A Bit of Much Needed Fun – After a Tumultuous Week! Sally Yates, John Oliver, Seth Myers… Thank you!

Thanks to Raul Labrador and Mark Twain for the above great laugh, a cynical laugh, but still a laugh.

Thanks to Sally Yates for beating Ted Cruz at his own game this piece of political theater!

Thanks to John Oliver for this lovely link and hysterical (yet important) video on Net Neutrality (it’s a bit bawdy, you are forewarned!):

Thanks to Seth Meyers for the great image of Trump as the “ghost” villian in Scooby-doo:

and this one with Paul Ryan fighting against Paul Ryan:

Thanks to the the National Humanities Alliance for this great information and toolkit.

Thanks to Gabby Giffords and all these good people for standing up:

Thanks to CBS for giving us this bit of living history.

Thanks to everyone who comes out to tell their legislators what they think. The manufacturers of poster board and markers would like to thank you all too.

Thanks to the NYT for this great open letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

If you haven’t seen our link to this, here it is again. How to Stay Sane if Trump is Driving You Insane: Advice from a Therapist.

This amazing cartoonist has done it again. If you want to see explanation of why it’s so difficult to change people’s minds, he’s drawn a picture of it for you.

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Keep going… it’s really good!

A Call You Can Make to Mitch McConnell!
From a Rogen’s List subscriber:  I just got off the phone with a staffer at Mitch McConnell’s Louisville field office. I told her I knew she couldn’t count my call because I’m calling from MI but I said Mitch’s refusal to call for a special prosecutor and an independent commission to deal with the traitor in the White House, makes Mitch complicit. She was lovely. She said she COULD count my call and when I told her I was sorry she had to work for such a terrible person and I hope she would take care of herself, she said she appreciated it. Those poor staffers. So get on the phone and call the field offices. Lexington # = 859-224-8286. Paducah = 270-442-4554. Louisville — 502-582-6304. Bowling Green = 270-781-1673. London — (606) 864-2026. Ft. Wright — (859) 578-0188

Writing projects that make a difference… The War to destroy our environment continues.

So let’s thank these guys…

The vote to stop the rollback of the methane emissions on oil and gas wells wasn’t stopped by Democrats alone. 
 Let’s thank the Republicans who crossed the aisle to join in.

Senator John McCain, R-AZ
218 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Senator Lindsey Graham, R-SC
290 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Senator Susan Collins, R-ME
413 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510

EPA Comment deadline is Monday!…

As of Friday, there are only 53,238 comments to indicate to our legislators that the public of some 325 million people care about their environment. Numbers matter. ANYONE CAN DO THIS, EVEN KIDS!

If you haven’t dipped your toe in the EPA comment pool waters yet, we’ve worked out a guide to take you through it.. We need your comments on why the protections that the EPA provides for clean air, water, and the requirements for removal of toxins, radon, carcinogens and dangerous pesticides from our lives is important to you and your family. Not to mention that pesky global warming problem. Here’s the link https://tinyurl.com/epa-talking-points  and here’s a link to a fast comment box when the inspiration moves you. You don’t have to be all science-y. Just write a few lines from the heart.

Letters and emails to these people… Trump’s taxes haven’t been forgotten…

Let’s thank Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for demanding to look into Trump’s Russian business connections and wants to see Trump’s tax returns.and encourage him to keep up the good work. Senator Lindsey Graham, 130 S Main St 7th Fl, Greenville SC 29601-5972

Sen. Wyden (D-OR) said Wednesday that he’s placed a hold on President Trump’s pick to oversee the administration’s sanctions policy, adding that he’ll only lift the hold if the Treasury Department provides documents about the financial ties between Russia and Trump associates.” Let’s thank the senator for choosing proper priorities.

If you like to tweet, here’s an activity for you!

Here are some clickable tweets for us to use urging various senators to live up to their oath to protect our country from foreign threats:

Letters-to-the-editor are very effective. Get help being published from Mom’s rising.

Writing a Letter to the Editor is a great way to amplify our voices regarding the AHCA and its potential impact. MomsRising has created a tool to make this easier; there are sample letters and talking points we can utilize, and MomsRising will pass our letter on to the editor of our local paper: http://bit.ly/2pry4FV

(Credits to the Jen Hofmann, Alison and Stephanie, Rogan’s List, a great many newletters and the general great wave of information that’s still under net neutrality)

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