Actions for the Week of 9/14/2018

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 9/14/2018

Keep up the pressure:

Call our senators and thank them for announcing they will vote “no” on Kavanaugh. Got friends or relatives living in Maine and Alaska? Or in states with squishy Democratic senators like Joe Manchin (West Virginia), Heidi HeitKamp (North Dakota) and Joe Donnelly (Indiana). Contact them and ask them to call their senators and demand a “no” vote.

Call our members of Congress and demand they take action to stop the Trump administration from withdrawing from a court agreement that limits to 20 days the amount of time a child can be held in federal detention. Remind them that we care about the 416 children who still have not been reunited with their families. Call for HHS Secretary Azar and DHS Secretary Nielsen to be held in contempt of court and jailed. Read about it here.

Call our senators and demand they take action to protect Robert Mueller. It is clear that the “president” plans to fire Jeff Sessions after the mid-term elections and then fire Robert Mueller. Senator Chris Coons has a bill (S. 2644) to protect Mueller. It has had a hearing and been marked up. It is ready for a floor vote. Only Mitch McConnell stands in the way.

New this week:

Call Senator Cantwell and thank her for supporting Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) in her effort to save coverage for preexisting conditions. Baldwin is using the Congressional Review Act to block a Trump administration rule that would allow junk insurance plans that don’t cover preexisting conditions. Senator Murray has already indicated her support. Read about it here.

Call our members of Congress and demand oversight of the Trump administration’s transfer of $39 million from FEMA to pay for prisons to house detained families. Read about it here.

Call Derek Kilmer and demand that the House oversight committee, led by Trey Gowdy, conduct hearings into the failure of the federal government to respond effectively to last year’s hurricanes – especially in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Gowdy recently canceled these hearings, which are already a year late. Read about it here.

Call our members of Congress and share your support for the Violence Against Women Act, which expires on Sept. 30. Paul Ryan is dragging his feet. Read about it here.

Call our members of Congress and demand oversight into Interior Secretary Zinke’s rush to lease public land to energy companies. Read about it here.

Questions / daily action suggestions? kathy@mainlandview.com