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Should Mueller be fired, please click here to join immediate protests. If you're in NYC, and want to be alerted, text 'follow nycmueller' to 40404

2017 News Updates (warning: it's overwheming). All of Trump's deleted tweets, in one place!

Nixon's approval rating when he resigned due to Watergate: 28%. Trump's as of now (check out the graphs!)

TAKE ACTION TO STOP TRUMP

Contact your representative NOW (see #3 for how, or text RESIST to 50409 to have your message emailed) and demand protection for Special Counsel Mueller. Propaganda has moved from innuendo to directly discussing reasons for shutting down the Mueller investigation.

(1) House GOP Intelligence Committee members who voted to release the Nunes memo and rejected release of the Democrats' members' response, and have obstructed a genuine investigation of Russian influence in our election process: Devin Nunes 22nd district CA, Mike Conaway 11 TX, Peter King 2 NY, Frank LoBiondo 2 NJ, Tom Rooney 17 FL, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 27 FL, Michael Turner 10 OH, Brad Wenstrup 2 OH, Chris Stewart 2 UT, Rick Crawford 1 AS, Trey Gowdy 4 SC, Elise Stefanik 21 NY, Will Hurd 23 TX. If you live in their districts, text RESIST to 50409 to send them a fax. If you don't, here are the phone numbers of all offices of all members of Congress. Call them, tell them you'll be working to unseat them in the next election, and see Flip Congress to begin!

(2) Concerned about Trump's racism and support of white supremacists, Trump-Russia collusion, children in cages, Muslim Ban, family security clearances, intelligence community having their security clearances revoked, ties to Russia, gun control, obstruction of justice, the Korean peninsula, Judge Kavanaugh, South China Sea, Puerto Rico, the nuclear arsenal, pardoning of Arpaio (and those to come), future threats to the ACA, DACA, LGBTQ rights, the military trans ban, weakening of Title IX protections for women in colleges and universities, the evisceration of the EPA and our wild lands, repeal of Dodd-Frank protections, and/or our unofficial war with Syria? Call your representatives (text your zip code to 520-200-2223--you'll be texted back with all your reps' contact info.) OR use the resistance bot! Text "resist" to 50409 & it will find out who represents you in Congress, will ask for the message you want to send them, and will do it for you! Don't let up (see #4 for help). If you can't get through, consider writing a letter and flooding their offices with mail (addresses). Remember, you can always contact GOP Senators from other states, and tell them you will be contacting their voters by phone in advance of the next election. Here is a list of all phone numbers for each US Senator. Here is a list of all Republican Senators. 8 GOP seats are up in 2018, 22 in 2020, and 22 in 2022 (Senators serve 6-year terms). For reference, here are Paul Ryan's number, 202-225-3031, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell's is (502) 582-6304, and the Department of Justice's public comment line is 202-353-1555. They should hear from all of us, whereever we live.

(3) Contact your representatives now regarding opening an ethics investigation into multiple sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump. Ask why, when so many have lost their jobs for the same accused behavior, Donald Trump is not held to account as the most powerful human being on Earth. Mitch McConnell's office: 202/224-2541

(4) Here's an easy link to make 5 calls (then click on issue to the left). You have two House representatives and two Senators. Who are your representatives? DC House of Representatives switchboard: 866-948-8977 and Senate 866-985-2543 (in addition to your local and state Congressional reps, call the DC number when Congress is in session and/or when you feel very, very strongly and alarmed about an issue or imminent legislation). The Indivisible Guide notes that phoning is more effective than email, tweets, letters (it's a great resource for joining or starting an action group). Don't know your Senators’ phone number? Call 202/224-3121, put in your zip. You’ll be transferred. Shy to call? Don’t be concerned. You’ll likely be sent to voicemail. If you do reach someone, speak concisely and politely, telling them:

...you live in their district (for Representatives) or state (for Senators),
...you’re concerned about (choose the thing that most concerns you),
...and you want them to:
-vote for_______.
-push for _______legislation to ensure that __________.
-obstruct the GOP’s efforts to_________.

(5) Contact Congressional Republicans who have not condemned Trump's "anti-racism protesters and Nazis are morally equivalent" argument. An updated list of them and their contact info. is here. Then, contact your own representatives in the House and Senate (see #2 for contact info.) and let them know what you expect from Congress, which was designed to legislate and act as a check on a mentally ill, irresponsible, or dangerous POTUS. Then, call Chief of Staff Kelly and demand white supremacist Miller be fired: 202/456-1414. Then, have a treat. :)

(6) Join with Tony The Democrat to write and send postcards to Democratic voters in other states in advance of special elections, and 2018. In the past few months, 165,000 voters have been contacted this way (on twitter: #PostcardsToVoters). See this short video, or write postcards@TonyTheDemocrat.org (or here on Twitter). NOTE: Fake websites have popped up which are NOT the same site! If you're more of an introvert, this is a great way to make an impact in a way that nourishes your nervous system. If you're more of an extravert, you can get together with friends and write/design/send away. (It also provides a destination for your creativity...). Text HELLO to 484-ASK-ABBY, receiving address and talking points, write and send!

(7) Find and attend protests near you! Check The Resistance Calendar, the ACLU's People Power, and get on your local Indivisible's action list! We have power, we are using it, and we are having success (revised Muslim Ban, family separation policy ended (but 546 kids still separated!), no Muslim List, the unfunded Wall, still have ACA, several GOP representatives announcing they won't defend their seats in the next election due to strong Dem presence, Russian interference hearings, Special Counsel, indictments, press fighting back, intelligence community speaking out...). Engage in continuing protest actions, moving throughout cities and US Capitol. We must let the Administration, fellow citizens, Supreme Court, immigrants, refugees, and citizens and world leaders know there is significant dissent for unconstitutional actions.

(8) Want an internship or a job with the ACLU? Check here. Follow them on twitter for up-to-date information about immigration raids and deportation: https://twitter.com/ACLU.

(9) The new budget, a goal of the GOP for years, eliminates 1/3 of the funding from the EPA, which will cripple it beyond being able to protect our air, food, and water. Since then, Trump and Interior Secretary Zinke have been attempting to eviscerate protections on national lands and protected waters (see Climate Change and Environment sections. Let your Reps know what you think of this.

(10) Join or start an Indivisible group in your town! Note there is more than one Indivisible website, working to disrupt the real resistance group. "Groups in our directory are wholly independent; they are listed provided they agree to resist Trump's agenda, focus on local, defensive congressional advocacy, and embrace progressive values." Here is the Indivisible Guide (a guide to resistance in the Trump era). Please share the UpholdTheseRights link with your Indivisible interest group to save time on action steps and information/resource gathering!

(11) Any citizen can schedule a meeting with their local and state representative. Here are the Treatment Advocacy Center’s tips for how to meet with your legislator (they are a mental health organization, but their advice is effective for any topic!). You can also attend a local town hall! Join in: Find an event in your district → http://townhallproject.com. Show up. Ask questions!

(12) Join the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, the largest anti-Trump organization in the country. You are not alone, and we nearly 66 million voters really are stronger together!

(13) Visit What Do I Do About Trump?," a resource hub for people who are upset about Trump as POTUS and want to make a difference. "We feature the best campaigns and resources — in a simple and well-designed format — to help you stand up and fight for issues you care about."

(14) Join flippable.org and sign up: “Win back our country for Democrats by flipping seats in state legislatures, the House, and the Senate. Practice democracy daily.” @Flippable: daily actions tweeted to your account, or check the website's current action items.

(15) Join swingleft, working to flip House districts to the Democrats. Check out their map to see if you live in a swing district! Visit the Flip Congress section for lots of helpful campaign targeting information!

(16) Join grabyourwallet (#grabyourwallet) to learn which stores carry Trump products, boycott them, and let them know why (read about this movement here). Several on that list have dropped Trump's products across the past 2 years. Bookings at Trump hotels have plummeted since the election (UK Daily Mail). Action works!

(17) Use the quick tool at DeleteYourEndorsement to send tweets to all GOP who are endorsing Trump and his actions! Search on your state!

(18) The Trump administration has re-opened the White House comment line: 202-456-1111. If things get really dicey, in case you need them, Mar-A-Lago: 561/832-2600 Trump International Realty: 212/247-7100 Trump Hotel DC, 202/695-1100. Be polite. (This is a "nuclear" option, in Trump's words...)

"Our opposition to racism and to sexism and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations in the House of Commons." --British House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, 2/6/17, cancelling Trump visit to British Parliament. Need motivation? Powerful video here.

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First Amendment Rights (Free Press, Fake vs. Real News)
Environment (Climate Change, Endangered Species)
Human Rights (
Immigrant, LGBTQ, Voting, Women + Racism/Sexism)
Public Education (+ college affordability)
Foreign Policy (NSC, UN, NATO, Russia, nukes; Preventing War)
Healthcare
(ACA, mental health)

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