***DAILY DO’S -THURSDAY 7AM EDITION***
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” (If you missed the story: http://theatln.tc/2lp7600). Eleven words meant as a rebuke that have become an inspirational rallying cry. I personally enjoyed seeing the memes featuring those words alongside pictures of strong women in history, science, politics, and pop culture. So today, I ask you to persist. To call, to speak out, and to make enough of a difference that people fear the power of your voice.
1. Did you know our very own Senator Cantwell is a senior member on the Indian Affairs Committee? So, what is she doing about Standing Rock?
She recently released a letter to the president demanding the promised environmental review before any permits, and then another letter publicly opposing the granting of permits without the review. Yes! Let's thank her for her public opposition to DAPL and encourage her to continue this fight, which IS NOT OVER YET! (More info: http://bit.ly/2lmLndl)
CALL Senator Cantwell: https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact/locations
Script in the comments.
**Bonus request of Senator Cantwell: **
"Also, I want to see her come out in opposition of militarized policing against peaceful water protectors.
We have Water Protectors from our state currently representing us at Standing Rock. Hundreds have been brutalized and physically harmed since last fall."
2. You know how we’ve been told to "leave no trace" in our beautiful National Parks? Do you think the oil and gas companies should get off the hook on leaving their messes behind in park lands? Of course not!
The House is considering HJR 46 rolls back protections created by the Parks Department during the Obama administration. If this bill passes, oil and gas companies with mineral rights on national park land will be able to abandon old wells and walk away from spills without paying the full cost to clean up the land. They can also exploit federal land outside the boundaries of their lease without facing any penalties or compensating taxpayers.
Call your member of Congress (AND WA Rep. Dan Newhouse) to oppose HJR 46, which would let oil and gas companies pollute our national parks without paying for cleanup.
3. Dave Reichert is scheduled to be in his district February 20-24. At this point he has not planned any public meetings. Apparently, he’s afraid of what his constituents have to say.
If you live in his district call his office in DC: (202) 225-7761, Issaquah: (425) 677-7414 or (877) 920-9208; Wenatchee: (509)885-6615. And add these numbers to your phone. If you have friends who live in the district urge them to do the same.
Indivisible WA 8th District has a call to action (http://bit.ly/2k5XcQ7) and a log for the calls (http://bit.ly/2kuduWt)
Sample Script: My name is ________ (and I am a constituent of Congressman Reichert/I live in WA state). I am calling to ask the Congressman to hold a public town hall style meeting both East and West of the mountains while he is in town. The Facebook live event is scheduled during the work day when many constituents are not available.
He will be doing a Facebook Live event on February 23rd. Submit comments on his Facebook Page and mark your calendar for this event (http://bit.ly/2kQGvw9). Share with those you know in his district.
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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