6/19/2017

Weekly Actions for the Week of June 19th, 2017


RED ALERT - SAVE OUR HEALTHCARE!

As I type this, Senate Democrats are holding the floor in an attempt to stop the Republican healthcare bill (also known as "Trumpcare"). 13 Republican senators are working on this bill in secret, and they're planning to try to pass it without any public hearings, committee reviews, or amendments. Senate Democrats have pledged to withhold consent on any Senate requests except for honorary resolutions.

This week, I have only one action for you: Get on the phone. Call your senators' offices every day. If you can't get through, call again, or use the Stance app to automatically send a voicemail when call volume is low. You can also use Resistbot or FaxZero to send a free fax.

Find your senators' contact information here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Use the scripts below from Indivisible, and make sure you share your personal story of why the Affordable Care Act and/or Medicaid are important to you.

6/12/2017

Weekly Actions for the Week of June 12th, 2017

Me with my sign I made for a rally against 45's corruption

RED ALERT! HEALTHCARE UNDER ATTACK (AGAIN)!

What's going on: So, last week, I said it was looking like the GOP's healthcare bill might be dead in the water. Well, this week, that's all out the window. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suddenly started pressuring Republican senators to come up with a new healthcare bill by the end of June so that they can vote on it before the July 4th recess. Not only that, but they're trying to get this bill passed without any hearings, committee markups, or amendments, and without sharing it with the public. They want to take away our healthcare behind closed doors before we even know what hit us. We can't let that happen.

All hands on deck! This is not a drill! Word on the virtual street is that members of Congress (MoC) have reported quiet phone lines lately. We can't let that happen either! It's time to get on the phones, send emails and faxes, visit our senators, attend their events, camp out outside their offices, whatever we have to do to stop this bill from being passed. If it's anything like the AHCA (which it most likely will be), it will cause at least 23 million Americans to lose their health insurance, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

What you can do: Use the following links to get informed, contact your senators, and tell them to leave the Affordable Care Act (ACA) alone. Check out My Favorite Tools for the Resistance for easy ways to find information and send voicemails, faxes and emails.
Collusion + Obstruction + Emoluments = IMPEACHMENT!

What's going on: The big news last week was former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he stated that 45 told him to make the Russian investigation go away. A former Watergate prosecutor said that this is sufficient evidence for an obstruction of justice case against 45. Tomorrow, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in a public hearing. Rumors are going around that 45 plans to fire Robert Mueller, who was recently appointed as special counsel in the investigation.

Yesterday, the attorneys general of D.C. and Maryland filed a lawsuit against 45 for violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution by accepting payments and benefits from foreign governments. All of this, along with the distinct possibility that 45 colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, may be sufficient cause for impeachment charges. Yeah, that's right. It's time to start calling for impeachment (unless you're like me and you've been calling for it from day one).

What you can do: Use the following links to contact your MoC and demand that they hold 45 accountable.

Emoluments Clauses:
Impeachment:
Russia Investigation:
Net Neutrality

What's going on: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has a plan to kill net neutrality by allowing Internet service providers to block web pages, slow down their competitors' Internet traffic, and create online fast lanes by charging tech giants for faster delivery of music, movies, TV shows, and other streaming content. The FCC is currently accepting public comments on the plan.

What you can do:

6/05/2017

Weekly Actions for the Week of June 5th, 2017

Paris Climate Agreement

What's going on: Last week, 45 pulled the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, an agreement between several countries to take efforts to combat climate change. Since then, many U.S. mayors, governors, and attorney generals have announced that they will continue to support the efforts of the agreement despite 45's decision.

What you can do:
Russia

What's going on: On Saturday, thousands of Americans in over 130 cities joined the March for Truth to demand an independent investigation into 45's ties to Russia and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Today, a top-secret NSA report revealed that Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier last year, sending spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before the election.

What you can do:
Healthcare

What's going on: Last week, Republican Senator Richard Burr said in an interview that it's "unlikely" that the Senate will come up with a healthcare plan this year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McMconnel stated that he doesn't know how the Senate would be able to get the 51 votes required to pass a healthcare bill. Today, leaked information revealed a 45 administration plan that would allow employers to remove birth control coverage from insurance plans.

What you can do: