Trump Watch July 17 2017

Day 179:

None of this should surprise you:

Read “1984”, read “Amusing Ourselves To Death”, read “Listen Liberal” read “Capital in the 21st century” read “The Watchmen” read “The Shock Doctrine” read “Silent Spring” we have known about the sickness that is money in politics for almost 40 years now.

Go read a history book about the period between 1890-1940 you will see that its shockingly like what we are dealing with now.

We know this problem, this is not a new problem, in fact this is a problem that we once solved (It was called the “New Deal”).  Trump, and his ilk are symptoms of a sickness that has its roots in the accumulation of money and power in the hands of a very few, and the ability to use that money and power to determine the political trajectory of our nation.

The solution back then was to take the money out of politics, and then the money away from the uber wealthy.  The same solution will work today.  Make it illegal to bribe politicians (because make no mistake that is what happens every day in this country, legally), and then tax the wealthy.  Use that money to help the poor.  Keep doing this until we have honest politicians, and a whole lot less poor.

It was a tough fight before, it will be an even tougher one this time.

Good luck, we all need it.

Further Reading:

Donald Trump’s campaign against Isis results in nearly as many civilian deaths as during Obama’s entire administration

Outgoing ethics chief: ‘We are pretty close to a laughingstock’

Poll: 70 percent say Trump’s actions unpresidential

It’s not just the Russia scandal: Pence lies about health care, too

Republicans under Donald Trump ‘risk being remembered like 1930s German conservatives’, Yale historian warns

Joe Biden: Americans decided health care is for all. The GOP wants to roll that back.

The ‘Pro-Life’ movement is a joke and Trumpcare proves it

Mike Pence falsely blames Medicaid expansion for disability waiting list in Ohio

How can Mike Pence get away with outrageous lies about the health care bill?

Trump and his base live in a bubble where he’s popular, and all is well

Trump rejects his poll numbers as fake news — but even his voters are starting to notice the scam

Trump Administration Quietly Cuts $213 Million in Funds to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

At The 2013 Miss Universe Contest, Trump Met Some of Russia’s Rich and Powerful

Mitch McConnell is breaking the Senate

Healthcare study ranks Australia second best in developed world, while US comes in last

Obamacare increased access to physicals like the one that found McCain’s blood clot

Ethics watchdog to release Mar-a-Lago visitor logs

Poll: Trump’s approval rating drops to 36%

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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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