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Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest pharmacy chains, announced that it will not dispense abortion pills in at least 10 states where abortion remains legal. Walgreens’ decision is part of a pattern of support for anti-abortion officials, including significant donations to officials seeking to ban or dramatically restrict abortion.
Source: Popular Information
Mar 6, 2023
Authors: Judd Legum and Tesnim Zekeria
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Robert Hubbell Newsletter

Robert presents three features in this podcast:
Kevin McCarthy’s “devil’s bargain”
The value of sending “letters to the editor.”
Concluding thoughts focuses on the rise of activists since the 2016 election.
Source: Robert Hubbell Newsletter
Mar 1, 2023
Author: Robert B. Hubbell
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Democrat Jodi Habush Sinykin is running against State Rep. Dan Knodl for the Wisconsin senate. If elected, Jodi Habush Sinykin will prevent the Wisconsin state senate from having a Republican super majority.
Source: PBS Wisconsin
Feb 21, 2023
Author: Todd Richmond, AP
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Voters in Wisconsin have already begun casting ballots in a race that is all but certain to shape abortion rights in the state and could help decide who wins the crucial battleground in the 2024 presidential election.
Source: NBC News
Feb 19, 2023
Author: Adam Edelman
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Controlling our Agenda

Focus on positive steps that we can take to help make things get better, including helping Wisconsin.
Source: Robert Hubbell Newsletter
Feb 3, 2023
Author: Robert B. Hubbell
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Democrats are generally staying out of the way and letting Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the House Republicans make a spectacle of themselves. Biden and members of his administration are taking to the road to tout their successes to the country, especially to those places most skeptical of the government.
Source: Letters from an American
Jan 25, 2023
Author: Heather Cox Richardson
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Other actions

you can take…

  • Join Third Act, collective actions nationally. Click here. Pressure Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo to stop bankrolling the expansion of the fossil fuel industry. Sign the Banking For The Future Pledge and join the action on March 21, 2023, National Day of Action to Stop Dirty Banks. 
  • Attend A Night Out for Ukraine March 26 in Northampton or online. This event celebrates Ukrainian culture and provides our local community an opportunity to express our solidarity and support of the Ukrainian people. Donate here.
  • Boycott Walgreens. The pharmacy chain will not dispense abortion pills in several states where they remain legal. Tell your local Walgreens manager you will not use them as long as they are denying women their right to choose.
  • Visit The Civics Center website. They are dedicated to registering high school seniors to vote. Click here to help.
  • Connect to the Progressive Turnout Project page of national actions beyond FridayAction.org’s purview.
  • Read and subscribe to Heather Cox Richardson’s newsletter
  • Read and subscribe to Robert Hubbell’s newsletter

Women's March

“A democracy cannot thrive where power remains unchecked and justice is reserved for a select few. Ignoring these cries and failing to respond to this movement is simply not an option—for peace cannot exist where justice is not served.”

—John Lewis