Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wednesday 8/16 Call to Action

This is the most difficult call to action that I have written since I started this last February. I am not equipped to adequately cover the gravity of what happened yesterday. Please keep that in mind as I bumble through this.
1. Trump’s Infrastructure Press Conference (where he gives a thumbs up to racists, Nazis and white supremacists)
Here is the complete version:
As Richard Wolffe said in this article, we can now be certain that Trump is a neo-Nazi sympathizer.…/the-president-of-the-united-s…
Just for the record, according to this article Robert E. Lee was opposed to Confederate monuments.…/robert-e-lee-opposed-confederate-mon…/…
If you want to get a sense of what really happened in Charlottesville, watch this video. Warning: it’s graphic.
It’s not like all of this started this weekend in Charlottesville, Trump and his administration have been quietly feeding this ultra-right base for months.
Trump has been busy appointing ultra-right judges to our appeals courts:
Trump froze funding for counter-right wing extremism programs…/charlottesville-latest-donal…
Remember when Trump called to change the Counter Violent Extremism program to Countering Islamic Extremism program?…/us-usa-trump-extremists-program-e…
Just recently, the Department of Justice asked for 1.3 million IP addresses from visitors of an anti-Trump website.…/346544-dreamhost-claims-doj-requesting…
Let’s not forget that Fox News, and specifically Tucker Carlson have been feeding propaganda to the white nationalist base. You too Alex Jones.
Why am I giving you all these links? Because I want you to be well equipped when you call your representative and senators today. Today should be the day that their phones do not stop ringing. Have they specifically denounced the president? How are they going to put words into action? This is not acceptable and the president blew it big time. If our members of Congress (MoC’s) don’t act today we will remember at the polls.
You know who else needs to go? Steve Bannon, Steven Miller, and Sebastian Gorka. Let your MoC’s know that too.…/minority-groups-in-congress-call-…/
Here are some talking points from Indivisible Guide to help you on your phone calls.…/members-congress-enough…/
Call your MoC’s! Call your MoC’s! Write a letter to the editor! Send a tweet storm to your MoC’s! Do it.
Not a Twitter user? I wasn’t either. In normal times I don’t care for social media. These are not normal times. Join Twitter and resist. Here are some Twitter tips for new users:…/twitter-onboarding-tips-for-new-us…/
When you are finished calling and writing and tweeting, read this. Southern Poverty Law Center’s Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide…/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-r…
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Governor Dayton-
Out and About
Wednesday, August 16th 6:45-8 pm
Keith Ellison to Greet Congressional District 5
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
Wednesday, August 16th 6-8:30
Valve Turners Dinner and Conversation in Minneapolis
Black Dog Cafe
308 Prince St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
Friday, August 18th 12-2 pm
Rally against Hate at 3M Corporate HQ
2501 Hudson Road, St. Paul 55119
August, 19th 10 am -2 pm.
Training and Canvassing in CD2
Park Grove Library
7900 Hemingway Ave S, Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55016
August 28th 6-8 pm
CD2 Town Hall
Burnhaven Library
1101 County Road 42 W, Burnsville, Minnesota 55306
Thanks to D. R. for the fantastic song suggestion.
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