Feb 4-5-6

Feb 4-6

recommended actions:

  • Thank our Senators for staying strong on saying NO to DeVos.  Call, Fax, Twitter.
  • Ask McMorris-Rogers for townhall meeting dates.

A few items from Spokane Indivisible on other Nomination elements:

  1. Don’t Let the Senate Rubber Stamp Trump’s Unfit Cabinet Picks: The Senate will try to confirm several of Trump’s Cabinet picks THIS WEEK. A confirmation vote is scheduled for Betsy DeVos (Education), with additional votes possible for Jeff Sessions (Justice), Tom Price (Health and Human Services), and Steve Mnuchin (Treasury). For reasons ranging from incompetence to well-documented racism, each is unfit to lead any of these agencies. It’s not too late to stop them. Keep visiting your two Senators’ offices to tell them to oppose these nominees!

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017:
Procedural votes on nominees are expected on Monday. Continue to ask your Senators to withhold consent on everything until the Muslim ban is lifted.

 

  • A collection of readings for this period:

DeVos article detailing campaign support by DeVos and her family.

Democratic tactics delaying confirmation votes on Trump’s team | Las Vegas Review-Journal

NPR article Anotating Trump’s tweets

Self-Care during this time

How to stop arguing and actually change someone’s mind on social media – the guardian

Stay Outraged, stay strong

“The fast-paced start of the Trump administration has led to a massive flood of calls, emails and even faxes to members of Congress as Republicans adjust to the new attention and opposition that comes with a GOP administration and Democrats respond to the anger of their liberal base.”

“In the Senate, the increase in calls has come mainly in opposition to President Trump’s Cabinet picks, and peaked this week as senators considered the nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary. The pressure has been applied to both Republicans and Democrats alike. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, one of two Republicans who will oppose DeVos, cited the “thousands, truly thousands” of calls she received opposing the nomination when she announced her position on the Senate floor.”

Read more at RealClearPolitics.

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