Trump Watch August 7 2017

Day 194:

Back to the Dumb Mines:

It’s Monday so strap in for another week of scandal, stupid, and sleaze. I personally like to spend my Mondays calling senators and reps and telling them what I would like them to fight for, it feels a whole lot more useful than watching the Trump folks make a mockery of our government.

Just remember, this is not normal, this is not ok. We will be going back to something normal at some point, and we will look back on these times and use them as an example of what happens when money becomes more powerful than people. People are the ultimate power however, and together we will triumph, just keep fighting!

Further Reading:

Sign the petition: I want my state and city to join the Paris climate agreement

Kasich: GOP needs to admit that some people need help paying for healthcare

H.R. McMaster: Russia is trying to ‘break apart Europe’ with disinformation and propaganda

Donald Trump ‘obsessed with his own self-image’ says visiting senior Republican

De Blasio proposes tax on wealthiest New Yorkers to fund subway repairs

Rosenstein: Special counsel Mueller can investigate any crimes he uncovers in Russia probe

It’s Not a Coup. The President is Just Incompetent.

The socialist movement is getting younger, thanks to one 75-year-old

Trump Is Definitely Not on Vacation, He Says as He Golfs, Crashes Weddings

Alabama elections chief is impeding voter registration because he’s not sure people want to vote

College Legacy Admissions: Affirmative Action for Whites

Flake extends his attacks on Trump and the GOP — all the way back to the dawn of birtherism (what you are seeing here folks is a man about to lose a senate seat “pivoting” aka “changing everything I believe in so I wont lose my job.”

This strategy doesn’t work when people on the left do it and it wont work when flake does it. People don’t want watered down versions of their positions to vote for, especially if someone starts running who truly holds those positions.

Flake is a liar, always has been, always will be. Kick him out and put in a real progressive candidate. He is doing this shit because his district is moving left, not because he actually cares about any of this stuff.)

“Why on Earth??” GOP senator ripped apart for health care vote at first town hall in a year

Schiff: We want to meet with dossier author

Trump admin still seeks cooperation with Russia despite new sanctions and retaliation

Pence under scrutiny for using campaign lawyers to hide emails in Indiana

Trump’s malignant pattern: He woos people, rips them off and then abandons them — and he won’t stop

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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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