Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday 7/27 Call to Action

1. Update on Yesterday’s Call to Action
The Democrats have vowed to do everything they can to prevent Trump from firing attorney general Sessions and appointing a new AG during the August recess. If this occurs, Democrats plan to reconvene every three days for “pro forma sessions”, a move perfected by the GOP when they prevented President Obama from appointing Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.…/coons-democrats-will-try-block-rec…
In a rare case of bipartisanship, Republican Senators seem to be on the same page as the Democrats when it comes to Sessions (There are a whole bunch of snarky things I could add in here, but I just won’t.)…/f3b00a6a-722c-11e7-8f39-ee…
Senator Chuck Grassley, announced in a tweet that the Judiciary Committee will not hold hearings for a new AG in 2017 if Trump decides to fire Sessions.…/…/2629820
A small bit of good news to help you sleep at night. I still would keep making those protest signs though.
2. In a series of shocking tweets, Trump announced that transgender individuals would no longer be able to serve in the military. Trump failed to let anyone in the Pentagon know about this ahead of time and military leaders were caught off guard. I can’t imagine how it must be for transgender soldiers currently serving. It seems to be another case of presidential malpractice.
Read more here and then call your member of Congress and urge them to speak out about this.
The LGBTQ community took another hit yesterday when the Justice Department announced that while Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin, it does not cover discrimination of employees based of their sexual orientation.…/doj-amicus-brief-title-vii-…/index.html
3. The EPA’s clean water rule, is in jeopardy. It will be on the Federal Register starting today and there will be a 30 day period of public comment. If you like to drink and swim in clean water, and you think that wild life deserves the same, I encourage you to participate.…/343898-epa-to-seek-comments-on-obama-w…
Here are a few more tidbits from the Rogan’s list.
The judicial nominee to lead the criminal division of the DOJ, Brian A. Benczkowski, has Russian ties which he has disclosed.…/343489-trump-doj-nominee-used-to-repre… Let's tell our Senators to oppose Benczkowski. Right now we have too many open questions about people with links to Russia to add another one to the mix.
The Trump administration has okayed arctic offshore drilling.…/341833-trump-admin-approves-oil-compan… We can use this tool from the National Resources Defense Council for a quick and easy way to send letters to our MoC's asking them to oppose arctic drilling.
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Governor Dayton-
Out and About
Wednesday, July 26th, 1-4 p.m.
Minnesota Disability Rights March
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
Thu, July 27, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
How to Talk with Loved Ones and Friends Across the Political Chasm
Brookdale Library
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430…
July 27-30th
Transition National Gathering (Twin Cities)
Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105
Wednesday, August 2nd 7:30-9 pm
Richard Painter on Government Ethics
Church of St. Dominic
104 Linden St N, Northfield, Minnesota 55057
August 2-6
Democracy Convention, Minneapolis
August 5-6
SHETalks WETalk Minneapolis Race Talk for Women
514 Lowry Ave NE, Minneapolis 55418
Saturday, August 5th 1-2:30pm
Rally for Research
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155…
Written by Paul Simon | http://www.ivopenders.comRecorded live at Pitboel Theater, Sittard (NL) on 14 november 2014.

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