Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday 8/28 Call to Action

Trump’s Orphans
It has been ONE MONTH, since we passed the deadline set by a federal judge for Trump’s administration to reunite separated migrant children with their parents. It seems there are no penalties for ignoring the deadline, which is perplexing and disheartening. It has become clear that our own government tore families apart without any intention of ever reuniting them. These are Trump’s orphans. There are still 528 children, some as young as five years old, still separated from their parents. It is suspected that 412 of these children’s parents have been deported. The ACLU is trying their best to find these families but they are facing an uphill battle. I know the current state of America is like a whack-a-mole game of scandal after scandal. It’s exhausting! But let’s not forget these kids. We would hope for at least that much if these innocent children were our own. Call you members of Congress today and remind them that this still needs to be remedied.
Doug Wardlow
Doug Wardlow is running on the GOP ticket for Minnesota’s Attorney General. A report from City Pages revealed that he is an active member of Alliance Defending Freedom. This is a nonprofit that states that its purpose is to defend free speech and religious liberty. The Southern Poverty Law Center has defined Alliance Defending Freedom as a hate group that supports “the recriminalization of homosexuality of the U.S. and criminalization abroad”, defends “state-sanctioned sterilization of trans people abroad” and claims that a “‘homosexual agenda’ will destroy Christianity and society.”
Wardl0w has a history with the Anoka-Hennepin School Board, pushing the agenda of boys and girls being forced to use bathrooms that match their genitalia and not their gender identity. He also believes that businesses can fire transgender individuals that violate their religious beliefs about human sexuality, and has bemoaned the Supreme Court’s decision to allow same-sex couples the right to marriage.
I don’t think Doug Wardlow has received enough press about this, do you? Let’s spend some time today sharing this story and asking questions. This is a serious situation and we need to make sure that Wardlow does not win in November.
From Rogan’s list:
The top student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Board has resigned due to the administration’s new policies that favor large financial companies and are detrimental to students.
At the crux of this issue is the Department of Education’s new policy not to share student loan information with the CFPB and their attempts to limit student loan refunds for students claiming they were defrauded by their colleges. We can comment on this new regulation(https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=ED-2018-OPE-0027-0001), but only until this Thursday, August 30.
We should also contact the Department of Education (202-401-3000; US Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20202; betsy.devos@ed.gov) to protest these policies, and tell our MoCs that we want to see the Consumer Financial Protection Board do the job it was intended to--protect consumers, not companies.
Get out The Vote
Candidates cannot win without help from us. Commit today to doing your part.
Each candidate on the November ballot has a website where you can sign up to volunteer.
Walz/Flannagan https://walzflanagan.org/
Amy Klobuchar https://www.amyklobuchar.com/
Tina Smith https://www.tinaforminnesota.com/
Julie Blaha https://blahaforauditor.org/
Steve Simon https://stevesimonmn.com/
Keith Ellison https://keithellison.org/
District 1 Daniel Feehan https://danfeehan.com/
District 2 Angie Craig https://www.angiecraig.com/
District 3 Dean Phillips https://www.phillipsforcongress.org/
District 4 Betty McCollum https://www.mccollumforcongress.com/
District 5 Ilhan Omar https://www.ilhanomar.com/
District 6 Ian Todd www.iantoddforcongress.com
District 7 Collin Peterson http://www.petersonforcongress.com/
District 8 Joe Radinovich https://www.joeradinovich.com/
Minnesota House Campaigns
Check out these calendars for upcoming events near you.
This And That
National healthcare advocate Ady Barkan, who has ALS, has an interesting approach to courting Sen. Collins (R-ME) vote on Kavanaugh. He is soliciting donations to go to her opponent in her 2020 re-election bid should she vote for Kavanaugh. https://theintercept.com/…/brett-kavanaugh-susan-collins-a…/ Over $100,000 has been raised so far. Let’s see if we can help:https://www.crowdpac.com/…/either-sen-collins-votes-no-on-k…
Study after study shows that the most effective way to get people to vote is by having conversations with them in the four days before Election Day (Saturday, November 3rd–Tuesday, November 6th). Volunteer here to be part of the last big push. https://thelastweekend.org/?source=MN02
Sister District Action Network did a study on the impact of postcards on voter registration and released the results showing positive results:https://mailchi.mp/…/dark-money-fireside-chat-and-critical-… Let’s read the report and keep on writing postcards!
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/legislators
Resistbot: https://resistbot.io/
Governor Dayton- https://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/
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