We will take a short break, so no meeting this Friday.From Rob Rogers, longtime cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, recently fired but not silenced:We will NOT meet this Friday at OfficeXpats. Instead, you are invited to join Holly, Ricann, Debbie and others at Waypoint Park (by the ferry terminal, across from the art museum at 305 & Winslow Way) at 4:15 to call for the reunification of parents who remain separated from their children.
For an excellent report on what’s happening at the border, check out this piece from KQED’s John Sepulvado: At Border Tent Camp, Tensions Rise Over ‘Unaccompanied’ BoysChallenge: This family separation policy is Trump’s policy. No matter how much he tries to pin it on Democrats or on some legal mandate, he owns this. Even after “rescuing” the situation with his executive order, he owns this. So we think this policy needs a name that makes it obvious that it is his. (Remember how the GOP named the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare”?) Well, if there is a Trumpian name to this policy in the press or on Twitter, we haven’t seen it. So our challenge to you is this: What should we name this heinous policy of family separation? Trump Family Cleave?Meanwhile, we want to let you know about an effort to bring a Universal Health Care initiative to the ballot this fall. The Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses urges you to go to www.yeson1600.org to learn more about the initiative. Signatures are due at the end of this month, so if you are interested in seeing this on the November ballot, there are three ways to take action:1. Order a petition https://
2. Go to a place that is a pick up drop off location https://
3. Meet one volunteers at a signature gathering event or a campaign event https://wholewashington.
nationbuilder.com/signature_ gathering_events or https:// wholewashington.nationbuilder. com/campaign_events