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The recent SCOTUS ruling on the Arizona voter suppression legislation shows us that we cannot rely on the courts to protect our democracy. We need federal legislation to preserve our voting rights. Call or visit your MoC NOW to urge the passage of the legislation before Congress!
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There are four bills languishing in Congress! They’ve been there for almost a year! Each one would protect some aspect of our election, but they seem stuck in committees of both houses. Read up on the issues and call your MoC in both houses and demand their support and their co-sponsorship! Bonus points if they are on the committee!
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Holy mother this is your Sunday deep dive news read. The Mother of All Explainers! How does the Ol’ Pussy Grabber turn so many otherwise sober rational people to his twisted conspiracy-driven paranoid interpretation of the world? In other words, how does gaslighting work? Why are human beings so vulnerable to it? And, most importantly, how do we resist it? I explain it all right here in six minutes.
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Quick Dip: 2 minutes
Shallow Dive: 4 minutes
Deep Dive: 12 minutes
With the shooting in El Paso, I’ve devoted the call your MoC post today to gun violence. In the quick dip, I give you information about contacting your MoC to demand that they support gun reform action. In the shallow dive, there is information about gun reform advocacy groups, events, and stuff. And in the deep dive, I’ve included resources on the arcane statistics and legal information about gun violence.
Your weekly MoC call list is a doozy! It is chock-a-block full of follow-up to the Mueller Congressional testimony, impeachment inquiry demands, and protecting our elections. There are also updates on past issues, a bonus issue that you won’t believe, and contacts for Indivisible.
Do your part to improve conditions in the US. Keep a list of issues to contact your MoC about and call them every week! It is the single most effective way of impacting our government. Here’s my list for this week. Feel free to add to it in the comments. And, let us know how your call went!
There are important issues, bills, amendments, and hearings before Congress every week! And, if the Great Civics Lesson has taught us anything, it has taught us that it is our civic duty to be INVOLVED in each and every one of them. And the rate at which this admin sows confusion, chaos, and consternation means that you gotta call every week and work your ass off to keep that call list current. Use this weekly post to help.
Calling your very own member of Congress is easy! It’s fun! And, it is the most effective way to influence our government! But, keeping up with all those issues and bills and hearings and stuff is not. So, here’s a handy-dandy do-it-yourself guide to help out, and my top five issues that I’m contacting my member of Congress about this week! It’s now a weekly post on Ye Olde Blogge! Look for it every Sunday!