Nightly Actions for Thursday, February 9, 2017


Muslim Ban
Today, a federal appeals court ruled unanimously against reinstating Trump's Muslim ban. The Justice Department is currently reviewing the decision, and may bring the case to the Supreme Court. Here's how you can fight against the ban.
  1. Become a "friend of the court." The Monday after Trump announced the Muslim ban, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed a case in federal court to overturn the executive order. At the end of next week, CAIR will be adding a "friend of the court" briefing to their lawsuit to show the massive popular rejection of the ban. They're asking at least 15,000 Americans to sign their names as people impacted by the order. If you are a Muslim, or a friend or ally to Muslims, then you have been directly or indirectly impacted. Fill out this form to add your name: https://act.mpowerchange.org/sign/join-ban-lawsuit/
  2. Become a "citizen co-sponsor." This morning, Senator Kamala Harris introduced the Access to Legal Counsel Act, which would guarantee counsel for refugees and other travelers blocked at U.S. ports of entry. Fill out this form to become a "citizen co-sponsor" of this act and stand with those impacted by the Muslim ban: http://go.kamalaharris.org/page/s/access-to-legal-counsel-act
  3. Email your members of Congress. Today's court ruling does not permanently abolish Trump's executive order. Use this form to email your members of Congress and tell them to take immediate action to overturn the ban for good: https://secure3.oxfamamerica.org/page/speakout/congress-overturn-refugee-immigration-ban
  4. Tweet your members of Congress. Use this tool to automatically Tweet your members of Congress and tell them to take immediate action to overturn the ban: https://www.oxfamamerica.org/take-action/campaign/tell-president-trump-we-cannot-slam-the-door-on-refugees/
The Environment
  1. Dakota Access Pipeline: On Tuesday, Trump spoke to members of the media about the DAPL and Keystone XL pipelines, saying, "I don't even think it was controversial. You know, I approved them and I haven't even heard one call from anybody saying, 'Oh, that was a terrible thing you did.'" Click this link to automatically Tweet Trump and tell him that you oppose the DAPL: https://ctt.ec/Uc6MD
  2. Natural Gas Waste Rule: Members of Congress are planning to repeal a rule that limits the amount of dangerous natural gas and methane being leaked into our air from oil and gas facilities. The Senate will likely vote on a repeal of this rule next week. Use this form to email your senators and tell them vote no on the repeal: https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=00000000.app358b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=4174
  1. DNC chair election: On February 24th, the Democratic Party will choose their new chair. Representative Keith Ellison has taken the strongest stances for climate action and against corporate giveaways like the TPP, and he has been organizing the longest and hardest for the bold stands needed to defeat Trump. Sign this petition to endorse Rep. Ellison for DNC Chair: https://act.350.org/letter/ellison-endorsement/
  2. Swing Left's National Campaign Kickoff Call: Swing Left is a campaign to target swing districts to help elect more Democrats in the House in 2018. On Sunday at 9pm ET/6pm PT, they're holding a National Campaign Kickoff Call to discuss their action plan for grassroots collaboration in swing districts across the country. Register for the call here: https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/1632/19781
Trump's Cabinet
  1. Steve Bannon, NSC: Trump recently appointed white supremacist, Steve Bannon, to a seat on the National Security Council (NSC). Congress has the power to remove Bannon, and if they hear from tens of thousands of Americans, they'll be forced to take immediate action. Sign this petition to tell Congress to remove Bannon from the NSC: https://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/bannon_nsc/
Trump's Tax Returns
  1. Presidential Tax Transparency Act: A recent Reuters poll found that 2/3 of the American public still want Trump to release his tax returns, yet he continues to ignore requests to do so. A group of senators and organizations have joined together to sponsor the Presidential Tax Transparency Act, which will require all presidents to release their tax returns. Fill out this form to become a co-signer of the act: https://www.signherenow.org/petition/tax-transparency/gillibrand/
  1. Planned Parenthood: This weekend, an anti-choice coalition plans to protest at Planned Parenthood clinics all over the country. Rather than counter-protest, Planned Parenthood have asked their supports to resist in other ways. Fill out this form to send a thank you note to the nurses, doctors, and other staff at Planned Parenthood health centers: https://secure.ppaction.org/site/SPageServer/;jsessionid=00000000.app20109a?pagename=pp_ppol_HealthCenterTY_0217_Card_c3
Self Care
  1. Revel-Reflect-Recharge: Reading bad news and fighting against the Trump administration every day can lead to "resistance fatigue." Now there's a newsletter to help combat it. Revel-Reflect-Recharge sends weekly emails to help keep you sane. Sign up here: http://www.tinyletter.com/revel-reflect-recharge
  2. Day of Revolutionary Love: This Valentine's Day, take a break from the anger and frustration of the Trump administration and spread some love with the Day of Revolutionary Love. On February 14th, people across the U.S. and around the world will join together to share art, send love notes, and call Congress to ask them to commit to moral resistance. Learn more and join in by signing the Declaration of Revolutionary Love here: http://vday.revolutionarylove.net/
  1. Impeach Donald Trump Now's Tele-Townhall: The "Impeach Donald Trump Now" petition (impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org) currently has over 815,000 signatures. The creators of the petition have planned a Tele-Townhall event Monday at 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT to answer questions and share ways to take further action. Register for the event here: https://impeachdonaldtrumpnow.org/tele-town-hall/
  2. Kellyanne Conway's ethics violation: Today, Trump's counselor, Kellyanne Conway, appeared on Fox News and urged viewers repeatedly to buy Ivanka Trump's clothing line. This is a violation under federal law, which states, "An employee shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise, or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity." Sign this petition to tell the Office of Government Ethics and U.S. General Service Administration to discipline Conway for using her public position to promote the private commercial interests of the president's daughter: https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/petitions/sign-the-petition-discipline-kellyanne-conway-for-violating-federal-ethics-rules
  3. Costco's Breitbart ads: Breitbart is an extreme far-right website formerly run by Steve Bannon. The site spews hate against women, LGBTQ people, Muslims and people of color. Over 900 companies have recently pulled their ads from Breitbart, yet Coscto, a global company with millions of customers and members, has yet to follow suit. Sign this petition to tell Costco to pull its advertising from Breitbart: https://actions.sumofus.org/a/tell-costco-to-stop-investing-in-hate

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