Apr. 30th, 2017
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It's been quite quiet in the comm this week, but here are some reminders of ongoing or future actions
Public Participation in EPA's Regulatory Reform - Deadline: 15 May 2017 <- this is definitely worth checking out.
TOMORROW MAY 1: #RiseUp in solidarity with immigrants . Link goes to a toolkit that has content and talking points for social media for posting on May 1. The idea is to flood social media to show support for immigrants.
Contact your Congress people about Trumpcare 2.0, which goes even further to the right to appease the Freedom Caucus.
For inspiration we have a discussion of topics that members of the comm are contacting their congress people about.
June 11: LGBT+ March
Other news to know
For a catch up to the major developments each day, What the Fuck Just Happened Today usually provides good links to the key stories.
The Guardian has a major story on the links between Trump's campaign and Russian hackers.
Write up of what campaign promises Trump's done in his first 100 days at Vox
Currently, the Trumpcare 2.0 plan doesn't have the votes to pass. (NYT)
Canada fought the war on science. Here's how scientists won. (Vox)
So, what have you all been up to in the last week or planning to get involved in next week?
called my one senator
called my other senator
called my representative
called my governor
called my state reps
sent a postcard/email/fax/letter
atteneded a townhall
donated money to a cause
went to an in person activivst group
participated ina phone or 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