Saratoga Unites’ Weekly Newsletter – October 8 2018
Read it here!
Postcard Contest is on!
The submissions have been tallied, it’s time to vote! Over the summer, people submitted drawings about voting to Saratoga Unites and C.R.E.A.T.E Community Studios – now we want you to pick your favorites!
You have until Sunday, September 23 to view our gallery of submissions and to select your top two favorite drawings. Check it out here!
Winning submissions will be converted into postcards – if we are serious about engaging voters leading into the midterms, reaching out with a friendly postcard is going to be key to our strategy!
Amy Siskind at Skidmore College
Amy Siskind will be lecturing on “Is Our Democracy at Risk?” at Skidmore College on Monday, September 17 at 8pm, presented by Saratoga Unites, Northshire Bookstore, and Skidmore College Political Science Department.
Siskind is the author of “The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year”, based on the viral Internet phenom “The Weekly List.” In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president, Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive and the founder of The New Agenda, began compiling a list of actions taken by the Trump regime that pose a threat to our democratic norms. Under the headline: “Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember” Siskind’s “Weekly List” began as a project she shared with friends, but it soon went viral and now has more than half a million viewers every week.
Compiled in one volume for the first time, “The List” is a first draft history and a comprehensive accounting of Donald Trump’s first year. Beginning with Trump’s acceptance of white supremacists the week after the election and concluding a year to the day later, we watch as Trump and his regime chips away at the rights and protections of marginalized communities, of women, of us all, via Twitter storms, unchecked executive action, and shifting rules and standards.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Saratoga Unites, Inc. is a community organization dedicated to uniting groups and individuals to uphold democratic values and advocate for equal rights, equal opportunity, a healthy environment, and a more peaceful world.
To accomplish its mission, Saratoga Unites:
- Identifies and researches current issues impacting our community;
- Creates forums to educate adults and children who will be tomorrow’s leaders;
- Prepares and disseminates research and position papers to elected officials, community decision makers, universities, and the public; and
- Inspires debate on issues by encouraging new perspectives and collaborations with OUR LOCAL, STATE & NATIONAL AGENDA.
Saratoga Unites, Inc. is part of a new generation of activist organizations that addresses the interconnected nature of today’s policy challenges.
We strive to educate the public and advocate for social change where human rights are first and foremost, in all arenas, including where populations are being manipulated by distorted information on matters affecting their livelihoods and health and well-being.