Monday 9/18 Call to Action
1. I thought about just cutting and pasting an old post, from one of the last three times the GOP tried to repeal Obamacare, but it's probably just as easy to write a new one.
Here's the link. You know what to do. Actually, I'm not sure how worthwhile it is to call Democratic Senators, but I'll probably let our two know. But, absolutely, if you have a GOP house member, let them know. The deadline is September 30 to get this passed, so I'm sure your fist-shaking with the left hand while calling with the right will put them into the right mood.
2. The GOP wants to get rid of blue slips to get its nominees onto the courts. This is a bad deal; it would mean that the judge from with Senator Franken just withheld his blue slip from right-winger Judge David Stras. The GOP Senate is ready to put a stop to that. Let's not let them.
I usually try to write 3, but those are both important.
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
This month, Organizing For Action ( https://www.ofa.us/faq/ ) will be focusing efforts on voter registration and community building, culminating in a day of action on National Voter Registration Day, September 26th. We can sign up to participate and receive information on upcoming actions for voter registration efforts https://www.ofa.us/help-us-build-a-fair-democracy/We can also make sure that we register for and listen in on the first Voter Registration Prep Call this Wednesday evening: http://bit.ly/2eOMwVG
Iraqi Voices: Mini Film Fest
2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
September 17th 1:45-3 pm
Northfield March in Support of Immigrants and Minorities
Church of St. Dominic
104 Linden St N, Northfield, Minnesota 55057