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Monday, February 6, 2017

2/6/17  To-do List                                                             

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  1. We need ONE more Republican to vote against DeVos.  Check here to see who to contact to voice your opposition:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nNka0_m6QwCe_MgTHUSSR5BkvgcIqIo4GSjLtIMJXuw/edit?userstoinvite=sem.coop.project%40gmail.com&ts=58977948&actionButton=1#gid=0

  1. Let your legislators know that we do not like the idea of having to pay for security while the Trump children are on business trips that will financially benefit him.  We can all think of places where this $$ would better serve ALL Americans. Contact your legislators here:  https://www.callmycongress.com  or by free online fax here:  Reps:  https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php  Senate:  https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php

  1. There will be at rally in D.C. today (2/6/17) from 4:30-7:00pm to urge senators to vote no for Betsy DeVos. The Facebook event can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/667023310166000/

  1. From UNICEF:  We're witnessing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Hundreds of thousands of children have nowhere to go and desperately need help as they brave death, injury or exploitation.  https://www.facebook.com/UNICEF-USA/videos/10154890790115797/  To be updated sign up here:  https://www.unicefusa.org/form/e-mail-signup

  1. If you are interested in writing op-ed pieces, for local or big newspapers, these submission requirements for many publications might be helpful:        http://www.theopedproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=54#50

  1. Please, please read this short article, and then act accordingly. Librarians strongly concur with this advice if we are to be taken seriously.  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dispatches/2016/09/18/please-stop-sharing-links-to-these-sites/

  1. Yet another way to identify “False, Misleading, Click-baity, and/or Satirical “News” Sources”:       https://docs.google.com/document/d/10eA5-mCZLSS4MQY5QGb5ewC3VAL6pLkT53V_81ZyitM/preview

  1. A bill has been introduced in the House to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  HR 861:  https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/861/all-info?r=10  Time to oppose this nonsense that has given us so many environmental protections in the years since Nixon created it in 1970.  Contact your legislators here: https://www.callmycongress.com  or by free online fax here:  Reps:  https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php

  1. From Postcards for America:  Let’s all send them postcards as well about why we oppose ending the EPA.  Details here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CcKrHIRQ4LEFjxYTPkDikLZAvFi4Ei8AaWm8E1mpAOA/edit

  1. Librarians rock!  Pulling together pertinent information for you on every topic, including the #resistance:  https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1g79sSAlP03rdiVHraeb9PFlhbL_5ZLVFFRYiOqhZs_w/pub#h.kumyjgd6ycmu

  1. From a member of The Daily ConstitutionalIf you have had trouble reaching your representative and/or senators, Write a letter or an e-mail to the editor of your local paper(s). Name names--i.e. name all the Congresspeople you have been having difficult reaching--and then copy/paste the text that you have written into an e-mail to those offices. Add a quick note at the top telling them you have sent it to papers X, Y, and Z, and that you would like to hear from them how they plan to address the problem.

  1. From RISE Stronger:  “Ten Steps That Every American Can Take to Save our Health Care”:         https://risestronger.org/healthcare

  1. “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda” is now available on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/indivisible-practical-guide/id1196829454?mt=2

  1. Recently introduced in the House, HR726 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/726) and HR727 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/727 ) will prohibit federal funding of National Public Radio (NPR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  We seriously need to fight to keep our good news sources. .  Contact your legislators here: https://www.callmycongress.com  or by free online fax here:  Reps:  https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php  

  1. From Postcards for America:  Let’s send them all postcards, too!  Details here:  http://docdro.id/Rufae3g

  1. From Action Checklist for American of Conscience:  Here is a step-by-step worksheet to use to help in divesting from financial institutions that support DAPL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18VCYITCwzTOLymhaT1zpi3NjNQ-VDS2q0YGIrGz40OM/edit

  1. Update on the SCOTUS case to nullify the election (specific calls to action are found within the document):  https://analysisanddiscourse.com/2017/02/04/update-on-scotus-case-to-nullify-election/

  1. Can't keep up with all of Trump's executive actions? The White House website has a section which lists all of Trump's executive orders, memoranda, and proclamations: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions

  1. Call your senators and urge them to oppose Steve Mnuchin as Secretary of the Treasury. A short script can be found here:  https://act.credoaction.com/call/block_mnuchin_calls/

  1. Tell your senators you oppose Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services: https://act.credoaction.com/call/call_block_price/

  1. If you need more to do, here is the weekly checklist from Action Checklist for Americans of Conscience in its entirety: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15LxYJsUHN95xjA8cmH9wA9wr7DCM2FNiq_Yde2Y_wZ8/edit

  1. If your senators and reps aren't saved in your phone yet, text your zip code to 520-200-2223. You'll get a text back with everyone's contact info that you can then save in your phone.



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