Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with stuff to write. This wasn't one of those weekends. North Korea fired some missiles. President Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio. Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, and may come back for another round.
1. One of the most important programs created under President Obama was the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The program has allowed close to a million immigrants who arrived in the U.S. at a young age to live and work in the U.S. lawfully. It is one of the most celebrated programs under President Obama—and now Trump is dead set on getting rid of it. Let's ask our MoCs to co-sponsor S.1615 and H.R. 3591 to maintain DACA. This is a bipartisan-sponsored bill, so we have a real chance to make an impact. If your reps are Ellison, or McCollum, you can thank them; they're already cosponsors.
2. If you can, the Red Cross could use a few bucks. https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey
3. Become a Citizen Sleuth: The Center for Public Integrity and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting are today asking you help us tell the stories that are hidden in these records by becoming a #CitizenSleuth. https://www.publicintegrity.org/citizensleuth
Don't forget your Republican party job evaluation.
Do you have a Republican elected official working for you (state or federal)? Today is your chance to evaluate their job performance!
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/legislators
Governor Dayton- https://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/
Congressional District 2 residents: Check out this website for information about groups and events in your area. mn02progressiveactionnetwork.com
Out and About
August 28th 6-8 pm
CD2 Town Hall
1101 County Road 42 W, Burnsville, Minnesota 55306
Thursday, August 31st 5pm
RebStock 2017 Picnic
Blackhawk Park Pavilion
1629 Murphy Pkwy, Eagan, Minnesota 55122