We’ve got seven weeks until our country is taken over by a raving lunatic and his team of freaks. A few people have suggested to me that I “stay in my lane” and “leave politics alone.” I won’t. This is my country, too, and I will continue using my freedom of speech and exercising my legal right and moral obligation to fight for what I believe in. Each week, I will keep posting acts of resistance and steps of activism you can take (see previous lists here and here). And now this week’s:
1. The Democrats have one last chance in Foster Campbell to flip a senate seat in the run-off election on December 10. It’s a long shot, but if Democrats control 49 seats instead of 48, they’ll have one more brick in their wall against Trump’s crazy-cray. Or as Campbell puts it: “I might be the deciding vote on privatizing Social Security, privatizing Medicare. One vote can make a difference in the Senate.” You can lend your support here, and if you live in Louisiana, VOTE (early voting has begun)!
2. Call the House Oversight Committee at 202-225-5074 to investigate Russia’s possible influence on the 2016 presidential election.
Sample script: I’m — —-. I’m calling to let Chairman Chaffetz know that I support Rep. Elijah Cummings’s call for a bipartisan investigation into Russia’s possible interference on the 2016 presidential election. Elections are the foundation of democracy. The American people deserve to know whether the integrity of our election was compromised. Please begin investigating immediately.”
3. Senator Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee plans to introduce a resolution that calls on Trump to ‘convert his assets to simple, conflict-free holdings, adopt blind trusts, or take other equivalent measures, in order to ensure compliance with the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.’
Call members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of Ben Cardin’s bill.
Sample Script: “Hello, I am calling to let the Senate Foreign Relations Committee know that I support Senator Cardin’s resolution that ensures that our president-elect’s foreign dealings do not violate the US constitution. Trump’s financial dealings could pose a threat to our national security.”
Call the Republicans first (especially if you are a constituent in one of their states!):
Chairman, Bob Corker, Republican – Tennessee: (202) 224-3344 and (901) 683-1910
James E. Risch, Republican – Idaho (202) 224-2752 or (208) 342-7985
Marco Rubio, Republican – Florida (202) 224-3041 or (407) 254-2573
Ron Johnson, Republican – Wisconsin (202) 224-5323 or (414) 276-7282
Jeff Flake, Republican – Arizona (202) 224-4521 or (602) 840-1891
Cory Gardner, R – Colorado (202) 224-5941 or (719) 543-1324
David Perdue R – Georgia (202) 224-3521 or (404) 865-0087
Johnny Isakson, Republican – Georgia (202) 224-3643 or (770) 661-0999
Rand Paul, Republican – Kentucky (202) 224-4343 or (270) 782-8303
John Barrasso, Republican – Wyoming (202) 224-6441 or (307) 261-6413
Finally, this was an interesting read: Coping with Chaos/ Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the White House