This video from the USA says about itself:
Undocumented Mother in Sanctuary in Denver Church: I’ve Paid Taxes for 20 Years, Why Hasn’t Trump?
17 February 2017
We go inside the First Unitarian church in Denver to interview Jeanette Vizguerra, an immigrant mother of four children who has taken refuge there out of fear she would be arrested and deported to Mexico if she went to her scheduled check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Vizguerra came to the U.S. from Mexico in 1997 and is one of the founders of the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition. She previously won five postponements of deportation, but said she doubts she could win a similar reprieve under the Trump administration.
From UltraViolet in the USA today:
Just a few weeks in office and big name companies are already running away from President Donald Trump for targeting Muslims, immigrants, women, and working people.
In fact, after tens of thousands of people spoke out against each company, executives at Uber, Disney, and Nordstrom moved to cut significant ties with Trump and his businesses.1
And there’s one more company that is facing outrage for not yet dumping Trump. The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is holding its most prestigious tournament–the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open–at Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf resort.2
The LPGA leadership is under a lot of pressure for hosting the Women’s Open at a serial sexual abuser‘s golf course. In fact, hundreds of people have flooded them with calls, and even U.S. senators urged them to cut ties with Trump.3 If enough of us speak up and join the mounting pressure, the LPGA will also be forced to cut business ties with Trump–hitting him where it hurts. Can you sign the petition?
Tell the LPGA: “Dump Trump! A sexist, racist should not host the most prestigious women’s golf tournament in America.”
Golf has a damning history of racism, sexism, and discrimination against people with disabilities. The LPGA began in 1950, thirty years after women won the right to vote. Until 1961, men of color were banned from the men’s PGA.4 And it took a Supreme Court ruling to stop the PGA from mistreating disabled golfers.5
As a sport, golf has come a long way from that history. The LPGA associating itself with Trump isn’t only several steps backward, but an endorsement of Trump’s presidency in front of the entire country.
There is momentum behind companies cutting ties with Trump–and it’s clear nothing gets under his skin more. If we speak out together, we can get yet another company to dump Trump and send the message that millions of people reject his hateful and dangerous presidency.
Will you sign the petition to the LPGA now?
Thanks for taking action.
–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, Emma, PaKou, and Pilar, the UltraViolet team
1. Uber CEO Drops Out of Trump’s Economic Panel, Disney’s Bob Iger to Miss Meeting, Variety, February 2, 2017
Trump Slams Nordstrom For Dropping Ivanka’s Clothing Line, NPR, February 8, 2017
2. USGA awards 2017 U.S. Women’s Open to Donald Trump’s N.J. course, Golf Magazine, accessed February 15, 2017
3. Senators call for the LPGA to move women’s major away from Trump course, ThinkProgress, October 26, 2016
4. PGA Group Abolishes ‘Caucasian’, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 10, 1961
5. This time around, few would deny Casey Martin a ride at the Open, Golf Magazine, June 12, 2012
From Representative Alan Grayson in the USA:
Hillary Clinton famously described “half” of Donald Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables.” When you look at Trump’s Cabinet choices, the only thing that’s wrong with that statement is the math.
Jeff Sessions for Attorney General? Jeff “Klansman without a Hood” Sessions will be in charge of enforcing our civil rights laws? Why didn’t Trump appoint Tony Soprano for Attorney General? Was Soprano simply not available?
Maybe Trump thought that Tony Soprano would be better suited as Treasury Secretary — under the Willie Sutton theory of kleptocracy – “that’s where all the money is.” Which makes you wonder why Trump chose Steven “I’d like to buy a vowel, Vanna” Mnuchin. Because you want the guy who raised the most money for your campaign to be in charge of ALL the money, right?
Questions, questions. Why didn’t Trump select Michael Corleone for FBI Director?
Darth Vader for Secretary of Defense?
Nurse Ratched for Secretary of Health and Human Services?
Freddy Krueger for Surgeon General? (Or Jason Voorhees.)
Norman Bates for Secretary of Homeland Security?
Daddy Warbucks for Secretary of Commerce?
Hannibal Lecter for Secretary of Agriculture?
Megatron for Secretary of Transportation?
Hans Landa (of “Inglorious Basterds”) for NATO Ambassador?
The Wicked Witch of the West for UN Ambassador?
Agent Smith for OMB Director?
Jaws for NOAA Administrator?
OK, that last one would be difficult, because Jaws would demand to be paid in fish. But as for all the rest, when I look at Trump’s actual picks, the ONLY reason I can think of why he didn’t choose the ones on my list is that . . . they’re fictional characters, silly. They’re not real. They don’t exist.
So Trump had to find some real-life villains instead.
An EPA Administrator who wants to pave paradise and put up a parking lot.
A Secretary of Labor who would love to see the day when workers would have to pay their bosses to work, instead of vice versa – “call them interns!”
A Secretary of State who would not only sell out his country, but probably his grandmother as well, for the sake of a lucrative drilling contract.
Why? Why put people in charge of agencies that they want to destroy? Because, as they used to say in the Reagan Administration, “personnel is policy.” Wedge enough right-wing grifters into high office, and right-wing policies will flow thick and fast.
Or maybe Donald Trump just has a really wicked sense of humor. Which makes me wonder: Is Donald Trump really . . . The Joker?
Riddle me that.
And this graph shows how much that Kellyanne Conway callout has boosted Ivanka Trump’s sales. [HuffPost]