January Newsletter – Grassroots activism more crucial than ever!

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In this issue of Tenth News:

Be Fierce! Fight Back!

Food, Friendship, Volunteer Appreciation, and the Work Ahead

Congress Watch: Trump’s Cabinet of Plutocrats, Science-Deniers, and Foes of Government – Oh My!   

The Consequences of Ideological Purity

When You’re Done Weeping, Join Us for Some Good Laughs

Trump’s Presidency Promises to Spawn an Endless Number of “Get Used to Its!”: A Personal Perspective

What Does Democracy Mean in the Age of Trump?

Demonstrate for Women’s Rights!

 

Be Fierce! Fight Back!

By Ronald F. Altman, M.D.

A recent conversation at the Deerfield Public Library with 10th District Congressman-elect Brad Schneider and 9th District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky served as a call to action to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and counter Republican efforts to rip gaping holes in the social safety net.

Food, Friendship, Volunteer Appreciation, and the Work Ahead

The Tenth Dems Annual Membership Appreciation Holiday Party featured a lively group of celebrants, lots of food and drink, and more than a little food for thought.

Congress Watch: Trump’s Cabinet of Plutocrats, Science-Deniers, and Foes of Government – Oh My!   

By Laurence D. Schiller     

The nominees announced by President-elect Donald Trump include an alarming number of prospective Cabinet Secretaries hostile to the mission of the government agencies they have been chosen to lead.  A basket of deplorables?

The Consequences of Ideological Purity

By Jack Altschuler

We now have more than enough recent history to demonstrate how a relatively small number of votes can have a wildly disproportionate effect on our democracy.  

When You’re Done Weeping, Join Us for Some Good Laughs

January is now upon us, and that means it’s time to visit The Capitol Steps, a great antidote for post-election depression.

Trump’s Presidency Promises to Spawn an Endless Number of “Get Used to Its!”: A Personal Perspective

By Steven Gan

How do we respond to the approaching reality of a Donald Trump presidency? By saying “Get Used to It!” NOT, says our personal perspective columnist.

What Does Democracy Mean in the Age of Trump?

By Leslie Brenner Lipschultz

Some reflection on the impact of the 2016 election and what needs to done going forward.

Demonstrate for Women’s Rights!

Saturday, January 21, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump, promises to be a big day, and Tenth Dems is sponsoring buses to DC for the Women’s March on Washington.

 

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