RESISTANCE - Ep. 2: SHUT IT DOWN!

After the shock of the 2016 election started to sink in, activist groups across the United States began planning days of action and civil disobedience around inauguration day. They would not let this go by without some consequence.
In this episode, Blake documents the various groups and protest actions that took place on January 20th, 2017. From picketing and speeches to coordinated blockades of the national mall, the inauguration of the 45th president was a day of unprecedented unrest and revolt and that was just the morning! On this journey we discuss the role of money in American politics and how a socialist senator from Vermont and his army of millennials have changed the political scene for years to come.

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Sources:

The Citizens United Era of Money in Politics, Explained – By Andrew Prokop

Cost of Election – The Center for Responsive Politics

Broad Public Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants – Pew Research Center

Record-High Support for Legalizing Marijuana Use in U.S. – by Justin McCarthy

Most Continue to Say Ensuring Health Care Coverage is Government’s Responsibility – by Jocelyn Kiley / Pew Research Center

U.S. Support For Gun Control Tops 2-1, Highest Ever – Quinnipiac University National Poll

Majority Say Wealthy Americans, Corporations Taxed Too Little – by frank Newport / gallup

Most Americans Want ‘Aggressive’ Action on Climate Change: Reuters/Ipsos poll – by Chris Kahn

Mapping the Disruptions on January 20th. – Disrupt J20

Millennials Approach Baby Boomers as America’s Largest Generation in the Electorate – by Richard Fry / Pew Research Center

2017 Annual poll – Victims of communism memorial fund / YouGOv

Millennial poll: Strong majority want a third political party – by Hannah Hartig and Stephanie Perry / NBC Poll

An early look at the 2020 electorate – Pew Research Center