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Sunday, January 8, 2017

1/8/17  To-do List                                                             

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  1. Here is a rundown on this week’s confirmation hearings:  http://www.politico.com/blogs/donald-trump-administration/2017/01/trumps-cabinet-hearings-schedule-233213

  1. Everyone should call their own Senator, but those in states where your Senator is on the committee, it is especially important! 

    1. Call your Senators and the Judiciary Office (202-224-5225) to tell them you oppose Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General on Tuesday.  See your legislators here:  http://act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page


    1. Call your Senators and the Foreign Relations Committee Office (202- 224-4651)  to oppose Tillerson as Secretary of State on Wednesday.  See your legislators here:  http://act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page

    1. Call your Senators and the HELP Committee Office (202-224-5375) to oppose DeVos as Secretary of Education on Wednesday.  See your legislators here:  http://act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page

  1. Trump, Pence, and the Republican Congress have made their anti-woman agenda clear. Join in a 2-day strike to protest their plans for us! Pledge to strike here:  http://www.womenstrike.org/

  1. Stand with Sen. Warren (D-MA) and sign this Credo petition for Trump to disclose and divest:  https://act.credoaction.com/sign/warren_trump_conflict

  1. A few celebrities have started a modern day telethon to run on Facebook live during the inauguration. It's something decent to watch, and proceeds benefit ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and EarthJustice.  For more information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/347045245669938/

  1. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is sking us to join them in opposing Trump’s wall:  http://action.dccc.org/petition/trump-borderwall

  1. GovTrack  not only lets you see voting records, legislative committees, etc., but it also lets you  keep track of what your legislators are doing and lets you follow bills going through Congress.  Check it out here:  https://www.govtrack.us/

  1. Join the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the fight to end right-wing gerrymandering:  http://go.dlcc.org/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=6335

  1. From his disregard for the Voting Rights Act to his viciously anti-immigrant and anti-civil rights history, Sessions is not fit to serve as Attorney General.  Let's keep the pressure on our Representatives to oppose his confirmation hearing:  https://act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_Sessions

  1. These $5 pins are a sign for LOVE to show support for Women's Right and the Women's Marches occurring on 1.21.17.  $1 from each sale goes to both the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.  More information here:  https://pincause.com/

  1. The League of Conservation Voters wants our help in telling Trump not to cancel the Paris Agreement:  https://lcv.fightforclimate.org/paris-agreement/

  1. The Nature Conservancy also wants us to stand on the side of climate action, not denial:  https://support.nature.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=140

  1. The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.   http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/


  1. If you have not yet watched this farewell video to President Obama, please make sure you do.  It is why we are doing what we are doing:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDOo3v2ntHI  Afterwards, you can go to this page to share your Obama moment on the form near the bottom of this page:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/farewell

  1. From Indivisible Nation (https://www.facebook.com/oneindivisiblenation/) -- All of the Senators on the Judiciary Committee need to hear that their constituents oppose Sessions’ appointment. If you have friends in any of these states, share the script and ask them to make a phone call!  California - Sen. Dianne Feinstein (202) 224-3841 /   Illinois - Sen. Dick Durbin (202) 224-2152 / Rhode Island - Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (202) 224-2921 / South Carolina - Sen. Lindsey Graham (202) 224-5972 / Texas - Sen. John Cornyn (202) 224-2934 / Utah - Sen. Orrin Hatch (202) 224-5251 / Vermont - Sen. Patrick Leahy (202) 224-4242

  1. From Indivisible Nation (https://www.facebook.com/oneindivisiblenation/) -- Flood the Chucks! Between 12:30 and 2 PM on Monday, call NY Senator Chuck Schumer and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, Chair of the Judiciary Committee. A blitz effort with the script below shows that there is an organized effort to block Sessions’ nomination - and that makes our representatives pay attention.  --  Script: Hi, my name is ___________ I'm a constituent/concerned citizen and I strongly oppose the nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General because he...(pick one or more!):  1)  was denied an appointment to judgeship because of allegations of racism, 2)  refused to enforce the Voting Rights Act 
    supported bans on gay marriage, 3) has stated that the Constitution does not require the separation of Church and State, 4) believes CO2 is not a pollutant, 5) opposed laws barring discrimination against gay people, 6) supports defunding Planned Parenthood, 7)
    considers special education children to be the “most irritating problem”  Call:  Chuck Schumer at (202) 224-6542 and Chuck Grassley at (202) 224-3344

  1. Let’s also sign with Credo letting everyone know that we do not think that DeVos is qualified to be Secretary of Education:  https://act.credoaction.com/sign/block_devos

  1. Here is a twist.  Let’s petition to have Trump pay for his own wall and have Mexico pay HIM back:  https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-trump-pay-wall-and-have-mexico-reimburse-him-personally

  1. There is not much on opposing Puzder for Labor Secretary, but we know he is not the best for the job!  The EPI Policy Center, an independent, nonprofit think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies on working people in the United States, thinks not, too:  http://www.epipolicycenter.org/puzder

  1. Here is another document you may want to keep closeby.  It is a list of the Senate Committees in the 115th Congress.  It is complete with phone numbers, email addresses, Facebook page links, and Twitter handles.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SfoKh8Bjc05Bgat14nmrGH4xTzyLm0Bh1J-eRd8eOYU/edit#gid=0

  1. Should you find you need it, this is an easily searchable database on Donald Trump. It includes tweets, speeches, available financial records, etc. If you are doing work that needs information this is a good source.  https://factba.se/

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting about Pincause! We have started to see more interest all over the country and even got a story on mashable.com (link below). Their articles are promoted based on social share count, so if you can help us by sharing the story on Facebook or Twitter it would mean a lot.

    Together in love we are making a huge impact. We've already raised $16,000 for women's rights.

    http://mashable.com/2017/01/10/pins-women-march/?utm_cid=hp-r-7#6HYdZmM9TqqH

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  2. Wonderful news, Lena! Such a good cause! These lists are posted to 20+ FB pages/groups every evening and from there are distributed widely!

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