Google has pledged to pull ads from Fake news sites, but their ads are still up on Breitbart, the worst of them all. Please sign the petition Here is the change.org petition started by a friend of mine to pressure Google to stop placing ads in Breitbart. Please sign and share! https://www.change.org/p/google-stop-profiting-from-breitbart-s-propaganda?
First they will hack the muslims, then they will hack the dissidents, then they will hack the liberals…then they will hack us. Think about what this kind of power would do in a McCarthy-esque set of inquiries. No. Just No. Sen. Wyden is not one to raise the alarm necessarily. This is a frightening reduction in privacy.
“In less than 24 hours a rule change goes into effect giving the government the power to hack into the computers and personal devices of law-abiding citizens without an individual warrant. I’m putting up a fight in the U.S. Senate to delay the rule change and protect our right to privacy and security. Sign, SHARE, and spread the word: Tell the Senate to stop mass hacking before it starts!”
Stop Spreading Fake News. Here's Wikipedia's list of Fake news sites
A wonderful resource shared on Pantsuit Nation -- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TjSRg8zP0do3GeSFdxvXgbs3Pqaau29YovmfHzR4PWI/preview
Actions for Democrats, Independents, and Republicans of conscience
There are seven weeks until DJT takes office
This document's intention is to make clear suggestions for action backed with well-considered research. I learned a lesson last week in preparing the first What To Do This Week action checklist: Not everything you find on the internet is valid. In this week's document, I've been more discerning about petitions in particular.
Each statement has at least one practical action to take. At the end, you'll find some good news. While these topics have been well researched, recommendations are still subject to human error. Please do your own research!
Next Action - Call your congressional representatives to support the Presidential Accountability Act. by Rep. Katherine Clark, 5th District, MA
U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark introduced a bill today that would force presidents and vice presidents to sort out financial conflicts of interests - all as President-elect Donald Trump - a wealthy businessman - prepares to take office.
“Every recent president in modern history has taken steps to ensure his financial interests do not conflict with needs of the American people,” Clark said in a statement. “The American people need to be able to trust that the President’s decisions are based on the best interests of families at home, and not the President’s financial interests.”
Clark’s bill - the Presidential Accountability Act - would require the president and vice president to put their assets in a certified blind trust or disclose to the Office of Government Ethics when decisions are made that would affect their personal finances.
Currently, federal office holders are forbidden from engaging in government business where they can make a profit, but the president and vice president are exempt from that law.
TODAY'S CALLS TO ACTION
1. Call Senator Lindsey Graham's office at (202) 224-5972, push 2 if you get the recording.
Tell the staff member "I support Senator Graham's investigation into Russia's participation in the election of Donald Trump."
2. Call the House Oversight Committee at 202) 225-5074
Tell them you support the call for a bipartisan review of Trump's financials and conflicts of interests.
3. Write and/or call your elected representatives in the House and let them know you support the Presidential Accountability Act. Congresswoman Katherine Clark has brought forward a bill that would require US Presidents to resolve all conflicts of interest. More info about it is at http://katherineclark.house.gov/index.cfm/press-releases
With Trump meeting with his investors and his children both running his businesses after inauguration and yet also sitting in on state meetings, the conflicts are stacking up.
Now that Congresswoman Clark has stepped forward, lets give her bill some support.
Find out who your representative is at http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ . Put in your zip code and your House rep will pop up. See below for phone numbers, addresses and email links.
Write, call, and/or email. Here's the general info to convey:
Hi, my name is _____________ and I live in _________, __________. You're my Representative in the House. I support Congresswoman Clark's Presidential Accountability Act because ____________________________________. Please put your full support behind the Act. Are you already planning on doing so? If not, why?
If an agent Knocks...your rights as a dissenter What to do if you or your organization are targeted by federal law enforcement English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu Produced by the Center for Constitutional Rights
Daily Action: Object to the Appointment of Jeffrey Sessions as Attorney General on the basis of his track record as an enemy of civil rights for all Americans.
New York Times Article to learn more about the appointee:
Another article from Ebony news:
At a minimum, call both Senators and your Representative to the House. If you feel energized, call the additional Representatives in the other districts.
Take the Survey regarding priorities for the 100 Day plan of action
On 14Nov Rep Elijah Cummings, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's (HOGR) ranking minority member sent a letter to HOGR Chairman Rep Jason Chaffetz asking to review Trump's business ties and investments for compliance with federal ethics laws (http://democrats.oversight.house.gov/.../2016-11-14.EEC...)
URGENT ACTION FOR FRIDAY, NOV 17th:
Please call the House Oversight Committee and support the call for a bipartisan review of Trump's financials and conflicts of interest. It only takes a few minutes.
"I'm calling to request the committee immediately conduct a thorough review of the president-elect's financial arrangements to ensure there are no conflicts of interest."
That's it. Done. Now, please recruit 5 others to call today (Friday) too.
Firsthand testimony from someone who did: "The woman on the phone said that they are absolutely tallying calls - the more they get, the more likely the Committee is to demand ALL of Trump’s financial information. She said that there’s not much time left, as they are out of the office next week for Thanksgiving. And after that, they’re going to make a decision."
Pantsuit Nation Sara Sil created this amazing to help you and your group figure out what your cause is.
Its downloadable in printable, two-sided full page form at their website, along with other tools https://imwithactivism.wordpress.com
Ideas and Commentary on the Resistance by K Cleland