RESIST DAY #84: What You Can Do Today

September 30, 2020 0 By PENTICTONLAWYERS

Thursday, April 13, 2017

    • At a local forum, hold your representative or senator to account on issues from the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to the fight for universal healthcare to President Trump’s military escalation in Syria.
    • Click here to find a town hall taking place near you.
    • If your lawmakers are missing-in-action, find a creative way to highlight their absenteeism.
  • U.S. lawmakers are trying to get the Trump administration to pump the brakes on expanding U.S. military involvement in Yemen—even as the country faces widespread famine—CodePink is holding a week-long #FastingforYemen awareness event.
    • Elevate the campaign online using the hashtags #YemenIsStarving and #FastingForYemen.
    • On Thursday (or all week), participate by donating your lunch money to feed the starving people in Yemen. CodePink will be sending your donations to UNICEF to help the Yemeni children.
  • In two days, people will march on Washington, D.C. and around the country to ask Donald Trump: What are you hiding?
    • RSVP here.
  •  Trump’s missile strike “violates some of the most important legal constraints on the use of force.”
    • Call members of Congress (202-224-3121) and the White House (202-456-1111. ) Demand U.S. negotiations, not war, with Syrian & Russian governments.
    • Tell Congress: Cancel recess and vote on Trump’s war in Syria.
    • Tell Congress: Any debate over Syria must start with accepting refugees who make it through our time-tested and thorough vetting process.
    • Take action: Stop U.S. from making #Syria war even worse. Tell Congress: Don’t let the U.S. escalate the war in Syria.
  • The Trump administration is banning the very refugees that are escaping the same terrorism we are claiming to fight. Women’s March organizers are demanding that we be a sanctuary and safe haven for Syrian refugees. We call on the government to let in at least 75,000 refugees.
    • Attend a vigil or action near you. Women’s March organizers and supporters to invite their local communities on Thursday, April 13, at 6pm local time to rallies across the country. Bring candles and signs.
    • Share your events on social media using the hashtag #WomenForSyria.
  • Scott Pruitt’s EPA is seeking public comment on its aggressive rollback of climate and pollution regulations that protect public health and the environment. Go ahead, tell them what you really think.
    • Leave a comment on the public docket.
    • If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, attend a public hearing on the regulation reform at EPA headquarters on April 25.

What You Can Be Doing Every Day 

  • Check out the Indivisible Guide’s “Capitol Calendar.” See if there’s a local Indivisible group in your area. If there isn’t, start one.
  • ” also has a running schedule of events and actions.
  • Sign up to receive ” on your mobile device
  • Every day: Make your voice heard with “5 Calls” (because calling actually works)
  • Every Sunday: Join “Ready to Resist” Strategy Calls
  • Every Tuesday: #ResistTrumpTuesdays (or on Twitter)

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