Trump Watch November 8 2017

Day 284:

FUCK YEA!

As Chris Hedges says below:

Revolt is a political necessity, it is a moral imperative, we must not be complicit. We must live in truth.

The moment we defy power, in any form, we are victorious! The moment we stand with the oppressed, and accept being treated like the oppressed, we are victorious!  The moment we hold up a flickering light in the darkness for others to see, we are victorious! The moment we thwart the building of a pipeline of a fracking sight we are victorious! The moment keep a mother faced with deportation with her children we are victorious!  The moment we mass in the streets to defy police violence, we are victorious!

We must turn the tide of fear, we must, by taking the streets, make the ruling elites frightened of us!

To sit idle, to refuse to defy these forces, to by our silence be complicit, will atrophy and wither our souls. It will leave us husks of human beings.

This not only a fight for life, it is a fight that gives life! It is the supreme expression of faith, it is the belief that no matter how great the power of evil, the power of love is greater.

I do not in the end fight fascists, because I will win, I fight fascists because they are fascists.

We got these assholes on the run now! Progressives have won across the entire country! Your vote counts, and has been counted. This is the first drizzle of snow that will end up being a landslide. Don’t give up though, now that our political adversaries have seen the first inkling of what is coming they will only fight harder.

They have the money, but we have the numbers. We can not lose if we don’t give up.

Further Reading:

Transgender candidate defeats 13-term Catholic homophobe in Virginia delegate race — The defeated Catholic Republican attempted to get a “bathroom bill” passed in VA. Justice is sweet.

Democrats win control of Washington state Senate

Fox News Went 100 Minutes Tuesday Night Without Discussing the Republican Loss in Virginia

Virginia flips 14 seats blue in biggest Democratic pick-up since 1899

Democrat Ralph Northam elected governor of Virginia

Historic Democrat Wave Wiping Out Virginia GOP

Ravi Bhalla wins Hoboken election, becomes N.J.’s first Sikh mayor

Trump is making U.S. weaker, says top diplomat, as record numbers quit

Donald Trump’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo facing questions over impartiality

Russian foreign minister confirms Trump-Putin meeting in Vietnam

Mass. Trooper Sues Police Leaders After He Was Told To Alter Arrest Report Of Judge’s Daughter

Comcast Tries To Stop Colorado City From Even Talking About Building Its Own Broadband Network

Trump is such a frail sore loser that he needed to blame Ed Gillespie for losing in Virginia — however, as Wednesday morning, Republicans also lost 14 seats in the House of Delegates

U.S. is the only nation in the world not in Paris deal after Syria signs on.

Maine just became the first state to expand Medicaid by ballot initiative

Trump administration accused of ‘decapitation of leadership’ at State Department

The Anti-Trump Wave Has Come, And Republicans Can’t Stop It

One year on, Donald Trump is still an illegitimate president

Bar Association dubs fourth Trump judicial nominee unqualified

Charlottesville mayor: Virginia is ‘a wall against Trump and Trumpism’

Donald Trump was the big loser in Virginia

Biden on Dem wins: ‘Resounding defeat’ for Trump

Virginia Rejects Your Hateful Politics, Mr. Trump

Sanders Calls for Investigation into Paradise Papers Findings

Donald Trump has lost 10 key officials in his first 9 months as President

New report suggests Trump may have lied about ties to mob-linked Russian businessman

 

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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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