USA is Not for Sale – Thank our MoC for insisting Trump complies with the emoluments clause

 

Because Trump refuses to divest himself of his business holdings or fully disclose his conflicts of interest to Congress, 196 members of congress have filed a lawsuit to force Trump to comply with the emoluments clause in the constitution.  Let’s take some time today to thank Representative [Carbajal/Brownley], who has signed on to the lawsuit.

 (Write your District Representative)

Rep. Julia Brownley 300 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 470, Oxnard, CA, 93036 or juliabrownley.house.gov

Rep. Salud Carbajal 360 S. Hope Ave, Suite C-301, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105 or carbajal.house.gov

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Let’s Thank Our People for Doing the Right Thing!

Our legislators stepped up, so let’s thank them. They’re cosponsoring the Equality Act (S.1006/ HR 2282)! 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prevents discrimination because of race, skin color, sex, religion, and national origin. However, it does not cover sexual orientation or gender identity. In 30 states, LGBTQ people can legally be fired, harassed at work, barred from businesses and denied housing because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Let’s fix this now!
Script for Senators: I’m writing to thank Sen.  (___) for cosponsoring S.1006. It’s shameful that in the twenty first century, it’s still legal to discriminate against other Americans. It’s time that all people can feel safe and respected in their own country.

Script for Representatives: I’m writing to thank Rep.  (___) for cosponsoring HR 2282. It’s shameful that in the twenty first century, it’s still legal to discriminate against other Americans. It’s time that all people can feel safe and respected in their own country.

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Save the National Forensic Science Commission!

Submit a comment to the DOJ to save the National Forensic Science Commission (NCFS), which works to make forensic science an evidence-based, ethical, and valid tool in obtaining convictions and keeping innocent people out of jail.  Sounds good, right?  Yet Jeff Sessions is trying to kill the program, and only 186(!) comments have been filed in response so far.  

Quick Primer and writing ideas: https://risestronger.org/newsroom/renew-the-national-commission-on-forensic-science.

Comment Here: (“Comment Now! Button upper right) https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOJ-LA-2017-0006-0001

Comment in Support of Net Neutrality and the Open Internet

Net Neutrality is not negotiable. It’s essential to everything we need in our society and democracy — from educational and economic opportunities to political organizing and dissent. Millions of people fought for over a decade to secure lasting Net Neutrality protections. We will not accept anything less. We urge you to reject any attacks on real Net Neutrality.

The comment period runs through the end of July.  Instructions on how to comment and sample talking points can be found here (please use your own words):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10h38TO-lHXBLdbCIvBotIOvipgE7smC_oKd84NM7OSc/edit?usp=sharing

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Ready, Aim…RESEARCH! Stop the NRA stranglehold on information.

Gun violence in our country is at historic levels, yet for 15 years Congress has blocked the CDC from researching it.  Accurate information is a great basis for public policy on guns. HR 1832 / S843 would direct the CDC to research gun violence prevention and firearm safety over the next five years.  Let’s thank our members of Congress for being cosponsors of these bills. Write them a note, by email or postcard to say thanks!
https://juliabrownley.house.gov
https://carbajal.house.gov
https://www.harris.senate.gov
https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/

More Info: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/cdc-launched-comprehensive-gun-study-15-years/story?id=39873289

 

 

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

Thank You for Support of Independent Commission Email or Postcard

Sen. Feinstein is an original cosponsor of S.27, the Senate bill to establish an independent commission to investigate Russian interference in our election. Rep. Brownley is a cosponsor of the House version (HR 356). Thank them for their leadership on this critical issue, while urging them to keep the focus and pressure on the investigation.

Send an Email or Postcard:
Senator Feinstein (Rep. Brownley),
Thank you for standing up to demand an independent commission to investigate the Russian interference in our election. Even before the obvious partisanship of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devon Nunes’ derailing of his own investigation and the GOP-led Senate investigation wallowing to a standstill, you were out in front demanding that this issue was too important to be left in the hands of Trump’s party allies. Thank you for for continuing to call for a transparent and comprehensive 9/11 style investigation into what may be this generations’ Watergate.

Email: Congresswoman Julia Brownley: https://juliabrownley.house.gov/contact/email-me
Send her a post card: 1019 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

Email: Senator Dianne Feinstein: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Send her a post card: 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510