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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

action alert July 11, 2017

PART-TIME PATRIOTS?
Today's Daily Action is to call the House Intelligence Committee at (844) 241-1141 to ask them point-blank if they are going to look the other way while the White House hides collusion and treason. Last year, Donald Trump's son, his son and law and campaign manager all participated in a meeting with a Kremlin operative based on the promise of help from the Russian government. Oh but they forgot about that meeting. Oh, and they forgot that this is the definition of collusion. Oh, and they forgot that this is treason.
The House Intelligence Committee needs to haul all three of them in for questions in a public hearing. We the American people have the right to this information immediately - especially because Jared Kushner continues to work in the White House as a senior adviser to the President with a top secret security clearance. All three men - Donald Trump Jr, Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort have a history of giving inaccurate information on the subject of their dealings with the Russians. We want them to testify in public because, frankly, any potential inaccuracies or lies are will come to light sooner if the whole world hears it at once. We have zero reason to believe that a sworn testimony in private will be any more accurate than Jared Kushner's security clearance application.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

New Evidence: Trump Jr and Russian connection



Two weeks after Donald J. Trump clinched the Republican presidential nomination last year, his eldest son arranged a meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan with a Russian lawyer who has connections to the Kremlin, according to confidential government records described to The New York Times.
The previously unreported meeting was also attended by Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman at the time, Paul J. Manafort, as well as the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, according to interviews and the documents, which were outlined by people familiar with them.

Must read article on Religious Fascism by former member




I am taking this from an article in  First person Polotocs, by Posted by  on 

How do you do that?[take over] Well, you overturn Roe v. WadeGriswold v. ConnecticutBrown v. Board of Education and Bob Jones v. The United States. Each of these decisions currently protects reproductive rights or non-discrimination based on race. As retribution, you amend the Constitution to discriminate against queers, trans people, women and people of color. Then, you make laws legislating morality. The only way to do this is to infiltrate the government; so Generation Joshua, TeenPact and other organizations exist to indoctrinate and recruit homeschooled youth who have ample free time to participate in politics....

 I watched the Tea Party takeover and was surprised no one saw it coming. After all, this was part of the plan. Trump being elected is also part of the plan, although not Trump specifically; the true goal is Pence.
Christofascists have been wanting someone like Pence in the White House and, until now, didn’t have a way to get one in. They know Trump is easily manipulated and will change his mind with the wind if it makes him feel more powerful and famous. Trump couldn’t care less about policy, a fact he’s made quite obvious. The Right has given a tyrant power and fame; he will do whatever they want him to do in order to keep it. This way they can sneak Pence in on a piggyback while filling Congress with even more evangelical conservative Republicans. Compared to Trump’s abrasive and terrifying behavior, Pence seems much less threatening. This is not the case. Pence has a proven track record of legalizing discrimination and acting against women and marginalized people. 

https://www.autostraddle.com/i-was-trained-for-the-culture-wars-in-home-school-awaiting-someone-like-mike-pence-as-a-messiah-367057/

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

action alert

KEEP DREIBAND AWAY FROM OUR CIVIL RIGHTS
While we wait to see new health care legislation, today's Daily Action is to block Trump's nominee to run the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Dept, Eric Dreiband (844-241-1141).
Dreiband's views on civil rights are in the mold of Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions. He's made a career of campaigning against civil rights legislation and criminal justice reform at the state and federal level. In court, he's represented companies like RJReynolds Tobacco and Abercrombie & Fitch against claims of pay discrimination, age discrimination, racial discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination. He's filed lawsuits that would restrict access to birth control. He even testified before Congress in opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
This is exactly the opposite experience required for the one person in charge of enforcing our federal civil rights laws that range from voting to healthcare to education.
Today's call to 844-241-1141 will direct you to a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold Dreiband's confirmation hearing. A loud public outcry about Dreiband NOW can end his nomination before he gains support, quietly sailing under the radar. Help spread the word on his record and call the Senate Judiciary Committee and tell them to OPPOSE Eric Dreiband as head of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Trump Moves to Take Over Voting


Voting booths set up and ready to receive voters inside a polling station in Christmas, Florida on November 8, 2016.















































































We can see the major outline of fascist oppression being laid by the Trump administration,He is building a database of disobedient voters (opposition voters) and removing safeguards against election hacking.

In a little-noticed 6-3 vote today, the House Administration Committee voted along party lines to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which helps states run elections and is the only federal agency charged with making sure voting machines can’t be hacked. The EAC was created after the disastrous 2000 election in Florida as part of the Help America Vote Act to rectify problems like butterfly ballots and hanging chads. (Republicans have tried to kill the agency for  years.) The Committee also voted to eliminate the public-financing system for presidential elections dating back to the 1970s. “It is my firm belief that the EAC has outlived its usefulness and purpose,” said Committee chair Gregg Harper (R-MS), explaining why his bill transfers the EAC’s authority to the Federal Election Commission. Thirty-eight pro-democracy groups, including the NAACP  and Common Cause, denounced the vote. “The EAC is the only federal agency which has as its central mission the improvement of election administration, and it undertakes essential activities that no other institution is equipped to address,” says the Brennan Center for Justice.This move is particularly worrisome given reports that suspected Russian hackers attempted to access voter-registration systems in more than 20 states during the 2016 election. Moreover, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration set up by President Obama in 2014 outlined an “impending crisis” in voting technology and the Brennan Center found that 42 states used voting machines in 2016 that were at least a decade-old and at risk of failing. The EAC was the agency tasked with making sure these voting systems were both modernized and secure. (Read more) [1]

Trump's voter Fraud commission is building a data base that would show how everyone in the country voted. A national registry of voting. The actual commission was set up to validate Trump's groundless claims that Hilary only won the popular vote because illegal aliens voted fraudulently, Their means of proving that is to track down every vote in the country,



The vice chairman of the commission, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, sent a letter to all 50 states requesting the state's publicly-available voter rolls, including such personal information as the last four digits of someone's Social Security number and "information regarding military status..."To begin, the information he's seeking will reveal what we know already -- that some voter registration rolls are bloated -- and not much else. The voter databases include extra people for a particularly innocuous reason: Individuals die or move quite frequently.But there is no evidence whatsoever that outdated voter lists lead to any kind of voter fraud. Simply put, dead people, or those who have moved, do not vote illegally in any significant number. (More[2]

Demographers knkow this is a pointless exercise because just compiling a list of voters wont yield results, There are problems with deaths and birthdays and what have you that will create complications that is not how one finds voter fraud,[3] "Yet those who peddle the rampant voter fraud canard have been looking for evidence to support their theories, all in an effort to justify ever-stricter voting laws. They cannot find any widespread voter fraud, so they use issues of bloated voter registration rolls as their evidence. But that proves nothing beyond the reality that states need a better way to update their voter rolls." [4]

The real motivation is to make it harder for certain kinds of people to vote, Those would be the democratic voting kind, We have real reasons to distrust We have reasons to distrust. not only do the Republicans have a habit of passing laws to screen out poor and people of color voters but also im the last election they used voter intimidation to keep people from the polls, In Fort Worth Texas roving bands of Republicans went through the streets of Hispanic neighborhoods scaring old people out of voting.

Fort Worth (WBAP/KLIF) – The United Hispanic Council of Tarrant County has filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department alleging that some Fort Worth senior citizens are being intimidated into not voting. According to the complaint a group of political activists is going door-to-door in Hispanic neighborhoods claiming it is investigating voter fraud. Hhe Hispanic Council says the “vigilante-style,” so-called investigators accuse seniors of doing something wrong, and imply that they should not have voted by mail. The leader of that group, Aaron Harris, says in a Facebook posting, “so I expose the fraud, and those who are stealing the votes and suppressing voters want to sue me.”(Read More)[5][6]




Sources


[1] Ari Berman,"house Republications Just Voted to Eliminate the only Federal law that makes Sure Voting Machines Cam't be Hacked, The Nation (Feb. 7, 2017) (accessed 7/4/17)
https://www.thenation.com/article/house-republicans-just-voted-to-eliminate-the-only-federal-agency-that-makes-sure-voting-machines-cant-be-hacked/

[2]Joshua Douglas, "Demand for Voter Roles Shows Ugly Truth About Trump's Voter Fraud Commission," CNN Updated 12:39 PM ET, Sat July 1, 2017, on line URL (accessed 7/4/17)
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/30/opinions/voter-rolls-demand-douglas/index.html

[3] Ibid
[4] Ibid

[5] WBAP radio 820n "Rights group claims Fort Worth Hispanics face voter intimidation,"
http://www.wbap.com/2016/10/29/rights-group-claims-fort-worth-hispanics-face-voter-intimidation/
(accessed 7/4/17)

[6] , "Texas Republicans Target Elderly..."
November 8 2016, 7:48 a.m.https://theintercept.com/2016/11/08/texas-republicans-target-elderly-latino-voters-with-fraud-accusations/
(accessed 7/4/17)


Friday, June 30, 2017

Daily action: AN IMPORTANT MORAL VICTORY


Today's Daily Action is to call your Senators at 844-241-1141 and tell them whatever is on YOUR mind - after all, these are YOUR elected representatives. Four key points below.
1- It is always a good day to practice using your voice even if there isn't an impending vote. Today, as we head into Independence Day is as good a day as any for your first call to Congress ever, your first call in a long time or your fifth call this week.
2 - Healthcare appears stalled for now. The Senate is breaking for recess and as of this morning, there was no new health care bill or outline of a bill. This is a tactical victory for us - even as we remain vigilant 
3 - We won an important moral victory this week. Here's why: we started this week literally begging our democratically-elected leaders, sometimes tearfully, not to kill us (!) We were told that we were wasting our time because McConnell is wily and we are powerless. The six quotes below are all from Republican Senators who are opposed to the current bill:
"As drafted, this bill will not ensure access to affordable health care in West Virginia, does not do enough to combat the opioid epidemic that is devastating my state, cuts traditional Medicaid too deeply, and harms rural health care providers." - Senator Shelly Moore Capito
"I'm opposed to this bill because I don't think it does the job and would make matters worse in many cases." - Senator Susan Collins
"It’s not an acceptable proposition to have a bill that increases the burden on lower-income citizens and lessons the burden on wealthy citizens." - Senator Bob Corker
“It’s not about getting me to yes. It’s about getting Nevada to yes. … Low-income families, should they have health insurance? The answer is yes.” - Senator Dean Heller
“The Senate healthcare bill missed the mark for Kansans and therefore did not have my support. I am pleased with the decision to delay the vote – now is the time to take a step back and put the full legislative process to work." - Senator Jerry Moran
"The Congress of the United States — whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, in the House or in the Senate — shouldn't we all be working together on the problems that are part and parcel of who we are as Americans? This is not for Republicans to fix or Democrats to fix. This is for us as Americans to fix. So when did we get to the point where we said, 'No. We're not going to talk to Democrats about a fix'? We should be working with our colleagues on the other side of the aisle." - Senator Lisa Murkowski
"I continue to have real concerns about the Medicaid policies in this bill, especially those that impact drug treatment at a time when Ohio is facing an opioid epidemic. For months, I have engaged with my colleagues on solutions that I believe are necessary to ensure that we improve our health care system and better combat this opioid epidemic. Unfortunately, the Senate draft falls short and therefore I cannot support it in its current form." - Senator Rob Portman
Sometimes you just have to tune out your inner cynic, the doomsdayers in your Facebook feed, the naysayers on Twitter, the media pundits on both sides and FIGHT ON for what *appears* to be a hopelessly foolish, naively optimistic cause.
4 - Have a wonderful weekend!
Senate Republicans are still divided on their bill to repeal Obamacare, and a weeklong recess won't offer much respite.
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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Action alert health care bill June29, 2017

Leslie Fox shared Daily Action's post.
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HOLD THE LINE
Today's Daily Action is to call your Senators at 844-241-1141 and speak out against the Republican health care bill. As expected, Mitch McConnell is working behind closed doors to create an agreement among Republican senators. It's critical that the Senate knows we are still watching.
If your Senator is a Republican, ask them if they're holding a town hall over the upcoming July 4th recess - and if not, why not? Ask them if they are pursuing a bipartisan solution to health care.
If your Senator is a Democrat, thank them for staying vigilant and encourage them to hold town halls over the July 4th recess so they can hear from their constituents directly.
White House, Senate GOP agree to add $45 billion to address opioid crisis, near agreement on Health Savings Account money.
POLITICO.COM

Here's a Trump campaign guy who is a foreign agent

Paul Manifort was 
Trump's campaign manager for several months before Conway. He has now registered as a foreign agent because he has taken a lot of money to work for a pro Russian group in Ukraine, Trump supporters have been saying no one of Trump's campaign was connected to Russia, This guy was. He continued to be an adviser up into the fake presidency, CBS news


NPR

http://www.npr.org/2017/06/28/534765010/paul-manaforts-firm-received-17-1-million-from-ukrainian-political-party


A firm headed by Paul Manafort, who served as President Trump's campaign manager last year, made more than $17 million in two years working for the pro-Russia political party that controlled Ukraine's government, according to documents filed late Tuesday.
Manafort, who resigned from Trump's campaign last August after his work for Ukrainian interests came under scrutiny, has registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Justice Department, as did his deputy, Rick Gates.
Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni said Manafort had started the registration process under the Foreign Agents Registration Act in September of last year, before the November 2016 election.
"Paul's primary focus was always directed at domestic Ukrainian political campaign work and that is reflected in yesterday's filing. Paul has appreciated the professionalism and guidance of the FARA unit throughout this process," Maloni said.