3/27/2017

Nightly Actions for Monday, March 27th, 2017

UPDATE - This Week

In addition to being a night owl activist, I'm also a graduate student, and this is the final week of the spring quarter for me. I have two big final projects due at the end of the week, so I need to take some time off to work on them. I may pop in intermittently if something important comes up. Otherwise, if you need some daily calls to action, I highly recommend my colleagues in the Action Alliance. They include daily emails, weekly emails, blogs, apps, Facebook groups, and more for all of your resistance needs. You can find them here: http://www.actionalliance.co

I felt like I had to post today because we have some important work to do, but this will probably be my only blog post this week. Next week, I'll be on spring break, so I'll be back to blogging every week night.

URGENT - Online Privacy

Last week, the Senate voted to dismantle the FCC's broadband-privacy protections, which prevent Internet service providers from sharing your private information without your consent. The House is scheduled to vote on this resolution, S.J. Res. 24, tomorrow. Use one of the following links to call your representative and tell them to vote against it:

URGENT - Gorsuch

The Senate is still holding hearings for Gorsuch this week. There has been talk of Senate Democrats filibustering his nomination, but not all of them have committed to it. Here's how you can help block Gorsuch's confirmation:
45's Ties to Russia

Last week, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes canceled a planned public hearing with top former national security officials about Russian influence in the 2016 election. This was just a day after it was uncovered that he went straight to the White House with information regarding 45's wiretapping accusations without first consulting the rest of the Committee. Here's how you can help ensure that an independent, nonpartisan investigation is completed.
45's Tax Returns

Tomorrow at 4pm, the House Ways and Means Committee will vote on H. Res. 186, a Resolution of Inquiry directing the Secretary of the Treasury to provide the House of Representatives with 45's complete tax returns. Here's how you can help it get passed:
Healthcare

Now that the Affordable Care Act is safe (for now) and "Don't Care" has been taken off the table, it's time to start demanding single payer healthcare for all. Rep. John Conyers has proposed a a bill called HR 676, which would provide affordable healthcare coverage to every American. Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to propose a similar bill to the Senate. Sign the following petitions to support these bills:

Congress is pushing the private school "choice" agenda by extending the SOAR Reauthorization Act. Reauthorization would fund and expand, with your federal tax dollars, the District of Columbia’s private school voucher program. This program operates with little transparency or accountability, Congress refuses to add protections against discrimination, and every dollar the federal government spends on private school vouchers is less money available to invest in strengthening our public schools. 45's new budget proposal would slash Department of Education funding and call for adding billions to private schools. Here's how you can help protect public schools and stop voucher programs:
Immigration
  • Border Wall: 45 is trying to stick our nation’s taxpayers with the $21.6 billion bill for his ridiculous border wall, even though more than 60% of Americans oppose its construction and it would be devastating to the environment. Sign this petition to oppose the wall:
    https://secure3.convio.net/lcv/site/Advocacy;jsessionid=00000000.app326b?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3792
  • Legal Counsel Act: Reports from immigrants arrested and detained at airports when 45's first Muslim ban took effect reveal that federal agents denied many people food, water, and access to legal counsel for days. Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Pramila Jayapal have introduced the Access to Legal Counsel Act, which would give immigrants detained by federal agents the right to access legal counsel and prohibit immigration officials from denying them food and water. Sign this petition to support the Legal Counsel Act:
    https://act.credoaction.com/sign/legal_counsel
Special Elections

Special elections are held before general elections to replace members of Congress who have left their positions for whatever reason. These elections are very important because they are opportunities for us to either flip these seats to blue, or keep them blue, giving us more of an edge against the Republicans in Congress. Here are some upcoming special elections and how you can help.

James Thompson, Kansas
The special election for Kansas's 4th Congressional District is April 11th. Here's how you can help the Democratic candidate, James Thompson, win:
Jon Ossoff, Georgia
The special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District is April 18th. Here's how you can help the Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, win:
Rob Quist, Montana
The special election for Montana's only Congressional District is April 25th. Here's how you can help the Democratic candidate, Rob Quist, win:
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