Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

Deirdre Fulton is a Common Dreams staff writer.

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Monday, February 20, 2017
What Democracy Looks Like: Packed Town Halls and Demands to Be Heard
Recess resistance rolled on this weekend, with people packing town hall meetings across the country and constituents increasing the pressure on lawmakers who won't commit to facing voters head-on. Roughly 800 people attended Rep. Karen Bass' (D-Calif.) town hall meeting in the Palms neighborhood of...
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Thousands in the Streets Nationwide as Weekend of Action Kicks Off
The resistance is taking many forms this weekend, with some constituents showing up to lawmakers' town hall events to demand accountability and others taking to the streets to protest the Trump administration and its draconian policies. Nearly 1,700 people marched in Dallas on Saturday,...
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Saturday, February 18, 2017
Lawmakers Feel the Heat as Resistance Shows Up in Droves to Town Halls
Energized crowds in New York, South Carolina, and Wisconsin on Saturday morning gave lawmakers a hint of what awaits them in their home districts during the upcoming Congressional recess . The Buffalo News reported that "[h]uge crowds of raucous progressives and quieter conservatives overwhelmed [...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
To Resist and Reclaim, Hundreds of Recess Events Planned to Target Lawmakers
Members of Congress are heading home this weekend amid a high likelihood of encountering angry—and empowered —constituents who are ready to confront them at town halls and other gatherings . GOP lawmakers in particular (those who don't hide from the people who put them in office , of course) will...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Planting Seed for Strikes in the Trump Era, #Strike4Democracy Sweeps Nation
Planting the seed for future large-scale walk-outs, hundreds of events are taking place coast-to-coast on Friday as part of a national "strike for democracy." Tweets about #F17 OR #F17strike OR strike4democracy Heavy has a state-by-state list of strike-related events , as does the Strike4Democracy...
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Friday, February 17, 2017
Hispanic Dems Blast 'Dictatorial Shenanigans' at Meeting With ICE
Two members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Norma Torres (D-Calif.), said they were asked to leave a meeting Thursday between lawmakers and the top U.S. immigration official, while others said they were barred entry in the first place. Gutiérrez and Torres...
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Plans for Nationwide Anti-Trump Tax Day Protests Gain Momentum
From New York to Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. to Little Rock, Arkansas, protesters will take to the streets on Saturday, April 15 to show President Donald Trump that the American public does, in fact, care about his tax returns.
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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Defenders of Social Security Mobilize Against GOP Attack on Retirees
On the same day that U.S. millionaires stop paying into Social Security for the rest of the year, President Donald Trump's pick to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)—who wants to slash the safety net program—was confirmed to that post by the U.S. Senate. #SocialSecurity Tweets Citing...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Welcome to Trumpcare! Proposed Changes Raise Costs, Weaken Coverage
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced new proposed rules for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare—and while they " don't amount to sweeping changes ," the tweaks are predicted to raise costs for consumers while benefiting insurance companies and further undermining the critical...
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017
ICE Head Ducks Meeting With Hispanic Dems for 'Political Cover' on Raids
The Trump administration is again being accused of "ducking accountability" after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director Thomas Homan abruptly backed out of a planned meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) hours before it was set to happen on Tuesday. C...
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