Inauguration week

OK friends, it is time to start the hard work to protect our rights. If you haven’t taken the past couple months to think about the issues that most matter to you and how you might specifically help, please do that now. There are so many issues worth fighting for and we need everyone on board.

Hopefully everyone is heading out to a march somewhere in the country on Saturday. There are many other events happening, including strikes across the country on Friday, #writersresist protests and much much more. I recommend signing up with local action groups to find out specific gatherings near you. In Santa Cruz, I like SCCAN SCCAN-announce@lists.riseup.net.

In the meantime, here is some required reading and some actions to take this week.

ACTION: 

Subscribe to the podcast Pod Save America.

Learn how to take meaningful action and take part in Shaun King’s Injustice Boycott.

“For those worried about ACA coverage for themselves and their families. After hearing about the midnight repeal of the pre-existing conditions clause, I called Senator Warren’s office. The woman I spoke to said they are being flooded with calls, as are the offices of Speakers Ryan and McConnell.
Senator Warren’s staff member told me what would help the most would be to call the five Republican senators who have broken away from the GOP to demand a slow down of the repeal. Tell them how much you appreciate their efforts to stop the train wreck and share your story.
COPY AND PASTE to put on your timeline.
They need to hear from us…
IMPORTANT: Please copy and paste. Please DO NOT just share. All of my settings are set to private. If you just hit “share” others will not be able to see the post (aside from mutual friends).”
They are:
Senator Bob Corker – (202) 224-3344
Senator Lisa Murkowski – (202) 224-6665
Senator Rob Portman – (202) 224-3353
Senator Susan Collins – (202) 224-2523
Senator Bill Cassidy – (202) 224-5824

Required reading:

https://www.change.org/p/8824103/u/19080149?recruiter=847401&utm_campaign=petition_update_email_fb_dialog&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=petition_update

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-remove-trump-from-office/2017/01/09/e119cc36-d698-11e6-9a36-1d296534b31e_story.html?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.4e3af53470ad

http://billmoyers.com/story/10-investigative-reporting-outlets-to-follow/#.WHsGB-249e9.facebook

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