2/21/17  To-do List                                                            

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Contact Government Officials


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  1. Do not let up on the momentum- keep calling your reps about the ACA! The 65 has an impressive selection of calls scripts for various issues, including the ACA. You can select which script would best fit your needs, depending on whether your rep is a Republican or Democrat, and whether you use a subsidized plan: http://thesixtyfive.org/theIssues

Other Actions


  1. From Activism for Non-Activists: Here’s how to help refugees in the US:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/your-money/how-to-help-refugees-in-us.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1  Take a free online class to learn how you can help refugees: http://classroom.therefugeecenter.org/programs/volunteering-with-refugees

  1. On Saturday, February 25th, there will be rallies outside of elected representatives' offices across the country to defend healthcare. Show up and let your reps know that we will not have our healthcare taken away. Find a rally near you:  https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/event/search_simple

  1. Reminder that MomsRising is hosting a tele-townhall today (2/21/17) at 9pm EST to share tips on organization and advocacy.  RSVP here:  http://action.momsrising.org/survey/KeepMarchingTeleTownHall_TacticsTips/

  1. The Indivisible Guide has a Congressional Cheat Sheet, which includes contact information (including tips for which contacts work best), calendars, schedules, and voting records. Check it out! https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/1/20/congressional-cheat-sheet

  1. From one of our own:  The Cincinnati Enquirer would like to know how we think 45 is doing one month in office.  http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/02/19/trumps-first-month-what-you-think/97959642/

  1. “Net Neutrality is in Danger:  Tell the FCC Why We Need It”:  https://www.thenation.com/article/net-neutrality-is-in-danger-tell-the-fcc-why-we-need-it/

  1. To help you better understand the whole Russian connection situation, here is a report by Scott Dworkin, co-founder and senior advisor of The Democratic Coalition (@funder on Twitter):  Trump Dossier Analysis: Corroborating Evidence in the Trump/Russia Dossier  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RbpBxJ3QNyvts_w16UcSSGeH7cSrXK9U3wIq0OOq-Xs/preview 

  1. Help protect the ACA in swing districts with 1199 SEIU (United Healthcare Workers East which is the largest healthcare union the United States) and Health Care for All (a Massachusetts nonprofit advocacy organization working to create a health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, and culturally competent care to everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us.) They need our help making calls to voters in key battleground states. We'll help voters effectively share their stories with Members of Congress using Hubdialer patch-through technology. We’ll help make sure their voices are heard loud and clear. Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMiCjyVEprsCak0eifPbNorKx-C86ygqSasdbbLaA4gX874g/viewform


Petitions to Sign


  1. Last week VoteVets filed an amicus brief against President Trump expressing our opposition to his ill-conceived and unconstitutional Muslim ban.  Let’s sign with them:  http://action.votevets.org/page/s/amicus-brief

  1. It’s now clear that the Trump campaign, transition team, and administration have had very questionable contacts with the Russian government. In particular, General Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador about the easing of U.S. sanctions on Russia may be a violation of criminal law and ethical standardsThe American people deserve the truth about what really happened and who was responsible.  If you agree that an independent investigation is needed, sign here with Sen. Merkley:  https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/demand-an-independent-investigation-of-the-trump-administration-s-collusion-with-russia

Learning


  1. Take a look, by congressional district, at the 1) percent decrease in uninsured since the ACA took effect, and 2) the number of Marketplace enrollees:  https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/2/16/congressional-district-aca-data

  1. Don't Dismiss President Trump's Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity”:  http://time.com/4675860/donald-trump-fake-news-attacks/

  1. “How To Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed By Your Newsfeed”:  http://www.anndouglas.net/blog/2017/1/30/how-to-avoid-being-psychologically-destroyed-by-your-newsfeed


Rogan’s List is now a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance, a federation of more than fifty #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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