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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

3/1/17 To-do List                                                             

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  1. The House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday rejected a Democratic attempt to request information on President Trump’s possible conflicts of interest and potential ties to Russia.  The panel voted on party lines to send a resolution from Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to the House with an unfavorable recommendation, making it unlikely to get a vote by the full House.”  http://thehill.com/policy/finance/321674-house-panel-blocks-dem-effort-on-trumps-potential-business-conflicts  Let’s keep up the pressure on our members of the House to let them know that WE, the people, think this needs to happen.

  1. From 5 Calls:  Help DACA recipients by asking your MoC to support the BRIDGE Act: S.128 and H.R. 496. Information and call script can be found herehttps://5calls.org/#issue/rece7Uc2zay3scFlV

  1. From Weekly Actions to Resist Trump#SaveObamacare, Protect the Medicaid Expansion:  http://www.weekly-resistance.online/

  1. From 5 CallsAttorney General Jeff Sessions has reversed the Obama Administration's decision not to renew contracts with for-profit prisons. Call the Department of Justice to speak out against this decision and for-profit prisons. Call script and phone number:  https://5calls.org/#issue/recw7FWAST5dHU1bo

  1. Net neutrality is in the news.  Why is net neutrality so important?  https://www.wired.com/2014/01/three-dangers-net-neutrality-nobodys-really-talking/ FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is seeking to break down data security and privacy protections through ISPs. This is an attack on net neutrality, and cannot be tolerated. Read more about Pai's move: http://n.pr/2mjxi0A  Contact:  1) FCC at 1-888-225-5322, 2) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, and 3) Commissioner Michael O'Rielly e-mail address: mike.o'rielly@fcc.gov

  2. Let your legislators know how the EPA has improved your life and the lives of your children.  Here are some things to think about before you call:  1)   http://www.greatlakesnow.org/2017/02/great-lakes-scientist-says-if-we-lose-the-epa-we-lose-lake-erie/  and 2)  https://www.nrdc.org/resources/how-epa-protects-our-environment-and-health

  1. Call your representatives to voice your opposition to H.R. 637. "This bill amends the Clean Air Act to exclude carbon dioxide, water vapor, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride pollution from the scope of that Act".  It will undo decades of progress.  http://augustafreepress.com/kind-impact-will-trump-administration-environment/ 

  1. From Postcards for AmericaPostcard to oppose S. J. Res.15, which would release 250 million acres of public lands for mining and oil digging. Details here:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0k1qCMVpKZpSHppZ0lsLWhudmM

  1. The GOP wanted to do away with the ACA immediately, but is having trouble doing so.  Let’s keep calling our legislators to tell them that we need them to make sure that the healthcare of Americans is protected.  Tell our own stories of your own healthcare issues.  http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/obamacare-emergency-trump-speech-235512

  1. From one of our own:  In keeping with the above, we know there is plenty of probable cause for an independent investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia and that we need to keep the pressure on everywhere we can.  Even 45’s  intelligence nominee, former Sen. Coats supports an investigation:   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-coats-idUSKBN1672FC   Please make the following contacts asking for an investigation.  Our country cannot move on until this is done

    1. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/ 202-224-1700

    1. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, https://intelligence.house.gov/ , Minority Office=202-225-7690, Majority Office=202-225-4121

    1. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism,  https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/subcommittees , Majority Office:  202-224-5972;  Minority Office:  202-224-2921

  1. And another GOP survey, State of the Union Survey:  https://gop.com/state-of-the-union-survey/ 


Other Actions


  1. From one of our own:  In addition to the desecration of Jewish cemeteries, bomb threats against Jewish community centers are increasing and how have affected 11 states.  http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/27/517539505/bomb-threats-made-against-jewish-community-centers-in-11-states .  While the current administration wants to put the blame on the Dems, we know otherwise.  Let’s call (202.638.6688) and email (RJC@rjchq.orgthe Republican Jewish Coalition and ask them to speak up.  Use this as a guide"Hi - I'm calling today about the epidemic of bomb threats at Jewish schools and centers around the country - today there are reports of threats in 11 states in addition to the desecrated cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia. I'm concerned that as representatives of President Trump's party, the Republican Jewish Coalition has been silent on these matters. I urge you to make a statement condemning these threats, and publicly confront President Trump and the rest of the GOP for their complicit silence on this matter. If there is no connection of these threats to the GOP, then you all should condemn these actions and encourage your peers to stand with you. If no one raises a voice, we risk allowing these threats to become real.  As Republicans, you have a duty and are entitled to ask more of your party. I implore you to take action today. Thank you."

  1. Let’s thank Hyatt for such a wonderful ad on international empathy during the Oscars on Sunday evening.  http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/24/hyatt-launches-new-global-campaign-focusing-on-empathy-ad-to-run-during-oscars.html  Contact Hyatt here:  Hyatt Hotels Corporation, 71 South Wacker Dr 12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606  or comment on their FB page:  https://www.facebook.com/hyatt/videos/1316944635010156/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

  1. From RISE Stronger:  Take a look at all we have helped accomplish!  This was posted as 45 began his address to the joint session of Congress last evening:   https://www.facebook.com/RISEStronger.org/posts/344415682619032

  1. New smartphone app:  “During the month of March, we challenge you to become a digital activist (“apptivist”) with like-minded folks. iMarchToday is a free app (available for iOS on March 1 and Android soon) that allows moments of group activism with the press of a button.  This 31-day digital march on Washington is a peaceful digital protest that shows our voices are louder when we shout together.”  Like them on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/imarchtoday/ or follow them on Twitter:  @iMarchToday

Petitions to Sign


  1. Join Organization for Action (OFA) in speaking out against Congress’ move to roll back commonsense climate protections:  https://www.ofa.us/speak-out-against-cra-abuse/

Learning


  1. Want an opportunity to learn more about world religions?  Harvard is offering a free-online class, World Religions Through Their Scriptures, for everyone to do just that!  For those interested in earning a certificate of achievement at the end of the series, edX offers a non-audit track for $50.Take a look here: https://www.edx.org/xseries/world-religions-through-scriptures#why-xseries

  1. The money behind the distrust of mainstream news:  https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage 

  1. Fact-checking Trumps address to Congress:  http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/feb/28/fact-checking-donald-trumps-address-congress/



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9 comments:

  1. Do you have a website link for "Postcards for America"? I cannot find one when I do a google search. Thank you.

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    1. Great question! It's a Facebook group. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/postcardsforamerica/

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  2. Thank you again for all you do! Your posts allow me to focus my energy and time. Linda P.

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  3. Thank you for your hard work!!! Five Calls ran out of calls for me but you never do!!!! :-)

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  4. LOL! There is so much work to do! Thank you!

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  5. I had to stop back by and comment that when I called the Minority Office of the House Permanent Select Committee today, one of your suggestions, the man who took my call sounded glad to hear from me, and suggested that I also call my congressman and senators. I'm from a deeply red state, so that's on my list for tomorrow. I also called the White House comment line today to add my personal story about growing up in a refinery town where the air quality was so bad that the holes melted into our hose on humid days. I had researched and told the volunteer taking my comment that the EPA had been instrumental in cleaning up a Super Fund site in that refinery town from 1998-2007, so I added my opposition to H.R. 637 to my original intention to register my dismay at cuts to the EPA. The volunteer was enthusiastic about taking down the comment. We all have concerns (So many!) we want to voice, and you help us focus our thoughts and provide phone numbers and suggestions. Linda P.

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    1. Linda, it warms to heart to hear this! You are all working so hard and letting your voices be heard. I'm so glad I can help!

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