Happy Sunday and welcome to Libra season babes! Yesterday I helped my friend move and then I went to a gala for a scholarship fund for Pauli Murray, who maybe, perhaps, has become my idol? And I talked my research to the person at my table and didn’t wanna die, and I made new friends, and like… is this what my last year of my twenties will be like? I hope so. I feel… good??? Not gonna overthink it, just gonna ride this wave. While we’re riding my good wave of news, let’s get you some good news too.
+ Need some books by queer Korean Americans? Say no more.
+ Christine McConnell wants you to be the spookiest bitch you can be:
+ Young M.A stood with folks from #NoNewJailsNYC this week
“Close Rikers Now, we don’t need more jails.”
Give that $11,000,000,000 to people and to help the community. We don’t need jails.
— No New Jails NYC (@nonewjails_nyc) September 27, 2019
In her groundbreaking speech that day, she called out his hate and character assassination and the tactics he was using that became known as “McCarthyism.” “Mr. President, I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition,” she began. “It is a national feeling of fear and frustration that could result in national suicide and the end of everything that we Americans hold dear.” She eviscerated McCarthy and called out her colleagues for their lack of courage in standing up to him. “I don’t want to see the Republican Party ride to political victory on the Four Horsemen of Calumny—Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear.” She and six other Republican senators signed a statement expressing their concerns known as her “Declaration of Conscience.”
Okay buds, there’s the news. I hope it fills you with joy as you tackle the week ahead. I ALSO hope your cat doesn’t stand extremely close to you in the mornings and gently meow in an attempt to get you to feed him at an UNREASONABLE HOUR (looking at you, Alexei). I hope you’re loved, and most importantly: