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  1. Continued from here: “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” -Mitch McConnell (By the way, I totally bought the t-shirt.)
  2. Alright, Updated list (that will expand and grow) of resources we have talked about in the What Now? thread. If you have something to add, please reply below, but let's try to keep discussion in the other thread. I'll keep editing useful information into this post as we go along. Contact your representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ (House of Representatives) http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?OrderBy=state (Senate) State level: https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/ (Or try the facebook page “Call your reps”) U.S. Senators on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gov/lists/us-senate?lang=en White House Press Contacts on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kellyfincham/lists/white-house-corrs C-SPAN Lists of Twitters for Congressional Committees, Congress Members, Governors, etc.: https://twitter.com/cspan/lists Faxing Documents to Senators: https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php Faxing Documents to Congress: https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php What's coming down the legislative pipe: https://www.govtrack.us/ To find your local democraty party information: https://www.democrats.org/ If you believe your state is promoting unconstitutional legislation or if your rights have been violated, contact your chapter of the ACLU for assistance: https://www.aclu.org/about/affiliates Organisations doing good things that deserve our help / money: Civil rights: - The ACLU: https://www.aclu.org - The Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/ -League of Women Voters: http://lwv.org/ Reproductive Rights: - Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/get-involved - The Center for Reproductive Rights: https://www.reproductiverights.org/ LBGT Rights: - The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorprojecorg/ Immigrant and minority rights: - Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): https://www.cair.com/about-us.html - The Anti-Defamation League: http://www.adl.org/ - The Human Rights Campaign: http://www.hrc.org/ - The National Immigration Law Center: https://www.nilc.org/ -United we dream: http://unitedwedream.org/ Disability rights: - https://dredf.org/ Environmental resources: - The Environmental Defense Fund: https://www.edft.org/ - Natural Resources Defense Council: https://www.nrdc.org/ - Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/ Other resources: Progressive scripts: -This is NC specific, but adaptable: https://progressivenationwnc.org/causes/ -This is ‘dad’ specific, but adaptable: http://www.scarymommy.com/what-i-need-to-tell-my-father-in-the-wake-of-the-election/ Show me the money! (boycotts and stellar company information): -List of all retailers that do business with Trump (#grabyourwallet) https://grabyourwallet.org/ -Businesses that have vowed to reduce carbon emissions regardless of politics: http://www.lowcarbonusa.org/ -Businesses that advertise on (or have ceased advertising on) breitbart (#Sleepinggiants): https://www.facebook.com/slpnggiants/ Other resources: Weekly Call To Action: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true# It has a few tabs. The first is scripts of what you can say. The second is Party Leadership Info. The third and fourth is all incumbents. The fifth is some extra tips. How to talk to your loved ones who voted for Trump: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nLEwmBR_ckC3DaDyLV2IKHAPE_dRGnzomGiTImr-eAI/edit It is open for anyone to suggest a change, but if you don't want to see all the suggested changes, you can click from "Suggesting" in the right hand side/corner to "Viewing." " Indivisible - A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda" https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DzOz3Y6D8g_MNXHNMJYAz1b41_cn535aU5UsN7Lj8X8/mobilebasic -The Sunlight FOundation is about transparency in government: https://sunlightfoundation.com/ -12 ways to disrupt Trump’s first 100 days: http://www.salon.com/2017/01/09/robert-reich-12-ways-to-disrupt-donald-trumps-first-100-days-as-president_partner/ -List of social justice resources: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/19/1601992/-Social-Justice-Resource-List-What-You-Can-Do-NOW-For-Yourself-and-Your-Family How to get a congressperson’s attention: Video: -I just got off the phone with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) - (202-512-5500) in support of Senator Warren's request to audit the President Elect's finances for conflicts of interest. I asked the person who answered what the most effective way to be sure my support counted. She said to email a new address set up specifically for this issue, as well as the two administrators. Their names are: Katherine Siggerud -email: [email protected] And Timothy Minelli -email: [email protected] As well as: [email protected] Suggested text of the emails is one sentence, though you can add or edit as you see fit: "I'm writing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren's request for an audit of our incoming President Elect's finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence." Information on the Women's March: Official site: https://www.womensmarch.com/ http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/16/politics/womens-march-on-washington-need-to-know/
  3. I thought it would be a good idea to have a place to keep track of all the legislation going through Congress. I know many of us are busy and there is so many ridiculous distractions such as #alternativefacts and tweets from Cheeto. It makes it easy for the Republican majority to try to pass legislation without anyone noticing. It does not take long to call a Representative or a Senator. I have mine saved on my contact list. My hope is that we could keep a running list of issues and current legislation that we can contact our Representatives and Senators about and keep the fight going over the next four years. We can also try to provide links for Congress voted so that we can send them thank you emails or letters. Phone calls and going to town halls are the most effective ways to influence your Representative. Emails are not likely to be read. https://qz.com/836737/fomer-congressional-staffer-twitter-tips-on-how-to-get-congress-to-listen-to-you-went-viral/ Here is a link to find your Representative: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ Here is a list of contact information for the current Senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
  4. I wanted to start a new thread to talk about the positive signs that people are fighting against Trump's Fascist agenda. I know a lot of people are feeling hopeless right now, but we are not hopeless. There are 3 million more Clinton supporters than Trump supporters, and we can and must fight. I have no hope that Trump and his ilk won't try to destroy our country, but I have huge amounts of hope that there is an active and vital resistance organizing all around us. There are signs of hope everywhere. http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/16/1611812/-Microsoft-We-wouldn-t-do-any-work-to-build-a-registry-of-Muslim-Americans There was an interesting comment that someone left in response to that article: I hope they stick to their guns. And I hope other companies follow. Also, there is a pledge that's being signed by people in the tech industry to refuse to help with a registry: http://neveragain.tech/ California Governor Jerry Brown Blasts Trump's proposed attack on climate change: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jerry-brown-donald-trump-climate-change_us_5851a720e4b0ee009eb52598
  5. I just wanted to have a thread for this classy lady. Tonight we learned about the Bowling Green Massacre. I just want to leave my condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy. I'm really hoping to hear from Fredrick Douglass regarding this event.
  6. I thought I would start a thread where we could talk about things going on at the state level. This article is about Hawaii, but if you have anything you want to talk about that's happening in the senate in other states, please add. A Republican rep from Hawaii is leaving the Republican party: http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/02/01/breaking-news/hawaii-rep-beth-fukumoto-leaving-the-republican-party/
  7. So much is going on with the Executive Departments right now that I thought a separate thread was appropriate. To start things off, here's an article about how the State Department's current silence is damaging to the US: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/21/politics/state-department-tillerson-press-silence/index.html The article goes on to say that: It just goes to show that they don't know what the hell they're doing in the WH.
  8. So, I wanted to start a new thread since I found this from last summer prior to the election. It has to do with charter school and since DeVos is a big proponent I figured we should cover it. I'll add more videos of older stuff as I watch them. Or if anyone else has great charter school or other topical coverage that doesn't really belong elsewhere you can put it here.
  9. Another Republican says what they're thinking https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/02/14/oklahoma-bill-would-require-father-of-fetus-to-approve-abortion Hey, Humphrey, fuck you! What's next you piece of shit? Women having to get permission to leave the house? To drive?
  10. Speculation Mark Zuckerberg wants to run for presidency reaches fever pitch after 5500 word letter on globalisation. Since january there have been rumours that Mark Zuckerberg might want to run for presidency on various news outlets, of which the link above is but the latest. Now, although I'm not too sure about the veracity of these speculations, I'd like to find out what you think of the idea, if it were true.
  11. Continued from here: But at least we have new emoticons, so that's cool, I guess? Sorry, but I couldn't get the hand basket one to work.
  12. Hopefully most of us are getting past the mourning stage (though I admit to crying again when I saw a picture of The Orange Dick in the Oval Office), and moving into anger. I know I am, so the question is, "What now?" I feel like all sane people need to DO something, because if we don't, clearly the bigots will. Ideas? I've already sent a message to my new Senator encouraging her to be a roadblock to evil things that he might do (by the way /profile/18856-velocirapture/" rel="">@VelociRapture I used your template as a start. You rule )
  13. I was wondering what sort of news about the UK you guys accross the pond are getting. It might be interesting to know, given that over here we've all been watching what's going on with the mouldy wotsit that is Trump but we're also trying to deal with our esteemed leaders' plan to turn us into a tax haven for their super rich buddies. I'm interested to know how the American news reports on the UK and what people think, for instance, of the horrible fact that Theresa May seems to be cosying up to Trump. Any thoughts guys?
  14. A bit of good news out of North Carolina... nytimes.com/2016/12/05/us/north-carolina-governor.html?_r=0 Now go home and get your fucking shine box McCrory.
  15. Why does my state have to be filled with so many politicians who are total assholes: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lawmaker-to-propose-total-abortion-ban-in-indiana/article_bf971c44-ddda-5af3-b5b3-0aa633c8a705.html That asshole even wants to ban abortion in cases of rape and when the mother's life is in danger, and he wants to prosecute women if they have an abortion to save their own lives. I'm so angry I can't even see straight right now. This fucker thinks he gets to force women to die for his beliefs and if we're not willing to die like good little incubators then we get sent to jail. FUCK YOU Curt Nisly. It's only been a week since the election and the right-wingers are already emboldened to ramp up their war on women. FUCK YOU, Curt Nisly.
  16. "Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right, and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good and kind and brave because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort." - Albus Dumbledore continued from here:
  17. The National Partnership for Women & Families just released this video to advocate for paid family leave, and it's fantastic:
  18. Read the full story here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/02/03/the-usda-abruptly-removes-animal-welfare-information-from-its-website/?utm_term=.5110f2b2e18c As an animal lover this is very upsetting to me and I want to take steps to fight back, but I'm not sure what to do first.
  19. Does anyone remember former Idaho Senator Larry Craig? He resigned his position after his conviction for lewd conduct in a men's restroom in the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport became public. (No! He wasn't signalling anything! He just had "a wide stance" in the restroom!) Wikipedia seems to have a good summary of the scandal. Or if you prefer original sources, CNN has a transcript of his police interview after he was arrested. Anyway, he is apparently ready to talk to an Idaho television station, 10 years later. I found the announcement on their Twitter feed. https://mobile.twitter.com/idahoonyourside?lang=en It was posted 18 hours ago and it looked like this: (Sorry. I'm not on Twitter and I don't know how to link to it directly.) I wonder what he has to say? Or maybe it will just be a puff piece, with no hard questions asked? Hmmm....
  20. I'm too angry to come up with anything pithy to say, so continued from here: Fuck this administration and remember: THIS IS NOT FUCKING NORMAL!
  21. I am assuming that Obamacare is going to be done away with early next year. What are the implications going to be? I know health care costs are currently out of control. It has caused a lot of difficulties for us and now I am worried that we are going to be hurt even more. I am now stressed about what repealing Obamacare means for me. I have preexisting conditions. I am high risk for developing certain cancers. I wasn't worried before because it would be caught early or prevented if I can receive proper medical care. Now I don't know. I had genetic testing done and was informed that I would not need to worry about preexisting conditions. I'm scared.
  22. I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah I thought this was a really interesting break down of political views in fundamentalist culture. It definitely opened my eyes to some of their skewed reasoning.
  23. A twitter page called Sleeping Giant was started after the election. The purpose of the twitter page (they have a facebook page now too) is to inform companies that their ads are appearing on Breitbart (a far-right website run by Steve Bannon that tries to pass itself off as a news site but is really a hate site) and ask them to stop advertising: https://twitter.com/slpng_giants/ So far they have successfully persuaded over 30 companies to stop advertising, including Kelloggs, which issued this statement on the matter: http://www.thewrap.com/kelloggs-pulls-advertising-breitbart-citing-company-values/ Last night Breibart responded: http://www.wnem.com/story/33818332/kellogg-pulls-ads-from-breitbart-over-company-values The far-right's penchant for referring to everyone who stands up to them as "censorship" is sickening. Not to mention melodramatic, especially in light of their desire to trample all over the First Amendment. And today, they've taken it a step further. They've now declared war on the advertisers who are pulling their ads from the site: http://www.rawstory.com/2016/11/breitbart-and-its-new-conservative-allies-declares-war-after-kellogg-pulls-ads-from-website/ Let me see if I have this straight. If advertisers boycott Breitbart it's "un-American" and "economic censorship," but if they boycott those companies back then it's totally okay and acceptable. Wow, Breibart is really flying their hypocrite flag proudly. Good luck with your boycott far-right Republicans. I hope it's as successful as your Target, Starbucks and Hamilton boycotts - I hope you enjoy explaining to your kids that they can't have their Frosted Flakes anymore because "standing up for hate is important." I don't know about the rest of you, but I suddenly have the strongest craving for Froot Loops!
  24. I feel like we need this thread. These memes have been giving me life! I'll start with some:
  25. Another wide-stanced GOP fool in action rawstory.com/2016/07/antigay-nebraska-republican-urged-to-resign-over-sex-video-of-himself-on-state-computer/