Monday Updates: Week 1

I hit my head this weekend and have a mild concussion – so am not being able to put as much into this as I had hoped.  But, as promised, News, Uplifting, and Action.
I may be out of commission for a little while – hopefully not much more than another day or so but… if there’s radio silence on this end, or delay in approving comments… that’s why

News

Well, the inability to be online has limited my intake of news the past day. But, I want to share this – they’re getting flack for it (which is news and something to keep an eye on itself, what with the threat to freedom of expression) but… if you haven’t seen the little speech that was given when Pence went to visit Hamilton, it is certainly worth a listen.

 

Uplifting Moment:

The massive amount of donations the ACLU has received since the election – this link also tells of the great amounts of donations other nonprofits and charities have been receiving.

Three Action Items: 

Copy and pasted because, well, minimal screen time right now

Phone call agenda for next week , and pass it on to others:
These phone calls are effective and only take a few minutes to make:
Mitch McConnell at (270) 781-1673
Paul Ryan at (608)752-4050
Diane Feinstein at (310) 914-7300
Barbara Boxer at (213) 894-5000
Nancy Pelosi (415) 556-4862

Say:
“My name is ____________, and I from the State of_____________. I am calling regarding propagandist Stephen Bannon being selected as taxpayer-funded advisor to Donald Trump. I do not approve of a racist and antisemitic propagandist holding a senior advisory position in the White House. I am calling on you to demand the appointment be rescinded.”
Copy and paste this message and post on your wall instead of hitting share. Most won’t see messages you share

Monday and Tuesday, 21 & 22 November
Call your representative on the Hill and at home (http://www.house.gov/htbin/findrep; live link in comments) to urge them to support Rep Clark (MA-5)’s bill HR 6340, the Presidential Accountability Act to identify and resolve Trump’s conflicts of interest. And then call some more Representatives! Join us in jamming the phone lines.

Postcard blitz to protest Bannon. **IMPORTANT: Please do not send your postcard until NOV 26th**

Instructions to participate:

1. Get a postcard from your state – any picture that represents your state.
2. In the message section, write this simple message: NOT BANNON!
3. Sign your name if you wish
4. Address it as follows:
Donald Trump
c/o The Trump Organization
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
5. Affix a stamp – you can use a 35 cent postcard stamp, or a normal letter stamp.
6. Take a picture of your postcard that you can share on social media using the hashtag #stopbannon #postcardavalanche

7. Drop it in the mail between Saturday, Nov 26th and Monday, Nov. 28th to create a concentrated avalanche of postcards.

If you can’t send yours until later, don’t let that stop you.

**IF YOU CANT INVITE, WE RECOMMEND SHARING THE INSTRUCTIONS, PHOTO IN COMMENTS **

Now invite, invite, invite! The more voices we can get in the mail, from the more states, the better. To make it go viral we will all need to share the details with our sphere of influence in whatever ways we feel comfortable. Feel free to copy and paste the details or even post your own public event. The more the merrier!

If you are unfamiliar with Steve Bannon, he is a white supremacist who is also the head of a media company that proliferates misogynistic, homophobic, and xenophobic views. The Donald is about to make him chief White House strategist. We have to stand up for American values against this man!

Let’s go national and send a message the old fashioned way!

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2 thoughts on “Monday Updates: Week 1”

  1. Thank you for having this all together in one place, especially with the script. As I went through, I got a recorded message that the # for Paul Ryan was a ‘non working number’

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