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Friday, March 31, 2017

FRIDAY LIST 9

Another week, another call for reports on actions taken this last seven days.  I called Richard Burr, urging him [or an automated recording device] to pursue the investigation of Russian interference and Trump's collusion.  Apparently my name carries great weight with the recording device, because he seems to be doing that.  :)  I also called my other Republican senator [living in North Carolina is a bitch!] but couldn't get through, and in a little while, I will call Representative Price, as Chris suggests.  I am still mired in the effort to sell our apartment.

Let's hear from you all, and how about some new names this week.

DML said...
Did some leg work for a solidarity workshop (concerning immigration) we are planning for later in April.
Attending a letter writing party this evening, where we will write letters about environmental issues to our state and federal reps.

David Palmeter said...
Another contribution to the Ossoff campaign,

TheDudeDiogenes said...
I called my State Senator and Representative once this week, and my federal Senators and Representative twice re: universal healthcare/opposing any weakening or repeal of the ACA, calling for an independent investigation into Trump/his administration and Russia, calling for Nunes to resign, and opposing Gorsurch/cloture.

howie b said...
Had slow week, as a New Yorker, most of my representatives are on board the right tracks Wrote Senator Gillibrand to lavish her with praise, all well deserved. Plus joined progressive groups on Facebook, and engaged in serious political banter. My inclinations are toward the center, but there is no viable center, as I see things and we see a choice between the left, which actually has regard to core human values and the right, which is insane if not fascist. This is a forced choice test, like in psychological lab tests for undregraduates and the answer is clear

David said...
1. Called Rep. Jayapal’s office to encourage her to speak out against Devin Nunes and to encourage her to oppose any so-called “tax reform” until Trump releases his taxes.

2. Called Sen. Murray’s office to encourage her to join Sen. Schumer in calling for Nunes to recuse himself on matters relating to the Trump-Russia connection.

3. Led a meeting to brainstorm ideas of how to integrate an ethnic studies curriculum into our history classes.

4. Participated in the debate about whether our union should strike on May Day.

Tom Cathcart said...
Just more money to Ossoff.

Charles Perkins said...
1. Called Richard Burr's Asheville office, left angry message about how answering machine in DC office doesn't work.
2. Called Burr's DC office later that day, and a person picked up. Asked Burr to protect title X.
3.Watch NC Gov Cooper's state of the state address. Had many things I thought i could send a thank you note for. Then he stabbed the people who elected him in the back: http://abc11.com/politics/gov-cooper-signs-north-carolinas-hb2-compromise-bill/1825584/
4.Called McHenry, asked for more information about something in his newsletter that I on't understand. (It was an unusually skimpy newsletter for the Congressman, he spent the week before on AHCA).
5. Took this opportunity to set four goals for next week: 1) Call the NCAA and ACA ask that they continue boycotting NC, 2) Call or write to Cooper and express my disappointment 3) Call McHenry and criticize his newsletter per usual, 4) Call Burr ask him to continue investigating Russia/Trump

Anonymous said...
Sent a donation to the ACLU.

C. Rossi said...

1. Increased my monthly contribution to Planned Parenthood.
2. Contributed to the Ossoff campaign
3. Wrote to Sen. Casey (D-PA) thanking him for his efforts against the Trump agenda and urging him on to greater efforts.
4. Wrote to Sen. Casey disagreeing with is position on BDS (what I called the Dishonor Rosa Parks Act) and the Obama administration's not vetoing the UN resolution on the Israeli settlement expansion.
5. Wrote to Rep. Meehan (a lost cause) strongly disapproving of his support for the American Health Care Act and urging him to have a town hall meeting.
6. Continued our chapter of Veterans for Peace's support of the New Sanctuary Movement.


10 comments:

DML said...

Did some leg work for a solidarity workshop (concerning immigration) we are planning for later in April.
Attending a letter writing party this evening, where we will write letters about environmental issues to our state and federal reps.

David Palmeter said...

Another contribution to the Ossoff campaign,

TheDudeDiogenes said...

I called my State Senator and Representative once this week, and my federal Senators and Representative twice re: universal healthcare/opposing any weakening or repeal of the ACA, calling for an independent investigation into Trump/his administration and Russia, calling for Nunes to resign, and opposing Gorsurch/cloture.

howie b said...

Had slow week, as a New Yorker, most of my representatives are on board the right tracks Wrote Senator Gillibrand to lavish her with praise, all well deserved. Plus joined progressive groups on Facebook, and engaged in serious political banter. My inclinations are toward the center, but there is no viable center, as I see things and we see a choice between the left, which actually has regard to core human values and the right, which is insane if not fascist. This is a forced choice test, like in psychological lab tests for undregraduates and the answer is clear

David said...

1. Called Rep. Jayapal’s office to encourage her to speak out against Devin Nunes and to encourage her to oppose any so-called “tax reform” until Trump releases his taxes.

2. Called Sen. Murray’s office to encourage her to join Sen. Schumer in calling for Nunes to recuse himself on matters relating to the Trump-Russia connection.

3. Led a meeting to brainstorm ideas of how to integrate an ethnic studies curriculum into our history classes.

4. Participated in the debate about whether our union should strike on May Day.

Tom Cathcart said...

Just more money to Ossoff.

Charles Perkins said...

1. Called Richard Burr's Asheville office, left angry message about how answering machine in DC office doesn't work.
2. Called Burr's DC office later that day, and a person picked up. Asked Burr to protect title X.
3.Watch NC Gov Cooper's state of the state address. Had many things I thought i could send a thank you note for. Then he stabbed the people who elected him in the back: http://abc11.com/politics/gov-cooper-signs-north-carolinas-hb2-compromise-bill/1825584/
4.Called McHenry, asked for more information about something in his newsletter that I don't understand. (It was an unusually skimpy newsletter for the Congressman, he spent the week before on AHCA).
5. Took this opportunity to set four goals for next week: 1) Call the NCAA and ACA ask that they continue boycotting NC, 2) Call or write to Cooper and express my disappointment 3) Call McHenry and criticize his newsletter per usual, 4) Call Burr ask him to continue investigating Russia/Trump

Anonymous said...

Sent a donation to the ACLU.

C. Rossi said...

From C. Rossi

1. Increased my monthly contribution to Planned Parenthood.
2. Contributed to the Ossoff campaign
3. Wrote to Sen. Casey (D-PA) thanking him for his efforts against the Trump agenda and urging him on to greater efforts.
4. Wrote to Sen. Casey disagreeing with is position on BDS (what I called the Dishonor Rosa Parks Act) and the Obama administration's not vetoing the UN resolution on the Israeli settlement expansion.
5. Wrote to Rep. Meehan (a lost cause) strongly disapproving of his support for the American Health Care Act and urging him to have a town hall meeting.
6. Continued our chapter of Veterans for Peace's support of the New Sanctuary Movement.

Id addition, here's a longish article from CounterPunch on What Must be Done in the Time of Trump by William R. Polk, whose trenchant articles on the Mid-East you had reprinted on your blog. Polk typically takes a broad historical approach, referencing Plato, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Burke, and (alas) Herman Goering.

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/30/what-must-be-done-in-the-time-of-trump/

Another article, also from CounterPunch, by your former student and my former teacher Andrew Levine on Oligarchy in America

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/31/oligarchy-in-america/

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