Here are a number of ways you can make your voice heard, in reference to health care, human rights and more.
August 20, 2017-It has been quite a week in politics. From the feeble statement tRump made last Saturday to his vicious defense of racism on Tuesday, made worse by his phony performance on Monday, it is clear this is a ‘president’ who does not represent all Americans. We have to make it clear through PEACEFUL means that he is unacceptable as a leader and racists, Neo-Nazis and KKKers have no place in a safe, democratic and free society, because they spread hatred and cause harm.
Text RESIST to 50409 to connect with your congresspeople. Here are some topics:
1-censure trump for his remarks
2-advocate stronger penalties for hate crimes
3-designate those who perpetrate these hate crimes as domestic extreme radical terrorists
4-Say no to pardoning Joe Arapaio, a notorious racist profiler who treated the men in his care inhumanely and whom trump plans to pardon as a sop to his Nazi followers
5-support the removal of all Confederate symbols, statues and monuments. They can go in a museum or be sold to private collectors, or broken down into their components to be used for other things, or put on battlefields, but they should not be in public parks.
6-Enact laws making it a fineable offence to display the Confederate battle flag (the square one) or the navyjack (the rectangular one) in any public place. It is a symbol of racism, and above all, treason.
7-help protect the vote-see note below. NO MORE “Jim Crow” laws and gerrymandering.
8-Hate speech IS not protected under the freedom of speech amendment, so the n-word, slurs on gay people, such as f-gg-t, or inflammatory words such as “Jews will not replace us,” are illegal and should be reported. If you see incidents of this, film them if you can. Hate crime int he US has risen 20% since trump came to power, but it has no place in a decent American society.
August 10, 2017-No more Jim Crow! Steps are being taken to remove people from voter rolls in OH, WI, GA and more. The reasons don’t matter. Taking action to keep your right to vote in a democracy does! Check to see you are registered. https://www.eac.gov/voters/national-mail-voter-registration-form/
They also need poll workers and poll watchers. Find out if you are eligible here: https://www.eac.gov/voters/become-a-poll-worker/ each state is different.
August 11 and 12: Text RESIST to 50409 to let your Congresspeople know exactly how much you deplore the events which took place this weekend in Charlottesville, Va.
August 20, 2017-Legislation coming up to text about:
1-Healthcare-trump is like a dog with a bone on this one, so we need to keep up the pressure to make ACA work, and to even improve it
2-Tax reform-trump will try to go back to the days of Reganomics, which plunged our country into a 2 year recession and left the poorest in our society 36% worse off. Say no to huge tax cuts for the rich
3-the budget-the budget needs to be balanced and trump needs to address the issues of
a-fiscal responsibility and
b-paying down the huge national debt. The National Debt clock shows you where we are: National Debt Clock the numbers are so huge, I can’t get past trillions of trillions.
And in case they blame ‘tax and spend Democrats’, look where we were after Bill Clinton
4-Cost of living increases for those on benefits. They have been tightening their belts for years.
5-Medicare, medicaid, social security=WE pay for these when we work. They are not charity from the government. If you have not received a recent statement from the social security administration, ask for one to see exactly how much you have paid in and what you are entitled to.
6-A millionnaire’s tax on the wealthiest, to help pay down the debt-they can afford it. NO loopholes. Why should we pay more than tRump? If they are patriots, they should be happy to pay their fair share.
PLEASE take these and the actions below. Feel free to SHARE this page.
We can’t change things without speaking up and taking action and holding our Congress and POTUS accountable as the public servants they are.
These are just the ones I am doing personally and will update this page regularly with more things to do.
1-Contact your reps regularly about the issues that concern you most: http://whoismyrepresentative.com/
2-Contact the GOP about issues that concern you most. Keep things polite and sane. https://www.gop.com/contact-us/
3-Contact Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell about important issues like health care https://paulryan.house.gov/contact/
5-Support the ACLU in whatever way you can afford to, even if it is only to take action on their current campaigns, making a call etc. https://www.aclu.org/action – Lots to do!!!
6-Volunteer with the Democratic party, phone banks, polling assistance https://my.democrats.org/page/s/help-elect-democrats and
7-Sign up to be a poll worker. https://www.eac.gov/voters/become-a-poll-worker/
8-And encourage younger people to get involved: https://www.rockthevote.com/get-involved/
9-Take part in Resistance Summer Events going on now. https://resistsummer.com/#events
10-Text “resist” to 50409 and follow the prompts. Resistbot will format your comments into a formal letter and upon your approval fax it to your Senator’s free of charge
11-Use the resistbot- text letter2editor to 50409 and they will try to get your letter placed with reputable news outlets.
12-Protest TrumpDoesntCare https://www.indivisibleguide.com/stop-trumpcare/
13-Write on the Boy Scouts of America page on Facebook regarding the disgusting speech they were subjected to.
14-Support Democratic women in the Senate in 2018, and other actions you can take to make your voice heard. https://www.dailykos.com/ Click on the ACTION tab to sign petitions etc.
15-Keep protesting changes in healthcare. FRONT.MOVEON.ORG
16-Help ActBlue with their monthly fundraising. Every little helps. SECURE.ACTBLUE.COM
17-Subscribe to daily kos, change.org and others so you will get an email with the latest petitions to sign, with just a click. I am getting about 3 a day.
18-Anyone affected on the borders needs to protest now about the laws being flouted. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/01/politics/trump-waives-environmental-laws-border-wall/index.html
19-Aug 2,2017-Given that the whole Seth Rich story is a fake, according to Spicer, generated by the WH, and their are lawsuits against Faux news and possibly even the WH, write to Faux to demand the firing of Hannity. Here is the url to contact Fox news.
20-Another healthcare vote might be looming, so keep up the pressure!
21-Check Trump’s twitter feed each day and report any tweets that attack or abuse others. Look for the little arrow on the top right and toggle REport,then follow the prompts. You can report up to 5 at a time.
Aug 4, 2017 – The announcement about the grand jury is great, but let’s not get distracted from the wider issue of the GOP pushing its agenda regardless of who is POTUS. Keep sharing and signing petitions, planning and attending marches, contacting your congressmembers.
August 20, 2017-Sign the Petition: Say NO to war with North Korea! Donald Trump has been pulling this tiger by the tail, only to find that the cage is unlocked. Any war affects countless living beings. A nuclear war will affect the entire planet. Sign and share the petition, to make your voice heard on this life and death topic. At the moment, China has managed to calm the situation, but his bullying could start all over again.
August 13, 2017-Tired of the lies being churned out by Faux News and tweeted as gospel by Agent Orange? Complain! “the FCC may issue penalties for knowingly broadcasting false information.” Their full info is here:
and the complaint form for TV programs is here: https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=33794
It will mean having to watch snippets of their crap, but basically, whatever tRump posts is fake news, so fill out the form. We can make them rack up so many penalties, they will bleed green.
Protest against Faux News #2. Hannity has conspired with the WH to run fake news stories for tRump, most particularly the completely fake story of the death of Seth Rich that Hannity filled his show with while the true story of Russian collusion with respect to the tRump camp and the election was completely ignored. Hannity stopped when Rich’s family showed their intent to sue, but Spicer’s recent confirmation that they colluded with Hannity on the story, and Hannity’s recent cozy WH dinner with Scarmucci raises even more alarm bells. Here is a list of the advertisers for the Hannity show. https://www.mediamatters.org/research/2017/05/23/these-are-sean-hannitys-advertisers/216607
Contact them to complain about them supporting a show that has repeatedly violated FCC guidelines. http://transition.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/informalcomplaint.pdf and that they should withdraw their support for any ‘journalist’ who has repeatedly violated journalistic ethics in such a way. And that you will boycott their products until such time as they issue a formal statement in the news as to why they are withdrawing their ads from Fox. Even if we just do a couple on the list every day, we can all be heard.
August 20, 2017-Now that Steve Bannon is back at Breitbart, and Trump actually called top newscasters to Trump Tower to berate at attack them, real news and protection of journalists is more important than ever.
August 21, 2017-Take time to study the issues and access the free resources available at moveon.org. Great training call last night about what is white nationalism and how to deal with it.
Resistance summer isn’t over yet! https://sites.google.com/view/resistancesummerparticipants/training-calendar?source=v