The Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign is launching an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections: With your help, we are raising money to demand recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania– three states where the data suggests a significant need to verify machine-counted vote totals.
This effort to ensure election integrity is in your hands! We need to raise over $2 million by this Friday, 4 p.m. Central. In true grassroots fashion, we’re turning to you, the people, and not big-money corporate donors to make this happen.
Your immediate support is crucial – Please donate now and share widely.
We hope to do recounts in all three states. If we only raise sufficient money for two, we will demand recounts in two states. If we only raise enough money for one, we will demand a recount in one state. If we do not raise enough for any recount (which is highly unlikely) we pledge to use the money for election integrity efforts and to promote systemic voting system reform.
It’s Day 14 of Trump’s America and this is the time to keep pressing on. When you hang out with your Trump-voting family members tomorrow or over the holiday weekend, engage the reasonable ones in conversation about what you’re seeing and how you’re feeling, and ask them to do the same. We who are anti-Trump — especially those of us who are white — have a moral obligation to bridge the gap between us and our (reasonable) Trump-supporting family members and to keep trying to bring them to our side, or to at least help them see why we feel this is such an unprecedented election with dire consequences. (Here’s a handy guide for the various kinds of white Trump supporters you might find at your Thanksgiving table this year and how to deal with them.).
I love, love, love this comic and the amazing tips that follow for helping those of us with crushing phone anxiety get over it and make the calls we need to make (there’s even a script you can use).
A few calls you can make immediately:
Call the Department of Justice at 202-514-2000 ex: 4 or 202 514-0469
They are tallying phone calls regarding those who want the 2016 Vote Audited. A shift of just 55,000 Trump votes to Hillary in PA, MI & WI, where hacking and tampering with the electronic-voting machines is suspected, is all that is needed to win.
Here’s a good script: “My name is ___, and I’m a registered voter. I’m urging you to support the call to audit the vote, investigate voter suppression, particularly in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and investigate Russian tampering of US election results.”
Tell them you want the votes audited. Even if it’s busy, keep calling. It takes a few times to get through because of all the calls being made.
Paul Ryan is conducting a phone poll on the ACA/Obamacare, hoping to hear overwhelming popular opposition to it. If you would like to express your support for the ACA/Obamacare, here is how to proceed. Phone call takes 2 minutes, and could mean a lot to those who wouldn’t have health insurance otherwise.
1. Call 202-225-0600 – a prerecorded voice will speak
2. Press 2 to weigh in on the ACA issue – you’ll hear a brief recording about HR-3762, Paul Ryan’s proposal to gut the ACA, and President Obama’s use of veto power to stop it.
3. You will be given a choice to indicate your opinion. Press 1 to support ACA/Obamacare.
4. Copy this to your Facebook feed.
The Standing Rock situation is deteriorating rapidly with a severe escalation of force against peaceful water protectors — over the weekend, water cannons were deployed in 20º weather, and one woman has been so seriously injured by a flash grenade that she’s likely to lose her arm.
Call ND Office of Governor Dalrymple: 701-328-2200.
Morton County Sheriff’s Department: 701-328-8118 & 701-667-3330.
ND National Guard: 701-333-2000
The senator of North Dakota: 202 224.2043
Tell them: “I’m calling to express my solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. I don’t know why it would be necessary to use concussion grenades, water hoses (when it’s 28 degrees), sound cannons, and chemical warfare against peaceful protestors. I am calling to remind you the world is watching!”
Call: Jason Chaffetz at 202-225-5074
Tell them: “I’m —- —– , a constituent and voter calling to let the committee know that I support Rep. Elijah Cummings’s call for a bipartisan review of Trump’s ‘financial arrangements’ for potential conflicts of interest before he’s sworn in as president. Please ask Chairman Chaffetz to immediately begin conducting a review to ensure that President-elect Trump does not have any actual or perceived conflicts of interest. I want the Committee to make sure Trump and his advisors comply with all legal and regulatory ethical requirements.”
The artist of the comic above also has these helpful links on her site:
* Emily Ellsworth explains why calling is the most effective way to reach your congressperson.
* Sharon Wong posted a great series of tweets that helped me manage my phone anxiety and make some calls.
* Kelsey is tweeting pretty much daily with advice and reminders about calling representatives. I found this tweet an especially great reminder that calls aren’t nearly as big a deal as anxiety makes them out to be.
There are a lot of these, as well! These three are good places to start:
I also like: Weekly Resistance Online