Trump Watch January 22 2017

Day 352:

Shut it down!

The republicans are the leading party and as such need to govern, they need to lead in such a way that they get enough democratic votes to run the government.  Maybe they shouldn’t propose such absolutely craven and destructive policies…I am sure they could get some of the corporate democrats to vote with them, if only they dial it back a little.

Further Reading:

No such thing as Bernie Bros: Bernie’s approval rates are women 50%, blacks 70%, latinx 55%; men 46%, whites 43%

Sears Canada execs paid hundreds of millions in dividends before declaring bankruptcy and leaving 16,000 workers’ pensions unfunded

Did Citizens United Help Russians Funnel Money To NRA?

Staff stopping Trump from striking compromise with Dems to end shutdown

Paul Ryan passed a 1.5 trillion dollar tax bill that takes from working people to give to the super rich. Days later, he got $500,000 in Koch contributions. | HuffPo

Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten. Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader.

82 Percent of Wealth Created in 2017 Went to the 1 Percent

The world hates President Trump

‘Defiance Disorder’: Another new book describes chaos in Trump’s White House

ICE detains a Polish doctor and green-card holder who has lived in the U.S. for nearly 40 years

Mueller team has interviewed Bannon associate who frequently visited White House: report

It looks like Jeff Sessions is taking Trump’s cues to clean house at the FBI

Advocacy group: #SchumerShutdown becomes top hashtag used by Russian bots

Texas Republicans are trying to purge Democrats from ballots: report

More in new poll blame congressional Republicans for shutdown than Dems

Smashing a record, House Democrats’ fundraising exceeded $100 million in 2017

Trump promised to be LGBTQ-friendly. His first year in office proved it was a giant con.

Let’s call the pro-lifers what they are: pro-death

DOE whistleblower hopes his Rick Perry photos inspire others to expose ‘public corruption’

Former Louisville area assistant police chief allegedly instructed a recruit to shoot black people, authorities say

Shutdown poll: voters blame Republicans over Democrats

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘As long as I can do the job full steam, I will be here’

Poll: Almost half of voters question Trump’s mental stability

Trump known to use Indian accent to imitate India’s prime minister: report

Dallas County Republicans file lawsuit to kick 128 Democrats off election ballot

Paul Ryan just claimed Obama delayed troop pay during 2013 shutdown. That’s a lie.

Trump is tearing up fracking rules on federal lands. Be alarmed.

Donald Trump bracing himself for second book exposing White House chaos after surviving ‘Fire and Fury’

Trump Got Us Into This Shutdown, GOP Doesn’t Want His Help Getting Out Of It

Study: Legal marijuana could generate more than $132 billion in federal tax revenue and 1 million jobs

Democrats solidify their lead in midterm elections matchup

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Tools of change:

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Calling your government representative:

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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:

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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!:

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