First, let’s talk about a few good things:
A few progressive victories from the election: minimum wage increases, a few gun control measures, and more legalized marijuana.
Some of the women who won on election night: Catherine Cortez Masto, the first Latina senator in US history; Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American legislator; and Stephanie Murphy, openly bisexual Kate Brown, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Kamala Harris, and Pramila Jayapal.
Many politicians are, alarmingly, arguing that we need to have an “open mind” or work with the president-elect; Harry Reid is not necessarily one of them, calling Trump a sexual predator who has “emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry.”
One of Trump’s declarations in his 100-day plan is to castigate sanctuary cities, cities that attempt to serve as safe havens for undocumented people, by refusing them federal funding. Seattle’s mayor says the city will remain a sanctuary city anyway.
The ACLU says that if Trump attempts to accomplish the unconstitutional plans he’s proposed, they’ll see him in court.
Protests have rolled out across the US from people who vow to reject Trump’s ideology and fight his plans.
Mayan elders from Guatemala traveled to Standing Rock to support No DAPL.
A judge has ordered bottled water to be delivered to Flint, MI to help the residents there.
A new study looks at the potential for abortion pills to be delivered by mail to people who can’t access clinics.
Now for the bad stuff:
NPR fact checks Trump’s proposed first 100 days.
The KKK plan a rally to celebrate.
As predicted, acts of hate and violence are being reported across the US.
Based on who he’s looking at for his transition team so far, the Trump administration looks very dangerous.
Reports indicate that former Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon may have a job in the White House, with Trump considering him for chief of staff.
Anti-gay National Organization for Marriage has outlined their four-point plan to help Trump overturn legal progess for LGBT people.
+We will work with President Trump to nominate conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, individuals who will adhere to the words and meaning of the constitution. Such justices will inevitably reverse the anti-constitutional ruling of the Supreme Court imposing same-sex “marriage” on the nation in the Obergefell decision, because that decision lacked any basis in the constitution.
+ We will work with President Trump to rescind the illegal, over-reaching executive orders and directives issued by President Obama, including his dangerous “gender identity” directives, attempting to redefine gender just as he sought to redefine marriage.
+ We will work with President Trump to reverse policies of the Obama administration that seek to coerce other countries into accepting same-sex ‘marriage’ as a condition of receiving US assistance and aid. It is fundamentally wrong for a president to become a lobbyist for the LGBT agenda, and we are confident that will end in the Trump administration.
+ We will work with President Trump and Congress to pass the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which Mr. Trump supports. FADA is critical legislation to protect people who believe in marriage from being targeted by the government for persecution.
Republicans are eager to try to strengthen torture policies under Trump.
North Carolina voters generally opposed HB2 and may have ousted Pat McCrory as governor, but the state is still so dominated by Republicans that it probably won’t seriously impact the law.
Republicans have vowed they’ll keep investigating Hillary Clinton for alleged crimes.
Far right politicians in Europe are delighted by a Trump presidency.