Who Won The Third Democratic Debate? | FiveThirtyEight


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It looks like your Sunday long read! It is worth it since we go over some of the best polling concerning who “won” the third debate. There are a few surprises and a few confirmations of our impressions. Let me know what you think of the findings in comments! Have a good Sunday, y’all!

Call Your MoC about the Deporting Sick Children for the Week of Sunday 8 September


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This one is simple: We don’t deport people to certain death. If we have to legislate empathy, kindness, and mercy because some of our elected and appointed officials lack those qualities, then we will.

Let’s get her done. Let’s call our MoC’s and tell them to protect the children and their families on the medical deferment program from the capricious whims of a narcissistic desperate depraved administration.

‘Get a Weapon’ — A Story of Deployment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexism from The Atlantic


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We need to develop everyday empathy with the people we encounter in our daily lives. That is to have a better understanding of their experience and our contributions to it.

This is a reblogged story of a woman’s experience working in Iraq shortly after the fall of Baghdad. It helped me understand the constant corrosive nature of sexism on women, which can easily be extended to the constant corrosive nature of racism on PoC’s.

Trump’s mental health is now a “national and global emergency” and will lead to his “disgrace and downfall” Dr. Bandy Lee


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We’ve been talking about Trump’s mental health since he descended the gold scented elevator seemingly a lifetime ago. But, now things are serious and we mean it this time. Now, we are reaching imminent danger to self and others. While we’re not talking suicidal shooting rampage, we are talking about destroying the country or even the world.

Your Call Your MoC about Restoring Medical Deferments for Immigrants — the Week of Sunday 1 August


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If you are as outraged as I am and I hope the rest of the nation is, then you gotsta call your MoC about restoring he deferrals of deportation status for people with serious medical conditions and others who used to receive them. If our Christian charity hasn’t been codified in the hearts and minds of our elected officials, their appointees and hirees, and our electorate, then it orta be codified into law, don’t ya think?

Call your MoC and urge them to be a hero and write the legislation.

Call Your MoC about Restoring Aide to Ukraine — Week of Sunday 1 August 2019


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Do your part to stop the US from being a pawn of Putin’s Russia. Urge Congress to stand up to Trump and Russia and pressure the administration into releasing the $250 million in military aide to Ukraine before the budget and money expire on 30 September!

Call your MoC and tell them to put as much pressure as they can on the administration and speak out publicly in favor of releasing the funds.

Call Your MoC about Protecting the Tongass National Forest — Week of Sunday 1 August 2019


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The Trump admin wants to destroy the world and end humanity as we know it. There is no other explanation for why they are being so destructive to the environment. We must enlist the aide of Congress to stop them. Call your MoC about the assault on the Tongass National Forest today. Make your voice heard. Be part of the solution. Make the call!

Climate Change = Increases in Demagoguery, Nationalism, Authoritarianism, Violence, and Cruelty


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Climate change news just keeps getting worse. And, until we reach some kind of happy equilibrium — that’s a population of about 500,00 human beings, BTW — with planet earth, it probably will just keep getting worse, too. I mean, as bad as it is right now, when billions of people begin dying, that will be worse. So, what happens when the worst happens? Unfortunately, even more bad stuff: violence and cruelty

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Your Call List for Your MoC for the Climate Change and Notorious RBG Edition for the Week of Sunday 25 August 2019


Reading time: 13 minutes, but don’t worry, the issues sections are 1 to 2 minutes each and easily located by heading.

It’s been a big week with Notorious RBG’s health scaring all of us, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber freaking out all over the world’s stage, the world literally burning, and tariffs. We cover it all here in this week’s weekly call list. It gives you something positive you can do to help, which at least will help you cope with your stress and nerves.

Can We Prevent Mass Shootings By Preventing Suicide? | FiveThirtyEight


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Red flag laws have become the new bump stock bans which became the new large-capacity magazine ban which became the new enhanced background checks which became the new assault weapons ban. So, if you’re feeling slightly dizzy and nauseous like we’ve whirled right past this one, too, already, well, I understand. But, red flag laws might have the magic of being the best of both worlds: preventing suicides and mass shootings! This article from FiveThirtyEight.com explains it all and still manages to shoot gun reform laws in the dick!

Open Carry, the Ultimate Gaslighting Technique


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Is an armed society a more polite society? Hell no. Of course you should worry about seeing a white man armed in a public place. Haven’t nearly every mass shooter been an armed white man in a public place? For the open carry folks to claim that we should trust them to be the good guy with the gun is the ultimate in gaslighting.

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