Fri. 4/17: Shock therapy – Money follows values. The GOP just gave billions to millionaires. They gave pocket change to safe elections.

Sometimes, when dealing with huge amounts of money, it helps to graph it out…

Action #1: Call your legislators today and make sure they hear you!

The Wisconsin Supreme Court voted absentee, their citizens were denied that right. Sally Field, a friend & social justice warrior, recites Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent on the Supreme Court of the United States ruling. Help us demand universal #VoteByMail for every person in the US.” – Brave New Films

Brave New Films joins with Indivisible, Stand Up America, MoveOn, FairFight, and We can vote to ask that our lawmakers pass $4 billion dollars in funding along with Senator Warren’s Election Protection plan to ensure that every eligible voter can safely cast a ballot. The November election is coming up fast! Continue reading “Fri. 4/17: Shock therapy – Money follows values. The GOP just gave billions to millionaires. They gave pocket change to safe elections.”

Mon. 4/13: Shock therapy updates: The Wisconsin election was “Voter suppression at its finest.” Time to change the rules.

Image here. Vos quote here. Suppression quote here.

Action – Please email this letter urging funding for a secure all-mail voting system to your two senators and representative.

Below is the long form all Indivisible group leaders are starting with.

You can use it in whole, just a short note with the bullet points, or however you feel you best can communicate the importance of this issue to your legislators. They are listening. Their email contact information is at the bottom.

April (__13___)_, 2020

Dear Senator [____]    { or Representative [___]} Continue reading “Mon. 4/13: Shock therapy updates: The Wisconsin election was “Voter suppression at its finest.” Time to change the rules.”

Tues 4/7: Our “shock therapy” sessions started on Jan 20, 2017. Maybe Trump and the EPA think we won’t notice a few more dead people.

Quote from Naomi Klein’s great article here, which includes a description of VP Pence’s toxic role in the conservative-led catasphophe that was the rebuilding of New Orleans.

Action   – Ask our Environmental Protection Agency to freeze all protection rollback processes until the pandemic is officially over, starting from Jan.31.

Shock Doctrine at work – using a pandemic to hide a rollback of protections, and more deaths: Since Trump took over on Jan. 20, 2017, air pollution, and air pollution-related deaths have been rising, with 9,700 more deaths in 2018 than it were in 2016, according to a new paper by economists at Carnegie Mellon. At the bidding of polluting corporations, the administration has rolled back 58 environmental protections, including 16 specifically addressing air pollution and 10 related to drilling and extraction. Now we have a pandemic, with thousands of deaths to hide the damage that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has been wreaking on Americans’ health since Trump’s election, including the long-term health effects of environmental racism. Continue reading “Tues 4/7: Our “shock therapy” sessions started on Jan 20, 2017. Maybe Trump and the EPA think we won’t notice a few more dead people.”