Good morning, FAMily! ❤️
We are hurtling our way through the month, on this 5th day of February.
I met (as a representative of FAM) with Representative Levin last week, with a few Indivisible members. He would like us to focus on midterms (as is logical) and stressed the importance of getting a Democrat governor in Michigan. Congress is in session two days this week, and two days next week, with a vote on keeping the budget open occurring by Thursday. Another CR is expected.
After last week’s grandstanding and drama, the Nunes memo was rather anti-climactic. But, it may have exposed more unintentional information than Nunes expected. I don’t want to try to break the memo down here – when doing my own research, it’s really tricky to sift through the partisan skews on the information. I would suggest you read the memo for yourself and make your own conclusions, without media bias. The Republicans think it’s a bombshell for their side, the Dems think the same for their side. Big picture, Nunes is promising more “memos” to come, and the players involved are ignorant (maybe not?) to the damage this is doing to our country.
Each weekday this month, in honor of Black History Month, our fabulous moderator Pip is going to writing an entry with regards to African-American history. Please check out her first installment here:
As always, we ask you to stay aware and stay involved. Read. Watch. But more than that, Read and watch WIDELY. Challenge what you are being fed. Read the same story from multiple sources. Watch for emotional appeal in the news – it helps to identify media bias. Look for qualifying words that are intended to influence your opinion. You have beautiful brains (the best, believe me! 😜) – use them to form your own opinions based on FACTS.
Take care, FAM. ❤️. Enjoy today. Thank you for all you do!
Anne, Anne, and Jen. ❤️