Category Archives: This Is Not Normal

Trump Watch May 8 2017

Day 109:

 

Russia, the story that wont die:

A lot of people think the problem with Russian influence in our politics is that the red menace is back and they are going to take over america and turn us all into commie bastards.  The truth however is that Russian influence in American politics is not unique or communist.  Its the natural end product of late stage capitalism, MERICA!

The Saudis, Israelis, China,pretty much anyone who can is pouring money into our political system to get what they want.  Russia is not even the worst.  None of these countries are interested in taking over, what they are interested in is MONEY (and in some cases buying weapons).

The Russian case is in the spotlight because Donald Trump might be the dumbest politician to ever walk the earth.  He could keep area 51 secret.

In my opinion the entire scandal boils down to this: Trump is a horrible business man.  2008 rolls around and he is in big trouble.  No other banks will give him cash, so he goes to the Russians.  They probably have some dirt on him to make sure he pays up, and then low and behold HE RUNS FOR PRESIDENT!  This is a wet dream for the Russians, they hate Clinton for her part in the sanctions for Crimea, so this is going to be great.  They do some email hacking(which by the way wouldn’t have hurt her if she wasn’t so corrupt, can’t hack corruption out of emails that don’t have evidence of corruption in them), pay some bribes to Trump and his people, get lucky with Clinton running an abysmal campaign, and BAM they have a president they can control.

The whole thing is so done so that Putin and his rich Plutocrats can get even richer, damn the consequences.  Which has also basically been American foreign policy for the last 35 years, so lets not go pointing fingers so fast.

And now hopefully the whole house of cards is falling in on itself.  This whole sorry affair is a perfectly good reason (among many) to impeach Trump.  Now that the Republicans have decided to shoot themselves in the foot by passing this horrible health care bill in the house, perhaps they will look to impeachment as a way to climb back out of that hole.  Probably not going to happen that way, but a person can dream.

More likely we will have to wait until after the 2018 elections to see what the house and senate look like.  If both find themselves with a sudden infusion of progressives we could see Trump’s term cut short.

Further Reading:

Sally Yates to testify about her discussions with the White House on Russia

Trump Bizarrely Accuses Democrats of Working With Russia in Unhinged Early Morning Tweets

“We Have All the Funding We Need Out of Russia.”

White House health care victory short-lived as Russia probe looms

Neil deGrasse Tyson Warns: America ‘Is Already Kind Of Fading’

Donald Trump impeachment probe resolution passed by Los Angeles council

WH officials eager to toss Flynn overboard

 

 

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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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Trump Watch May 7 2017

Day 108:

 

Eric Trump Is Just As Stupid As His Father:

The Trump family is profoundly stupid.  Both in a political sense, and in an IQ test sense.  They don’t understand when to keep quiet, when to appear humble, and they certainly don’t know anything about “the little people.”  Case in point, Eric Trump told golf magazines in 2014 that they get a bunch of funding from Russia.  Presumably Trump knew he was going to be running for office then, or was at least thinking about it…he must have known this would come up.

Or perhaps he really didn’t and he didn’t bother telling his kids not to say anything about it.  Maybe running for office was a last minute thing for him, it certainly seemed like it.  Either way fucking stupid.

Further reading:

Donald Trump says he is staying in New Jersey to save money despite spending millions on Mar-a-Lago weekends

Author claims Eric Trump told him all funding for Trump golf courses comes from Russia in 2014

Jared Kushner’s family criticised for touting cash-for-visas scheme in China

Eric Trump said ‘we have all the funding we need out of Russia’, golf writer claims

Trump 101: His advisers talk about him like he’s a child

Trump has nothing to say about U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Somalia, golfs instead

Trump and Kushner exploitation of presidency ‘unlike anything we have ever seen before’, Obama’s ethics lawyer says

Trump Care Is The Turd In The Republican Punch Bowl:

Trumpcare, is not a health care bill, it is a giant tax cut for the rich.  To pay for that tax cut they want to take away health care murder the poor.  Its a bad plan, made worse, its also political suicide…one has to wonder what sort of bribe/threat their must be over these idiots heads who voted for it.  The bribe part is easy, endless corporate lobbyist money flows into these idiots coffers, perhaps also the promise of jobs in the industry after.

But what is the long game?  Its going to piss so many people off that they are going to vote in lefty progressives and then we are going to get medicare for all (or at least that is what should happen).  Do they have a backup plan for that?  Is it just hubris, do they think they have the game so rigged that the will of the people no longer matter?  Do they have naked pictures of all these congress people?  I don’t know, but what I do know is this is going to kill many people.  Taking away peoples health care leads to death, its that simple.

Further Reading:

Australia Guarantees Health Care To All Of Its People

President Trump said Australia has a better health care system than we do. Well, guess what? He happens to be right. Here's why:

Posted by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday, May 5, 2017

Obamacare repeal is based on racial resentment

Sen. McCain: I ‘Don’t Approve’ of Passing Health Care Bill With No CBO Score

Don’t Count On The Senate To Save Obamacare, Or To Save The House

A Reverse-Trump Tax Plan Delivers an Economic Miracle in Sweden

The Republicans’ health-care disaster will invoke a populist revolt that will destroy them

Republican House members are hearing from constituents upset over the GOP health care bill

Trumpcare advocates lie their way through the Sunday political shows

There Is No Way Around It: Trumpcare Represents an Intentional GOP Strategy to Damage the Poor and Enrich the Wealthy

Kasich: GOP high-risk pools are ‘ridiculous’

‘Most of benefits go to millionaires’: George Stephanopoulos grills Paul Ryan over Republican healthcare bill

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 Hillary Clinton Can’t Re-Write History:

Seriously she lost to the most unpopular person to ever run for president.  She did suffer from misogynistic attacks, she was piled on by everyone, but she should have had a walk off victory against a monster like Trump.

Frankly she was just too flawed, she took too much corporate money, was too supportive of wars,  had middle of the road (or right wing) policies, did some shady shit to screw over Bernie, and when it came out didn’t do anything to heal the rift.  She set up a private email server, got caught cheating, didn’t campaign in the rust belt states, and had no message other than “I am not Trump.”

She is the perfect representation of corporate democrats and how bad they represent the people.   All she had to do was copy Bernie’s message, take him or Warren on as VP, and we would have the first women president.  Instead she ran as a friend of wall street, with middle of the road or right policy, and Trump is president.

 

 
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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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 May 6 2017

Now we have suffered through the first 100 days I am going to be changing up the format of these daily blog posts.  Just to see if I can get something more efficient and useful.

Day 107:

 

Fox The New State Run Media Outlet:

In Trumps america people will lose health care, rich people will become so rich they are almost kings, and the environment that supports our civilization will flounder, but god damn it if the FDA isn’t going to show Fox News and ONLY fox news.

Fox news is positioning itself as the new state run TV.  Is Trump so petty as to actually care what news people in the Food and Drug Administration are watching?  It says to me that there are some serious authoritarians in the white house and we had better take all these warning signs seriously.  This man has aspirations of royalty.

Further reading:

Poll: Most federal employees disapprove of Trump

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House GOP Start To Feel Repercussions From Passing Horrible Health Care Bill

You can’t pass a law that takes away health care from millions, steals a trillion dollars from the poor, and gives it all to the rich, without some blow back.  The House GOP is about to find out what happens when they actually just do what their donors ask them to.

If you have a republican rep, you need to be calling them daily to remind them that health care is a right and not a perk.  Make no mistake about it, this law would murder tens of thousands of people a year, yes murder.  If you need insulin and I don’t give it to you, even though I could, that’s murder.  If you need medical treatment, but I decide my profit margin is more important, that’s murder.  This debate has too long been framed in terms of “choice” and “access” but lets be clear, this is about murdering poor people to make rich people richer.

Further Reading:

House-passed GOP health care plan is ‘unconstitutional,’ NY attorney general says

Trump says Obamacare is broken. He’s the one who broke it.

I was raped. Thanks to Republicans, I could be denied insurance for surviving.

“I’ve never seen anything like this”: progressives see huge donation spike after AHCA vote

House Republicans Have a Simple Strategy to Defend the Health-Care Bill: Lying

House Republican didn’t know the health care bill he voted for could cost his state $3 billion

Got Asthma? That’ll Cost You $4,000 Extra Under the Republican Plan

Trump: ‘Everybody’ has better healthcare than US

Republicans who voted to repeal Obamacare are hiding from their constituents

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Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

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!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 106

Trump Watch:

ACA Replacement Passes the House

In Rare Unity, Hospitals, Doctors and Insurers Criticize Health Bill

President Trump Praised Australia’s Universal Health Care Right After The House Repealed Obamacare

Flashback: Paul Ryan In 2009 Says It’s Ridiculous To Pass A Bill Nobody Has Read

Planned Parenthood defunded for one year under GOP health bill

The “pro-life” party has become the party of death: New research on why Republicans hate poor and sick people

Senate GOP rejects House Obamacare bill

GOP congressman: I didn’t fully read health care bill

Trump has no idea what he is talking about, he is praising Universal health care that Australia has.

American Medical Association condemns House healthcare bill passage

A Little-Noticed Target in the House Health Bill: Special Education

Every Republican who voted for this abomination must be held accountable

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Ex-Trump campaign official charged with human trafficking

The Pentagon just pulled the top secret clearance of a Trump White House aide

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House Republican didn’t know the health care bill he voted for could cost his state $3 billion

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The Resistance!

Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

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!

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

Quist in Montana, help here.

Lets replace a republican with a scientist! 

More!

See if you have a special election in your area!

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Trump’s Fitness To Serve Is ‘Officially Part Of The Discussion in Congress’

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Federal judge orders Georgia to re-open voter registration ahead of 6th District runoff

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ACLU says demanding US citizens unlock phones at the border is unconstitutional

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Half a million people sign petition to take away Donald Trump’s ability to launch nuclear weapons

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FightForTheFuture is crowdfunding billboards exposing Republicans who voted to gut internet privacy

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Millions of Americans are about to lose health care coverage and the Republicans are drinking beer. We must flip their seats come 2018!

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Coastal Liberals Look Out: The Working Class Is the New Face of Activism – Nic Smith isn’t the kind of Democratic Socialist who spouts off at Brooklyn parties about the “means of production.”

Why a $15 Minimum Wage Is Good Economics

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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)

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!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 105

Trump Watch:

The aristocrats!  (google it)

Pregnancy to cost 425% more under Donald Trump’s health plan compared to Obamacare

Joe Biden tried to work with the Trump administration on curing cancer, but they weren’t interested

Hours before House Republicans vote on Obamacare repeal bill, we’re finding out how terrible the bill really is

Paul Ryan Claims Trumpcare Won’t Hurt People with Pre-Existing Conditions Even Though It Does

The GOP Health-Care Bill Is an Abdication of Responsibility and a Moral Disgrace

GOP pushing healthcare vote without analysis of changes

Under Trumpcare plan, rape would be considered a pre-existing condition

ObamaCare repeal plan could remove protections for people on employer health plans: report

House Republicans are charging ahead with a dishonest, reckless health care plan

The GOP just has no good answer for Jimmy Kimmel

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Evidence Suggests Trump Will Be Impeached, Says Senator Leading The Russia Investigation

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Trump’s “religious liberty” executive order is meant to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination — and may be unconstitutional

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More Than 90 Scientists Release Report That Arctic Is ‘Unraveling’

Trump’s promise to bring back coal jobs is worse than a con | telling those communities, in effect: The best hope they have, and that their children have, is to be trapped in a dying industry that will poison them.

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The Resistance!

Upcoming Action Against Trump:

June 9 – 11, Peoples Summit 2.0

June 11 – LGBTQA+ March on DC

————————

Lets get these people elected!

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

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

Quist in Montana, help here.

Lets replace a republican with a scientist! 

More!

See if you have a special election in your area!

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Trumpcare is horrible, and it affects everyone, even those with healthcare through employers. Today might be the day of reckoning, where the House either kills the bill or gets enough votes to head to Senate. Call your Reps and tell them NO, WE DON’T WANT THIS.

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Progressive Attorney Unseats Business-Friendly Mississippi Mayor

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Colbert finally (and unapologetically) responds to #FireColbert backlash: ‘I would do it again’  Trump supporters of all people will know that saying controversial things will only help the ratings.

But watching Hillary Clinton trying to blame the FBI and wikileaks for her loss is hilarious.  You were running against Donald Trump, you should have had such a lead that any amount of wikileaks and FBI nonsense wouldn’t have mattered.  Instead you were such a weak candidate that only a 1 or 2% shift cost you the election.

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New Yorkers plan to ‘drown out’ Trump with protest during first presidential visit

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It’s time to seriously consider that Trump is unfit to be president…no shit.

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House Republican: Trumpcare could ‘severely harm the health and lives’ of my constituents

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A scientist who studies protest says ‘the resistance’ isn’t slowing down

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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)

Upcoming special elections

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!