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Trump Watch November 17 2017

Day 293:

Do you know the history of Unions??

Maybe it’s time you think about collective action.

Keep thinking like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

South Carolina women’s hoops team decline invite to White House

FCC plans to vote to overturn US net neutrality rules in December

U.S. seniors struggle more to pay for healthcare compared to other countries. America’s seniors are sicker than the elderly in other countries — and are more likely to go without essential care because they can’t afford it.

The FCC just repealed a 42-year-old rule blocking broadcast media mergers

Reminder: here’s the Wikipedia page that outlines the many sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump. Trump, defending himself, called one of his accusers too ugly for his taste.

More Than 200,000 Gallons Of Oil Spill Along The Keystone Pipeline

Report: Trump’s Panama Resort Took Money From FARC Money Launderer

Donald Trump Denounces Al Franken But Remains Silent On Roy Moore

A Panama tower carries Trump’s name and ties to organized crime

Papadopoulos claimed Trump phone call and larger campaign role

Russian elite invested nearly $100 million in Trump buildings

Trump Judicial Nominee Brett Talley Appears to Have Disparaged Muslims in Message Board Posts

Special Counsel Mueller Issued Subpoena for Russia-Related Documents From Trump Campaign Officials

More than a dozen top Trump campaign officials subpoenaed in Mueller probe

Donald Trump reminded of all the women who accuse him of sexual assault after President condemns Al Franken

Hillary Clinton on Trump’s Election: “There Are Lots of Questions About Its Legitimacy”

Trump wastes no time tweeting about Al Franken, remains silent on Roy Moore

The Ex-Spy Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier Left a Clue for Mueller

Fox News poll: Obama has higher favorability in Alabama than Trump

Russian ambassador says he won’t name all the Trump officials he’s met with because ‘the list is so long’

Black men sentenced to more time for committing the exact same crime as a white person, study finds

Nobody knows where Trump’s leftover inauguration funds went, causing outrage and change in Washington

Report: Trump using DOJ for personal lawsuits

Pope rebukes climate deniers as ‘perverse’ in Bonn message

17 women have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. It’s time to revisit those stories

Mueller issues first subpoena to Trump campaign for Russia documents: report

Anti-Gay Republican Resigns After Allegedly Being Caught Having Gay Sex In His Office

Shouting match erupts in Senate over GOP tax plan

The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

Donald Trump’s Sexual Assault Accusers Demand Justice in the #MeToo Era: ‘We Were Forgotten’

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Tools of change:

 

 

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Calling your government representative:

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Or try this website
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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!:

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!:

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Trump Watch November 16 2017

Day 292:

Is Capitalism Really Working For You?

Just something to ponder. How would you make a better system, maybe we don’t scrap this one, maybe we make some tweaks? What kind of tweaks?

Keep thinking like a Utopian.

Further Reading:

Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy

Trump Organization worth one tenth of value previously reported

Poll: 41% in ‘Trump counties’ say country is worse off since Trump became president!

Georgia high school students win $3 million settlement against sheriff

FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

Jane Goodall asks Senate energy committee to reject drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge due to the impact it would have on the environment the native tribes and wildlife, like polar bears and caribou, rely on. The committee approved to open a small portion of the refuge, instead.

Mark Cuban: Trump cutting the corporate tax rate will have zero impact on investment

‘No one marched when I was elected’: New Zealand Prime Minister’s biting response to Donald Trump

Fox’s Laura Ingraham rips Trump for ending ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa

Four more women make allegations against Roy Moore

Trump lifts trophy ban so rich people can slaughter elephants

Fox News Twist: Sean Hannity Was Lying About His 24-Hour Roy Moore Deadline

McConnell discussing asking Strange to resign, kicking off new special election: report

Graham: If Moore can’t be in mall, he can’t be in Senate

A High School Senior Wouldn’t Give Roy Moore Her Number So She Says He Called Her at School

Trump’s Homeland Security pick is now caught up in a conflict of interest complaint

“The judge is lying.” Alabama’s most conservative news outlet just turned on Roy Moore

Germany replaces US as country with best international image

Paul Manafort Partner Rick Gates Wants to Be Released so he Can Take his Kids to School, Get Back to Work and Celebrate Christmas

Steyer launches second $10 million anti-Trump ad buy

Trump judicial nominee defended ‘the first KKK’ in online arguments: report

Kaine calls for eliminating superdelegates

Macron: France will cover US share of funding for UN’s climate science panel

GOP senators from NC come out against Trump EPA nominee

Secret witness in GOP probe of Obama-era uranium deal revealed as ex-lobbyist for Russia firm

GOP Mulls Canceling Alabama Senate Election, But State Officials Won’t Abandon Roy Moore

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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!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

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Trump Watch November 15 2017

Day 291:

Start thinking about a better world now

We need to be able to imagine a better world, so that we know what we are fighting for. We know what we don’t like (simply look around), but its just as important to spend some time thinking about what we want.

Can’t fight something with nothing!

Further Reading:

Anonymous hackers take down over a dozen neo-Nazi sites in new wave of attacks.

The Latest Democrats Add To Win Column In Deep Red Oklahoma

Dem wins mayor of Albuquerque after eight years of GOP control

Cards Against Humanity is raising money to buy land along the US-Mexico border to help “make it as time-consuming and expensive as possible for the wall to get built.”

Founder of Florida’s Biggest Megachurch Accused of Molesting a 4-Year-Old

“Children Must Be Protected” — Roy Moore’s Fixation on Protecting Children From Gay People Now Feels Even More Sinister

North Korea ‘sentences Trump to death’ for insulting Kim Jong-un

Trump Confuses Mass Shootings Tweeting Condolences to Texas Hours After Tragedy in California

GOP Tax Plan Estimated To Add $1.7 Trillion To National Debt

Trump biographer: Trump deeply would like to be a dictator

RNC cuts off Moore

‘It’s a Disgrace’: New York G.O.P. Fund-Raiser Quits Over Tax Bill

Fox News’ Shepherd Smith debunks his network’s Hillary Clinton ‘scandal’ story, infuriates viewers

Majority Of People Do Not Want Trump To Run For Re-election In 2020, Poll Shows

Republicans in Congress Are Mad We Pointed Out Jeff Sessions’ Lies

White House Aides To Meet With Mueller Team

Jeff Sessions admits there is not enough evidence for the FBI to investigate Hillary Clinton

Trump Fans Want Hillary Clinton Impeached—Even Though She’s Not President

Sessions: I Can Remember Only the Parts of 2016 That Exonerate Me

Roy Moore’s Lawyer Just Sent a Grammatical Apocalypse of a Letter Threatening Local Media

Roy Moore challenged Alabama law that protects rape victims, documents reveal

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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!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch November 14 2017

Day 290:

Even after we win we have to keep fighting!

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

Further Reading:

Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion Already Exists, Watergate Prosecutors Say

World’s richest 1% have as much wealth as bottom 50%, study finds | Inequality

Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks

Every Republican Senator has revoked endorsement of Roy Moore, except Rand Paul. What are you waiting for, Rand Paul?

Pay Attention to the Kansas Disaster: It’s What Republicans Want for the Whole Country. Sam Brownback and co. have tried to cover up just how bad it is.

The GOP Tax Plan Will Destroy Graduate Education

Donald Trump says his approval rating could be in the 50s despite ‘fake news claiming they’re in the 30s’

Mike Pence gets tangled in another lie: This time it’s Don Jr. and WikiLeaks

Time’s up for Trump to implement new Russia sanctions

Roy Moore Denies Knowing Fifth Accuser, Despite Signed Yearbook

Before He Was Tapped By Donald Trump, Controversial Judicial Nominee Brett J. Talley Hunted Ghosts

How American politics went batshit crazy, starting with Newt Gingrich

Alabama pastors turn on Roy Moore after he’s caught faking endorsement letter

President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days

Top Alabama news site: Moore ‘grossly unfit’ for office

Trump Shatters Longstanding Norms by Pressing for Clinton Investigation

Donald Trump is like a cult leader, says religious studies scholar

Democrats claim absentee ballots in a key Va. House race were uncounted

Report: Alabama Mall Banned Roy Moore in the ’80s for Pursuing Teens

This Alabama Man Spent Five Years in Prison for Enticing a 14-Year-Old

Candidate Donald Trump asked black voters: ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ Well, apparently, judgeships.

Trump Says He’s the Most Popular President Ever Around the World; the Reality is Very Different

Trump tweeted about Podesta emails 15 minutes after WikiLeaks asked Trump Jr. to: report

The Trump Administration is Hiring 12 Attorneys to Seize Land for His Border Wall

Lewandowski: I Don’t Think We Knew Wikileaks Had Ties To Russia Back Then

Did Jeff Sessions lie? Democrats will grill Trump ally today on Russia meetings

Kayla Moore posts support from 50 pastors; 2 ask for their names to be removed

Donald Trump Jr releases private messages between him and Wikileaks

Trudeau says he raised human rights issues with Duterte after Trump didn’t

Will Sean Hannity Fans Destroy Their Volvos? Car Company Pulls Adverts From Fox News Show After Roy Moore Coverage

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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!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!

Trump Watch November 9 2017

Day 285:

We can’t stop till we win

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

Further Reading:

Donald Trump to meet Vladimir Putin tomorrow as investigation into Russia’s US election interference intensifies

Canada decides the F-word is not taboo for radio listeners’ ears – Country’s broadcast watchdog rules that the word is now so commonplace that it is no longer as vulgar as it once was

TSA fails most tests in latest undercover operation at US airports

Republicans are Calling for a Jim Beam boycott because their spokesperson Mila Kunis announced that she donated to Planned Parenthood under Mike Pence’s name.

Trump environmental nominee doesn’t believe science should ‘dictate policy’ — Top Democrat accuses nominee of showing disdain for science. The nominee, Kathleen Hartnett White, argued that the role played by humans in the rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is “very uncertain.”

A Year After Trump, Democrats, Socialists, and Populists Sweep Elections

Trump ally Robert Kraft revealed as longtime owner of offshore firm

Corker announces Senate hearing to examine Trump’s ‘authority to use nuclear weapons’

Carrier plans more layoffs at plant Trump vowed to save: report

Al Franken Just Gave the Speech Big Tech Has Been Dreading

Roy Moore was removed from 1990s divorce case after he barred lesbian from seeing her children unsupervised

Fox News overlooks alleged Nazi ties, hires former White House staffer Seb Gorka

‘You’re Not Supposed to Say This Out Loud’: GOP Lawmaker Admits Pushing Tax Scam to Please His Rich Donors

Putin’s Trolls Used the Texas Church Massacre to Sow More Chaos

Al Franken condemns big tech for failure ‘to prevent spread of propaganda’

‘Get It Done or Don’t Call Me Again’: GOP Admit Their Tax Plan Is All About Rich Donors

New Jersey’s Newly Elected Governor Wants to Legalize Pot

John McCain Rejected Trump Nominee Over Torture Backing

Alt-right snowflakes play victim, in hopes of mainstream sympathy

Equifax CEO: We may still block customers’ right to sue us

US Wars Have Cost The Average American Taxpayer $23,386 Since 9/11

Trump’s choice for No. 2 at EPA admitted he saw coal baron’s action plan to dismantle agency

17 STEM Politicians Won Elections Tuesday

Younger voters drove historic wins on election night

2,470 tweets and 0 major legislative achievements: A year of Trump in numbers

Flynn worries about son in special counsel probe

Prosecutors Seek Plea Deal With Manafort’s Former Son-in Law

Trump’s Commerce Secretary Owns Stake in Russian Companies While He Oversees Potential Sanctions

 

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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!

Do you want to help me continue to bring you these daily roundups of the Trump news, while also getting great rewards?  Consider supporting me on Patreon!

Become a Patron!

Thank you!