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12/14/16  To-do List                                         

There is no special way to attack this action list. If it seems overwhelming, just do the first two items to make it easier.  If you have a little more time, do the third….and the fourth…. Or, choose items that speak to your heart.  Some people cut and paste the list, print it off and take it with them so they can check items off while they are out and about during the day and just waiting or driving.  Others click and do items as they work on their computer or phone.  There is no right way to do this.  Just do something!  Remember, too, that many of the suggestions made on earlier days are still doable! 

  1. Ask James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence,  to give the electors an intelligence briefing on Russia's interference in our US elections before they cast their ballot in 5 days.  James Clapper, U.S. Director of National Intelligence 703.733.8600. Here is a sample script:  My name is ---- -----, and I am calling to let Director Clapper know that I’m deeply disturbed by the CIA's statement on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. I strongly urge Director Clapper to immediately grant the Electoral College a full intelligence briefing on the extent of Russia’s involvement and attempts to sway the election in Trump’s favor. The Electoral College has a duty to preserve the integrity of the election process. In order to do their duty effectively, the Electors must have all of the facts about Russia’s influence before they cast their votes on December 19.

  1. Join the call for election integrity:  https://www.change.org/p/barack-obama-join-the-call-for-electoral-integrity

  1. Read this open letter to electors that is currently running in major newspapers around the country.  Sign the petition that is associated with it:  https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19-4a78160a-023c-4ff0-9069-53cee2a095a8/u/18783737?tk=zkwxXtNTmgtlm5V8fRiqH_NtSjff-8QAkGSUS21btVw&utm_source=petition_update&utm_medium=email

  1. Please sign this Friends of the Earth petition and contact your senators to block the appointment of Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy.  Donald Trump nominated Rick Perry to head the Energy Department. Perry is a climate denier and Big Oil crony who once vowed to abolish that very agency.  http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=20806

  1. Contact your representatives and governors to ask that they demand that the electors be debriefed on the CIA information on Russian interference prior to Dec. 19, and to delay the electoral vote if that's not possible, given the time frame;

  1. Contact the U.S. Attorney General and ask that the Electoral College vote be postponed until a full investigation of Russian interference and the Trump campaign's potential coordination with Russia is complete. You can reach the Attorney General's office at 202-514-2000 (Comment line...press 4)

  1. The GSA has determined that unless Trump divests all financial interest in the new Trump hotel in DC, housed in the former post office, he will be in violation of the lease on the property.  We made calls about this one!  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-hotel-general-services-administration-232620

  1. This linked document is a tool for fighting Trump's appointments. It lists who he has appointed for what, why they are bad news and gives all the necessary committee information to contact senators and work to block the appointment. It was put together by a group of activists and will be keeping us plenty busy. Feel free to share widely. https://docs.google.com/…/1j4wKONjrrE3ZiDXvc8_2ktSMdXw…/edit#

  1. Yet another way to contact members of the Electoral College:  https://makedemocracymatter.org/

  1. Contact your legislators asking them to join Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) in his notion of delaying the Electoral College vote until after the electors can be briefed on the Russian hacking situation. Here is some background:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-congressman-calls-for-delay-in-electoral-college-vote/2016/12/14/98022426-c21b-11e6-8422-eac61c0ef74d_story.html?hpid=hp_local-news_beyer-1230pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.c4b27b99095c 


Michigan

  1. There is still a chance that the MI House will try to bring back SB 0638, a 2015 campaign finance bill that if enacted would essentially eliminate campaign finance limits by getting rid of rules that prevent SuperPACs (which can raise unlimited amounts of money) from coordinating directly with candidate campaigns. This would have the practical effect of allowing one (b)millionaire to fully finance a political campaign by themselves.  At the moment we are proceeding on the assumption that this will happen and will gear up to deal with it over the course of this starting tomorrow.  Please call the following Republican House members and urge them to oppose the Campaign Finance Bill SB 0638. You can leave a message on their voice mail. You do not have to live in their districts.
Anthony Forlini (District 24) 517-373-0113
Ed McBroom (DIstrict 108) 517-373-0156
Dave Pagel (District 78) 517-373-1796
Thomas Hooker (District 77) 517-373-2277
Ed Canfield (DIstrict 84) 517-373-0476
Ken Yonker (District 72) 517-373-0840

  1. Please call your Michigan state reps and state senators ASAP and urge them to vote NO on these awful union-busting bills.  SB 279 and 280 are both likely to come up for a vote TODAY (Wed. 12/14), tomorrow at the latest. Find a rep here: http://www.house.mi.gov/mhrpublic/ and find a senator here: http://www.senate.michigan.gov/fysbyaddress.html

3.      Use this form to help fight a big change to our no-fault auto insurance system:  http://www.viethconsulting.com/action.php?orgcode=CPAN&laid=171981  Here is the backstory:  http://michiganradio.org/post/movement-auto-insurance-legislation-provides-lame-duck-surprise

4.      Love seeing our own Sen. Gary Peters’ name on this letter about saving Medicare and Medicaid!  Keep those calls going to Sen. Debbie Stabenow and our representatives!  http://www.peters.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/12_7_16%20Trump%20Medicare%20Medicaid%20letter%20FINAL.pdf

5.      Consider helping to fund an organization which is wanting to make signs that say “Hate Has No Home Here”:  https://www.gofundme.com/HHNHHWestMI

2 comments:

  1. Hi Susan -

    I'm Joe from Weekly Actions to Resist Trump. We were hoping to send along our latest action for inclusion on the list and were wondering how to get in touch with you. Could you drop us a line when you get the chance? We're at weeklyresistancetotrump@gmail.com.

    Thanks!

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