With the inauguration of Donald Trump as president arriving Friday and the emotional effect likely to last all weekend, folks with dread of the coming four years may want to find a way to use their time productively or at least cathartically Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Already in the nation’s Capitol for an annual U.S. Conference of Mayors gathering, Mayor E. Denise Simmons reportedly still has not decided whether she will attend Friday’s presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.
Simmons is an unlikely attendee for the inauguration of Trump as president, after a national campaign and transition that embraced, and was embraced by, white supremacists and anti-gay activists.
A new candidate for City Council has emerged in Alanna Mallon, founder of the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program, a program director at the Food for Free nonprofit and former education liaison for the last mayoral term of councillor David Maher.
A city official was stirred by presidential election results to break the format of a standard municipal agenda Nov. 16 and offer a statement about civic engagement.
This presidential election didn’t reflect the America I love nor the values with which I was raised. But I’m not moving to Canada. I’m staying right here and fighting for the progressive values that I have always fought for.
It’s 357 days until the municipal elections, and the field has just begun to shape up. As of Tuesday, the city has its first challenger candidate for City Council in Samuel Gebru, who has turned his 25th birthday party Nov. 30 into a fundraiser for his campaign.
Last week, those of us worried about Trump’s election were told “Don’t worry; Trump didn’t mean all those racist things he said while campaigning!” Now it’s “Don’t worry; Trump won’t listen to the white nationalist whom he named White House chief strategist!”
Here’s a deal for members of the U.S. Electoral College who will soon cast a vote for either Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton to lead the country for the next four years.
Tuesday’s election results didn’t just upset the plans of Democrats and progressives.