27 Activists You Should Be Following On Twitter In 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Bustle – By Joseph D. Lyons

Glance at anyone’s status updates about this past year, and you’ll see the verdict is in: 2016 has pretty much sucked. Perhaps there were some bright spots, but the overall picture is lunar deathscape gray. Still, remember when politics wasn’t all doom and gloom? These are the activists to follow on Twitter in 2017 because in this time and place, we truly need them.

There’s no need to beat around the bush here. These voices are more necessary than ever thanks to Donald Trump and his incoming administration. The entire Cabinet he has proposed is against the very progress that these people are working for. And Trump himself is against the media, attacking it any time they put forward views that contradict his own. We can hope that the press corps continue to cover opposing views, but Twitter could become the key place to connect to truly progressive viewpoints, as well as for the attempts at organizing protests or other types of resistance. So sign into your account, and get ready to hit “follow.”

[…]23) Prerna Lal is an attorney at the UC Berkeley Undocumented Student Program and the East Bay Community Law Center. Her tweets and activism regularly are focused on immigration. Originally from Fiji, she was in removal proceedings until the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down and she could get papers through her partner.

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