3 fast actions for Thursday and more!

First – Need some borrowed energy?

  •  Read this and this.
  •  Join us! Check out our “Local Events – Resist” listing. Here’s some things happening soon!
    Today we’re having a postcard party. We’ll be listing more of these soon.
    January 7th, we’re having our first canvassing and registration party of 2018. We’re doing this almost every week, so come out. You’ll always get training and work alongside experienced people.
  • Resistance works.
  • If you’ve ever thought about joining in a phonebank but found the whole idea really scary, there is a conference call training session TONIGHT (Jan. 4th) at 7 pm PST to help break it down for us phone-phobic people!
  • If calling anyone, especially your legislators, makes you nervous, click here.

1. Lend your courage to our Senators in the fight for DACA

Senator Feinstein almost reneged on her promise. Your calls made her stand up. Never underestimate the power of calling your Democratic legislators. Start revving up her courage and willpower starting today! Use this short script below and give her a “welcome back” call.)

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Congressperson/Senator [___] to require the addition of  a clean Dream Act as a condition of any spending bill until the Dream Act passes.

More script if you need it: Every day that Congress fails to act, 122 Dreamers lose their DACA status and become deportable. A vote on a continuing resolution without the Dream Act, is a vote to deport Dreamers.

TELL Senator Feinstein TO CONTINUE TO BE BRAVE: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

and THANK Senator Harris: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

2. Another fox in the henhouse. Ask our Senators to stop this.

The U.S. Census Bureau is the agency that determines the allocation of representatives and how political districts are drawn. So the Deputy Director this bureau should NOT be a guy named Thomas Brunell, who wrote a un-American, anti-democratic book called “Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections are Bad for America”. Duh! There was enough stink to keep him from becoming head of the bureau, but now the GOP is trying to stick him in a position that doesn’t require Senate confirmation. (We’ll talk about the proposed Census questions tomorrow.)

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Congressperson/Senator [___] to publicly announce that they oppose allowing Thomas Brunell, a strong advocate FOR anti-democratic gerrymandering, any role in government or salary on the taxpayer dime.

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

and THANK Senator Harris: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

3. Yesterday, we asked you to send some messages to corporations about the company they keep. 

If you missed it, read it here. Here are some other private enterprises that could use a little feedback.

  • MOTEL 6: Time for Tom Bodett to “turn the lights off”. (From Rogan’s List) Last September it was reported that Motel 6 in Arizona was sending guest lists to ICE to check on documentation status.  Such transfer of information is against federal law. Washington state is now suing the company for sharing guest data with the immigration agents for over 9,000 people so ICE could look for Latino-sounding names to investigate. They also did this in Rhode Island. No one should fear a citizenship check when they check into a motel. So much wrong here.
    – Email them: guestrelations@g6hospitality.com
    – Postcard them: G6 Hospitality, 4001 International Parkway, Carrollton, Texas 75007
    Sample text to Motel 6:  Dear Motel 6, I am extremely disturbed that a hopitality company like yours has decided to act as an unofficial arm of ICE. You appear to view each guest with a latino-sounding name as potential participants in a line-up. This is not an isolated event. It is happening all over the country. In solidarity with all guests, until you publicly renounce this racist policy and promise that no member of your hotel chain will provide any member of law enforcement guest lists without a warrant or to address specific criminal activity, I will not use your hotels and I will encourage all those that I know to do likewise.  Thanks, [Your Name]

    – Tell Tom to stop shilling for this racist corporation here.
    Sample text to Tom Bodett:  Jeezus, Tom, why are you still shilling for this racist company? It makes me sad to hear your commercials. Stop. Thanks, [Your Name]
  • REVCONTENT: (From Sleeping Giants)  Last year, Breitbart quietly replaced Taboola ads with another provider: Revcontent. Revcontent’s terms & conditions prohibit “hate-related or otherwise violent in content,” so this *must* be an oversight. Today, we’re going to bring this matter to the attention of CEO John Lemp and Revcontent’s PR team.  Email addresses are:  john@revcontent.com pr@revcontent.com
    Sample text:  Hi John, I wanted to alert you that Revcontent is currently monetizing Breitbart, a site that distributes racist, misogynist and white supremacist speech.  As a member of the Sleeping Giants community, I would like to urge you to reconsider your partnership with them.  Over 3600 advertisers have blacklisted Breitbart because of its hateful content and neo-Nazi ties. It seems inappropriate for you to stand by and profit from hate.  You’ve made it clear that your business holds high standards and values diversity. Please do right by your customers and employees by cutting ties with this website.  Thanks, [Your Name]

 

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