Engage – Act – Participate

Here is a list of things I have found that you can do to Act..

  1. Protest! Facebook has an events section most of your local protests are listed.6a00d834515f9b69e2017c36270638970b-320wi
  2. Wear a Safety Pin and mean it – Stand Up and Protect your neighbors
  3. BoyCott all things Trump : Grab Your Wallet
  4. Call on the Electoral College to be the grown ups: LINK
  5. Email the Electoral College Voters directly: http://asktheelectors.org/ 
  6. Use this speadsheet to make calls and make your voice heard. It’s important to actually call… block out 30mins during lunch three times a week and BAM you are making a huge impact : LINK
  7. Call the House Oversight Committee (202-225-5074) to support the call for a bipartisan review of Trump’s financials and apparent conflicts of interest. It takes 2 minutes and you get connected immediately. They are lovely. They said the more calls they get the sooner it gets out in their timetable!
  8. Call on your Senators and Congressmen to investigate Russian’s involvement in our election – Lindsy Graham’s office in particular. Tell them you support them on this : Article
  9. “Paul Ryan is conducting a phone poll on the ACA (Obamacare), hoping to hear overwhelming popular opposition to it. If you would like to express your support for the Affordable Care Act, call (202) 225-3031. Press 2 to weigh in on the issue. You’ll hear a brief recording about HR-3762, Paul Ryan’s proposal to gut the ACA, and President Obama’s use of his veto power to stop it. Then, you will have a chance to indicate your opinion with the press of a button. Press 1 if you support Obamacare, 2 if you oppose it.
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    The phone won’t ring but may take over a minute to connect. Don’t hang up! It may take several calls.”
  10. Support watch dog organizations like the ACLU – they are going to be busy. Most take donations as small as $10.00 Here is a list from Jezebel – LIST
  11. Support your favorite news outlets. The press is under fire like never before. Consider getting that NYT Weekender delivered and reinstate brunch in your house on the couch.
  12. Go one strike Jan. 20th – STRIKE No Work, No School, No Shopping – No Fascists
  13. March on Washington – there are a few options – Jan 20th, 21st and 22nd.. I am sure you can find more.
  14. If you were “Charlie Hebdo”, then Register yourself as a Muslim  – At some point in the next four years, we may be confronted with our moment to pay forward the human decency of people like Master Sgt. Edmonds and King Christian X did in 1933.

If you find more please add them to the comments below!

#TheResistance #TeamHumanity

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Certain Truths

There are a few Truths that I thought, naively here in my Libra-Bubble, we had all agreed upon…

  1. The Sun is the center of our solar system not Earth
  2. The Earth is round
  3. Gravity, while wondrous and magical is not magic
  4. Mass extinction and Climate change are real and happening
    1. and We as a race caused it. If you are not ready to accept responsibility for this mass issue – OK – I hear yah.. so let me put it this way, for our purposes it does not matter who is to blame, us, earth, time .. We can help to slow it down, everyday doing small things.. What do you say?
  5. Our Universe was created by the Big Bang
    1. OK creationists, before your knickers get all twisted, I offer that I believe there is more evidence of the Devine in hard science than in any man made book… Does that help?
  6. War is bad for everyone but Halliburton
  7. bill_of_rights_pg1of1_acALL humans are created equally and deserve to be treated equally before the eyes of the law.
    1. I know I am in grey waters here.. I am not totally sure that everyone believes this, as evidenced by who populates our prisons and who get’s their asses grabbed on the subway. Even if this is not absolute yet, shouldn’t we be working towards this?
    2. Being equal, having provenance over your own body? … I am hedging my bets – Reproductive rights? Anyone?
  8. Freedom of Press, Speech and Expression wether you like what someone has to say or not. Just please don’t insight a riot – Do all the protests Trump has started count?
    1. If I could add an amendment it would be that the Press MUST be impartial and Factual ONLY.. let story tellers, comedians and entertainers do their job, you do yours.
  9. A Right to Privacy – My life, my choices
  10. A Right to pray to whomever you choose and express your beliefs as much as you like as long as they don’t infringe on mine.

Given who was just selected as our president elect, I woke up to find out that these above were not all understood, agreed upon much less absolutes.. If as a nation we cannot agree on the most basic of issues, it’s not a wonder we can’t figure out genderless bathrooms.

Silence is Permission

“Our constitutional democracy demands our participation, not just every four years, but all the time. So let’s do all we can to keep advancing the causes and values we all hold dear. Making our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top, protecting our country and protecting our planet.” – Hillary Clinton’s concession speech full transcript: 2016 presidential election

http://www.vox.com/…/hillary-clinton-concession-speech-full…

Let’s please stop blaming the 3rd party candidates. They only made up about 3% of votes cast. One path to fixing the choices we get is to encourage third, fourth and fifth parties.

Here is some math from an angry Dyslexic:

Problem number 1 – There are 218,959,000 eligible voters in this great country. 146,311,000 of those are registered, so, 72,648,000 don’t care to participate in our democracy. Nearly 73Million people! ..Lazy? Disenfranchised?

Problem number 2 – In 2012, a year of huge turnout, 126,144,000 cast votes.. so the 20 Million difference who are registered just could not be bothered.

Problem three and why Hillary lost – Turnout this year? 124,344,129 (this is still evolving). That almost 18million (or 38Million if you count all registered voters) decided it wasn’t sexy enough an election to get their butts off the couch.

A non-vote is still a vote.. in this country if you believe in progressive ideals, you HAVE to vote. We win by turn out. No turn out = Conservative agenda. There are actually more of us than them, but it does not matter if you don’t show up.

#Silenceispermission

#TeamHumanity

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is that good men do nothing.”

— Edmund Burke