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Hurricane relief
Lin-Manuel Miranda made a thing for Puerto Rico
[community profile] fandomlovespuertorico is live! Go and bid
Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Nuclear Deterrence
Pull the (Nuclear) Football bill before Congress to require congressional approval before a nuclear strike.

Healthcare
Trump is working the sabotage from within angle by not funding the subsidies that make Obamacare work. (Vox)

Poll #18940 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


I

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called my one senator
4 (50.0%)

called my other senator
3 (37.5%)

called my representative
3 (37.5%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

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

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
5 (62.5%)

attended an in-person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

.

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (14.3%)

took care of myself
5 (71.4%)

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

did something else
4 (57.1%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (28.6%)



tassosss: (Default)
[personal profile] tassosss
Just the poll this week.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
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Hurricane relief
[community profile] fandomlovespuertorico
Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Poll #18913 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 7


I

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called my one senator
3 (60.0%)

called my other senator
3 (60.0%)

called my representative
2 (40.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
2 (40.0%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
3 (60.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
1 (20.0%)

articipated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

.

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (16.7%)

took care of myself
1 (16.7%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (16.7%)

did something else
5 (83.3%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (16.7%)




tassosss: (Default)
[personal profile] tassosss
So this week, Obamacare repeal 3.evil failed and Trump picked fights with the NFL and Puerto Rico.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
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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.

Hurricane relief

Call your congress person to help Puerto Rico
Links for how to help with the relief efforts for Irma and Maria
For lots of links for hurricane relief for Harvey, see the check-in post from two weeks ago

Special Elections

Info in the comments about sending postcards to registered voters to increase turnout in special elections

Other ongoing actions and activities

Hope not Hate launches US site Includes some links to the amazing project by the UK organisation involving an undercover reporter infiltrating the alt-right.
Events to prevent a Muslim Ban leading to an rally in Washington on October 10
DACA: Defend DACA is the place to go.
Women's Convention Detroit October 27-29
Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?
Poll #18887 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


!

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called my one senator
5 (71.4%)

called my other senator
5 (71.4%)

called my representative
4 (57.1%)

called my governor
1 (14.3%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
2 (28.6%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
5 (71.4%)

attended an in-person activist group
2 (28.6%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

.

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
2 (33.3%)

took care of myself
3 (50.0%)

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

did something else
5 (83.3%)

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



tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
[personal profile] tanaqui
The Idiot-in-Chief this week made some surprisingly helpful deals with Congressional Democrats. Although -- based on subsequent tweets -- it's not clear if he understood what he was agreeing to or whether he'll stick with them.

How has your week been?

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

Ongoing actions and activities

Find or sign up to host an event to support National Voter Registration Day on September 26
Events to prevent a Muslim Ban leading to an rally in Washington on October 10
Hurricane relief: if you're still looking for places to donate, there are lots of links in last week's check-in post
DACA: Defend DACA is the place to go.
Women's Convention Detroit October 27-29
Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18829 The Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 13


This Week, I....

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called my one senator
2 (20.0%)

called my other senator
1 (10.0%)

called my representative
0 (0.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

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

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
7 (70.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
1 (10.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
2 (20.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
5 (50.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
2 (20.0%)

did something else
3 (30.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (10.0%)



tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
[personal profile] tanaqui
The themes this week have been DACA and the ongoing hurricane relief work. Whatever is affecting you and your loved ones, I hope you're keeping safe. If you're in a position to help, see below for various ongoing activities.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
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As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

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

Ongoing actions and activities

Links to hurricane relief efforts (mostly Harvey at this point)

Feeding South Florida
Targeting Harvey Help
Houston DSA fundraiser
Harvey Relief Post from Obama.org
More Links for Harvey Donations
Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund
Traitor Radio's "Hurricane Harvey: How To Help"
Amazing Web Page on Harvey Recovery
Indivisible's Explainer on Harvey Response - talking to your Congress person

DACA

Defend DACA
More on DACA
DACA update C&P from United We Dream
Vox article with lots of information on tactics and resources
Resources if DACA Ends

Other issues
Women's Convention Detroit October 27-29
Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18795 This Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


This week, I...

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called my one senator
3 (42.9%)

called my other senator
2 (28.6%)

called my representative
1 (14.3%)

called my governor
1 (14.3%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
2 (28.6%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
4 (57.1%)

attended an in-person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in phone/online 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
2 (40.0%)

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
1 (20.0%)


tassosss: (Default)
[personal profile] tassosss
The news of the week is Hurricana Harvey relief and DACA.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)

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.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru.

Ongoing actions and activities

Links to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Targeting Harvey Help
Houston DSA fundraiser
Harvey Relief Post from Obama.org
More Links for Harvey Donations
Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund
Traitor Radio's "Hurricane Harvey: How To Help"
Amazing Web Page on Harvey Recovery
Indivisible's Explainer on Harvey Response - talking to your Congress person

DACA
Resources if DACA Ends

Special Elections
Good news: Dems win VA school board special election 2:1

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18774 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 3


I

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called my one senator
2 (66.7%)

called my other senator
2 (66.7%)

called my representative
1 (33.3%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
1 (33.3%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
3 (100.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in phone/online 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
0 (0.0%)

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

did something else
1 (100.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
1 (100.0%)


tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
[personal profile] tanaqui
I hope everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey (and any other similar threats elsewhere) is keeping safe and well. Not surprisingly, the Minority President and his team have taken the opportunity of the news cycles being filled with Harvey to dump out a lot of bad news. See below for various ongoing activities.

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
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.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

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

Ongoing actions and activities

Charlottesville
Talking points from the Democratic Socialists of America on Confederate Monuments
Assorted Charlottesville resource links
Indivisible have made a map - counter protests
Charlottesville - where to donate money
Solidarity with Charlottesville - find or plan a community event to show you're standing with the people in Charlottesville who put themselves at risk to fight against white supremacy.

Recess resources
PFAW Fact Sheets for Recess
Town Halls: Congress is in recess, so find out when (if!) your representatives are holding town halls at Town Hall Project
Recess toolkits from MoveOn.org and Indivisible (check the comments)

Other issues
Resources for opposing the planned ban on transgender people serving in the military
Resources to defend DACA
Petition: stop Trump from pardoning Joe Arpaio
"Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act"
Friends of the Earth Call Script for NAFTA
Women's Convention Detroit October 27-29
Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18749 Weekly Check In
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


This Week, I...

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called my one senator
1 (16.7%)

called my other senator
1 (16.7%)

called my representative
0 (0.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
1 (16.7%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
0 (0.0%)

attended a town hall
1 (16.7%)

donated money to a cause
4 (66.7%)

attended an in-person activist group
1 (16.7%)

participated in phone/online training
2 (33.3%)

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went to a protest
1 (12.5%)

signed up for alerts
2 (25.0%)

took care of myself
6 (75.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (12.5%)

did something else
2 (25.0%)

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


tassosss: Buffy Bring on the Night (Buffy)
[personal profile] tassosss
Hey folks, it's been a busy week. Shout out to all the counter-protests that have seen huge turnouts where neo-nazi's have tried to get their message out. We have a lot of links and resources this week.

One bit of news is that our tag guru [personal profile] redbird is going to have limited internet time for the next week or so. That means it may take a bit longer than the usual super-speedy service for your posts to be tagged and new tags added. (Remember: you can always add existing tags to your posts yourselves.)

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
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.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

Also if you need help with tags, PM [personal profile] redbird, who is our tag guru.

Ongoing actions and activities
Sunday August 20 Ready to Resist call
Asssorted Charlottesville resource links
Indivisible have made a map - counter protests
Charlottesville - where to donate money
Petition: stop Trump from pardoning Joe Arpaio
"Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act"
Day of Action: Defend DACA
PFAW Fact Sheets for Recess
Friends of the Earth Call Script for NAFTA
Women's Convention Detroit October 27-29

Solidarity with Charlottesville - find or plan a community event to show you're standing with the people in Charlottesville who put themselves at risk to fight against white supremacy.
Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app
Town Halls: Congress is in recess, so find out when (if!) your representatives are holding town halls at Town Hall Project
Recess toolkits from MoveOn.org and Indivisible (check the comments)

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18720 weekly check in
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 15


This week I...

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called my one senator
3 (25.0%)

called my other senator
3 (25.0%)

called my representative
2 (16.7%)

called my governor
1 (8.3%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
1 (8.3%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
8 (66.7%)

attended an in-person activist group
2 (16.7%)

participated in phone/online training
2 (16.7%)

.

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went to a protest
5 (35.7%)

signed up for alerts
1 (7.1%)

took care of myself
6 (42.9%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
2 (14.3%)

did something else
4 (28.6%)

committed to action in the coming week
4 (28.6%)



tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
[personal profile] tanaqui
It's been a pretty quiet week in the comm (wish we could say the same for the blabbermouth Minority President…), but I'm sure you've all been busy with your acts of resistance!

One bit of news is that our tag guru [personal profile] redbird is going to have limited internet time for the next week or so. That means it may take a bit longer than the usual super-speedy service for your posts to be tagged and new tags added. (Remember: you can always add existing tags to your posts yourselves.)

Housekeeping (the usual stuff)
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.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

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

Ongoing actions and activities

Solidarity with Charlottesville - find or plan a community event to show you're standing with the people in Charlottesville who put themselves at risk to fight against white supremacy.
Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app
Town Halls: Congress is in recess, so find out when (if!) your representatives are holding town halls at Town Hall Project
Recess toolkits from MoveOn.org and Indivisible (check the comments)

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5


This week, I....

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called my one senator
2 (100.0%)

called my other senator
2 (100.0%)

called my representative
2 (100.0%)

called my governor
1 (50.0%)

called my state reps
1 (50.0%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
0 (0.0%)

attended a town hall
1 (50.0%)

donated money to a cause
1 (50.0%)

attended an in-person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
2 (40.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
2 (40.0%)

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

did something else
0 (0.0%)

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


tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
[personal profile] tanaqui
How's everyone been getting on this week?

A week that's seen news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury in Washington, while Congress has gone into recess with the Senate blocking Minority President from making any recess appointments. It's a measure of how crazy the world has become that this feels like a "quiet" week…. (I recommend What the Fuck Just Happened Today if you need to catch up with the full craziness.)

In nice news (and I know my co-mod, [personal profile] tassosss, will appreciate this!), the Mars rover Curiosity this week celebrated five years on Mars (the mission was only supposed to last two), and sang Happy Birthday to itself.

Housekeeping
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As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

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

Ongoing actions and activities


So, what have you all been up to in the last week or are planning to get involved in next week?
Poll #18658 The Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 6


This week, I...

View Answers

called my one senator
3 (50.0%)

called my other senator
3 (50.0%)

called my representative
1 (16.7%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
1 (16.7%)

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

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
2 (33.3%)

attended an in-person activist group
1 (16.7%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
0 (0.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (33.3%)

took care of myself
3 (100.0%)

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

did something else
1 (33.3%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (66.7%)


tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
[personal profile] tanaqui
*mods sidle in, looking a bit sheepish*

So, we've not been around much for the last month -- whoops! We're back now and hoping to get back to regular (slimmed-down) check-in posts. Meanwhile, you guys have been amazing and kept the comm running with some great posts -- thank you!

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.

As we don't always get the time to pull things out of the suggestions post into their own separate posts, it may be worth checking every week (or tracking the post) to see if there's any new information you're interested in.

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

Ongoing actions and activities

Find every election you're eligible to vote in with the EveryElection app
Run to win training

Calendar of events

Town Halls: Congress is in recess, so find out when (if!) your representatives are holding town halls at Town Hall Project

So, what have you all been up to in the last week/month or are planning to get involved in next week/month?

Poll #18640 The Week/Month
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 13


This week/month, I....

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called my one senator
9 (69.2%)

called my other senator
8 (61.5%)

called my representative
5 (38.5%)

called my governor
2 (15.4%)

called my state reps
3 (23.1%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
4 (30.8%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
8 (61.5%)

attended an in person activist group
1 (7.7%)

participated in phone/online training
0 (0.0%)

went to a protest
1 (7.7%)

signed up for alerts
1 (7.7%)

took care of myself
5 (38.5%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (7.7%)

did something else
5 (38.5%)

committed to action in the coming week
2 (15.4%)

tassosss: (Default)
[personal profile] tassosss
Apologies again for missing last week's check in.

Housekeeping

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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


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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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[personal profile] tassosss
Happy Father's Day. Sorry for missing last week's check in.

The theme of this week seems to be Secrecy in the Senate to Screw us on Healthcare.

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Healthcare - McConnell wants the trumpcare vote to happen before the July 4th recess. That's two weeks away.
Healthcare Call Scripts from Indivisble
Indivisible Guide: Contact for Senate Staffers
Senate Contact Info
Stop #TrumpCare Senate Call-In Day
Trumpcare Toolkit

Activism
Hustle and Slack: MoveOn Text Team Training
Action Checklist

LGBT+
Pride Month: Donate to LGBT+ groups

Russia

Brennan Center Report on Trump-Russia Investigation

Climate Change
Mississippi River Alliance
Indivisible: Defending the Climate in Local Action

How's everyone doing?

Poll #18505 This week in activism
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 14


I

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called my one senator
5 (45.5%)

called my other senator
4 (36.4%)

called my representative
1 (9.1%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
2 (18.2%)

called my city reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a letter/postcard/fax/email
5 (45.5%)

attended a town hall
1 (9.1%)

donated moeny to a cause
2 (18.2%)

attended an in person sctivist group
2 (18.2%)

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participated in online phone training
1 (10.0%)

went to a protest
2 (20.0%)

signed up for alerts
1 (10.0%)

took care of myself
6 (60.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
2 (20.0%)

did something else
1 (10.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
3 (30.0%)



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[personal profile] tassosss
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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%)


tassosss: (Default)
[personal profile] tassosss
Our Minority Pres is out of the country for the moment and things have calmed enough to breathe.

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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


I

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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%)



tassosss: (Default)
[personal profile] tassosss
Sorry for the late post.

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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
General

A list and contact info for "Rubber Stamp Reps", Congresspeople who are wholesale supporting Trump (Organizing For America)
Contacting Congress people who have turned off their fax machines with ResistBot

Russia, or So that was a hell of a week.
Scripts for responding to Comey's firing and calling for a special prosecutor

Healthcare, or Now it's the Senate's problem
Info on Senate Healthcare Repeal efforts and the Payback Project to track die-ins, town halls, and other protest efforts

Environment, or The Destruction of Protections that Affect Our Health and the Environment Begins

EPA seeking public comment on rolling back Clean Air Act regulations. Deadline has passed but don't worry, more are coming /sarcasm

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


Upcoming Protests
May 18: Net Neutrality protest in front of the FCC in Washington DC
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
Immigration
Information package with lots of links on sanctuary cities.

Town Halls
Organizing for America toolkit for Congressional recess

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

The news is too depressing to list this week.
What a hell of a week. How's everyone doing?

Poll #18376 this week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


I

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called my one senator
2 (28.6%)

called my other senator
2 (28.6%)

called my representative
0 (0.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
0 (0.0%)

sent a letter/postcard/fax/email
2 (28.6%)

attended a town hall
1 (14.3%)

donated money to a cause
4 (57.1%)

went to an in person activist group
0 (0.0%)

participated in online or phone training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
1 (11.1%)

signed up for alerts
1 (11.1%)

took care of myself
3 (33.3%)

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

did something else
4 (44.4%)

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



tassosss: (Default)
[personal profile] tassosss
Sorry this is late going up. I had a non-computer day. It's been a bit of a roller coaster week with the Republican's healthcare bill hitting the fan.

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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
Healthcare
Keep the pressure on your House reps that you are happy/unhappy with how they voted on the AHCA bill.
Donate to ActBlue or SwingLeft to target vulnerable Republicans in 2018

Immigration
Call scripts for Haiti TPS

Upcoming Protests
June 11: LGBT+ March

Other Info
New system for opinion calls showing up

The Senate is already scrapping the AHCA and writing their own healthcare bill

Analysis of Executive Order on Religious Freedom to Promote Candidates

Post AHCA vote, a little inspiration

What's in the Congressional Spending Bill


Everybody gets hugs this week *(((((((( you)))))))))*
How are you doing?

Poll #18340 This week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 14


I

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called my one senator
3 (25.0%)

called my other senator
3 (25.0%)

called my representative
6 (50.0%)

called my governor
0 (0.0%)

called my state reps
1 (8.3%)

sent a letter/postcard/email/fax
7 (58.3%)

attended a town hall
0 (0.0%)

donated money to a cause
5 (41.7%)

went to an in person activist group
1 (8.3%)

particiapted in phone or online training
0 (0.0%)

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went to a protest
2 (20.0%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
5 (50.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
2 (20.0%)

did something else
4 (40.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
5 (50.0%)




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[personal profile] tassosss
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)

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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
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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[personal profile] tanaqui
Yesterday -- Earth Day -- saw tens of thousands of people March for Science in hundreds of places around the world, celebrating science and protesting the Minority President's proposed cuts to federal science and research budgets. Those cuts will form part of the new budget which Congress needs to pass when it returns this coming week. The likely sticking points are the Mexican Wall and funding for the ACA, while there are plans to revive the repeal of the ACA before the administration's 100th day on April 29.

TODAY, SUNDAY APRIL 23: ACLU People Power is holding deportation solidarity events outside regional ICE offices at 3 p.m.

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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
Public Participation in EPA's Regulatory Reform - Deadline: 15 May 2017

Upcoming Protests

April 29: Peoples Climate March - see these posters for National Parks in 2050 if climate change continues for inspiration and slogans.
June 11: LGBT+ March

Other news to know
There's been a steady drip feed of minor new revelations about the Trump Campaign's Russian links, the situation with North Korea rumbles on, and Syria is still a mess. For a catch up to the major developments each day, What the Fuck Just Happened Today usually provides good links to the key stories.

French voters go to the polls today to pick the two candidates for the run-off on May 7, and the UK government has called a snap general election on June 8. (I'm in the UK and this just makes me want to cry, because our opposition parties are so dysfunctional at the moment. I think my main hope is that the early signs the centre/left are figuring out how to build the kind of resistance movements, like Indivisible, that you've seen in the US will bear fruit -- if not for this election, for the long term.)

So, what have you all been up to in the last week or planning to get involved in next week?

Poll #18254 The Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 16


This week, I...

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called my one senator
3 (37.5%)

called my other senator
3 (37.5%)

called my representative
2 (25.0%)

called my governor
1 (12.5%)

called my state reps
1 (12.5%)

sent a postcard/email/letter/fax
3 (37.5%)

attended a town hall
1 (12.5%)

donated money to a cause
5 (62.5%)

went to an in person activist group
1 (12.5%)

participated in a phone or online resistance training
1 (12.5%)

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went to a protest
5 (33.3%)

signed up for alerts
0 (0.0%)

took care of myself
9 (60.0%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (6.7%)

did something else
5 (33.3%)

committed to action in the coming week
6 (40.0%)


tanaqui: Illumiinated letter T (Default)
[personal profile] tanaqui
Congress is still in recess for another week, so your representatives should be around to talk to (but we have some advice posted in the comm about what to do if they're avoiding constituents).

With the current budget running out on April 28, now is a good time to talk to them about budget priorities and the importance of passing a budget (or a Continuing Resolution) before the deadline, so the government doesn't shut down.

Meanwhile, the Minority President is finding out how hard it is to be isolationist and ignore the rest of the world: Who knew foreign policy could be so complicated?!

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Get Involved
Webinar: Advocating for Science - April 19

Action
Public Participation in EPA's Regulatory Reform - Deadline: 15 May 2017

Tools
Expanded resources at Indivisible Guide website
National Women's Law Center's liveblog on tips and tricks for effective resistance

Upcoming Protests

April 22: March for Science
April 29: Peoples Climate March
June 11: LGBT+ March
Congress is in recess - find local events, whether organised by MOCs or constituents at Resistance Recess

Immigration/Muslim Ban
Weekly reports 'naming and shaming' sanctuary cities are dropped
Portland joins Seattle in lawsuit contesting the Executive Order to withhold federal grants from sanctuary cities

Other news to know
There's been a lot going on: in Syria and North Korea (and with China and Russia), with new executive orders and with tax protests -- too much to easily summarise here! If you want a quick catch up and links to more in-depth reporting, What the Fuck Just Happened Today usually provides a good overview.

Poll #18209 The Week
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 9


This week, I....

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called my one senator
3 (50.0%)

called my other senator
3 (50.0%)

called my representative
3 (50.0%)

called my governor
1 (16.7%)

called my state reps
1 (16.7%)

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

attended a town hall
1 (16.7%)

donated money to a cause
3 (50.0%)

went to an in-person activist group
2 (33.3%)

participated in a phone or online resistance training
1 (16.7%)

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went to a protest
1 (12.5%)

signed up for alerts
4 (50.0%)

took care of myself
7 (87.5%)

not a US citizen but worked in solidarity in my own community
1 (12.5%)

did something else
4 (50.0%)

committed to action in the coming week
4 (50.0%)

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