[NOTE: This post updated on 1/10/17 with some schedule changes.]
It’s going to be a busy week, so let’s break it down day by day.
MONDAY: Call your Senators to express your disgust that Trump’s cabinet nominees are being rushed through the process without time for the Office of Government Ethics, much less the senate itself, to properly vet them. More background on the ethics issue here.
Get phone numbers and other contact info for your senators here.
And here’s some advice on calling politicians if you have social anxiety.
TUESDAY: Confirmation hearings begin for Jeff Sessions, Trump’s terrible pick for Attorney General. Call your Senators to protest this racist POS. (I’ll be posting more about him and the other Trump picks in advance of their hearings. Go here for a quick rundown.)
WEDNESDAY: The big day. Hearings begin for Rex Tillerson, the man from Exxon-Mobil, as Secretary of State.
EDIT: Hearings for school-privatization-pusher Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for Education Secretary have been rescheduled for next Tuesday.
Hearings also start for Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary. Hearings for Mike Pompeo, the Benghazi enthusiast Trump has picked for CIA director, were originally scheduled to start on Wednesday, but have been moved to Thursday. As Trump picks go, they are relatively less terrible, but probably still worth registering your concerns with.
THURSDAY: It’s Ben Carson’s turn! This sleepy weirdo with a penchant for bizarre theories (e.g. the pyramids were designed to store grain) is completely unqualified to take the position of Housing and Urban Development secretary. Call!
Hearings for Mike Pompeo also begin after being delayed a day.
Also on Thursday, probably: Andy Puzder, the Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr CEO Trump has picked for Labor secretary. Not what you’d call a friend of labor; has also been accused of domestic violence.
Hearings also start for Wilbur Ross, Trump’s pick for Commerce secretary.
FRIDAY: Finish up calls about Carson and Puzder, possibly also Ross.
For more on all the nominees, here’s a brief and handy guide from the Washington Post.
I’ll post more info on all the nominees, and the ethics questions generally, this week.
See more Resist Trump Today posts here.