Immigrant rights, labor, civil rights and many other organizations are preparing to mobilize on May 1, International Workers Day, to protest the Trump agenda. One of the most active organizations is Milwaukee-based Voces de la Frontera.
Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 24, 2017. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)
These clowns own the whole federal government from soup to nuts, and their response to laying hold of such a rare prize has been to light their own neckties on fire every time they get near the furnace. By 2018, most GOP House members will probably vote against themselves, just so they can flee the town and the next two years.
Many in the United States today like to believe that Trump is an aberration from American values, but an honest reading of US history tells a different tale. Trump and his supporters have given us a look behind the curtain of civility and color blindness that tried to mask the systemic and ongoing wrongs of centuries of ingrained racism.
The sharing of strategies is a first step in recognizing that these two movements -- both reinvigorated by Trump's election -- should be explicitly joined: The push for women's rights must also be for sanctuary. If we don't think about them together, we risk inadequately addressing important forms of discrimination and exclusion.