Will continue this work tomorrow (Wednesday). VM for Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) is full. VM for Republican senator (R-ME) is full. Frustrating! Tomorrow will begin using 5-calls instead of my previously rando hunt-and-try method!
Toomey (PA-R) re: deVos — VM full (Allentown). Also tried to get connected through Daily Action text — busy line/no access. Susan Collins (ME-R) re: de Vos — left message at 202.224.2523. The vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Sec of Education was delayed. The hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor… Continue reading Action Day 9: The calls.
It’s easy to feel bludgeoned right now. (Bannon himself called *rump the “blunt instrument” of their strategy. Charming! If only the President understood that this wasn’t a compliment . . .) These moments show, however, that the law, and the goodness of most people, can constitute resistance. 1. Judge Blocks US from Deporting Visa Holders CNBC.com, January… Continue reading Action Day 8: Tally the wins (ongoing)
Early on in this process–a YUGE 8 days ago!–I had no idea how someone like me could take on someone who ostensibly runs my country, and is who is hell-bent upon using his own power to exclude, diminish, and self-aggrandize. Here’s what I’ve observed though: people (like me) who used to feel AOK Facebooking a… Continue reading Action Day 8: Learn and communicate about how my actions create impact (and how to be efficient)
The Toomey, aka The Toomer, and I are really getting up close and personal these days. Rumor has it there is such thing as Toomey Tuesday, where constituents show up and kibbitz with him about, you know, pie, pretzels, racist bans against refugees in crisis, whatever. Something tells me my calendar wants this to happen… Continue reading Action Day 7: Call Toomey (PA-R), who was “Silent” on the Muslim Ban
:Canada. I feel like at least half of the country right now is in a constant scramble-state, communicating to representatives (Senate, Congress, and here corporate) our needs as citizens. The other half of the country? Preparing for the Superbowl. *rump banned Muslims from seven countries. A disgrace, reminiscent of Japanese internment and Jewish persecution during… Continue reading Action Day 6: Urge American Airlines to deliver refugees to a country with moral leadership
It was a grim week for women, Muslims, science, public broadcasting, and the arts: * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs. * On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. * On January 19th,… Continue reading Week 1 Recap: Much horrible presidential activity, and 5 days of resistance