Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jennye Garibaldi, one of our core SolSun crew members! We love you Jennye!
And now, onto actions for the WOMEN'S MARCH! Today (and this whole week) we focus on PREPARING and SPREADING THE WORD. (And, ugh, yes, we also still focus on the Cabinet Of Horrors hearings)
1. WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF YOUR LOCAL PAPER explaining WHY you're attending a Women's March. This may sound intimidating/weird/old fashioned, but it's one of many ways to get the word out and get people talking and thinking about these marches. Letters can & should be short and simple—nothing fancy needed. You can go to the website of your local paper and find the info for how to submit a letter (it's almost always an email)
Here's a basic template to work from:
"On Saturday Jan 21, 2017, I will be one of hundreds of thousands of people attending a Women's March. I will march in _[city]_, and will be joined by __[my mom/children/co-workers/etc]_ Almost 400 marches will be held in all 50 states, and 30 countries, as a show of unity and resistance to the misogyny, racism, and intolerance that the Trump campaign and election have engendered. I am marching because ___[your personal reasons for marching]___We will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world, that women's rights are human rights. I urge all in this community who care about social justice and equal rights to come out and join me in this peaceful, family-friendly action."
2. ASK EVERYONE YOU KNOW IF THEY'RE PLANNING TO MARCH. Make "Hey are you going to the Women's March?" your question of the day. Post about it on social media, text friends and ask if they're going. Ask your gym buddies, ask fellow parents during school drop-off, ask your neighbors. Make a goal to convince at least one person to go! Share the website so that people can find a march near them!
Sooo...wanna make more phonecalls?! Cool.
3. CALL MARCO RUBIO AND TELL HIM TO VOTE AGAINST TILLERSON! There are reports that Rubio is "undecided" on his Tillerson vote. Give him a call and tell him to vote NO.
"Hi I am calling to urge Sen. Rubio to stand firm and vote AGAINST Rex Tillerson's confirmation. I applaud the Senator's strong line of questioning during the hearings, and encourage him to demonstrate true leadership by opposing this dangerous appointment."
4. Hearings for DeVos (Education), Pruitt (EPA), and Mnuchin (Treasury) happen on Wednesday. Calls can still be made re: Sessions and Tillerson, as those committees haven't officially voted yet, but if you've done those calls focus on THESE NEW ONES. Updated infoscript is attached!