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Trump Watch July 18 2017

Day 180:

Time To Counter Punch:

When your opponent is on the ropes, and about about to fall, do not just sit there and let them get their stamina back, punch them in the god damn face!  What that tortured political metaphore means is that now that the republicans Tax cut bill pretending to be a health care law has failed, its time to propose single payer.

A well crafted single payer universal medicare for all style health care plan would fix everything wrong with Obamacare, and a whole lot more.  Its a good plan, and unlike the republicans plan would be easy to defend, because its good for the people.

If the democrats don’t fight back, and don’t propose their own plan then you know they are worthless.  Call up your democratic senator or representative, tell them you want universal single payer medicare for all style health care, and you want them to fight for it, or lose their job to a progressive that will.

Vote or be ground under the wheel of greed.

Further reading:

BCRA is dead but Obamacare repeal is still alive

Health Care Overhaul Collapses as Two Republican Senators Defect

Trump Says He Has Signed More Bills Than Any President, Ever. He Hasn’t.

If John McCain were uninsured, his surgery could have cost $76,000

Paul Manafort’s Bank Records Sought By Justice Department In Russia Probe

When shady sources offered Gore dirt on Bush, his campaign told the FBI

Now second son Eric Trump is accused of stealing from a cancer charity and dodging taxes

Spicer: “Inappropriate” to say whether Trump goods will be Made in America

Report: Russian mob money helped build Trump business empire

Trump Complains About Getting Fact-Checked, Lies Minutes Later

Jeff Sessions wants police to take more cash from American citizens

Colorado appeals court rules scent of marijuana not enough to search vehicle

Senators Figure Out McConnell Is Lying To Them About Trumpcare

Wyden accuses FCC chair of being ‘willfully ignorant’ on net neutrality

US prosecutor on Trump-Russia collusion: ‘People will be going to jail’

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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 July 16 2017

Day 178:

Happy Sunday:

Make sure you are out there recharging your energy for the fight ahead.

Further Reading:

Trump Administration Preparing Texas Wildlife Refuge for First Border Wall Segment. If the levee wall is constructed, it will essentially destroy the refuge, says federal official

Donald Trump Jr. paid attorney with funds from his father’s re-election campaign: report

Trump Campaign Paid Don Jr.’s Lawyer $50,000 Two Weeks Before Email Scandal

McConnell: Senate to ‘defer’ on Obamacare repeal vote

Poll: Trump’s six-month approval rating hits historic low

Goldstone: U.S. Sanctions Ruined Trump’s Real Estate Project in Moscow

Details in Donald Trump Jr.’s emails align with parts of the explosive Trump-Russia dossier

Wallace: Fair-Minded Citizens ‘Ought to Be Concerned’ About Russia Revelations

Resigning may be the best way out of this mess for Donald Trump

Governors skeptical after ‘pretty atrocious’ session with top Trump health officials

Russian lawyer obtained Hill hearing seat from former Florida Trump campaign chair’s husband

There Is Now Evidence That Senior Trump Officials Attempted to Collude With Russia

The Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. called liberalism ‘a f–king mental disorder’ and criticized ‘p—y strikes’ against Trump

White House sends new US citizen welcome letter from President – signed by Barack Obama

California is embarrassing the rest of the country with the amount of solar energy it’s producing

Trump’s Re-Election Campaign Doubles Its Spending on Legal Fees

Elizabeth Warren sounds alarm on Kid Rock’s potential Senate run: ‘We all thought Trump was joking,’ too

McCain’s surgery puts Obamacare repeal vote in doubt

Soviet Veteran Who Met With Trump Jr. Is a Master of Dark Arts

CNN’s David Gergen on Trump Jr. email controversy: ‘This may go down as one of the most incompetent cover-ups’

 

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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!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 27

Donald Trump is our loser president, he has been losing at being president for 27 days, but good lord it feels like a million.  This administration must use dog years or something.

 

Trump Sucks, Here’s How:

 

I know its simply irony, but its irony none the less.

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Trumps new policies are allowing border patrol agents to take your phone and demand you unlock it with all your social media passwords…what the worst that could happen.

Well…

Think of all of the people you’ve ever called or emailed, and all the people you’re connected with on Facebook and LinkedIn. What are the chances that one of them has committed a serious crime, or will do so in the future?

Have you ever taken a photo at a protest, bought a controversial book on Amazon, or vented about an encounter with a police officer to a loved one? That information is now part of your permanent record, and could be dragged out as evidence against you if you ever end up in court.

There’s a movement within government to make all data from all departments available to all staff at a local, state, and federal level. The more places your data ends up, the larger a hacker’s “attack surface” is?—?that is, the more vulnerable your data is. A security breach in a single police station in the middle of nowhere could result in your data ending up in the hands of hackers?—?and potentially used against you from the shadows?—?for the rest of your life.

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Almost everything Trump has done since he got into office has been a publicity stunt.  One of the only real laws he has passed into law so far has been to take away transparency laws from oil companies

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An Oklahoma Law maker (Oklahoma where it was 99 degrees in Feb, where their senator doesn’t believe in global warming) thinks women are “hosts” and that they need a mans permission to do anything with their body.

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While people in California were fleeing a potentially deadly situation with a broken dam spillway, Trump was denying them emergency funds, perhaps because he is angry at California for not voting for him.  This is some petty shit.  Surprise trump voters, the president doesn’t care about you either.  I guess he really isn’t the president, because he doesn’t care about anyone.

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DAPL is going to get built unless we fight now!  Meanwhile Exxon is targeting non profits that actually care about the environment.  You think the new Secretary of state former CEO Rex Tillerson cares?

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Spies must be bored with how easy it is to get national secrets from Trump.  Jokes on them however, because Trump is too stupid to remember the good stuff.

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Russia is basically in charge of our foreign policy towards Russia.  They have told the white house they will not return Crimea.  And Trump is doing less than nothing about it.

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Trump is an unabashed propagandist, who will use lies to manipulate and destroy.  Do not allow this to become acceptable.  Impeach this dangerous tyrant.

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Even Oprah has damaging evidence that Puzdner is unfit to be secretary of labor. Apparently he used to beat his wife, which doesn’t surprise me at all, with his penchant for sexist commercials, and horrible treatment of his employees.   Trump’s picks are the worst of the worst.  And yet Corporate Democrats (and even the good ones) KEEP VOTING FOR THEM!  It’s time to make the Democrats know that they MUST FIGHT TOOTH AND NAIL against EVERY single thing Trump does.  Instead the corporate dems are busy trying to silence the real progressives.  The republicans are certainly not going to do anything about it.

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The white house doesn’t care about LGBT people, don’t for a moment think they are any different than any other republican homophobic dick bag.  They have removed Trans rights for students right after claiming they are pro LGBT. 

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Our own spy agencies have caught Trumps campaign making numerous calls to Russia.  Putting the government into a crisis.   This is treason.  People have been sentenced to death for treason in this country.

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Trump is pushing pipelines not because its what we need, but because it makes him richer.  It also makes his ties in Russia richer.

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Lawmakers in Tennessee are trying to pass a law making it legal to run over protesters…

THE RESISTANCE!

Corporate dems are scared, the people are rising up against them, and they are running to Bernie Sanders for help.  I think he should tell them all to drop their corporate funders, and go back to supporting their voters, and not their big money backers.

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Florida progressive orgs are fighting back, but could use a hand.

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The correct way to deal with Trumps propaganda ministers is to tell them NO!  Don’t book them on your network.

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The fight is at the state level now, help out in Delaware!  And Connecticut!  And Iowa!

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keep your head up, things are not all bad.

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Puzdner employees shut down his corporate HQ in protest of his shitty policy and potential nomination.  People in the streets!

EDIT: This just in!  Its working, we remove them one by one!  Puzdner may be withdrawing his nomination do to public pressure.

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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”:

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.

General Guides:

Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

What to do if your congress person goes into hiding.

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!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 19

I know it feels like its been years, but its only 19 days.  Be sure you are resting because this fight is going to last, and so are we!

Here are the Trump truths today:

Trump is such a misogynist that the part of that above video that bothered him the most was that Spice was being played by a woman…he is a comic book super villain.  This man and his stupid cadre of numb skulls must be stopped.   (also that video is funny as hell, and its nice to see SNL being funny again)

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Government might approve DAPL this week…

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Trump and his family continue to use tax payer money to illegally enrich themselves, Melania plans on making millions doing endorsement deals…they think of the presidency as just one more scam they are running.  From Trump water, steak, airlines, university, presidency.  Impeach now before we embarrass ourselves anymore.

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The FBI is making it harder to use our FOIA rights to figure out what they are up to. 

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Trump is highly racist, its well documented both in and out of the courts, his birther thing was pure racism, but he just can’t seem to stop copying the Obama’s.

They steal their speeches, piggy back on their executive orders, get the same cake as them, and now he wants to do the Bin Laden killing walk and announce he killed the head of Al Qaeda…but he just keeps fucking everything up.  Mostly because he is an incompetent moron, sadly now that he is president his fuck ups costs many lives and millions of dollars.

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Only tin pot dictators attack the press for not covering something they cover day and nighttin pot dictators and Donald Trump, tin pot dictator in training.  First they attack the media, then they shut down the media.  This is not ok, and not normal.

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While the Trump dog and pony show is galloping around your TV, the republicans in congress are busy rolling back EPA rules and corruption laws.  Now would be a good time to call up your house rep and give them hell.

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Do you have a 401k, better watch out, Trump is making it legal to steal your money.

The Resistance Never Stops!:

 

General Strike Feb 17th!

In case you want to know what this sort of thing looks like check out Romania.

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Love in these states? Flood the mailboxes and keep her out, only hours left.

The fight against DeVos is going strong!  Call your senators RIGHT NOW and tell them you don’t want them to confirm DeVos, or ANY of trumps cabinet picks.  We only need to flip one republican, we can win this fight!

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Trump seems to have a fundamental misunderstanding about how the money works in our politics.  Threatening to cut federal money from California.  Unlike his tiny alternate fact reality, the real world works a little different.  It is one of several states that pay MORE to the federal government than they get back.  In essence these states are paying for all the horrible policies in the majority of the red states.   What this means is that if Trump cuts off federal funding to these blue states (that are paying more than they get, remember), they could simply stop paying federal taxes, and use that money for their state.  This would cover the loss of federal money, and starve the horribly run red states of cash.  This is a serious lever to be pulled by the blue states.

Fuck me…no Fuck YOU!

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Congress has the power to obtain and release Trumps tax returns, we must make them utilize this power.  Call them and demand it.

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This is how the DNC works, you need to know this.

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San Francisco will be the first city in the nation to make city college free!  Large cities could easily make this a thing all over the country, not as good as federally free public college but its a start!  If you like this idea call your mayor and let them know.

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We need more of things like this!  Even if you are not marching in the streets, we still need your skills!

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Most Americans oppose making church and state the same thing.  This doesn’t seem to have sunk in with the leaders in congress or the white house yet though, maybe on your daily call you can let them know you want churches to have to pay taxes if they are going to be political.


It’s time to get rid of the corporate democrats.  Keith Ellison keeps racking up endorsements.

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We still need to get secret president Bannon out of the white house.  Call today!

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Looking for a good Obama Care Replacement, try Medicare for all!  Make some calls for this.

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Tools of change:

Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?  Call your Senator, and your House Rep.  or your Governor, (or try this website) and 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.

Use this awesome 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).  You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

 

Or use this efficient spreadsheet to find your reps (thank you Wall-of-Us):

You can also fax for free here

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.

Local Groups and Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

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!  Or you could join the fight to clean out the democratic party!  Justice Democrats!

This Is Not Normal,This Is Not OK! :Day 18

It has been less than 20 days…but it seems like a year.  Stay strong, stay smart, stay fighty!

Here are Trumps Fucks-Ups For Today:

Is Trump so much of a puppet, that he doesn’t even read the things he is signing?  It seems no one briefed him on the order he signed to put Steve Bannon on the security council.  I guess secret president Bannon really is running the show around there.

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While Trump plays the clown to distract the nation, the Republicans in Congress just introduced a bill to ELIMINATE the EPA.  The agency that keeps your air and water clean.  Call your house rep and tell them they had better vote against this bill or else.

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Not that any of us thought he would take it seriously but the white house petition site is broken.  If Trump Co. can’t even keep simple IT infrastructure working, how are we to trust them with anything.  (I know they broke it on purpose, but the point still remains, these people only know how to break things, not fix them).

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In order to push through nationwide vote suppression laws, Trump is still lying about illegal voters.  He lies, and lies and lies, and all it does it expose his fragile ego, and the fact that republicans can’t win on ideas, they must cheat.

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Trumps EPA Pick lied under oath.  Can’t be confirmed for a million reasons, but this is a super good one.

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In what can only be described as a tantrum, Trump continues to attack the idea that we have checks and balances in this country.  He would wipe his ass with the constitution if they didn’t keep it locked up.  Donny, if a judge overrules your order, you have to go to congress to get a law passed, you are not the king, you can’t just wave your hand and make things so.

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The Resistance Grows!

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Part of that is making sure states don’t pass laws criminalizing free speech.  If you live in one of these states call your government and tell them you will vote them out if they pass these laws.

GENERAL STRIKE FEB 17th!

No Work, No Money Spent, Lets Shut This Mother Fucker Down!

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America doesn’t built walls, we welcome the huddled masses.  Companies know this, go buy a 2×4 from 84 lumber, attach a flag to it and put it out in your front yard.

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Republicans themselves are starting to turn against Trump, we welcome them to the resistance!  

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US veterans have vowed to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, thousands have also rallied in the streets.  If the brave men and women who defend our country will go out and stand in the bitter cold to save our future from global warming, the least you can do is call both your senators and your house rep and tell them you will vote them out of office if they don’t stop these pipelines.

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The only way to get this country back on track is to have a real opposition party again.  The corporate Dem’s must go!

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Our boycotts and civil actions are working.  Uber founder has distanced himself from Trump, next up Tesla and Elon Musk.

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Feel like this is all a bunch of bullshit?  Want to do something about it?  Call your Senator, and your House Rep.  or your Governor, and 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.

Use this awesome 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).  You can also use 5Calls.org if you are having a hard time figuring out what to say.

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.

Local Groups and Guidelines by former Congress staffers on how to get Congress to listen. https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

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!  Or you could join the fight to clean out the democratic party!  Justice Democrats!