With the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives, and many state governments all in the hands of Republicans or crazy people (or both), it seems like the courts are the only option we have for protecting civil rights.
The Most ImpactIn looking at the organizations that seem to have the most impact on civil rights these days, it's clear that Lambda Legal is the organization that is best prepared to represent me and the legal issues I care about. Check out their web page and the substantial listing of all those court cases that they're taking on. The American's Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is also doing amazing things to support our civil rights in the courts.
Both of these organizations are ramping up with staffing and resources to be able to push back on the unconstitutional efforts put forth by the Congress and the White House.
Both of them could use as much financial support as I can muster.
I have decided that in addition to my recent contribution to Lambda Legal (which was really a birthday gift from a good friend that gave me the choice of where to donate), I will also donate any sales from Ravelry patterns from now until the end of April.
You can look at a list of my published patterns, so if there's any you were hoping to buy, you can turn your purchase into a charitable contribution.
Even if you decide not to purchase a pattern, I'm hopeful you'll help support Lambda Legal if you can.
Current Knitting/CrochetI had a bit of a setback in my project work, as I seemed to have finally passed the avalanche of kidney stones from my last lithotripsy. Six hours of intense pain followed by passing about 18 kidney stones of varying sizes. I think it's over now...at least until my kidneys decide to grow more stones, but it did put a bit of a halt on most project work.
I did start to add the flannel lining to the Easton Logo blanket...but not enough to get a decent photo (I feel like Trump when I say that "I never knew how complex this sewing stuff was.").
I also got a bit more finished on the Interlocking Crochet Scarf.
It is going to be a lovely scarf when it's finished!