Actions for the Week of 10/12/2018

email Senator Cantwell: Phone: (202) 224-3441 Fax: (202) 228-0514
email Senator Murray: Phone: (202) 224-2621 Fax: (202) 224-0238
email Rep. Kilmer: Phone: (202) 225-5916

Daily actions 10/12/2018

Keep up the pressure:

Call our members of Congress and share your concern for the fate of the Mueller investigation.

Call our members of Congress and tell them you haven’t forgotten about the children still separated from their families and families in detention. U.S. officials claim that more than 200 children are not eligible for reunification or release for unknown reasons. This week, an Associated Press investigation revealed that hundreds of children remain in detention, shelters or foster care, and that state judges have awarded custody to American families without notifying their parents. Read about it here.

New this week:

Call our members of Congress and share your thoughts on the United Nations report on climate change. Read about it here. Meanwhile, to keep coal-burning power plants in business, the EPA plans to ease pollution rules on mercury. Read about it here.

Call our members of Congress and ask them to investigate the EPA’s plans to ease rules on radiation and asbestos. Read about it here and here.

Call our members of Congress and express your support for a Congressional investigation into the death of Jamal Khashoggi. Our “president” (who has cozied up to Saudi Arabia in a most remarkable way) and says the murder will not stop the U.S. from selling arms to the Saudis. Read about it here.

Call our members of Congress and demand they initiate comprehensive voting rights legislation or even an amendment to the Constitution. It is clear that Republicans intend to strangle democracy by suppressing the vote. Georgia Secretary of State and candidate for governor, Brian Kemp, is suppressing the vote by keeping 56,000 voter registrations in limbo. Read about it here. It is clear Waller County, Texas, is suppressing the vote of students at Prairie View A&M. Read about it here. It is clear that North Dakota is suppressing the votes of native Americans. Read about it here. The election of this “president” has revealed some severe weaknesses in our form of government. If our democracy is to survive, we need to think long-term and lay the foundation for its survival now.

Call our senators and demand they seek new leadership. This week, Chuck Schumer agreed to fast-track 15 more right-wing judges to lifetime federal court positions. Read about it here. Remember that, just like with Merrick Garland, Mitch McConnell refused to consider hundreds of Barack Obama’s nominations to the lower federal courts, leaving vacancies for the current “president” to fill. When Democrats retake power, we need to be ready with innovative ideas for diluting the effect of these right-wing appointments. Read about how the Constitution’s Exceptions Clause could be used to override Supreme Court decisions here.

Questions / daily action suggestions? kathy@mainlandview.com