Let's Be Happy Today

Saturday, March 25


Yesterday, Speaker Ryan and the Republican President pulled their healthcare bill, because it couldn't get enough votes to pass.

The President claimed it was Democratic opposition which sunk the bill, and while that's not completely true, let's accept the win here and be happy about the success of our effort to oppose bad legislation.

There is plenty of work to do going forward, on all fronts, but for today, let's take a moment and just be happy that we managed to stop this one.

If you are looking for something good to do, you can use a postcard or a letter to thank the following individuals for their recent actions (list from Jen Hofmann's Weekly Checklist for Americans of Conscience):

Thank Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand (D-NY) for speaking out against dangerous firearm accessories.
Leo W. O’Brien Federal Office Building, 11A Clinton Avenue, Room 821, Albany, NY 12207

Thank Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), for his new No Hate Act and sending a message that hate and discrimination are un-American.
90 State House Square, 10th Floor, Hartford, CT 06103

Thank Derrick Watson, the judge who blocked the second Muslim travel ban, for his good judgment and courage.
Hon. Derrick Watson,United States District Court, District of Hawaii, 300 Ala Moana Blvd C-338, Honolulu, HI 96850

Thank Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, for his courage and integrity in explaining to 45 the role of immigrants in America.
PM Enda Kenny, Department of the Taoiseach, Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, D02 R583, IRELAND
(Use $1.15 in US stamps or an international stamp.)

Thank Kristina DunzGerman reporter, for showing American media how to hold 45 accountable with honest questions.
Kristina Dunz, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Mittelweg 38, D - 20148 Hamburg, GERMANY
Use $1.15 in US stamps or an international stamp.)