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2/4/17  To-do List                                                            

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  1. Please, please, please, those of you with GOP senators, keep calling them to voice your opposition to DeVos!!  She is not a friend to public education.  Here is why:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/12/08/a-sobering-look-at-what-betsy-devos-did-to-education-in-michigan-and-what-she-might-do-as-secretary-of-education/?utm_term=.ed61a2cc1c28 Contact your legislators here:  http://act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page   or by free online fax here:  https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php

  1. RISE Stronger has just developed a national calendar of town halls, protests, rallies, meetings, etc. We can all help by adding events.  We can also sign up for updates as well as search/filter by event type and state and zipcode.  It is brand new and work in progress, but exciting for everyone!  Check it out here: https://www.risestronger.org/events

  1. Trump and Big Oil are trying to exempt the Dakota Access pipeline from a full environmental review.  If you think this is wrong, Join 350.org, an international environmental organization, and comment here:  http://act.350.org/letter/dapl-comment

  1. From Robert Reich:  Keep the pressure on!  Nordstrom has decided to stop carrying Ivanka Trump's brand. Nordstrom's decision comes amid calls for a boycott against retailers that carry Trump products. For a list of where to keep pressure on, go here:  https://grabyourwallet.org/

  1. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has a page dedicated to action items. Check it out here: http://www.cair.com/press-center/action-alerts.html

  1. Help your representatives take steps to remove Bannon from the NSC. Call on your U.S. House representative to support HR 804: Rep. Murphy's bill to protect the National Security Council from political interference.  Contact your representatives here: http://act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page   or by free online fax here:  https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php

  1. Tell your senators you oppose Pruitt as EPA administrator. The League of Conservation Voters, an organization focused on protecting the environment, makes it easy to contact your senators here: https://www.lcv.org/take-action/click-to-call-pruitt/ or you can fax them here:  https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php
  1. A warning was given a few days ago about a fake Indivisible FB group that was trying to infiltrate other similar groups.  The group has changed its name from “Michigan Indivisible Against Trump” to “INDIVISIBLE – Official Michigan chapter” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1912308129014696/ .  David A. Dudenhoefer and Chad Stevens are running the group.  Be aware. 

  1. More postcard info:  Pre-stamped cards are available from the USPS, and you can order them and have them sent to you through the USPS site. It's called a "stamped card."  https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?productId=S_222110

  1. From Allies4Action Admins:  For when you work on healthcare issues, here is a roster of each legislator’s staff responsible for that area.  Concentrated on these folks as well as the legislator:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3DAVOafgtLRbVItd1c4aU5zT1U/view

  1. For an explanation of the violent element that showed up at the Berkeley campus this past week and perhaps other places as well, check here:      http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/02/what-black-bloc/97393870/

  1. Anti-Defamation League (ADL) San Diego shared the ADL Toolkit for the Refugee Crisis, which can be found here: http://sandiego.adl.org/…/immigrants-and-refugees-a-jewish…/  ADL maintains that it is especially important for refugee supporters to educate themselves about the intense screening process that is already in place for refugees, so that we can engage in conversation and present real facts to those unfamiliar with the process. Here's the infographic breaking it down:  https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/266671.pdf

  1. From RISE Stronger: ….February 3, after a behind-closed-doors meeting with Wall Street's top executives, Donald Trump sent a clear message to working families across America trying to save for their retirement: When Wall Street tries to rip you off, you're on your own.  Today's events only emphasized what was already absolutely clear: Donald Trump stands with Wall Street. His top economic advisor was a Goldman executive. His appointee for Treasury Secretary was a Goldman executive. His chief strategist was a Goldman executive. His appointee for SEC Chair worked for Goldman's top lawyer. His Commerce Secretary and regulatory czar are hedge fund magnates.
    https://risestronger.org/news…/trump-stands-with-wall-street

  1. File a complaint with the FCC against Chairman Ajit Pai's action to stop 9 companies from providing low-cost Internet access to poorer Americans. Use this article to help you word your complaint:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/02/03/the-fcc-is-stopping-9-companies-from-providing-subsidized-broadband-to-the-poor/?utm_term=.21b945fe31e5.  Here is the link to the FCC complaint page: https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us

  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 that this money could better go.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/eric-trumps-trip-to-uruguay-cost-taxpayers-97830-in-hotel-bills/2017/02/03/ababd64e-e95c-11e6-bf6f-301b6b443624_story.html?utm_term=.92859a3aeb99  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. Wondering if there are other ways you can help with refugees around the world?  Take a look at this:  http://docdro.id/yUCJ5Is

  1. From Sen. Elizabeth Warren:  Just minutes after the Senate confirmed Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State yesterday, the House Republicans passed a resolution that would help big oil companies like Exxon secretly funnel money to dictators. In 2010, Rex Tillerson personally lobbied against the requirement for oil companies to disclose their payments to foreign governments specifically because it would undermine Exxon’s ability to do business with Russia. Now poof, it’s gone.  This Exxon giveaway shows just how morally bankrupt the Republican agenda is. Tonight I urged my Senate colleagues to vote no on this corporate giveaway to Exxon.  Let’s help Sen. Warren by calling our senators to urge them to vote no as well.  Contact your legislators here:  http://act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page   or by free online fax here:  Senate:  https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php

  1. t had to be hard for Senators Collins and Murkowski to buck their party line on DeVos. If you have a moment, send them an email to thank them for putting children's educations ahead of the party.  Find them here:  http://act.commoncause.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sunlight_advocacy_list_page  or  https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php

  1. Want to see if your legislator is on social media and get links?  Check here:  http://triagecancer.org/congressional-twitter-handles

  1. Via the volunteer lawyers at Open Boston:  “Please help us urge airlines to follow federal court orders and not illegal Trump administration directives.  “Currently only one airline is following the court orders, defying the ban, and permitting all travelers with valid visas to board flights to Boston’s Logan Airport, where they can legally enter: Lufthansa. All airlines need to follow their lead.  Airline twitter handles, suggested tweets, and phone numbers to call the airlines are at openboston2017.org.  You can get more updates on OpenBoston’s Facebook page: facebook.com/OpenBoston.

  1. If you want to join a local action group, use this link to find an Indivisible Group near you:  https://www.indivisibleguide.com/local-action-groups

  1. Good advice from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand who has voted no on five out of the six cabinet confirmations on supporting women candidates for the Senate in 2018:  https://www.facebook.com/notes/connecting-dots/supporting-women-candidates-for-the-senate-in-2018/1212140288823054

  1. In response to his temporary stay, let’s take the time to send a card or letter to Judge James Robart, a Bush appointee, for his ruling on Trump’s immigration executive order.  http://www.wawd.uscourts.gov/judges/robart-chambers  While we are at it, the attorney general of Washington also needs some positive feedback for his roll in this:  https://www.facebook.com/bobfergusonforAG/ Backstory:  http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/federal-judge-in-seattle-halts-trumps-immigration-order/





4 comments:

  1. Can you clarify #10 for me? What exactly are we supposed to watch out for?

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  2. Thanks for the question, Josh. It refers to people infiltrating legitimate Indivisible groups. Should these names want to join, best to say no. Also, Facebook admins need to be on alert for Trump trolls.

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  3. Hi Susan, how do I subscribe to your 'List"?

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