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Apologies again for missing last week's check in.

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Healthcare
Submit a public comment on the Senate's Healthcare bill
Link to spreadsheet for actions and groups resisting AHCA/BRCA
Find a town hall event and call your senators about BRCA

Activism
Donation matching for several groups happening right now (or recently. Still good organizations to give to if you're looking)

Voter Registration / Voting Rights
Call to support the Automatic Voter Registration Act
Call State reps/administration against voter suppression tactics

Climate Change
City of Boston hosting climate change data

How's everyone doing?

Poll #18546 this week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


I

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called my one senator
5 (62.5%)

called my other senator
5 (62.5%)

called my representative
4 (50.0%)

called my governor
3 (37.5%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a letter/postcard/fax/email
4 (50.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated moeny to a cause
2 (25.0%)

attended an in person sctivist group
3 (37.5%)

participated in online phone training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
1 (12.5%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
4 (50.0%)

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

did something else
4 (50.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (25.0%)



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The Trump Administration Is Planning an Unprecedented Attack on Voting Rights

You guys, this is bad. The Trump administration is taking SEVERAL steps to suppress the vote, but the one we can immediately do something about is to call our state officials (the secretary of state, in most cases) and ask them NOT to comply with the Trump administration's call for the state voter rolls. A number of states have already said they won't comply.
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Saw this on tumblr by sandlewoodandsunlight

“Never stop believing that fighting for what is right is worth it.” - Hillary Clinton

JANUARY Important Dates:

2017 - 2018 Elections:

Several States, Districts, Municipalities and Counties are having elections this year, from governorship down to the school boards, especially Virgina, New Jersey, and Wisconsin. Find out if there’s an upcoming election you can vote in:

Contact Reps/Agencies on Urgent Issues:

Volunteer/ Donate:

Websites to bookmark:

Resources:





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To many white Trump voters, the problem wasn’t her economic stance, but the larger vision — a multi-ethnic social democracy — that it was a part of.

"Among the 52 percent of voters who said economics was the most important issue in the election, Clinton beat Trump by double digits. In the vast majority of swing states, voters said they preferred Clinton on the economy. If the 2016 election had come down to economics exclusively, the working class — which, by any reasonable definition, includes the black, Hispanic, and Asian working classes, too — would have elected Hillary Clinton president.

"The more frightening possibility for liberals is that Clinton didn’t lose because the white working class failed to hear her message, but precisely because they did hear it.

"Trump’s white voters do support the mommy state, but only so long as it’s mothering them."

The lesson here is that Clinton's economic message was on the right track, and Dems should continue to pursue it. But if they want to win, it's critical that they fight like hell against the systematic, racially-targeted voter suppression laws that Republican leaders have enacted in every state they control.

The future of the Democratic party lies in fighting systemic racism at every level. In less than 50 year, the majority of the American populace will be non-white. This is precisely why Republicans are trying to stoke the flames of racism and suppress the voting rights of the soon-to-be majority. Right now, it's working. It needs to end.

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