We are caught in an information crisis, and it’s largely one of our own making. This is a bitter irony the 21st Century, in which, with wide access to more information more quickly than ever before, so many Americans know so little about their own country and how it’s supposed to work.
Soon after Donald J. Trump took office in 2017, The New York Times noted his presidency has galvanized political activism to a level of passion not seen since the civil rights movement. The first Womens March was the largest coordinated demonstration of its kind in American history.
It may not qualify as a "Blue Wave," but the Midterm Democratic victories in the House of Representatives will mean a definite change in the way Congress deals with the Trump agenda from now to the 2020 election.
A big part of civic activism is communication, especially with elected officials. Whether through letters, emails, phone calls, or in person, give them the good news and the bad. They work for us.
Voters in Idaho and many other parts of America made it clear healthcare protection is Job One for lawmakers at both state and national levels, despite a vocal minority.