12/2/16 To-do List
People have told me how much they appreciate my daily to-do lists and I will continue to provide them. Do not feel as if you have to do ALL of the items on any given day. Chose the ones that speak to your heart. If you can only do one or two, then do one or two! Everything each of us does is most likely more than what we’ve done before.
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! If it is overwhelming, just do the first two items to make it easier. If you have a little more time, do the third….and the fourth….
I am a retired university librarian and love fact-checking and working with information. Between Facebook, Twitter, and email, I gather action items during the day and then post the list in the evening. I post these to 8-10 Facebook groups all over the country. We are all doing this work together! As always, please feel free to share these lists with others!
So, here is today’s to-do list!
To-do List (12-2)
- If you are an avid smartphone user, you may want to consider downloading the Countable app (available on iPhone and Android devices). This and other political apps are discussed here: https://mic.com/articles/153304/these-2016-election-apps-could-help-revolutionize-american-politics#.091RknlCU
- The House Committee on Science, Space, and Tech jtweeted a Breibart anti-climate-change article. Call the chair and ranking members as well as any members in your state and tell them it's unacceptable. https://science.house.gov/about/members
- Thank Coca-Cola for running this wonderfully diverse version of “America the Beautiful” during TV football games to help remind everyone how beautiful ALL of our country is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUGDQo2Pb6g Here’s how to contact Coke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUGDQo2Pb6g
- Please sign Sen. Cory Booker’s petition to restore the Voting Rights Act. http://act.corybooker.com/page/s/fb-restore-the-voting-rights-act?source=ad2-2
- Democratic Intelligence Committee Senators are asking the Obama administration to declassify information related to the Russian hacking that occurred in this election. https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call
- Please sign EveryLibrary’s petition “Defend the Right to Literacy for Students in Detroit”: http://action.everylibrary.org/right_to_literacy_in_detroit
- Please sign Sandy Hook Promise’s petition on mental health reform. http://action.sandyhookpromise.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19407&track=a_fb_mentalhealthreform2016_la&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=ocpm&utm_campaign=mhra16
- Protect Our Elections is filing for a recount in FL and is seeking donations to help offset the cost. Consider helping them! https://protectourelections.nationbuilder.com/florida_recount
- As we know, Trump wants to revive the Keystone Pipeline. Sign the petition to the governors of the states involved to help stop its revival. http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=20694&track=ads_facebook_kxl_dla&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=ocpm&utm_campaign=2016Acq
10. Michigan Attorney General is appealing to the state Supreme Court to halt recount. Time to bombard his office with calls and faxes! Lansing: 517-373-1110/Facsimile 517-373-3042 OR his Detroit office: 313-456-0240/Facsimile 313-456-0241
11. Time to register for more Victory Tour tickets and not go! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-out-the-vote-rally-with-vice-president-elect-mike-pence-tickets-29727156726
12. Yay! The Russell Amendment was defeated! We helped!! http://www.salon.com/2016/12/01/congress-just-killed-legislation-allowing-lgbt-workers-to-be-fired-but-anti-gay-discrimination-under-trump-is-here-to-stay/
13. The Pulitzer Prize winning, fact-checking website, Politifact, is currently running a readers’ choice poll for the “lie of the year”. Weigh in here: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/dec/02/lie-year-2016-readers-choice-poll/
- Send this email to the Michigan Bureau of Elections: To: firstname.lastname@example.org…..Subject Heading: I Support the Recount ……… …..text: I am writing to express strong support for the recount of votes cast in Michigan in the recent presidential election. I strongly oppose any effort by Donald Trump or anyone else to block or impede this recount.
- Here is a petition to tell Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to stop obstructing the recount. http://pac.petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-michigan-attorney?akid=174119.34223440.lOiMKj&rd=1&source=mo&t=2
- Join in Tammy Baldwin’s petition against a Wall Street insider running the Treasury Dept. https://www.tammybaldwin.com/landing/e161202/
- If you don’t already follow him on FB, please consider following Robert Reich who was Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Labor. He has great ideas and knows how to get them across. https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/?fref=ts