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3/31/17 To-do List                                                            

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  1. Flynn has offered to testify as long as he is granted immunity from prosecution.  There is only one reason people consider this as an option.  http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/326639-flynn-offers-to-testify-on-russia-ties-in-exchange-for-immunity We’ve got to keep after all our legislators that for an independent investigation.  They may think we are a broken record (a good analogy for folks of a certain age), but we have to continue voicing this need.  Something is not right.

  1. It has come to light that Russia hired people to create anti-Clinton fake news prior to the election.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/russian-trolls-hilary-clinton-fake-news-election-democrat-mark-warner-intelligence-committee-a7657641.html If none of the other red flags were significant enough to warrant an independent investigation, this should!  We need to keep asking for one!

  1. Despite studies that showed that the insecticide was harmful (https://www.mailman.columbia.edu/public-health-now/news/prenatal-exposure-insecticide-chlorpyrifos-linked-alterations-brain-structure )  Pruitt decided to ignore the science and the recommendation of his own agency and chose not to ban it :  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/us/politics/epa-insecticide-chlorpyrifos.html?_r=0  Let’s let him know that we are more about saving lives when we know we can.  Call him at:  202-564-4700  or make a comment on their FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/EPA or Tweet him at:  @EPAScottPruitt 

  1. On Wednesday, the House passed the HONEST Act (HR 1430). http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/326380-house-votes-to-restrict-epas-use-of-science Let's call our Senators and demand that they oppose this legislation. Let's also remember to hold our representatives accountable; check out how they voted on GovTrack and give them a call to let them know we're paying attention:  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2017/h206 

  1. Breitbart -- and other conservative sites -- have targeted Kamala for leading the charge to prevent the Republicans from defunding and defaming Planned Parenthood.  We know that defunding Planned Parenthood is nothing more than an attack on women. And since Kamala is a threat to that agenda, they’re targeting her.  Let’s tweet (@SenKamalaHarris) and/or send her postcards (112 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510 )thanking her for all her work on our behalf to let her know she has our support. 

  1. The GOP didn’t think it was a good idea to confirm a Supreme Court justice in a President’s last year.  We don’t think it is a good idea to confirm one while the FBI is investigating a President.  http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/chuck-schumer-delay-neil-gorsuch-vote-236315 While there are many reasons to oppose Gorsuch, we need to make sure that his was a legitimate nomination before a vote can be taken.  Call your senators. 

Other Actions


  1. Postcardsfromthepeople.com teamed up with 500womenscientists.org for their #OurEPA campaign.  There are  SIX new free templates we can use to write postcards of support to scientists at the EPA who have dedicated their careers to saving the environment!

  1. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders will be hosted on a livestream event this Friday evening via OurRevolution. RSVP:  https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/our-revolution-livestream-with-bernie-sanders-and-elizabeth-warren-rsvp 

  1. #CripTheVote is a nonpartisan online movement activating and engaging disabled people on policies and practices important to the disability community. The co-partners of #CripTheVote invite you to share your Medicaid Stories. Your stories will be featured in blog posts and other social media content as part of our our activism to save and defend Medicaid:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclFuk-88hXtbYaHO3e1lylu9FCLQyoBNn9xH91H-hlQEC6mg/viewform 

  1. Several companies have come out against Trump’s views on climate change and his efforts to backstep on progress that has been made.  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/29/climate-change-companies-challenge-trump-mars-staples-gap 

  1. There is still time to help flip some Congressional seats! No matter where we live we can help with these upcoming special elections:

    1. April 11:  James Thompson is seeking election to the 4th  Congressional District of Kansas,  Sign up here to help:  http://www.votejamesthompson.com/volunteer

    1. April 18:  Jon Ossoff is seeking election to the 6th Congressional District of Georgia.  Sign up here to help:  https://electjon.com/volunteer/

    1. May 25: Rob Quist is seeking election to the sole Congressional District of Montana.  Sign up here to help:  https://quist.bsd.net/page/s/homepage-volunteer 


Petitions to Sign

 

  1. It's already been established that Bill O'Reilly is racist and does not respect women. However, that does not mean that he should not be held accountable for his actions. His treatment of Rep. Maxine Waters on Fox was abhorrent, and Rep. Waters deserves an apology. Let's sign Color of Change's petition demanding that he do so:  https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/fox-friends-maxine-waters

  1. Sen. Harris and Rep. Jayapal have introduced the Access to Legal Counsel Act, which would give immigrants detained by federal agents at U.S. borders and in detention centers the right to access legal counsel and prohibit immigration officials from denying them food and water. Congress must protect people from Trump’s cruel anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim policies, and passing the Access to Legal Counsel Act is a good first step.  Let’s sign here if we agree:  https://act.credoaction.com/sign/legal_counsel

Learning


  1. “When the President is Ignorant of his Own Ignorance”:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/30/opinion/when-the-president-is-ignorant-of-his-own-ignorance.html

  1. And while we were distracted this week, Trump signed an executive order that repealed an Obama executive order prohibiting the federal government from contracting with firms that discriminated based on sexual orientation and gender identity. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trump-quietly-went-after-lgbt-workers-this-week-w474245  Another step backwards for this administration that sides with business over individuals.

  1. Several companies have come out against Trump’s views on climate change and his backstepping on progress that has been made.  https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/29/climate-change-companies-challenge-trump-mars-staples-gap 


Rogan’s List is a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance,
a federation of more than 70 #resistance sites located throughout the nation,
each with its own methods and approach.  Other member sites are listed here: https://www.actionalliance.co/  --scroll down and click through and you'll find many more opportunities to make a difference.
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Rogan’s List is also part of RISE Stronger’s United States of Resistance




3/30/17 To-do List                                                            

Contact Government Officials


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  1. The People’s Defense has created a website where we can check to see where our senators stand on the Gorsuch vote AND gives us the tools for action for letting our opposition be known:  https://peoplesdefense.org/count/

  1. It is time for Nunes to recuse himself or for Rep. Ryan to do it for him.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/03/28/now-we-know-why-trump-panicked-about-russia-probe/?utm_term=.ceed9c017fa3 Let’s contact our representatives, Nunes, and Ryan to help make this happen.

  1. ““People used to feel safe when the American planes were in the sky, because they knew they didn’t hit civilians,” said Hussam Essa, a founder of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, which monitors violence in Raqqa province. “They were only afraid of the Russian and regime planes. But now they are very afraid of the American airstrikes.” American planes are “targeting everywhere,” he said.”  Something has changed and now WE are responsible for civilian deaths. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/panic-spreads-in-iraq-syria-as-record-numbers-of-civilians-are-reported-killed-in-us-strikes/2017/03/28/3cbce7f8-13bb-11e7-bb16-269934184168_story.html?utm_term=.6006e6539e23  Let’s contact our legislators and ask them to find out why.  This is not us.

  1. From one of our own:  Before the Senate confirms Judge Gorsuch to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court (who threatens all our values), we must ensure with absolute certainty that the president who appointed him didn't collude with Russia to swing the election. In other words no conformation without an investigation or #NoRussiaProbeNoSCOTUSRobe. Here is a tool kit with several actions ready to go:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XpnUJdUuMvhszIX3RWJ8b0N7F3UYQHVFAB56DS4v3DE/edit#gid=0

  1. Let's call our senators and ask them to vote "no" on H.J.Res.43, which would overturn a Title X rule; a rule which protects qualified healthcare providers who offer family planning and reproductive health care services. This resolution has already passed the House, and the Senate is expected to vote on it shortly. The ACLU has a letter which they addressed to the House, when the House vote had not yet taken place, but the information provided is extremely helpful in illustrating the benefits of the Title X rule: https://www.aclu.org/letter/aclu-vote-recommendation-no-hj-res-43-title-x
  2. We can also customize this form letter: http://bit.ly/2mQ6g1x

  1. Let’s continue contacting our representatives to tell them that unless a healthcare change is better for everyone, we don’t want it. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-29/house-gop-said-to-weigh-another-try-on-obamacare-vote-next-week

  1. From one of our own:  The federal government is considering completely cutting the budget for Legal Services Corporation (LSC).  This cannot happen!  LSC's budget represents 1/10,000th of the entire federal budget but it does SO much for some of our most vulnerable residents.  Every year, LSC provides services to nearly 2 million individuals and their families at NO charge throughout the United States and its territories.  LSC provides civil legal aid for the poor, addressing matters involving safety, subsistence, and family stability.  They do NOT handle criminal matters.  These services are very important. Let’s join the fight to save LSC. Follow this link to learn more about LSC and how to send a postcard that will be personally delivered to your representative by a legal aid advocate from your state.  Let’s stand up for Legal Aid! http://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/governmental_legislative_work/defender.html#talkingpoints

  1. A supervisor at the Energy Department's international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases "climate change," "emissions reduction" or "Paris Agreement" in written memos, briefings or other written communication, sources have told POLITICO.”  http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/energy-department-climate-change-phrases-banned-236655 Denial of the facts do not make them less true.  We need to contact our legislators and tell them that we want each of those phrases returned to their rightful places in memos, briefings, and communication.

  1. Let’s all call, email, tweet, fax, send a postcard to our legislators and Trump and ask them this:  “I'm your constituent. Please explain why ISPs can mine/sell my data w/o my permission or knowledge?”  http://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-expected-sign-bill-allowing-internet-providers-sell/story?id=46444603 Time for answers! 

Other Actions


  1. “Groups that help low-income families get food assistance are alarmed by a recent drop in the number of immigrants seeking help. Some families are even canceling their food stamps and other government benefits, for fear that receiving them will affect their immigration status or lead to deportation. Many of the concerns appear to be unfounded but have been fueled by the Trump administration's tough stance on immigration.” http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/28/521823480/deportation-fears-prompt-immigrants-to-cancel-food-stamps  Let’s step up our donations to food pantries to help these neighbors of ours. 

  1. For those of us living overseas:  “How to:  Survive and Resist through Volunteering Overseas”:  https://americansresistingoverseas.com/2017/03/29/how-to-survive-and-resist-through-volunteering-overseas/ 

  1. From one of our own:  Many Ides of Trump participants would love to know how many of our postcards the White House received. So the Ides of Trump folks created a White House petition to find out. Sign it here if you too are curious:  https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/sending-mail-white-house

  1. Here’s another new smartphone app we can use to contact our legislators:  Stance.  This allows us to record a message and Stance will send it to them.  Check it out here:  http://takeastance.us/

  1. There are some big marches coming up in April. For both events, there will be marches in Washington D.C., as well as sister marches across the United States.  For more information check these out:  On April 15th - Tax March: http://taxmarch.org/ and April 22nd - March for Science: https://www.marchforscience.com/

  1. Tonight (3/30/17) at 8pm EST, Organizing for Action will be hosting a phone call to discuss how we can continue to protect the ACA. Register here: http://bit.ly/2nBiKsN

 

  1. From on of our own: Voter ID laws aim to suppress the vote, and they do an even better job suppressing it when they also fail to educate voters and volunteers at the poll, etc., about the requirements. I encourage people to donate to this organization you can. Also, if you're ever volunteering and can hand out the wallet cards that would be huge!  http://www.voteriders.org/voter-id-info-cards

 

Petitions to Sign

 

  1. Let’s thank President Carter for fighting to end Citizens United:  http://act.endcitizensunited.org/page/s/Card-for-Jimmy

  1. Let’s tell Trump and the Michigan auto makers to not roll back fuel efficiency standards:  http://www.miclimateaction.org/stop_clean_car_rollbacks

 

Learning


  1. Want to keep track of all the votes by House and Senate, while also comparing it to Trumps stance?  It’s hard to keep up with the deluge of legislation Republicans are jamming through. This is a way to track it – in the Senate, in the House, and what the votes were.  https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/

  1. From RISE StrongerThis is the most powerful video we at RISE Stronger have seen in some time. A Holocaust survivor confronts Trump's ICE Director about the horrors of targeting people based on their race, ethnicity, and religion. "History is not on your side" he warns.  https://www.facebook.com/CREDO/videos/10155972829575968/ 

  1. Since when does a sitting President need an ad campaign to attempt to bolster his image?  https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-29/with-trump-struggling-wealthy-backers-rush-in-to-shore-him-up


Rogan’s List is a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance,
a federation of more than 70 #resistance sites located throughout the nation,
each with its own methods and approach.  Other member sites are listed here: https://www.actionalliance.co/  --scroll down and click through and you'll find many more opportunities to make a difference.
******
Rogan’s List is also part of RISE Stronger’s United States of Resistance




3/29/17 To-do List                                                            

Contact Government Officials


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  1. Our nation’s Clean Power Plan establishes the first national limits on carbon pollution from America's power plants. It is the most significant step America has taken to reduce climate pollution and unleash clean energy innovation—all while saving lives and protecting public health. Trump’s Executive Order cancels this plan.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/trump-moves-decisively-to-wipe-out-obamas-climate-change-record/2017/03/27/411043d4-132c-11e7-9e4f-09aa75d3ec57_story.html Let’s tell EPA’s Scott Pruitt that we want this plan to continuehttps://secure2.edf.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2928

  1. Let’s tell Congress that we do NOT want to expand the voucher system for schools that is currently in use in Washington D.C.  There are too many problems; the Network for Public Education explains:  https://npeaction.org/2017/03/24/tell-congress-stop-funding-vouchers/  Let’s call them or use this link to send them a letter:  https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-to-vote-no-on-federally-funded-dc-vouchers   

  1. Many of us are Etsy sellers and purchasers.  Etsy is bringing a group of sellers to Washington, DC this week, to ask members of Congress to join the newly formed Microbusiness Caucus, which will fight for the interests of Etsy sellers on everything from Internet sales tax to portable benefits.  Let’s ask our legislators to join this new group:  https://secure.everyaction.com/2itXU9D-8k-CVDF81-l0Fw2

  1. Here’s another pipeline issue and we have a say.  Embridge Line 5, which carries fuel from western Canada to eastern Canada via the Great Lakes states including going under the Great Lakes and the Mackinac Bridge, is well past its intended lifespan and needs to be shut down.  http://www.oilandwaterdontmix.org/problem U.S. Forest Service is accepting comments regarding the permitting of Line 5 through an 11.5-mile section of the Chequamegon-Nicolet Forest in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. Line 5 could, potentially, cease operations and be decommissioned if the permit allowing an easement through this area is not renewed. Email:  comments-eastern-chequamegon-nicolet-washburn@fs.fed.us (also  cc emails to: jdmcneill@fs.fed.us, katkinson@fs.fed.us, mdavalos@fs.fed.us)  or snail mail:  USFS Jonathan McNeill Washburn Ranger District 113 Bayfield St. East Washburn, WI, 54891 or call:  Jonathan McNeill (715)762-5154

  1. Let’s call our representatives and tell them we oppose H.R.38: The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which essentially mandates that states recognize conceal carry permits from other states, even when the permit standards vary. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/03/23/a-better-constitutional-basis-for-the-concealed-carry-reciprocity-act-of-2017/?utm_term=.9055c5544c3d    a) Call members of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations (make sure to tell them if you are a constituent): http://bit.ly/2nelitx , b) Call own representative, and c)  Sign MomsRising's form letter (let’s all personalize it for greater impact!):  http://bit.ly/2ovls0E

  1. Call your representative and ask that they oppose H.R.1430: HONEST Act (quite the oxymoron given its purpose). This legislation would inhibit scientific research.
    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/03/how-to-gut-the-epa-in-the-name-of-honesty/519462/  Details and call script available at 5Calls: https://5calls.org/issue/rec1xzyWmbiGgyxNK

  1. We knew it wasn’t really over. There is more talk of repealing the ACA.  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/us/politics/health-care-obamacare-freedom-caucus.html?_r=0  Let’s make sure our legislators know that we want whatever replaces the ACA to be better…..for everyone.

  1. In another party before country move, the House Ways & Means Committee Republicans voted against H.Res.186 to request Trump’s tax returns so it will not advance to the House for a vote.  Let’s register our vote with those Republican committee members:  https://waysandmeans.house.gov/subcommittee/full-committee/  Transparency is much needed in this administration.

  1. April 7 is the new date for the Gorsuch for Supreme Court vote.  We need to continue to let our senators know that we oppose him.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-gorsuch-democrats-idUSKBN16Z2NJ

  1. Let’s all keep calling all of our legislators asking for an independent investigation into the growing Trump/Russia connection. Until this fiasco can be straightened out and made clear, nothing good can come from this administration.

Other Actions


  1. Access to affordable, high-quality early learning programs in the United States is seriously lacking. MomsRising is asking for personal experiences with early learning and childcare, to help create and support policies that work: http://bit.ly/2nrNTNx

  1. The U.S. National Commission for UNESCO's Youth Working Group has recently launched a climate justice storytelling initiative, Our Climate Voices, aimed at highlighting local effects of climate change and action steps that people can take to support communities doing work on the ground.  Their mission is to contribute towards a shift in the climate change dialogue that puts the voices of those most impacted at the forefront of the conversation. Let’s subscribe to the Our Climate Voices newsletter so we can be among the first to hear about new first-person narratives with action steps that we can take to combat the injustices faced by that community: http://ourclimatevoices.us13.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=b093e2056e2a0d6ef057a7327&id=73f896a217 

  1. Another new way to keep up with actions and contacting our legislators: Call Party.  This works through Facebook Messenger and will let us know when there is an issue and then give us our MoCs calling data.  Check it out!  http://callparty.org/

  1. Bill O’Reilly’s comments regarding Rep. Waters’ hair was out of line. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-march-bill-o-reilly-uses-bully-pulpit-to-mock-1490728898-htmlstory.html  Even his apology was lame.  Let’s let Fox News know our opinions on Bill O'Reilly's racist comment. Phone: 888-369-4762 or email: yourcomments@foxnews.com and oreilly@foxnews.com 

Petitions to Sign


  1. We the people demand that Devin Nunes be removed from the House Intelligence Committee.  We demand a special prosecutor and an independent investigation!  http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/remove-nunes?abid=2771b19&abver=146

  1. Let’s sign the Care petition to say no to Gorsuch for Supreme Court;  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/784/980/767/congress-say-no-to-neil-gorsuch/

Learning


  1. Maybe the Constitution needs a “do-over” clause: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/rewriting-the-rules-of-presidential-succession/520860/

  1. “If You're Going To Be One Of Those People Who Argues Politics On Facebook, Here's How To Go About It Effectively”  http://digg.com/video/political-persuasion

  1. Now that both the House and the Senate have voted to let Internet companies sell our data, we need to know our options:  http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/03/28/521813464/as-congress-repeals-internet-privacy-rules-putting-your-options-in-perspective


Rogan’s List is a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance,
a federation of more than 70 #resistance sites located throughout the nation,
each with its own methods and approach.  Other member sites are listed here: https://www.actionalliance.co/  --scroll down and click through and you'll find many more opportunities to make a difference.
******
Rogan’s List is also part of RISE Stronger’s United States of Resistance




3/28/17 To-do List                                                            

Contact Government Officials


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Search all members of Congress here:  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/current
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  1. Use this nifty tool to contact your representative and voice your opposition to the bill that would compromise your online privacy.  The vote is today. The Senate has already passed this.  https://act.eff.org/action/don-t-let-congress-undermine-our-online-privacy

  1. Let’s join Rep. Schiff in asking Rep. Nunes to recuse himself from the House Intelligence Committee probe into the Trump/Russia situation following his unorthodox handling of investigation.  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/schiff-calls-nunes-recuse-russia-probe/ Let’s contact our own representatives and urge them to do the same. 

  1. The Ways and Means Committee has a markup today (3/28/17) for H.Res. 186- a resolution of inquiry asking that the Secretary of Treasury release ten years of Trump's tax returns to the House of Representatives. If you have a representative in the Ways and Means Committee, call them and voice your support for H.Res. 186.. You can also call Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brady to tell him that you agree that Trump's tax returns need to be released. Indivisible Guide has scripts available: http://bit.ly/2notKIe  Ways and Means Committee members: https://waysandmeans.house.gov/subcommittee/full-committee/

  1. OurStates is fighting the Trump agenda at the state level, and has categorized state legislation by issue. You can click on whatever category matters to you, which state you live in, and you'll be able to see the current legislation in your area. Check out their interactive guide: https://www.ourstates.org/#ourstates

  1. The next Congressional recess is coming up in mid-April. Contact your MoC and ask them when their next townhall will be! Getting the run around? Check out Indivisible Guide's “Missing Member of Congress Action Plan”: http://bit.ly/2navmn3

  1. "However imperfectly, subsidies for the poor do actually reduce hunger, ease suffering and create opportunity, while subsidies for the rich result in more private jets and yachts. Would we rather subsidize opportunity or yachts? Which kind of subsidies deserves more scrutiny?"  https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/opinion/kristof-a-nation-of-takers.html?_r=0   After reading this article, let’s let our legislators know that we want these corporate subsidies to be reduced, not human services ones.

  1. Use this Google doc to contact (options here for calling, tweeting, mailing, etc.) the members of the House Intelligence Committee to A) Demand an Independent Investigation into Trump's ties to Russia,  B) Get Rep. Devin Nunes off the Committee, and  C) **You can also demand that they hold OPEN HEARINGS on anything related to #TrumpRussia!**  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1PDFjcRw6gkz_fgmJm-SfsZ8RtsL2zMC0mYPssqgf3GU/htmlview

  1. Once we do that, let’s see if we can add anything to this spreadsheet that lists where individual legislators stand on an independent committee:   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TtKdkFXPe30nt9Cf4I5iObhXK5RteVHy8hbcZY93zp0/edit#gid=0 

  1. From Indivisible Guide: information and talking points for contacting our senators about Gorsuch:  https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/2/7/combat-donald-trumps-arch-conservative-scotus-pick

  1. Time to thank Mayor de Blasio for extending the stay of “Fearless Girl” until International Women’s Day 2018!  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/nyregion/fearless-girl-statue-de-blasio.html Write to him here:  Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Hall, New York, NY 10007 or email:  www.nyc.gov/html/static/pages/officeofthemayor/contact.shtml

  1. These are examples of the folks who believed the promises for a better life and will likely end up far worse: http://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trump-breaks-a-promise-to-coal-country/article_5c035e43-3fe1-58cf-818f-86fca83c1228.html Regardless of how we think they should have voted, let’s help make sure our legislators know that we don’t want them or their children to suffer at Trump’s hand.

Other Actions


  1. 2018 is coming.  Here is a list of 25 Republican representatives who live in “swing districts”:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zoWP7v1z6u2i1vupEMgBM7dsfNQIVuZakzU3WtCr5SQ/htmlview  Let’s start finding good replacements! 

  1. On March 29th, Planned Parenthood is hosting a Pink Out via Thunderclap. We can sign up to participate and show our support for women's rights and reproductive health here   https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/54773-pink-out-to-protect-care-at-pp?locale=en

  1. America Magazine wants to hear about what should take priority in health care reform, from a Catholic perspective.  They want to know what should Catholics prioritize in health care reform?  If we fit the demographic, click here to answer:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Xphu3sVVHi6YnxXqX9papVSGpxVWcd45afJg7GiK_wc/viewform?edit_requested=true

Petitions to Sign


  1. Democracy for All is working towards a Medicare for all solution to healthcare:  http://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/medicare-for-all/

  1. There are better solutions to our immigration problems and there are better uses for our tax dollars than building a wall.  Let’s sign with Credo that we do not want the wall:  https://act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_Trump_Wall

Learning

  1. “Gibberish is the New White House Normal”  http://billmoyers.com/story/gibberish-white-houses-new-normal/

  1. You can now call your congressman through Facebook” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/03/27/you-can-now-call-your-congressman-through-facebook/?tid=sm_Fb&utm_term=.1d1aec260665

  1. "However imperfectly, subsidies for the poor do actually reduce hunger, ease suffering and create opportunity, while subsidies for the rich result in more private jets and yachts. Would we rather subsidize opportunity or yachts? Which kind of subsidies deserves more scrutiny?" https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/27/opinion/kristof-a-nation-of-takers.html?_r=0


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  1. From Postcards for AmericaSend postcards your OWN SENATORS in support of S338 – the Scientific Integrity Act that would ensure federal agencies that conduct and fund science, develop and implement scientific integrity policies. In addition, the legislation clarifies that federal scientist are allowed to communicate and discuss scientific findings, conclusions, and data with the public, the press, and Congress . http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/us-senate-bill-aims-make-sure-federal-scientists-aren-t-muzzled

  1. Let’s thank Rep. Lewis for always having all of our backs:  http://www.businessinsider.com/watch-john-lewis-fiery-speech-opposing-gop-health-care-bill-house-of-representatives-2017-3  Contact him here:  https://johnlewis.house.gov/contact-me

  1. Pretty sure this doc has it right:  “Patients and primary care physicians are getting the raw end of the deal for the sake of corporate profits.”  http://www.pressherald.com/2016/11/28/maine-voices-the-problem-isnt-obamacare-its-the-insurance-companies/   Time to ask our legislators to check into this part of the healthcare problem. 

  1. While we are at it, we need to ask them to watch as carefully so as other attempts to weaken the ACA are not railroaded through Congress:  http://www.consumerreports.org/healthcare-reform/what-is-next-for-aca-repeal-and-replace/ 

  1. Even if we don’t happen to live in Michigan, if we have a story to tell about the Great Lakes and why they need to continue to be protected, let’s let Sen. Stabenow know:  https://www.stabenow.senate.gov/greatlakes

  1. Trump has been away from the White House about a third of the time he has been in office. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/26/nearly-one-out-of-every-three-days-he-has-been-president-trump-has-visited-a-trump-property/?utm_term=.2d77253591be  While away from the WH, there is no requirement that a log be kept of his guests.  A bill was introduced Friday by Sen. Udall (N.M.) et al, called the Make Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act — or MAR-A-LAGO Act (S 721).  The bill would require the Trump administration to release public visitor logs for both the White House“ or any other location where President Trump regularly conducts official business.”  A similar bill was introduced in the House.  Let’s let our legislators know we agree with this.

  1. While we were distracted last week, once again Trump has appointed someone to a position who opposes the agency’s mission by naming Roger Severino, who is openly anti-LGBT, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rightshttps://www.propublica.org/article/heritage-foundation-critical-transgender-rights-HHS-civil-rights-office   We need to let our legislators know that this is not acceptable and we are watching.  Let’s also contact the Dept. of Justice’s Civil Rights Division: to let them know that we and they need to keep careful watch of this situation:  Dept. of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 2053

  1. The yellow “Energy Star” rating tag that we all look for when we shop for new appliances may be on the way out.  Despite the fact that it has saved us consumers hundreds of billions of dollars in appliances,the energy needed to run them, and  has benefited the environment as well, this program is part of the proposed budget cuts to the EPA.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/03/23/the-trump-administration-wants-to-kill-the-popular-energy-star-program-because-it-combats-climate-change/?utm_term=.b493dfeb6413  Let’s let our legislators know that we want to keep those little yellow tags….for us and for the environment.

Other Actions


  1. DefundDAPL.org is calling on us all to divest our funds in banks that fund the pipeline and to put pressure on banks still invested in DAPL to stop.  http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-boycott-dapl-banks-standing-rock-2017-3  Contact these banks:  http://www.defunddapl.org/contact-the-banks

  1. Sleeping Giants has an updated action item in their fight against Amazon's advertising with Breitbart. They are asking that we:  1)  Find an Amazon ad on Breitbart, featuring another company's product, 2) Tweet it to the company and @amazon mentioning that Amazon is putting their brand at risk by placing them next to inflammatory content, and 3) Tag @slpng_giants so that they can amplify.  Here’s the list of companies that have stopped advertising on Breitbart due to Sleeping Giant’s diligence:  http://bit.ly/2hbUgkX

  1. We can also make a difference with our wallets.  Boycotting works, and the Grab Your Wallet campaign has shown the effect boycotts can have on businesses. If you are interested in participating, checkout their list of companies and learn more about the movement: https://grabyourwallet.org/

Petitions to Sign


  1. Deadline is 8pm ET tonight so let’s join in the signing of this letter to the chairs of the Foreign Relations Committees in both houses of Congress asking for an independent, bipartisan commission to investigate the role foreign powers played in the 2016 U.S. presidential election:  https://indivisiblemontgomery.org/march-28-letter/

  1. Let’s join the Sierra Club and fight back against the Keystone XL pipeline:  https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0074452&id=70131000001iOuIAAU

Learning

  1. “100 Days of Trump Claims” – “Trump has been in office for 66 days. As of our latest update on day 63, we’ve counted 317 false or misleading claims.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims/?utm_term=.69c9f492974e

  1. Sen. Ted Kennedy’s take on healthcare reform in 2009 is still relevant: 
    http://www.newsweek.com/ted-kennedy-and-health-care-reform-82011 

  1. This is the gerrymandering case to watch:  http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/article/SF-political-scientist-crafts-tool-to-spot-rigged-11024527.php 


Rogan’s List is a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance,
a federation of more than 70 #resistance sites located throughout the nation,
each with its own methods and approach.  Other member sites are listed here: https://www.actionalliance.co/  --scroll down and click through and you'll find many more opportunities to make a difference.
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Rogan’s List is also part of RISE Stronger’s United States of Resistance