Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, 9/27 Call to Action

1. The Watchful Eye
Starting on October 18th, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin collecting information on immigrants, including green card holders and naturalized citizens. A new DHS policy will allow them to collect information about an immigrant’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts, and possibly computer search results. Keep in mind, this would also indirectly involve anyone who interacts with immigrants (almost everyone).
If the idea of this makes you squeamish, I recommend you read more here,…/people-are-worried-about-dhs-pla…
and contact your members of Congress to let them know how you feel.
2. SHARE Act
The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act (H.R. 3668)
This bill would open up federal land and wilderness areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service to fishing, hunting and recreational shooting. The bill would allow volunteer shooters to help with wildlife management on federal lands. Oh, and by the way, this bill is also trying to sneak in legislation to remove restrictions on gun silencers and allow manufacturers, rather than the Attorney General, to decide exactly what armor piercing bullets are.
There is a lot going on in this bill. Here’s some more information. Give it a read and call your representative.
3. Judges, Bad Hombres
Trump has nominated Thomas A. Farr for a federal judgeship in North Carolina. Farr has a colorful history of encouraging voter suppression. He was twice blocked by Senate when he was nominated by G. W. Bush. Read more here:…Trump’s lifetime appointments of judges will have an effect on America for decades to come. We should probably be making more noise about this. Luckily, Minnesota’s two senators are awesome and on the Judiciary Committee. Give them a call to offer you support and encourage them to stay tough.
Here is a list of Trump’s pending nominees. Read up and make some noise!
Here’s some extra credit from Rogan’s List:
Our five (5) living former presidents have launched a fundraiser to help Puerto Rico and other US locations impacted by the recent hurricanes. The campaign, titled “One America Appeal,” will allow donors to contribute funds to United for Puerto Rico and The Fund for the Virgin Islands. Both are 501(c)(3) organizations. Read the full story at The Hill. We can donate if we wish to One America Appeal and specify from which storm's recovery (Harvey, Irma, Maria) that we want our donation to go.
Resistance School resumes in October! Organized by progressive grad students at Harvard, Resistance School offers free online sessions where we can learn about communicating our values, mobilizing our communities, and building structures for action. To see last year’s sessions, and to sign up so we don’t miss this year’s, let’s visit
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Governor Dayton-
Congressional District 2 residents: Check out this website for information about groups and events in your area.
Out and About
Thursday, 9/28 6:30- 8:30 pm
MN-02 Candidate Forum with Jake Cassidy & Jeff Erdmann
Burnhaven Library
1101 County Road 42 W, Burnsville, Minnesota 55306
September 30th 10-1
Municipal Mingle
Sabathani Community Center
310 E 38th St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
October 14th 10:30 - 12
Forum with Erin Murphy, candidate for governor
Burnhaven Library
1101 County Road 42 W, Burnsville, Minnesota 55306
Saturday, October 14th 11 am – 1 pm
The People's Rally for Justice
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155
Music video by Rockwell performing Somebody's Watching Me. (C) 2004 Motown Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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