Trump Watch January 23 2017

Day 353:

With friends like these…

Democrats vote with republicans to continue running the government 3 weeks at a time…I mean sure the hostage takers gave up CHIP funding for 6 years…but what will they demand in a couple weeks? Jesus our government is dysfunctional.

Every democrat that constantly votes with republicans (I’m looking at your Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp and others!), needs to be primaried by a true progressive.  I know every republican is bought and paid for by the big money interests, and now we know about half the democrats are as well.

If we don’t start electing people that will work for us, and not private big money interests, this experimental democracy is over, and we will have a true oligarchy, and from the looks of who is currently in power a nasty fascist one at that.

Further Reading:

Trump’s voter fraud commission requested records for all Texans with Hispanic surnames

Trump Taxes Solar Imports in Biggest Blow to Renewables Yet

Climate coalition tallied all of Trump’s censorship of science. It’s staggering. — Trump’s war on science threatens the nation’s safety, experts warn.

Courts Keep Thwarting North Carolina Republicans. So They’re Trying to Remake the Courts.

Donald Trump is Having An Affair in the White House, ‘Fire and Fury’ Author Michael Wolff Claims

Man arrested, accused of threatening to kill CNN employees

Eyes roll as Ted Cruz denies role in 2013 government shutdown; ‘Speechless’ says one senator

Trump has had a year to confront the opioid epidemic. He’s done almost nothing.

Scoop: FBI director threatened to resign amid Trump, Sessions pressure

Opioid commission member: Our work is a ‘sham’

The World’s Ugliest American

Mike Bloomberg: Trump’s solar tariff will ‘destroy US jobs’ and raise electric bills

Melania Trump will no longer join the President in Davos

Montana’s Governor Just Released a Net Neutrality Template for All States

Trump to impose 30 percent tariff on solar cell imports.

Poll: Trump’s Michigan approval rating below 40%

Ted Cruz says he’s opposed shutdowns, but he hasn’t always

Devin Nunes Won’t Even Show His Infamous Memo to the Justice Department

Mississippi GOP senator caught on hot mic calling teenage Senate pages ‘beautiful girls’

Stormy Daniels payment was a Trump campaign contribution and should be investigated, watchdog group says

New report suggests Jared Kushner may be compromised by China

Kimmel mocks Trump’s Women’s March tweet: ‘Boy is he bad at reading women’

Scalise says House not bound by McConnell’s deal with Senate Democrats

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strikes Down State’s Congressional Map, Saying It Illegally Benefits GOP

Ted Cruz, mascot of the 2013 shutdown, says he has “consistently opposed shutdowns”

Congressman: Story of Link Between Kremlin And NRA Could ‘Get Bigger’

Trump takes immigration cues from ‘Pres. Stephen Miller’

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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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