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This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 62

Trump Watch:

Well holy shit…everything seems to be going bad for Trump all at once.  Frankly I am surprised it took this long for the entire house of cards to crumble.

You got your Russian shit show, Your budget shit show, your Trumpcare shit show, your false claims of wiretapping shit show.  The FBI director is testifying that he was under investigation, poor poll numbers, there are Russian gambling rings at Trump tower, family corruption, at this point the list of things to impeach him on is about a mile and a half long, small font, double sided pages.

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Meanwhile in other countries Rex Tillerson the “I didn’t want this job” of lying former Exxon Mobile CEO’s didn’t show up to a UN human rights hearing…what the hell, how quickly are we going to end up being a world pariah.

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‘Trump lied on Twitter during a hearing about him lying on Twitter’  Trumpception!

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Paul Manafort is in big trouble.  Which means Trump is probably in big trouble.

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager ‘tried to hide $750,000 payment’, says Ukrainian politician

Hacked text messages allegedly sent by Paul Manafort’s daughter discuss ‘blood money’ and killings, and a Ukrainian lawyer wants him to explain

Sen. Mark Warner: We have to talk to Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago, signed a $10 million annual contract beginning in 2006

AP: Manafort’s plan to ‘greatly benefit the Putin Government’

Document may tie Manafort to illegal payments

Former Trump aide Manafort hires crisis communications firm

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Donald Trump Literally Nominated The Goldman Sachs Bailout Lawyer To Run The SEC

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Remember how the Republicans like to scream VOTER FRAUD!  as a way to take away voting rights (mostly from minorities and people who don’t vote republican), well look at this…Former Colorado GOP chairman Steven Curtis charged with voter fraud.  Seems the only one doing voter fraud around here are the GOP chairmen.

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Do you ever wonder why you don’t just file your taxes on a government website for free?  Filing Taxes Could Be Free and Simple. But H&R Block and Intuit Are Still Lobbying Against It.  Tell your congress people that this is foolish, and wastes millions of tax payers money every year.

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Kentucky just passed a law discriminating against LGBT people, and allowing religious texts in school.  Time to boycott Kentucky products just like we did with North Carolina when they passed their anti-Trans laws.

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The Resistance!:

Upcoming Marches Against Trump:

April 15 – Tax Strike

April 22 – March for Science

 April 29th – Peoples Climate March

May 1st, Massive May Day Strike!

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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Lets get these people elected!

Seattle has a public election financing system, and some really good candidates are running!

Jon Ossof in Georgia, help out here.

Kathryn Allen is running to kick out Jason Chaffetz. help out here.

Quist in Montana, help here.

Arturo in California district 34, help here.

Mejia for congress in California district 34, help here.

James Thompson Kansas

Cheri Honkala in Philadelphia 197th district help here.

Lets replace a republican with a scientist! 

More!

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Let’s use this to talk about today’s results in Pennsylvania and Georgia.


197 results here Polls close at 8pm, expect the results to be slow, as this is a write in campaign for 2 candidates.

Honkala claiming numerous reports of funny business at pa polling locations

Campaign statement on voter intimidation

100% reporting for 197, write-ins win 7.5%-92.5%….votes will be tallied for individuals starting 9am friday.

Results for Georgia found here

If you’re rooting for khalid, he’s under Fulton County-South Fulton council district 6

khalid finishes with 43%, district 6 will be decided by runoff vote on April 18th.

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Colin Kaepernick donates $50K to Meals on Wheels. This is the same guy right wingers almost had an stroke over when he refused to say the pledge of allegiance.  Now they want to take away meals on wheels and he is giving the program loads of money…who is real American here?  (hint the answer is the football player).

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Two Ohio coal-fired plants to close, deepening industry decline.  Coal is not going to come back, time to go all in on renewables.  Make sure your congress person know you want no more fossil fuels in your state.

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Baltimore City Council poised to pass $15 minimum wage law, come on Baltimore!  If you live there now would be a good time to call them up and tell them you support a 15 minimum wage!

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Within 20 Years Automation May Take the Place of About $5.1 Trillion/year in Labor With More Than 98% of Savings Going to Those Who Are Already Multi-Millionaires  if we don’t build a system that works for everyone now, the inequality will be overwhelming in the future.  This could be great news, with all of us working only a couple hours a day and robots producing value for us all, but only if we make that world today.  Because once the super rich become the mega rich it will be too late.

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Live in Hawaii, support Gabbard!

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If you don’t think money in politics has to go, read this.

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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.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

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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This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 53

Trump Did This:

When they round up immigrants to deport, they often spend months working illegally as slaves in privately run for profit detention facilities, Trump has overturned Obama’s rule that these private for profit slave shops should no longer be used.  They are so bad people are asking to be put in solitary confinement for their own safety.

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It seems that Trump can’t keep even the most simple of his campaign promises, to donate his own salary.  He says buy american, but makes his families clothing in China.  He criticized (rightly) Obama’s drone strike program, but has increased drone strikes over 430%.

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Did your senator vote for Elaine Chow as the transportation secretary?  Now might be a good time to call them up and let them know that was a bad idea.

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The republicans are so hungry for tax cuts for the rich that they will do anything to get another one passed.  Even if it means kicking millions of people off health care, and killing tens of thousands of -people in the process.

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People are afraid to visit America, I can’t blame them really.

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Republican voters need to stop punching themselves in the face.

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The Resistance!:

Upcoming Marches Against Trump:

April 15 – Tax Strike

April 22 – March for Science

 April 29th – Peoples Climate March

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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Lets get these people elected!

Seattle has a public election financing system, and some really good candidates are running!

Jon Ossof in Georgia, help out here.

Kathryn Allen is running to kick out Jason Chaffetz. help out here.

Quist in Montana, help here.

Arturo in California district 34, help here.

Mejia for congress in California district 34, help here.

James Thompson Kansas

More!

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Renewable energy has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of good paying clean jobs in this country, and will even if Trump supports fossil fuels, but with the right government support we could have clean air, clean water, cheap electricity, and more jobs.  Call your senator today and tell them to stop supporting big carbon and start supporting renewables!

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83% of our top high school students are children of immigrants.  Just one more reason immigration is a great thing for this country.  Unless of course you don’t want smart people working with you.

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Breitbart news is getting protested by anti-propaganda activists!

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Trump Muslim ban 2.0 is already losing court battles! call your congress people and demand they fight against things like this.

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Obamacare, and Trumpcare both are highly flawed, the republicans can’t seem to find their own asshole, and the democrates are too busy caving to corporate donors….but just maybe, if we push these idiots hard enough, we could end up with something much better than both plans!  Lets get single payer back on the table!  Lets get a real universal health care system in this country!

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We must resist corporate democrats.  They must be removed and replaced with progressives.

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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)

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.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

Monitor Trumps Conflict of Interests:

From CNN of all people.

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!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 46

Trump Continues:

Hold on to your hats, Trump is going to sign another executive travel ban today…racism as law never ends well for anyone.

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Trump is coming unhinged.  The FBI has publicly stated that they didn’t wire tap Trump Tower.  But Breitbart said that they did…so who is Trump going to believe? How much longer can this whole mess last?  It’s time to start thinking about voting in people who will vow to impeach him in the next midterms.

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It’s become more and more clear that the “Russian” ties have nothing to do with communism or a red scare, it has everything to do with the fact that large sums of money are being used to manipulate the American government.  In a sense the only difference here is that instead of it being an oil company based in America, its an oil company based in Russia.  Same old problem with a new flag.  Time to get money out of politics, time to re-take our democracy from this oligarchy.

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Trump still hasn’t released his taxes, and still hasn’t put his assets in a blind trust.  Those businesses are growing rapidly under Trumps presidency. 

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Trump plan to gut stream protections imperils tap water of 117 million Americans.  He is going to literally poison you with his crazy laws…is this what you voted for if you voted for him?

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We have fracked Oklahoma so badly that the risk from damage from earthquakes is the same as in California.  We literally destroyed the earth, that holds up our houses…Scott Pruitt the current head of the EPA was a huge cheerleader for this monstrosity of a plan.

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The Resistance!

Upcoming Strikes against Trump:

March 8 – A Day Without A Woman

March 10 – Native Nations March on DC

April 15 – Tax Strike

April 22 – March for Science

 April 29th – Peoples Climate March

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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US House Representative Matt Gaetz is sponsoring Bill H.R. 861 – Which would terminate the EPA. Here is his contact information if you don’t want to see unmitigated pollution, toxic dumping and the rape of our public lands in the US

His DC office – 507 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

His office’s Phone: 202-225-4136

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanMattGaetz/

https://www.facebook.com/RepresentativeMattGaetz/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rep_Matt_Gaetz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClqXcJew_A3s8qiX-T4a9CA

Information about Bill H.R. 861 – https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/861

The bill also has 3 co-sponsers: Thomas Massie (R-KY-4), Steven M. Palazzo (R-MS-4), and Barry Loudermilk (R-GA-11)

Go to – http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ to find out who yours is, and pressure them to vote against Bill H.R. 861!

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Lets get this person elected!

Rob Quist of Montana has been nominated as the Democratic candidate to run in a special election to replace Ryan Zinkes House seat. Zinke left to become Interior Secretary for Trump’s cabinet. Quist just won at a special state convention to choose who the Democratic candidate will be:

https://twitter.com/jorgeinmontana/status/838521244572004352

More info on Rob Quist:

A supporter of Bernie Sanders, Quist is an advocate of a single-payer Medicare for All system. He opposes the privatization of federal lands, military intervention and regime change as well as any form of religious ban or registry. He is pro-choice https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Quist

More info on the House seat here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montana%27s_at-large_congressional_district_special_election,_2017

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Progressives want senate democrats to fight the supreme court pick of Trump.  I want this too.  Lets call our senators and make sure they know we want this.

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Progressives are so fired up that they are winning special elections in places that they have never won before.  Trump is political poison and the sooner republicans realize this, the sooner they will start impeachment proceedings.  We must continue to elect progressives into congress and continue to put the pressure on Trump.  Every election counts, and because the DNC is run by a bunch of idiots, we are going to have to provide support to each local election ourselves!

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Do you want to call up your house rep and have something very specific to tell them to vote against?  Here you go:

These are just a few of the current bills introduced in the house.

  1. HR 861 Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency
  2. HR 610 Vouchers for Public Education
  3. HR 899 Terminate the Department of Education
  4. HJR 69 Repeal Rule Protecting Wildlife
  5. HR 370 Repeal Affordable Care Act
  6. HR 354 Defund Planned Parenthood
  7. HR 785 National Right to Work
  8. HR 83 Mobilizing Against Sanctuary Cities Bill
  9. HR 147 Criminalizing Abortion
  10. HR 808 Sanctions against Iran

tell your rep to vote against ALL of these

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You don’t say?!  Police often provoke violence at protests?  Could it be that the police don’t need to be at 95% of these things?  Could it be that they hire hot heads that don’t know how to keep calm?  Could it be we need massive police reform in both who they hire, and how they are trained?  I think so.

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Keep going after these people.  They must know that the elected people are who they serve and not the big money masters!

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Bernie is still out there fighting for real people.  I hope he runs again in 2020.  I would give him twice as much money as I did last time.  He really cares, and really works hard for the people.

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I covered Ranked Choice Voting before, but if you don’t know about it you should.  Its a much better system than we have now.

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Wind power is growing as a power supply, and has been setting records for power output.

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We still need Nina Turner as governor of Ohio!  She is amazing and if you live in Ohio you should vote for her.

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Lets get this lady elected in PA.!

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Get your history on, you need to know what came before you can see how we got here.

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We need to get rid of Trumps cabinet one at a time.  Jeff Sessions is next.

 

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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
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)

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.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

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!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 40

Trumps Crimes:

229 house republicans just voted to keep Trumps Taxes secret.  What the actual fuck, its like they don’t even care how corrupt this is anymore.  Do you have a republican house rep?  Well then they voted for this, because they all fucking voted for this.  Call them up and give them hell.

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It’s time to starting calling the right wing religious people what they are, the American Taliban.  If they want to control women’s bodies, destroy our school system, teach only their religious view points, and will go to war to do so…you can see how the comparison is apt.  What makes america a good place to live is that we have separation of church and state.  It should stay that way.

Betsy DeVos is the worst of them, she actually praised Jim Crow laws…

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Racist shit bag Jeff Sessions just dropped a 6 year old law suit against a racist voter ID law in Texas.  Just a reminder that Joe Manchin voted for this asshole.

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In Trumps america a crazy white man can shoot two Indian’s and think he was shooting Iranians...Trump says absolutely nothing about this.  But he will go in front of thousands and make up Terror attacks supposedly carried out by refugees that never happened.  Trumps words matter, it is emboldening and normalizing this.  This is not normal, this is not ok!

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Trump is going full on tin pot dictator.

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Look at the nose grow, seems someone has been lying!  Or maybe its his boss, who now things Obama is out to get him.  Great, we are combining paranoia with all Trumps other problems.   Trump signed off on the phone search at the white house.  Gosh it must be just lovely to work for Trump.

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The DNC can’t even follow it’s own rules when doing internal elections.  Jesus, these people can not be trusted.

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Trump wants to cut the EPA, and funding for PBS, so that he can increase the military budget.  Too bad his use of the military so far has been sloppy and half assed.

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Conservatives only ever seem to care about an issue until it affects them, well it is starting to affect them.  Can we impeach this mother fucker already?

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27(!) Democrats just voted for the new Commerce Secretary, you might remember the old one had to withdraw from nomination because he was so corrupt, well the new one seems just as bad.  It is unacceptable that almost half the dem’s voted for this shit bag, why don’t you see if you have one of these senators, and give them a call and let them know they should expect a primary from the left next time they are up for election.

 

The Fight Against Orange Bullies!:

SPECIAL ELECTION IN CONNECTICUT!  REGISTER AND VOTE TODAY! Phone Bank!  Feb 28th TODAY!

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Science March! April 22nd!

Women’s General Strike March 8th! (international Women’s day)

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Solar now accounts for twice as many jobs as coal.  Why exactly are we still propping up the coal industry with billions in subsidies?  Hey West Virginia, why not move over to solar and wind, a lot less black lung and cave-in danger in those industry.  Oh right, you can’t have those jobs because your senators are all bought and paid for by the coal industry.  Here is an idea, vote them out of office and get someone who will take better care of your state.  Coal is dead, time to move on.  Oil is no better.

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The Florida supreme court has overturned an abortion ban. Which is exactly what they should do, because abortion is legal, and you can’t ban it.  Keep fighting, even if winning takes a long time.

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Seems like all of our town hall actions are working, secret president Bannon is getting cold feet about repealing the ACA.  We all know that Trump doesn’t actually make any policy, so this is important. Keep it up!

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Even stupid old George W. doesn’t like Trump.  Wont make you feel any better about all the crimes George did, but maybe it will convince some supporters of Trump to double think.

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Lets get Nina Turner as governor of Ohio!

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I still love Bernie Sanders…please run again in 2020.

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Looks like if you yell at a senator long enough he will change.  Booker to join Sanders on drug import bill.  Of course it is probably too late at this point, Trump would still have to sign it into law.

 

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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
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.

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).

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.

Also be sure to keep track if you live in a district with an upcoming flip-able seat (flip to the left that is)

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!