Trump Watch August 30 2017

Day 214:

The clear path forward:

When you have a fever, you don’t just cool yourself down and call it a day.  You have a fever because of an infection.  Cooling down the fever will do nothing to cure the root problem.  Left untreated that infection will overheat you again.

Similarly Trump is the fever, not the infection.  The infection is money in politics.  The rich have purchased politicians, and the politicians do what the rich people want.  Until we get that money out of politics, its going to be an uphill battle to get anything useful done.

If Hillary had been president we would have gotten the same shit, with a nicer smile.  In a way we should be thankful that we got the stupid incompetent bungling oligarch instead of someone like Hillary who is smart and competent and would (much like Obama did) continue to prop this very broken system up.

If you want to help the people of Huston, donate to the red cross, but that is just putting an ice pack on the forehead of a very sick body politic.  If you want to cure the infection, vote vote vote.  Vote for someone who doesn’t take corporate money, vote for someone interested in overturning citizens united, who cares about raising the minimum wage, who will fight climate change, who wants to make public university free, who will fight for universal health care.

If you keep voting for the same old senators, and the same old representatives, and mayors, and governors, you are going to get the same old shit.

Study, fight, love win!

Further Reading:

Mattis orders Pentagon to allow transgender troops to continue serving, pending study

Judge won’t vacate former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s contempt conviction without oral arguments

We’ve got less than 24 hours left to protect net neutrality

Republicans Will Let America Burn While Holding Out for Tax Cuts – The core principle of the GOP is to make the rich richer, & that’s more important to its congressional leaders than any U.S. institution

Ivanka backs Trump administration’s plan to scrap Obama rules preventing pay discrimination

Joe Arpaio, a Man Who Terrorized Communities of Color, Is Bummed Everyone Is Calling Him a Racist Monster

Bernie Sanders: Still Good | The left-wing senator is touring the country to fire up his base, and he’s just getting started.

Trump signed letter of intent for Russian tower during campaign, lawyer says

19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, indicted for attacking protesters during Erdogan visit to DC in May

Fox News Pulled Off The Air In UK Because No One Watches It

Body-slammed reporter wants to know why Rep. Gianforte still won’t grant interview

Everyone’s a Socialist After a Natural Disaster

Ethics group: Trump is wrong to wear campaign hat on trip to Texas

Trump praises crowd size while touring Harvey damage

Christie: Cruz is lying about his vote against Sandy relief

Special counsel subpoenas Manafort’s former attorney and spokesman

Donald Trump confused hopes and facts in fighter jet sale announcement, says Finland

President Trump in Corpus Christi: ‘What a crowd. What a turnout.’

House intel Dem: Committee may seek Trump testimony on Russia

Conservative groups shrug off link between tropical storm Harvey and climate change

Rep. Rohrabacher says ‘rendezvous’ being set up with Trump to relay info from WikiLeaks’ Assange on DNC hack

LePage Tries To Block Medicaid Expansion In Maine By Labeling It ‘Welfare’

What more proof of a secret Russian connection do we need?

Donald Trump approval ratings: Only 16% of Americans like how the US President conducts himself

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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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