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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2/28/17 To-do List                                                             

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  1. This morning the House Judiciary Committee will vote on HR 111, which would require Attorney General Jeff Sessions to release information on Trump's conflicts of interest to the House of Representatives. Call your representative and ask them to cosponsor and support House Resolution 111. VoteVets.org believes that this should happen.  Watch their video:  https://youtu.be/aKb0bY5xb2A The Indivisible Guide has a call script available: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/2/27/mandate-disclosure-on-trumps-conflicts-of-interest  Then, contact ALL the members of the Committee:  https://judiciary.house.gov/subcommittee/full-committee/ or via Twitter:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rHP7D4NZ_pvPDB1aNFCWxGswx_XfmkLZc82Dnl09k-E/edit

  1. Rick Perry is the nominee to head the Department of Energy, even though he opposes the existence of the department. Call your senators and ask that they oppose Perry.  Use this help from Indivisiblehttps://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources-2/2017/2/23/oppose-rick-perry-for-secretary-of-energy

  1. Call on your senators to oppose Seema Verma as head of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These programs are already vulnerable enough; we do not need someone with her extreme political views being in charge of these important programs. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/dec/04/seema-verma-trump-centers-medicare-medicaid-cms  Call script: http://bit.ly/2l4c9HO

  1. Do not allow Michael Flynn's investigation end with his resignation. Call on your members of Congress to support a full investigation into Flynn's communication with Russia.

  1. Now, more than ever, we must push our mayors and city council members to declare each city a Sanctuary City. ICE is deceiving local police departments in order to gain their trust and cooperation in raids. This deliberate betrayal of trust is dangerous and is an effective way to throw citizens and immigrants alike into fear and panic. Call your mayor and council members to demand sanctuary city status; show up at each meeting to demand protection for the immigrant population.  Read more about how the Santa Cruz police were deceived by ICE: https://www.courthousenews.com/santa-cruz-police-say-ice-misled-them-during-immigration-raid/ 

  1. From one of our own:  Some good advice resistance advice from a chief of staff for a US senator:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0k1qCMVpKZpZ3lfdDYzU0RNYW8/view

Other Actions

  1. If you or others are overseas and still want to be involved, Americans Resisting Overseas (ARO) is a platform to support Americans overseas in exercising active citizenship through mobilizing, learning and sharing actions with others from outside the USA. “We might not currently live in the USA, but our voices must also be heard! Through ARO you can find actions easily done from any country,  and also spaces to share what has worked and what hasn't in our overseas organizing efforts. All ARO publications are written by overseas activists for overseas activists, so if you would like to share your experiences mobilizing outside the USA, get in touch!”  Here  www.americansresistingoverseas.com or mail americansresistingoverseas@gmail.com

  1. Sanctuary Not Deportation has created an Immigrant Raid Rapid Response toolkit for faith allies. Encourage your local organizations of faith to join in to protect area immigrant populations, utilizing the information in the toolkit: http://www.sanctuarynotdeportation.org/

  1. The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) will be hosting a teleconference this Friday, March 3rd: "Sending Trump a Message Through Litigation," focusing on the Trump administration's impact on our environment. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2mCKr0L

  1. Now that officials are asking to check ID on domestic flights and on buses, we need to know what to do:  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/papers-please/517887/?utm_source=atlfb

Petitions to Sign


  1. Let’s join the Sandy Hook Promise petition to keep guns out of schools:  http://action.sandyhookpromise.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=20091 

  1. Really American is spearheading an effort to stop the GOP health plan that would favor the rich:  https://actionsprout.io/DB485F/initial 

Learning


  1. We all know that 45 has many conflicts of interest, perhaps these five graphics will make it easier to understand:  http://www.citizensforethics.org/5-graphics-help-understand-president-trumps-conflicts-interest/

  1. What can you do to help support our immigrant population? The Indivisible Guide has some ideas here: http://bit.ly/2lXS1pM

  1. Here’s a fascinating article from the New Yorker on why facts do not change our minds:  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds
  

Rogan’s List is now a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance, a federation of more than 60 #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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Monday, February 27, 2017

2/27/17 To-do List                                                            

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  1. Amnesty International is asking that we call ICE to demand the release of Sara Beltran Hernandez, a mother who is in need of immediate medical attention, but who is being detained instead. Amnesty International has background information, the phone number to call, and a call script:  http://amnestyusa.org/sites/default/themes/candle/sara_beltran_1.html 

  1. From Postcards for America:  On February 9, 2017, Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) took the extraordinary step of filing a "resolution of inquiry" in the U.S. House that could force a House investigation into Donald Trump’s financial CONFLICTS OF INTEREST and TIES TO THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT.Media reports have called Rep. Nadler’s action the “most aggressive move” yet by Democrats.  If Rep. Nadler is successful, the Department of Justice will have "to provide Congress with the basic information required to conduct an inquiry into President Trump and his associates" conflicts of interest, ethical violations—including the Emoluments Clause—and connections to the Russian government." The DOJ will also have to provide information related to "any criminal or counterintelligence investigation targeting President Donald J. Trump, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Roger Stone, or any employee of the Executive Office of the President.” BUT, the GOP put it down to be voted on within the House Judiciary Committee this Tuesday (tomorrow). There are 23 GOP and 16 Dems in that Committee.  Call if YOUR REP is one of them!  The members are from: AL AZ CA CO FL GA IA ID IL LA MD MI NY OH PA RI SC TN TX VA WA WI.  Number and more info here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EB36gidOrIqr7dp-2iUcSKn6LKIZlAbiNnjYz650XzE/edit

  1. The Michigan Breastfeeding Network has drafted a letter to the U.S. House and Senate, asking them to keep the protections for breastfeeding mothers in place. Under the ACA, insurance providers are required to cover lactation consultants and breast pumps. The ACA also mandates break time for nursing mothers. Sign the letter here (you do not need to be a Michigan resident):  http://www.mibreastfeeding.org/sign-letter

  1. From one of our own:  Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s (84th) birthday is March 15.  Let’s send her birthday postcards thanking her for her service and her willingness to continue. Use this address:  Supreme Court of the United States, 1 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20543

  1. We know that the Russia-Trump connection is one of the biggest issues right now.  It is imperative that we contact our legislators to let them know that this needs to be addressed and that this move by Preibus asking the FBI to intervene/ cover it up is unconscionable.      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/25/trump-russia-fbi-white-house-priebus

  1. From Project 1461:  End Taxpayer Bankrolling of Trump’s Lavish Lifestyle: more info here:  https://www.project1461.org/daily-call-to-action/22617-end-taxpayer-bankrolling-of-trumps-lavish-lifestyle

  1. From Wall-of-Us:  According to the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), “Local law enforcement has no legal obligation to assist with civil immigration enforcement, which is the responsibility of the federal government.” ILRC goes on to explain why sheriffs are key to fighting mass deportations.”  Call your local sheriff tell them not to make this issue theirs.  Use the info here:  https://www.wall-of-us.org/weekly-acts-of-resistance/2017/2/24/action-2-call-the-sheriff-to-stop-trumps-anti-immigration-policies

  1. Trump called the mission a success, and criticized detractors of the raid, saying those who question its success dishonor Ryan Owens’ memory. However the slain SEAL's father, himself a veteran, says differently. "Don’t hide behind my son’s death to prevent an investigation."  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article135064074.html  Contact your legislators letting them know that you side with Owens’ dad and support an investigation. 

  1. The White House has issued a survey in advance of 45’s address to the joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening. The survey wants to know what issues WE want Trump to focus on and ideas for the future of the country.  The survey is here:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/joint-address-issues-survey#page

  1. We are invited to join in a Twitter Storm on Tuesday, Feb. 28 in conjunction with the House Judiciary Committee’s vote whether or not to seek a formal inquiry into Trump’s interactions with Russia.  Details here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/947974112006108/

 Other Actions

  1. NPR station KUT (Austin, TX) is conducting a study to see where people get their news from and what they consider to be trustworthy sources. The survey is short and takes less than 5 minutes to complete:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ohreTSGUGZhSCaws-Ql-jQQfRkZYw3kg-EFVt-JjNCU/viewform?edit_requested=true

  1. From one of our own:  Subscribe to Polar News:  ​Daily reader that pairs articles with polarized perspectives ​​ ​to let intelligent newsreaders see both sides.  http://www.getpolarnews.com/

  1. The White House Correspondents Association asks that we please send emails expressing our condemnation of the White House exclusion of select press members from White House briefings. Leave a message here:  http://www.whca.net/contact.htm  Let’s make sure to include our city and state to help show wide-spread condemnation of this. 

  1. Perhaps you were among those of us who sent Valentine’s Day greetings to Sen. Warren through Wall-of-Us.  If so, here are some photos the delivery:  https://www.wall-of-us.org/warren  Smile along with the Senator!

Petitions to Sign


  1. Let’s join in this petition to support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United which has opened the floodgates on a torrent of unlimited, anonymous money and allowing special interests and billionaires to buy our elections.:  http://petitions.signforgood.com/endcitizensunited

  1. Join with the Sierra Club in opposing a vast sulfide-ore copper mine that is being proposed on federal lands right next to and draining into the Boundary Waters. This proposal and others like it threaten to pollute the Boundary Waters for generations.  Sign here;  https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0071519&id=70131000001iOuIAAU


Learning


  1. Amy Siskind, president of The New Agenda (an organization "dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls by bringing about systemic change in the media, at the workplace, at school and at home." (https://thenewagenda.net/about-us/ )), has been publishing a weekly list of what has changed around us under the Trump administration. You can see read her lists here:  https://medium.com/@Amy_Siskind

  1. It is horrifying to see a U.S. President’s name in this company: "Whether it is Trump, Orban, Erdo─čan or Duterte, more and more politicians calling themselves anti-establishment are wielding a toxic agenda that hounds, scapegoats and dehumanizes entire groups of people."  -- Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International in its annual report:  "https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/02/amnesty-international-annual-report-201617/

  1. Here’s an interesting article in the Harvard Business Review about why some people get burned out and others don’t:  https://hbr.org/2016/11/why-some-people-get-burned-out-and-others-dont



Rogan’s List is now a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance, a federation of more than 60 #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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Sunday, February 26, 2017

2/26/17 To-do List                                                            

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  1. Analysts at the Homeland Security Department's intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in President Donald Trump's travel ban pose a terror threat to the United States.”  https://apnews.com/39f1f8e4ceed4a30a4570f693291c866 Contact your legislators to let them know of your stand on this executive order.

  1. Let’s thank Rep. Issa (R-CA) for calling for a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation of Trump’s associates with Russia.  http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/issa-trump-russia-probe-special-prosecutor-235387

  1. Perhaps Sean Spicer needs a reminder of his own words of not long ago when he insisted that open access for the media is “what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/02/24/in-december-spicer-said-barring-media-access-is-what-a-dictatorship-does-today-he-barred-media-access/?utm_term=.33c4894dfd36&tid=sm_tw  You can Tweet him:  @PressSec or write to him:  c/o 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

  1. Call your representative and tell them to oppose "H.R.610: To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools."  Background:  http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/12/07/504451460/school-choice-101-what-it-is-how-it-works-and-does-it-work

Other Actions


  1. Let’s take the time to thank Bret Baier and Fox for speaking out on behalf of other journalists being blocked from the White House briefing.  http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/321059-fox-anchor-baier-rips-white-house-for-barring-outlets-from-briefing  You can contact Bret here:  http://www.bretbaier.com/contact-bret/  and on Twitter:  @BretBaier  Contact Fox News here:  1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, or  212-301-3000 or  http://foxnewscomments.com/contact/, or on Twitter: @FoxNews

  1. We on the look out for a new phone app that will alert folks when there is an ICE raid nearby:  http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article134919089.html

  1. Check into and sign up for LegisScan, a  legislative tracking and data services for all 50 states & Congress across public and professional sectors. There is a free and fee-based service:  https://legiscan.com/

  1. "On March 11, the ACLU is holding a Resistance Training. This event will launch People Power, the ACLU’s new effort to engage grassroots volunteers across the country and take the fight against Donald Trump’s policies not just into the courts, but into the streets. We’re organizing grassroots events in communities across the country to watch the livestream together. Please join us!"  Sign up to learn more here:  https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/join/?source=em20170223  Sign up to host an event to watch the livestream:  https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/host?source=em20170223

  1. On Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8 ET MoveOn.org is having another Ready to Resist mass movement strategy and training call, where they'll debrief the #ResistanceRecess, a week of action when members of Congress were home and more than 100,000 constituents turned out to demand all-out resistance to Trump. We'll and look ahead to what's next in their resistance, starting this week! https://act.moveon.org/survey/readytoresist5/ 

  1. FedEx is part of the NRA business alliance, giving discounts to members of the NRA, which encourages gun culture. MomsRising is asking that we tell FedEx to stop supporting the NRA. More information and draft letter can be found here: http://action.momsrising.org/sign/FedexNRA/

  1. Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, is posting Daily Acts of Resistance on Twitter. Follow her here: https://twitter.com/ilyseh  She's also asking for submissions for Daily Acts of Resistance. NARAL Pro-Choice will feature the best ones: http://actnow.prochoiceamerica.org/sign/160127_daor_submit/?source=email&t=2&akid=2298.2726362.hp5Kx7

  1. If you are not already a part of RISE Stronger, please do!  Here is a link to their current weekly newsletter “Resistance Showdown”  https://www.risestronger.org/newsroom/2-24-17-resistance-showdown   Here is the link to the history of RISE Stronger:  https://www.risestronger.org/about#history   Andy Kim, et al, are very impressive and real movers! 

  1. The GOP has issued a survey of 45’s first month; answer here:  https://gop.com/trump-first-month-approval-survey/

Petitions to Sign


  1. Our President called the media "the enemy of the American people" shortly after he attempted to delegitimize a judge whose ruling he didn't agree with by calling him a "so-called judge". Please join MomsRising in telling Congress to do their job and defend the media and the judiciary:   http://action.momsrising.org/sign/country_before_party/

  1. From Night Owl ActivistThe CEOs of Disney, Pepsi, and Tesla are taking verbal stands against the Muslim ban, but won't formally quit 45's business council. Sign this petition to tell them to quit the council now: https://colorofchange.org/campaigns/tell-ceos-quit-council/ 

Learning


  1. “Trump is supposed to be a public servant, and the truth is a public good. But he continues to lie incessantly, and punish media that call him out. These are the sorts of antics we'd expect from a two-bit dictator but not from the President of the United States.” Watch Robert Reich explain how dictators control the media: https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/1483721794973745/

  1. A message from Hillary Clinton: "Let resistance plus persistence equal progress for our Party and our country."  https://www.facebook.com/democrats/videos/10154715616466943/

  1. “One Month in, anti-Trump movement shows signs of sustained momentum,”   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-protest-idUSKBN16316T


Rogan’s List is now a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance, a federation of more than 60 #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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Saturday, February 25, 2017

2/25/17 To-do List                                                            

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  1. Not allowing our long-respected news sources into a White House press briefing is unprecedented in our history.  A free press is a hallmark of our democratic republic.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/24/white-house-blocks-cnn-new-york-times-from-press-briefing-hours-after-trump-slams-media/  Let’s tell Press Secretary Sean Spicer that this is unacceptable.  Send him a postcard here in care of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500

  1. From Postcards for America:  for all members from AZ, CO, IA, IN, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, OK, SD, TN, WA to 1) send postcards to your STATE legislators regarding laws that would criminalize or increase penalties on peaceful protesting, 2) send postcards to your Governors to ask them to veto any legislation that would criminalize peaceful protesting, 3) also contact your State ACLU to see what can be done. Here are links to specific bills: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PEL5Swl0tE-PM8toIlRwqJeOb8Oc_cMuoR8Frx1Nics/edit?usp=sharing  More info here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AJ9OTOqEyHAAbijNitLzPAAqZ0c8vvuXT-lSy8QRI6Y/edit

  1. From 5calls.orgDo not let our government bury the investigation of Trump's ties to Russia. Call the House Judiciary Committee and tell them that that you support Congressman Jerrold Nadler's Resolution of Inquiry; urge them to reveal the findings of the Trump/Russia investigation to Congress.  For more information and a call script: https://5calls.org/#issue/recoh1dXy87aEau76

  1. Please join the Learning Disabilities Association of America in their quest to save access to healthcare that serve so many with disabilities:  https://ldaamerica.org/call-to-action-preserve-medicaid-and-the-affordable-care-act/

  1. Last August, the Obama administration chose to begin ending private prisons since “they simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources; they do not save substantially on costs; and as noted in a recent report by the Department’s Office of Inspector General, they do not maintain the same level of safety and security,” [Sally]Yates [then Deputy Attorney General] wrote at the time.        https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/08/18/justice-department-says-it-will-end-use-of-private-prisons/?utm_term=.4ef9ac22a838  Now that 45 has rescinded that plan, there is talk that these private prisons will be used for deportees.  Let’s let our legislators know that if private prisons were once deemed not acceptable for prisoners, that they are not acceptable for deportees.

Other Actions


  1. If you are in/near NYC:  As a result of media being blocked at the press briefing, at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the New York Times Headquarters there is a protest for a free press.  Details here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1868203673417908

  1. Contact your local schools’ administrations asking them to continue supporting protections for transgendered students or to consider doing so. 

  1. Indivisible reports that as of 2/23/17 there are at least two Indivisible groups in every district in the country.  If you are not already associated with one, now is the time.  These groups are getting things done!  Find a group here:  https://www.indivisibleguide.com/groups-nav

  1. Read up on how to navigate social media for activism.  Meredith Gould, a sociologist and digital strategist, has developed a guide to help us:  DIGITAL ACTIVISM 101: A Guide to Showing Up, Speaking Out, and Connecting on Twitter and Facebook.  Check it out here:  https://www.slideshare.net/MeredithGould/digital-activism-101-a-guide-to-showing-up-speaking-out-and-connecting-on-twitter-and-facebook?trk=v-feed

  1. Good to have and pass along:  The National Center for Transgender Equality has a “know your rights” handout for transgender and gender non-conforming students: http://www.transequality.org/sites/default/files/docs/kyr/KYR-Schools-May-2016.pdf

  1. Please write to your local media, as well as national media, to ask them to stop calling constituents who want to interact with their reps “protesters”.  National media contacts here:  http://fair.org/take-action-now/media-activism-kit/media-contact-list/

  1. Brimming with creative energy and a desire to #resist? Take a stand against the Trump administration by submitting your artwork to Trump Won't Stop Us. They plan to have gallery shows in every state. Submissions are due by March 18th https://www.trumpwontstop.us/

Petitions to Sign


  1. Sign in with Organizing for Action (OFA) to stand up for our legacy of providing safe refuge for those seeking freedom and opportunity:  https://www.ofa.us/stand-up-for-american-values/

  1. From colorofchange.org, "Tell the DA: Indict the LAPD Cop Who Shot at a 13 Year Old Boy." The off-duty officer has been placed on administrative leave, but there must be a real, impartial investigation into what occurred.  Background: http://abc7.com/news/officials-pledge-full-impartial-probe-of-off-duty-lapd-officer-incident/1769824/  Petition:   https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/indict-lapd-cop/?t=3&akid=7036.2958725.JhSyYa 

Learning


  1. Remember when we all signed up to do postcards with UltraViolet for them to take them to Paul Ryan.  They did!  http://www.channel3000.com/news/politics/protesters-deliver-thousands-of-postcards-to-speaker-ryan/352849320

  1. From Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is offering a series of political education trainings.  Here is Racism 101:  http://surjpoliticaledsite.weebly.com/racism-101.html

  1. The Human Rights Campaign has posted "10 Things Parents Can Do To Show Their Love And Support To Transgender Students" in response to the latest move by Trump. In it you will find actionable items that you can take in your community and schools. http://www.hrc.org/blog/10-things-parents-can-do-to-show-their-love-and-support-for-transgender-stu/

  1. Just as vouchers are about to become a reality, this study says they may not be as good as people hope:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/upshot/dismal-results-from-vouchers-surprise-researchers-as-devos-era-begins.html


Rogan’s List is now a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance, a federation of more than 60 #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.

Rogan’s List is also part of RISE Stronger’s United States of Resistance   https://risestronger.org/resist


Friday, February 24, 2017

2/24/17 To-do List                                                            

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Contact Government Officials


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  1. Senator Joe Manchin (D-VA) has consistently voted against Democratic values, yet he continues to hold a leadership position in the Democratic Caucus. Call Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and ask that he remove Manchin from the Democratic leadership team: (202) 224-6542

  1. Join Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, in calling on your legislators to embrace open debate, listen to their constituents and hold town halls. “Town halls and countless constituent meetings were a hallmark of my tenure in Congress. It’s how I was able to serve the people of southern Arizona. I believed that listening to my constituents was the most basic and core tenet of the job I was hired to do.”  http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/2017/02/23/townhall/ 

  1. How about if we all print this off and mail it to Betsy DeVos?  It is good advice that she could use:  http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/betsy-betsy-betsy.html  Her address is:  U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202

Other Actions


  1. From one of our own:  Despite all the pressure, Amazon is still advertising on Breitbart. Time to do a postcard avalanche to its board of directors telling them to STOP.  Names and addresses here:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0k1qCMVpKZpZ3Z4cDU2UEFNX3M

  1. On, Tuesday evening, MomsRising held their tele-townhall on Advocacy and Organizing Tactics. They now have the audio from the townhall available, and they have created a toolkit for your reference. Audio:  https://www.momsrising.org/blog/keepmarching-audio-from-momsrisings-phone-meeting-on-advocacy-and-organizing   Toolkit:  https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.momsrising.org/images/Keep_Marching_Toolkit_2_1.pdf

  1. Time to ask the media why they are not covering the Supreme Court case to nullify the election which is scheduled for “conference” on March 15: http://revote2017.org/conference-scheduled-for-march-17-2017/  Contacts here:  http://fair.org/take-action-now/media-activism-kit/media-contact-list/

  1. Join in the Sierra Club’s request:  Trump & the GOP claim the crowds showing up to town halls & protests aren't regular people! Show them you are! Tweet a pic or video with #YouRepresentMe & say who you are! 

  1. Fearful the new administration will abuse its power, President Obama’s lawyers are uniting to fight back. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/obama-trump-lawyers-worst-case-235280  Sign up to stay informed of their work:  https://unitedtoprotectdemocracy.org/ 

Petitions to Sign


  1. To Sen. Schumer:  “Sen. Joe Manchin consistently votes against the core principles and values of the Democratic party’s progressive base. In the Trump era, his positions legitimize and normalize Trump. It is time for you to remove him from your leadership team.” petition: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/Manchin_Schumer?t=2&akid=21832.11114362.NXeGdk

  1. Stand with Believe Out Loud, an online community that empowers Christians to work for justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, and tell Trump that Christians Stand with Trans Students: https://actionsprout.io/590BC3/initial

Learning


  1. “GOP Considers Trimming Health Law’s 10 Essential Benefits”:  http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/22/516465156/gop-seeks-reduction-in-health-law-s-10-essential-benefits

  1. “I Was a Muslim in the White House --  and I Lasted Eight Days”:  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/rumana-ahmed-trump/517521/

  1. It is pretty well accepted knowledge that Steve Bannon is running the White House.  For the first time in his new role, he spoke out yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. As Chris Tackett of Natural Resources Defense Council said, “This Bannon speech at CPAC needs to be heard and understood. This is ominous, radical, and un-American.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/23/stephen-bannons-nationalist-call-to-arms-annotated/?utm_term=.9cdae824c469


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Thursday, February 23, 2017

2/23/17 To-do List                                                            

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Contact Government Officials


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  1. Last evening, 45 rolled back protections for our transgendered students.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trump-administration-rolls-back-protections-for-transgender-students/2017/02/22/550a83b4-f913-11e6-bf01-d47f8cf9b643_story.html?utm_term=.d0a070e83988  This is not acceptable. Our children’s safety is of utmost importance.  Contact your legislators to voice this outrage. Then continue to the next: 

  1. It looks like transgender rights are in the Trump administration's crosshairs. Reportedly, protections put in place for transgender students under Title IX would be rescinded. Call the Department of Justice and the Department of Education and demand that they uphold the guidance put in place by the Obama administration: that transgender youth be protected by Title IX. Department of  Justice:  202-514-2000 and Department of Education: 1-800-872-5327.  Here is a New York Times article about the transgender rights under attack: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/devos-sessions-transgender-students-rights.html

  1. From Weekly Actions to Resist Trump:  #StandWithDreamers:  Pass the BRIDGE Act  http://www.weekly-resistance.online/

  1. Sen. Sanders has introduced Senate Bill 427: "A bill to enhance Social Security benefits and ensure the long-term solvency of the Social Security program" which would help fund Social Security. While the article below mentions that it is highly unlikely for it to advance through the Senate, it's still important to call your senators and let them know that you support progressive bills like this. You can also call the Finance Committee to let them know you support this bill: https://www.finance.senate.gov/about/membership  https://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sanders-calls-on-congress-to-strengthen-and-expand-social-security   Follow its progress here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/427

Other Actions


  1. From one of our own:  When attending a rally, Townhall, any political event, consider wearing a large sticker with your ZIP Code boldly written on it. It may decrease Trumpsters from thinking you are a paid plant.

  1. From Michael Moore:  Do These 10 Things, and Trump Will be Toast  http://michaelmoore.com/10PointPlan/

  1. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is calling on its allies to march peacefully with them on March 10th in Washington, D.C. If you cannot make it to D.C., they ask "that you take peaceful action at home in your tribal nations, states, cities, towns, villages and provinces." http://standwithstandingrock.net/march/

  1. From History Has Not Written Itself, here is another GOP survey; this one from the Chairwoman:  https://gop.com/2017-chairwomans-survey/  While most of the questions are fairly predictable, it is fairly thoughtful and deserves thoughtful, not snarky replies.

  1. From the Nuns on the Bus:  Sign up for their weekly Lenten reflections from their newly published reflection guide to Catholic Social Justice as well as participate in daily call-ins to Catholic members of Congress on healthcare, one of our Mend the Gap issue areas.  https://networklobby.org/Lent

Petitions to Sign


  1. Sen. Sanders has introduced a bill to boost Social Security.   http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/319989-sanders-introduces-bill-to-boost-social-security Let’s join Real American and sign to show our support:  https://actionsprout.io/095C34/initial

  1. Senators Tom Cotton and David Purdue have introduced the RAISE Act; a xenophobic bill which would cut legal immigration in half. Call your senators and ask them to block the RAISE act. You can read more about the act and sign the CREDO action petition here: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/raise?t=1&akid=21829.11114362.qlQOFx

Learning


  1. The Washington Post is fact-checking 45’s first 100 days.  So far, in 34 days, they’ve counted 134 false or misleading claims.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims/

  1. “Why Nobody Cares the President is Lying”:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/sunday/why-nobody-cares-the-president-is-lying.html

  1. Why our educational system is heading for trouble unless we can maintain the separation of church and state:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/influential-conservative-group-trump-devos-should-dismantle-education-department-and-bring-god-into-classrooms/2017/02/15/196bf872-f2df-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html?utm_term=.c790edca2f6e

  1. Take a lesson from the organizers:  “Protests out of ‘nowhere’: Five lessons from the organizers behind the #NoBanNoWall airport protests”  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/protests-out-of-nowhere-five-lessons-from-the-organizers_us_58a763e0e4b0fa149f9ac5af




Rogan’s List is now a participant in and strategic partner of the Action Alliance, a federation of more than 60 #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.

Rogan’s List is also part of RISE Stronger’s United States of Resistance   https://risestronger.org/resist