Trump Watch June 16 2017

Day 148:

The Turd In Chief Is Circling The Drain:

Lets be clear how this is going to go from here on in.  It is going to be a daily flood of law suits, judges rulings, special investigators, laws passed that hurt the poor, and laws passed that help the rich, all while the environment falls apart around us, and real major problems people face are not solved.  The inattention of our president and the republicans in congress could lead to more gun deaths, more terrorism, and more suffering.  Hurricane season has begun with no head to FEMA.  In short this is going to be a non-stop shit show with a high likelihood that a lot of people will die or be injured.

It is not good, and it will not get better unless we remember one thing.  Things can be better.  Our current situation is not our destiny.  The citizens of this country have power, and a duty to use it responsibly.  It is are duty as citizens to peacefully protect our nation from internal political threats.

There are elections coming up, you need to be well informed and vote for progressive candidates that will fight you.  On the right and the left we must stop voting for people who do not represent us, but instead do what large donors tell them to.  This means 100% of the republicans have to go and about 90% of the democrats.  Its not a pretty picture, but its one we can change.

Just remember, Our Demands:

Livable Wage (at least 15 dollars an hour, and some places higher)

Health Care For All

Pay equity for women

100% renewable energy

Paid Family leave/Daycare

Free Public College

Regulate the Banks

Money out of Politics!

Pay for it by taxing the rich and large corporations, while cutting military spending.

Any candidate that supports these things is a good one, and you should vote for them.  Any candidate that says they support these things but then once in office fights against them, must be voted out.

Trump and Company are symptoms of a problem, candidates that support the issues above are the cure to the underlying problem of income inequality, and environmental degradation.

Its going to be a hard fight, but its one we must win.

Until then, pay attention, and love as much as you can while still fighting as hard as you can.

Further Reading:

Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings

Trump’s Top Aides Now Being Investigated by Mueller For Possible ‘Money Laundering’

Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

Trump transition officials ordered to save Russia documents

Republican senators say their phones aren’t ringing to save the ACA, so here’s the contact list

House Republicans Set to Pass Massive Corporate Tax Cuts in a Time When Corporations Pay Record Low Taxes on Record Breaking Profits

68% of Americans Think President Trump Interfered With Russia Probe: Poll

House GOP Shocked to Learn Infamous Con Artist Can’t Be Trusted

Trump said foreign leaders wouldn’t laugh at the U.S. Now they’re laughing at him.

A study of more than 2,700 U.S. hospitals shows that emergency rooms charge an exorbitant average markup of 340 percent more than what Medicare reimburses

Sessions Dined With Lobbyist For Russian Corps, Omitted It In Testimony

Hawaii Becomes the First State to Pass a Bill in Support of Universal Basic Income

Warren accuses DeVos of helping for-profit colleges ‘swindle’ students

Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended dinners hosted by Sessions

Netflix changes course and says it’ll ‘never outgrow the fight for net neutrality’

Thanks for confirming the obstruction investigation, Mr. President

Schiff wants obstruction to be part of House Russia probe

No full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a 2-bedroom apartment in any US state

Official: Russian hackers targeted Dallas voter registration

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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)  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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