Mon – 10/15: Today’s Action Prescription.

Action #1 – Make another comment on this! We have until 11:59 EST

The president has asked Zinke to clear all of us off his lawn… The number of comments has risen from the low 700’s to  over 36,000.

However, between 500,000 and 1,000,000 people marched in DC for the first Women’s March on January 21, 2017! We can do better. Please social media the heck out of this. 

Click here!

Action #2 – If you got your ballot, or a sample ballot in the mail…

Time to start becoming familiar with the issues and candidates.

Indivisible Ventura has put out our own voting guide here, and it has links to a lot of others.

Action #3 – Sign up for Jen Hofmann tele-class on The Art of Perseverance – Part 1 starts today at 4:00 pm.

Sign up here. If you missed this one, catch up here.

00:00 First class intro and what to expect
10:27 Grounding strategy 1: Breath.
15:08 Focus strategy 1: Vision.
25:52 Decrease overwhelm strategy 1: Healthy boundaries with the news
38:16 Inspiration strategy 1: Gratitude
41:31 Assignment review and next steps.
Class 1 assignments
  • Practice taking three deep breaths and exhalations this week when you feel stressed.
  • Work on narrowing your vision to 3-5 words. “The kind of world I want to create is…”
  • Notice how you consume news and make a change to your habits that decreases overwhelm.
  • Write a note expressing gratitude for the many things you appreciate about one person.
  • As you try these four things, notice if they contribute to increased feelings of well-being.

Action #4 – New postcard or poster design donated by Mary Engelbreit.

Click here to download and print out as postcards or as large as 11×17 inches.

Action #5 – Read this. Pass it on.

I’m Dying. Here is what I refuse to accept with serenity – Ady Barkan

 

Tues 9/11: Nope, we’re not going back to the dark old days. And we’re not halting our environmental protections either.

Keep working on Kavanaugh here.

Action #1 – Stop the proposed rollback of CA Clean Car Standards

The Trump-controlled EPA announced that they will be abandoning the long-term fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks for 2022-2025, freezing everything at 2020 levels. Worse, but not unexpected, they are trying to revoke California’s Clean Air Act Waiver that allows us to set our own air quality standards along with our own fuel economy standards. That would force us, along with 13 states (and DC) that follow our lead on fuel economy, to use less stringent federal standards for polluting emissions and fuel efficiency. Both proposed provisions would significantly undermine our efforts to control automobile emissions, protect our citizens’ health and slow dangerous climate change.

Oppose the rollback of key federal clean car standards and the elimination of California’s ability to set more stringent standards. Continue reading “Tues 9/11: Nope, we’re not going back to the dark old days. And we’re not halting our environmental protections either.”

Mon – 8/6: How much is our wildlife worth? The GOP is willing to liquidate our natural heritage for cash. WRITE! Deadline Sept. 24th.

(Quote by Rep. Raúl Grijalva (Ariz.), the Natural Resources Committee’s top Democrat)

Action – Protect the Endangered Species Act by speaking out.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries has been forced by law to seek public input on proposed reforms to “Improve & Modernize Implementation of the Endangered Species Act”. So, let’s blow them out of the oil-polluted water in which they swim. Deadline is September 24th, so comment early and often.  Continue reading “Mon – 8/6: How much is our wildlife worth? The GOP is willing to liquidate our natural heritage for cash. WRITE! Deadline Sept. 24th.”

Wed. 5/16: Update – Net Neutrality passed the Senate! Your calls were heard!

Next up…the House! Story here.

If your senator did the right thing on this issue, call them and THANK them! Legislators appreciate being thanked like anybody else. They also need positive feedback to know that they are accurately representing our interests.

phone calls on net neutrality Continue reading “Wed. 5/16: Update – Net Neutrality passed the Senate! Your calls were heard!”

Wed. 5/16: Two quick reminder calls for our legislators to tell them that we’re watching!

If your senator or representative is doing the right thing on these issues, call them and THANK them!

Legislators appreciate being thanked like anybody else. They also need positive feedback to know that they are accurately representing our interests.

Call on Net Neutrality today!

Click here for information, call scripts, and  contact numbers.

Our legislators on net neutrality:
Rep. Brownley: click here.
Rep. Carbajal: click here.
Sen. Feinstein: click here.
Sen. Harris on : Click here and here.
Other legislative contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com Continue reading “Wed. 5/16: Two quick reminder calls for our legislators to tell them that we’re watching!”

Friday – 3/2 – They’re coming for everything…

Action #1 – “NO” on S.2155 – Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act”

From Indivisible: “The week of March 5, the Senate is expected to vote on S. 2155, the deceptively named “Economic Growth, Regulary Relief and Consumer Protection Act”. This bill guts key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act and would shield25 of the world’s 38 biggest banks, such as Deutsche Bank and Santander from regulation and roll back key consumer protections. Indivisible has put out an explainer page here. Here are the basic points.

  • The bill puts us at risk of another crisis. It raises the oversight threshold from $50 billion to $250 billion, exempting 25 of the 38 biggest banks, many of whom received TARP bailout money, from regulation.
  • It allow racial discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked
  • It erodes critical consumer protections
  • It started with good intentions to help community banks and consumers, but then lost its way as it was altered to help giants continue their unethical practices..

Check out if your Senator (12 Democrats signed on) got caught up in this here. Continue reading “Friday – 3/2 – They’re coming for everything…”