3/2/17 To-do List                                                             

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  1. 45’s words at his first address to Congress were crafted to sound good and he kept to the script, but they are at contradiction to what he actually done: 1)  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/28/trump-congress-speech-policy-contradictions?CMP=share_btn_fb  and 2)  http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/dont-be-fooled-donald-trump-didnt-pivot   Let’s let the White House know that we know the difference and that we will continue watching what he does.  White House comment line:  202-456-1111.  Address:  White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

  1. It is known that Sessions lied to Congress about his Russian meetings and that some of his colleagues are asking for his resignation:  (https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-spoke-twice-with-russian-ambassador-during-trumps-presidential-campaign-justice-officials-say/2017/03/01/77205eda-feac-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html?utm_term=.6eccaa32372d   It is also now known  that President Obama made sure to secure data involving the Russian interference in the election:  (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/us/politics/obama-trump-russia-election-hacking.html?_r=0    It is all the more imperative that we keep the pressure up on our legislators that we want to get to the bottom of the Russian interference in our election and all the connections between Russia and Trump and his appointees.  Hopefully, we will see some real investigations soon:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/01/your-cheat-sheet-to-the-four-potential-investigations-of-russia-and-president-trump/?utm_term=.db4ad26737cb

  1. From Indivisible Chicago:  HR1236:  PROTECT Immigration Act to discontinue the federal program that authorizes state and local law enforcement to investigate, apprehend, and detain aliens (note: that is the exact wording of the bill) has been introduced in the House. This is an important piece of legislation in that our communities can't trust law enforcement if they are doubling as immigration officers.  A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate as well.  Let’s contact our legislators and let them know we support this move.

  1. Perhaps one move that 45 could take to help set a new tone and example is to have all his (and his family’s) manufacturing businesses back to the USA.  Let’s send him postcards asking him to do just that.  Address:  White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

Other Actions


  1. Swing Left, an organization focused on getting swing districts to swing blue for the next election, is hosting House Parties across the nation this weekend. Find an event near you: http://bit.ly/2lqXelX   You can also sign up to research your nearest swing district to find out about the issues that matter most to those constituents, or sign up to speak directly with those voters:  https://swingleft.org/actionitems

  1. MomsRising is offering resources for those who would like to organize #KeepMarching Circles in their area. #KeepMarching Circles function as a way to meet and strategize to effect change. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2mF6gxx

  1. The Women's March team has drafted a letter to employers to be used by for those who will be participating in A Day Without a Woman: https://www.womensmarch.com/letter

  1. From one of our own:  Good advice on how and how not to approach our legislators from a senator’s chief of staff:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0k1qCMVpKZpZ3lfdDYzU0RNYW8 

  1. Join Ignite, a organization that is building a movement of young women who are ready to own their fair share of political power, in a webinar calledBlack Women in Politics: Perspectives on Barriers and Opportunities”, next Monday, March, 6 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm PT.  Register herehttps://ignitenational.clickmeeting.com/women-in-politics-barriers-opportunities/register?_ga=1.214953239.1820903446.1485798772

  1. From 2 Hours a Week:  While some are disgruntled that Keith Ellison lost his bid for the DNC chair, here is some perspective that will, hopefully, encourage us to work together for the greater good:  http://us14.campaign-archive1.com/?u=542e52557cb249fb2535906ea&id=66c83abc96&e=4e77fc70f6

Petitions to Sign


  1. Invite all former U.S. presidents to White House Correspondents' Dinner to support press.  https://www.change.org/p/invite-all-former-u-s-presidents-to-white-house-correspondents-dinner-to-support-press

  1. Let’s join Stand Up America on this:  Zero Republicans supported a measure that would have released Trump's tax returns. Every voter should know that. Share this to help spread the word and add your name to the growing list of Americans demanding Trump release his returns: act.standupamerica.com/ReleaseYourReturns

Learning


  1. Many of us are now getting lots of email from those wanting donations from us.  Once we sign a petition or fill out an online form, we are giving permission for those people/organizations to contact us. While some of the messages are about significant issues, a large number of those will be donation requests. We can usually unsubscribe from those emails rather easily by following the directions at the bottom of those emails.

  2. “Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/02/15/do-voter-identification-laws-suppress-minority-voting-yes-we-did-the-research/?postshare=9981487174946576&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.fe971d1d4643

  1. Here’s a mid-week recharge for us all from Revel-reflect-rechargehttp://tinyletter.com/revel-reflect-recharge/letters/resistance-boost



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