3/12/17 To-do List
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Contact Government Officials
q The Department of Labor still wants to delay implementation of the Fiduciary Rule, but they have opened up comment for whether they should get rid of the rule entirely. Rise Stronger has a form letter you can customize and send to the Department of Labor in support of the Fiduciary Rule: https://risestronger.org/newsroom/call-to-action-department-of-labor-conflict-of-interest-rule
q Genetic testing as part of workplace wellness? We think not. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/house-republicans-would-let-employers-demand-workers-rsquo-genetic-test-results/ Let’s tell our legislators that HR 1313 is not in our best interest.
q Apparently, regulations are not the only thing being cut in Washington. “For the first time in its 45-plus years of existence, the EPA Science and Technology Office no longer has the word "science" in its mission statement.” http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Tax-VOX/2017/0309/Why-EPA-s-science-and-tech-office-no-longer-has-science-in-its-mission Let’s let our legislators know that we want science to play its proper role in government and on our websites.
q New York Times reporters would like to hear from people who have insurance under the Affordable Care Act about what they think of the proposed plan. Can we help them? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/us/07aca-callout.html
q Download some “Russian Ties” postcards, print on cardstock, write and send to our legislators: http://strongernc.org/wp-content/uploads/Russian-Ties-postcard-blank.pdf
q Take the time to learn about “False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources” using this tool developed by Melissa Zimdars, a professor who created this for teaching her students about journalism/social media/media literacy: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10eA5-mCZLSS4MQY5QGb5ewC3VAL6pLkT53V_81ZyitM/edit
q Here’s another smartphone app: fourteen61 sends you daily actions to fight Trumpism.
q From RISE Stronger: Twitter has labeled their URL as spam. This means anyone trying to tweet anything with risestronger.org is NOT able to. They need Twitter users send out the following message AND fill out the twitter spam form. 1) Form: https://support.twitter.com/forms/spam (click the button "I can't tweet a link because Twitter thinks its SPAM." The link you can reference is http://www.risestronger.org 2)
q The message to tweet is: @Twitter has incorrectly labeled @rise_stronger URL spam. RISE is a 501c3 & c4 #nonprofit. #Twitter - please respond. RT to spread the msg
q Trump will be at a Nashville rally on Wednesday. Tickets can be reserved here, even if you can’t go: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/schedule/register/nashville-tn
q Send a postcard of thanks to President and Mrs. Obama: 2446 Belmont Rd. NW Washington DC 20008
q Looking for interesting postcards? Take a look at this “Fight Back Postcard Set”. A $20 donation is made to ACLU in your name as part of the price. https://www.etsy.com/listing/501265376/fight-back-postcard-pack?ref=shop_home_active_1
q Letters to the editor of your local paper can be a very effective tool. Use these tips from Reclaim Democracy! to write good ones: http://reclaimdemocracy.org/effective_letters_editor/
Petitions to Sign
q Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a bill that would allow Americans to import safe and affordable prescription medicine from Canada. Sign this petition to tell your senators to cosponsor it:
q Stop the plundering of estates by court-ordered lawyers in unwarranted court-ordered guardianship: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-the-plundering-of
q Despair is not an option : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/10/bernie-sanders-interview-trump-democratic-party-resistance
q Revel-Reflect-Rcharge to keep the Resistance energized: http://tinyletter.com/revel-reflect-recharge/letters/how-to-really-power-your-actions
q We are not paid protesters. We are real people who want a sensible, working, caring government. But, you knew that. https://youtu.be/zlXlj4MCdOA Let’s all keep up the good work!