Apr. 9th, 2017

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Congress is in recess - it's all town halls all the time until they return on April 23. Also to know, the current budget runs out on April 28. That means when Congress gets back they have to pass a budget or a Continuing Resolution, or, you know, the gov't shuts down.

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Get Involved
Town Hall Project - talk to your reps about budget priorities.
Families USA on Healthcare toolkit for town halls
What to do if your representative is playing possum for town halls
Another tool for finding out about town halls near you

Action
Call State Representatives about online privacy

Tools
Use Resistbot to use texting to fax your reps. It's extremely easy. More discussion of more selective options here.
Facebook Town Halls

Upcoming Protests
April 15: Tax Day March
April 22: March for Science
June 11: LGBT+ March
Congress is in recess - It's all town halls for the next two weeks.

News to know
The Trump administration’s eventful and consequential past 24 hours, explained (Syria, Gorsuch, Bannon, April 7, Vox)
Bannon removed from National Security Council role (CNN)

Supreme Court
Republicans just confirmed Neil Gorsuch after using the “nuclear option” in the Senate (Vox)

Syria
The war in Syria, explained (Vox, lots more coverage of the airstrikes there too)

Lack of Online Privacy is now law
Protecting your privacy following changes to online privacy law

Russia Election Investigtion
Devin Nunes' role turns from controversial to untenable (Chicago Tribune)

Healthcare
Congressional Research Service report on Healthcare marketplaces
What we know about the 30 million people who are still uninsured (Vox)

Immigration/Muslim Ban
No significant updates this week

How is everyone doing out there? Let me know if you want me to add categories to the check-in poll.
Poll #18166 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


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called my one senator
3 (37.5%)

called my other senator
3 (37.5%)

called my represenatative
2 (25.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
2 (25.0%)

sent an email/postcard/letter/fax
6 (75.0%)

attended a town hall
1 (12.5%)

donated money to a cause
2 (25.0%)

went to an in person activist group
3 (37.5%)

participated in a phone or online resistance training
1 (12.5%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
5 (71.4%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (14.3%)

did something else
3 (42.9%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (14.3%)


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