This week two additions were made to the “Books and Diverse Media” page:
And “Literary Activism: The Influence of Politics on People” , an article which lists several influential authors and some of their most politically influential books. Includes the likes of Upton Sinclair, Nadine Gordimer, and Sherman Alexie.
Also, here is an article I strongly recommend reading titled “Power to the Pen: The Importance of Writing Our Own Stories“.
Here is a link to a blog post with important information about opposing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. LINK
Please make it a priority to contact your representatives to support the ACA by calling 202-224-3121. If you need a script here is one helpfully provided by Twitter user @KelseyFuller_:
Good morning, my name is ____ and I am a constituent from (city/town/zip code). I care passionately about the Affordable Care Act and advise the Congressman/woman to vote to continue the life saving program. If I do see the congressman/woman vote against the act, they will not have my vote in the upcoming election.
For further information and updates, there is a #SaveACA hashtag trending on Twitter.
Additionally here is a link to a blog post regarding Chelsea Manning’s incarceration: LINK
Here is a link to an article on the subject matter: LINK
Quoted from Tumblr user princehal9000 in the blog post above:
You can call the DOJ at 202-353-1555 and say “Hi I’m [your name] from [your state and town/zipcode] and I would like ask that Chelsea Manning’s sentence be commuted to time served. Thank you for your time.”
Please make time to call on behalf of both of these issues as soon as possible.