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Friday, March 24, 2017

3/24/17 To-do List                                                            

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  1. There were not enough votes to bring the ACA repeal bill to the floor of the House yesterday.  Apparently, not all legislators are giving their constituents the same, or even correct information.  https://www.propublica.org/article/we-fact-checked-lawmakers-letters-to-constituents-on-health-care  Since we have more time, let’s let our reps know that we know the truth and we do not want the plan they are offering.  Scroll down to see how House reps are leaning:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/20/us/politics/health-care-whip-count.html

  1. Four introvert-friendly resistance tactics:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FO13Ls8zAj06VODUbnhu7kg17kfSTZxyirruG-yEanw/mobilebasic

  1. There should be no security clearance for Ivanka, nor should she have an office in the White House. A top advisor in an unnamed position in the White House is not normal.   http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/ivanka-trump-white-house-236273 Let’s write to the Ethics Office and voice our concerns:  US Office of Government Ethics 1201 New York Ave NW # 500, Washington, DC 20005

  1. From Postcards for American:  Let’s send postcard to OUR OWN Reps about HR726 and HR727, which will prohibit federal funding of National Public Radio (NPR),  and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  We seriously need to fight to keep our good news sources.  Any federal funding of NPR comes via the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that had requested $99.1 million for Radio and $298 for Public TV from the Government that would now not be forthcoming.

  1. Let’s thank Rep Fukumoto, Hawaii State House member who, citing racism and sexism, has chosen to switch from being a Republican to a Democrat.  http://www.kitv.com/story/34975293/rep-fukumoto-jumps-from-gop-to-democratic-party  Address:  415 S. Beretania St., Room 333, Honolulu, HI 96813 and email:  repfukumoto@capitol.hawaii.gov 
  1. Nevada ratified the Equal Rights Amendment yesterday.  http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/21/520962541/nevada-on-cusp-of-ratifying-equal-rights-amendment-35-years-after-deadline  Two states to go!  The 14 states that have not yet ratified the Equal Rights Amendment are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia.  If we live in these states, let’s start the pressure on our state democrats to lead this and get us over the top! 

  1. Sen. Schumer says that the Dems will filibuster the Gorsuch vote.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/gorsuch-confirmation-hearing-to-focus-today-on-testimony-from-friends-foes/2017/03/23/14d21116-0fc7-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.6e785e260d87  Let’s contact our senators and tell them that we support this.

  1. Senator McCain has declared that Congress does not have the credibility to handle the Russian probes: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/325330-mccain-congress-doesnt-have-credibility-to-handle-russia-probes  After we call our representative to ask for an independent committee, let’s also be sure to call and thank Senator McCain for speaking up: (202) 224-2235

  1. Rep. Nunes’ unethical behavior as the chair of the House Intelligence Committee is unprecedented. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-schiff-idUSKBN16T2Z1  Let’s call Rep. Jason Chaffetz, House Oversight Committee chair and demand he investigate or publicly admonish Rep. Nunes:  (202) 225-7751

  2. We can also send a postcard to Rep. Nunes to let him know what you think of his actions and remind him that it is time to put country before party.  We are watching.  Rep. Nunes’ s address:  Longworth House Office Building, Suite 1013, Washington, DC 20515 

  1. Would we like someone to collect all your Internet browsing history and sell it to a third-party without your permission?  50 Senate Republicans think we'd like that and the bill passed the Senate.  The Senate passed S.J. Res. 34, which undermines net neutrality. http://www.androidcentral.com/senate-votes-strip-away-your-online-privacy  Find out how your MoC voted (scroll all the way down), and give them a call to let them know what you think of their vote: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2017/s94



Other Actions


  1. Activism Engine has been building a site aimed at making it as easy as possible for us to get involved on issues we care about (at the national, state and local level) in three main areas (proposed legislation, direct action, and organizations) and to take any of a number of actions (calls, rep lookup, send emails and letters, attend hearings, marches, rallies, join, donate, volunteer, register to vote, share, and several others) related to those areas. The site also has a dashboard (https://activismengine.org/myactivism/) where we can track our involvement on the issues, find actions near us, look up our reps, and more.

Petitions to Sign


  1. Let’s join MoveOn.org in demanding that all Trump-related legislation and appointments be put on hold until a proper investigation of the Trump/Russia involvement is completed:  https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/shut-down-and-investigate/

  1. Sen. Kennedy wants us to join him to let Congress know that many of us want people to continue to be protected as they are under the ACA:  http://takeaction.joekennedyforcongress.com/petition/affordable-care-act/a/

Learning

  1. Can Librarians Save Us From Fake News?  https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/can-librarians-save-us-from-fake-news

  1. “Did the Ides of Trump Hit a Million?”  http://www.independent.com/news/2017/mar/18/did-ides-trump-hit-million/

  1. There’s been a lot of talk about the House Freedom Caucus.  Just who are they?  http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2015/10/20/house-freedom-caucus-what-is-it-and-whos-in-it/

  1. “What the GOP Doesn’t Get About Who Pays for Health Care”:  http://www.newyorker.com/business/adam-davidson/what-the-g-o-p-doesnt-get-about-who-pays-for-health-care



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Thursday, March 23, 2017

3/23/17 To-do List                                                            

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  1. The ACA repeal vote is today.  Here is a list of all the GOPs who are undecided on the #AHCA that includes their emails, Twitter, faxes and phone numbers for all of their district offices.  Let’s get to work!  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OZIW9VBrSiUk5qgNynYq7udabSVIKQ8q27IsGbrjkZU/edit?usp=sharing

  1. From Weekly Actions to Resist Trump:  Demand a special prosecutor investigate #russiagate:  http://www.weekly-resistance.online/

  1. “All people also yearn for beauty and they also long for grace,” he said. “And the notion that low-income and working-class people do not derive meaning from the arts? That notion is insulting and ignorant.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/03/21/the-arts-are-the-soul-of-the-country-and-are-worth-fighting-for-ford-foundation-leader-tells-arts-advocates/?utm_term=.40392f67bf56  Let’s ask our legislators to stand up with these folks.

  1. From Alt National Park Service:  No drilling on public lands:  Republican senators are coming out against a CRA resolution that would repeal an Interior Department regulation governing oil and natural gas drilling on federal land, this has stalled it in the Senate. We need your help to pressure your senator to vote against repealing this regulation. Here is a list of some of the undecided Senators: U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), and Senator Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.). Please call/email/fax your senator even if they are not on this list! Call your senator at (202) 224-3121.
 
  1. Let’s join the Union of Concerned Scientists and tweet our senators with these ready-made tweets to protect science-based safeguards:  http://www.ucsusa.org/center-science-and-democracy/tweet-your-senator-protect-science-based-safeguards#.WNLLEjsrLIU

  1. As if we needed another reason to dislike the GOP healthcare proposal, one of the Monday night changes was to force new mothers to be working within 60 days of childbirth or lose their Medicaid insurance.  https://degette.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/in-updated-repeal-bill-republicans-tell-new-mothers-find-work  Let’s tell our reps that there is no need to tighten this protection for new moms.

  1. Let’s join the Democratic Coalition Against Trump and tell Congress to investigate the Trump/Russia connection:  https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-immediately-investigate-trumps-ties-to-russia

  1. 5 Calls is demanding Devin Nunes recuse himself from the Russian investigation.  Let’s join them:  https://5calls.org/#issue/recBXMKE9BSY4zzGU

  1. The Trump administration is trying to erase LGBT elders from an annual national survey on aging.  Let’s let them know that we want this group to continue to be included.  https://actionnetwork.org/letters/trump-administration-erasing-lgbt-elders

  1. Internet service providers want to collect and sell our browsing data.  Congress is voting on a bill to allow them to do that.  Let’s tell them that is not what we want. Our privacy is more important than corporate profits,  https://www.savebroadbandprivacy.org/

Other Actions


  1. Youth Organizing Summit is on the lookout for young political leaders to attend their upcoming conference in Washington, DC. Join them April 27 & 28 in D.C. as they pull together the best and brightest grassroots organizers, movement allies, and funders from every corner of the country. They are teaming up with Planned Parenthood, NextGen Climate, Roosevelt Institute, and more to create a space for youth power to thrive and grow. At the Summit, attendees will build relationships with other organizers and funders; strengthen organizing skills for their teams; and help plan for mobilizing young people in 2017 and 2018. Check out https://youthorganizingsummit.org/ for more information on the agenda, how to register, and pricing.

  1. Join the ACLU and call on Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente to appoint a special prosecutor on Jeff Sessions and Russia: http://bit.ly/2mSTLOX  Contact information for Department of Justice: https://www.justice.gov/contact-us

  1. Professionals who would like to volunteer their work and expertise to take back the Democratic majority- check out Prolog: https://www.weareprolog.org/for-professionals

  1. Want to learn how you can expand sanctuary in your city?  Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) will be hosting a webinar today (Thursday, March 23rd), with speakers Tania Unzueta, Policy and Legal Director with Mijente, and Janaé Bonus, National Public Policy Chair with Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100). Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/0ef2c6ce1cfad379d746f627e8486654

  1. The U.S. and U.K. have implemented a limited ban on electronic devices on foreign flights from multiple Muslim-majority countries. There are numerous concerns with this ban, and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism is asking autistic community members to complete a poll so that they can help address one of those concerns: https://www.facebook.com/thinkingpersonsguidetoautism/posts/1471876316187024  More on the ban: http://wapo.st/2nZm4en

  1. Many of us are thinking about the notion of tax resisting.  Here’s some info:  http://citizentruth.org/want-tax-resist-not-alone/  and an organization that provides even more:  http://nwtrcc.org/ and a Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1153720564738729/

  1. Voices is partnering with advocacy groups to change the way group members participate in the policy process.  Check them out!  https://tryvoices.com/

  1. Let’s join the World Wildlife Federation in observing Earth Hour this Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 pm along with hundreds of millions of people around the world by turning off our lights for one hour to show our commitment to the planet and our collective fight against climate change. https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/earth-hour 

Petitions to Sign


  1. Sen. Booker feels that we need to stop the use of private prisons.  The Bureau of Prisons inspector general has reported that these privately-owned facilities are less secure and less safe than their federal counterparts, and have had repeated cases of civil rights violations.  Let’s sign on:  http://act.corybooker.com/page/s/end-private-prisons

  1. The House has already passed the bill, so let’s sign Mark Kelly’s letter asking Congress to not allow severely mentally ill veterans purchase guns.  As Gabby Gifford’s husband, he knows what a gun in the wrong hands can do.  https://secure.americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/page/signup/VA-firearms-letter

Learning

  1. From Reba (one of our own) who spent a year as a policy fellow in a US Senate office and now is a federal science policy professional: This is the rule of thumb: the harder it is for a constituent to do, the more weight it is given. Which makes sense - people are driven to undertake a "heavy lift" (in any situation) when they are most passionate and involved and care the most. Members and their staff know this - it is basic human psychology. So they pay attention when constituents do things that are hard/ time-consuming/ personal/ require commitment. That is, in rough order: show up in person (at an office, or a town hall, or a local protest); call them on the phone; send a *personal* email that includes a personal story and is written in your own words, from your personal email account. That's it. Faxes, petitions, social media, postcards create buzz and PR but are not much of an influence on a member. And there is no way around that.

  1. A reminder why business people should not be running schools or governments:  https://www.facebook.com/fusionmedianetwork/videos/1860159380676698/

  1. “Fixing Relationships This Election Has Broken”  http://johnpavlovitz.com/2017/03/22/fixing-relationships-this-election-has-broken/


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

3/22/17 To-do List                                                            

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  1. Monday evening the GOP made some alterations to the healthcare bill that is scheduled for a vote in the House on Thursday.  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/21/upshot/the-7-big-revisions-republicans-made-to-their-health-care-bill.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0   Let’s let our representatives know that it is still not good enough to replace the ACA.

  1. Sen. Schumer has called for a delay in the Gorsuch confirmation given the possible Russia/Trump collusion until investigation is completed.  http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/chuck-schumer-delay-neil-gorsuch-vote-236315   Let’s call our senators and tell them we agree. 

  1. Should the confirmation process for Gorsuch continue, we need to remember that while his answers may sound polished and diplomatic, his background is not necessarily what we need in a Supreme Court judge.  http://billmoyers.com/story/supreme-court-nominee-neil-gorsuch-praised-voter-suppression-efforts/  Let’s help our legislators know we oppose him.

  1. Join CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) in calling on the White House to cancel its meeting with Brigitte Gabriel. Gabriel is the leader of the anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America.  A meeting with the White House will only further normalize the rampant Islamophobia in the U.S. Read SPLC's report on ACT for America:  https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/act-america More on Brigitte Gabriel: http://www.islamophobia.org/islamophobic-individuals/brigitte-gabriel/65-brigitte-gabriel-aka-hanah-kahwagi-tudor.html From the Washington Post: http://wapo.st/2lSrSte

  1. Throughout the House Intelligence Committee hearing, it was clear through the line of questioning on *who* leaked the information, rather than *what* was leaked, that partisan politics continue to be an issue. We cannot depend solely on biased committees; we need to continue to call our representative and demand an independent, special prosecutor to investigate collusion between Trump and Russia. 

  1. In looking at voter disenfranchisement, it is interesting to note how varied state felon voting laws are.  This is an important subgroup of citizens caught up in degrees of voter suppression.  http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/felon-voting-rights.aspx and  http://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000286  Let’ check up on what the laws are in our states and see if there is some action to be done there.

  1. Now that she is moving into a White House office, “Ivanka's elevated position has historians and ethics experts questioning the appropriateness of having one of the president's adult children serving directly in the administration, especially while continuing to own a business.”  http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/21/520965076/ivanka-trumps-move-to-the-white-house-raises-questions-about-ethics Let’s let our legislators know that this does not sit well with us either.  Imagine if Clinton had won, and Chelsea were the daughter doing this. 

  1. “The United States has pulled its participation from hearings planned for today by a regional human rights body that has enjoyed the support of every U.S. administration since its founding. This sets a dangerous precedent that mirrors the behavior of authoritarian regimes and will only serve to embolden them.”  https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/unprecedented-no-show-us-pulls-out-planned-human-rights-hearing Is this really what we stand for now?  Our legislators need to know that we find this totally unacceptable. 

  1. Illinois has a creative way to reach their representatives regarding the healthcare proposal.  https://www.facebook.com/events/848468781968796/ Let’s join in if we are in Illinois and if not, let’s try something like this for an upcoming vote!

Other Actions


  1. From one of our own:  how about an apology to South Korea for Rex Tillerson’s extremely undiplomatic accusation that they lied about his “fatigue.” As an Asia specialist, Tillerson clearly has had no briefing on the etiquette—first that one is expected to dine with hosts after a business meeting and second that they were saving face for him and themselves by citing fatigue. Here’s the address of the embassy:  Ambassador Ahn, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 2320 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

  1. Earth Hour is coming up on March 25th, at 8:30pm local time. Pledge to turn out your lights to stand up for our planet. Learn more about the movement: https://www.earthhour.org/what-is-earth-hour

  1. Sleeping Giants is asking us to participate in a Tweet storm, focusing on Taboola. Sample tweets are available on the Sleeping Giants Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/slpnggiants/posts/1851761165066524

  1. Knight Foundation, Democracy Fund, and the Rita Allen Foundation believe informed communities are indispensable to a healthy American democracy. We are launching an open call for ideas to address concerns about the spread of misinformation and build trust in quality journalism.  They are planning to award up to $1 million and for the average grant size to be $50,000 for these ideas.  Let those creative types among us check this out!  http://www.knightfoundation.org/challenges/knight-prototype-fund/

Petitions to Sign


  1. From one of our own:  National Low Income Housing Coalition is seeking help from organizations and advocates concerned about critical transportation, housing, community development, and homelessness programs to circulate a letter urging Congress to protect these programs from cuts, to lift the harmful caps on federal spending, and to provide the highest level of funding possible for these programs in FY18.   http://nlihc.org/article/sign-letter-telling-congress-protect-critical-affordable-housing-and-transportation-1

  1. Let’s Join MoveOn.org in demanding that Congress pause all Trump-related legislation and appointments—starting with a halt to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation process—until the American people learn the full truth about Trump and Russia.  http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/shut-down-and-investigate 

Learning

  1. From 5 Calls:  Hey everyone! Many of you have probably seen the latest tech tool craze Resistbot. Super cool gadget, but one concern that we've had at 5 Calls is that faxes (like emails and letters) can take weeks to get read and tallied, potentially nullifying the effect of the demand. So………it's not the most effective communication method for time-sensitive matters. Especially the Trumpcare vote!! We don't want to see the power of the resistance get diluted down by poorly timed correspondence.

  1. We all knew it was a long shot and we thank those who tried, but the Supreme Court denied the Revote 2017 lawsuit.   http://revote2017.org/our-writ-was-denied/ 

  1. A sign of the times and in direct opposition to Trump’s ideas, two coal plants are shutting down in Ohio:  http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/324857-two-ohio-coal-plants-to-close

  1. Leaks have always been part of politics. Sometimes they are intentional; sometimes they are not.  This guy knows a lot  about leaks:  http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/324805-watergate-reporter-gop-lawmakers-decrying-leaks-have-knowingly-leaked


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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

3/21/17 To-do List                                                            

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  1. From Tell All Your FriendsGiven the news yesterday that the FBI is investigating possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, it is fair to ask that all SCOTUS hearings be delayed. Do not be misled by false presidential tweets:  http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/20/14984662/trump-tweet-comey-russia   Call your senator's now and let them know how you feel. 

  1. Along the same line, after what we learned yesterday from the FBI, it is all the more essential that the larger investigation of the Trump-Russia connections be handled by an independent investigation.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-russia-independent-investigation-20170320-story.html Let’s let our legislators know that this has to be done. 

  1. Should the Gorsuch hearings continue, ask your senators to oppose him for the Supreme Court. Scripts and talking points here: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/2/7/combat-donald-trumps-arch-conservative-scotus-pick

  1. Sen. Durbin and Rep. Davis are working on introducing legislation that will help kids stressed by violence.  http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/durbin-davis-unveil-plan-to-help-kids-stressed-by-violence/ They are looking for co-sponsors.  Let’s ask ours to sign on to this important piece of hope.

  1. This Thursday, the House will vote on the AHCA. Indivisible Guide is suggesting that we take Friday to visit our reps' district offices to give them immediate feedback on their vote. It is important to hold our reps accountable, and part of that is letting them know that we're paying attention to their votes.  Regardless if we are going to congratulate or question, time to plan for Friday!

Other Actions


  1. From Postcards for AmericaWe (the USA) is/are getting a bad rap around the world because they think our President speaks for us. I think we can help counteract that. So, I've put together an address list (that will be added to as and when is needed) for the allied World leaders that 45 has treated poorly so far. I'll try to include an overseas address (generally $1.15, I believe), an Embassy address, email and Twitter (if I can locate) for each so we can make the most impact. https://docs.google.com/document/d/12s3gRRG54knUfzAcL3gyrG6CBT3kj86zgvuiZ3F2J34/edit

  1. From one of our own:  If you are overwhelmed by the sheer number of fronts on which to fight, PredictGov provides a % chance that a bill will be enacted. While nothing is guaranteed in this life, this may help with triage. It is cited as a worthwhile resource by both GovTrack and The Resistance Manual:  http://predictgov.com/projects/congress/  (Click on “Real-Time Predictions” in the upper left)

  1. Head over to Common Cause to find your elected officials, their contact information (including Twitter handles and websites), where their political contributions come from, and what bills they've sponsored:  www.commoncause.org/take-action/find-elected-officials/

Petitions to Sign


  1. Sen. Gillibrand is asking us to join with her in seeking an independent investigation into Trump and his Russian ties: https://petitions.signforgood.com/keg-investigation  

  1. If the Senate approves these three bills, Trump will certainly sign them — preventing key agencies from fulfilling their crucial missions to protect Americans, and rolling back vital health protections.  Urge your senators to reject the "Regulatory Accountability" Act, the REINS Act, and the "Midnight Rules Relief" Act. https://petitions.signforgood.com/CorporatePowerGrab

Learning

  1. Because the ACHA is being proposed through budget reconciliation, it only needs a simple majority to pass, rather than the usual sixty votes needed to pass new legislation. Read more about how budget reconciliation works: http://bit.ly/2mIW8mf

  1. “62 Million Reasons I’m Not the Same Anymore”:  http://johnpavlovitz.com/2017/03/15/62-million-reasons-im-not-the-same-anymore/

  1. “Depressed by Politics?  Just Let it Go”  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/opinion/depressed-by-politics-just-let-go.html 


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Monday, March 20, 2017

3/20/17 To-do List                                                             

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  1. 27 Republican House members are considering voting against the GOP healthcare plan this week. Make sure they do so. Use the info in this to help:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AsDez86TCuKD4WYuO_0QOB7dbhMwFa7HZ90gzRPahdk/htmlview#gid=0

  1. The vote on the AHCA is coming up this week. Rise Stronger has a list of the reps, with contact numbers, most likely to vote "no." Make some calls and stop the AHCA in the House! https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byr0dxUWDZlmMnd4UmFCV0ZvMEU/view

  1. The Gorsuch for Supreme Court hearing begins today. Continue to contact your senators to oppose him.  The ACLU has a comprehensive thirty-six page report on Judge Neil Gorsuch, broken down by issues and cases. Check it out!  https://www.aclu.org/other/aclu-report-nomination-judge-neil-gorsuch-supreme-court

  1. Thanks to Tell All Your Friends, here is another good list to use when seeking Republican senators most susceptible to pressure:  http://www.tellallyourfriends.org/senators-most-susceptible-to-pressure.html

  1. Call your senators and ask them to oppose John Clayton for SEC Chair. He has numerous conflicts of interest that make him the wrong choice for this position. The Indivisible Guide has scripts available: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/3/15/oppose-jay-clayton-for-sec-chair

  1. Do not let up on Jeff Sessions. You can still make phone calls, asking him to resign. Head over to The 65 and use their call script: http://thesixtyfive.org/theIssues

  1. ICE agents arrested Zully Palacios and Enrique Balcazar, both human rights activists from Vermont, on March 17.  They are now in detention awaiting a court date. Neither has a criminal record. Their targeting appears to be political retaliation for their effective work in defending the human rights of workers and immigrants in this country.  Please sign this letter to Boston ICE field director asking for their release.  http://migrantjustice.net/free-enrique-and-zully

  1. From  Action Checklist for Americans of ConscienceDemocrats and progressive Members of Congress (MoCs) need to hear from you on the issues you care about. Even when you're 100% sure they agree with your view and will vote accordingly.  Here's why: Your stories give blue MoCs a backbone. Your lived experience supports their actions. If you are a progressive or Democrat, please pick up that phone (or visit) and tell them why you, personally, support or oppose issues and how they affect you. Don't leave them hanging. If you don't call with your stories, all they hear are the haters and could cave to them.

Other Actions


  1. Let’s send postcards of congratulations to the five fourth graders from Pleasant Run Elementary who won the Indianapolis robotics championship. The team, two who are African American and three who are Latino, deserved the award but not the “go back to Mexico” taunts they received from competitors and their families.  http://www.indystar.com/story/opinion/columnists/suzette-hackney/2017/03/16/hackney-meet-kids-took-racism-won/99249796/  Send to PantherBots, Pleasant Run Elementary, 1800 N Franklin Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46219. 

  1. The organizers for the Tax March want to know why you're marching, or why you think it's important for Trump to share his tax returns. Share your story: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/why-im-marching

  1. Keep looking for creative ways to support and resist: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/17/people-are-sending-epa-employees-chocolate-chip-cookies-and-thank-you-cards/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.de22c10b56f7

Petitions to Sign


  1. Sign CREDO Action's petition: Tell Democratic Leaders Resist Trump's Handout to War Profiteers: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/trump_war_profiteers?t=1&akid=22176.11114362.28cXvl

  1. VoteVets is asking that we sign their petition opposing Trump’s budget that pits veterans against the poor:  http://action.votevets.org/page/s/trumps_budget

  1. CREDO Action has a petition opposing Clayton for SEC Chair:  https://act.credoaction.com/sign/clayton_sec?t=1&akid=22201.11114362.KGV0D_

Learning

  1. Reflecting on Love and Action  http://tinyletter.com/revel-reflect-recharge/letters/reflecting-on-love-and-action


  1. The Danger of Slipping into a Restlessness Helplessness: http://www.onbeing.org/blog/courtney-martin-the-danger-of-slipping-into-a-restless-helplessness/

3.      The Ultimate Ongoing List of Anti-Trump Resistance Victories:  https://thetempest.co/2017/02/11/news/whats-working-an-ongoing-list-of-progressive-victories-in-2017/ 



Rogan’s List is a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance,
a federation of more than 70 #resistance sites located throughout the nation,
each with its own methods and approach.  Other member sites are listed here: https://www.actionalliance.co/  --scroll down and click through and you'll find many more opportunities to make a difference.
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Rogan’s List is also part of RISE Stronger’s United States of Resistance