Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We are all getting ready for the swearing in of Donald Trump

We are already off to a good start with the final transition and now inauguration of Donald Trump, our 45th president. We are already seeing signs that Trump is not popular and maybe one of the most unpopular president-elect in our history. Many people plan to protest his inauguration and others will boycott it. I plan to attend a local women’s March on Saturday. I will NOT be watching Trump being sworn in on Jan. 20. I may choose to watch ME TV that day. –SJ Otto
-According to Yahoo News:
Donald Trump is the most unpopular president-elect in recent history, according to a new Gallup poll. Just 44 percent of Americans approve of his incoming administration, compared with 51 percent who disapprove, the survey found.
Trump is far less popular than President Barack Obama was when he was elected in 2008 on a message of hope and change. Then, 83 percent of Americans approved of the transition. And Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, also got more love than Trump. Bush enjoyed support from a 61 percent of Americans as he entered the White House.
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-From Chad Griffin, President Human Rights Campaign:
Since Election Day, we received thousands of messages from supporters that added up to one big question: Now what?
Our response boils down to one simple word: Defy.
Defy Trump. Defy Pence. Defy hate.
If their cabinet secretaries treat us like we're less than other people, we're going to defy them.
If they come after our basic rights as citizens, we're going to defy them.
If they appoint judges who would roll back the progress we've made on equal rights, we're going to defy them.

They'll take office in just three days, and already Trump and Pence have surrounded themselves with nominees and aides who are avowed opponents of equality. We don't yet know what new attacks we'll see on LGBTQ rights and protections – but they've signaled they could repeal President Obama's federal contractor non-discrimination executive order or immediately overturn guidance protecting transgender students.
But I can promise you that we will be there to push back. Whenever and wherever they seek to allow discrimination, we will fight back.

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