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GSG    5,895

EASY COMMUNICATION TO YOUR REPS - RESISTBOT

 

Have you tried ResistBot yet? Super easy - just text as directed and a communication with your specific comments will be sent to your senators & house representatives. A good thing to do over coffee each morning. Tomorrow would be a good day to let them know what you think about their vote on the ACA.

 

All of you in red states, especially if your rep was one that voted yes today need to slam them with communications. The Senate will be watching how we react to this and it will make a difference in how they handle things.

 

 

This isn't going to steal my identity and all my millions, is it?

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NM11046    2,035

Nope - your millions are earmarked for mounting healthcare bills and Trump & his ilk.

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GSG    5,895

Nope - your millions are earmarked for mounting healthcare bills and Trump & his ilk.

 

Says their servers are overloaded right now.

 

Have you been using this?

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NM11046    2,035

I started using it this week and it was so simple and easy to do. (I had been writing and calling)

 

After you text the number you get a message right back asking you to punch in your zip and how you want your signature to look. A cell phone (cuz obviously you're texting). Then you can write whatever you want, initially they'll send to both/all your senators - you get confirmation that it was sent, and another that it was received (and a copy of the "letter").

 

The next day they'll connect you with your Congressman/woman. I wrote to thank them for voting No and supporting their efforts to convince others. Obviously I'm going to have to write postcards to the other 217 ba$tards that voted yes as they're not mine.

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GSG    5,895

I started using it this week and it was so simple and easy to do. (I had been writing and calling)

 

After you text the number you get a message right back asking you to punch in your zip and how you want your signature to look. A cell phone (cuz obviously you're texting). Then you can write whatever you want, initially they'll send to both/all your senators - you get confirmation that it was sent, and another that it was received (and a copy of the "letter").

 

The next day they'll connect you with your Congressman/woman. I wrote to thank them for voting No and supporting their efforts to convince others. Obviously I'm going to have to write postcards to the other 217 ba$tards that voted yes as they're not mine.

 

I GOT A COUPLE LETTERS FAXED TO MY SENATORS AND I EVEN GOT MY PARENTS TO SEND SOME TO THEIR SENATORS AS WELL. PRETTY COOL! THANKS FOR SHARING IT!

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NM11046    2,035

 

I started using it this week and it was so simple and easy to do. (I had been writing and calling)

 

After you text the number you get a message right back asking you to punch in your zip and how you want your signature to look. A cell phone (cuz obviously you're texting). Then you can write whatever you want, initially they'll send to both/all your senators - you get confirmation that it was sent, and another that it was received (and a copy of the "letter").

 

The next day they'll connect you with your Congressman/woman. I wrote to thank them for voting No and supporting their efforts to convince others. Obviously I'm going to have to write postcards to the other 217 ba$tards that voted yes as they're not mine.

 

I GOT A COUPLE LETTERS FAXED TO MY SENATORS AND I EVEN GOT MY PARENTS TO SEND SOME TO THEIR SENATORS AS WELL. PRETTY COOL! THANKS FOR SHARING IT!

 

I'm your biggest fan today! Thanks and super gold star for getting the folks involved!

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THANK THE 20 "BRAVE" R'S THAT VOTED "NO" ON REPEALING ACA:

 

Needed to focus my energy on some positives today - so action item? Thank those who stood their ground.

 

Send a tweet, hit em' up on FB or via their offices to reinforce their vote and thank them for doing what was right.

 

1. Andy Biggs - Represents Arizona's Fifth Congressional District.

2. Mike Coffman - Represents Colorado's Sixth Congressional District.
3. Barbara Comstock - Represents Virginia's 10th Congressional District.
4. Ryan A. Costello - Represents Pennsylvania's Sixth Congressional District.
5. Charlie Dent - Represents Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District
6. Dan Donovan - Represents New York's 11th Congressional District.
7. Brian Fitzpatrick - Represents Pennsylvania's Eighth Congressional District.
8. Jaime Herrera Beutler - Represents Southwest Washington's Third Congressional District.
9. Will Hurd - Represents Texas' 23rd Congressional District.
10. Walter B. Jones - Represents the North Carolina's Congressional District.
11. David Joyce - Represents Ohio's 14th Congressional District.
12. John Katko - Represents New York's 24th Congressional District.
13. Leonard Lance - Represents New Jersey's Seventh Congressional District.
14. Frank A. LoBiondo - Represents New Jersey's Second Congressional District.
15. Thomas Massie - Represents Kentucky's Fourth Congressional District.
16. Patrick Meehan - Represents Pennsylvania's Seventh Congressional District.
17. Dave Reichert - Represents Washington's Eighth Congressional District.
18. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen - Represents Florida's 27th Congressional District.
19. Christopher H. Smith - Represents New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District.
20. Michael R. Turner - Represents Ohio's 10th Congressional District.

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RedDenver    1,782

I called Mike Coffman's office to tell them that although I'm not in his district, I appreciated him having the courage to stand up to his own party.

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dudeguyy    3,472

Good on you, Red.

 

We don't really think about it much, but it's just as important to thank our reps when they do the right thing as it is to rip them a new one when they don't.

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SEND PAUL RYAN A NOTE

 

Paul Ryan has turned off ALL of his public telephones & fax machines in response to protests in favor of Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, Medicare, etc. And he is NOT accepting signed petitions; instead he's TURNING AWAY voters who deliver the petitions.

So, there's an initiative to send him a note at his home (he'll be there for the next 11 days) It will take you just ten minutes:

PAUL RYAN
700 ST. LAWRENCE AVE.
JANESVILLE, WI 53545

This man was elected to be a representative of the people - if he won't take calls, faxes, emails or accept his people's attempts to communicate locally this avalanche of mail will ensure that our beliefs are heard. He works for US, not the other way around.

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NM11046    2,035

LET THE FCC KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THEIR THREAT TO END NET NEUTRALITY

 

 

Trump is threatening to take away net neutrality. This is BAD for all of us. If you watched John Oliver last night this will all sound familiar. The FCC takes feedback from the public, but because of the shear amount they received the last time this issue came up, they've made it challenging to actually find their site and send feedback for the particular bill.

 

Oliver made it easy for us. Simply click on the link below:

 

www.gofccyourself.com

 

Click on "restoring internet freedom"

On the left side of the page click "New Filing"

Check "Express" which is the middle tab on the top of the page

 

You'll have to complete the form online with some personal information - Leave your feedback in the comments section.

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RedDenver    1,782

LET THE FCC KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THEIR THREAT TO END NET NEUTRALITY

 

 

Trump is threatening to take away net neutrality. This is BAD for all of us. If you watched John Oliver last night this will all sound familiar. The FCC takes feedback from the public, but because of the shear amount they received the last time this issue came up, they've made it challenging to actually find their site and send feedback for the particular bill.

 

Oliver made it easy for us. Simply click on the link below:

 

https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108))

Click on "restoring internet freedom"

On the left side of the page click "New Filing"

Check "Express" which is the middle tab on the top of the page

 

You'll have to complete the form online with some personal information - Leave your feedback in the comments section.

Or go use gofccyourself.com (goes to same website courtesy John Oliver) and click "+ Express" to the right of "Restoring Internet Freedom"

 

Be sure to say you support net neutrality (which means Title 2 oversight of ISP's by the FCC) in the comments.

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NM11046    2,035

Thanks Red - sorry - thought that's what I pasted, in retrospect I think I copied the link after I completed it so it was the FCC direct.

 

I'll edit.

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dudeguyy    3,472

LET THE FCC KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THEIR THREAT TO END NET NEUTRALITY

 

 

Trump is threatening to take away net neutrality. This is BAD for all of us. If you watched John Oliver last night this will all sound familiar. The FCC takes feedback from the public, but because of the shear amount they received the last time this issue came up, they've made it challenging to actually find their site and send feedback for the particular bill.

 

Oliver made it easy for us. Simply click on the link below:

 

https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:((17-108))

Click on "restoring internet freedom"

On the left side of the page click "New Filing"

Check "Express" which is the middle tab on the top of the page

 

You'll have to complete the form online with some personal information - Leave your feedback in the comments section.

 

Thanks for posting this, NM.

 

I cranked out a quick note. Net neutrality is a big issue for everybody, so I decided I could make the time. I hope they get flooded.

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NM11046    2,035

CALL, EMAIL OR RESISTBOT YOUR REPS ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU THINK GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE LED BY QUALIFIED, TRUSTWORTHY PEOPLE (scripts below):

 

Action: Advocate for integrity in leadership.

Call/Resistbot: All 3 of your MoCs (lookup or leave message).

Script: Hi. I’m a constituent from _ZIP_. I’m concerned about Jared Kushner’s integrity. He didn’t disclose meetings with a foreign bank or ambassador to gain security clearance and is still benefitting financially from his businesses. I would like you to join Sen. Warren, Sen. Carper, and Rep. Cummings in asking ethics officials for information about Kushner’s dishonesty and failure to divest.


Action: Support an independent investigation of 45’s ties to Russia. Yep. Still.

Call/Resistbot: All 3 MoCs. Keep the pressure on (lookup or leave message).

Script: Hi. I’m from _ZIP_ and am more concerned than ever about Trump’s ties to Russia. Are you willing to join Republicans like John McCain and Darrell Issa and Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden in publicly supporting an independent investigation?


Action: Advocate for White House visitor transparency.

Call/Resistbot: Your two senators (lookup or leave message).

Script: Hi. I’m calling from _ZIP_ to request that you support and cosign Senate Bill 953 which would make White House visitor logs public. I don’t trust our president and want more transparency.

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CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO EXPRESS YOUR THOUGHTS ON TRUMP DISCLOSING HIGHLY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AND THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR:

 

Send an email detailing your feelings on this abhorrent breach. Not sure who your reps are? Check out the links below to be connected to their profiles, which makes it easy to email them directly:

 

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

 

(or try Resistbot.com - I found that its been jammed up tonight)

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NM11046    2,035

LET THE EPA KNOW THAT YOU OPPOSE WAIVING OF REGULATIONS

 

 

Visit: EPA chlorpyrifos comment page by June 5. Click dark blue button on right.

Copy this script: AND add words of your own (or the EPA will disregard it).

I object to the denial of the petition to revoke tolerance for chlorpyrifos, a dangerous chemical that causes birth defects and neurological damage. The MSDS states, “Fetotoxicity and fetal developmental abnormalities were observed in a chronic ingestion study of pregnant mice . . . Effects reported in [human] workers repeatedly exposed include impaired memory and concentration, acute psychosis, severe depressions, social withdrawal, confusion, headache, speech difficulties, delayed reaction times, spatial disorientation, nightmares, sleepwalking, and drowsiness or insomnia.” Most farmers know to use less harmful, more effective chemicals to solve pest problems. All tolerances for this chemical should be revoked.

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REACH OUT TO YOUR REPS TO LET THEM KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE NEW FEDERAL COMMISSION ON ELECTION INTEGRITY STARRING KANSAN KRIS KOBACH

Call/email/Resistbot your Members Of Congress

Script: Hi. I’m a constituent from _ZIP_ and am calling to express my concern about Trump’s new election integrity commission. Considering the lack of support for claims of widespread voter fraud, this panel is a huge waste of taxpayer money. What is _NAME_ doing to oppose this panel?

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CONTACT SENATORS WHO ARE ON THE FENCE (AND TARGETS FOR A NO VOTE) ON TRUMPCARE - LET THEM KNOW HEALTHCARE IS A RIGHT FOR ALL AMERICANS:

 

Lamar Alexander (TN)

202-224-4944

455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

 

Shelly Moore Capito (WV)

202-224-6472

172 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

 

Bill Cassidy (LA)

202-224-5824

520 Hart SOB

Washington, DC 20510

 

Susan Collins (ME)

202-224-2523

413 Dirksen SOB

Washington, DC 20510

 

Bob Corker (TN)

202-224-3344

425 Dirksen SOB

Washington, DC 20510

 

Tom Cotton (AR)

202-224-2353

124 Russell SOB

Washington, DC 20510

 

Jeff Flake (AZ)

202-224-4521

413 Russell SOB

Washington, DC 20510

 

Cory Gardner (CO)

202-224-5941

354 Russell SOB

Washington, DC 20510

 

Lindsey Graham (SC)

202-224-5972

290 Russell SOB

Washington, DC 20510

 

Dean Heller (NV)

202-224-6244

324 Hart SOB

Washington, DC 20510

 

Lisa Murkowski (AK)

202-224-6665

522 Hart SOB

Washington, DC 20510

 

Rob Portman (OH)

202-224-3353

448 Russell SOB

Washington, DC 20510

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dudeguyy    3,472

Very much doubt Cotton and Gardner will be pulled to a no vote. They're on the panel crafting the Senate's bill (in secret of course).

 

Gardner probably loses his seat if they don't craft something eerily similar to the ACA.

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NM11046    2,035

Based on yesterday's comments about Trumps trip I don't think Corker will take a stand either.

 

We only need three though - and these are states that will be bigly impacted. I think we get Collins, and Murkowsi for sure (they've shown consistently that they "think" through things, and they are big into rights and healthcare). I'm also going to say Flake & Alexander and Graham (though for different reasons) all see the light.

Regardless - gotta let them know.

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dudeguyy    3,472

Based on yesterday's comments about Trumps trip I don't think Corker will take a stand either.

 

We only need three though - and these are states that will be bigly impacted. I think we get Collins, and Murkowsi for sure (they've shown consistently that they "think" through things, and they are big into rights and healthcare). I'm also going to say Flake & Alexander and Graham (though for different reasons) all see the light.

Regardless - gotta let them know.

 

I agree, we've got no excuse to not try.

 

Being that Murkowski and Collins are the two most moderate GOP senators (and thus most vulnerable if they kowtow to Trump), I agree. Shame that they got excluded from writing the bill.

 

Alexander is a huge ACA skeptic. I listened to a podcast with him last year from FiveThirtyEight where he talked about all of its flaws. I doubt he flips, since he's also on the Senate panel.

 

To me, Heller, Cassidy, Flake & Portman are the next most likely. Heller and Flake are up for reelection in 2018 and Cassidy in 2020. I think they all have vested interests in killing this bill based on political expediency moreso than their own beliefs, but we've got to take what we can get. Portman just seems sane to me. But I've learned to not count on that.

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NM11046    2,035

We're right on track Dude ...

 

 

REACH OUT TO THOSE ON THE FENCE:

 

Shelly Moore Capito (WV)

202-224-6472

Dean Heller (NV)

202-224-6244

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http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/06/the-real-resistance-to-trump-the-gop-congress-215230

 

Politico article stating the real resistance comes from the GOP congress.

 

quotes

Donald Trump’s young presidency is already prompting many Americans to dust off their high-school civics knowledge and think again about concepts like the “separation of powers,” interbranch “checks and balances,” and the proper functioning of the federal government. At the same time, it is prompting many pundits, especially but not exclusively on the left, to worry that Trump presents an unprecedented threat to the Constitution.

Many are asking aloud questions that in recent times had only been whispered: Do the Constitution’s checks and balances still work? Is James Madison’s eighteenth-century notion that “ambition” could be trusted to “counteract ambition” applicable to an era of partisanship so intense that it’s warping people’s very conceptions of reality? Can the other constitutional branches—and especially Congress—check President Trump?

Story Continued Below

As it turns out, the answer thus far is—more or less—yes: Congress is providing a check on President Trump’s powers. It may not be happening as swiftly or as comprehensively as some Democrats might like, but the legislative branch is making its weight felt in the Trump era in a manner that, if it continues, bids fair to leave Trump with a reputation as an extraordinarily weak modern president.

 

If Trump remains unpopular—and especially if his unpopularity drags down the reelection prospects of other Republicans, as this year’s special elections thus far suggest—then conditions will be especially ripe for Republican pushback. And, at the extreme, if Trump’s presidency at some point really does look like it’s going down in flames, Republicans might sense the chance to develop a bipartisan reputation for heroism by vigorously opposing him.

***

So that brings us back to our initial question: Is Congress strong enough to stand up to Trump?

Let’s begin with a congressional tool already discussed above: the power of the purse. Republican elites—both governors and members of Congress—have been overwhelmingly critical of the Trump White House’s budget proposals, and it seems apparent that both the deep cuts to many existing programs and a number of the specific programs that Trump does want to fund (the border wall, for example) are unlikely to survive the congressional budget process.

Relatedly, Congress appears to be in no hurry to enact much of Trump’s desired legislative agenda. After significant turmoil, the House finally passed the American Healthcare Act, but even before its dismal CBO score, a number of Senate Republicans made it clear that the upper chamber would draft its own bill. Senator Burr recently said that he did not think the Senate would pass a health-care bill this year—a remarkable on-the-record admission from a member of the majority party. And, of course, even if the Senate passed a health-care bill, it would be another Herculean struggle to get it through the House again.

Nor is health care the only part of Trump’s legislative agenda that has failed to make it through Congress. Neither an infrastructure bill nor a tax reform plan has yet materialized, and Trump faces the very real possibility of having no major legislative accomplishments in his first year in office.

 

Another domain in which Congress might push back against a president is that of personnel. Here, Trump’s record with Congress has in some sense been better. Only one of his cabinet nominees, Andrew Puzder, nominated as secretary of labor, has failed in the Senate. And by nominating an establishment conservative—the sort of nominee President Marco Rubio might have chosen—as his Supreme Court pick, Trump ensured that the Senate Republican caucus held together.

But in another sense, appointments have been a trouble spot for this administration. The administration has been almost shockingly slow to staff up at the sub-cabinet level, and the time required to confirm those nominees later will detract still further from Trump’s legislative agenda. Moreover, Trump is certain to face significant trouble getting his choice of a new FBI director confirmed after having fired James Comey—which may partly explain why five candidates have withdrawn from consideration in the last few weeks.

Investigations offer another potent means by which Congress can confront a president, especially this president. There are currently four committees investigating links between Russia and the Trump campaign and administration. Many critics of the administration are frustrated by the pace of these investigations. But while there is little doubt they’d be going faster if Democrats controlled one chamber, the extent to which these investigations have proceeded and have damaged the administration is remarkable, especially for an administration less than 150 days old

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NM11046    2,035

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/06/the-real-resistance-to-trump-the-gop-congress-215230

 

Politico article stating the real resistance comes from the GOP congress.

 

quotes

Donald Trump’s young presidency is already prompting many Americans to dust off their high-school civics knowledge and think again about concepts like the “separation of powers,” interbranch “checks and balances,” and the proper functioning of the federal government. At the same time, it is prompting many pundits, especially but not exclusively on the left, to worry that Trump presents an unprecedented threat to the Constitution.

Many are asking aloud questions that in recent times had only been whispered: Do the Constitution’s checks and balances still work? Is James Madison’s eighteenth-century notion that “ambition” could be trusted to “counteract ambition” applicable to an era of partisanship so intense that it’s warping people’s very conceptions of reality? Can the other constitutional branches—and especially Congress—check President Trump?

Story Continued Below

As it turns out, the answer thus far is—more or less—yes: Congress is providing a check on President Trump’s powers. It may not be happening as swiftly or as comprehensively as some Democrats might like, but the legislative branch is making its weight felt in the Trump era in a manner that, if it continues, bids fair to leave Trump with a reputation as an extraordinarily weak modern president.

 

If Trump remains unpopular—and especially if his unpopularity drags down the reelection prospects of other Republicans, as this year’s special elections thus far suggest—then conditions will be especially ripe for Republican pushback. And, at the extreme, if Trump’s presidency at some point really does look like it’s going down in flames, Republicans might sense the chance to develop a bipartisan reputation for heroism by vigorously opposing him.

***

So that brings us back to our initial question: Is Congress strong enough to stand up to Trump?

Let’s begin with a congressional tool already discussed above: the power of the purse. Republican elites—both governors and members of Congress—have been overwhelmingly critical of the Trump White House’s budget proposals, and it seems apparent that both the deep cuts to many existing programs and a number of the specific programs that Trump does want to fund (the border wall, for example) are unlikely to survive the congressional budget process.

Relatedly, Congress appears to be in no hurry to enact much of Trump’s desired legislative agenda. After significant turmoil, the House finally passed the American Healthcare Act, but even before its dismal CBO score, a number of Senate Republicans made it clear that the upper chamber would draft its own bill. Senator Burr recently said that he did not think the Senate would pass a health-care bill this year—a remarkable on-the-record admission from a member of the majority party. And, of course, even if the Senate passed a health-care bill, it would be another Herculean struggle to get it through the House again.

Nor is health care the only part of Trump’s legislative agenda that has failed to make it through Congress. Neither an infrastructure bill nor a tax reform plan has yet materialized, and Trump faces the very real possibility of having no major legislative accomplishments in his first year in office.

 

Another domain in which Congress might push back against a president is that of personnel. Here, Trump’s record with Congress has in some sense been better. Only one of his cabinet nominees, Andrew Puzder, nominated as secretary of labor, has failed in the Senate. And by nominating an establishment conservative—the sort of nominee President Marco Rubio might have chosen—as his Supreme Court pick, Trump ensured that the Senate Republican caucus held together.

But in another sense, appointments have been a trouble spot for this administration. The administration has been almost shockingly slow to staff up at the sub-cabinet level, and the time required to confirm those nominees later will detract still further from Trump’s legislative agenda. Moreover, Trump is certain to face significant trouble getting his choice of a new FBI director confirmed after having fired James Comey—which may partly explain why five candidates have withdrawn from consideration in the last few weeks.

Investigations offer another potent means by which Congress can confront a president, especially this president. There are currently four committees investigating links between Russia and the Trump campaign and administration. Many critics of the administration are frustrated by the pace of these investigations. But while there is little doubt they’d be going faster if Democrats controlled one chamber, the extent to which these investigations have proceeded and have damaged the administration is remarkable, especially for an administration less than 150 days old

As we count on them to do so on our behalf - they act for their constituents (in a perfect, moral world) so being able to share the publics thoughts on bills and etc is important so that they can properly vote and support - or not.

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NM11046    2,035

RESIST.BOT OR CALL YOUR REPS ABOUT TRUMPCARE

 

CALL: 202-224-3121

TEXT: “RESIST” to 50409

 

  • Explain your concerns, and if possible examples of how this will effect you
  • Demand that the public SHOULD SEE THE BILL (right now they are moving it quickly to CBO and will attempt to push it through similar to what the House did.
  • Demand hearings with expert witnesses & effected witnesses
  • Demand consultation with Dems and ALL members of the senate
  • Demand town halls/forums to discuss public's view and how it impacts us

Rumbles are that they are getting close to having the votes. We do know based on the fact that they're sending it to CBO they've negotiated and come to some agreements with content, and what we've seen is not good.

 

We've got 3 weeks to impact our respective representatives, and to ask our friends to do the same (especially in NV, AK, AZ, TN, WV, LA, ME, CO, SC & OH). Supposedly their phone lines have been quiet (like pre Trump quiet) and without town halls and etc they are feeling good about pushing this through. RESIST and make your voice heard.

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SUPPORT EQUAL RIGHTS FOR YOU, YOUR LGBTQ FRIENDS & FAMILY (AND ALL AMERICANS):

 

Call or RESISTBOT: Your 3 MoCs

Script: Hi. I’m from _ZIP_ calling to express my support for equal rights for the LGBTQ community. My (share who you know is gay) is gay/trans/queer, and I want her/him/them to have the same access to housing and employment that I do. Can you tell me if _NAME_ plans to support The Equality Act of 2017? (Senate: S.1006 / House: H.R. 2282)

Note: If you are LGBTQIA+, please edit the script accordingly. All people deserve equal rights.

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NM11046    2,035

INSIST ON AN OPEN HEARING OF THE SENATE HEALTHCARE BILL:

 

Call: Sen. Orrin Hatch, SFC office 202-224-4515; fax 202-228-0554

Script: I am calling Sen. Hatch in his capacity as the chair of the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate’s current approach to the healthcare issue appears secretive, manipulative, and undemocratic. Democracy thrives with discussion, cooperation, and compromise. As a consumer of healthcare services, I’m asking Sen Hatch to conduct open, public hearings on the Senate healthcare bill.

(let your MoC's know that you've called him)

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NM11046    2,035

ADVOCATE FOR YOUR GOVERNOR TO SUPPORT THE PARIS ACCORD:

 

If you don’t live in: CA, CT, DE, HI, MA, MN, NC, NY, OR, PR, RI, VT, VA, WA.

Call: Your governor’s office (lookup).

Script: Hi. I’m from _TOWN_ and would like Governor _NAME_ to join the ten states that have created the US Climate Alliance. (Share why a liveable planet matters to you.) Will you please pass along my message? Thank you.

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A TWO-FER REGARDING THE BELIEF THAT THERE IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH:

 

Call the WH to advocate for open, frequent press briefings:

Call: The White House Comment line 202-456-1111 (or email).

Script: Hi. I am concerned about the lack of open press briefings at the White House. I think a free press is essential to our democracy. I would like open, televised briefings from the president on a regular basis. Thank you.

 

​Call your local affiliate news stations and reiterate the need for coverage of the WH press briefings - ask what they are doing:

Call/email: A news outlet you subscribe to or watch (list).

Script: Hi. I’m a subscriber/viewer and am concerned about the lack of open press briefings at the White House. I think a free press is essential to our democracy. Can you tell me what [org] is doing about this issue?

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CONTACT YOUR SENATORS REGARDING STOPPING THE AHCA - BOTH R'S AND D'S:

 

Hey guys - this week is it. We must not slow in our calls/emails/faxes to our representatives regarding the potential healthcare bill. Please, for you, your family, your friends and for others take 5 mins to contact your reps and share your thoughts on the importance of healthcare coverage. This makes it very easy to plug and play depending on whether you have an R or a D for your congressmen/woman. Resistbot is super easy, just text "RESIST" to "50409" and a fax will be sent to your guy/gal.

 

Action: Advocate to Democratic senators to use legislative actions to stop AHCA.

Call: Your Democratic senators (lookup or leave message).

Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP], calling about the Senate healthcare bill. I know my senator will vote to oppose it, but the process needs to slow and open hearings on the bill must happen. I would like [name] to “withhold consent” on all Senate business and to “filibuster by amendment.” I know these seem extreme, but tens of thousands of lives are at stake if the AHCA passes. Is Sen. [name] willing to take these measures?

Action: Advocate to Republican senators to support healthcare for all Americans.

Lookup: Note what percent of your state’s residents reject/support the ACHA.

Call: Your Republican senators (lookup or leave message).

Script: Hi. I’m calling from [ZIP] about the healthcare bill. (Share a story about your health and how not having coverage would hurt you--don’t hold back). I would like Sen. [name] to urge Mitch McConnell to slow the process down and conduct open, transparent hearings so the senate can create a bill Americans actually support.

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EXPRESS THE NEED FOR QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL OF AMERICA'S YOUTH

 

Action: Oppose Sec. DeVos’ efforts to exclude LGBTQ kids from quality education.

Call: Your three MoCs (lookup or leave a message).

Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] calling to express my concern about Betsy DeVos’ agenda to exclude LGBTQ kids from receiving a quality education. As Sen/Rep [name] knows, sexual orientation is not a legally protected status in the US. So when DeVos says she’ll uphold the current law, this means she can legally discriminate against gay kids in education. That’s not okay. (Share story if you have a LGBTQ family member or friend.) America can’t afford to abandon our kids. All children deserve quality, robust education.

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LET THE SENATE FINANCE OFFICE KNOW YOU WANT A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE HEALTHCARE BILL

 

The Senate Finance Office is tallying calls from people who want a public hearing of the healthcare bill. Call (202) 224-4515. Just let them know you'd "like to add my name to the list of concerned citizens looking for a public hearing for the healthcare bill".

I just called, it was busy initially, called again and just gave them my zip. Took 10 seconds.

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(URGENT - do this today, especially if your state is threatening to disclose the information Kobach has requested )

ADVOCATE FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND FOR THE NEED TO KEEP VOTING CITIZEN'S DATA PRIVATE:

 

Call: Your governor’s office (https://www.usa.gov/state-governor) and Secretary of State.

 

Script: Hi. I’m a constituent from [ZIP] calling to express my concern about the federal election integrity commission. Vice Chair Kobach’s history of voter suppression makes requesting citizen data deeply concerning. Don’t let him steal our votes. Please join with other states and refuse to comply with this invasive request.

 

(info on what each state is doing can be found here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trump-commission-requested-voter-data-heres-every-state-saying/)

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LAST WEEK TO BE HEARD ON HEALTHCARE! Calls to your representatives are important as they head back to DC to finalize the GOP's revised bill. They'll be finalizing this week and voting next week. FYI - it's still crap.

 

ADVOCATE FOR RETENTION OF ACA AND FOR BIPARTISAN COOPERATION ON IMPROVING IT WITH REVISIONS:

Call of Resistbot: Your two senators--red or blue (lookup or leave message).

Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] and support healthcare for all Americans. We are tired of the power plays and divisiveness. I am calling to ask [name] to support a bipartisan effort on healthcare and to reach across the aisle for actual bipartisan dialogue on what solutions best serve constituent needs. Thank you.

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OPPOSE CUTTING FUNDING (proposed in Senate healthcare bill) FOR KIDS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION:

 

 

Call: Your two senators (lookup or leave message).

Script: Hi. I’m concerned about cuts to services for kids in special ed programs that is within the senate healthcare bill. I believe we have a responsibility to fully support all learners. The Senate healthcare bill strips Medicaid funding which currently covers essential tools, staff, and screenings to give these kids a fair chance. I oppose the bill for many reasons, but this one is critical. (If it affects you directly, share why.) Thanks.

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OPPOSE THE NEW SENATE BILL & URGE BIPARTISANSHIP TO REVISE THE ACA

 

Even with the delay in voting on the new Senate Healthcare bill there is risk it will pass in the near future. Take the opportunity to remind your HoC's what you think about the bill. It's important they hear from all of us!

 

View: Summary of new (as of 7-14) Senate healthcare provisions.

 

Senators:

Call: Your two senators (lookup or leave message).

Script: Hi. I’m calling to oppose the new Senate healthcare bill. If premiums increase 40%, I will be paying $[amt] per month. My family/I cannot afford this. Without insurance… (share impact and use emotion.) I am asking Sen. [name] to work with Democrats to fix the ACA, not repeal it. Thank you.

House Rep:

Call: Your one House Rep (lookup or leave message).

Script: Hi. I’m calling from [ZIP] to express my support for House Democrats’ new efforts to fix the ACA. Republicans’ efforts to dismantle the ACA and constant changes are making insurance more expensive and the industry less stable. Will [name] work with moderate Democrats to put solutions over politics?

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ACT OF GRATITUDE - THANK YOUR SENATORS FOR KILLING THE ATTEMPT TO REPEAL AND REPLACE ACA

 

If you have a minute - (lookup) place a call, send a postcard, tweet, FB or ResistBot your reps to thank them for standing strong (or not voting or chide them for their potential support) against the repeal & replace of the ACA.

 

We spend time and effort complaining, let's reinforce the positives.

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OPPOSE CUTTING US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S BUDGET:

 

 

Call or Resistbot: Your three MoCs.

Script: Hi, I’m from [ZIP] and want to express my concern over possible cuts to the Department of Education's budget. With environmental dangers and global competition, we can’t risk the next generation to being poorly educated. Teachers need excellent training and support. College graduates need relief from debt. Can you tell me what is [name] doing to support education for all of America’s kids and fight cutting the Department of Education budget?

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OPPOSE CUTTING HOUSING AID FOR AMERICANS:

 

Write: Ben Carson U.S. HUD, 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410

 

Call: Your 3 MoCs (lookup or leave message).

 

Script: Hi. I oppose cutting $7 billion to the Department of Housing & Urban Development. I believe in an America where we take care of each other. I am happy to see my tax dollar support people who rely on housing programs like Section 8. I’m most upset that these cuts would give tax breaks to America’s richest. I would like [name] to oppose efforts to cut HUD funding and instead support Americans trying to succeed.

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LET YOUR SENATORS KNOW THAT YOU BELIEVE WOMEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE CARE:

 

Write: Or call your 2 senators (lookup or leave message).

 

Script: I am calling from [ZIP] to express concern about two anti-abortion bills. H.R. 7 has just passed in the House and moves to the Senate to pull all funding for legal abortion in the US. Secondly, S. 231 would modify the 14th Amendment and define life as beginning at conception. I strongly oppose both of these bills and want [name] to do the same.

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ADVOCATE FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO HOUSING FOR LGBTQ AMERICANS:

 

Write: Or call your 1 representative.

 

Script: I am from [ZIP] and calling to ask [name] to support H.R. 1447. While it is currently legal in the US to deny housing to LGBTQ Americans, this discrimination is wrong and should be remedied. Can I count on [name] to co-sponsor this bill and stand up against housing discrimination?

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Teach Im so happy to think it might be helpful and that some younger folks are getting engaged.

 

If one person takes action cuz of something they see here its all worth it. Its easy enough to do now days with technology - Two years ago I couldnt have told you all my reps names but now I can as well as others serving from other states.

 

Id be curious if there are certain hot buttons for your students? Remind me, what grade? I often wonder what the young kids are fired up about vs my own generation.

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Teach Im so happy to think it might be helpful and that some younger folks are getting engaged.

 

If one person takes action cuz of something they see here its all worth it. Its easy enough to do now days with technology - Two years ago I couldnt have told you all my reps names but now I can as well as others serving from other states.

 

Id be curious if there are certain hot buttons for your students? Remind me, what grade? I often wonder what the young kids are fired up about vs my own generation.

I have some uber involved students so they love this stuff.

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OPPOSE DOMESTIC TERRORISM:

 

Call/Email/Resisbot: Your state legislator (lookup).

 

Script: I am a constituent in [town] and inspired by the new legislation passed in Illinois classifying neo-Nazis as terror organizations. I would like [name] to author legislation like this in [state]. While I respect the right to free speech and assembly, our neighbors are terrified to walk down the street. [Name] can stop this. Would you like me to send the full text used in Illinois? Thank you.

 

Text:  http://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=91&GA=100&DocTypeId=SR&DocNum=794&GAID=14&LegID=107638&SpecSess=&Session=

 

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