The administration’s war on immigrants continues, with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) targeting those in the U.S. with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS allows immigrants fleeing civil wars, natural disasters, or other dangerous situations to remain in the United States and work and travel. An estimated 437,000 people from 10 countries—many of which Trump has described in nasty, racist terms—are protected by TPS. Last week, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen decided to terminate TPS for over 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador, effective September 2019 (a similar move to terminate TPS status for Haitian immigrants was announced in November).
It’s January, the least lucrative month of the year for the estimated 2.5 million of us who work in tipped industries. But the difficulties of a career as a server, bartender, or other tipped worker go beyond unstable profits and irregular work hours. One of the country’s fastest-growing industries, hospitality is notorious for sexual harassment. 90% of female tipped workers report incidents of harassment from management, coworkers and/or customers; over half report enduring harassment at least weekly. Support workers in tipped industries by fighting harassment, protecting workers’ right to earnings, and making minimum wage a living wage.
Election Day is November 6, 2018. That gives us 300 days to get yourself—and those around you—ready. You might be a planner who loves the idea of sketching out goals for the next 10 months, or it might seem impossibly far away and all you want to do is curl up on the couch under blankets. That’s ok! We’ve got workouts for everyone, even those wrapped in blankets. Here are four workouts to set you up for your activism in 2018.