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  1. 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/
  2. 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.
  3. The ever expanding interconnecting web of Russian ties to the current administration and the GOP is so intricate that I thought it would be a good idea to start a separate thread where we can try and keep track of all the connections as we become aware of them. To start things off, here's an AP news video posted on Paul Manafort and his connections to Russia via the Bank of Cyprus: https://www.apnews.com/0ba225b500024057aa80fd9959462d8e/US-Probing-Offshore-Bank-Activity-of-Manafort?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP The Bank of Cyprus, of which Wilbur Ross (current secretary of commerce) was a vice-chairman, remember? The Bank of Cyprus, which is partly owned by Putin, and whose chairman Josef Ackermann (recruited as such by Ross) was formerly chief executive of Deutsche Bank (accused of money-laundering for the Russians). The very same Deutsche Bank, to whom the Tangerine Toddler owes hundreds of millions of dollars (according to the Guardian). Here's a link to a Politico article with all the parasitic presidunce's ties to Russia in 7 charts: http://www.politico.eu/article/all-of-trumps-russia-ties-in-7-charts/ Note that these charts were last updated on the 15th, so the latest connections aren't included yet.
  4. 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/
  5. 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/
  6. I feel like we need this thread. These memes have been giving me life! I'll start with some:
  7. Some good news out of Hawaii; nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/hawaii-republican-leader-rep-beth-fukumoto-officially-resigns-gop-n737341
  8. Another asshole Republican from Oklahoma living down to the party's reputation rawstory.com/2017/03/watch-oklahoma-state-rep-says-rape-and-incest-are-the-will-of-god-in-abortion-bill-hearing/#.WNMse1MLFcs.twitter
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Just saw this most excellent Tweet on the Twitters...
  13. Continued from here: Remember, THIS IS NOT NORMAL!
  14. Since Mike Pence has his own controversies swirling around him, I thought I would start a thread for the slimy, hypocritical weasel: Pence insists that his email scandal is totally different from Hillary's: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/pence-says-his-private-email-use-was-not-the-same-as-clintons/ I hate that man so much. What a sleazebag.
  15. I haven't found any topic about this series, so I start a new one. I have to confess I've only watched 3 seasons. I'm waiting for Netflix Spain to air the 4th one. In my opinion, season 1 was thrilling and absolutely cinical and kept me hooked on. There were very well constructed characters, an interesting story and black humour. Season 2 was more focused in politics, maybe less thrilling. Season 3 is very dark, shows politics in a deeper way and I love how the screenwriters play with the psyche of the main characters. I found season 1 brilliant and season 3 also brilliant but in a more dramatic way.
  16. I'm starting this new topic because Wikileaks has just released thousands of CIA documents, and is promising more. As it concerns the US Intelligence community, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss it here. Here are two articles about it: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39193008?ocid=socialflow_twitter and http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/wikileaks-releases-thousands-of-cia-documents-showing-hacking-capacity-and-how-phones-are-being-targeted/news-story/15b2a399e2a7f65b89acc3b08d9707e9
  17. 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.
  18. And in Waverly, Iowa a city councilman is taking a page from the Lord Dampnuts playbook and getting all stupid; If I lived in Waverly first thing I would have done upon reading this was to do a 180 with my own flag just to show support for Prof. Billet and as a way of telling this Lord Dampnuts groupie to fornicate himself.
  19. Then this happened in Oklahoma; kfor.com/2017/03/03/do-you-beat-your-wife-oklahoma-lawmaker-asked-muslim-students-to-answer-questions-before-meeting/ Fornicate you Bennett.
  20. 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.
  21. One thing everyone, regardless of political views, can agree on is that the United States is a divided nation. At least I hope we can agree on that one fact because there is little else that we do agree on. This country has lost its shared identity. And that worries me. To quote Lincoln, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” We are no longer capable of having an open and honest debate in this country. I see people on both sides of the debate who have lost all respect for the people who disagree with them. I have a friend who had to block a Trump supporting in-law on Facebook during the campaign; he was so incapable of letting go that after she blocked him, he would take other relatives phones so he could continue posting nasty stuff including threats using their logins. But I’ve also seen people here and elsewhere posting that they don’t have any empathy or sympathy for Trump supporters who are hurt by his policies. My questions are: How do we go about bridging this divide? How do we start a dialog of healing? Can we rediscover a common identity as Americans? I know that many Democrats currently have their hopes pinned on Trump supporters getting buyer’s remorse. But will that be enough? Many Trump supporters felt excluded by the traditional political system, that’s why they supported him in the first place. I don’t think the Democrats will automatically succeed in 2018 unless they try to reach out, understand where those Trump supporters were coming from and try to address their concerns. Below are two articles about looking at Trump from various perspectives. I think the Michigan Divided series (which is ongoing) will be really interesting to see how it plays out. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38996293 http://www.bridgemi.com/special-reports/michigan-divided
  22. 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.)
  23. As I'm sure you all know already, the Republicans are in a never-ending war to make it harder for anyone who isn't a white, Christian Republican to vote. But even though this is public knowledge, it still startles me by how brazen they are about it. I've read three articles today alone about how little the Republicans care about the will of the people. 1. Fox News basically admitted recently that they can't win elections without gerrymandering. http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/26/1637882/-Fox-N-ws-admits-to-Republican-gerrymandering 2. State GOP Chair opposes bill making it easier to vote: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/montana-mail-in-ballots_us_58b0549de4b0780bac289c5d?7cfkddpdmdv7k3xr& 3. This article is a voting rights round-up that covers several states: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/2/24/1636656/-Voting-Rights-Roundup-North-Carolina-Republicans-plot-even-more-new-ways-to-rig-elections