The past seven days have been a very difficult week for America since the Charlottesville protests erupted into violence and Trump has shown us more of his “dark side.” The quote below is from a recent CNN story:
Technically, this week isn’t over yet — Trump still has 48 hours to make it even worse. But, even if he does nothing bad between now and Sunday, the damage done to not only to his presidency but also the Republican party and the country is significant.Trump’s “on many sides” initial response to the violence involving white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia was bad enough. But Trump’s off-the-rails press conference Tuesday in which he doubled down on the idea that “both sides” deserved blame for Charlottesville was the single lowest point of his presidency. It took “bad” and made it “truly horrible.”On Wednesday, Trump is forced to dissolve several executive councils populated by high profile CEOs after a series of resignations after his Charlottesville remarks.By Thursday, Trump was defending the “culture” being destroyed by those who push to remove Confederate statues. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” he tweeted.Also on Thursday, following a terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, Trump tweets a reference to a false story about General Pershing murdering 49 Filipino POWs by shooting them with bullets dipped in pig’s blood.On Friday, Trump got rid of Bannon.
The News from the Humboldt Nation is better.
On Tuesday, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve the Civil Rights and Diversity Resolution which outlines the county’s stance on immigration enforcement and that it “values equal protection and equal treatment for all our residents.” This resolution is a first step toward ensuring that all people within Humboldt county regardless of immigrant status will have equal protection.
Special thanks to Lydia, Jackie and the Indivisible Ferndale Community committee for meeting repeatedly with Supervisor Rex Bohn to share the concerns and stories from our Latino community during these very difficult times.
We have a candidate running for CR’s Board of Trustees
Indivisible Ferndale’s own, Bonnie Deister, has officially registered to run for the College of the Redwoods District 1 trustee position. Bonnie will be running against the incumbent trustee, Tracy Coppini. Indivisible Ferndale will be supporting Bonnie throughout the campaign and Election Day in November. Read Bonnie’s official statement here.
Humboldt County Fair begins this week
The Humboldt County Fair begins this coming Wednesday, August 23rd and many of you have signed up for booth duty. We are supporting the Humboldt County Democrats booth in the Commercial building. Volunteers can pick up and return fair passes at Jeanne Akamine’s home at 339 Shaw Avenue in Ferndale. We will provide some signage and informational postcards about Indivisible Ferndale.
- Look for a manilla envelope with the word “Fair” on the front porch.
- Please do not knock or ring the doorbell.
- Please remember to return the fair passes so that others may use them.
If you have not signed up and want to volunteer, please contact Barbara Vernon at 786-7172 to reserve your time.
And last, but never least . . .
The Weekly Call Sheets for August 17
- Pick an issue (or two) that speaks to you.
- Grab your phone and make some calls to our representatives or
- Grab a postcard or two and write to our representatives.
Together, We are Indivisible!