12/19/16  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. We tried.  We worked so hard, but the nature of the Electoral College was too big a force to change.  http://www.npr.org/2016/12/19/506188169/donald-trump-poised-to-secure-electoral-college-win-with-few-surprises

2.      Here’s hoping our pressure is helping!  These three need phone calls of thanks and support in their bipartisan request for a new Senate Select Committee on Cyber to investigate recent reports of Russian interference in the 2016 election and to develop a comprehensive legislative package to address gaps in current cyber laws to better deter and defend against further cyber attacks.  Call:  Sen. Schumer (202) 224-6542 and Sen. McCain (202) 224-2235 and Sen.Graham (202) 224-5972    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/18/us/politics/senators-push-to-broaden-inquiry-on-election-hacking.html?_r=0

3.      While you are at it, call your own senators asking them to join forces with Senators Schumer, McCain, and Graham asking for this.  Find your senator here:  http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

4.      Let’s start making this happen for us!! Create gatherings and invite your legislators!!  https://www.facebook.com/MicMedia/videos/1324933644196089/

5.      Whether you are able to go or not to the Women’s March on Washington next month, you can at least get the shirt!  http://merch.womensmarch.com/

  1. The DNC is asking for input on the future of the party. The link says, "add your name," but it also has a comment field for your thoughts about the directions of the DNC.       https://my.democrats.org/page/s/rebuild

  1. If you’ve not already joined Emily’s List, please considering doing so.  They “ignite change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office”.  You can sign here to welcome eight new women to the House, including six women of color! them.https://secure.emilyslist.org/page/s/20161108_website_House?&source=WPSOW_digital_homepage_20161109_House_r4

  1. Please, if you haven’t signed this petition regarding Trump’s conflicts of interest, sign and share. Phase II: Delivery to Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz and to Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings when Congress reconvenes in January.   http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/rep-jason-chaffetz-probe?mailing_id=36307&source=s.icn.em.cr&amp%3Br_by=17042769&r_by=15875449

  1. You can sign up here for Sen. Cory Booker’s Book Club.  The book chosen for the beginning of 2017 is   Elizabeth Kolbert’s Pulitzer-prize winner, The Sixth Extinction.   http://act.corybooker.com/page/s/2017-booker-s-book-club

  1. Here is another petition, this one asking Congress for an independent bipartisan investigation into Russia’s unprecedented interference in our 2016 elections:  https://my.democrats.org/page/signup/tell-congress-investigate-russian-hacking

  1. If you are looking for a weekly action item to pursue, you may want to consider subscribing to “Wall of Us”.  Click on “subscribe” in the upper right corner:  https://www.wall-of-us.org/

  1. Here is a “Stop Betsy DeVos Toolkit” by The Network for Public Education:  http://networkforpubliceducation.org/2016/12/join-us-in-stopping-the-confirmation-of-devos-npe-toolkit/


Michigan  


1.      A bill is on its way to Gov. Snyder that will prohibit local communities and municipalities from banning plastic bags and other containers with the goal of reducing plastic litter.  Call Michigan Governor Rick Snyder at 517-373-3400 or 517-335-7858 and tell him to veto SB 853.

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