Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday 10/21 Call to Action

I am going to contact my Senators and Representatives today to ask that they continue to investigate the president and his abuse of office.  It's critical as many people as possible call.  I don't have a Republican Congress-person, but I hope you will call if you have one.

I'm not interested in getting Republicans to flip from vocally supporting the president to vocally opposing him; the goal is to move each member of Congress a bit toward impeachment -- to get Trump's defenders to stop defending him, to get those who don't say much to take a symbolic vote, to get those who do criticize him to vote for impeachment, etc.


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Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday 10/11 Call to Action


Friday 10/11

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Meade
So proud of all of you who were able to show up and peacefully protest Trump’s visit and hate rally yesterday. Yesterday was a great day for democracy and standing up to hate. 

Last night at Trump’s rally he spent over a hundred minutes railing against his critics, attacking Somali refugees, showing how unfit he is to serve this country, and vowing to win and flip Minnesota to red in 2020. He only lost this state by 1.5% in 2016 and spent $30-$40k. Tens of millions of dollars are moving into this state to try and flip it. And the Minnesota DFL doesn’t take money from foreign interests! We need to raise the alarm and organize hard for the 2020 elections. 
If not electing jerks is important to you, and if you’re able to give, you can donate here.

Everyday more and more corruption is coming to light about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and Russia. Our representatives need to continue to hear that we support this impeachment inquiry. Trump only serves himself, not this country. 
Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged two associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani with a sprawling scheme to oust the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine by funneling foreign money into the campaign coffers of Trump and an unnamed congressman believed to be former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions.”
“"These allegations are not about some technicality, a civil violation, or some error on a form. This investigation is about corrupt behavior, deliberate lawbreaking," William Sweeney, assistant director in charge at the FBI's New York field office, said Thursday during a press conference detailing campaign finance charges against Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.”
“The two men were arrested Wednesday evening at Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. as they were waiting to board a one-way flight to Frankfurt, Germany.”

U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland is expected to testify next Wednesday before the House committees investigating President Trump and Ukraine, despite being blocked by the State Department from appearing at a closed-door deposition this week, 4 congressional sources tell Axios.”

Fiona Hill, who was until recently President Donald Trump’s top aide on Russia and Europe, plans to tell Congress that Rudy Giuliani and E.U. ambassador Gordon Sondland circumvented the National Security Council and the normal White House process to pursue a shadow policy on Ukraine, a person familiar with her expected testimony told NBC News.”

The KRG released a statement on Tuesday noting it was "deeply concerned by the United States' decision to withdraw from the safe zone in northeastern Syria." It warned that the imminent offensive would "undermine the progress made against ISIS, including jeopardising the secure detention of terrorist fighters."”

Senator Klobuchar needs to know that Steven Menashi is a big fat no for a lifetime seat on the federal bench. They will be voting on him soon. 
Steven Menashi, President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, began his writing career at the Dartmouth Review, the campus conservative publication that incubated professional trolls such as Laura Ingraham and Dinesh D’Souza. Menashi used this platform to denounce LGBTQ rights groups, mock “Take Back The Night” marches protesting campus rape, and defend a fraternity that threw a “ghetto party.””

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wednesday 10/9

Wednesday, October 9th
The news these past few weeks is OVERWHELMING. Stay strong and focused. Be sure to take care of yourself and check in with others.
There are too many things to cover here. Check out Crooked Media’s daily newsletter for a user-friendly overview of the latest. https://crooked.com/newsletters/
Trump has refused to cooperate with the impeachment investigation (definitely the behavior of innocence) and has encouraged others to obstruct as well. Today, seems like a good day to contact your representatives and ask them to protect the constitution from the Executive Branch, because we don’t do “kings” in this country. Anyone who ignores Congress or subpoenas deserves fines, loss of income, or jail time. https://crooked.com/articles/trump-obstruction-impeachment/
Are you looking to do more? Join Indivisible to call constituents in states with Republican senators. Encourage those constituents to ask their senators to hold open and transparent impeachment trials. Learn more here: https://act.indivisible.org/signup/impeachment-senate-calls/

Trump is Coming to Town
This week is going to be crazy.
Trump is bringing his hate campaign to the Target Center on October 10th. (People are already starting to line up!!) It is important to have a HUGE presence in the area to tell him that Minnesota does NOT support his terrible agenda. If you are free, why not consider joining one of the many groups making a trip to the area to (peacefully) protest his rally. Many groups are bringing whistles in support of the whistle blowers who put their lives in jeopardy to do the right thing. Go in groups, be respectful, and show the rest of the United States that hate has no place here. Find out more here: https://cd2action.com/…/dump-trump-trump-not-welcome-in-m…/…
If you go downtown, be sure to keep yourself safe. The armed conspiracy group, Oath Keepers, is headed there too to protect Republicans from the “violent” left. Oh boy. http://www.citypages.com/…/armed-conspiracy-group…/562562061
Karen Pence and Lara Trump will be speaking at the Union Depot (https://www.uniondepot.org/) tonight (Wednesday) at 6 pm. The topic will be “Women for Trump”.
VP Mike Pence will be at Safety Signs in Lakeville (https://www.safetysigns-mn.com/) at 4 pm on Thursday.
First Avenue is located downtown, close to the Target Center. FA has announced that it will remain open during Trump’s hate campaign and will donate all proceeds to Planned Parenthood. Nice work. https://www.twincities.com/…/with-trump-rally-across-the-s…/
Make Donations to MN DFL
Actor Julia Lewis-Dreyfus has done Minnesota a favor by encouraging Americans from across the state to donate to Minnesota’s DFL. I have seen other celebrities follow suit. Why not retweet and donate as well if you are able. https://twitter.com/officialjld/status/1181245210279333890…
Representative Angie Craig’s 10th Town Hall
Second Congressional District Representative Angie Craig will be hold her 10th (in as many months) town hall on Monday October 14th, starting at 7 pm. Rep. Craig is doing a phenomenal job and works tirelessly for her constituents and Americans in general. If you are a constituent, please consider attending this meeting. Rep. Craig has a difficult job and it would be nice to let her know how much we appreciate her. https://craig.house.gov/…/news…/october-4-2019-weekly-update
From my friend S. I. Thank you for the excellent information!
Several momentous Supreme Court cases coming up this term, as we learn just how f*cked we are moving forward with the Gorsuch/Kavanaugh court.
1. Now: “These three cases will determine whether you can be fired for being LGBTQ+, and will stand as a massive test for our civil rights.” https://www.them.us/story/lgbt-supreme-court-cases
https://www.aclu.org/…/what-you-need-know-about-todays-lgbt…
2. Then, the Supreme Court will hear its first abortion case since the illegitimate appointment of Brett Kavanaugh. Wondering what this means for abortion rights?
This Indivisible Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/indivisible…/status/1180153219370115072…
And: https://www.npr.org/…/supreme-court-revisits-abortion-with-…,
or: https://www.nytimes.com/…/supreme-court-abortion-louisiana.…
3. On the upcoming DACA case, United We Dream made history last week when they submitted an amicus brief in video form (it's the first time an amicus brief has ever been submitted as a video). Here it is: https://twitter.com/UNITEDWEDRE…/status/1179790552256188416…
And here's a good article about it and what's at stake: https://www.mic.com/p/daca-recipients-just-filed-a-historic…
Diabetes Activist to Challenge Pete Stauber in CD08
Diabetes activist Quinn Nystrom is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge GOP Rep. Pete Stauber in northeastern Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.
Nystrom said Thursday that she’s running to bring down the costs of health care and prescription drugs. https://kbjr6.com/…/diabetes-activist-enters-ne-minnesota-…/
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Friday, October 4, 2019

Friday 10/4 Call to Action


Friday 10/4

It would be great if Republicans would start defending the Constitution and support the impeachment inquiry. Trump is committing impeachable offenses on live tv asking one of America’s biggest geopolitical rivals to investigate one of his political opponents. About five years ago, China hacked and stole government security clearance files containing intimate details of tens of millions of public officials and private sector workers in the U.S. This is not ok. The pressure is on Congress to do something about it. 
I would think that if they were honest about it, they’d start a major investigation into the Bidens. It’s a very simple answer. They should investigate the Bidens ... and by the way, likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens. Because what happened to China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine.”

Here is the Volker material.

From Indivisible Guide- “If you have a Republican representative remind them of their oath to protect the Constitution & that you demand they support impeachment now. Remind them that if Congress does nothing, then our Constitution means nothing. Our democracy will mean nothing.”

There is another whistleblower. 
Rep. Richard Neal, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over taxes, tariffs, and other social-assistance programs, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on August 8 saying that a federal employee submitted "an unsolicited communication" on July 29 outlining allegations of "inappropriate efforts to influence" the mandatory IRS audit of Trump's and Vice President Mike Pence's tax returns.”

When migrant children were first being thrown in cages John Kelly was Trump’s Chief of Staff. John Kelly helped create the child detention crisis. John Kelly is now on the board of a company for-profit toddler prisons. There is so much corruption in this administration. 
Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly joined Caliburn’s board this spring after stepping down from decades of government service. He earlier had served as homeland secretary, where he backed the idea of taking children from their parents at the border, saying it would discourage people from trying to immigrate or seek asylum.”
“Critics say this means Kelly now stands to financially benefit from a policy he helped create.”

Trump is Coming to Town
Trump is bring his hate campaign to the Target Center on October 10th. It is important to have a HUGE presence in the area to tell him that Minnesota does NOT support his terrible agenda. If you are free, why not consider joining one of the many groups making a trip to the area to (peacefully) protest his rally. Many groups are bringing whistles in support of the whistle blower who put their life in jeopardy to do the right thing. Go in groups, be respectful, and show the rest of the United States that hate has no place here. Find out more here: https://cd2action.com/…/dump-trump-trump-not-welcome-in-m…/…
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Wednesday 10/2 Call to Action

Wednesday, October 2
Crooks, All of Them
We now know that Trump solicited Ukraine’s help in gathering opposition research on VP Joe Biden. Just as impeachment hearings were underway, the House went on a two-week recess. Sigh. We cannot let the momentum of this investigation die. Let’s keep tabs on our members of Congress and remind them to keep working on uncovering crimes even though they are away from Washington DC.
After denying it on television on September 22nd, reports have surfaced that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was indeed on Trump’s infamous phone call with Ukraine. Grr. The rot goes deep in this administration! So far, Pompeo has rejected House Democrats’ demands to allow State Department employees to testify. Some State employees are going against Pompeo. I expect after today’s revelation about the phone call, Pompeo will be subpoenaed as well.
The State Department’s Inspector General has requested an urgent meeting with key congressional committees on Ukraine today. Keep your eye on the news to see what that’s all about.
Boy oh boy.
https://www.cnn.com/…/mike-p…/video/playlists/trump-ukraine/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/80df829a-e494-11e9-b403-f7…
https://www.wsj.com/…/pompeo-vows-to-block-efforts-to-bully…
https://www.npr.org/…/state-department-inspector-general-as…
Trump’s lawyer buddy and master blunderer, Rudy Giuliani has been subpoenaed by the House as well. He must know it’s serious because he has hired himself a criminal lawyer. https://twitter.com/RudyGiuliani/status/1178806474073620482
Rachel Maddow does an excellent job explaining the connection between Ukraine and Russia. This event is a carbon copy from Russia’s dastardly playbook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1WpqffeB3E
Facebook
Audio has leaked from a meeting at Facebook where CEO Mark Zuckerberg has called Senator Elizabeth Warren a threat to the company. Warren has argued that Facebook has become too big and powerful and faces little to no competition or accountability. I think we can all be assured that Facebook will be allowing another misinformation campaign before the 2020 elections. Indeed, Trump has been on a Facebook ad spending spree lately. Shake my head.
https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1179118101755039744?s=12
https://www.theverge.com/…/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-leak-au…
https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/trump-campaign-launches-a…/
Trump is Coming to Town
Trump is bring his hate campaign to the Target Center on October 10th. It is important to have a HUGE presence in the area to tell him that Minnesota does NOT support his terrible agenda. If you are free, why not consider joining one of the many groups making a trip to the area to (peacefully) protest his rally. Many groups are bringing whistles in support of the whistle blower who put their life in jeopardy to do the right thing. Go in groups, be respectful, and show the rest of the United States that hate has no place here. Find out more here: https://cd2action.com/…/dump-trump-trump-not-welcome-in-m…/…
Small Farms are SOL (you get who you vote for)
President Donald Trump's agriculture secretary said Tuesday during a stop in Wisconsin that he doesn't know if the family dairy farm can survive as the industry moves toward a factory farm model. http://www.startribune.com/trump-farm-secretary-blames-…/…/…
ACLU Block GA’s Abortion Ban
The ACLU has temporarily blocked Georgia’s six-week abortion ban. Thank you ACLU!
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Monday, September 30, 2019

Monday 9/30 Call to Action

Monday

It's worth giving House members, especially Republicans a call today.  Since Friday, one Republican Congressmen has come out in favor of an impeachment inquiry.  Mark Amodei (R-NV) won 58-38 and one, Adam Kinzinger has strongly criticized Trump, calling some of his words "beyond repugnant."

 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/29/us/politics/pelosi-trump-impeachment.html

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/463592-gop-lawmaker-calls-out-trump-for-quoting-pastor-warning-of-civil-war

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/27/amodei-impeachment-inquiry-1517671

The president is coming to Minneapolis next Thursday, October 10.  You can attend a protest.

https://www.facebook.com/events/682336082272247/

 Sign up to become an election judge here: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/…/get…/become-an-election-judge/

Check out this website to help volunteer and flip in the Senate in 2020.

https://www.howweflipthesenate.com/

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Friday 9/27


Friday 9/27

Given the current circumstances, now more than ever we need to focus on keeping the House, flip the Senate, and win the presidency in 2020. Could you imagine how things would be right now if we hadn’t won the House in 2018? We must be vigilant in protecting the 2020 election. We cannot hold hope that Trump will resign or go out without a fight, so we must be ready with action.
It clearly shows that Trump sees himself as a dictator, not an elected POTUS who is answerable to the people, when he mentions the penalty of spies and people convicted of treason received in the old days when discussing the whistleblower. This is appalling conduct from anyone, and the whistleblower needs to be protected.
Speaking at a private event with U.S. diplomatic officials in New York, Trump described reporters as “scum” and raged at the Democrats’ new impeachment proceedings, which were spurred by the whistleblower’s complaint alleging that Trump tried to strong-arm Ukraine’s leader to interfere in the 2020 election.”
““I want to know who’s the person, who’s the person who gave the whistleblower the information? Because that’s close to a spy,” he continued. “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now.””

This isn’t the first time the Trump administration sealed a transcript for political reasons.
“In reference to section II of the complaint, the whistleblower wrote in the appendix: "According to White House officials I spoke with, this was 'not the first time' under this Administration that a Presidential transcript was placed into this codeword-level system solely for the purpose of protecting politically sensitive — rather than national security sensitive — information."”

As of now the GOP Governor of Vermont backs Trump impeachment inquiry. Let’s hope that list grows exponentially. 

While Trump is trying to lead this country like the mob boss he is, Governor Walz wants to revamp the states auto emissions standards. 
Greenhouse gas emissions from cars, trucks and buses have been difficult to cut in Minnesota, and transportation is responsible for the largest share of the state’s climate change-causing pollution.
In response, DFL Gov. Tim Walz has begun rolling out new plans to increase the supply of electric vehicles and reduce emissions. But there’s a catch: The fate of the agenda’s centerpiece — joining California in setting rules that promote low- and zero-emission vehicles — hinges on a court battle with President Donald Trump.
Earlier this month, the Trump administration said it plans to reverse California’s authority to set its own limits for tailpipe emissions — and for other states to follow — saying the Golden State’s rules give it disproportionate power over the country’s auto industry. More than 20 states, including Minnesota, have since joined a lawsuit to challenge the administration’s decision.”
Scientists booted from this administration advisory panel form their own group. 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler disbanded the Particulate Matter Review Panel, part of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, in October 2018. 
The 20-member review panel was composed of some of the nation’s top scientists, who were tasked with reviewing how soot and other microscopic air pollutants impact human health. The panel helped the EPA determine what level of air pollution is safe to breathe. 
Now the scientists who once served on the panel will meet on Oct. 10, the anniversary of the day it was disbanded.”
This administration is slashing the amount of refugees this country will admit next year to 18,000, and it is giving states and cities the option for refusing to take them. Between this and having kids in cages I don’t even recognize this country anymore. 
Let this motivate you to make good change. An easy way to start is to get our friends and neighbors registered to vote. https://iwillvote.com/
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wednesday 9/25 Call to Action

Wednesday 9/25
Time to Impeach!
Well it finally happened. Speaker Pelosi has called for an impeachment inquiry on Trump. While he has committed plenty of impeachable offenses in the past, blackmailing Ukraine seems to be what pushed the House into official action. Maybe it’s because Trump actually confessed to the crime (although he changed his story shortly afterwards) and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani is in perpetual gaffe mode on cable TV. https://www.theatlantic.com/…/trump-admits-pressuri…/598609/
https://www.thedailybeast.com/rudy-giuliani-state-departmen…
Crooked Media has a nice overview of what happened yesterday. https://crooked.com/newsletters/
If you are represented by a Congressperson that has called for impeachment, contact them and thank them for it. If your Congressperson is still on the fence, (That’s you, Collin Peterson https://www.minnpost.com/…/all-minnesota-democrats-open-to…/ ) or a Republican, call today and let them know impeaching Trump is the right thing to do. The House is coming up on another recess. It seems prudent that they would skip this break and focus on defending our Constitution. While you are on the phone, why not mention that as well.
Are you wondering what impeachment actually means? Check out this video to learn more. https://www.npr.org/…/what-does-it-take-to-impeach-a-presid…
Here’s a list of all of Trump’s impeachable offenses (per Peter Daou)
TORTURING MIGRANT CHILDREN
EMBOLDENING NAZI TERRORISTS
INCITING VIOLENCE AGAINST THE PRESS
BETRAYING THE PUBLIC TRUST
VIOLATING THE EMOLUMENTS CLAUSE
FLAGRANTLY OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE
ENDANGERING NATIONAL SECURITY
Or check out this opinion piece fro David Leonhardt: https://www.nytimes.com/…/opinion/trump-ukraine-whistle-blo…
McConnell’s Election Security Bill: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
After stonewalling election security bills from the House, Senate Majority Leader Mitch (MoscowMitch) McConnell has agreed to add $250 million to be used by the federal government and states for election security in a way that McConnell feels in appropriate. Ahh, there’s the catch. McConnell would enable corrupt officials to buy whatever hackable, unauditable voting machines they want. We need traceable votes and back-up paper ballots.
Today, please call your Senators, as well as Sens. Schumer, Coons, and Leahy, and tell them that McConnell’s election security funding does not protect voters. They must address this issue now.
Schumer 202-224-6542
Leahy 202-224-4242
Coons 202-224-5042
https://www.npr.org/…/senate-breaks-logjam-on-election-secu…
Climate Disaster
New U.N. climate report: Massive change already here for world’s oceans and frozen regions. The U.N.’s report is out and it’s worse than we thought. If you need motivation to help good people get elected, let me introduce you to this article. https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/new-un-climate-report-mas…/
If you need inspiration on how one person can create good change, let me introduce you to Greta Thunberg. https://www.theguardian.com/…/world-leaders-generation-clim…
Or how about 4 million of our youngest generation and their supporters fighting to save our planet? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_2019_climate_strikes
Let this motivate you to make good change. An easy way to start is to get our friends and neighbors registered to vote. https://iwillvote.com/
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Monday, September 23, 2019

Monday 9/23 Call to Action

 Monday 9/23 Call to Action

Take a look at the polling place finder to see November 5 local elections:

https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

If you can, give your Congress-folks a call today, especially Republicans.  Trump's latest conduct is some of his most impeachable conduct so far.

"By all objective standards, this is a monster story. It’s a clear-cut case of not just an impeachable offense, but one that demands impeachment and removal. For a president to invite foreign interference in a U.S. election is a flat-out abuse of power."

...

"Will Americans light up the phones of their representatives in Congress to demand action? Or is this just more background noise for them – just fodder for partisans to yell about, but nothing more?"


https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-09-23/ukraine-scandal-want-to-impeach-donald-trump-call-congress

Finally, remember how these issues are interconnected.

Research compiled one year ago by Customs and Border Protection pointed to an overwhelming factor driving record-setting migration to the U.S. from Guatemala: Crop shortages were leaving rural Guatemalans, especially in the country's western highlands, in extreme poverty and starving.

...

Scientists have said the increase in poverty and food insecurity driving migration are due to multiple factors, one of which is climate change."

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/trump-admin-ignored-its-own-evidence-climate-change-s-impact-n1056381

Sign up to become an election judge here: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/…/get…/become-an-election-judge/

Check out this website to help volunteer and flip in the Senate in 2020.

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday 9/13 Call to Action


Friday 9/13

Now is the time to organize, volunteer for everything, and get anyone you can involved. Trump may be spending a lot of money trying to swing this state, but we can be involved in making sure he doesn’t win.
While the GOP hasn’t won Minnesota since Richard Nixon took the state during his landslide victory in 1972, Trump lost to Clinton there in 2016 by a slim 1.5 percentage points. The Trump campaign hired a full-time state director in June and saw an uptick in Republican voter registrations in recent months.”

What does it say about a society that doesn’t help those who are in desperate need? The cruelty is unfathomable. 
“The U.S. will not grant temporary protected status to people from the Bahamas displaced by Hurricane Dorian, an administration official told NBC News.”

The Supreme Court has delivered a devastating blow to the US asylum system.
The justices’ decision effectively reinstated a Trump administration rule that prevents migrants from applying for asylum if they passed through another country other than their own before arriving in the US. That means that asylum seekers from any country but Mexico will now be ineligible for asylum if they show up at the southern border.”

Yesterday the EPA repealed an Obama-era water protection that previously curbed the use of polluting chemicals near wetlands, streams and other bodies of water. 
The big picture, per the Times: Trump's "administration, with help from Republicans in Congress, has often targeted environmental rules it sees as burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other big businesses." Trump campaigned on Thursday's rollback, deeming the regulation an infringement on property rights — especially for farmers.” 
They don’t care what they do to the environment or how they are leaving it for generations to come. 

More than a hundred CEOs sent Congress demanding action on gun control. It’s time for Mitch McConnel to do his job and let the Senate vote. 
Gun violence has emerged as one of the nation’s most pressing political issues, according to public opinion. And while lawmakers can’t seem to come to a consensus, it seems as if some corporate leaders have: It is time for the Senate to take action.”

Today, make a pledge to adopt a campaign. City, state, and federal campaigns are all important. There are so many to choose from and you can’t go wrong! (FYI, Jason Lewis is running against Sen. Tina Smith-he is particularly distasteful, just ask CD2. She would love your help! Trust me, he’s lousy.)
Join Stacey Abram’s new initiative, Fair Fight 2020. https://fairfight.com/fair-fight-2020/
If you live in Washington or parts of Dakota Country (Senate District 54) We Can Change the World is a fun group. https://wccw-mn.org/
Sign up to become an election judge here: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/…/get…/become-an-election-judge/
Check out this website to help volunteer and flip in the Senate in 2020. 

Keep tabs on all the great things going on in CD2 here:https://cd2action.com/
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Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121