This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 50

Trump Watch:

A little discussed bill moving through the house right now, supported by republicans, spurred on by their big money donors, would allow your boss to genetically test you, and if you refused fine you large sums of money…This could lead to people with genetic dispositions to certain illnesses not getting employment, and under the new republican health care bill, if you can’t get a job, you can’t get health care.  This is despicable, big money donors are actually deciding who lives and who dies just so they can make more money.

Do you live in North Carolina?  Find this intensively creepy?  See Below:

Regarding Virginia Foxx, the bill’s sponsor, a 2014 HuffingtonPost article:

As reported yesterday by OpenSecrets, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) has no serious opposition in her bid for reelection, yet has received more than $800,000 in campaign contributions. More than half of that money has come from outside North Carolina, much of it from corporate special interests.

Taking a look at her top donors from the 2016 election cycle we find the largest donor that hires lobbyists, the SAS Institute. “A multinational developer of analytical software.”

Selected quotes from their wiki:

SAS spokespeople say its employee benefits are provided for business, not altruistic, reasons.

According to USA Today, the workplace culture has created “intensely loyal” staff who care about the company’s well-being.

Even though there are unlimited sick days, the average employee takes only two.

The SAS institute also makes genetic analytical software.

How about this person no longer gets to be in government anymore, how about we run a progressive candidate to force them out of office!

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All the bad Russian ties to money, and corruption, and hacking, and meetings, and colluding, are starting to be proven true.  Michael Flynn was apparently secretly working for Turkey.  Which the Trump crew claims they didn’t know, but they did.  Drip drip drip drip.  It’s only a matter of time before enough republicans lose their seats because of Trump, and then either there will be enough progressives/corporate dems to impeach him, or the republicans themselves will turn on him.

Trump himself is running scared, canceling all his press events where reporters get to ask questions.  Congress is on his ass about deleting his tweets, something he doesn’t seem to understand is that HE IS THE PRESIDENT, what he says is public record, and a public document.

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It seems that the republicans are so in the sway of big business that they want to remove Obama era privacy rules that will keep internet companies from selling your personal browsing data.  Just think of all the websites you go to, think how that data could be used to send you ad’s, or to intimidate you.  Do you really want that to be spied on by corporations…who’s only motive is profit, no matter how or what they are making money from?  This is not a good thing, call up your congress person and tell them you want your browsing data to remain secret and private.

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Scott Puritt is a moron, and doesn’t know a thing about science, he doesn’t think CO2 is what is causing global warming, and doesn’t think humans have anything to do with it.  Too bad that basically all the worlds countries/scientists disagree with him.

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I know its a basic irony, but its still funny.  91.2% of Americans living in Mexico are there illegally.  It would seem only fair that they get rounded up at work and send to illegal labor camps…oh no wait that’s what we do.  Mexico allows them to live there.

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You know what else is funny (in the laugh so you don’t cry kind of way) the official name of Trumpcare….

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Trumpcare will not cover mental health, or substance use disorders.  Because why would it.  Trumpcare is a joke, that will kill tens of thousands of Americans, and make millions more go bankrupt or suffer.  I guess to cover up for it they are lying about Obamacare…which is something they have been doing forever.  The truth is they want to get rid of Obama care because it imposes taxes on the rich, and thats not something the republican donor class is ok with.

 

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It seems as a rule that Trump will only pick the worst people for every position.  David Friedman, the man who said liberal Jews are worse than Nazi collaborators named new US Ambassador to Israel

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Scott Pruitt is destroying the EPA and Rex Tillerson seems to be destroying the state department. With state department staff left with “literally nothing to do.”

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Trump is a child, banning certain staff from air force one as punishment…

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The Resistance!

Upcoming Strikes against Trump:

March 10 – Native Nations March on DC TODAY!

April 15 – Tax Strike

April 22 – March for Science

 April 29th – Peoples Climate March

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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Native Nations March on DC TODAY!

Read more here here here here here here.  Support them by marching if you are in DC!  If not support them with your cash.

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Massachusetts joins Hawaii in suing the federal government over the illegal and immoral Muslim ban!  New York and Washington are getting in on the resistance as well!  One by one the states should come out and sue over this illegal and stupid executive order.  Call your attorney general and let them know you want them to sue the federal government!

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New Mexico is about to be the 7th state to ban LGBT “Conversion” therapy.  Because it isn’t a real thing, and instead just tortures LGBT people for being gay.  If you live in New Mexico now would be a good time to call your state congress people and governor and tell them to support this bill!

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Jason Chaffetz went on tv and told poor people not to buy iphones so that they could afford health care.  Then it came out his super pac pays for all his cell phones (spending way more than is normal by the way), and that he gets free health care from the government.  He wants poor people to get sick and die, or go bankrupt to make “the hard choices”  but he himself gets everything given to him.

Well one doctor in Utah has had enough, and Kathryn Allen is raising money fast to challenge him.  Lets toss this doctor some more cash so she can rock Jason’s world in 2018.  Chaffetz won his district by 74% last time…but I think things are a little different now.

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Our Revolution endorses Cheri Honkala, Green Party candidate for State Rep in Pennsylvania. She has raised $60,000, the Dem nominee was disqualified, and the last 2 Dems to hold the seat were removed for corruption. It’s Cheri vs. the GOP!

Go see all the local people you can support at our revolution!  Not all of them are perfect, but they are all pretty good.

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It’s important to know why we lost, you can’t fight something with nothing and that is what Clinton tried to do.  Sure Trump said nothing but lies, and yes he is a racist and a sexist and a horrible person, but people still want to know what you stand for!  You can’t just be “not that guy.”  Corporate dems think they can just be pleasant, and cordial and continue to fuck over working people and think they will win.

They have to stand for something, a 15 dollars minimum wage, health care for all, free college tuition to public schools, ending the wars, treating the environment well, taxing the rich, supporting unions, believing in science, lgbt rights, equal pay for women.  These things should fall out of democrats mouths every single time they are asked any questions.  They can’t just say “well the republicans are monsters so vote for us”  IT DOESN’T WORK!

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This from Bernie Sanders:

Don’t look at the Republicans’ plan to replace Obamacare as a health care plan, because it really is not. Look at it as a tax plan with $275 billion in tax breaks for the top 2%, people earning $250,000 a year or more, and massive cuts to health care for everyone else.

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Bernie gets it, this is a tax plan, not a health care plan.

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I love rep Blumenauer, call up your congress person and tell them to support the No Trump act.

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?

Calling your government representative:

Call your Senator
Call your House Rep (Or use this spreadsheet)
Call your Governor
Call your Attorney General
Or try this website
Fax Congress here (free!)

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.

Phone Bank for Progressive Candidates:

https://www.grassrootspb.com/

Call the White House:

202-456-1111

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).

Do a little Slacktivism:

Send Some Text Messages for progressive causes (I know it says textforbernie, but its for a range of progressive candidates)

Go to a town hall and talk to your congress person in person:

Check when the next town hall is here

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.

See how your elected representatives are voting for or against Trump.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

Run For Office!:

Want to run for office in your area to fight back, check this out for positions that are open in your area, how to register, and what you need to do to win office!

Remove the Corporate Democrats!:

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