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Friday Admin Post

Friday Admin Post

Happy Friday, FAM! ❤️

Today is December 1, 2017!!!

I know we say this all the time, but truly, thank you. Thank you for caring. Thank you for still being in this. Honestly, there are days I am not thrilled with this “calling” – I have friends, acquaintances, and family members who have stopped watching the news – they are sticking their heads in the sand and insulating themselves from everything that is going on. Because of this “job” – being a FAM admin – I can’t do that. Could I walk away and quit? Sure. Am I going to? HELL. NO.

I am seeing this through to the end – and beyond! YOU, my dear FAM rock stars, keep me going. YOU are saving this country. And when this asshole is out of office, WE are going to reverse this damage he has done and take back our country!!! We have a lot of work to do, and we won’t get thanks or recognition for it, but it may very well be one of the most important things we’ve ever done. Twenty years from know, when we can sleep peacefully, and don’t have an undercurrent of rage 24/7…when our air is clean and our waters our clear…when our vulnerable populations are protected and respected, YOU, my FAMily, will be able to lean back in your chair, smile, and say “I did this.” ❤️❤️. YOU are amazing. ❤️

Now, show me what you can do!!!!! 💪🏼

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1. YOU. MUST. CALL! The tax plan vote is expected today. I was heartened last night when the vote was postponed for not having enough votes. Despite going through the charade of moving through the proper procedure with 20 hours of debate, blah, blah, blah (to make John McCain happy and get his vote), there are still many voting on this atrocity who have not read it! This has been incredibly rushed. The math is wrong. I could go on for another page. This needs to be stopped.

Please refer to these resources when calling. Particularly target Corker, who is being pressured hard.

https://trumptaxtoolkit.org/

https://www.trumptaxscam.org/

IF it passes today, we’ll deal with it and keep moving FORWARD. But let’s do what we can do to stop it now. Thank you! ❤️

2. While you’re in the mood to make contact, make some calls to urge your MoC to grow a spine and support impeachment charges, based on obstruction of justice. Focus especially on Burr and McConnell (Yurtle)

Burr: (202) 224-3154

McConnell: (202) 224-2541

Trump Pressed Top Republicans to End Senate Russia Inquiry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/30/us/politics/trump-russia-senate-intel.html

That’s it today. Just two, to encourage you to get it done. We’ll have more Monday, for sure – get ready.

*** December 9, 5 PM – please join us at La Pita in Dearborn for our monthly Shawarma Law Enforcement meeting. 😊. ***

We’ll talk with you soon. ❤️

Anne, Anne, and Jen ❤️

Wednesday Admin Post

Wednesday Admin Post

Good morning, FAMily! ❤️

As usual these days (exhaustingly), there are many things happening on which we can act simultaneously, but we are going to choose a few emergent items to highlight today, to avoid overwhelming.

Before we get started on action items, we wanted to pause a moment and talk about our actions online. Read any comments section of any news article and the tone seems to devolve rapidly these days – even here on FAM, we’ve had to shut down many posts over the past year when members ended up name-calling and shaming other members. As admins, we can’t help but shake our heads at this – We. Are. On. The. Same. Side. It’s okay to not think 100% alike, and in fact, listening to (and honoring) differing viewpoints is one of the hallmarks of democracy. Taking the concept of “going high” one step further, I encourage you to listen to others, both here and elsewhere – text is not an ideal medium for communication – as a matter of fact, it sucks…so before you jump to conclusions about what someone meant, or assume someone is a “troll,” seek to clarify first. We have SO MANY other things on which to focus our energy. Fighting with our allies zaps that energy and divides our movement. (And no, this was not triggered by any incident – I watched this great TED talk last night, and reflected back to our movement). I encourage you to take a peek – a little long, but a really interesting perspective:

https://www.ted.com/talks/jon_ronson_what_happens_when_online_shaming_spirals_out_of_control/up-next?language=en#t-192437

Okay! On to our actions!

NATIONAL LEVEL RESISTANCE

1. The tax plan will likely be voted on tomorrow. We need three senate votes to kill this plan. The graphic below highlights just a few of the reasons this bill is terrible for our country. I seriously cannot even wrap my head around how gleeful the GOP is about passing something so damaging to millions and millions of people, all for the sake of a “win.” Murkowski looks to be leaning toward yes, as well as Collins. Corker flipped yesterday and voted the bill through in committee (bastard!). So, the three we are looking at today are our AZ contingent, Flake and McClain, as well as newly emerged John Kennedy from LA. Not sure what to do with this? So glad you asked! 😁

The Indivisible hack: https://www.trumptaxscam.org/

Or, this enormous set of resources via Ben Wikler:

https://mobile.twitter.com/benwikler/status/935326901199101952

2. Net Neutrality

Y’all know the story by now (if not, ask below…we’ll bring you up to speed!).

To preserve internet neutrality, one of the remaining three needs to change their vote. Contact them directly to urge them to defend Net Neutrality:

Ajit Pai: 202-518-7399

Michael O’Rielly: 301-657-9092

Brendan Carr: 202-719-7305

Secondly, leave comments via phone or email by following the prompts below.

1-888-225-5322

Also, you can log comments online:

www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express

The NY AG is investigating false positive comments that have been discovered to justify killing net neutrality. This means we need to work extra hard to overcome. The vote is scheduled for mid-December.

Additional information:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/lump-coal-internets-stocking-fcc-poised-gut-net-neutrality-rules

3. Speaking of mid-December, Doug Jones needs your help to defeat Roy Moore in AL. Bannon will be hitting the campaign trail next week to support Moore, and is calling directly on Alabama’s “deplorables” to put him in office. This situation….seriously. Who would ever have thought???

Donate, if you are able: https://dougjonesforsenate.com/

Lastly, an emerging act of resistance for Twitter users: Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin is urging us to withdraw 45’s narcissistic supply. Understanding narcissism (having had my own experience) – the narcissist lives in adoration, praise, worship. At times, ANY reaction feeds the narcissism, because in his head, EVERYTHING can be spun into a positive feedback loop. Narcissists create and truly believe their own reality. Evidence with the Access Hollywood tapes – he is now saying that isn’t his voice on the tapes, despite prior admitting to it. Understand that this man now truly believes that he never said that. So, Elizabeth is suggesting a strategy called “grey rocking.” For every tweet 45 puts out, simply respond with “You will be impeached.” There is no ambiguity with this statement, no way to misinterpret or twist. No anger, no frustration – just those words only. Check it out:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10214466031108209&id=1342401244

This got long, quickly! We are thankful for you! Now get out there and take our country back, FAM!!!! 💕

Your admins: Anne, Anne, and Jen ❤️

Monday Admin Post

Monday Admin Post

Happy CYBER Monday, FAMily!

Hopefully everyone was able to find some rest and relaxation with friends and family or away from friends and family. This week is a HUGE week for the Resistance–it’s time to make our voices heard as a strong, united front.

STATE LEVEL RESISTANCE

We’ve suddenly heard nothing about the batch of Senate bills that would allow guns to be carried in schools, churches and other places where guns don’t belong. With the holiday that just passed and the one coming up, it’s possible this will get lost in the news shuffle–but we cannot let up.

Call Gov. Snyder’s office and demand he veto these bills should they make it to his desk.

517-373-3400

NATIONAL LEVEL RESISTANCE

1. Net Neutrality (essentially the thing that makes all of the internet available to anyone who pays/uses a service to access it) is under assault.

There are new reports that there is a panel of 5 people who will vote on this. There are two that have come out against getting rid of net neutrality so the other 3 need to be swayed. See below for their information.

Ajit Pai, Mignon Clyburn, Michael O’Rielly, Brendan Carr, and Jessica Rosenworcel will vote on Net Neutrality.

Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel plan to vote keep net neutrality.

To preserve internet neutrality, one of the remaining three needs to change their vote. Contact them directly to urge them to defend Net Neutrality:

Ajit Pai: 202-518-7399

Michael O’Rielly: 301-657-9092

Brendan Carr: 202-719-7305

Secondly, leave comments via phone or email by following the prompts below.

1-888-225-5322

*When I called last week, I did get a message that said they were experiencing higher than normal call volumes and directed me to the Net Neutrality website below:

www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express

2. States are preparing to shut down the programs, services and funds that provide children with health coverage via CHIP. This simply cannot happen–we must hold the “right to life” party accountable for systematically harming children.

Read about it here and call every republican senator you can.

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/24/states-colorado-prepare-to-shut-down-chip-childrens-health-insurance/

3. The GOP cannot lose more than two Senate votes on tax cuts. Here is a list of the opposed or wavering on certain provisions:

1) McCain

2) Corker

3) Flake

4) Daines

5) Collins

6) Johnson

Direct your Capital calls, ResistBot and faxes to them. Make yourself heard this week. Ensure that this SCAM does not pass.

HUMOROUS RESISTANCE

Congratulations to American Actress and Humanitarian Meghan Markle on her engagement to former British Soldier, named Harry.