2/19/2017

Nightly Actions for Sunday, February 19, 2017

45's Cabinet
  • Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education: Recently, DeVos called National Education Assocation (NEA) President Lily Eskelsen García. In response, García sent DeVos a letter outlining the questions that the NEA still has about the commitments that parents and educators demand DeVos make to their students. Read the letter and sign this petition to demand answers from DeVos: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/tell-betsy-devos-parents-students-and-educators-demand-answers
  • Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court: When President Obama nominated Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans refused to confirm him because they claimed the Senate shouldn't confirm Supreme Court nominees during a presidential campaign. Earlier this month, 45 nominated Gorsuch for Supreme Court, but yesterday, 45 held his first campaign rally for his 2020 re-election bid (?!). So, according to McConnell's standards, the Senate cannot and should not confirm Gorsuch. Sign this petition to demand that no Supreme Court nominee be confirmed during 45's re-election campaign:
    http://my.democrats.org/page/s/no-supreme-court-confirmation-during-trump-s-campaign
Miscellaneous
  • The Environment - Dakota Access Pipeline: Wells Fargo, the second biggest bank in America, is providing $120 million in direct project-level financing for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The DAPL tramples on the rights of Native Americans by eschewing their concerns and putting corporate polluters' interests above Tribal treaty rights and access to clean water. Use the links below to email Wells Fargo and tell them to divest from the DAPL:
  • Upcoming Events - MomsRising Telephone Town Hall: On Tuesday, February 21st, at 9pm ET/6pm PT, MomsRising is holding their Telephone Town Hall on Advocacy and Organizing, where they'll share some of their best tips for taking action and making change happen. Register for the call here:
    http://action.momsrising.org/survey/KeepMarchingTeleTownHall_TacticsTips/
  • Ask the LPGA to Ditch 45: The 2017 Women's Open is being held at 45's New Jersey golf resort. 45 could make bank from this event because he refuses to separate from his assets. In October, two senators asked the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) to move the tournament due to 45's offensive comments, to no avail. Call the LPGA at 386-274-6200 and use the script below to tell them to ditch 45. Or, fill out their contact form at the following link to email them using the script below: http://www.lpga.com/contact-us/feedback

    I am disappointed that the Ladies Professional Golf Association has not made a public statement denouncing Donald Trump's offensive comments about women. The LPGA has also not asked the USGA to move the Women's Open to another location. I expect more from an organization with a long and proud history of standing with women.

    You can also fax the LPGA at 386-274-1099. Send a free fax online with FaxZero here:
    https://faxzero.com/

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