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Jun
23
to Jul 7

June 23rd - July 7th

Action 1: Fight for the re-unification of migrant families

Listing of immigrant child detention centers, by statehttps://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fpc2a.info%2FListingImmigrantChildDetentionFacilities&h=AT0WMWQjMXJx31UzZsEa7IeJaZtPPvzX_8uU94-7ZChXcY5vgMJ5iKW8V6MEGCRhUjwMAzufRHNTXY7J7P4sZDp1w9KK9mSrcjXf2O7_rYk2zG9nsaM

Immigration Resources: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1onS-oiXj20IYTeaKNtan_4SB7ccv3Ypg5efqBRIkUgg/htmlview

Map of where migrant children are being held across the country: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/21/us/where-are-the-border-children.html?smid=tw-share

Keep Families Together Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/3036/cosponsors

Day of Action at West County Detention Facility: June 26 from 7am - 7pm.  West County Detention Center at 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond, CA 94806. Event details

Families Belong Together: Attend a June 30th event. 

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May
1
to May 13

May 1 - May 13

ACTION 1: Support CA District 10

If you would like to support CA-10, please volunteer for a phone bank or canvass! They really need your help to get a democrat past the primary on June 5, 2018, and phone banking and canvasses are some of the best ways to turn out voters. If you'd like to keep writing postcards, you can also join one of our CA-21 campaigns.

Action 2: Thanks to Kamala Harris and Kristen Gillibrand

Today we're thanking US Senators Kamala Harris and Kristen Gillibrand! Senator Harris has vowed that she will no longer accept donations from corporate PACs, nor will Senator Gillibrand (in addition to Senators Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Maria Cantwell and Bernie Sanders). Read more here: http://thehill.com/…/384408-kamala-harris-will-no-longer-ac…

And Senator Gillibrand has proposed new legislation that would require every US Post Office to offer basic banking services, making it easier for working-class and low-income Americans without access to commercial banking to obtain low-cost, short-term loans.

Let's send thank you and encouraging postcards to both of these hard working Senators fighting to keep our elections fair and improve our lives!

Senator Kamala Harris
501 I St Suite 7-600
Sacramento, CA 95814

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
780 Third Avenue
Suite 2601
New York, New York 10017

ACTION 3: Keep the pressure on to protect a free and open internet

*This action is from Wall of Us

Here’s how:

1. California’s SB822 is advancing its way through the California Senate but predictably, high-priced cable lobbyists are doing all they can to throttle the momentum. Those of us represented by Senators Henry Stern and Robert Hertzberg need to tell them to get out of the way.

2. Use this tool from our friends at Indivisible to apply pressure to your state AG, elected officials, governors, or municipalities to restore net neutrality. Make sure the officials who work for you are on the right side of history.

 https://www.wallofus.org/posts/314/keep-the-pressure-on-for-a-free-and-open-internet


 

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Mar
25
to Apr 2

March 25 - April 2

This week's actions all come straight from Wall of Us.

"It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have." -- James Baldwin

Action 1: Tell Your Representative to Vote on Legislation to Protect Mueller
Protect the man protecting our democracy.

Action 2: Help Flip NY Blue in a State Special Election
Empire State, we are comin’ at ya.

Action 3: Time for Facebook to Face the Music
Where’s the dislike button, Mark?

Action 4: Enrage Mike Pence & Support Gay Rights by Buying John Oliver's Brilliant Children's Book
John Oliver is magic!

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May
14
to May 20

Week of May 14

This week's actions come from Wall of Us: https://www.wall-of-us.org
 

ACTION 1: Action 1: Educate Ourselves on the Options for Investigating Trump’s Ties to Russia

This has been another frenzied week and there is a lot of information being thrown around as everyone scrambles to stake out a position on Trump’s firing of James Comey, the FBI Director who was overseeing the criminal investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia. We learned that Trump tried to get Comey to commit his loyalty to him--but when it was clear that Comey don’t play that, Trump canned him.

Let’s begin by clearing up the basics--here is a resource with answers to questions that all-of-us have been asking.
 

ACTION 2: Action 2: Demand That the Senate Checks the Imbalanced President

Now that you have read Action 1 (and know what’s what about Comey and Russia), you are ready to call your two senators. The goal is to convince your senators to refuse to cooperate on any senate business until the GOP agrees to form an independent investigation.

Before you call, you should know your senator’s position. Luckily, you don’t even have to do the research -- we’ve already done it for you, and incorporated the info into your new personalized page on our beta website. Once you log-in, you’ll see your senators’ responses to Trump’s firing of Comey.

Your calls will be more impactful if you understand where your senators stand. We don’t want to waste your time (or your senators’ time, if they are Democrats that is) asking for things that they have already done. With six months of resistance under our belts, we just can’t play the rookie card anymore. It is time to make our activism more informed and more strategic. The fate of our democracy depends on all-of-us taking targeted action.

Here’s how:

1. Log in or create a new account to see your senators’ positions (click on "full profile" for each senator). If you can't login let us know, and see where your senators' stand in this NYT article.

2. Use this script, which can be modified based on your senator’s position on the issue.

3. If you have updated information email: contact@wall-of-us.org.
 

ACTION 3: Action 3: Rethink the Power of the Petition

We all need broccoli. It’s nutrient filled and good for you.

But sometimes we just want candy.

We ask you to do a lot of broccoli activism: contact your Members of Congress, show up at a town hall meeting, go to a march, phone bank. Candy activism, like signing a petition, goes down a little easier sometimes. And it feels deliciously gratifying to see the hundreds of thousands of other names on that list.

But as sweetly easy as they are, petitions make a real difference. Petitions can send a signal of public opinion to a decision maker, tell the media there is enough public attention to do a story, build a list of people who are interested in an issue, spur additional action, and raise money.

Americans have a long history of using petitions to resist. More petitions were sent to Congress in 1837 to 1839 (most of these relating to anti-slavery) than ever before or ever since. Women not only signed these petitions in greater numbers, they also canvassed petitions with amazing energy, getting far more signatures than men did. A few years later, new antislavery chapters and parties started exactly where petitions had been signed a few years earlier.

Short and sweet, but also healthy for our democracy, petitions are an essential staple of a well-balanced resistance diet. Here’s how all-of-us can leverage petitions this week:

1. Sign this petition and this one from our allies at the Daily Kos (a leading voice for grassroots activists since 2002) to demand action on Russia.
 

ACTION 4: Action 4: Resist with Quist

The best way to resist the Trump agenda is to take control of Congress, and we don’t have to wait until 2018 to start. You know that special election in Montana on May 23? Well, Democrat candidate Rob Quist is closing in on his billionaire Republican opponent; it is now a single digit race. And that poll was conducted before Trump’s Tuesday massacre!

That’s why we are partnering with our friends at Swing Left to help us resist by getting Quist into the House.

Rob Quist, a country singer, made Montanans a promise in his campaign song when he said, “stand with me and I will stand up for you”. We need more stand-up guys like Quist who will stand down bullies like Trump. All-of-us must stand with Quist.

Here’s how:

1. Watch Quist pull his guitar (and your heart) strings as he plays his campaign song, “I will stand up for you”. 

2. Learn about where Quist stands on the issues.

3. Now get ready to Swing Left: find a phone bank party near you, or host one!

4. Staying under your covers 'til the Trump nightmare is over? We get it. But you can still phone bank for Quist using the Democracy for America Hubdialer.

5. Support others by donating to Quist’s campaign.

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