pushed through Congress, which essentially makes abortion illegal in addition to "many forms of contraception, in vitro fertilization, and health care for pregnant people." This is a new version of a bill that has failed to pass every time it's been pushed through the system in the last 20 years (kindly correct me on the timeline if i'm wrong). Call your congressman/woman and state reps to let them know it should never pass!! More info at Rewire ( and Romper (

3. Trump's administration has essentially ordered a media blackout of the EPA and USDA. Of all the organizations that should be transparent, they are at the top of the list for obvious reasons. Sources: pretty much anywhere you look. It's all over the news, which is ironic.
These 3 things alone (and nowhere near a comprehensive list) are more than a little overwhelming and scary to say the least.

Then of course there are the executive orders on the ACA (aka Obamacare), and infrastructure projects (ahem, the Dakota Access pipeline and Keystone XL pipeline among others). And more to come!

I for one am not happy about any of these situations and will be doing more research on how I can be more active. As a fellow American citizen, I ask that you do the same!

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