Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday 3/31 Call to Action

Thank goodness it's Friday.
1. This week has been a hard one for the environment and women's health care. Will we ever see the day when Mother Earth and mothers of the next generation get the respect they deserve?
* VP Pence makes the tie breaking vote to defund Planned Parenthood (the day after attending a women's empowerment event)…/mike-pence-breaks-senate-ti…
*The House passes bills further crippling the EPA…/house-passes-bill-stopping-epa-f…/
*President Trump created his own executive order against the EPA…/white-house-take-aim-obama-era-cli…
*Scott Pruitt says, "To hell with science!" and allows the use of a dangerous pesticide.…/politics/epa-insecticide-chlorpyr…
*In local news, Minnesota's bees took a hit at the Capitol…/pollinator-protections-facing-obst…
2. Drip, drip, drip. The Russia saga continues
The sources of the leaked information Rep Devin Nunes received during last weeks White House rendezvous have been revealed. Read more about it here:…/devin-nunes-intelligence-reports.…
And now Micheal Flynn is asking for immunity in exchange for his testimony.…/bfd48584-159f-11e7-ada0-14…
We have got to continue to push for an independent investigation on this Trump/Russia affair. It is time for Nunes to step down. Continue to call your representative and senators and remind them. Be that squeaky wheel!
3.. The Trump/Russia scandal is so very big it eclipses many of the other important stories happening in current events. Rachel Maddow makes a great argument that we need to be mindful of what is occurring while we are distracted. Watch it here:
Trump scandals risk inuring Americans to government corruption…/trump-scandals-risk-inuring-american… via MSNBC
Take the time today to call or email your representative and senators. Have a heart to heart with them about the events that occurred this week. How can they behave as if all is business as usual when the evidence points towards the opposite? We must insist that our leaders abide by the law and make ethical decisions.
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Dont forget!
Saturday 4/1 Health Care Town Hall Meeting w/ local legislators
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Metcalf Junior High
2250 Diffley Rd, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
Finally, a quote and a song from Lizzo, whom I am lucky enough to see in concert tonight. See you soon Lizzo!

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