Visit your representative’s local office on Tuesday!

ACTION:

Stand up for your resistance to the Trump regime’s policies on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. Visit your representative’s local office tomorrow, and every Tuesday from now on.

WHO NEEDS TO HEAR FROM US?

Your Senators and your House Representative.

FIND AN EVENT IN YOUR AREA

Find an event at your senator’s local office: https://act.moveon.org/event/stop_trumps_swamp_cabinet/search/

Find a local progressive group to visit your House representative’s office with: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/groups-nav

If there is no group or event in your area, go by yourself, and introduce yourself to the Congress member’s staff, and ask for what you want.

WHY? AND WHY NOW?

Progressive resistance organizations (Moveon.org, Indivisible.com, WorkingFamilies.org, among others), are collaborating to develop a series of group actions to build on the momentum from the Women’s Marches. These organizations know that, important as our daily calls and letters are, group presence at Congress members’ local offices gets results. It’s how Tea Party groups got so powerful, got people elected, and influenced policy. This powerful technique is addressed in Indivisible's Guide To The Resistance developed by former Congressional staffers. (https://www.indivisibleguide.com/download-the-guide)

We will visit our Congress members’ local offices on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and every Tuesday from now on, to resist in one important area. Tomorrow, Jan. 24, we will resist cabinet confirmations, or support a Democratic senator in their resistance at senators’ offices.

At Steve Knight’s office (CA House District 25, 26415 Carl Boyer Dr #220, Santa Clarita, CA 91350) I will join SCV UP (United for Progress) at 2pm.

From SCV United for Progress:

This Tuesday, January 24 — only the second full day of work for Congress under the new president — we are taking action and demonstrating to our elected representative Steve Knight that we, his constituents, support the Affordable Care Act, and that as an official elected to represent us, his actions should reflect our needs. We call on you to join us at Representative Steve Knight’s Santa Clarita office at 2:00pm on January 24 to continue keeping pressure on him to protect our health care, and ultimately, to protect our friends, our families, and our lives. (https://www.facebook.com/events/413557778990988/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1485160251424696)

Call and write your representatives to express your support for Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act/ACA).

Call and write your representatives to express your support for Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act/ACA).

 

Call and write your representatives to express your support for Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act/ACA).

This week, the process of repeal of the ACA through budget reconciliation, without provision for a replacement, starts in Congress. If your representative has requested your opinion, sign their petition and give them a story to use in their resistance, about how Obamacare has affected your life or the lives of others.

Take Action on the VA Secretary nomination, with a call script and email/letter template

 Take Action on the VA Secretary nomination, with a call script and email/letter template

ACTION:

Ask your representatives to: 1. Support retaining Robert McDonald as Veterans Affairs Secretary, & 2. Ask that veteran organizations be included in the process of nominating a Veterans Affairs Secretary.

Use the Letter/Email Template and Telephone Script below to shape your own communication. We suggest communicating through email, telephone, facebook, twitter, mail, and through their websites.

WHY?

Veterans should be a part of the decision making process when it comes to choosing who runs Veteran Affairs. (http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-veterans-20161222-story.html)

WHO NEEDS TO HEAR FROM US?

Stand with Kamala Harris today and call on Republicans to stop trying to privatize Medicare

Stand with Kamala Harris today and call on Republicans to stop trying to privatize Medicare

Republican party leadership is making moves to privatize and possibly phase out Medicare, putting health insurance for over 55 million people at risk. Will you take a short moment to add your name to Kamela Harris’ petition demanding the Republicans stop trying to privatize Medicare?

Our representatives in Congress (and in your state and local governments). They need to know that we won’t stand for this, and neither should they. Sign the petition, then reach out to your other representatives.

http://go.kamalaharris.org/page/m/35b6d1e5/120c776d/56983053/ebb7460/2471207593/VEsF

Call your Senators & House Reps to demand action on Russian Election influence

Call your Senators & House Reps to demand action on Russian Election influence

ACTION: Last week eight Senators from the Senate Intelligence Committee wrote a letter to the President requesting that information concerning the Russian Government and the American election be declassified and released to the public immediately. We need more than eight politicians calling for transparency. We should call our representatives and party leadership and demand that they stand with their colleagues, asking for full transparency regarding the CIA’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential election.

WHO NEEDS TO HEAR FROM US: We need to make calls directly to our Senators and House Representatives. If you don't already know who they are, you can find out who your House Representatives are here: www.house.gov/representatives, and find who your Senators are here: www.senate.gov/index.htm. You can find more contact information here: www.contactsenators.com.

Write a letter to the electors to ask them to not vote for Trump

Write a letter to the electors to ask them to not vote for Trump

The Electoral College is our last hope of keeping Donald Trump out of the Oval Office. The CIA has publicly concluded that Russia's encouragement of fake news on the internet and the partisan release of Clinton campaign emails (the hacking of the DNC) may have influenced voters to vote for Trump. Ten electors have requested an investigation from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper into whether Trump's campaign was involved. I think we need to press them to get serious about this, or we are missing an important opportunity. The electors need to demand an investigation, as well as consider voting for a different candidate.

You can make your own letter or use the templates available on directelection.org, where you will also find the addresses for all 284 electors who are slated to vote for Trump. The templates are really easy to use, you just put your own info into the doc and follow the instructions!

The UN has a plan for the safe evacuation of people in Eastern Aleppo. Leaders need to make it happen.

The UN has a plan for the safe evacuation of people in Eastern Aleppo. Leaders need to make it happen.

Please call your government and the Russian Embassy in your country and demand they take action to save lives now.

CANADA: Department of Foreign Affairs +1 800 267 8376 // Russian Embassy +1 613 235 4341

FRANCE: Ministry of Foreign Affairs +1 33 1 43 17 53 53 // Russian Embassy +1 33 3 8824 2015

UNITED STATES: State Department +1 202 647 9572 // Russian Embassy +1 202 298 5700

The Salvation Army’s History of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

The Salvation Army’s History of Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Many folks donate money over the holidays, and often The Salvation Army is one of the most visible groups to donate to out there. They do some good work helping the homeless, but they also have a long history of anti-LGBT discrimination.

Here are a few groups that you might consider donating to this year:

Global Month Of #NoDAPL Action Day 2

Global Month Of #NoDAPL Action Day 2

Today I sent an email to Nebraska Emergency Management Agency Operations Section Manager Earl Imler. He's responsible for part of the police presence at the Dakota Access Pipeline. Feel free to copy and paste my text, or write your own.

Here is his email address as well as phone number, please take action today and make a call or send an email to support the Dakota Access Pipeline.

December: Join A Global Month of #NoDAPL Action

December: Join A Global Month of #NoDAPL Action

We are calling for a month of solidarity beginning December 1st. We are asking people to:
1. Shut down banks funding Dakota Access Pipeline
2. Close your accounts in those banks/move your money
3. Demand withdrawal/demilitarization of Sheriff Departments

Call today to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline!

Call today to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline!

Oceti Sakowin Camp is asking for everyone who can to call the phone numbers below and express yourself. I suggest writing a short 30 second blurb about what it is you want to say, and then just pick up the phone. As many times as you can, keep the calls coming!