Grassroots Change
facebook twitter instagram

As a Trump Administration Fast Approaches, Cities and Towns Gear Up for Political Resistance

January 6, 2017

Moyers and Company

SALLY NEAS

January 4, 2017

Back in March, when Donald Trump was facing off with two now-forgotten candidates for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, the small town of Barnstead, New Hampshire, was quietly protecting its citizens. At their annual town hall, residents voted unanimously for a city ordinance establishing the right to freedom from forced religious identification.

This inconspicuous action was part of a growing national movement for strengthened community self-governance that has found new purpose as the reality of a Trump presidency fast approaches. It came in the form of a community bill of rights, a charter or ordinance that affirms certain rights within a municipality. Similar bills have granted the right to a clean environment, safe and affordable housing, health care and worker’s rights, among others.

Read the post