Biden and Trump send VERY different Thanksgiving messages


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Biden and Trump send VERY different Thanksgiving messages

While the president-elect reminded Americans we are not at war with each other, the outgoing Oval Office occupant pardoned a confessed criminal, railed against democracy, and urged families to gather in person during a pandemic.

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Trump makes last-minute push to bring back firing squads and electric chair executions
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Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet
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Supreme Court blocks pandemic restrictions on New York religious services
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Trump calls into Giuliani’s sham election “hearing” to deliver deranged rant on speakerphone
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Trump officials rush to mine desert haven native tribes consider holy
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Georgia secretary of state: My family voted for Trump. He threw us under the bus anyway
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Yes. Seriously.

More to be thankful for…

Today’s Action: Give thanks… and acknowledge land

This is certainly a different year, and it won’t be the last holiday dramatically affected by the pandemic before it’s over. If you are observing Thanksgiving, we hope you have plans for staying safe today, even if it means connecting with loved ones over the phone or internet (Zoom has free unlimited access today).

But even under this hardship, here at OD Action, we’re thankful for so much. Thankful that we’ll have a new president in less than two months, thankful for historic voter turnout and civic engagement, thankful for the efforts of BIPOC activists who worked tirelessly to battle voter suppression and empower underserved communities, and thankful for all essential and frontline workers who risk their health and sanity in the face of great adversity to keep us moving.

And, we’re thankful for the entire OD Action community – not just today, but we truly don’t say it enough. We’re in constant awe and appreciation for the actions that you take on a monthly, weekly, daily basis to fight for justice and equality, and we’re honored to be at your side on this journey to a better future.

For those community members who are not of Native heritage, we have an important action for you to take today (beyond staying safe): before you begin your meal, take a moment to acknowledge the unceded Native tribal land you reside on.

Thanksgiving is a painful time for many Native communities, as it propagates the historical erasure of a continent of indigenous peoples and cultures at the violent hands of European settlers and governments. But it’s also a present day issue: we are in a state of active colonization. This is a holiday that normalizes genocide and ethnic cleansing, in a country that oppresses and silences Native communities and occupies indigenous territory to this day.

We must battle the erasure with facts and education. So make a moment – whether you’re with family or on your own – to investigate and acknowledge whose land you’re living on before you launch into celebrations. Land acknowledgement is the first step of many toward reconciling our participation in occupying stolen lands, and strengthening and empowering your local Native communities today and going forward.

Search the Whose Land map to learn about to whom the land you live on belongs, and include land acknowledgement in today’s activities. Many tribes have websites with both historical and current-day information to begin your journey in self-education.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition disbar Giuliani for pursuing frivolous lawsuits to steal the presidency, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.