There was a bit of a Friday news avalanche. Assistant Attorney General Rachel Brand is leaving. Trump wouldn't release Democrat's memo rebutting the Nunes memo. A second White House official is leaving amid abuse allegations ( https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/second-white-house-official-departs-amids-abuse-allegations-which-he-denies/2018/02/09/72ba47e6-0d0d-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html )
And a deputy chief of staff is quitting: http://www.cnn.com/2018/02/09/politics/jim-carroll-white-house-national-drug-control-policy/index.html
1. On Friday, we found out Assistant AG Rachel Brand is quitting. She was one of the higher hurdles between Trump and Mueller. Let's call to ask Congress to protect Mueller.
See details here on the order of succession.
Consider attending or creating an event to protect Mueller, such as this one.
2. A solution for Dreamers was not included in the budget deal. Starting next week, Congress will hopefully start negotiations on a bill that will create a plan for these young, undocumented immigrants that have been waiting since September for protection against deportation.
Call to remind our members of Congress to pass a clean DACA bill for once and for all.
3. There is still time to help with local elections! There are two of them today. Karla's district went 53/47 or so for a Democrat, so it's not guaranteed.
Karla Bigham is running for the state Senate seat in district 54.
Melissa Wagner is running for the state House seat in district 23B.
Check out this new website for active activists in Minnesota's 2nd congressional district. https://cd2action.com/
Here’s a great way to keep track of Rep. Jason Lewis’ actions in Congress.http://mn02congresswatch.org/
Smith (202) 224-5641
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/