SolSun Call for Action for June 28th

Wed June 28, 2017

CALL YR GOVERNOR!

Yesterday's announcement that the healthcare bill vote will be delayed means more time for both sides: more time for McConnell to attempt to force votes from Senators, and more time for US to remind Senators who they actually work for. This article points to another potential force in this fight: GOP governors, some of whom are concerned about the bottom line for their states and are putting pressure on their Senators to oppose the bill (or force changes). Noted in the article are Kasich (OH), Sandoval (NV), Ducey (AZ), and CO Dem Gov Hickenlooper.

"GOP governors opposed to the Senate healthcare bill’s changes to Medicaid are exerting influence on their home-state senators, making it more difficult for Republican leaders to net the 50 votes they need to pass the legislation.

The GOP governors could give cover to senators who oppose the bill, but they could also make it more difficult for a Republican senator to stake out a dissenting position."

#ACTION What is YOUR Governor's stance on the healthcare bill? Do a Google search for any recent public statements your Guv has made, and then call/email accordingly. If you have a GOP Governor who has NOT made any kind of strong public statement, call and inquire about it. Cite GOP Governors like Kasich and Ducey, and ask what the fiscal impact for YOUR state will be. If your Guv is supporting the bill, let em know how you feel about THAT.

#ACTION And, of course, CONTINUE TO CALL YOUR SENATORS (and ones in other states if ya want). We're headed into a holiday weekend and calls/emails/noise will likely die down somewhat as people go on vacation, etc, so make the next few days ACTIVE and LOUD.

SolSun Call for Action for June 27th

Tues June 27, 2017

HEALthCARE VOTE DELAYED

http://thehill.com/…/339682-senate-gop-punts-obamacare-repe…

The Hill is reporting that "Senate Republicans are delaying their effort to vote on legislation repealing ObamaCare until after the July 4 recess after a number of members said they opposed the current bill...It appeared GOP leaders faced an almost certain defeat on a procedural vote for the measure..
Several GOP senators had said they would oppose their party on the vote, including Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah) and Ron Johnson (Wis.). Many other GOP senators were at a minimum undecided on the vote."

THIS IS GOOD NEWS but this is NOT OVER. This means that Mitch McConnell and his merry band of robbers have more time to do anything they can to try to force votes out of Senators. It ALSO means is that Reps have to go home to their districts over the 4th of July holiday recess, where they need to HEAR FROM THEIR CONSTITUENTS. In their offices, in town halls, on the phones, in their driveways—ANYWHERE. This is exactly what they've been afraid of, and this is where WE come in big time.

#ACTION: See if your Senator is holding a Town Hall. Remember that Senators RARELY hold town halls, as these are seen as more for House Reps who have smaller constituent bases.

https://townhallproject.com/

#ACTION Check your Senator's schedule for the recess—you can go to their website and also call their offices. Are they planning to appear in any parades? Are there public events? Are there NO public events? Get that info and then make a plan to act!

#ACTION Check in w/ local Indivisible and other activist groups to see if anything is already being planned for the upcoming recess for your Senators.

SolSun Call for Action for June 22nd

Thurs June 22, 2017

Who Ya Gonna Call? THE SENATORS ON THIS LIST. The GOP released their stupid mean secret healthcare bill today. By all means, please review it and read it in depth but if you're busy, here's the Cliffnotes version: IT SUCKS.

McConnell can't afford 3 No votes, and here's the latest on where they "stand" (keeping in mind that these are spineless politicians who are all playing insane power games with our futures and lives, and who will happily trade their votes for giant spending packages for their precious states, etc).

No (4)

Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) 
Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) 
Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) 
Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.)

Undecided/Unclear (8)

Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.) 
Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) 
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) 
Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) 
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) 
Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio) 
Sen. Mike Rounds (S.D.)

#ACTION: I suggest that you adopt 2-3 of these Senators and focus your energy accordingly, meaning that you email, call, AND fax, and then do it again EVERY DAY UNTIL THE VOTE. Choose Senators who come from states that you have the most connection to, or live in proximity to. I'll be calling and writing to Dean Heller, as my in-laws live in Nevada and I spend a lot of time there, and I'll continue my messaging to the three women: Collins, Murkowski, and Capito. Note that the four 'No' vote listed are NOT voting No because the bill is too mean, but because it's basically not mean enough, so be aware of that if you feel compelled to call Ted Cruz to thank him...

So that's the plan: ADOPT-A-SENATOR (or 2 or 3) and BE ABOUT THEM. Research their stances and craft your messaging. Consult this Indivisible list and find who their healthcare-focused staffers are and call/email them:

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/…/impact-of-trumpcare-by-…/

Tell us who you're adopting in the thread below, and why!

SolSun Call for Action for June 20th

Tues June 20, 2017

Slytherin's Silent Senate Subcommittee of Evil (aka Mitch's Marauders) is getting more media attention as their refusal to be public or remote semi-transparent continues, and the pressure must. remain. on. McConnell has said that some version of the bill will be available for his "colleagues" (in quotes b/c this is NOT how you treat actual colleagues) this Thursday.

From the NYT:

"If Republicans do not hold a vote before the Fourth of July, Democrats hope the pressure over the recess will weaken support. Then lawmakers would have just three weeks to pass a Senate bill and work out differences with the House before the planned August recess. The Trump administration also wants Congress to raise the government’s statutory borrowing limit before August, another fight that could collide with the Affordable Care Act repeal...

Republicans, who hold 52 seats in the Senate, are planning to pass their repeal bill using special budget rules that would bypass a Democratic filibuster. But they can afford to lose only two votes, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie, and more than two Republican senators have expressed qualms, from moderates like Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to conservatives like Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah."

On Twitter, @TopherSpiro from the Center for American Progress says he's hearing "No's" from the following Senators: Capito, Collins, Cruz, Lee, Murkowski, Paul, Sasse. Heller, Cassidy, Portman. These could TOTALLY be false flags, and note that they are split into two camps: Too Mean (Murkowski, Collins, Capito) and Not Mean Enough (Paul, Cruz, Lee, Sasse). ALSO NOTE that THREE of the potential NOs are THE THREE FEMALE GOP SENATORS.

TODAYS #1 #ACTION: CONTACT THE THREE GOP WOMEN AND APPEAL TO THEM TO SAY "NO"! If you're not from these states STILL CALL. Find a way to connect yourself to their constituents when you call (does your aunt live in Alaska? do you have friends in Maine? are you generally interested in the survival of other humans in America?) Use whatever knowledge you have about that state, its constituents, and their specific healthcare needs. Appeal to them as humans, as mothers (Capito and Murkowski both have children; Collins does not), as professional women who have been SHUT OUT of decision making by their OWN colleagues.

Lisa Murkowsi (Alaska)
Phone: (202)-224-6665
Fax: (202)-224-5301
https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/contact

Susan Collins (Maine)
Main: (202)224-2523
Fax: (202)224-2693
https://www.collins.senate.gov/

Shelley Capito (W Virginia)
Phone: 202-224-6472
https://www.capito.senate.gov/contact/office-locations

More #ACTIONS if you want!

#ACTION CALL YOUR SENATORS (AGAIN)

If your Senator is GOP: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/…/stop-trumpcare-senate-c…/

If your Senator is Dem: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/…/withholding-consent-fil…/

#ACTION USE THIS HANDY TOOL TO FIND YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS IN THE FOLLOWING 10 STATES, AND ASK *THEM* TO CALL *THEIR* SENATORS: Alaska, Maine, Tennessee, W Virginia, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas

https://indivisiblemoco.org/stoptrumpcaresocial

SolSun Call for Action for June 19th

Mon June 19, 2017

The urgent need for calls/emails/faxes/noise around healthcare absolutely continues for this entire week—PLEASE keep calling Senators! But also—there is devastating violence and toxic masculinity that must be addressed. It's really gutting, and, frankly, hard to confront and process the events of just the past WEEK---the Congressional baseball shooting; the Cosby verdict (or lack thereof); the acquittal of Philando Castille's killer; and now the mowing down of Muslims in London, the murder of a 17-year old Muslim girl in Virginia; and the police murder of a pregnant Black mother in Seattle. Here are two #ACTIONS to take today. Genuine trigger warning: both of these actions concern the brutal death of women of color.

#ACTION FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE SEATTLE POLICE DEPT [from Sahar Azi] On Sunday morning, two officers were dispatched to a burglary call in Seattle. The statement released by Seattle Police and the audio recording of the incident demonstrate that the officers were aware prior to responding that the caller in question had children in the home, and that she had a history with the department demonstrating mental instability. Seattle police confirm, in their statement, "Both officers were equipped with less lethal force options, per department policy. All Seattle police officers receive Crisis Intervention Training." The police can be heard entering the apartment and speaking with the caller. They can then be heard telling her to "get back," as they claim she was wielding a knife. Then, 2 gunshots.

Three children were in the home when both officers fired, shot, and killed their 32 year old mother. These police were trained in methods to safely de-escalate the situation without killing the woman, in front of her children. They had stun guns and non-deadly weapons. They had no reason to murder her.
This is not isolated news. This is not 2 bad cops. This is a culture of violence and no accountability, that allows the officer who murdered Philando Castille to get off with no penalty, that allows police to profile victims until they are no longer seen as human beings.

Charleena Lyles, the victim, was a small-in-stature woman, 3 months pregnant, and shot by the police she had called to help her. Please file a report. Make some noise. Don't let this keep happening.

#ACTION: Fill out an online complaint with the Seattle Police Department office of Accountability. Tell them this is unacceptable, and that the police must be held accountable for their actions. Tell them that training in non-violent crisis intervention is useless if the culture that creates racial and class profiling and no consequences is allowed to continue. Tell them that calling the police to help you SHOULD NOT result in your children watching you get killed. http://www.seattle.gov/…/file-a-complaint-about-the-seattle…

#ACTION SEND A CARD TO THE ADAMS CENTER IN VIRGINIA Early Sunday morning in Sterling, Virginia, a group of Muslim teens were walking from The ADAMS Center mosque (All Dulles Area Muslim Society) toward a shopping center to get food around 3 a.m. They had been attending an all-night prayer session for Ramadan. According to police reports, a man driving a red car got out of his car and confronted the teens, assaulting a 17 year old girl named Nabra Hassanen. Police said her friends ran back to the ADAMS Center to get help; a search was launched, and her remains were found yesterday in a nearby pond.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/02e379ac-5466-11e7-a204-ad…

Police arrested and charged Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, with her murder on Sunday evening, and have announced that the murder will not be investigated as a hate crime (they have not said why). Nevertheless, we know that, according to a May 2017 report by the Council on American-Islamic Affairs (CAIR), there was a "57 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents" from 2015 to 2016, accompanied by "a 44 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes in the same period." The ADAMS community is serving as a center of grieving for the community, and is offering counseling services.

#ACTION Send a postcard to the ADAMS community expressing love, sorrow, solidarity.

ADAMS Center
46903 Sugarland Road
Sterling, Virginia 20164

https://www.adamscenter.org/contact/

SolSun Call for Action for June 16th

une 16, 2017

Healthcare. Still healthcare. Is there a sh*it ton of other nonsense happening?Yup. But the focus remains: HEALTHCARE. Thanks to Rogan's List and Daily Action for some of the language.

#ACTION: CALL YOUR SENATOR

“Reconciliation,” the fast track method for passing Senate legislation, will allow McConnell to ram the Republican version of the health care bill—which even Trump has called “mean”—through the Senate this summer, especially if there is no public outcry: http://www.nbcnews.com/…/senate-s-health-care-bill-remains-…

It is crucial that we lend our voices to the Democrats effort to pass the “No Hearing, No Vote Act” and ensure at least a single committee vote and one hearing on a bill that could decimate our health care.

IF YOUR SENATOR IS A REPUBLICAN:

If you call and get through to the DC office, remember to ask to speak to the legislative assistant whose focus is healthcare. Consult the handy Invisible list: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/…/impact-of-trumpcare-by-…/

"I am calling because I am outraged by Mitch McConnell's plan to ram this mean health care bill through the Senate. Can you please help me understand the following: How much time is Sen _______ willing to give his/her constituents to read and analyze the bill before voting for it? Will s/he commit to one week? Why is s/he going along with Mitch McConnell and not holding public hearings on healthcare? How many human beings is s/he willing to throw off their healthcare coverage in the next ten years? 23 million like the House? Even more or fewer?"

IF YOUR SENATOR IS A DEMOCRAT:

"I am calling to ask Sen _____ to use every single tool at his/her disposal to stop this health care bill in its tracks. Real people's lives are stake and we are relying on YOU to protect them. Can you please tell me what Sen ________ is willing to do to stop the bill?"

#ACTION Want more? Ok! Flood McConnell with calls/emails/faxes denouncing his secret deliberations with his all-male group of 13 Republican colleagues.

Phone: (202) 224-2541
Fax: (202) 224-2499
https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact

#ACTION Want MORE? Ok! Here are the 12 other men making decisions about our LIVES. CALL/FAX/EMAIL/TWEET THEM!

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas
202-224-2934
https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact
@JohnCornyn

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota
 Phone: (202) 224-2321
Fax: (202) 228-5429
@SenJohnThune

Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming
 Main: 202-224-6441
Fax: 202-224-1724
@SenJohnBarrasso

Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
 Phone: (202) 224-4944
Fax: (202) 228-3398
@SenAlexander

Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming
 (202) 224-3424
Fax: (202) 228-0359
@SenatorEnzi

Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah
 Tel: (202) 224-5251
Fax: (202) 224-6331

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas
(202) 224-5922
@SenTedCruz

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah
 202-224-5444
@SenMikeLee

Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas
(202) 224-2353
Fax: (479) 927-1092
@SenTomCotton

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado
P: (202) 224-5941
F: (202) 224-6524
@SenCoryGardner

Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio
202-224-3353

Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania
Phone: (202) 224-4254
Fax: (202) 228-0284
@SenToomey

SolSun Call for Action for June 9th

Fri June 9, 2017

HEALTHCARE!!! HEALTHCARE!!! HEALTHCARE!!!

While we are all focused on Comey's testimony, Mitch McConnell is trying to undermine Americans' healthcare behind closed doors. His intention is to bring a bill directly to the floor without a single public hearing.

McConnell has said that he intends to bring the bill before July 4th and after a meeting yesterday with fellow Republican senators, it seems they are now trying to get this done before the American public can realize it.

[credit to @Daily Action for some text]

#ACTION The Center for American Progress has a GREAT #Trumpcare toolkit—check it out and MAKE SOME CALLS TODAY:

https://www.trumpcaretoolkit.org/

#ACTION If you're on Twitter, HIGHLY recommend following @TopherSpiro who is laser-focused on this crucial issue. Also @BenWikler

#ACTION If any of your Senators are Republicans, *call their offices and demand a public hearing on healthcare.* And if they didn't bother holding a town hall during the last recess, hold them accountable for hiding from you.

"I am calling to demand a public hearing on healthcare. Mitch McConnell is trying to undermine Americans' healthcare behind closed doors. His intention is to bring a bill directly to the floor without a single public hearing is WRONG. The American people deserve a chance to know what is happening to their healthcare."

#ACTION If any of your Senators are Democrats, call/email and ask their offices whether they intend to allow McConnell and the Republicans to get away with this.

"I am grateful that Sen._______ opposes Trumpcare, but I want to know WHAT ELSE s/he is going to do to STOP Mitch McConnell and the Republicans from pushing this deadly bill through the Senate with NO public hearing and NO CBO score. What steps will the Senator take to stand up for the health of America?"

SolSun Call for Action for June 8th

Thurs June 8, 2017

I KNOW WE'RE ALL FOCUSED ON COMEY BUUUUUT HEALTHCARE!!!

While we are all focused on Comey's testimony, Mitch McConnell is trying to undermine Americans' healthcare behind closed doors. His intention is to bring a bill directly to the floor without a single public hearing.

McConnell has said that he intends to bring the bill before July 4th and after a meeting yesterday with fellow Republican senators, it seems they are now trying to get this done before the American public can realize it.

#ACTION The Center for American Progress has a GREAT #Trumpcare toolkit—check it out and MAKE SOME CALLS TODAY:

https://www.trumpcaretoolkit.org/

#ACTION If you're on Twitter, HIGHLY recommend following @TopherSpiro who is laser-focused on this crucial issue

#ACTION If any of your Senators are Republicans, *call their offices and demand a public hearing on healthcare.* And if they didn't bother holding a town hall during the last recess, hold them accountable for hiding from you.

"I am calling to demand a public hearing on healthcare. Mitch McConnell is trying to undermine Americans' healthcare behind closed doors. His intention is to bring a bill directly to the floor without a single public hearing is WRONG. The American people deserve a chance to know what is happening to their healthcare."

#ACTION If any of your Senators are Democrats, call/email and ask their offices whether they intend to allow McConnell and the Republicans to get away with this.

"I am grateful that Sen._______ opposes Trumpcare, but I want to know WHAT ELSE s/he is going to do to STOP Mitch McConnell and the Republicans from pushing this deadly bill through the Senate with NO public hearing and NO CBO score. What steps will the Senator take to stand up for the health of America?"

SolSun Call for Action for June 6th

Tues June 6, 2017

REMINDER that the next SolSun meetings are coming up next SUNDAY JUNE 11th! As usual, not *all* meetings happen on that day due to hosts' schedules, but the majority of them will be on the 11th. The theme for this month is LGBTQ+ rights, and we will also be writing letters to newspapers around the world letting them know that 45 does NOT represent us on climate change (or anything else). Some chapters will also be phonebanking for Jon Ossof, whose election is on June 20th.

So if you're a regular meeting attendee, make sure it's on your calendar, and THANK YOU. And if you're new to SolSun OR have been here a while but haven't made it to a meeting yet...how about this month?! To find a meeting near you, go here: https://www.solidaritysundays.org/get-involved/ and check out the map. You can also email info@solidaritysundays.org.

And guess what? We now have chapters in ALL but NINE states! Wanna know what those 9 are? Maybe you live in one and want to host, or maybe you have friends or family who might want to bring some SolSun love to one of these fine states:

Alabama
Arkansas
Delaware
Nevada
North Dakota
South Dakota
Tennessee
Wyomng
West Virginia

Let us know if you know of a potential SolSun host in these states!

Today's #ACTION:

STOP THE ROLLBACK OF BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE

Since 2011 the ACA has required that female contraception, as a critical preventative service, must be covered by insurers without co-pay. This “contraceptive mandate” has extended affordable birth control to millions of Americans: today 55 million Americans benefit from coverage of preventive services, including birth control, with no out-of-pocket costs, saving Americans billions of dollars per year.

The existing coverage mandate gives exemptions to certain organizations that object to birth control for religious reasons, including houses of worship, certain religiously affiliated hospitals and universities, and ‘closely held’ private companies (recall the ‘Hobby Lobby’ Supreme Court case of 2014). Despite these accommodations, the Trump Administration is pushing further exemptions to the contraceptive mandate. The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing an “Interim Final Rule” entitled “Coverage of Certain Preventative Services under the Affordable Care Act” which goes much further in providing exemptions to the mandate. The draft rule makes the exemption available to *all* employers, including large, publicly-traded, for-profit companies, on the basis of religious beliefs or “moral convictions.” It makes the mandate optional for religiously affiliated organizations, and it creates an exemption for health insurance companies that have religious or moral objections to providing birth control.

This broad expansion of the exemption is in line with the Trump Administration’s record of seeking to roll back women’s healthcare and rights by undermining access to critical, affordable birth control. If this Interim Final Rule is published by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the exemptions will immediately go into effect.

#ACTION CALL the Office of Budget and Management, Mick Mulvaney 202-395-3080

"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m calling from _______
I’d like to leave a message for Director Mulvaney. I’m calling to express my objection to the Interim Rule “Coverage of Certain Preventative Services under the Affordable Care Act.” This broad expansion of exemptions to the contraception mandate will erode access to preventative healthcare for millions of Americans. Any plan to publish this new rule should be abandoned, or at the very least, allow for a period of public comment."

SolSun Call for Action for June 2nd

***SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS WEEKEND PINNED POST***
Fri June 2-Sun June 4 2017

Warning: long post ahead! Because there is SO MUCH to say and SO MUCH to do. If you wanna go right to #ACTIONS, pass up all the blah blah blah and skip to the bottom!

So. I spent yesterday at an incredible, inspiring all-day political event in San Francisco that was jam-packed with badass activists, leaders, artists, thinkers, do-ers, and politicians, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, msnbc's Joy-Ann Reid, Anna Deveare Smith, Gavin Newsom, Indivisible co-founder Leah Greenberg, grabyourwallet.org founder Shannon Coulter, and more more more. It was basically the perfect place to be on the day that 45 decided to give the entire world the middle finger. Right as the official announcement came down I was listening to a conversation between Annie Leonard, ED of Greenpeace, and Gina McCarthy, the fierce hilarious heavily Boston-accented former head of the EPA. They talked about how utterly embarrassing and enraging this decision is—but they also stressed ideas that SO many others talked about, including Sen. Warren:

1. THERE ARE MORE OF US THAN THERE ARE OF THEM (not in Congress—but in this country). Reasonable people ARE in the majority. People of color and progressive whites ARE in the majority. People who believe in climate change and science and justice ARE in the majority. We HAVE the numbers—we need to mobilize and make it happen.

2. ALL POLITICS IS LOCAL—CITIES AND STATES ARE WHERE IT'S AT. This is ESPECIALLY true when it comes to fighting climate change. Gavin Newsom spoke about how California will continue to lead the way. Jerry Brown was on msnbc today, basically smacking down 45 like "pshhh, whatever. I'm going to China to negotiate some real shit."

3. GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY ACTIVISM IS THE ANSWER. AND SPECIFICALLY *WOMEN* DOING GRASSROOTS COMMUNITY ACTIVISM IS THE ANSWER. Over and over the speakers said "Get together with your friends and neighbors! Join a group! Start a group!" I was like "WE ARE!!!"

4. RUN FOR OFFICE, WOMAN! We heard that a lot :)

Yes, pulling out of Paris is DEVASTATING, but they talked about how much is ALREADY happening, and will continue to happen, in the fight against climate change. There was also another sentiment that echoed throughout the day, and I'm seeing this in articles and social media today. And that is: THANK YOU TRUMP. Thank you for being so clearly, utterly, profoundly WRONG, and for ushering in the BIGGEST climate movement we've ever seen. The biggest RESISTANCE movement we've ever seen.

Author and activist Eric Liu talked about how we build citizen power, and how it's not just about "pushing back" against the administration, against the bullshit—it's also about BYPASSING it, working around it in creative and organized ways. It's about proactively creating the progressive world we want to live in.

Elizabeth Warren was practically leaping out her seat as she told us all, over and over, that WE are the solution. Yes, easy for her to say I suppose, but man she FEELS it. Don't stop, she said. Don't give up. You're not in this fight because it's easy. You're in it because you CARE. Because you have HEART. Because you know what is RIGHT.

So let's ACT. Long list here—do what you want, what you can, as long as you DO SOMETHING!

#ACTION CALL/EMAIL/TWEET YOUR MAYOR First, read the
list of Mayors who have signed on to be #ClimateMayors—is your Mayor on here? If YES, call to THANK her and ask: WHAT CAN THE CITIZENS OF YOUR CITY DO NOW?

If you don't see her name, CALL AND ASK WHY.

https://medium.com/…/climate-mayors-commit-to-adopt-honor-a…

#ACTION CALL/EMAIL/TWEET YOUR GOVERNOR The Governors of Washington, California, and NY have announced their intention to start a United State Climate Alliance. If you're from these states, call to THANK them. Otherwise: Call you Governor and ask WHAT he/she is going to do? Will s/he join this alliance? Will s/he issue an executive order or commitment to uphold the Paris Agreement in spite of Trump’s choice to pull out?

http://www.independent.co.uk/…/paris-agreement-donald-trump…

#ACTION Call on companies who are in the WH Strategic + Policy Forum to LEAVE the forum now, like Elon Musk and Disney CEO Bob Iger. Pressuring the business community to take bold stances like this has the potential to send a strong message. Several CEOs have already made statements about the withdrawal, but have not yet committed to leaving the advisory board. Let's put the pressure ON.

"I am calling to ask that the CEO of _______ immediately leave the White House Strategic and Policy Forum, as Elon Musk and Bob Iger have done. Donald Trump has betrayed the world community by pulling out of the Paris Accords. The whole world is watching us right now, and Mr. Trump is clearly in the wrong. Your CEO cannot be an advisor to a man who clearly will not take the advice of scientists, world leaders, and the American people."

https://www.nytimes.com/…/trump-paris-climate-reacts-adviso…

Here are the CEO names, links to their reactions, and Public Relations #s and twitter handles.

PEPSICO (CEO Indra Nooyi)
@PepsiCo
PR: http://www.pepsico.com/Media/media-contacts

-WALMART (CEO Doug McMillon)
@Walmart
 PR: http://corporate.walmart.com/contac…/contact-media-relations

-GE (CEO: Jeff Immelt)
@JeffImmelt
Press contacts: http://www.ge.com/contact/press

Immelt response: http://www.bizjournals.com/…/ge-ceo-disappointed-at-trumps-…

-DELL (CEO: Michael S. Dell)
Dell Global Public Relations
Dave Farmer
Dave.farmer@dell.com
508.293.7206

-GM (CEO: Mary T. Barra)
Tony Cervone
Senior Vice President, Global Communications
Phone 313-667-3437
Mobile 313-920-8175
tony.cervone@gm.com

Barra's response: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/…/while-others-drop-out-after-…/

-JP MORGAN CHASE (CEO: James Dimon)

Global Public Relations: 1-212-270-6000
@jpchase

http://money.cnn.com/…/jamie-dimon-trump-paris-…/index.html…

-INTEL (CEO: Brian Krzanich)
@intel
https://www.intel.com/…/corporate-responsibility-contact-us…

-IBM (CEO: Ginni Rometty)
@ibm
 @ibmpolicy

https://www.ibm.com/…/ibm-statement-on-united-states-withd…/

Rachel Thomas
External Relations, IBM
rachel.r.thomas@ibm.com

#ACTION There are 20 Senators who URGED 45 to leave the Paris Accord—if yours is one of them, CALL AND GET PISSED!

John Barrasso, Wyoming
Roy Blunt, Missouri
John Boozman, Arkansas
Thad Cochran + Roger Wicker, Mississippi
John Cornyn, Texas
Mike Crapo, Idaho
Ted Cruz, Texas
Mike Enzi, Wyoming
Orrin Hatch, Utah
James Inhofe, Oklahoma
Mike Lee, Utah
Mitch McConnell + Rand Paul, Kentucky
David Perdue, Georgia
Jim Risch, Idaho
Pat Roberts, Kansas
Mike Rounds, South Dakota
Tim Scott, South Carolina
Richard Shelby + Luther Strange, Alabama
Thom Tillis, North Carolina

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/…/senators-complicit-with…/

#ACTION BROADCAST YOUR DISSENT. Put a damn sign in your window that says CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL, THE PRESIDENT IS NOT. Post it on FB. Make giant signs and put them around your town.

#ACTION Examine your consumer power. Get thee to https://grabyourwallet.org/

#ACTION Get creative, get hyper-local. What can your household do? What can your school district do? What can your city council do?

#ACTION Give that good green $$$

National Resources Defense Council
https://www.nrdc.org/

NextGen Climate
https://nextgenclimate.org/

Union of Concerned Scientists
http://www.ucsusa.org/

Earthjustice
http://earthjustice.org/

Sierra Club
http://www.sierraclub.org

#ACTION Indivisible has a GREAT Resource guide for this—take some time to read through and get some good facts and stats and insight on all of this madness:

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/…/trump-against-the-planet/

https://www.indivisibleguide.com/…/trump-against-the-planet/

Finally, one more sentiment that was echoed yesterday: It's OK to feel angry. It's OK to feel despair. It's OK to feel totally fucking miserable and pissed and disillusioned. It's OK to GRIEVE. This is not remotely easy. And it is not going to get easier or better, not for some time. We have to take care of ourselves and each other, and remain committed to being good, caring, activated citizens who ARE on the right side of history, and who can make this world better. We have no other choice.

Love + solidarity to you all!

XOXO