***DAILY DO’S – TUESDAY 7AM EDITION***
You did it again! The confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos—nominee for education secretary and avowed hater of public schools—has been postponed. (http://wapo.st/2izetRN). We need you to keep calling and writing, especially since the President-Elect and his team are trying to drown out coverage of the confirmation hearings.
1. Senate confirmation hearings start today. First up is Jeff Sessions, who has proven himself to be at best merely racist, anti-immigrant, and anti-LGBTQ. If haven’t already, tell our Senators why you think his shouldn’t be confirmed. The most up to date info on the nominees, confirmation schedules, scripts, and contact information can be found here: (http://bit.ly/2i0a88V) Already called? Help spread the word and reach out to friends, family, other action groups and get them to start calling.
2. After you finish calling Washington DC, it’s time to focus on Olympia. Join Washington Won't Discriminate Organization in its call to stop HB 1011, the latest attempt to discriminate against transgender people. WWDO put together a form that identifies your representatives and generates an email response: http://action.wawont.org/page/speakout/hb1011. Have a little extra time? Follow up with a phone call.
3. Share your stories about why the Affordable Care Act matters to you on Twitter. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is asking people to use the hashtag #CoverageMatters: http://bit.ly/2idsQxf
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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