2/20/17  To-do List                                                            

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Contact Legislators and White House


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  1. Please join the President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States in urging your senators to NOT overturn the federal rule “ -- years in the works, and crafted by professional wildlife managers at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – to stop some of the most appalling practices ever imagined in the contemporary era of wildlife management.”  http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2017/02/u-s-house-sanctions-killing-hibernating-bears-wolf-pups-dens-federal-refuges-alaska.html

Other Actions


  1. Let’s all thank Don Lemon of CNN for cutting off a Trump surrogate and calling out the lies.  :  http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/320249-cnn-host-abruptly-ends-segment-after-trump-surrogate-makes-fake him a postcard at Don Lemon, CNN News, 10 Columbus Circle, NY, NY 10019, or comment on his Facebook page as he is getting much flack:  https://www.facebook.com/donlemoncnn/  or tweet him @donlemon

  1. Hoping to see your legislators during this Congressional recess, but can’t seem to find them?  These helps from Indivisible might be worth looking at:  https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/2/12/missing-members-of-congress-action-plan

  1. Kudos to Chris Wallace of Fox News for calling out 45 for his latest attack on the media and for telling Priebus, “You don’t get to tell us what to do.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/19/fox-news-anchor-chris-wallace-warns-viewers-trump-crossed-the-line-in-latest-attack-on-media/?utm_term=.3a7b838b083a  Send a thank you postcard to Chris Wallace at Fox News Channel is 1211 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036  or leave a comment on the Fox News Sunday FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/FoxNewsSunday/ or tweet @FoxNewsSunday

  1. Sen. Gillibrand has reintroduced the FAMILY act (S.337): a gender-neutral paid family and medical leave for all workers. The United States remains the only developed nation without paid family leave. Call your members of Congress and ask that they cosponsor and support Senate Bill 337!  Read the FAMILY act press release here:  https://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/senator-gillibrand-leads-group-of-27-senators-to-reintroduce-family-act  Follow its progress here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/337

  1. The Indivisible Guide team has offered some resources for Town Halls:  1) Video tutorial with Robert Reich:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a46tnnJqG4k , 2) Sample constituent questions for town halls: http://bit.ly/2kNSvdY, and 3) "How to Have a Successful Town Hall": http://bit.ly/2lzYPKD

  1. Don't forget to check back in with Flippable.org to see which seats we can turn/keep blue. There are special elections being held at the end of February and in April, and you can use the map on this page to find a flippable seat in your state:  https://www.flippable.org/upcoming-elections

  1. From one of our own:  New resistance postcard from Buck Down Designs. free high resolution press ready to download at:   www.buckdowndesigns.com/greetings_from_the_resistance_pc.pdf

Petitions to Sign


  1. We all need accurate information in order to make the best decisions, whether we are private citizens, businesses, or policymakers.  If you fear that these data will be degraded or eliminated by the current administration, then it's important to realize that by far the easiest way to do so is to defund the federal statistical system.  Right now, the statistical system lacks Congressional champions, so these key committees need to know that the voters care!  You can sign on to this letter asking members of Congress to support and fund Federal statistics:  http://apdu.org/2017/02/08/help-support-federal-data/

  1. Congressman Lewis continues to work toward ensuring that every person -- regardless of race, sexual orientation, or gender identity -- is treated equally under the law.  Let’s join Equality Pac and thank him:  http://go.fightforequality.org/page/s/Thank-John-Lewis

Learning


  1. Latest info on the Revote 2017 case at the Supreme Court:  http://www.rubenmajor.com/2017/02/14/revote-petition-effort-at-the-supreme-court-moves-full-steam-ahead-during-flynn-resignation-amidst-the-trump-russian-connection-controversy/

  1. Read up on the Indivisible Action Plan for the ACA:  https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5855a354cd0f68bab2089b40/t/58a599d65016e189affa3845/1487247830322/2017-02-16_ACAActionPlan.pdf

  1. While some of us may be having fun with Trump's Sweden comment last evening, this is rather sobering: “Among Trump supporters, there are common myths that Sweden is in a state of chaos after taking in refugees from the Middle East. These are incorrect, made up and gravely misleading news items like this have spread to right-wing sites like Breitbart, Human Events, Drudge Report and Fox News, as well as the popular conservative radio programs that reach millions of listeners every day.”  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/world/europe/last-night-in-sweden-trumps-remark-baffles-a-nation.html?_r=0


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