Trump Still President:
President Donald Trump gives his first major speech to Congress, capping off his first 40 days.
Posted by Vox on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
(session starts at about 22 min) Trump went before a joint session of congress, and lied his ass off. In fact almost every single thing he said that involved a major policy matter was a lie. Someone must have sent around the word that this would be a clap happy speech, because Trump got roaring applause for the most mundane nonsense.
I found it particularly despicable that he used a dead soldiers wife as a prop. Considering by all accounts he decided to do this raid half assed, and then blamed everyone but himself for it.
To me it sounded a lot like the kind of thing a right wing fascist dictator might say, but I could be biased. He says almost exactly nothing, while promising the moon. Its just another one of his campaign speeches. Is he going to do this every couple weeks to feed his fragile ego?
The earth is warming rapidly, and Trump doesn’t even believe in global warming. The permafrost is melting, there are tornadoes in February, Chicago had no snow this year, and Scott Pruitt is busy dismantling the little protections we do have in place. Scott Pruitt must go, global warming must be taken seriously, Trump must listen to us or our future is going to be grim.
217 protesters at Trumps inauguration face up to a decade in prison. This is a simple violation of free speech.
The president gets privacy for his crimes, but the administration may release the personal information of immigrants and foreign visitors. Why not just make them wear a yellow star?
Even the press doesn’t get privacy in Trump’s white house, Sean Spicer has been caught listening in on private calls from the press.
While Trump is on tv saying how proud and free we are, Mosques are burning, and Jewish cemeteries are being vandalized, and Jewish community centers are being sent bomb threats. Minorities and immigrants are being imprisoned, and detained. Trumps america only works for the super rich white people. Just ask the people of Flint who must now start paying for their drinking water, even though it is still too toxic to drink.
These things are happening because the Democratic party has been taken over by corporate democrats, who don’t care about the working class anymore. They must be removed and replaced by real progressives.
Every time you heard the words “voter ID” just remember that voter ID laws are profoundly racist.
The new FCC chair thinks that net neutrality is a “mistake” that has to be fixed. This will kill the internet, and make it nearly impossible for anyone who is not a huge corporation to participate in the internet.
Trump is keeping us safe by keeping the Tibetan women’s soccer team from playing here…we are giving up our quality of life, our freedom, and our connection to the rest of the world, for nothing. These people are not terrorists, they are soccer players.
It seems that every aspect of Trumps campaign is designed to enrich his big corporate buddies, at the expense of you and me. He is willing to play around with food safety as a bargaining chip, the food that you eat, and your children eat.
Bernie could have been our president. Lets make sure he is the next one. In the mean time we need to keep helping him fight. He is working to lower drug costs, and is fighting for the working class.
Science March! April 22nd!
Women’s General Strike March 8th! (international Women’s day)
We can push these corporate democrats into action, keep fighting!
So many protesters are visiting Marco Rubio’s office that the owner of the office has asked him to move some place else! Ha ha ha, lets do this to EVERY republican and EVERY corporate democrat. If they wont work for us, lets make their life miserable until we can vote them out of office.
Don’t want to see federal agents arresting people for Marijuana? Then support this bill, call your house rep and have them support it as well. Weed jobs are good jobs.
Trump has signed executive orders encouraging the budget for historically black colleges, to increase women in STEM jobs, but the congress has no plans to fund any of it. Give them a call and make them support their own president in these actual good ideas. My guess is that Trump realized that he could sign these orders, take credit for caring about these groups, but rest safe in the knowledge that the congress wouldn’t give any money to support them. Its a sham, but its one we should call them on. Make them put their money where their mouth is.
Tools of change:
Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit? Want to do something about it?
Calling your government representative:
You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.
Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to fight to stop Trump from doing these things. Tell them you will be watching them closely on how they vote, and will hold them accountable during the next election if they cave to Trump. You can also call other states congress people and threaten to donate to their opponent if they don’t do what you want.
Call the White House:
Call the “White House”:
Use this website to call one of Trump’s many properties he has not put into a blind trust yet, and let them know how you feel (be polite, they are workers just like us, but be firm).
Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:
Monitor your congressperson:
Keep track of how your senator is voting on cabinet picks here, so you can call them up and give them hell if they vote for any of these worthless fuckers.
Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)
Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/
Run For Office!:
Remove the Corporate Democrats!:
Join the fight to clean out the democratic party: Justice Democrats!
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