Daily Actions 1/15/2021

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  1. Contact our members of Congress and tell them to develop legislation making the 139 members of Congress who voted to overturn the Electoral College results financially liable for all damages (including treatment for stress) caused by supporters of former Pres. Trump incurred by people or property anywhere in the United States. The liability would be divided between the members of Congress who remain in violation. Members would be exempt from liability if they make a public statement that the 2020 Electoral College votes are legitimate, that Biden is the legitimate president and the voting systems throughout the states did not cause an illegitimate result. The insurgency on January 6th came within minutes of being able to endanger our members of Congress, their staffers and the vice president, and therefore, the entire structure of our government. This has affected the strength of our democracy and the way other countries look at us in terms of national security. Such a law would correct the misinformation and reduce violence.
  2. Contact Rep. Kilmer and tell him the House must use its investigative authorities to expel members of Congress who participated in the attempted coup on Jan. 6. Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted the location of Speaker Pelosi. Reps. Andy Briggs, Mo Brooks and Paul Gosar allegedly helped plan the rally, and Rep. Mikie Sherrill says she saw “reconnaissance” tours being given to next-day-rioters on Jan. 5. (Watch in interview with Sherrill here.) Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon also saw suspicious tours. Capitol Hill tours have not been taking place since March due to COVID-19, so these tours were very noticeable and unusual. Contact our senators and tell them to use the Senate’s investigative authorities to expel senators Josh Hawley and Ted. Cruz. Amendment XIV Section 3 states that ‘”No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.” Read more here.
  3. Contact our members of Congress and tell them to hold hearings on the results of the 2020 census and prevent House Clerk Cheryl Johnson from certifying the results. Like everything else the Trump administration touched, the 2020 census is a mess. COVID-19 delayed in-person contacts by a month. Census Bureau workers were given an extra month, and then that month was taken away. After the Supreme Court prevented the census from including a citizenship question, Trump vowed to subtract non-citizens from the count. The results are late and rushed, and cannot be trusted. Read about the census mess here.
  4. Contact our members of Congress and tell them in the event of a non-conviction in the Senate, Congress must pass legislation preventing the current “president” from receiving benefits normally accorded to former presidents. Benefits include a $219,000 a year pension, a travel budget of up to $1 million a year for himself and two staff members, subsidies to finance his office and staff, a pension for his spouse ($20,000 a year), a full, lifetime Secret Service detail, up to $500,000 a year for Melania’s official travel and security, and access to the best medical treatment at military hospitals for the current “president” and his spouse for which a “nominal” fee is required. Most of all, the current “president” must be denied access to the President’s Daily Brief (a top-secret summary of US intelligence and world events) after Jan. 20, 2021. Read about it here and here.
  5. Contact Rep. Kilmer and tell him to co-sponsor H.R. 5010 (2019-2020 session), the State-Based Universal Healthcare Act. Contact our senators and tell them to introduce the bill in the Senate. The bill changes the requirements for applying for a waiver under the Affordable Care Act. With a waiver, states will be able to create the most robust, cost-saving single-payer systems in their states. Read about the bill here. California Rep. Ro Khanna carried the bill in the 2019-2020 session. Rep. Pramila Jayapal is expected to introduce the bill in the 2021-2022 session.

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