We began this journey with HOPE and a good man who was born in Hawai’i and became a Senator from Chicago named Barack Obama. We used all our spare moments in our busy lives to volunteer for him and we forged wonderful friendships along the way. We cheered together on election night to find that we made a difference and that America is truly filled with good people. Our wonderful President Obama did his very best to help America and Americans despite a disfunctional Congress.
A person note; since our Nov 8th, 2016 election the prayer I say every night is ‘May empathy, love and hope replace the hate in the minds and souls of people all over the world.’
But now it is time for me to say “Aloha Oe” (Farewell to Thee). This is my last thread for ProPresObama.org. I feel very fortunate to have been able to speak out on all those things that I hold dear like equal rights for ALL Americans, honor and justice for minorities and solidarity with Democrats. Please, please keep fighting for justice and equality and VOTE DEMOCRAT!
Mahalo & A Hui Hou (thank you & until we meet again),
By ☮ CR ❤ of OFA
There’s a school of thought that suggests this isn’t entirely Trump’s fault. Maybe the public is just in a sour mood. Perhaps Americans, after a long and ugly campaign, are inclined to hold every political figure in low regard, and Trump is simply caught up in a wave of broad public revulsion.Of course, if that were true, President Obama wouldn’t be leaving office with rising popularity.
While Trump is entering office with the worst numbers in the history of the NBC/WSJ poll, outgoing President Barack Obama is exiting with some of his highest numbers. Fifty-six percent of Americans approve of Obama’s job, which is his highest rating since the first few months of his presidency.
Moreover, 53 percent of Americans believe the country is better off than it was eight years ago, while 42 percent think it’s worse off. A similar 54 percent say Obama mostly brought the right kind of change.
And a combined 55 percent believe Obama – compared with the past several U.S. presidents – will either go down as one of the very best or be better than most.
Democratic pollster Fred Yang put it this way: “If Donald Trump enters office on a down note, the current occupant is enjoying a second honeymoon of sorts.”
A new Washington Post/ABC News poll, meanwhile, puts Obama’s final approval rating at 60% — one of only four presidents since World War II to leave the White House with so much public support.
Similarly, a new CNN poll also shows Obama with a 60% approval rating. The same survey found 65% of Americans consider Obama’s presidency as a success.
The 2016 election may not have turned out the way the president wanted, but there’s no doubt that Obama is exiting the stage on a very high note.
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S RECORD despite an opposing Congress
January 13, 2017 Weekly Address: The Honor of Serving You as President
Thank You President Barack & First Lady Michelle Obama!!!
Mourn. Then Organize.
Timeline of protests against Donald Trump (post presidency)
For the entire timeline: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_protests_against_Donald_Trump#Post-election_protests
Sunday, Jan 15, the 88th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Interfaith Moral Action on Climate is organizing a spiritual assembly and walk to the White House.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Build and Resist: Climate Convergence and Action at the Inauguration and Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance. The Climate Justice Alliance also plans trainings and mobilization.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Take action in the morning at FERC to Resist Trump’s FERC
- Anti-inaugural Ball, The New Yorker Hotel, New York, NY, 6:30PM – 9:30PM
- Anti-inaugural Ball, Magic City Casino, Miami, FL, 7:00pm – 10:00 pm
- DeploraBall, Washington, D.C., hundreds of anti-Trump protesters demonstrated outside of the National Press Building.
- The night before the inauguration, hundreds of people protested outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City.
Friday, Jan. 20, Inauguration Day
- #Disrupt J20 has a Facebook page. In addition, numerous permitted rallies and nonviolent civil disobedience are planned
- Fifty women from El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, demonstrated against the proposed wall and the Trump Administration immigration policies by standing on the US/Mexico border
- Multiple protests took place in connection with the inauguration of Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America
Saturday, Jan. 21
* The Women’s March on Washington will begin at Independence Ave and 3rd St. SW.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Seven Greenpeace members climbed a construction crane belonging to Clark Construction and displayed a large banner saying “Resist”, blocking traffic and interrupting work
Saturday, Jan. 28
Protests occurred at airports across the US, including O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, JFK Airport in New York, SFO in San Francisco, LAX in Los Angeles and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Sunday, Jan. 29
Protests against executive order 13769, banning travelers and refugees from certain countries continue at airports and public spaces, continue in the United States and internationally.
Monday, Jan 30
A protest occurred at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto, Canada in the wake of Trump’s executive order on immigration. A demonstration by Democrats was held outside of the Supreme Court to protest the executive order. Across major cities in the United Kingdom, large crowds varying from over 200 people, protested against the Trump Administration’s order on banning travellers and refugees from certain countries, as well supporting the petition to ban the Trump state visit to the U.K, which gathered over one million signatures in two days.
Tuesday, January 31
Thursday, February 2
Yemeni business owners in New York City shut down their various businesses from noon until 8pm to protest executive order 13769.Thousands of Comcast employees in Portland, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Sunnyvale walked off the job in protest of executive order 13769.
Friday, February 3
Mock vigils for the Bowling Green Massacre, a fictitious event accidentally created by Kellyanne Conway while defending executive order 13769 took place in Bowling Green, Kentucky and at Bowling Green train station in New York City.
Thursday, February 16 – ‘A Day Without Immigrants‘ strike
Monday, February 20 – ‘Not My Presidents Day’ protest
Wednesday, March 8– International Women’s Day march
Saturday, April 15 – Tax Day March demanding that Donald Trump release his tax returns.
Saturdy, April 22 – Earth Day’s March for science protesting climate change denial.
Wednesday, May 1 – May Day aka International Worker’s Day
Political positions of the Democratic Party
- Expand social security and safety net programs.
- Increase top capital gains tax and dividend tax rates to above 28%.
- Across the board tax-cuts for the low and middle class and small businesses.
- Change tax rules to not encourage shipping jobs overseas.
- Increase federal minimum wage.
- Modernize and expand access to public education, and provide universal preschool education.
- Support for universal health care.
- Greater investment in infrastructure development.
- Increase investments in scientific and technological research and development.
- Expand the use of renewable energy and diminish the use of fossil fuels.
- Implement a carbon tax
- Support for cuts in defense spending
- Uphold labor protections and the right to unionize
- Reform the student loan system and allow for refinancing student loans.
- Mandate equal pay for equal work regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity.
- Uphold network neutrality.
- Implement campaign finance reform and electoral reform.
- Uphold voting rights and easy access to voting.
- Supports for same-sex marriage and civil unions.
- Allow legal access to abortions and women’s reproductive health care.
- Reform the immigration system and allow for a pathway to citizenship.
- Support for gun background checks and stricter gun control regulations.
- Improve privacy laws and curtail government surveillance.
- Opposition to the use of torture.
- Recognize and defend Internet freedom worldwide.