Trump Watch May 15 2017

Day 116:

 

We are being lied to so rich people can take our money:

The problem with the poor is not that they are stupid or lazy, its that they don’t have enough money.  Giving tax cuts the wealthy just makes their bank account bigger.  Giving money to poor people drives it right back into the economy.  It’s time to think about raising taxes on the rich, and greatly expanding the services we offer to citizens of this country.  15 dollar minimum wage, pay equity for women, shorter work week, medicare for all, paid parental daycare, free public college.  I would even go so far as to say with the rise in automation and the increase of productivity might demand something like a universal basic income.

Further Reading:

Republicans in N.C. Senate cut education funding — but only in Democratic districts. Really.

Pope Francis says he will stand up to Donald Trump on immigration and climate change

 

Trump thinks he is a king:

He thinks he is above the law, doesn’t care a whit about going on TV and admitting to obstruction of justice, and doesn’t care at all about the citizens.  The list of his crimes is a mile long, but the single worse one so far is that he is denying climate change.  This is the same as murdering the entire future.  A horrific offense that makes his graft, insider trading, and business deals look petty. The sooner we all realize this the sooner we can put him in a jail cell.

Further Reading:

Trump is deleting climate change, one site at a time – The administration has taken a hatchet to climate change language across government websites. Here are several of the more egregious examples.

Trump is “angry at everyone” and considering a staff shakeup, according to reports

Poll: 78 Percent think Russian investigation should be independent

This is the worst abuse of presidential power since Watergate

G.O.P. Senators, Pulling Away From Trump, Have ‘a Lot Less Fear of Him’

Clapper discusses ‘pattern’ of dead Russians

Clapper: US institutions under assault by Trump

Harvard professor: Trump regards himself as above the law

Trump doesn’t want to be president, he wants to be emperor

Preet Bharara: Are there still public servants who will say no to the president?

Donald Trump impeachment: Bookmakers see surge in bets that president is on his way out

Rep. Garamendi: “This president is clearly obstructing justice”

Donald Trump’s Weekend Schedule: Boast of Work Ethic, Go Golfing


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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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)  Or you can have your texts turned into faxes by the ResistBot

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.

Elections!

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

See if you have a special election in your area!

Is your mayor up for election?  Find out, get involved!

Upcoming house votes:

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/

Upcoming senate bills:

http://www.senateseeker.com/vote.php?upcoming=true

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

The Atlantic

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!:

Join the fight to clean out the democratic party:  Justice Democrats!

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