Trump Watch October 11 2017

Day 256:

Drama for dramatic drama

Trump is a worthless piece of shit, the republicans are stupid money grubbing shills paid for by big business that would sooner work you to death than let you have one more dollar in your pay check, and the democrats are for the most part neo-liberal assholes who are just like the republicans but less savage on social issues.

Time to vote a lot of new folks into office.   Time to get money out of politics.  Time to make some serious changes at the local state and federal level.

The future will judge us by how we voted, and what choices we made during this period.   Lets hope we are seen as the heroes of the story and not the villains.

 

 

On November 7th, 2017, voters in New Jersey, New York, and Virginia will be headed to the polls for various elections. Utah will be hosting a special election for its third Congressional district, following former Congressman Jason Chaffetz’ resignation earlier in the summer. The registration deadline for that election has since passed.

New Jersey and Virginia will be holding their gubernatorial elections, where both races feature term-limited incumbents. The entire New Jersey legislature will be up for election (the General Assembly and State Senate) while the entire Virginia House of Delegates will be up for election (the State Senate and House of Delegates will be up for election in 2019).

Various municipalities in New York will be holding general election contests for Mayor and city government, among them New York City. In addition, New York will be voting on whether to hold a state Constitutional Convention in 2018 (pursuant to a provision of the New York State Constitution which mandates a ballot measure on this issue every 20 years).

Voter registration deadlines are coming up though! Below is some information to help readers find the resources to register. Please register to vote if you are capable of doing so!


New Jersey

New Jersey will be electing a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and all members of the State Legislature. Incumbent Governor Chris Christie is term limited and unable to stand for election. Various cities will also be electing mayors and members of local government.

Registration Requirements:

  • US Citizen over the age of 18 by election day
  • Will have lived in current NJ residence for at least 30 days by election day
  • Not currently incarcerated, on parole, or on probation for a felony conviction
  • Must have registered 21 days before the election (October 17, 2017)

Registration Link: HERE

  • Voter registration forms must be mailed to the County Commissioner of Registration or Superintendent of Elections

New York

Various municipalities, including New York City, will be voting for city government positions such as Mayor. In addition, New York will be voting on whether to hold a state constitutional convention.

Registration Requirements:

  • US citizen over the age of 18 by election day
  • Will have lived in current NY residence for at least 30 days by election day
  • Not currently incarcerated or on parole for a felony conviction; not deemed mentally incompetent by a court
  • Do not claim the right to vote elsewhere
  • Must have registered 25 days before the election (October 13, 2017 postmarked, must be received by October 18, 2017)

Registration Link: HERE

  • Voter registration must be mailed to the County Board of Elections

Virginia

Virginia will be electing a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and all members of the House of Delegates. Incumbent Governor Terry McAuliffe is ineligible to run for a consecutive term.

Registration Requirements:

  • US Citizen over the age of 18
  • Resident of Virginia (the state urges college students to check with their schools to determine eligibility)
  • Not currently stripped of voting rights (ex-felons with unrestored voting rights), not deemed mentally incompetent by a court
  • Do not claim to vote elsewhere
  • Must have registered 22 days before the election (October 16, 2017)

Registration Link: HERE

  • Voter registration may be completed online, or delivered to various government offices listed in the registration link

In addition the listed federal and statewide elections above, there are a number of states holding special elections for state legislative seats, as well as regularly scheduled general elections for judicial and local elections. Some of the voter registration deadlines are still open. If you are interested and capable of voting in these elections, please register!

State Election Type Deadline Registration Link
Georgia Special Legislative (several) Expired N/A
Maine Special Legislative (HD-56), statewide referendum Same Day in-person registration, October 17by mail HERE
Massachusetts Special Legislative (two) October 18 HERE
Michigan Special Legislative (HD-01, HD-109) Expired N/A
Missouri Special Legislative (several) Postmarked October 11 (TODAY) HERE
Mississippi Special Legislative (HD-38, HD-54), Special Judicial (several) Expired N/A
New Hampshire Special Legislative (two) Same Day in-person registration Unclear
Oklahoma* Special Legislative (SD-37, SD-45) October 20 HERE
Pennsylvania Regular Judicial (several, including one PA Supreme Court) Expired N/A
South Carolina Special Legislative (HD-113) Expired N/A
Washington Special Legislative (several), Regular Judicial (WA Court of Appeals) In-person October 30 HERE

*Oklahoma will be holding special elections for these districts on November 14th

If we missed anything or have incorrect information, feel free to let us know or point it out in the comments. Please register to vote!

Further Reading:

Donald Trump has state visit to UK downgraded ‘and will not be guest of the Queen’

Trump reportedly asked for a tenfold increase in US nukes, prompting Tillerson to call him a ‘moron’

Trump’s Benghazi? Ambush of U.S. soldiers in Niger goes unnoticed

Eminem rips Donald Trump in blistering freestyle rap during BET Hip Hop Awards

NFL’s Colin Kaepernick Thanks Eminem for Support

Fox News host to Trump: You’re running out of friends

Trump Wanted Dramatic Increase in Nuclear Arsenal in Meeting With Military Leaders

ESPN Is Terrified of Jemele Hill’s Honesty on Racism

Three quarters of Americans favor higher taxes for wealthy: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Jake Tapper: It’s ‘morally bankrupt’ to be outraged over Harvey Weinstein but not Trump, and vice versa

Senate candidate Roy Moore’s son is arrested for the ninth time

Pence email scandal deepens: Refuses to release hidden emails, won’t answer questions

Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage

Scarborough: Destruction of GOP will be part of Trump’s legacy

The war on coal is over. The war on breathing has begun.

Drunk-On-Life John Boehner Calls Trump a “Complete Disaster”

Poll: Majority backs stricter gun control laws after Vegas shooting

Israel hacked Kaspersky, then tipped the NSA that its tools had been breached

Fires Are Raging in Calif. and Residents in Puerto Rico Still Don’t Have Drinking Water, so Why Is the President Tweeting About Jemele Hill?

Student suspended for sitting through pledge of allegiance sues her high school

Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops

Jerry Jones just admitted that President Trump forced his hand on anthem protest stance

The last person we heard talking like Harvey Weinstein is now the US president

Carter Page says he won’t testify before Senate Intelligence panel in Russia probe

Donald Trump probably obstructed justice and could face impeachment, new report claims

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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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