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Ahoy, crew!

I just wanted to let you know about the Mississippi River Alliance aka the Mississippi River Towns and Cities Initiative (a regional climate change group), if your city in is the Mississippi River Basin Region, they should join the 124 cities currently in the group and doing remarkable climate change activism:

https://www.mrcti.org/

I'm going to start a petition for one of my leaders, Mayor-President Sharon Broome, Baton Rouge to join myself.

Good luck and steady sailing!
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Housekeeping
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Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tanaqui and I are very grateful for the help.

Action
#Resist Phone Bank guide
Donate: two fundraisers for victims stabbed after intervening in Anti-Muslim Harrassment
Action/Resource: Microvolunteering site
Climate Mayors - contact your Mayor about joining the list of those who will continue to honor Paris Agreement
Is your Senator one of the twenty-two? - who encouraged Minority President to withdraw from Paris Agreement

Discussion
Resistbot troubles - anyone else having issues with it?

Upcoming Dates
June 6: Vigils for Refugees
June 11: LGBT+ March

Other Info
Snopes investigates the alt/rogue government

How's everyone doing?

Poll #18455 this week I
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


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called my one senator
4 (40.0%)

called my other senator
3 (30.0%)

called my representative
2 (20.0%)

called my governor
2 (20.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

called my city reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a letter/postcard/fax/email
3 (30.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated moeny to a cause
5 (50.0%)

attended an in person sctivist group
2 (20.0%)

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participated in online phone training
0 (0.0%)

went to a protest
2 (22.2%)

signed up for alerts
1 (11.1%)

took care of myself
4 (44.4%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (11.1%)

did something else
4 (44.4%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (22.2%)


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From Wall of Us: suggestion that you contact your mayor (with links) to ask her or him to sign up with the list of Climate Mayors in support of the Paris Accord. (I live in Jersey City, where the mayor is already onside, yay!)

https://www.wall-of-us.org/weekly-acts-of-resistance/2017/6/4/action-2-ask-your-mayors-to-generate-clean-power-to-fuel-our-resistance?utm_source=Wall+of+Us+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f03d41b80c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cc0b966781-f03d41b80c-46521285
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[personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Has anyone else been having problems with Resistbot? It stopped sending me reminders a while ago, but more recently it's stopped even responding.
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The Guardian: The Republicans who urged Trump to pull out of Paris deal are big oil darlings

Lists the twenty-two senators who wrote to Trump urging him to back out of the Paris accords, with a handy breakdown of how much each of them received from the coal, oil and gas industries in the last three election cycles.

I can't remember where I found the link (ETA: it was [tumblr.com profile] plaidadder), but the poster suggested that if your senator is one of the twenty-two, you let them know (politely etc. etc.) that you saw what they did there and are going to be holding them accountable.
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Twitter’s Alts and Rogues: Twitter is full of "alt-gov", or alternate government, accounts — but without verification, it's difficult to know whom to trust.

Snopes has been doing the grunt work of trying to determine which of the rogue government agency twitter accounts are legit, and they've got a list that they'll continue to update. As the author of the article says,

We cannot guarantee everything every account posts is true or direct insider information; however, we can verify that each has a legitimate connection to what they’re posting about.
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[personal profile] executrix
People for the American Way is doing a phone bank tomorrow (May 31) to ask New Hampshire voters to vote against state legislation (Senate Bill 3) which would impose requirements for proof of eligibility to vote that would exclude many potential voters. PFAW says you phone from home, between 4:30-7:30 pm Eastern time, and they're doing a training session at 3:30 pm Eastern.

Signup form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvxBzKN2qcqKZZl9HMh9hvVpNlu-3EeTCvhNYqLKsFA3vn2A/viewform?c=0&w=1
(if that doesn't work, they probably have a link at pfaw.org.)
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Volunteer your time in bite sized chunks, from your own home, on demand and on your own terms. Benefit worthy causes to suit your lifestyle via non-skilled actions. Dip in and dip out with absolutely no commitment. It’s all FREE!
http://helpfromhome.org/

(I found this, and the links in my previous post over in the US Politics thread at [community profile] fail_fandomanon, where I often find good links and good discussions.)
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[personal profile] tanaqui
Two men were stabbed to death and another man severely injured Friday on a light-rail train in Portland, Oregon after intervening when a passenger began “ranting and raving”, shouting anti-Muslim slurs at two young women, police said.
https://www.launchgood.com/project/muslims_united_for_portland_heroes#/

https://www.gofundme.com/tri-met-heroes
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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.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird who is our tag guru. Both [personal profile] tanaqui and I are very grateful for the help.

Action
LGBT+
Call your reps to end Conversion Therapy (i.e. torture) nationwide

Net Neutrality
John Oliver set up a redirect to the public comment page so it's easy to comment

Upcoming Dates
A WEEK MONDAY June 5: Applications due for Organizing for America Community Organizer training
NEXT FRIDAY June 3: March for Truth
June 6: Vigils for Refugees
June 11: LGBT+ March

Activism
Facebook Live video from Indivisible on many issues
Support the Guardian newspaper in the wake of the Guardian journalist assaulted by the Montana Representative. The Guardian does good work.
[personal profile] snickfic shares her experience canvassing for her local Democratic party (members only post)


Other Info
Sink Hole Forms in Front of Mar-A-Lago (WaPo)
Montana Republican candidate for House assualted a reporter then got elected anyway (though likely because of 2/3 mail in ballots had already been sent in)

How's everyone doing?
Poll #18427 this week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


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called my one senator
1 (16.7%)

called my other senator
1 (16.7%)

called my rep
0 (0.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a letter/postcard/fax/email
3 (50.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated moeny to a cause
3 (50.0%)

attended an in person sctivist group
1 (16.7%)

participated in online phone training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
3 (50.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
2 (33.3%)

did something else
2 (33.3%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (33.3%)




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[personal profile] rydra_wong
Here's a thought:

If you disapprove of politicians beating up journalists (or winking at other politicians' beating up journalists) and have some spare cash, one possible action would be to contribute to the Guardian -- whose journalist, Ben Jacobs, got beaten up.

There are various options for becoming a member and paying a regular subscription, but you can also make a one-off contribution.

Although they're a British newspaper, their coverage of US issues is very very strong.

They would like to note (in an e-mail sent out to members) that they recently ran pieces including GOP candidate Greg Gianforte has financial ties to US-sanctioned Russian companies and Trump diehards stay loyal in Montana's 'white man's country' – video:

In that interview, the Guardian's west coast bureau chief, Paul Lewis, challenged Gianforte over his support of Trump's executive order that threatens more than two dozen national monuments in America, including the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in Montana.
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Indivisible Guide is holding a Facebook Live event tonight at 8:30 pm (eastern), covering the CBO score and other TrumpCare issues, Russia, and "how you can hold your members of Congress accountable this recess." The message also has info. about the June 3 March for Truth in over 100 cities--the cutline is "for transparency, for democracy, for truth."

https://www.facebook.com/indivisibleguide/photos/a.198948293902381.1073741828.197760674021143/268390363624840/?type=3

ETA: This just in--en banc 4th Circuit voted 10-3 to affirm the nationwide preliminary injunction against the Muslim ban. The decision describes the ban as using "vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination."
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From [personal profile] watersword in a comment in our suggestions post:
Rep. Ted Lieu (D - CA) has introduced a bill to ban conversion therapy (aka abusing queer people to make them not-queer) nationwide: HR.2119 - Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017. There's a companion bill in the Senate, S.928 - Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017. People can contact their reps or senators to thank them for co-sponsoring (the list of cosponsors is available at those links), or urge them to vote for the bills if and when they get out of committee.
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Holy shit:

The Guardian: Republican candidate charged with assault after 'body-slamming' Guardian reporter

"Allegedly", while a legal requirement at this point, means that, among other things, the Fox News team also present wrote this about Gianforte's alleged attack on Ben Jacobs:

Jacobs persisted with his question. Gianforte told him to talk to his press guy, Shane Scanlon.

At that point, Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the reporter. As Gianforte moved on top of Jacobs, he began yelling something to the effect of, "I'm sick and tired of this!"

Jacobs scrambled to his knees and said something about his glasses being broken. He asked Faith, Keith and myself for our names. In shock, we did not answer. Jacobs then said he wanted the police called and went to leave. Gianforte looked at the three of us and repeatedly apologized. At that point, I told him and Scanlon, who was now present, that we needed a moment. The men then left.

To be clear, at no point did any of us who witnessed this assault see Jacobs show any form of physical aggression toward Gianforte, who left the area after giving statements to local sheriff's deputies.


Oh, and it was all caught on audio tape.

Fox News: Key Montana newspapers pull Gianforte endorsement after incident

Here's [personal profile] colorblue's post on the Montana election -- the polls close today so I'm guessing it's too late to donate to Gianforte's opponent (ETA: see comment, no it's not too late, you can donate now and apparently he currently has 5X matching), but you never know:

Action: Montana Special Election

Note: Given the extreme bizarreness and how incredibly close to the special election it was, I'm sure there will be alt-right conspiracy theories about how Gianforte was deliberately provoked by a sinister foreign journalist from some sort of commie foreign paper.

For context: the Guardian is an extremely reputable, deeply earnest, moderately left-of-centre (by UK standards) newspaper. Think New York Times crossed with Slate and far, far less money, perhaps? Its capacity for sinister scheming is minimal.
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If thisfinecrew ever needed a fund-raiser we could print t-shirts that say "This IS the rutting Town Hall."
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Our Minority Pres is out of the country for the moment and things have calmed enough to breathe.

Housekeeping

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

Action
Elections

Montana Special Election on May 25

Regulation Repeal / Red Tape
Senate is voting soon on the Regulatory Accountability Act which favors corporations

Net Neutrality
John Oliver set up a redirect to the public comment page so it's easy to comment

Upcoming Protests
TODAY May 21: Applications due for MoveOn Community Organizer training
June 5: Applications due for Organizing for America Community Organizer training
June 11: LGBT+ March

Other Info
Healthcare
Info of the timeline of repeal and replace -  a reconciliation bill between the House and Senate version likely won't take place till 2018.

Immigration
National Immigration Law Coalition webinar available
Immigration Advocacy Organizations

Want to Run for Office?
Emily's List Candidate Training Info

Track How Your Congress People Vote
ProPublica has API keys to track legislation

How's everyone doing?

Poll #18404 This week in resisting
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


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called my one senator
2 (25.0%)

called my other senator
2 (25.0%)

called my representative
1 (12.5%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a letter/postcard/fax/email
5 (62.5%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
4 (50.0%)

went to an in person activist group
2 (25.0%)

participated in online or phone training
1 (12.5%)

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went to a protest
1 (20.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
0 (0.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (20.0%)

did something else
3 (60.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
0 (0.0%)



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