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ACLU Petition: Stop Trump from pardoning Joe Arpaio

Points out that a pardon would represent an official endorsement and back-pat for systematic violations of the rights of people of colour.
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(both seen at [community profile] fail_fandomanon)

Here's a twitter thread with a good summary of the current situation, as well as some great ideas and resources for taking action. These include a link to a list of Health Legislative Assistants for various senators, and the suggestion to reach out via social media to friends in states with key senators who need to be influenced:

https://twitter.com/benwikler/status/872911051628707841

It also points out that, worryingly, staffers report calls to senators' offices have fallen back to near to "normal", pre-Trump levels.

This Trumpcare Toolkit also provides a list of the key senators who need to be influenced and gives some easy ways to reach them. There's also a link to a letter asking the Senate to take expert and public testimony on the bill:

https://www.trumpcaretoolkit.org

Edit: Another list of staffers dealing with healthcare for Republican senators:

https://mobile.twitter.com/jonfavs/status/873223442518073346

From the responses to that thread: if your senators are Democrats, you can call and ask them to hold off on all non-essential business until a public hearing is scheduled for the new bill.
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Via Faithful America:

Several Latino men had just left the hypothermia shelter at Rising Hope Mission Church in Alexandria, Virginia when a dozen federal agents suddenly surrounded them, pushed them up against a wall, and began checking their immigration status.

Under a policy set by the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are supposed to avoid churches and other "sensitive locations."

But now that Donald Trump is president, ICE has apparently decided that it's okay to lie in wait outside a church and indiscriminately detain those leaving it.

This raid appears to be the first of its kind, so we need a huge national outcry immediately - before ICE attacks the sanctity of any more churches.

Sign the petition
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[TW: settler colonial violence against Native people, genocide]

On this day in 1890, US troops massacred 150 Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee. Afterwards, twenty of those soldiers were given the Congressional Medal of Honor. (In contrast, only seven soldiers were given the medal of honor during the decades-long Afghanistan war.) (Citation)

There is a petition to rescind those medals of honor.

No one should get a medal for genocide.
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DeFundDAPL aims to put pressure on the banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline by asking people to:



The full list of banks is:
Td Securities, CitiBank, Chase, PNC, US Bank, Bank of America, SunTrust, Wells Fargo, Citizens Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Community Trust, HSBC Bank, Deutsche Bank, Compass Bank, Credit Suisse, Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, UBS, Comerica, BNP Paribas, Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Bank, ABN Amro Capital, Credit Agricole, Intesa Sanpaolo, ING Bank, Natixis, BayernLB, BBVA Securities, ICBC London, SMBC Nikko Securities, Societe Generale.
#DeFundDAPL has provided contact details for the banks (and, in many cases, the name of the CEO).
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Army Corps: Don't shut down Standing Rock
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is threatening to shut down Oceti Sakowin, the largest encampment of water protectors and allied protestors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Late last week the Corps issued notice to Dave Archambault II, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman, that on December 5th they’ll close public access to the land where the encampment is set up, and threatened “prosecution under federal, state, or local laws” of those who remain.
You can use this form from the ACLU to send a message to the Corps demanding that they back off from their plan to shut down Oceti Sakowin.

You can also donate to groups supporting the #NoDAPL struggle in various ways at this page: http://sacredstonecamp.org/donate/

ETA: The Army Corps of Engineers has postponed granting permission to build a particular section of the pipeline along a particular route until an Environmental Impact Statement has been carried out. That means construction has been delayed but not necessarily halted altogether -- although as the whole enterprise seems to be on shaky financial ground, delaying it sufficiently may be enough to kill it.

This is a significant victory. However, my understanding is that the action to close down the Oceti Sakowin encampment and actions to prevent people joining other camps and so on are still scheduled to go ahead, so still need to be protested.
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Link: Change.org petition
Location (if relevant): N/A
Deadline: probably ASAP
Time estimate: ~1min
Requirements: N/a
Anything else: You can also call and email the Department of Justice: 202-353-1555 and  voting.section@usdoj.gov respectively (ETA: per comments, this may be the wrong place), as well as your own Congressbeings and those of the states mentioned here: Florida, Wisconsin (which is apparently already conducting an internal audit, whether as part of their election SOP or otherwise), Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

(X-posted to [community profile] spoonlessactivists .)

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Demand An Audit Of The 2016 Presidential Election

From VerifiedVoting.org:

The FBI determined some months ago that hacking, originating from Russia, was having an influence on our electoral process. These hackers interfered with our presidential election through attempted and successful penetration of email and voter registration databases, among other systems. This created fear, uncertainty, and doubt about the safety of our electoral processes.

Computers tabulated the vast majority of the 129 million votes cast in the presidential election, and polls were wildly off. Did hackers manipulate the results by compromising voting equipment? Did other problems, glitches, or errors affect the outcome?

There's a simple, relatively inexpensive way to find out: audit the electronic results against the paper ballots used by about 75% of U.S. voters.

Sign the Petition


Related: #AuditTheVote is trending on Twitter

EDIT: There is also a phone number you can call here: https://twitter.com/GarnerMeg/status/799716502232514560
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I have made a bunch of link posts at my journal which I will bring over here, but let's begin with yesterday's post, which is something simple you can do right now that might make a difference: sign petitions!

1. Electoral College: Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19 (change.org)

2. Pledge to Fight for Justice: Take the pledge: Fight On for Justice (sponsored by Kamala Harris)

3. Stephen Bannon: STEPHEN BANNON HAS NO BUSINESS IN THE WHITE HOUSE (Southern Poverty Law Center)

4. Myron Ebell: Do Not Allow Myron Ebell to Lead the EPA Transition (petitions.whitehouse.gov)



Also, Boston Peeps who can make a phone call/write a letter, here is something you can do right now: a Boston city councilor who yesterday expressed his desire to make Boston a “sanctuary city” for immigrants, i.e. defy Trump & co. by barring local law enforcement from initiating or participating in deportation actions. (His name is in the post and you should read that post for more information.)

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