***SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS DAILY ACTIONS***
Tues, March 28, 2017
A few items:
*Want some numbers on how many calls Reps got about the ACA? Check this:
*45 is set to release his next stupid BS Executive Order today, rolling back the Clean Power Plan. We'll act on that tomorrow. Ugh.
*Love + respect to all the brave young people who joined the protests in Russia—reports are that 700 have been arrested in the largest public anti-Putin protests Russia has seen since 2012. Def a story to follow.
In STATE news...
*On Wed 3/15, the Nevada State Legislature ratified the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)...35 years after the deadline. The chief sponsor was Rep. Pat Spearman, a former Army lieutenant colonel and one of two openly gay senators in the Legislature. Why is this significant? Because the ERA remains just three states shorts of becoming a constitutional amendment that "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." Now that Nevada has made this move, the door is open for states like Virginia and Illinois, who have both come close to ratification.
*The Maryland Legislature has voted to BAN FRACKING, and the bill is headed to the Gov, who's promised to sign it
And HEY! Speaking of states, that leads to our first #ACTION...
1) "AS WE WORK TO BLOCK TRUMP'S AGENDA IN CONGRESS, HIS AGENDA IS ALREADY BEING IMPLEMENTED IN MANY STATES."
Boom. That is some TRUTH. How to see all that pending legislation?! BEHOLD: www.ourstates.org! This interactive map is the best tool I've seen to quickly and clearly track legislation on a state-by-state basis. It just launched yesterday from the folks behind Stay Woke, who also brought us The Resistance Manual, which we've posted about several times before. If you haven't checked it out already, it's a must.
Your first #ACTION today is to explore your own state on the OurStates map. What legislation is happening in your state? Anything you think your SolSun chapter should address? Anything you want to take action on?
2) YOUR GORSUCH CALL:
Keepin' this script simple:
#ACTION CALL YOUR SENATORS:
IF GOP SENATOR, OPPOSE THE USE OF THE NUCLUER OPTION:
"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I'm calling to express my strong opposition to the use of the nuclear option to confirm Neil Gorsuch. It would set a dangerous precedent to remove the requirement for bipartisanship from Supreme Court confirmations."
IF DEM SENATOR:
"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I’m calling to express my opposition to the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. President Trump is currently under FBI investigation for his ties to Russia and must not be allowed to appoint a justice given the unresolved questions about his presidency's legitimacy."
3) YOUR #RUSSIAGATE-related CALL:
Yesterday we saw lots of high-level calls for Devin Nunes to recuse himself (from Nancy Pelosi, Schumer, Adam Schiff), in the wake of reports that he was AT THE WHITE HOUSE getting his top-secret intel the DAY BEFORE he held the press conference saying he needed to rush to the White House to share the top secret intel with the President. No one seems able to explain what the hell is going on with this dude, and this story, but CLEARLY he is not fit to lead the investigation.
#ACTION: Call your HOUSE REP
"Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP]. I'm calling to demand that Devin Nunes step down from his chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee. Nunes has repeatedly demonstrated that he is more committed to partisan politics than to investigating potential threats to our democracy, including the Trump adminstration's potential ties to Russia."