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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
Call State Representatives about online privacy
Use Resistbot to use texting to fax your reps. It's extremely easy. More discussion of more selective options here.
Facebook Town Halls
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)
Republicans just confirmed Neil Gorsuch after using the “nuclear option” in the Senate (Vox)
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)
Congressional Research Service report on Healthcare marketplaces
What we know about the 30 million people who are still uninsured (Vox)
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.
called my one senator
called my other senator
called my represenatative
called my governor
called my state reps
sent an email/postcard/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