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Families Belong Together-Arizona

Our local media has captured photos and live footage of protests at various locations, statewide. As reported below, the turnout at the Capitol in Phoenix was estimated at 800, based solely on law enforcement estimates. You can view the coverage by the Arizona Republic at the link below.

While our numbers did not match those supporting #redfored, given our resources, I am impressed so many participated. Move On was instrumental in organizing these events and I wish to thank them for their efforts. It goes without saying that those showing up when the temperature is approaching 100 and walking from distant parking structures deserve a thank you.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2018/06/30/family-separation-trump-immigration-protests-arizona/747184002/

Arizonans protest immigration policy at Families Belong Together marches

Rafael Carranza, Pamela Ren Larson, Alison Steinbach, Megan Janetsky, Arizona Republic Published 6:00 a.m. MT June 30, 2018 | Updated 4:39 p.m. MT June 30, 2018
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10:55 a.m.: That's a wrap at the Capitol
The Phoenix protest has mostly wrapped up. Tents are down and speakers finished at the mini grandstand area by 10 a.m.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety was not able to provide an official estimate of crowd size, saying they typically get that information from a helicopter and are not sure whether they will know today.

A trooper estimated about 800 people came out to the Capitol protest.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Sun Jul 1, 2018, 08:45 AM (2 replies)

The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram

Professor Slater is wearing her walking shoes on the streets of NYC.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/style/instagram-grandmas.html

The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram

The subversive cadre of women over 60 prove that “old” is not what it used to be.

By Ruth La Ferla
June 20, 2018

(photo of Lyn Slater, a fashion model, 64, @iconaccidental)

“I’m not 20. I don’t want to be 20, but I’m really freaking cool. That’s what I think about when I’m posting a photo.”

Photographed with a hip thrust forward to show off her Margiela apron dress and modishly frayed jeans, Lyn Slater projects a kind of swagger pretty rare among her peers. A professor at the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, with hyper-chic side gigs as a model and blogger, she is known to a wider public as an Instagram idol.

Sure, she’s 64, a time when some women her age are feeling pressed to close up shop. But if you are Ms. Slater, that’s not going to happen.

On Accidental Icon, her influential Instagram account, she tends to vamp in an eye-catching mash-up of Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto and consignment store finds. Her following, hundreds of thousands strong, skews young, she said, and is responsive to her sass.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Sat Jun 23, 2018, 12:53 PM (3 replies)

The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/style/instagram-grandmas.html

The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram

The subversive cadre of women over 60 prove that “old” is not what it used to be.

By Ruth La Ferla
June 20, 2018

(photo of Lyn Slater, a fashion model, 64, @iconaccidental)

“I’m not 20. I don’t want to be 20, but I’m really freaking cool. That’s what I think about when I’m posting a photo.”

Photographed with a hip thrust forward to show off her Margiela apron dress and modishly frayed jeans, Lyn Slater projects a kind of swagger pretty rare among her peers. A professor at the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University, with hyper-chic side gigs as a model and blogger, she is known to a wider public as an Instagram idol.

Sure, she’s 64, a time when some women her age are feeling pressed to close up shop. But if you are Ms. Slater, that’s not going to happen.

On Accidental Icon, her influential Instagram account, she tends to vamp in an eye-catching mash-up of Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto and consignment store finds. Her following, hundreds of thousands strong, skews young, she said, and is responsive to her sass.

more at the link
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Sat Jun 23, 2018, 12:48 PM (3 replies)

Father's Day rally in Phoenix

video available at link:

http://www.azfamily.com/story/38444416/fathers-day-rally-in-phoenix-against-migrant-children-taken-away-from-parents

Father's Day rally in Phoenix against migrant children taken away from parents

Posted: Jun 17, 2018 10:08 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2018 9:11 AM
By Mallory Moore, Reporter

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -
The immigration debate is heating up as protests erupt around the nation, including here in Phoenix.
Different community groups came together to protest what they're calling "a broken immigration system." People passionate about immigration reform packed into Central United Methodist Church in response to the recent undocumented immigration crackdown.
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“We are not the country that puts kids in camps,” says U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego. “We are not the country that separates parents from kids."
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Jun 18, 2018, 01:52 PM (0 replies)

Where have all the "Progressives" gone?

I am, first of all, not sure we all agree on the definition of the word.

Some time ago, I followed a link to Daily Kos posted by a member here. I understand now why DU, or indeed no other single source, can be all things to all Democrats. We are a diverse group who resist being herded into a single pen.

If I can't say it better, it is a pleasure to share what I think is a reflection of diversity and progressive values. After all, it is just an opinion.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/6/4/1769442/-This-incredible-ad-from-a-New-York-progressive-candidate-is-exactly-what-the-Democrats-need

This incredible ad from a New York progressive candidate is exactly what the Democrats need

Blue Tuesday
Community
Monday June 04, 2018 · 8:47 PM PDT

These days, it’s easy to come off as a member of #TheResistance — plenty of Republicans have defected from the dictator-loving GOP and racked up the retweets for their anti-Trump social media missives. Democrats, of course, are all unified in opposing everything that Trump does and says, which is great, but we have to not only stand up to the egomaniac in front of us, but also examine the problems that got us to this point in our history.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary campaign against Joe Crowley had earned a little bit of coverage, but her press team couldn’t find any news outlet willing to premiere her new campaign ad. “They were like, ‘no, no, no,’ so I was like, alright, I’m just going to put it on Twitter,” the 28-year-old political organizer tells Progressives Everywhere. “Thankfully it turned out really well.”
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Tue Jun 5, 2018, 04:04 PM (4 replies)
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