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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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Jul
22
to Jul 29

Week of July 22 - July 29

Action 1: PROTECT OUR NATIONAL MARINE MONUMENTS

Due to public interest and requests for additional time, NOAA will formally accept comments on the review of national marine sanctuaries through August 14. Let the administration know that our ocean needs more protection, not less. http://mbayaq.co/2eOnDNd

MAIL POSTCARDS BY August 7, and be sure to include the ID docket number. You may submit comments, identified by docket ID NOAA-NOS-2017-0066, to:

E.O. 13795 Review
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Silver Spring Metro Campus Building 4 (SSMC4), Eleventh Floor
1305 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

SEND ELECTRONIC COMMENTS by August 14 (extended):
https://www.regulations.gov/comment

 

ACTION 2: FIGHT FOR THE ACA

- Thank our Senators for standing strong against ACA repeal.
- Use Trumpcare Ten toolkit: https://www.trumpcareten.org
- Text Red State folks using Rapid Resist https://rapidresist.org
Thank you to Peter Lee and Covered California for planning ahead to protect our healthcare in our home state: 

Covered California
P.O. Box 989725
West Sacramento, CA
95798-9725

 

The following actions all come straight from Wall Of Us  

ACTION 1: Down with Trumpcare 

Et tu, Mike Lee and Jerry Morgan? Methinks the drama amongst Republicans in Washington has reached Shakespearean proportions. Monday night these two Republican senators dealt the deathblow to Mitch McConnell’s bill to repeal and replace the ACA. Democrats momentarily cheered across the land! But, wait! Is that Mitch we see rising from the carnage on Tuesday, shrieking “repeal and delay?!” A truly frightening sight. Hark, here come the fair maidens from Alaska, West Virginia and Maine to quell him

Enter the Donald stage left Wednesday, ordering senators to stay in Washington until they pass a bill to repeal and replace the ACA. The saga continued late into Wednesday night, as a cohort of Republican senators conspired behind closed doors to find the yet illusive consensus. And yet, an impasse

But the reality is that this is not a stage, and 32 million Americans stand to lose their healthcare. Repeal and delay is a reckless move which is far worse than the revised bill we fought off last week. Let’s make sure that this true story has a happy ending. 

Here’s how: 

  1. Read this article and study up on what the bill would do. 
  2. Find your Facebook friends in ten key states by using this tool  from our friends at Indivisible. 
  3. Attend the Our Lives On the Line - Day of Action & Bus Tour on July 29. Here are details for the DC event and state events. Bus route is here. Email emma@thehubproject.org if you have folks who want to plug into any stops.
  4. Call your senators. Use the scripts below. 

Call Dianne Feinstein: (202) 224-3841
SCRIPT: "I am calling to thank Senator Feinstein for standing firm against the Senate’s healthcare bill, our opposition worked to stop the bill! Of course, now the GOP wants to repeal and delay, which would immediately impact millions of Americans. I am calling to ask Senator Feinstein to fight back even harder against this bill. I have also learned that Senator Feinstein can stop this bill from being passed by filing an unlimited number of amendments as part of the reconciliation process. I hope that Senator Feinstein is prepared to protect the health of his/her constituents by using all the strategies available."

Call Kamala Harris: (202) 224-3553
SCRIPT: "I am calling to thank Senator Harris for standing firm against the Senate’s healthcare bill, our opposition worked to stop the bill! Of course, now the GOP wants to repeal and delay, which would immediately impact millions of Americans. I am calling to ask Senator Harris to fight back even harder against this bill. I have also learned that Senator Harris can stop this bill from being passed by filing an unlimited number of amendments as part of the reconciliation process. I hope that Senator Harris is prepared to protect the health of his/her constituents by using all the strategies available."

ACTION 2: stop devos from taking protections away from victims of sexual assault

Is anyone surprised that the Trump Administration doesn’t care about victims of sexual assault? This week we saw another example of that when Education Secretary Betsy Devos proposed to eliminate protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses that were implemented under President Obama. Despite the fact that 23% of college students experience sexual assault or violence on campus, DeVos is justifying her elimination of these protections on the theory that sometimes the accused are innocent. Of course, the punishment of anycrime faces that risk. DeVos’ outsized concern for those accused of assault has caused the attorneys general of 20 states to urge DeVos to keep the protections in place. We must make sure other states follow this lead.

Here’s how:

  1. Read the letter.
  2. Call your attorney general. Use the script below.

Call CA Attorney General (916) 445-9555
SCRIPT: "I am calling to thank Attorney General Becerra for signing the letter in response to Betsy Devos’ proposal to eliminate protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. Attorney General Becerra’s support of these victims is an example of true leadership. Will Attorney General Becerra consider posting his/her letter on his/her social media so that I can share it widely?"

ACTION 3: Gear up to fight against the house GOP budget

The House GOP unveiled its budget this week and it is just as ugly as Trump’s budget released last May--it steals from the working class and poor to give massive tax cuts to the rich. Specifically, the House GOP budget proposes to freeze pell grants to college students, take funding from people with disabilities, and eliminate funding for environmental clean-up of toxic waste sites. It isn’t time to call your Representatives just yet, but we can’t kick back either. We need to start preparing to resist this budget now.

Here’s how:

  1. Study up on what Trump’s budget does to your state or district, prepared by our friends at the Center for American Progress.
  1. Help the Center for American Progress fight this budget by sharing your personal story about how the budget would impact you or your family.
  2. Share the Center for American Progress’ Hands Off Campaign on social media.

ACTION 4: Stick with love

Partisanship and division are at an all time high in America, and the spirit of love, understanding, and civil discourse seems gone. All-of-us must do our part to stand in unity, engage with our communities, and show our love for our country. 

Join our partner LoveArmy this summer to resist with love + power. The Summer of Love and Resistance is 10 weeks of teach-ins, actions and events to ground you in the skills, values, and ideas you need to fight different. Their first teach in, hosted by Van Jones with Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and award winning filmmaker Valarie Kaur, centered on the theme of love as resistance. So let’s make this the summer of love. 

Here's how: 

  1. Sign up for the Love Army to learn about the history of the progressive movement and find new strategies to unite and create change through radical love.

 

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Jun
11
to Jun 18

Week of June 11, 2017

Our actions this week come straight from wall-of-us.org (www.wall-of.us.org)

Action 1: Get the deets on impeachment

To impeach or not to impeach, that is the question. Lordy, Comey’s testimony this week got all-of-us all a-flutter about impeachment. But is it the best long-term strategy for our cause? We don’t have the answer for you quite yet. Like many of you, we are on the fence--mostly because impeachment leads to a President Pence (shudder). So let’s hold up, and study up, on the impeachment process. This week we will talk to our resistance allies, do our own research, hear your feedback, and get back to you. Here’s what all-of-us can do this week:
 
1. Wrap our brains around the process of impeachment. Check out Indivisible’s guide on impeachment.
2. Read Robert Reich’s position, who thinks we should go for it now.
3. Um, not so fast. Check out the argument on the other side of the coin.
4. Thanks for those of you who emailed us about impeachment this week--keep sharing your opinions with us at contact@wall-of-us.org.

Action 2: Stop Mitch McConnell from depriving millions of healthcare

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, sneaky Mitch McConnell began the procedure Wednesday for fast-tracking Trumpcare to get it to the floor with minimum transparency and maximum pressure. But our allies at the Center for American Progress are on it. Topher Spiro, Senior Fellow broke it down -- here are the millions of Americans who would lose their coverage under the Senate’s lipstick-on-a-pig of a revised bill:

  • 5.3 million in waiver states
  • 4.3 million people age 55-64
  • 5.4 million on Medicaid expansion
  • 1 million elderly on Medicaid 

All-of-us must make sure that doesn’t happen.
 
Here’s how:
 
1. Use this Trump toolkit to call and tweet at senators in key states. (10 minutes)
2. Retweet this and share it with your friends in targeted states. (3 minutes): https://twitter.com/jonfavs?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wall-of-us.org%2Fweekly-acts-of-resistance%2F2017%2F6%2F11%2Faction-2-stop-mitch-mcconnell-from-depriving-millions-of-healthcare
3. Sign this petition from our friends at DailyKos. (1 minute)  
4. Follow @TopherSpiro for up to date intel on healthcare. (1 minute)

ACTION 3: STAND WITH OUT IMMIGRANT FAMILIES

As scary as Trump's deportation machine is (and getting scarier, recently extending to DACAyouth), allies are coming together at schools, churches, and community locations around the country to stand in solidarity with their undocumented neighbors, friends, and family members. The California Values Act (SB 54) would keep immigrant families together by limiting the use of state and local resources from engaging in deportations and sets a model for the rest of the nation. This week all-of-us must love our neighbors and ally with local groups, support state efforts, and take coordinated action in support of World Refugee Day on June 20.
 
Here’s how:
 
1. WALL-OF-US has joined forces with other organizations to build a map of local immigration advocacy groups. If you know about a local group that serves immigrants add it to this map.
 
2. [FOR SUBSCRIBERS IN CALIFORNIA] Support the California Values Act, which has passed the California Senate, by calling your California Assemblymember. Use this script:
 
“Hello, my name is _________ and I live in _______ I would like ask Assemblymember _________ to vote YES on the California Values Act, SB 54. The bill will ensure that state and local resources are not
used to further mass deportations and separate families. The California Values Act will uphold
our core principles of equal treatment, community, and compassion. Say NO to Trump’s mass
deportation programs, please vote YES on SB 54. Thank you."
 
3. [FOR ALL OR AT LEAST THOSE OUTSIDE OF CA] Take action to stand with refugees by texting “STAND” to 313131 to get reminders to contact your rep and make sure they know you support the welcoming of refugees.

ACTION 4: Keep the fight up for John Ossoff!

Ready for some good news? While we’ve been focused on impeachment, things have been going peachy keen for Ossoff in Georgia! After the Tuesday debate, Ossoff emerged the victor against climate-change-denying and Planned-Parenthood-defunding Handel.  The polls rewarded him with a 7 point lead post-debate. But don’t pour the bubbly just yet, because his lead means Republicans are going to start pouring money and time to elect Handel. All-of-us must keep our sleeves rolled up until the June 20th election.
 
Here’s how: 
1. Sign up to host or attend a “Call Your Ossoff” party.
2. Support the final stretch of this race by donating to Ossoff’s campaign.

 

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