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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #750 on: July 03, 2017, 09:47:57 AM »
Clearly we disagree on this, and that's fine because this discussion is off topic anyway. But I do want to point out that our president has in fact garnered influences and building alliances EXACTLY by behaving like a 3 year old. So your logic doesn't hold.

Yes, clearly we disagree on this. Just for sake of curiosity, and if you would not mind indulging me, I do have a question. How far would you be willing to support these types of actions where an individual seeks to influence a representative in a district other than their own?



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« Reply #751 on: July 03, 2017, 10:22:24 AM »
^^^ Please move this into another thread if you want to continue the conversation.

I went to a bunch of stuff last week. Hosted a team meeting and learned about state senate issues, went to a voting rights and electoral reform meeting, went to a broken windows town hall, went to another team meeting, and made sure broken windows is in our list of concerns to de Blasio.

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« Reply #752 on: July 03, 2017, 10:28:59 AM »
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^^^ Please move this into another thread if you want to continue the conversation.

(And I'm a person that would follow it over to it's new location, as I think it's a wonderful topic indeed!)

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« Reply #753 on: July 03, 2017, 10:47:01 AM »
I went ahead and created a sister thread, hoping to keep this one on topic. Small Daily Acts of Political Discussion. Anything that threatens to derail this one, go ahead and put into that one.

Today, thanks to madgeylou bringing it to my attention, I'm going to actually send more correspondence to Cory Gardner's office, asking for a statement about that. It seems to be ignored, and that's not okay to me. I need to do more research on the issue, as it appears the police weren't called by his office, and his aides actually did some cool stuff, but I want details. Also, when I sent him that email I posted earlier, I got a reply. One of the things that I wanted to focus on was that he mentioned "medicaid populations", which created a bit of a disconnect with the fact that people on medicaid are still constituents.
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« Reply #754 on: July 03, 2017, 01:58:15 PM »
I'm on the lazy side.  I generally send money to organizations I support, like the NRA.  Or I'll talk with my local politicians when I see them. 

I'll email or call my congressmen or senators.  Unless I run into them first.

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« Reply #755 on: July 03, 2017, 05:13:54 PM »
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I went ahead and created a sister thread, hoping to keep this one on topic. Small Daily Acts of Political Discussion. Anything that threatens to derail this one, go ahead and put into that one.

Very cool, thanks JR :)

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« Reply #756 on: July 04, 2017, 01:18:10 PM »
I emailed my state election commission to urge them to refuse to turn over voter information.

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« Reply #757 on: July 05, 2017, 11:05:08 AM »
Today, I kept myself informed on the topics and determined not much action was required, just discussions with people, and sharing of information and ideas.

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« Reply #758 on: July 05, 2017, 12:55:06 PM »
This is probably not a small act, but I just ran a nonpartisan voter registration/outreach table for 5 days, with the help of a dozen volunteers.  We didn't end up registering a lot of voters, but at least we got the word out about online registration and off-year voting.  And I learned a lot about voter registration such that I could do it again but better next time.

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« Reply #759 on: July 05, 2017, 01:25:27 PM »
I emailed my state election commission to urge them to refuse to turn over voter information.

I am not of the mind-meld of the rest of you, that anything Trump asks for is bad. Yet, I respect that state and local agencies are trusted with the voter records and election procedures, and
I would like to keep the feds out of it any more than are now in it. Overreach of the feds=not a good thing.

My state is in the "partially comply" group of states. so far we are sending only public record data. I guess this is ok since I take this to mean  data that anyone could request.

So, I sent email to our Secretary of State complimenting him on the policy talk he made in radio in recent weeks, policy about photo ID. I was silent about the rest of it, for the moment anyway. We will see where this goes.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #760 on: July 05, 2017, 06:33:46 PM »
I wrote my State Rep to reject the Illinois budget compromise. I highly doubt it'll do anything. At this point it's just kabuki theater. But worth a shot.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #761 on: July 09, 2017, 09:27:10 PM »
What is the best way to call/email/influence Senators about the potentially upcoming healthcare vote? I could reach out to the office of Thom Tillis/Richard Burr, or just any of the swing state senators. I realize my individual action will make little difference, but I'd at least like to try.

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« Reply #762 on: July 10, 2017, 07:22:11 AM »
What is the best way to call/email/influence Senators about the potentially upcoming healthcare vote? I could reach out to the office of Thom Tillis/Richard Burr, or just any of the swing state senators. I realize my individual action will make little difference, but I'd at least like to try.

You can just call the office and register your opinion.

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« Reply #763 on: July 10, 2017, 07:53:51 AM »
What is the best way to call/email/influence Senators about the potentially upcoming healthcare vote? I could reach out to the office of Thom Tillis/Richard Burr, or just any of the swing state senators. I realize my individual action will make little difference, but I'd at least like to try.

If you're a constituent, call and tell them how you want them to vote. You can add why you think it's bad policy if you want, with a personal story if you have one. If you can't get through, email, and mention the call attempt. Then tweet/FB saying you couldn't get through.

To have a greater influence, round up a couple friends and show up in person. They may not be there, but you can still speak with a staffer. Take pictures regardless of outcome and post in social media about your unresponsive senators.

If you're not a constituent and haven't contributed to their campaigns, they won't care about your call. You could possibly threaten to donate to their opponents or something.

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« Reply #764 on: July 10, 2017, 10:59:18 AM »
Yeah, but what do people mean when they say call? For someone unfamiliar.

I assume when you call these offices they have automated messaging. Perhaps you just navigate through to an admin and then... tell them "Hi. I'm a North Carolina resident, and I want the senator to vote against the new healthcare bill?" Anything else?

I'm a NC resident right now, but in Seattle so can't go into their office. I can call Tillis and Burr's offices, though of course with 10 million constituents my influence will be pretty limited if it's noted at all.

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« Reply #765 on: July 10, 2017, 11:11:05 AM »
I have never had to go through an IVR to talk to someone. Either a person picks up, or I leave a message, or its busy and I never get through. Sometimes I need to try multiple offices before I get through.

And yes, you would say exactly what you wrote. They usually ask for your name and zip code too. You can add whatever personal reasons you have, but it's not necessary. That's most useful if someone has a very compelling story.

Staffers are supposed to tally all calls. Your call will add another notch to the "vote no" column.

Another way to influence senators in other states is to ask anybody you know who lives there to call. You can also call on their behalf if they can't call for whatever reason, if you identify that you're calling for another person.

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« Reply #766 on: July 10, 2017, 12:32:27 PM »
I have never had to go through an IVR to talk to someone. Either a person picks up, or I leave a message, or its busy and I never get through. Sometimes I need to try multiple offices before I get through.

And yes, you would say exactly what you wrote. They usually ask for your name and zip code too. You can add whatever personal reasons you have, but it's not necessary. That's most useful if someone has a very compelling story.

Staffers are supposed to tally all calls. Your call will add another notch to the "vote no" column.

Another way to influence senators in other states is to ask anybody you know who lives there to call. You can also call on their behalf if they can't call for whatever reason, if you identify that you're calling for another person.

Awesome, thanks MJ.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #767 on: July 11, 2017, 10:48:54 AM »
Net Neutrality online protest.

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« Reply #768 on: July 11, 2017, 10:57:24 AM »
Net Neutrality online protest.

https://www.battleforthenet.com/july12/

Is there something I can do as a citizen? Call someone? Online comment? I remember last time the online comments were dismissed by the people that disagreed with them but that won't stop me from commenting again.
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« Reply #769 on: July 11, 2017, 11:13:34 AM »
Here is the response I received. I think I got all the links right.


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Join a protest happening near you on July 12th. We need you to show up and speak out for net neutrality!

If you run a website, display a prominent alert for the day of action using this code . You just need to embed a bit of javascript in the header of your site, and on July 12 your site will invite users to contact the FCC and Congress. You can also use the Cloudflare app or Wordpress plug-in.

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Speak out on social media. Here is some suggested copy you use to spread the word. And be sure to share our awesome graphics to get the word out. You can see a huge folder of them here.
Blog about the day of action. Whether you’re a business or a blogger, tell your followers why net neutrality matters to you, and then send us a link. Feel free to borrow this language .

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #770 on: July 11, 2017, 11:27:47 AM »
Filled out my Rep's highly biased survey to make it clear I do not support the efforts to overturn the Affordable Care Act. I would not have found out about it if it wasn't posted on a Facebook group I follow, because only donors were emailed the link.

Tonight DH and I are going to the local Indivisible meeting and I'll encourage other people to do the same. The guest speaker is talking about immigration issues, so it should be an interesting evening.

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« Reply #771 on: July 11, 2017, 02:20:24 PM »
@Meerkat, @JordanRead, anyone seeking action re net neutrality:

The Federal Communications Commission is requesting comments on its proposed Net Neutrality rule through July 17. 

The proposed rule, entitled "Restoring Internet Freedom" but more precisely called Notice of Proposed Rule Making WC Docket 17-108, is also called for short NPRM 17-108.  Its text is 75 pages long, including remarks by the Commissioners, and may be found at the FCC link below. 

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-60A1_Rcd.pdf

There are several dozen items, starting with what I think is Section III Part A Subpart 1 item 26 on page 9 of the linked pdf, in which FCC offers specific analyses and and requests comments about them.  It seems that FCC's intent is to focus its consideration primarily on specific answers to these requests for comment, and ignore more general remarks that are not worded in response the these comment requests.  To me it appears that the analyses are in themselves designed to support repealing the rules we normally call net neutrality. 

As someone seeking to support net neutrality and oppose the proposed rule, I made a comment that the FCC's analysis in item 29 (III.A.29) was inaccurate, gave examples to support my statement, and offered a different conclusion.  Obviously someone taking the opposite view could comment in support of the FCC's analysis.

Here is a link explaining how to make a comment.  I followed the link in order to make the comment described above.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/27/how-to-comment-on-the-fccs-proposal-to-revoke-net-neutrality/

Here is a link that takes you straight to the FCC's comment page without TechCrunch's explanation.

https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/filings?proceedings_name=17-108

Brief remarks on the rule's construction, and the Commissioners' commentary:

The rule refers frequently to Title II.  I think Title II refers to Title II of the Telecommunications Act, the 1996 law from which FCC derives its ability to regulate telecom services.  At issue is whether broadband internet service, these days the normal internet service at a consumer's house, should be considered a "telecommunications service" or an "information service".  The law treats the two differently.  If I understand correctly, the law expects telecommunications service to be subject to Title II and therefore to be treated as a "common carrier", a term which implies relatively heavy regulation requiring the carrier to treat customers more or less equally.  The law distinguishes that from an information service, which does not need to be so heavily regulated.  Previous rulemaking in 2015 classified internet service providers as telecommunications service.  The current Notice of Proposed Rule Making plans to reclassify them as an information service.

At the end of the NPRM are remarks by the Commissioners themselves.  Dissenting Commissioner Mignon Clyburn's remarks starting on page 62 are one of the most scathing comments about a regulation I've ever seen in a public setting could be viewed as an official analysis opposing the proposed rule.


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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #772 on: July 11, 2017, 07:41:20 PM »
If anyone lives in Chicago or knows people plugged in there, please PM me. I'll be there next week and would like to participate in an in-person action.

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« Reply #773 on: July 12, 2017, 03:52:24 PM »
Called both NC senators! I got IVR's for both: each of them said something to the effect of "Press 1 if you'd like to comment on current legislation and how'd you like the senator to respond; your response will be logged". No idea if they actually log them, but it's something.

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« Reply #774 on: July 14, 2017, 10:17:25 PM »
Called both NC senators! I got IVR's for both: each of them said something to the effect of "Press 1 if you'd like to comment on current legislation and how'd you like the senator to respond; your response will be logged". No idea if they actually log them, but it's something.

Way to go!

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« Reply #775 on: July 20, 2017, 01:22:47 PM »
If you have kids, or just like kids books, check out "A is for Activist", our local library had a copy highlighted. I was skeptical but it was a fun read and nice art. More kids books need to tout democracy and put down authoritarian rule :)

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« Reply #776 on: July 20, 2017, 01:34:33 PM »
If you have kids, or just like kids books, check out "A is for Activist", our local library had a copy highlighted. I was skeptical but it was a fun read and nice art. More kids books need to tout democracy and put down authoritarian rule :)

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Thank you for that! I know (and have marched with) a couple of other toddler moms who would be very interested in that book.
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« Reply #777 on: July 24, 2017, 11:08:35 AM »
Reports are calls in certain states are now favoring repeal. If you know anyone in the states listed at the end of the post, especially Alaska and West Virginia, have them call their senators today! There may be a vote tomorrow.

You may have friends in these states that you don't know about. Find out who you know here: https://www.trumpcareten.org/

That site also has daily call scripts.

SPEAKING OF INDIVISIBLE

They have put out a comprehensive guide around Trumpcare: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/stop-trumpcare/

They are also coordinating with local chapters to have weekly Wednesday calls on the topic.

Specific asks: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/stop-trumpcare-june-action-plan/

For Republican Senators: They need to know that you demand that they vote AGAINST TrumpCare. Voting yes means ripping away health care from millions of Americans. It means voting against the interest of their constituents to give Donald Trump a victory. We have resources on our website specific to your Senators that you should use when communicating with staff.

Ask them to commit to voting against any bill that will result in anyone losing coverage.
Ask them to commit to voting against any bill that does not guarantee people with pre-existing conditions won’t see higher premiums.
Ask them to vote against to any bill that eliminates funding for Medicaid.

For Democratic Senators: Does your Democratic Senator already oppose TrumpCare? Great. Now, what else are they doing to stop the bill from passing? They should be as fired up as you are, they should be doing everything within their power to stop or slow the process in the Senate. Ask them to withhold consent on all Senate business until Republicans agree to hold a public hearing on TrumpCare.

Indivisible groups are going to have an impact because these actions will happen all across the country. It’s important to engage in this plan in every state. That being said, there are a few frontline members that should receive some extra pressure: Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Dean Heller (NV), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Bill Cassidy (LA), Rob Portman (OH), Tom Cotton (AR), Cory Gardner (CO), Jeff Flake (AZ), Pat Toomey (PA) and Dan Sullivan (AK).



If you know anyone in those states above, ask them to call!

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« Reply #778 on: July 25, 2017, 05:03:01 AM »
Faxed two very Republican senators this morning. Used the AARP script with my own addition - they know the AARP has influence here and that members show up at the polls (I'm a member).






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« Reply #779 on: July 25, 2017, 09:34:46 AM »
Called every single one of Cory Gardner's offices today and successfully avoided using foul language or the term "Mitch McConnell's lackey" so am counting that a win. I will do another couple rounds of calls throughout the day.

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« Reply #780 on: July 25, 2017, 10:42:57 AM »
Introduced a friend who works at a high school, to a club of teens at another high school who ran a successful voter registration drive.  Hopefully she can introduce them to kids at her school and another registration drive will result.

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« Reply #781 on: July 25, 2017, 11:06:25 AM »
Faxed my Senators (Resist bot FTW!) on health care - again.

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« Reply #782 on: July 28, 2017, 11:39:51 AM »
I called both my senators to thank them for standing against ACA repeal. However your senators voted, call them today to express your opinion! This still matters, since the healthcare debate isn't going away.

It took me literally less than five minutes to make both calls. I find it easier and faster than using resist bot.

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« Reply #783 on: July 28, 2017, 05:50:59 PM »
I emailed my 2 Democrat senators from Michigan and thanked them for sticking together to not dismantle the ACA.

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« Reply #784 on: August 01, 2017, 02:12:00 PM »
Donated to "Terminate Gerrymandering" campaign, where the lawsuit is taking gerrymandering to the Supreme Court. 

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/25/the-governator-wants-to-terminate-gerrymandering-215416

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« Reply #785 on: August 16, 2017, 09:27:42 AM »
Faxed my representatives (Republican congressman, democrat senators) about violence this weekend and Trump's response or lack there of.
Made clear that I found the violence sickening and the lack of condemnation of white supremacists as equally sickening. Requested strong public response and censure of the president if needed. Stated in my fax that I could in no way support politicians who seem even remotely allied with an administration that I am finding morally repugnant.

While I was at it, threw in a few faxes to my previous reps (all republicans) since moving around so much. Same sentiments as above. Pointed out that last time I wrote them was about travel ban that I thought was misguided and poorly implemented, and this seems to be continuing pattern of pandering to abhorrent part of base. Made similar comments about looking to them for leadership and not being able to supports representatives in future if they do not stand up to administration.
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« Reply #786 on: August 22, 2017, 11:00:51 AM »
Decided that I will become a citizen despite the fact I feel less "American" each passing day.

At least I will have a vote and smart people with votes seem to be sorely lacking!

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« Reply #787 on: August 22, 2017, 12:20:59 PM »
Congrats on your decision! Hope it goes without a hitch and you can formally join the nation with the most Super Bowl wins. :)

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« Reply #788 on: August 22, 2017, 01:59:48 PM »
Cool!!!

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« Reply #789 on: August 22, 2017, 02:18:47 PM »
Decided that I will become a citizen despite the fact I feel less "American" each passing day.

At least I will have a vote and smart people with votes seem to be sorely lacking!

Yesss! Help turn Florida blue!

Faxed my representatives (Republican congressman, democrat senators) about violence this weekend and Trump's response or lack there of.
Made clear that I found the violence sickening and the lack of condemnation of white supremacists as equally sickening. Requested strong public response and censure of the president if needed. Stated in my fax that I could in no way support politicians who seem even remotely allied with an administration that I am finding morally repugnant.

While I was at it, threw in a few faxes to my previous reps (all republicans) since moving around so much. Same sentiments as above. Pointed out that last time I wrote them was about travel ban that I thought was misguided and poorly implemented, and this seems to be continuing pattern of pandering to abhorrent part of base. Made similar comments about looking to them for leadership and not being able to supports representatives in future if they do not stand up to administration.

Way to go!

I called my rep yesterday about supporting the house res to censure Trump over his remarks. They're Dem, so I asked them to cosponsor.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #790 on: August 25, 2017, 08:39:02 AM »
Congrats on your decision! Hope it goes without a hitch and you can formally join the nation with the most Super Bowl wins. :)

Yes and I can root for the "World champions" as it was described to me.. But hang on.. How are they "world champions" when only one country plays American football?

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #791 on: August 25, 2017, 08:43:23 AM »
Congrats on your decision! Hope it goes without a hitch and you can formally join the nation with the most Super Bowl wins. :)

Yes and I can root for the "World champions" as it was described to me.. But hang on.. How are they "world champions" when only one country plays American football?

Yup. Almost the same as with the World Series of baseball. At least there's one Canadian team in there...
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #792 on: August 25, 2017, 09:19:24 AM »
Congrats on your decision! Hope it goes without a hitch and you can formally join the nation with the most Super Bowl wins. :)

Yes and I can root for the "World champions" as it was described to me.. But hang on.. How are they "world champions" when only one country plays American football?

Yup. Almost the same as with the World Series of baseball. At least there's one Canadian team in there...

Hey, Japan plays baseball too! They just, for some reason, don't get invited to the World Series....

ExFB - So glad you've decided to join us! We could definitely use more level heads. :)

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #793 on: August 25, 2017, 11:35:08 PM »
Other thoughts, we have a pot of money allocated specifically to charitable donations. ACLU is moving up the list probably. This falls into analysis paralysis a lot.

Going to a wedding and didn't know what to get as a gift, so made a donation to the ACLU in their name. Better late than never

(Within one year, making the news for fighting Muslim ban and for defending white supremacists speech rights... if you are pissing off everyone, you are doing something right)
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #794 on: August 26, 2017, 09:48:47 AM »
Below is a link to a petition to impeach the president. 

http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/7003/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=24010

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #795 on: August 26, 2017, 10:13:01 AM »
Time Sensitive Action for New Yorkers

New Yorkers, join us to protect the Hudson! The Hudson River is one of New York State’s greatest natural resources, and if we don’t speak up now, a healthy and clean Hudson may fall out of reach. The Hudson River Superfund cleanup has not done the job it was meant to do—secure the health of the river, its wildlife and the people living along it. Yet the EPA under the Trump administration is hell-bent on letting GE off the hook for the accelerated clean-up.

But it’s not too late. YOU have the opportunity to weigh in - your comments are needed! NY Indivisible has organized a campaign for comments to get the word out before the September 1st Deadline (and it comes with a prize!). Here’s how to help:

1) Submit your comment (there is a prefilled comment that you can personalize if desired) and confirm back here. http://www.scenichudson.org/pcbs
2) Share the link for comments with friends and family and ask them to commit and confirm their comments as well.

This is a big opportunity to send a clear message that New York stands united against dirty politics, dirtying our planet. Let’s do this!

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #796 on: August 28, 2017, 07:40:56 AM »
Done and shared, MJ!  Thanks for the heads-up.

Haven't posted much as I've been on vacation. But one thing I did before vacation was distribute packets of postcards to friends.  The task was to write reminders to registered voters, to vote in the upcoming local elections. We suggest that they vote against our Trump ally incumbent, who is a corrupt opportunist who has left our county budget and assets much worse off than they began. He avoided raising taxes, but he didn't do this the smart way by removing inefficiencies, nor did he do it the honest way by cutting services. No, he did it the dumb way by borrowing money at interest, selling off county assets (at an up-front profit, but a loss in the 10 year window), and neglecting maintenance. Furthermore he wants to have it both ways with respect to immigrants (who make up a sizable and productive proportion of residents in this area) and the environment, unlike some local moderate Republicans who have taken brave stands to protect human rights of all residents.

Each person agreed to hand-write 25 postcards, which comes out to about an 1.25 hours of work at most. We provided short scripts for them to copy over, though they were free to adapt the message.  An easy but effective action for some of the shyer and busier folks. 

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #797 on: August 29, 2017, 08:17:46 PM »
Can I just say how much I love this thread.

 Almost as much as we all no doubt love MJ..:)

I'm not moving to Florida though..;)

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #798 on: August 30, 2017, 03:34:44 PM »
Can I just say how much I love this thread.

 Almost as much as we all no doubt love MJ..:)

I'm not moving to Florida though..;)

OH THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE NOT UNLEASH HELL. Whoops.

Awesome Poundwise!

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #799 on: August 30, 2017, 03:42:33 PM »
Can I just say how much I love this thread.

 Almost as much as we all no doubt love MJ..:)

I'm not moving to Florida though..;)

OH THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE NOT UNLEASH HELL. Whoops.

Awesome Poundwise!

I think forgetting your name when I met you was a bigger source of embarrassment..;)