If you are looking for the day’s tangible actions, scroll down. The top of this post of a wealth of reading material.
Educate yourself with this wealth of reading material:
Regarding SF’s police department’s unforgivable acts of racism: http://missionlocal.org/2016/10/a-primer-on-the-sf-das-police-accountability-report/
TAKE ACTION: call (202) 224-3121 to reach your member of Congress and demand immediate and transparent hearings on Russia’s involvement in our election. It can’t wait!
Here’s an action from Rhea St. Julien on Facebook: Worried about what to do about the Russian hacking crisis? I cut and pasted this status from a friend, and am working my way through all these actions – please join me!
By December 13, 2016 (IN TWO DAYS) The Governors’ legal counsel, Secretaries of State, and State courts will resolve any issues regarding election recounts, controversies, or contests. We must put the pressure on NOW.
“I researched all the small actions I could take before December 19th to demand a full Congressional investigation into the elections prior to the Electoral College vote.
I’m sharing it here for anyone moved to act, who believes enough in democracy to make their voice heard. I can also message the word document to make it easier to print it off and use it as a checklist.
For those of us new to advocacy, I’ve included scripts, feel free to edit to express you own views:
Protect the Integrity of U.S. Elections and Ensure Checks and Balances Remain in Place
1. Call your Representatives – (text your zip code to 520-200-2223. In the reply, you’ll receive your reps’ names and phone numbers)
Hi my name is ____________. I am a resident of ___________ and U.S. citizen. Given the recent reports of Russian interference with the elections, we must suspend the electoral college until the CIA completes its investigation. Please uphold your vow to protect my freedom and vote. The world is watching and need you stand up for our democracy.
2. Email the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office
Subject line: Re: Audit for President-Elect Trump’s Financial Concerns
Dear Ms. Sigerud and Mr. Minnelli,
I’m writing in support of Senator Elizabeth Warren’s request for an audit of our incoming President-Elect Trump’s finances, to prohibit conflicts of interest that would prevent him from carrying out the responsibilities of the office without corrupt influence.
3. Call the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice is tallying phone calls regarding those who want the 2016 vote forensically audited.
State your full name, that you are a U.S. citizen, where you live, and that you would like to add your voice to all those calling for a forensic audit of the 2016 presidential election.
• Call 202-514-2000, choose option number 4, and leave a message for the Attorney General’s office.
4. Contact Republican Senators to protect our democracy, start with Graham and McCain.
• Sen. Lindsey Graham has said he will spearhead investigations into allegations of Russian interference in the election.
• Sen. John McCain has said he is “readying a probe.”
5. Email the Electoral College. firstname.lastname@example.org On December 19th, the Electoral College will cast official votes for the president. http://asktheelectors.org/ “
From Rebecca Solnit on Facebook: #dailydemocracydefense #day11 Your rights were stripped and so were mine and those of all the people of this country when the integrity of the election was undermined by foreign interference on behalf of Donald Trump. It must be nullified. John Bonifaz, the voting rights attorney whose early assessment of the evidence of corruption in the swing states helped launch the recount, writes “The legal theory for a revote would be grounded in the right to vote. Leaving aside the fact we do not have an affirmative guarantee of the right to vote in our Constitution — unlike most other democratic nations (which is why we need a constitutional amendment establishing that), courts have interpreted the Equal Protection Clause to provide for that right to vote. And when there is evidence that a foreign power interfered with our election to help one candidate win (or maybe even to ensure that one candidate would win), we can make the strong argument that our right to vote, as citizens, has been undermined and that, under these circumstances, a revote is required. Whether there is a courageous judge in the land willing to consider such an argument is another question. But, we can and should make the argument in the court of public opinion.”
There is one week left before the electoral college votes. We all need to step up our calls, emails, and public presence not to ask but to tell the federal government and electors in the electoral college that this election was not legitimate, Donald Trump is not a legitimate president-elect, and that we must start over. Call your senators, email the electors, show up for tomorrow’s demonstrations at statehouses across the country to read the If you ever wondered if you’d rise to the occasion in an emergency, well here’s our emergency. If you ever watched civil-society uprisings change the fate of a nation, well it’s this nation that needs it now. It comes from us. This is the last push before the electoral college meets a week from Monday.
Here’s the Hamilton Electors page, if you want to reach out to the electors: http://www.hamiltonelectors.com
Here’s the senate directory: http://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/senators_cfm.cfm
Here are some more actions to take ASAP:
Encourage Congress to audit the election.
Sign the petition to stall the electoral college vote.
Join the Action Group Network.