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As always, feel free to link your own finds in the comments!

But Their Emails (New Republic). Discussion of how maybe the Dems' fundraising strategies have gone awry. The theories confirm all my personal biases, but I'd have liked more facts to go with.

Ways To Stay Motivated In This Shit-Shellacked Era Of Epic Stupid (Chuck Wendig). This is specifically aimed at creators and artists.

Homeless encampments are working, city report finds (My Ballard). Report on a new (for the area) approach to dealing with homelessness.

Conservative business groups help carry criminal justice reforms to victory in Louisiana legislature (The Advocate).

How Medicaid forces families like mine to stay poor (Vox)

California decided it was tired of women bleeding to death in childbirth (Vox)

Date: 2017-07-06 12:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lightbird
Thanks, and thanks in particular for the Chuck Wendig link. Perfect title and a great post.

Date: 2017-07-07 04:27 am (UTC)
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Yeah, re that first one, I have started deleting all the money requests. Except from my state's governor. I unsubscribed from her email, because honestly, truly, I got asked more times for money from her emails last month than from the local panhandlers. Almost nothing she sent out didn't ask for money (I think there were 1-2 emails that didn't all month).

And I feel ... icky ... being asked to give money to a campaign in another state, because I feel it is wrong when someone outside my state is funding things in my state. Let us govern ourselves, dammit. I know everyone does it, but I don't like it.

And these people are _relentless_. I'm close to not signing petitions (I can always write another fax/letter/email instead) because even those are asking for money. Every time. Even if I already gave. A little more please? More? Now? Maybe you want to give now? Are you sure?

AUGH.

I'm a Democrat. I've been a Democrat all my life.

I wish they'd go the heck away and stop begging and harrassing. It's ridiculous and it makes me resent them.

And...I...share...their...views. I'm theoretically their audience. I do have money I can put toward things like this (although not, probably, as much as they would ask for - I'm sure they can always ask for more).

And all they're doing is stoking my resentment when they constantly. Beg. For. Money.

Date: 2017-07-07 05:34 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] teaotter
Oregon passes reproductive rights bill (local news)

"The measure requires reproductive health be covered in all insurance plans at no cost to the patient regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity."

Although the governor hasn't signed it yet, she's expected to.

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