First off, good news! The ACLU netted $24M this weekend, more than 6 times their yearly average.
They’re going to need it…
Want to do something this morning? Call the nice people at Your Senators office! (google your senator's name, you'll get a link to the US senate with ALL the numbers)
Here’s what I said:
Here’s my name XXX and I am a [mystate] voter. (nb- please include that bit, one of my senators has been quoted in the past week as saying that his office has received lots of calls from out-of-state-voters, which is BS). I’ve got three separate items here, are you the right person to talk with?
1. Thanks to the senator for speaking out against the horrible executive order over the weekend. (I looked to find what he said)
Religious persecution is NOT a MyState value, this order is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause of the Constitution (FYI, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…) , and we expect Senator MySenator to join a bipartisan effort to reverse this order as quickly as possible.
2. The Senator needs to do whatever he possibly can to get Steve Bannon OFF the National Security Council and get the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff back on. The NSC should be an informed group making recommendations based on actual facts and information, not whatever neo-Nazi conspiracy theory Steve Bannon believes today.
3. Another MyState value is preserving the environment: Rick Perry, Scott Pruit, and Ryan Zinke all have enormous ethical conflicts of interest that should exclude them from serving in the posts for which they’ve been proposed. Please vote against these jokers! Pruit, in particular, has multiple lawsuits active against the EPA: whatever we think about the agency, we all want our children to have clean water to drink, clean air to breathe, and wild spaces to explore. Please vote against these nominees!
4. I didn’t even get to Betsy DeVos, because I’ve already left a message about her. Blech!