RESISTANCE WATCH--A California city voted late Tuesday in favor of a sanctuary-like resolution to bar local authorities from supporting federal immigration enforcement. The development marks a win for undocumented migrants amid an intensifying tug of war between Washington and local governments, particularly in blue states like California. 

RESISTANCE WATCH--Roughly six months after Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, the island's governor signed into law "education reform" legislation that he says "puts our students first" but that critics say stinks of a privatization plan that will do nothing to help students.

RESISTANCE WATCH--On Saturday, March 24, an estimated 200,000 plus people attended the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC and throughout the country in rallies and marches coordinated in conjunction with Everytown for Gun Safety. According to Mayor Garcetti, 55,000 participated in downtown Los Angeles. Since the fatal shootings in Parkland, Florida last month, Emma González, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Alex Wind, and Jaclyn Corin from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have become key leaders in a national discussion of gun regulation, as well as in youth activism. The weekend’s marches across the country are a testament to the power these students have to stimulate involvement among their peers. 

RESISTANCE WATCH--President Donald Trump, whose domestic travels have focused on deep-red areas of support and his own resorts, is gearing up for his first presidential visit to California, the front lines of the anti-Trump resistance.  

 

“I was driving when I heard ‘The President Sang Amazing Grace,”  Joan Baez told The Atlantic, “and I had to pull over to make sure I heard whose song it was because I knew I had to sing it.”

RESISTANCE WATCH--Less than a week after a gunman killed 14 students and three staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, survivors of the shooting have mobilized to launch the #NeverAgain movement, and the March for Our Lives, a nationwide protest on March 24 to protest gun violence.

BCK FILE-Trump values loyalty above all else. It’s likely behind the prominence of his family in or around the Oval Office, as well as longtime associates who are ill-suited for their positions. So, when Californians didn’t vote for him in the general election, he came back swinging. 

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