Category Archives: This Is Not Normal

Trump Watch May 21 2018

Day 460:

Keep the focus on inequality

Analysis: If you’re rich, you’re more lucky than smart. And there’s math to prove it

‘CEOs don’t want this released’: US study lays bare extreme pay-ratio problem

Tax the rich, or eat the rich, let the rich decide.

Further Reading:

The Republican Primary in Georgia Is Taking Racism to a Whole New Level

New Poll Shows 72% of Democrats Say Opposing Trump Isn’t Enough, Want Congressional Candidates to Push Progressive Agenda: The largest portion of respondents also said they’d be “more likely” to vote for a candidate backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders.

China will launch its toughest-ever fight against pollution and accelerate the construction of an ecological civilisation system. China has now reached a critical period in terms of protecting the environment and public expectation is growing

Schiff Introduces Legislation Requiring Disclosure of Executive Branch Spending at Trump-Owned Businesses

UK Drugs Minister Victoria Atkins is accused of ‘hypocrisy on a grand scale’ for being against the legalisation and regulation of cannabis while her husband grows 45 acres of cannabis under government licence.

Texas Official Who Blamed School Shooting on Doors Now Also Blames Facebook and Video Games

More U.S. businesses are becoming worker co-ops: Here’s why

Democrats’ newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Preparing City For Marijuana Legalization, Instructs NYPD To Halt Arrests

Cheap natural gas prices and the increasing availability of wind energy are pummeling the coal industry more than regulation, according to a new economic analysis from CU Boulder and North Carolina State University.

The Democrats Need to Get Much Tougher on These Trump Scandals or They Will Lose the Midterms

Congress must act to restore the integrity of American elections

Blankenship to wage third-party bid after losing primary

Houston police chief: Vote out politicians only ‘offering prayers’ after shootings

RNC paid nearly half a million dollars to law firm representing Hope Hicks and others in Russia probes

Ignore the White House. China is winning Trump’s trade war

Rating Changes in 19 House Races, All Toward Democrats

The Trumpire strikes back: White House launches incoherent counterattack on Mueller probe

Ad campaign whacks Devin Nunes

Mother of murdered teen, now a gun reform advocate, runs for US Congress

A Border Patrol agent detained two U.S. citizens at a gas station after hearing them speak Spanish

Roger Stone to be indicted for financial dealings in Mueller probe, former Trump advisor Sam Nunberg says

Donald Trump Comes Unglued Amid Growing Pressure From Bob Mueller

Trump announces plans for politicized Justice Department probe

Trump Aides Worry He Doesn’t Have Good Grasp on the North Korea Situation

Trump Slammed Clinton for Taking Saudi Money, While Trump Jr. Went to Saudi Prince for Help Beating Clinton

Houston police chief says it’s time to vote out those blocking gun restrictions

Trump Quotes ‘Fox & Friends’ in Claim Ex-CIA Director Could Go to Jail For Starting Russia Investigation

Roger Stone Says He’s ‘Prepared’ For ‘Conjured Up’ Mueller Indictment

Texas lieutenant governor blames abortions and violent video games for school shootings, but not guns

The Trump team’s amazing, evolving Russia defense

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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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