Day 129: Stand with Immigrants

Nearly 11 million of our friends and neighbors are at risk of deportation. Recent Trump actions against refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable individuals make clear the need to take action in support of immigrants’ rights. Act now to ensure fair treatment and due process for all.

 #STANDWITHIMMIGRANTS (www.standwithimmigrants.org) is a national campaign to connect people with a variety of skills to expert training, advocacy, volunteer opportunities and support.

Those who take the pledge will receive:
--free training on immigration law and immigrant rights;
--access to volunteer guides and opportunities;
--connections to local, state and national advocacy opportunities; and
--guidance on engaging with government and businesses around inclusive policies. 

Go to www.standwithimmigrants.org to sign up and stand with those supporting immigrants today. To learn more about this campaign, read the press release athttp://bit.ly/SWI2017

Jim Augustine
Day 128: Finish the Job In Georgia!

The time has come for Team Georgia to rise again! In case you haven't seen the latest polls, Jon Ossoff has been working hard and now needs our help to bring the election over the finish line!

Sign up HERE for phone banking on June 6th, 13th, and 20th. Same location, same fun team leaders, new batch of sweet tea. 

For those of you who may be interested in going to Georgia to knock on some doors for Jon Ossoff, let us know and we can connect you to the out of state volunteer coordinators who can get you additional information.

Looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces on June 6th!

Your team leaders,
Elizabeth, Mallory, and Emily

P.S. The resistance is working

Jim Augustine
Day 127: Say No (Again!) to The Disaster that is TrumpCare

NOT my American Health Care Act!
 

The non-partisan and respected Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday officially confirmed what we already knew: the Republicans' American Health Care Act to replace Obamacare hurts our nation's most vulnerable and also leaves 23 million people without insurance

The action has moved now from the House to the Senate. Contact your Senators (and do it again if you've done it already) to tell them "Don't you DARE take away health care from anyone, and especially not our country's most vulnerable. If you're going to change things about our health care system, make them better and cover more people, not less."

Jim Augustine
Day 126: Truth before Trump!

Last week, we all helped make the special counsel happen. This is a huge deal—it’s a victory we thought would take weeks or months, if it happened at all. But we got it done, and we got it done fast. As long as Trump is in the White House, this fight continues, and as you persist in your resistance, please keep in mind: it’s working.

Save Our Democracy: A special counsel to investigate Trump and Russia was an important step in the right direction, but it’s not enough. We need an independent commission. Here’s everything you need to tell your MoCs to put Truth before Trump. Get started now with this toolkit on Russia and Trump.

Jim Augustine
Day 125: Big Win on the Environment

First some congratulations are in order: this past Saturday was the 4-month anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, and not a single significant piece of legislation has been signed into law. Trump is doing as much damage as he possibly can using the tools he has, but your work pressuring Congress is undeniably getting results. Every day we deprive him of a legislative win is a day we protect people from additional harm.

We got a big win on the environment! The Senate rejected a resolution to permanently do away with the BLM Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, which limits waste of natural gas on public lands. We beat this dangerous resolution thanks to constituents like you who called in to say no to giving oil and gas companies a free pass. Check how your Senator voted and give them feedback—especially to say thank you if you’re represented by one of the three Republicans who voted no.

Jim Augustine
Day 124: The Payback Project!

Keep holding the House accountable with The Payback Project!

A number of groups, including Indivisible, MoveOn, Town Hall Project, and Women's March are working on The Payback Project to showcase the amazing work of people across the country to hold accountable the 217 representatives who voted for TrumpCare. Register events targeting these 217 MoCs; use the toolkit to plan a die-in in your district; and add your pictures, videos, and stories from Twitter and Facebook to the Accountability Wall.

Jim Augustine
Day 123: Keep defending the ACA/Obamacare!

From Virginia to California, people made the most of Payback Recess at town halls and die-ins across the country to hold the House accountable for its shameful vote to pass TrumpCare. Now it’s time to start making sure our Senators know that if they pass any kind of similar bill, they can expect the same constituent outrage the House saw this recess.

Need a refresher on how the AHCA could become the law of the land? Read TrumpCare Passed The House: Now What? Then call your Senators!

Jim Augustine
Day 122: Support Rob Quist for Congress from Montana!

1460 Days of Action is providing grassroots assistance to elect Democrat Rob Quist to Congress from Montana. 1460 members had the opportunity to Skype with Rob a couple weeks back at a 1460 house party in New York, and enjoyed our conversation with him. See information about his exciting and competitive race HERE.
 

Today's action is to consider opening your heart and your wallet to make a contribution to Rob Quist. If he wins, it will be a powerful repudiation of Trump and the brand of vicious conservatism Trump brought with him.

Election Day is this Thursday, May 25. The last few days of the campaign will be expensive as the candidate's team pushes to get out the vote. Donate HERE. No amount is too small. Thanks!

Jim Augustine
Day 121: Participate in a "Read-in" of the U.S. Constitution!

After recent revelations about the Trump administration, and other leaders complicit in attack after attack on our democracy, it’s clear it’s up to everyday Americans to defend the the US Constitution and what it should stand for today.

Starting Sunday, May 21st, use this toolkit to host a Read In and join a week long resistance-wide movement to double down on the Constitution.

By reading the Constitution out loud, together, in public places, we join volunteers, leaders, and organizations across the country for this week of read-ins to remind President Trump and each other what it truly means to be an American.

Schedule your Read In ASAP -- use this toolkit to reach out to others and guide your event.

Jim Augustine
Day 120: Adopt a District

Adopt-a-District:

After their disastrous vote for TrumpCare, some MoCs seem to be set on hiding from their constituents. If you’re not getting the answers you need from your MoC, check out the new Adopt-a-District Guide. You can connect with a neighboring district whose MoC is willing to step in and help out—or, if your MoC voted no, you can connect them to a nearby district that isn’t being heard by their own representative.

This strategy is already catching on around the country—check out how you and your fellow advocates can make an adopted town hall happen near you: Adopt-a-District Guide.

Jim Augustine
Day 119: Thank you

The appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Trump’s Russia ties is a vindication of our democracy and the power of citizen outrage to hold our elected officials accountable.  We at 1460 want to thank YOU for your many calls and emails demanding this action.

Jim Augustine
Day 118: Defend Net Neutrality!

Let's start with the basics...what exactly is net neutrality? Net neutrality equals Internet freedom. It is what stops internet service providers (ISPs) like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, etc. from limiting what you can and cannot see online, as well as the speed at which you get it. In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted regulations that preserve net neutrality, i.e. your ability to freely access content on the internet.
 
Why it matters to you: Net neutrality impacts everyone - individuals, small business owners, corporations, etc. With net neutrality, everyone has an equal space on the internet. Without net neutrality, internet companies will decide which websites, content or applications succeed.
 
So what's happening now? Trump's new head of the FCC, former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai, wants to reverse net neutrality laws, allowing service providers to turn the internet into something like cable television where 'channels' and 'packages' are available. Pai put forth an initial proposal to do away with net neutrality, which will be voted on by the FCC at its May 18th meeting. In the meantime, the proposed rule is up for public comment until at least mid-July.
 
What you can do: Submit comments today 
https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/proceedings?q=name:(17-108) ? When the page opens, click on "+Express" at the far right to leave a comment asking the FCC to maintain net neutrality. Sample comments:

· “Don’t kill net neutrality. We deserve a free and open Internet with strong Title II rules. This will ensure that the flow of data is determined by the interests of Internet users, not the narrow interests of Internet Service Providers.”

· “Net Neutrality is not negotiable. It’s essential to everything we need in our society and democracy — from educational and economic opportunities to political organizing and dissent. Millions of people fought for over a decade to secure lasting Net Neutrality protections. We will not accept anything less. We urge you to reject any attacks on real Net Neutrality.”

Jim Augustine
Day 117: Hold Trump Responsible for His Irresponsible Handling of Classified Infoormation

The New York Times has reported that Trump openly shared highly classified information with Russian officials at a White House meeting last week https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/us/politics/trump-russia-classified-information-isis.html. This is profoundly disturbing. America needs a president with emotional intelligence, not a loose cannon. Call your Senators (202) 224-3121 and ask what they are going to do about this "beyond the pale" behavior.

Jim Augustine
Day 116: OPPOSE THE WALL STREET-DEREGULATING FINANCIAL CHOICE ACT (H.R.10)

The House of Representatives is considering a bill that would dismantle the 2010 Wall Street reform legislation, known as the Dodd-Frank Act. This law created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency committed to protecting consumers and making sure that banks, lenders, and other financial institutions treat you fairly.  Dodd-Frank imposes important rules to rein in the kind of Wall Street speculation that crashed the economy and caused millions of people to lose their jobs, homes, and savings. It also seeks to rewrite the Shareholder Proposal Rule, taking away crucial rights of shareholders to hold companies accountable for risky behavior that harms consumers, workers and and the environment.  Make sure your member knows you oppose Rep. Hensarling’s Financial CHOICE Act. Call or visit your members’ district office to voice your opposition.  Find a sample call script at: https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/oppose-choice-act/?link_id=14&can_id=80c8f7161aae71873021e65bcf7ca649&source=email-new-indivisible-resources-truth-or-trump-2&email_referrer=new-indivisible-resources-truth-or-trump-2&email_subject=new-indivisible-resources-truth-or-trump

Jim Augustine
Day 115: Honor Mom With Some Action

Mother’s Day. This Sunday is Mother's Day. But last week, the House of Representatives voted for a health care bill that makes being a mother a pre-existing condition and could lead to women being denied health insurance based solely on their gender. Trumpcare is especially bad for women. It guts Medicaid, defunds Planned Parenthood, undermines comprehensive health coverage (including maternity coverage), and even makes pregnancy a pre-existing condition. http://action.genprogress.org/action/send-mothers-day-card-congress and it will be delivered to Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Mitch McConnell on Monday

Jim Augustine
Day 114: A New Way to Demand Action After Comey

Please go to justice.gov, the Department of Justice's website, click on Contact. On the next page click on Contact Us. At the topics drop-down (at the subject line), scroll down to the bottom to find Messages to the Deputy Attorney General and ask him to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate potential ties to the Trump Campaign/Administration and Russia. Do it now and ask everyone you know who cares about democracy in this country to do it. 

Jim Augustine
Day 113: Demand Justice via Twitter

We must demand a special prosecutor be appointed to lead an independent investigation into Trump’s Russia connections before a new FBI director is in place. Here’s how you can plug in:  Urge these members of Congress to live up to their oaths of office and support a special prosecutor who will investigate Russia’s interference in our election by tweeting these images at their accounts: https://medium.com/@CAPAction/call-on-senators-to-fulfillyouroath-cef957e25fb

 

 

https://medium.com/@CAPAction/call-on-senators-to-fulfillyouroath-cef957e25fb

Jim Augustine
Day 112:  Find a Resistance Event Near You

Congress is on recess again (perhaps they're all worn out from stripping millions of people of their health care).  Let's make their "vacation" fun by showing up at a resistance event, like a town hall.  you can find events all around the country at https://resistancenearme.org/.

 

Jim Augustine
Day 111: Save Democracy


EVERYONE needs to stop whatever they're doing:  in the wake of the firing of James Comey, we MUST demand a special prosecutor ,to look into Trump's collusion with Russia to undermine our democracy. 

1.  CALL THE DEPT OF JUSTICE right now at 202-353-1555 to demand that Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein appoint a special prosecutor to oversee the ongoing investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

2.  Call you Members of Congress (202) 224-3121 and demand the appointment of a special prosecutor.

3.  Use Resist bot to fax your members of congress:  text 504-09 and prompts will direct you how to draft and send your fax.

This is making Watergate look like child's play.  Please forward this message to everyone you know.

Jim Augustine
Day 110: Defend Immigrants

In its latest attack on immigrants, the Trump administration unveiled the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office and created a hotline where people "impacted by crimes committed by removable criminal aliens" can receive support. The “hotline” is open Monday—Friday from 8am until 8pm. To show up the fake nature of the VOICE Office, callers are contacting the hotline with positive experiences they have had with immigrants, or as immigrants, or because of immigration, and so should you. And, here is another option.

TAKE ACTION: CALL THE HOTLINE [1-855-48-VOICE] AND SHARE WHY IMMIGRANTS MATTER!

Jim Augustine