Apr. 30th, 2017

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The latest attempt to repeal the ACA (which is designed to placate the Freedom Caucus) is now being opposed by some of the more moderate Republicans who were on board with the first attempt. With the House Republican leadership trying to figure out how to proceed next week, here's a target list of representatives who need to be contacted today or Monday to let them know you oppose ACA repeal.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TopherSpiro/status/857975457106538497
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Yesterday was Minority President's 100th day in office. It was also the day of the People's Climate March who were out despite the 90 degree heat in DC. Congress has reached a deal for the budget through September (the end of the federal fiscal year) (WaPo)

Housekeeping
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.

It's been quite quiet in the comm this week, but here are some reminders of ongoing or future actions

Action
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.

Upcoming Protests
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)

Inspiration
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?

Poll #18300 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 16


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called my one senator
2 (18.2%)

called my other senator
2 (18.2%)

called my representative
2 (18.2%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
1 (9.1%)

sent a postcard/email/fax/letter
10 (90.9%)

atteneded a townhall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
5 (45.5%)

went to an in person activivst group
2 (18.2%)

participated ina phone or online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
4 (33.3%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
6 (50.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
0 (0.0%)

did something else
5 (41.7%)

committed to action in the coming week
3 (25.0%)


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