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#ResistTrump today by calling and/or marching against the Muslim ban

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Let’s keep the momentum going!

CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

You can find the contact info for your representative here, and for your senators here.

See what they’ve said or done about the Muslim ban here.

See my posts here and here for information and advice on how to make your calls and emails effective. If making these sorts of calls is tough for you, here’s some advice on calling politicians if you have social anxiety.

If you already left a message for your MoC’s this weekend, it’s perfectly fine to call again.

Or you can call about something else. 5Calls.org has suggestions.

Emails help as well, but calls are more effective.

MARCH AGAINST THE MUSLIM BAN

Here’s a list of protests TODAY, posted by a reliable anti-Trump Twitter account.

Check Facebook before heading out to make sure there these are legit and to see if there have been any changes/cancellations.

Sorry I didn’t get this list up earlier!

PLAN FUTURE PROTESTS

Go HERE to register.

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tim gueguen
5 years ago

Trump has fired Sally Yates. The official White House press release about the firing accused Yates of betraying the Justice Department.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/us/politics/trump-immigration-ban-memo.html?_r=0

kupo
kupo
5 years ago

Totes adorbs resistance fighters: https://www.twitter.com/ResistKitten

Falconer
5 years ago

I suppose we should feel relieved that they’re not offering Yates a blindfold and a last cigarette.

Silly me, I thought her being the only one who could sign FISA warrants would protect her until Sessions was rubber-stamped and sworn in.

Banananana dakry
Banananana dakry
5 years ago

I tried to get through to Sens. Feinstein and Harris, but both their DC and LA offices were ringing off the hook. Embarassingly, I called a consignment store in Santa Monica by accident somewhere in there and blurted out my lines before I realized my mistake. *headdesk*

Also, a friend of mine reffed me this thing:

Let’s do this! I was able to get through, take the poll, and leave a message. You will have to sit thru some serious anti-ACA propaganda, worded to confuse people into voting “no.” Don’t fall for it. Follow the instructions below to the letter and you’ll be fine.

Paul Ryan’s office is conducting a phone poll, hoping to hear overwhelming opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Here’s how you can participate:
Call 202-225-3500. There will be a silence for about 30 sec-1 min- DO NOT HANG UP. There’s a menu of several choices. (You will think you called the wrong number. You didn’t.)
Press 2 and you’ll hear a recording about the bill to repeal it.
Then Press 1 when prompted to SUPPORT continuing the Affordable Healthcare Act
I just did this. Please do it and pass the word!
Copy and paste to share.

I did get through on this and supported the ACA. I had to resist a MASSIVE urge to leave a message on voicemail to tell him to get stuffed and where he wanted his thirty dimes sent. >:(

Banananana dakry
Banananana dakry
5 years ago

@kupo

Resist Kitten is best kitten. <3

tim gueguen
5 years ago

It was two for one firing night in Trumpland, with Daniel Ragsdale, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE) getting canned as well.

Abars01
Abars01
5 years ago

…and now I’ve sent a hardcopy version of my email. Also, I asked my parents if they’d write letters themselves, and they said they’d think about it. Tomorrow, I’ll ring my MP, Adam Bandt, to thank him for condemning the ban. Apparently, Bandt is hosting some emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss what citizens of the countries listed by the ban residing in Australia should do. I think I recall hearing at the protest I went to last week that there’d be a follow-up protest on Saturday two weeks hence, but I haven’t heard anything else about that yet. If the protest is on, I’ll go to it, but not the meeting. If the protest isn’t on, I’ll go to the meeting. I’m afraid I don’t have the energy to go to both. (I should mention that the meeting sounds more as if it’s for people effected by the ban than for protestors.)

I must say, these Trump shenanigans are certainly motivating me to do things I’d never otherwise have done. Until a few weeks ago, I’d never have dreamed I’d attend a 60/70s-style left-wing protest march, or write a letter to the Prime Minister. Here’s to hoping that more people are motivated to become more active as such, and that this is enough to both suppress Trump’s efforts, and to vote him out in 2020.

Middle Aged White Guy
Middle Aged White Guy
5 years ago

On phone calls and emails…. is it better to keep calling on the same subject, or switch them up?

I’ve got McCain as my Senator so thought it best to just keep hammering Immigration, but am worried same guy calling on same thing wouldn’t have an impact after a while.

Anarchonist
5 years ago

I really wish there were international marches against this travesty. I would jump into the fray in a heartbeat. Fuck Trump & Co. and their collective xenophobic asses.

Just chiming in to give my support to all of you fighting the good fight. Whether you’re marching, calling, composing e-mails, something else or all of the above or just cheering on the people who do these things, you’re awesome and the work you do matters. Ignore the cries for silent acceptance. Keep undermining the Cheetotalitarian at every turn.

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Lord Pabu
Lord Pabu
5 years ago

Speaking of resistance, has anyone heard of this? http://www.dailydot.com/irl/witch-is-back/?llid=X7rwV&ls=dd&type=cpc&campaign=X7rwV

“Originally founded in 1968, the Women’s International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell (the acronym was changed based on the protest, such as the Women’s International Troublemakers Conspiracy from Hell or Woman Imagining Theoretically Creative Happenings) is a group that argued women should fight not just to dismantle the patriarchy, but a number of left-wing causes. They dressed as witches, passed out leaflets and protested in the streets, “hexing” institutions of power.”

I sort of really love them. Now I’m thinking I should find a pattern for knitted witch hats to go along with my knitted pussyhats. And cats and witches totally belong together, so I’m lovin’ the over-arcing theme.

Let this be the year of unprecedented, undying activism. I am so inspired by everyone! Those of us who believe in compassion are throwing some serious wrenches in the gears of hate with this latest string of protests, and there are more already scheduled for the weeks ahead. This is a terrifying time to be alive, but I have never before seen such fire in my allies and it’s been a long time since I’ve felt so proud of my fellow citizens.

And now, to team up with Anarchonist with the cute dog memes.
http://www.relatably.com/m/img/proud-of-you-memes/185e3dfad4658721538649d7420ec856547710c88fc8ef71a972688569b6a3d9.jpg

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
5 years ago

Falconer:

Silly me, I thought her being the only one who could sign FISA warrants would protect her until Sessions was rubber-stamped and sworn in.

Is this the modern equivalent of circular firing squad?

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

I sent off a letter to Turncoat as well, though mine was a lot less eloquent. =P Basically emphasising that, even if he’s a disgusting and/or spineless enough person to not care about the lives of refugees, he’s still playing the wise monkey to an incestuous child-raping neo-Nazi with a raging boner for nuking his own citizens, what the blithering ultrafuck. Just, y’know, not in those exact words.

There’s also a Change petition here, if any other Aussies want to sign it.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

Also, it’s been leaked that Trump is preparing to sign another unconstitutional EO, this time doing to LGBT+ people what the first one did to Muslims.

Sigh.

Middle Aged White Guy
Middle Aged White Guy
5 years ago

@David

Good news, though!? (small things)

It was something like 2 or 3 AM in DC when I was trying to call McCain. Couldn’t get thru, and when I finally did the tape said “Due to the high volume of calls”.

Also, it’s been leaked that Trump is preparing to sign another unconstitutional EO, this time doing to LGBT+ people what the first one did to Muslims.

They start doing that directly to US Citizens, it WILL be civil war, literally.

And anyone see this? Lays out the worst nightmare, and makes clear how it really, really could happen: “How to Build an Autocracy”

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/03/how-to-build-an-autocracy/513872/

Middle Aged White Guy
Middle Aged White Guy
5 years ago

Ha! And can’t leave a message w Flake, “that mailbox is full”.

Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

@ lord pabu

This is Harry Dog. I’m sure someone can make a meme using him.

http://i.imgur.com/0ZZfxhB.jpg

(We’d just been swimming, he doesn’t always dress like that)

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
5 years ago

For boycotting purposes (or rather, for trying to work out which companies to boycott):

https://www.wired.com/2017/01/kim-albrecht-trump-data-viz

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

They start doing that directly to US Citizens, it WILL be civil war, literally.

I dunno, remember that the Hitlersturbating assholes who voted for this vaingloryhole don’t consider us to be US citizens. Or even human.

Policy of Madness
Policy of Madness
5 years ago

@MAWG

It doesn’t matter if you call multiple times with the same script. Staffers are only counting how many people call for vs. against a proposal, and check you out only if they suspect you are not a constituent. Unless you have a super unusual name, they won’t even remember you day to day.

I would advise against calling multiple times a day for the same issue, but for different issues it is fine, and calling multiple days is also fine.

Of course, as you’ve discovered, the hard part right now is actually getting through. I suspect the Republicans are just not picking up the phone right now and letting everything ring to voicemail, like a person with debt collectors calling them constantly might do.

LindsayIrene
5 years ago

Fax Zero will send free faxes to your senators and congresscritters:

Representatives

Senators

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

They’re even blocking people who were adopted from these countries as infants. We have many Swedes who were born in Iran and adopted very early, who are now automatically sorted as TERRORISTS by the Trumpist regime. Bleh.

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
5 years ago

@Alan

The caption reads:

My ship sank in the Mediterranean and I’m the only survivor. Woof!

Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

@ IP

I was going to suggest that he should have sunk off the Grand Banks, because he’s a Labrador! But then I remembered he’s more of a retriever.

In other news, it’s weird that two of the best sources of anti Trump stuff are now Teen Vogue and Duffel Blog, but here’s DB’s latest:

Trump’s Executive Order Forgets To Issue Travel Ban On Islamic State

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. officials sheepishly admitted today that their comprehensive ban on more than seven Muslim-majority nations from traveling to America had inexplicably failed to include residents of the Islamic State.

The ban, which was issued on Friday, covers all citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, the Nation of Islam, and the International House of Pancakes.

However, it does not include the Islamic State, the world’s premier capital of terrorism and jihad, which holds territory in most of eastern Syria and western Iraq.

Just hours after the ban took effect, a planeload of 120 ISIS fighters disembarked at Dulles International Airport and passed by a phalanx of immigration officials who were busy shoving several elderly Syrian women and a special needs Iraqi child into a van.

The ISIS fighters said they were in America to help institute Shariah law in Oklahoma, create several new execution videos, and perhaps, crash their plane into the first building to attract their fancy.

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security criticized the media for taking the event out of context, and said that any complaints that the ban was not effective were “simply not true.”

They highlighted that just in the first hour of the ban, officials at JFK International Airport in New York had detained an Iranian mathematician with a briefcase full of Arabic numerals.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus condemned media outlets for claiming that the ISIS fighters were able to “just stroll through customs.”

Priebus said the group was forced to wait a full hour to enter the U.S. after one of their members filled out on his customs declaration that he was bringing fruits and vegetables into the country.

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