Actions for Today – Saturday


Excerpt from: The Nation

It is critical to keep it up if we’re going to block any of Trump’s terrifying cabinet appointments:

1) Last weekend, the Trump administration announced that Stephen Bannon, a white supremacist, would sit on the National Security Council (NSC). The Southern Poverty Law Center sent out an email yesterday to alert its supporters that the Senate Committee on Homeland Security was taking and tallying calls regarding Bannon’s appointment. Today and this weekend, call 202-224-4751. Express your outrage politely and make clear you expect the committee to take an immediate stand against Bannon’s appointment.

2) Two Republican senators recently announced that they would oppose Betsy DeVos as education secretary. Now the Democrats need only one more vote to block her appointment. Our friends at Student Debt Crisis have compiled a list of Republican senators who they believe could be on the fence. See if your senators are on the list and make a call or write an e-mail.

3) Senator Jeff Sessions was already denied a federal judgeship in the 1980s for being too racist, yet in 2017 he could become our Attorney General. Call 877-959-6082 to demand that your senators block his appointment. Make a call or write an e-mail.

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An example of an e-mail I sent to NV Senator, Heller is below. Calling on Stephen Bannon was hassle free.

Dear Senator Heller:

I implore you to vote against President Trump’s Nominees for Cabinet Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos and Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions. Mrs. DeVos has absolutely no experience to qualify her for the position and the lack of knowledge of the public education system she demonstrated during the hearings was astonishing.

Senator Sessions has a history of racial discrimination which disqualified him from the federal bench and has talked frankly about restricting legislation which seeks to prevent the abrogation of voter rights. The protection of the rights at issue in both these instances are fundamental to the position of Attorney General. Therefore, he is totally unqualified to fill that position.

I also implore you to speak out in regard to Stephen Bannon’s appointment to the NSC. The inappropriateness of this Holocaust Denier, and racist to such a sensitive post is unthinkable.

Sincerely,

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