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1.       After substantial pressure and multiple indictments, the Trump administration is finally obeying a congressional mandate to sanction Russia for its interference with the 2016 election ( And this came on a day when the FBI and Homeland Security warned the Russians are hacking our electric grid, nuclear plants and water infrastructure, too. If we’re going to stop them from attacking our democracy this fall, it can’t require a massive push to force the White House to act against them. A bipartisan group of MoCs in the House and Senate have introduced the Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Red Lines (“DETER”) Act (S. 2313 and H.R. 4884), which would automatically impose severe sanctions on Russia if Putin meddles in our elections. Let’s call our MoCs and demand action on this legislation immediately.

2.       Rumors about a Cabinet reshuffle are flying, and it’s difficult to tell which of them have merit yet. But the possibility that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in danger of being removed is worth attention, as it could lead to the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller ( We need to make sure we’re ready. A) Let’s ask for Congress to protect this investigation. We can call our reps and tell them we want immediate action on proposed bipartisan bills to protect the special counsel, like the Graham-Booker Special Counsel Independence Protection Act or the Tillis-Coons Special Counsel Integrity Act, a commitment to vote to override any vetoes of these bills by Trump if they’re passed, and a public statement they will not confirm any new attorney general without securing the safety of the inquiry. B) Let’s join the activists across the country who are preparing for what happens next if Trump does fire Mueller. We can text the word “Mueller” to the number 94502 to get alerts from Public Citizen just in case, and we can find and pledge to attend “Nobody Is Above The Law” rallies that will take place across the country in immediate response to a firing.

3.       After seeing the photos and video clips of school walkouts all over the country yesterday, it is disturbing to see just how easy it is to get a gun in the US compared to other nation ( Let's use the info in this article to contact our MoCs and state legislators asking for stronger laws to keep guns out of the wrong hands.  

4.       Gun manufacturers have a special law that shields them from being held liable for the human toll their products take. It is named The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, passed in 2005, and is unique in the strength of its protections, which surpass even those granted to the makers of medical devices and small aircraft ( Let’s tell Congress that it made a mistake when it handed gunmakers this suit of legal armor, and urge them to correct that error. 

5.       Public comments are being solicited about new HHS rules that would allow physicians and health care workers to opt out of procedures that conflict with their religious teachings ( This will have a significant impact on women’s and LGBTQ rights, which are already not fully protected by the current system. In fact, according to the Center for American Progress, 29% of transgender people reported that “a doctor or other health care provider refused to see them because of their actual or perceived gender identity.” We can submit our public comments here (DUE MARCH 27). We should also ask our MoCs to support The Equality Act, H.R.2282/S. 1006, which amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect against discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

6.       While the Democratic senators who helped pass S. 2155 (the Bank Lobbyist Act) argue that it will not roll back Dodd-Frank and will help protect smaller banks in our communities, they have strategically not addressed the provision in the bill which eliminates the requirement for banks to identify and report discriminatory lending practices ( If our senator helped pass S. 2155, Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, let's be sure to give them a call and tell them that they cannot argue that their votes protected consumers when they are allowing the proliferation of discrimination. We can find out how our senator voted here: Then, let's call our representative in the House and tell them that we do not want them to pass the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act unless they (among other things) eliminate the discriminatory lending provision in Section 104 of the bill.

7.       Democrats in in the House of Representatives have introduced the PARADE Act (HR 4980), which would prevent any taxpayer money from being spent on the White House’s request for a military parade. Considering that the cost of the parade could feed every homeless veteran in the nation for at least two weeks (, this parade is, as Rep. Mark Veasey (D-TX) says, “an expensive political ploy whose sole aim is to boost Trump’s approval ratings... and detracts from resources needed to provide meaningful assistance to veterans and their families.” Let’s tell our representatives in the House to support the PARADE Act and to make sure our money goes to assisting veterans, not the White House.

8.      Story after story has piled up about ICE making arrests in courthouses and around sensitive locations like hospitals, churches and schools ( These arrests put people’s health and welfare and our public safety at risk and having a chilling effect on our immigrant friends and neighbors. Let’s call our members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the Protecting Sensitive Locations Act to offer safeguards against these acts. (We can find out if they are already co-sponsoring here.) (H/T Jen Hoffman and the Americans of Conscience Checklist)

9.       In recent months, we’ve seen more and more evidence that hate crimes are significantly more common in Trump’s America, with Pew reporting there were more assaults against Muslims in the United States in 2016 than there were even after 9/11 and the Anti-Defamation League finding the highest number of anti-Semitic incidents in this country in two decades ( Yet we still might be dramatically underestimating the true scope of hate crimes in the U.S., as more than 120 federal agencies and thousands of local police departments aren’t submitting information to the national hate crimes database. This has to change. A) Let’s ask our members of Congress to request hearings on the failure to report hate crimes at the federal level so they can understand its causes, and then move forward a legislative solution. B) Let’s ask our reps to co-sponsor Rep. Don Beyer’s NOHATE Act (H.R. 1566), which would help address the local law enforcement side by giving out grants to police forces to upgrade their computer systems in exchange for departments uploading their hate crime data. C) Let’s contact our own city and county elected officials, and ask them to determine if our local law enforcement agencies are submitting their data to the hate crimes database and to determine how to change that if they aren’t.

10.   The Washington Post has an audio of Trump telling people at a fundraising dinner that he made up “facts” in his discussion with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about trade ( Let’s share this article with Republican MoCs along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to ask them how far we are going to ride this down and how they think this will end:

Election 2018 – General

1.       Now that we've flipped our first congressional seat in 2018, let’s get to work on our next chance to turn a red seat blue. ER doctor and cancer researcher Hiral Tipirneni will face off against the scandal-tarred Republican former state senator Debbie Lesko in the Arizona Eighth District on April 24th. Dr. Tipirneni wants to expand Medicare access, protect Social Security and the right to choose and block funding for Trump’s border wall. Senator Lesko is an advocate for school vouchers who opposes common sense gun control measures ( The Tipirneni campaign has set up virtual phone banking so we can help her get out the vote from home, anywhere in the country. Let's sign up to make a difference at this link: (We can also send postcards for her with #PostcardsToVoters here.)

2.       After Republican Maine state rep candidate Leslie Gibson attacked two Parkland shooting survivors as a “skinhead lesbian” and a “bald-faced liar,” many were horrified to find that he was running unopposed. Now Bates College graduate Eryn Gilchrist stepped up to run against him in the 57th. We can read more here about Gilchrist, who currently works for a medical device company and felt it was her civic duty to challenge Gibson, here and here. And let’s show here some support! We can donate to her campaign at this link: And we can follow her on Twitter to amplify her message here.

Election 2018 – By State

Other Actions

1.       As students across the country came together for National Walkout Day, many did so in the face of threatened punishment from their teachers and schools ( Students have First Amendment rights just like every other American, and while they can be disciplined for unexcused absences they cannot be disciplined any more harshly for missing school for a political protest than they would be for any other purpose. Let’s make sure the students in our lives know their rights. The ACLU also wants to hear from those of us who believe they were not treated properly during the walkout, and we can contact them directly by filling out this form:

2.       The remarkable National School Walkout took place as planned on Wednesday with approximately 3000 schools participating ( Do you know a student, parent, or teacher who participated? Let’s take the time to express our thanks to them for their efforts.

3.       April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, another school-organized walkout is being planned nationwide: Let's ask all of our local schools to follow this school's lead:

4.       South Carolina Governor McMaster categorized the school walkout as “shameful” ( Let’s take a moment to let him know what we find shameful:

5.       Refinery29 and Everytown for Gun Safety have joined forces to create some downloadable posters for use in upcoming rallies and marches to support gun reform efforts. Let's check them out here:

6.       Bass Pro Shops is refusing to do the right thing and continues to sell assault weapons ( Let’s keep up the pressure on them. We can check to be sure Bass Pro is not in our stock/retirement portfolios and University endowments, as well as asking our local governments to divest from Bass Pro Shops. 

7.       Sleeping Giants has modified their latest call to action; while it was previously thought that Steve Bannon would be a keynote speaker at the Financial Times' Future of News conference, he will instead be featured interview. The action stands though; Financial Times needs to stop giving Bannon a platform, thereby lending legitimacy to his abhorrent views. We can send our request to Financial Times' Communications Manager, Katrina Fedczuk: or (917) 551-5093. Sleeping Giants has an e-mail template we can use as well:

8.      Protests against the Judge Rotenberg Center's cruel use of shock devices against individuals with disabilities continues, with members of ADAPT organizing outside of the White House and the FDA Commissioner's condo ( These disability rights activists are in need of supplies to help sustain them throughout their protests. For those of us who are able, we can send financial support through ADAPT's GoFundMe page ( We can also continue placing pressure on FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to finalize a rule banning electric shock devices on disabled individuals. We can reach him via e-mail (, on Twitter @SGottliebFDA or by mail to Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Commissioner of Food and Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852.

Marches/events/webinars/Tweetstorms to attend/organize

1.       “On March 24, the kids and families of March for Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end this epidemic of mass school shootings. The collective voices of the March for Our Lives movement will be heard. Join us in DC or march in your own community.”  Let’s find out more and how to find sibling marches around the world:

2.       If we are working for change and looking for organizing trainings, we can apply to the Midwest Academy’s Organizing for Social Change. This five day workshop gives us concrete skills as well as a framework for thinking about how to do effective progressive organizing. The tools are compatible with a wide variety of organizing models, and provide a framework for critical and constructive thinking about how to achieve the goals of your particular organization, constituency, issue mix, and social and political context. As an added bonus, we will spend five days in the company of other progressive organizers from across the country, and learn from their experiences as well! We can find a sample agenda here and find information here on each of the training sites in  Chicago, Southern California and Washington D.C. For more information we can contact the Coordinator of Office and Training at 312.427.2304, x303 or


1.       ALL: Let’s fight voter suppression with Automatic Voter Registration, an election reform that automatically registers eligible citizens to vote unless they decline. AVR increases voter registration and voter turnout. Let’s check this list of states where AVR bills have been introduced: And let’s urge our state legislators to pass these bills:

2.       WY: Last week the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) proposed hunting 24 grizzly bears this fall. That’s 24 too many. Despite strong opposition nationally and in Wyoming, the department charged forward with what it has been yearning to do since this iconic species was removed from the federal Endangered Species List last year.  Let's read more at Jackson Hole News. The WGFD will make a decision on this hunt proposal May 23. It will accept comments on this proposed hunt until April 30. Let's tell them we oppose grizzly trophy hunting. Let's submit our comments online at or by snail mail to Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Hunting Season/Regulation Comments, 3030 Energy Lane, Casper, WY 82604.


2.       "The Women's March Has a Farrakhan Problem" -

3.      On Tuesday, voters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida elected Dean Trantalis, the city's first openly gay mayor. Let's read about it at ABC Local10.

Contact Federal Government Officials

Find senator’s contact info here:

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Fax legislators for free:  Reps:

Many newspapers, including New York Times and Washington Post require subscriptions, but without one we can see a few articles each month.  We can also check with our local libraries to find out how to get online access through them.

1.       The Bank Lobbyist Act passed the Senate with support from both sides of the aisle yesterday, but our fight to keep the reins on Wall Street isn’t over yet ( S. 2155 heads to the House next, where Republicans are divided about whether to pass the bill as it is or to try to make it even worse. Let’s call our House members and tell them that we want them to protect consumers, not big banks, and say no to this bill. We can find talking points here.

2.       Every day in this country, someone who even our gun control laws bar from owning a firearm tries to illegally purchase a gun from a licensed dealer. In most states, they are unlikely to face consequences for this and neither law enforcement nor those at risk are notified ( Washington State adopted a law last year that cracks down on “lie and try.” Let’s make sure the rest of the country follows suit. Let’s contact our members of Congress and ask them to support H.R. 4471 and S. 2492, which would ensure state law enforcement officials are alerted when criminals break the law and try to buy guns. And let’s contact our state legislators and ask them to pass similar bills and to require that victims of domestic abuse or people who have taken out an active restraining order are given a warning when their attackers attempt to illegally buy guns.

3.       This week, professionals trained in gun use accidentally discharged their guns in schools in both Virginia and California. One was a police officer teaching gun safety for an Administration of Justice class, who injured a 17-year-old student, and the other a resource officer in a middle school, where fortunately no one was hurt (; If we can’t rely on professionally trained persons who carry guns to be safe, can we really think arming teachers makes any sense at all? Let’s keep the pressure on our state and federal legislators for sensible gun laws and tell them to oppose any plan to arm teachers. And let’s flood the White House and the Department of Education (apparently no email, but U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202) with this story

4.       Dismissing a ban on assault rifles or an increase in the age for gun purchase, Trump has instead appointed Betsy DeVos to head a commission on school safety. This commission’s real purpose seems to be to repeal Obama’s ‘Rethink School Discipline’ policies, which include guidance on the legal limits on the use of restraints and seclusion, corporal punishment, and equity for special education students. Obama’s policies were a response to federal data showing that African-American students are three times more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers and that over 50% of students subjected to school-related arrests or referred to law enforcement are Hispanic or African-American ( or Let’s tell Trump and DeVos (1-800-872-5327 or U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202) that we want the discriminatory school-to-prison pipeline stopped and that repealing “Rethink School Discipline” is irrelevant to school shootings.

5.       With the nerve-agent poisoning in England now attributed to Russia ( and the UK calling for a UN Security Council meeting on the issue (, we need to make sure our MoCs know that we are very concerned about Russia's meddling everywhere and that we want them to be the check on the executive branch.  We want the US to be with, not against, other countries on this matter.

6.       Another Republican, Rep. Trey Gowdy, broke ranks with the Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee regarding their prematurely closed Russia investigation ( Let’s thank Rep. Gowdy, as we did Rep. Rooney yesterday, for choosing country over party:

7.       We’re likely to see a vote on U.S. military involvement in Yemen next week, and it can’t come a moment too soon. We’ve launched 22 airstrikes in a campaign never authorized by Congress so far this year, and show no signs of slowing down ( Let’s contact our senators and let them know we want them to support S.J. Res. 54 and stop Trump’s war in Yemen. We can use talking points and call scripts from Indivisible here.

8.      In the newest installment of “draining the swamp”, there is email evidence that HUD Secretary Ben Carson and his wife WERE involved in the selection of the $31K dining set ( Let’s let Carson know that we are ready for him to show himself the door (though not the $139K Zinke one!): or on Twitter @SecretaryCarson. And let’s ask our members of Congress what they’re doing to hold Ben Carson accountable.

9.       ICE spokesperson James Schwab has resigned his post because “he couldn’t bear to follow Attorney General Sessions’ directive to spread the lie that the immigrants who escaped the recent ICE raid in Oakland were all dangerous criminals” ( Let’s remind our MoCs that we resent being lied to, and we know that most of the immigrants in our country are simply hard-working people trying to support their families. And let’s contact AG Sessions (202-353-1555,, and ICE Acting Director Tom Homan (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 500 12th St., SW, Washington, D.C. 20536) and tell them to focus their efforts on real criminals, not on punishing immigrants from sanctuary cities. We can also call/email ICE community relations officers in our area through this link.

10.   Let's face it, we let the DREAMers down. We promised that we wouldn't let Congress fund the government without passing a clean DREAM Act, but when push came to shove we let ourselves get shoved. Thanks to a Supreme Court decision, massive deportation of DREAMers has been delayed for the moment, so let's start rebuilding the pressure on our MoCs to do the right thing: pass a clean DREAM Act and defund ICE's repressive and racist campaign against immigrants. We can start easy with this petition,, then follow up with phone calls.

11.    This New York Times map of what Bears Ears National Monument looks like now, and what it will look like if the proposal to shrink its boundaries goes through, is staggering ( Public comments on protecting Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments are both due on Monday March 19th. We can use this link from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance for talking points and to access a portal to send our comments to the Bureau of Land Management.

12.    More than a dozen top election officials across the country are raising concerns about a provision in a Homeland Security Department reauthorization bill that would allow the administration to dispatch Secret Service agents to polling places. We can read more at The Hill.  Let's contact our Senators to let them know that we oppose Secret Service agents at polling places and want this provision removed from the Homeland Security reauthorization bill.

13.    From the Network for Public Education Action: The Military Education Savings Accounts Act (HR 5199 / S. 2517) would siphon Impact Aid money for public schools into a private school voucher program ( In 2016, Impact Aid provided funding for more than 11 million students in 1,300 school districts that had less overall aid because their district included military bases, Native American reservations, or other types of federally tax-exempt land. Both the National Military Family Association and the Military Officers Association of America are opposed to these bills. Let’s tell our MoCs to vote NO on this ill-advised voucher scheme.

14.    Elizabeth Warren has promised that every time Trump refers to her with a racial slur, she will take advantage of the spotlight he provides to call attention to issues important to Native Americans ( She’s currently highlighting the horrifically high rate of violence against Native American women and legislation she’s supporting to help stop this crisis. Let’s join her by contacting our senators and asking them to co-sponsor and push for action on Savanna’s Act (S. 1942), legislation to help better address cases of missing Native Americans.

15.    Despite years of people speaking out about its practices, the Judge Rotenberg Center, a residential school for developmentally disabled people, is still using electric shock therapy on its students ( Disability rights groups, including ADAPT, are leading the way again in speaking out against the facility's cruel treatment by hosting vigils across from the condominium of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. This time, we are calling out to the FDA to proceed with its ban on shock devices, which they had previously cited as having "“an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling" ( Let's help speak out against the Judge Rotenberg Center's cruelty and ask FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to finalize a rule banning electric shock devices on disabled individuals. We can reach him via e-mail:, on Twitter @SGottliebFDA or by mail to Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Commissioner of Food and Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061 Rockville, MD 20852  We can also contact our MoC and ask them to raise awareness about this issue, and add to the pressure on the FDA.

Election 2018 – General

1.       Celebration is in order after Conor Lamb’s win in PA-18, but complacency is not ( Lamb’s strong showing was the result of long, hard work by many, many volunteers – including including many of us! Let’s keep building the Big Blue Wave for 2018. We can visit Ballotpedia at, search elections in our state, and get in touch with the campaigns of candidates we want to support. And let’s turn our attention to the next big special election: the Arizona Eighth Congressional District. We can follow ER physician and Democratic nominee Dr. Hiral Tipirneni on Twitter here, and sign up to help turn out voters for her with Postcards to Voters.

Election 2018 – By State

1.       IL: ProPublica has updated their Illinois election campaign widget that helps us follow the money in the Governor's race. We can check out the widget and review the information here. Let's be informed voters when next Tuesday’s primary comes.

2.       ME: Know someone who should run for something? "A Republican Maine House candidate has used Twitter to attack two students who survived a shooting at a Florida high school, calling one of them a “skinhead lesbian” and the other a 'bald-faced liar.' Leslie Gibson is the only declared candidate for the 57th District." ( Those of us in Maine wouldn't want this guy to win the race by default. Let's get the news out and make sure he doesn't.

3.       AR: A 7-month-old law, Act 633 of 2017 (formerly HB1047), that requires Arkansas voters to show a government-endorsed photo identification to ensure that their ballot is counted goes before a judge today for the first test of its legality. The law changed the voter-registration process set forth in Arkansas constitutional Amendment 51 to require voters to prove they are registered before their vote can be counted. Let's read more at Arkansas Online and follow this suit as it develops. This could have ramifications for similar voter ID laws in other states.

Other Actions

1.       If any of our schools participated in the National School Walkout yesterday, the Women's March wants to hear about it. "The Women's March Youth Empower team is collecting information on the number of students who participated...Please provide...information so we can get an accurate count for the day!" We can find the quick, easy survey form here:

2.       Last Sunday, farmworkers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers began their Freedom Fast outside of the offices of Wendy's largest shareholder and Chair of its Board of Directors, demanding that Wendy's join the Fair Food Program to better protect its employees from sexual harassment and violence in the fields ( The Fair Food Program is a partnership among farmers, farmworkers, and retail food companies to ensure humane treatment for workers, and includes fast food giants McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway ( The Freedom Fast is set to last from March 11-15th, culminating with a march today. Let's help show our support for Immokalee Workers and put the pressure on Wendy's by calling Wendy's Board Chair Nelson Peltz. We can find the phone number and call script here: We can also visit our local Wendy's and ask that they pass this letter on up the chain:

3.       Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza has launched the Black Census Project in order to help build political power from black communities. "The survey collects information about key issues impacting Black communities including: generational oppression, mass incarceration, police violence, and inequities in healthcare and economic access. The information gathered will guide the priorities and positions of the Black Futures Lab." If we are part of the black community, we can fill out the census online here: To learn more about the Black Census Project and the Black Futures Lab or to donate to the cause, we can check out their page:

4.       Let’s keep up the pressure on Bass Pro Shops to do the right thing and stop selling assault weapons by asking that sponsors and celebrities cut ties with the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf tournament unless they step up ( We can reach out to sponsors listed here and to celebrity endorser Mark Wahlberg here.

Marches/events/webinars/Tweetstorms to attend/organize

1.       If we are LBGBTQ and thinking about running for office or want to be part of a winning campaign staff, we can apply for the Victory Institute’s Candidate and Campaign Training in Long Beach, CA from Thursday, May 10, 2018 through Sunday, May 13, 2018. We can learn the necessary skills and strategies to run a winning campaign by engaging in tough, realistic campaign situations and hearing from real life experts. Victory Institute has trained thousands of openly LGBTQ people to build winning campaigns, including Annalise Parker, former Mayor of Houston, and Danica Roem, who recently won a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. We can find out more about the training here: If we are interested, we can apply for the Workshop here:


1.       CA: Let’s check out “Code Blue Central Valley Events,” an awesome email newsletter that is sent out on Wednesday of each week. We can subscribe to this e-mail to find out more about how to help remove Devin Nunes from Congress and turn the Central Valley blue. Events listed include voter registration drives, volunteer training for canvassing, finding events to hear candidates speak and much more. We can sign up here:

2.       KS: From Equality Kansas: Let’s join Equality Day at the Kansas State Capitol on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Equality Kansas and LGBT groups from around the state will continue to press our government for equal justice and fair treatment under law, and a stop to discriminatory "religious freedom" and "bathroom bills" legislation. The 2nd Floor Rotunda and north wing hall of the statehouse have been reserved for the entire day. LGBT groups and our allies will have the opportunity to reserve display tables and distribute their organization's message. If our group would like to participate, we can write, or call the office at 316-683-1706. Table space is limited, so we need to get in touch soon! We can find out more about the event, including a schedule, here:


1.       “How A New Wave of Female Candidates is Training to Fight the Trolls,”

2.       Women currently represent just 25.3 percent of state legislators and 22.8 percent of statewide elected executives. At a national level, they make up just 19.8 percent of Congress. Let's review these state-by-state graphs compiled by the Center for Public Integrity that shows the share of elected women in each state.  Let's see how our own states are doing.

3.       “Stockton’s Awesome Public Experiment: Stockton will soon begin a pilot project experimenting with a universal basic income. But could this be the beginning of something bigger?”