Daily actions 8/17/2018
Keep up the fight:
Contact our senators and thank them for keeping up the fight against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. On Friday, Senate Democrats threatened to sue the National Archives to obtain documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s career as a White House official during President George W. Bush’s administration. Even worse, a Republican lawyer who once worked for Kavanaugh is pre-screening the few documents the Judiciary Committee has gotten so far. Read about it here: Some Democrats suspect that Kavanaugh lied about the work he did to justify torture for the George W. Bush administration. Read about it here.
Contact our members of Congress and demand they continue to fight for the 565 children that have not been reunited with their parents. Read about it here.
New this week:
Contact our members of Congress and ask them to pass a law preventing members of Congress from sitting on boards of publicly traded companies. The FBI arrested Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) for insider trading on Aug. 9th. His position on the company’s board enabled him to get early information about a failed drug trial. Read about it here. On a related topic, a whistle blower claimed this week that the IRS has been tipping off members of Congress to corporate takeovers in an alleged insider trading scam. Read about it here.
Contact our members of Congress and demand that Trump not be allowed to outsource the war in Afghanistan. Blackwater founder Erik Prince has been shopping a detailed proposal for replacing thousands of American soldiers in Afghanistan with contractors from foreign countries led by a “viceroy” that would report directly to the “president.” The “president” is interested in Prince’s plan. Read about it here. Does anyone remember the Nisour Square massacre? Read about it here.
Contact our members of Congress and ask them to investigate Attorney General Jeff Session’s “religious liberty task force.” Read about it here.
Contact our members of Congress and ask them to join forces with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to investigate the “president’s revocation of John Brennan’s security clearance. Read about it here.
Contact our members of Congress and demand they begin work on a new Civil Rights bill that will protect all voters. In another brazen act of voter suppression, election officials in a rural southwest Georgia county have announced their plan to close seven of nine polling places because they are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities. The county is 60% African American, and Democrat Stacey Abrams has a real shot at becoming Georgia’s first African American governor. Read about it here.
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