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January 26, 2017

RESIST

In this section, I will try to keep current avenues for resisting online, by phone, e-mail, fax and assemblies.

Act Indivisible: This Week’s To-Do List

  1. Use our new Stop TrumpCare June toolkit to plan your coordinated visits and sit-ins at your Senator’s office.
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  2. Use our new state-by-state map of the impact of TrumpCare to inform your calls, letters to the editor, and conversations with your Senators on how this disastrous bill will impact you and your neighbors—and find the right staffers in their offices to direct your calls and emails (we’ve done the work for you).
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  3. Turn up the heat on your Senators daily using the right resources:
    1. For Democrats: Use our script to demand that they slow down Senate business by withholding consent on all regular Senate business, and prepare to filibuster by amendment until and unless there are public hearings on TrumpCare. After your visits and calls, use these great social media shareables from Indivisible Data to hold your Democrats accountable and demand they #WithholdConsent.
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    2. For Republicans: After you’ve planned your visits (see #1), make sure they hear from you that oppose TrumpCare, on both substance and process. Use this script to call them and demand that they protect our care.
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    3. For constituents in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: Visit TrumpCareTen.org and use the daily call scripts and information to email Chiefs of Staff and Health Staff.
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Let’s not waste any time: your work this week is what will win the TrumpCare fight. Senate Republicans are planning to vote on their still-secret bill in the next two weeks. We still don’t have text. Or a CBO score. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is too busy twisting arms and cutting deals with your Senators to meet with patient groups like the March of Dimes and the American Heart Association. But none of that will matter in the end: if they get the votes, they’ll pass it in the dead of night, without any public input, and without knowing its full impact on your family. McConnell will schedule this bill for a vote as soon as he secures enough support. So If you wait until a vote is scheduled to act, you’ve waited too long.

Whether you have a Democratic or Republican Senator, it’s time to step up our constituent power game and win this thing.

In solidarity,

Ezra Levin
Co-Executive Director
Indivisible Project

Contact list - Representatives  OR  Senators

"From 'Left Turn Only" "Make this your morning ritual. Call 844-241-1141. A recording will tell you what today's issue is then automatically connect you with a congressional representative to leave a message. It's so easy and quick! Today we are calling Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee to demand an inquiry into 45's ties to Russia. Please do this and share.Together we can make a difference."

New App 5 Calls MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD 
Turn your passive participation into active resistance. Facebook likes and Twitter retweets can’t create the change you want to see. Calling your Government on the phone can.
Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls.

Do something different, send a fax from your computer for free. Flood their offices with enough paper that they can't ignore: This is the easiest, quickest and most effective way  you make your voice heard.

Go to FaxZero and enter the name and fax number of the representative you wish to contact.  Add a short message.  You can get the fax online from their contact page. You can do 5 free a day and many congressional leaders have several offices.  DO DAILY FOR THE ISSUE  you are concerned about. More info

Find local groups and actions at Indivisible

Find out how and where to swing the House back in 2018 at Swing Left.

Then we need to get money out of Congress so go to Justice Democrats and sign up for an amendment.  Then don't forget to forward to all your contacts and have them forward to their contacts.

Working with Justice Democrats is Brand New Congress

 Did you know that many elections only have one person running, usually a Republican, so if you want to run or know someone and need help, go to Run for something     

Then the Women's March has a project "10 Actions in the First 100 Days Keep this handy for your contributing to marches.

Don't forget Move On, a leader who started it all and they need support.  Visit their website.

Bernie Sanders web site Our Revolution for more opportunities. 

And at Twitter under nailkeg@geraldpeterso13

 On Daily Kos I write under Nail keg

 I am the author of "JayWalkers Shouldn't be Shot" and under the pen name "Pete Williams" "Talk to Me Dad!" (fiction about child abuse). These are available at Amazon

From facebook:

Update from Ben Wideman, a Mennonite pastor in Pennsylvania about a visit to his Republican senator's office:

Just got back from a visit to Senator Pat Toomey's Johnstown office with 15 other Borough of State College & Penn State area people to talk about the immigration ban.

Here are my takeaways:

1. Everyone we spoke with was rattled. They have never experienced this much constant feedback. The phones haven't stopped since the Inauguration and they admitted they can't check voicemail because there is no pause to do so.

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