With the current budget running out on April 28, now is a good time to talk to them about budget priorities and the importance of passing a budget (or a Continuing Resolution) before the deadline, so the government doesn't shut down.
Meanwhile, the Minority President is finding out how hard it is to be isolationist and ignore the rest of the world: Who knew foreign policy could be so complicated?!
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Webinar: Advocating for Science - April 19
Public Participation in EPA's Regulatory Reform - Deadline: 15 May 2017
Expanded resources at Indivisible Guide website
National Women's Law Center's liveblog on tips and tricks for effective resistance
April 22: March for Science
April 29: Peoples Climate March
June 11: LGBT+ March
Congress is in recess - find local events, whether organised by MOCs or constituents at Resistance Recess
Weekly reports 'naming and shaming' sanctuary cities are dropped
Portland joins Seattle in lawsuit contesting the Executive Order to withhold federal grants from sanctuary cities
Other news to know
There's been a lot going on: in Syria and North Korea (and with China and Russia), with new executive orders and with tax protests -- too much to easily summarise here! If you want a quick catch up and links to more in-depth reporting, What the Fuck Just Happened Today usually provides a good overview.
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
went to an in-person activist group
participated in a phone or online resistance 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