A week that's seen news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury in Washington, while Congress has gone into recess with the Senate blocking Minority President from making any recess appointments. It's a measure of how crazy the world has become that this feels like a "quiet" week…. (I recommend What the Fuck Just Happened Today if you need to catch up with the full craziness.)
In nice news (and I know my co-mod, tassosss, will appreciate this!), the Mars rover Curiosity this week celebrated five years on Mars (the mission was only supposed to last two), and sang Happy Birthday to itself.
Reminder that we have a suggestion post if there’s a topic that you’d like to see discussed but would like to ask the mods to look into. This can be anything from general information, or a how-to-do-a-thing, or something you may want to discuss as a community. Folks are welcome to post directly to the comm as always, but if you’re not comfortable/don’t have spoons, we can help too.
As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.
Also if you need help with tags, PM redbird, who is our tag guru. Both tassosss and I are very grateful for the help.
Ongoing actions and activities
- Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app
- Town Halls: Congress is in recess, so find out when (if!) your representatives are holding town halls at Town Hall Project
- Recess toolkits from MoveOn.org and Indivisible (check the comments)
So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?
This week, I...
called my one senator
called my other senator
called my representative
called my governor
called my state reps
sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
attended a town hall
donated money to a cause
attended an in-person activist group
participated in phone/online training
went to a protest
signed up for alerts
took care of myself
not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
did something else
committed to action in the coming week