TGIF from Benny’s Bar…Theme for Tonight: Songs and Images that Tell Us a Quick Moment or Story
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(2nd drink is for @wi62, whom we celebrate in getting out of the COVID club this week)
Here’s a picture that has started a story…and with our help and words, craft more of our stories to bring to Capitol Hill, for economic, racial, and environmental justice.
I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over … No poor, rural, weak, or black person should ever have to bear the additional burden of being deprived of the opportunity of an education, a job or simple justice.
—James Earl Carter, new governor of GA in 1970.
I sent the organization a snack. Well done!
Another image, courtesy of the Atlanta Constitution-Journal:
Biden cleared the 300 EV mark. Congrats to his campaign. (I won’t congratulate the DNC though.)
And the chanson? Rod Stewart on the Video Jukebox:
Post your fav images, photos, videos appropriate for our place! News, tweets — keep them coming. Drinks are on the Nest! This serves as an evening open thread.
Having spent the majority of her life in Gwinnett County, Nabilah Islam is a fighter and an organizer and has dedicated her life to advocating for progressive candidates and causes.
She was born at Crawford Long Hospital and celebrated her first birthday in the 7th. She is a product of this community, attending Gwinnett County Public Schools. She is a proud Central Gwinnett High School graduate. Her first jobs were at the Ingles Grocery Store and Walmart in Lawrenceville and she worked her way through Georgia State University at a luggage store in Peachtree Corners.
The daughter of working-class immigrants from Bangladesh, Nabilah grew up knowing the struggle of living paycheck to paycheck and working long hours to get by. When Nabilah was in high school, her mother herniated two discs in her back working as an order puller at a warehouse. At a young age, Nabilah took on the responsibility of helping her family find an attorney and navigate through the legal process in order to fight against the insurance company when they refused to cover her care – they won.
Nabilah Islam is a tireless advocate and activist, and she is ready to bring what she has learned to her home district. It is her background and lived experiences that make Nabilah a champion for Medicare for All, an economy that works for everyone and reforming the current broken immigration system.