For almost two years (99 weeks, to be precise) Amy Siskind has been tracking changes made by Trump’s administration that she calls, The Weekly List. Most, if not all, of these changes have moved our nation further away from the common good. Her reason is simple but profound. “Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.”

For the Week of October 7, the same week that Vote Common Good held a rally in Morgantown, West Virginia, Siskind noted that, “On Saturday, Trump visited West Virginia for a campaign rally where he bragged about his economic accomplishments. Under Trump, poverty in the state climbed to 19.1% in 2017 from 17.9% in 2016.” 

And while most of the news roiled with stories surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, a now-familiar story took a turn for the worse. These are the facts:

We were reminded, too, how corrupt that system can be:

Worse, we also learned from a regular, boring report exactly how bad things have been for a long time.

And for people who try to tell you that “claims” of racism are “overblown,” Siskind laid out some reality:

We can say for certain that these facts do not indicate a country acting in the common good. Let’s change that this November 6!

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