Monday, November 26, 2018

Monday 11/26 Call to Action

Monday 11/26

What an ugly news weekend it has been. I’m tired of seeing what the new “lows” look like for this country. 

Sunday afternoon border patrol agents fired tear gas at people, children, who are seeking asylum. They have the right to seek asylum. This is taken from Immigrant Families Together, “If that enrages you, the Senate is in session tomorrow and both chambers are in session starting Tuesday. Start working the phones. Express your indignation that people are being harmed in this way. Ask your reps where they stand on budget allocations for DHS and ICE. Force them to answer what they’re going to do about this human rights crisis.”

Looking for resources to help those in the caravan besides just phone calls to your rep? Check this out. Thank you KMP!

Last Tuesday, Trump declared his loyalty to Saudi Arabia and suggested he wasn't overly concerned about what the U.S. intelligence community finds. The world is "very dangerous" and Khashoggi's murder shouldn't affect America's relationship with Saudi Arabia, he argued.
Graham is arguing the opposite. "We cannot have a normal strategic relationship with somebody this crazy," Graham told me. Graham said "everything would be on the table" to punish Saudi Arabia, including blocking arms sales.”

When Russia has Trump in their pocket, and post-Khashoggi Trump is unlikely to say anything, now would be the time for something like this to happen. 
Russia has fired on and seized three Ukrainian naval vessels off the Crimean Peninsula in a major escalation of tensions between the two countries. Two gunboats and a tug were captured by Russian forces. A number of Ukrainian crew members were injured.”

Thanks to Senator Smith for drawing attention to what MN will suffer from under the changing environment. 
"Projected changes in precipitation, coupled with rising extreme temperatures before mid-century, will reduce Midwest agricultural productivity to levels of the 1980s without major technological advances," the highlighted section of the report says. 
It also warns that corn is especially "vulnerable," which is ominous for Minnesota as the state is a major corn producer (and 1st in the U.S. for sweet corn, according to AgMag). 
"The Midwest is projected to have the largest increase in extreme temperature-related premature deaths" according to at least one prediction model, the report notes.”
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121

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