Goodbye 2017, and Good Riddance

Raise your hand if you're sad to see 2017 go? 

Yeah, me neither. It's a good thing I didn't ask who was happyto see 2017 go, as there would be a whole lot of people getting weird looks on the el as they randomly shot their hands into the air. 2017 was the worst.

The. Worst.

But now 2018 is here. 2018, the year of the midterm elections where we, as a nation, will finally begin to regain some semblance of control over this country once again. Yes, it's exciting to have something positive to work towards as opposed to simply scratching and clawing to hang onto the last vestiges of the country we love.

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Jason Rieger
100 days opposing the Trump administration

On January 5th, fifteen days before Donald Trump was to be sworn in as President of the United States, 35 people from across Chicago met in the back room of Gideon Welles, a local bar in Lincoln Square. The goal was simple: figure out how to oppose the Trump administration and ensure democratic values were not completely eroded over the next four years. None of us quite knew what we were doing, but with the Indivisible Guide at our ready, we were game.

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Jason Rieger
A fire ignited

My family and I, including my three kids, took the Brown Line down from Lincoln Square and met up with about ten other members of Indivisible Chicago.  Dozens of other members of the group were also down at the march, marching with friends and loved ones. My son, who's four, was nervous and asked if all of Chicago would be down there.  I assured him, no, it will be crowded but it won't be the whole city.  Turns out, okay fine, he was pretty close to right. 

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Jason Rieger
And now it's real

By now, we've all seen that the new administration has removed the page on Climate Change from the White House website .  They've removed the page for LGBTQ rights and Civil Rights.  They've replaced them with a new "America First" policy that echoes the sentiments of the anti-semite Charles Lindbergh.

I'm guessing you're as sick as I am.

But this is why you signed up. 

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Jason Rieger
The Birth of a Movement

On Wednesday, November 9th, we all woke up trapped in the same nightmare.  Instantly, 60 million Americans cast about, wondering what they could do to help stop Trump.

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Josh B. Fox