Trump Watch January 18 2017

Day 349:

Democrats must be the party of opposition

Leaving this up for another day because I am so pissed!

It is unacceptable that there would be any democrats that want to continue warrantless wiretapping of american citizens, and yet there are.

If you are represented by any of the following democrats, consider calling them to express your displeasure, voting for a more progressive primary challenge, or both!

Even if you don’t live in one of these states, you can always call these senators and tell them you don’t like their vote, and you can still donate to more progressive primary challengers.

Carper
Casey
Cortez-Masto
Donnelly
Duckworth
Feinstein
Hassan
Heitkamp
Jones
King
Klobuchar
Manchin
McCaskill
Nelson
Peters
Reed
Shaheen
Warner
Whitehouse

Further Reading:

Landmark human rights report singles out Donald Trump for encouraging oppression around the world

USA Gymnastics won’t seek fine if McKayla Maroney speaks about sexual abuse

Amazon won’t say if it hands your Echo data to the government – The retail, cloud, and device giant stands as the least transparent of transparent tech companies.

Photographer Says He Lost His Job After Leaking Pictures Of Rick Perry And Coal CEO- ‘The photographs show… Murray handing Perry a four-page confidential “action plan” for reviving the country’s struggling coal industry… it mirrors policy later pushed by the Trump administration.’

The Trump admin. is considering a religious freedom rule that would allow healthcare workers to refuse to treat LGBT patients. It would also allow workers to deny care to women seeking an abortion or services they morally oppose. Repeat: YOUR DUMBFUCK RELIGION HAS NO PLACE DICTATING MY HEALTHCARE.

Why does it cost $30,093 just to give birth in America? The US is the most expensive nation in the world in which to have a baby – and it may factor into thousands of bankruptcies each year.

Trump’s Consumer Agency Announces Plan to Let Predatory Lenders Off the Hook

FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to aid Trump’s campaign

Donald Trump’s Fake News Awards neatly encapsulate every reason why he’s not fit to be leader of the free world

Majority Of Americans See Trump’s First Year As A Failure

House Democrats introduce a bill to legalize marijuana and provide ‘restorative justice’ to communities impacted by the war on drugs

FBI looking into whether Russian banker gave money to NRA to support Trump: report

Donald Trump contradicts chief of staff John Kelly hours after Mexico wall announcement

Trump’s Inauguration Money Is Still Missing One Year After His Administration Took Control Of The White House

White supremacists responsible for most extremist killings in 2017, ADL says

Report: FBI Probing if Russia Funneled Money to NRA for Trump

Republicans are literally being laughed at while trying to defend Trump

Trump is driving young Republicans away from the GOP

Jared Kushner Still Doesn’t Have Security Clearance After a Year At the White House

FBI agents visited Bannon’s house

‘He made promises that he didn’t keep’: Laid-off factory workers feel betrayed by Trump

Judge denies request to boost number of Trump voters in jury for men accused of plotting to bomb apartments housing Somali refugees

Stephen Colbert Horrified by Trump Comparing Porn Star Stormy Daniels to Ivanka

Adult Film Star Says Donald Trump Told Her She Was “Just Like His Daughter”

Department of Energy photographer fired after leaking photos of meeting between Rick Perry and big coal

The results are in and the winner of the fake news awards is 404 Error

Republicans are trying to push a false choice between saving children’s health care or DREAMers

Murders By U.S. White Supremacists More Than Doubled In 2017, New Report Shows

Rick Perry hugged a coal baron. This photographer got the picture. Then he was placed on leave.

Gay Olympian objects to homophobic Pence leading delegation

US withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico

 

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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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