Monday Admin Post

Happy Monday, FAMily!

Hopefully everyone is staying warm and enjoying the snow (if you’re into that sort of thing). We’re happy to have you back with us!

One quick note before we start: we’ve been seeing an increase in lonely links and less than reputable sources in our pending posts. A lonely link is just that, a share to our page without any text from you, the poster. This creates more “spam” on our page, and doesn’t guide conversations.

Also, FAM wants to wish a heartfelt Happy Hanukkah to all those who observe! Tonight is the first night of this holiday, that celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. Stay tuned for more info on this, and many other holidays that occur this time of year!

Okay, onto action!

1. Call Governor Snyder’s office and demand he move up the projected date of the special election to fill Rep. Conyers seat. It’s a disgrace for a safely democratic district (which is why he is doing it) to go unrepresented for almost a year.

Gov. Snyder 517-373-3400

Rick.Snyder@michigan.gov

2. Tax Bill is still a thing unfortunately, so continue to call Republicans in the house and Senate and demand that they honor their christian roots and protect the poor, oppressed, and marginalized.

Sen. Collins has publicly said she has not decided on her final vote. We should also target McCain, Rubio, Corker, and Flake (who is vocal about his distain for 45 yet voted for the bill).

3. Doug Jones is up for election in Alabama tomorrow. If you can spare any time phone banking, text banking, or donating, please consider doing so here:

https://dougjonesforsenate.com/

4. Net Neutrality is at risk. There is likely going to be a vote tomorrow. Use the link below to save the internet:

https://act.eff.org/action/protect-the-open-internet-order

5. ACA Enrollment ends on Friday, December 15th. Tell everyone who relies on the ACA they must have enrolled by that date.

https://www.healthcare.gov/

Finally, a note on happiness. Each of you, regardless of your circumstances, deserves happiness. There is not a person among us who isn’t entitled to it. Whether it be success, wealth, health, family and friends, accepting and embracing their true selves, all of us are important and we are worthy.

When we are taking care of ourselves, we become better advocates and allies for those who need our voices.

Photo Credit: Moorea Seal “52 Lists for Happiness”

We are so proud of each and every one of you, and we look forward to the days ahead. Do what you can from this list and know it makes a difference.

Forward,

Anne, Anne and Jen

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