Action #1 – Your legislators are on recess…Talk to them about impeachment. Every day. And ask them to go back to D.C. now!
“It’s time for people who think that President Donald Trump should be removed from office to get on the phone and tell their senators and representatives. Now is when it matters. And yes: That kind of direct contact really does make a difference.” – Jonathon Bernstein
Minimal Script for our representatives: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep. [___] for supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump and to ask [him/her] to get back to D.C. early and keep the pressure on the inquiry.
(Check here to see if your representative is already on board.)
Action #2 – Tell your legislators its past time for Congress to take back their full powers and to start using “inherent” contempt” again.
Time to start jailing subpoena-dodgers! There’s going to be a lot of hearings on the way to impeachment and Trump is refusing to allow anyone who has ever worked with him to testify. “Inherent Contempt” is an original power of Congress and it allows them to jail or fine those who refuse to comply with lawful subpoenas. Read more here about “inherent contempt“.
Minimal script for all legislators: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep./Senator [___] to convey to all the heads of investigative committees that we are tired of watching officials of this corrupt administration refuse to obey lawful Congressional subpoenas. We want Congress to start using its power of “inherent contempt” again, to jail or substantially fine them.
Action #3 – Call the White House every day and ask for Trump’s resignation.
Continue reading “Wed. 10/2: Tick, tock, tick, tock”
Today, we’re re-visiting some older actions…Partial good news on Action #1.
Action #1 – Is there a minimum quota of deaths for war crimes? Asking for a friend…
Before the Nazi death camps were revealed to the American public, there were sporatic public protests to legislators to help Jews in Germany.
“Historians agree on factual explanations why most American protests against Nazism in 1933 died down within a few months…. Isolationism, economic concerns, racism, and antisemitism all led most Americans to focus on domestic problems rather than international ones. Reflecting the mood and situation of the country, State Department officers interpreted America’s restrictive immigration laws even more stringently, leaving the quotas far from ﬁlled. Nazi Germany owed American banks billions of dollars, and the Roosevelt administration was unwilling to issue a protest, in part because of the risk that Hitler would cancel his country’s debts. Nazi Germany was a sovereign nation, and most Americans did not consider intervention in Germany’s treatment of its own citizens the role of the United States.”
We can, with our modern technology, now watch a country’s people being annihilated in real time. Nearly 76% of the population of Yemen is in need of humanitarian aid. Food. Clean water. Medical care and supplies. Men are dying. Women. Children. Babies. The immigration issue of 1933 – we now have a similar travel ban stopping Yemenis from coming here, dividing families. Those already here under TPS status are now on an 18 month countdown until they are thrown back into hell.
Continue reading “Wed 2/13: Barr and Yemen. Time to call again.”
Action: Call your senator and tell them “NO” on William Barr for Attorney General.
“This is not the Whitaker replacement you are looking for.”
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Senator [___] to vote against the nomination of William Barr for Attorney General.
More script for the enraged: We want an attorney that not only understands the Constitution, but understands that it is his or her job to serve and protect it and the American people, not act as a lackey for the President.
Minimum requirements: He completely recuses himself from the investigation AND he pledges to release the full text of the Mueller’s investigation to the public. (There’s nothing in it that could surprise us now…)
Add in your favorites from the “Let us count the ways” section below.
Senator Feinstein: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and 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
Who is my representative/senator?: hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com
The GOP expects that we’d be so grateful for a lawyer, who unlike Whitaker, hasn’t been accused of fraud, abusive anti-gay prosecution or maintaining a proud disbelief and ignorance of Supreme Courts powers, that we’ll take anyone… Continue reading “Tues – 1/15: This Barr is set too low.”