Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club; Honoring Hispanic Heritage

To honor Hispanic Heritage Month, this edition of the Subversive Children's Book Club features books about people and events in Latino history and culture.  Enjoy!

  • Harvest of Hope:  The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull
  • Dolores Huerta:  A Hero To Migrant Workers by Sarah Warren
  • Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez by Monica Brown
  • Si, Se Puede!/Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. by Diana Cohn 
  • Separate is Never Equal:  Sylvia Mendez and her family's fight for desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Tomas and The Library Lady by Pat Mora
  • Frida by Jonah Winter
  • Diego by Jonah Winter
  • Sonia Sotomayor:  A Judge Grows in The Bronx by Jonah Winter.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Action Alert: Keep Calling: Defeat The Graham Cassidy Health Care Bill

We have to keep calling every day, Mamas, until after September 30th when the bill will be finished without a vote.

We have to defeat it before it takes the lives of people with life threatening illnesses and disabilities.

Please call your Senators today and demand that they vote no.

Please call Senators Murkowski, McCain and Collins today and ask them to please vote no.  Keep them strong on this.

Every day.

Call, call, call.

National Voter Registration Day

Are you registered to vote?

If not, get registered and never neglect to vote.

If so, get deputized and register other voters.

Voting matters.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Protect Texans with Disabilities

Tell Senators Cornyn and Cruz to be as brave as Senator McCain and to vote no on the Graham Cassidy Health Care Bill!

Banned Books Week

Read subversively.

Defeat The Graham Cassidy Health Care Bill

The Graham Cassidy Health Care Bill would allow states to remove protections for people with pre-existing conditions in a number of allowing them to be priced out of insurance or out of insurance renewal, by allowing states to decide that the health care they need to survive (prescription drugs, chemotherapy) does not have to be covered by health plans, and by allowing health plans to re-instate annual and lifetime caps on coverage.

The bill is opposed by every major medical organization in America, by every major disability rights organization and even by insurers and a bipartisan coalition of the nation's governors.

For people with life threatening illnesses and disabilities, this means death.  It is once again playing politics through genocide.  It must be stopped.

The bill's sponsors are trying to make it more appealing to swing vote Senators by stuffing it with extra funding for their states but that does not help the people with pre-existing conditions at all.

Please call your Senators today, Mamas, and demand that they vote no.

Please call Senators Murkowski, McCain and Collins today and ask them to please vote no.  

Please email the Senate Finance Committee at before 1pm today and tell them you oppose the bill.  Please call the Senate Finance Committee at 202-224-4515 before 1pm today and express your opposition to the bill.


Thank you.

Thursday, September 21, 2017


The Fall Equinox is the brink of darkness in a way, the last day that everything is balanced between light and dark before the days are more dark than light going into winter.

What with the storms and the earthquakes and health issues and threats of nuclear war and threats of another dismantling of our health system, I really do not like to think of more dark than this.

I will strive to remember the Light.  Will try to be the Light.