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#ResistTrump by calling Repubs who could change their vote on DeVos NOW

Stop this woman!

So the Betsy DeVos vote could be imminent, and it looks like we have a chance to block her. Here are the critical Repubs to call to try to switch their votes to “nos.” Call if these are your Senators, maybe even call if they aren’t (but in the latter case don’t lie about it).

Check the Indivisible Twitter feed for updates, more phone #’s, etc.

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Jesalin
Jesalin
3 years ago

OT (but still related to Trump):

Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Replacement Is A Death Sentence For Cancer Patients

http://www.politicususa.com/2017/01/13/paul-ryans-obamacare-replacement-death-sentence-cancer-patients.html

dreemr
dreemr
3 years ago

Ooops I just posted this same info on the previous thread, sorry.

PaganReader
3 years ago

Calling Toomey now. First 2 numbers busy. Third one went to voicemail. It’s full. Going to retry other numbers.

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
3 years ago

Collins is a goodun. Well, she’s not, but she’s consistently the best person in the Fascist Party…

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
3 years ago

Only had it in me for 1 call today. Still, 1>0, so self hi5!

Scildfreja Unnýðnes
Scildfreja Unnýðnes
3 years ago
PaganReader
3 years ago

I got through to DC, voicemail full there too. Philly still busy.

Ooglyboggles
3 years ago

I congratulated my senator for opposing Devos as much as she could and the other one is currently busy opposing Neil Gorsuch. Overall I feel like we’re making a difference
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Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
3 years ago
kupo
kupo
3 years ago

In positive news, Seattle just voted to drop Wells Fargo because of their ties to DAPL.

Jesalin
Jesalin
3 years ago

U.S. Senate confirms Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state

Committee makes rule change to approve 2 other Trump picks in absence of Democrats

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/tillerson-confirmed-1.3961896

dreemr
dreemr
3 years ago

@Axecaliber -internet hi 5!

You had one call in you and you made it. That’s GREAT! You’re at 100%!

Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
Axecalibur: Middle Name Danger
3 years ago

@Jesalin
*deep breath* OK…

Mark Warner D-Virginia
Heidi Heitkamp D-North Dakota
Joe Manchin III D-West Virgina
Angus King I-Maine

These are the only people in the Dem Caucus to vote ‘yes’ on every single Cabinet appointment so far. I’ll remember those names 😠

@dreemr
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Abars01
Abars01
3 years ago

Does any remember that scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone where the Dursleys are eating breakfast, only for them to hear a rumbling sound, whereafter a massive avalanche of letters comes barraging down their chimney and floods their house? That, I expect, is what it must be like for American representatives, and indeed a good number of politicians across the western world, right now…

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
3 years ago

Called King and Collins earlier today. I’m glad Susan Collins is finally walking the walk, at least for DeVos. She’s bad news for states with a large rural population.

So, I fell asleep for 45 minutes, woke up, and discovered that Trump threatened to invade Mexico and then hung up on the Australian PM; he’s proposing to change a counterterrorism program to focus exclusively on “radical Islam” and ignore white supremacist groups; Americans living abroad for > 3 years must pass a “True Patriot Test” to be admitted back into the country; and it’s now legal to kill pedestrians with your car in North Dakota.

I can’t even fucking nap anymore.

cheesynougats
cheesynougats
3 years ago

@Buttercup,
Either I missed a lot of stuff while at work, or that was serious snark.
Please let it be snark

Banananana dakry
Banananana dakry
3 years ago

Last I heard Collins and Murkowski had said they were going across the aisle to say no on DeVos. If they can get another one, that should be enough to stop any tiebreak Pence could cast.

Had to step back a bit. It was taking a toll on my psyche, and I know it did on my husbot. He had to call in to work today on a mental health basis because his brain was showing all the signs of hitting the wall it does when his neurotransmitters are fraying and overextended. Neither of us have much of a tolerance for stress, sadly, and we’re getting it in loads at the moment. :/

Abars01
Abars01
3 years ago

Apparently, Trump’s just acted like a giant shithead during phone calls to various other presidents and prime ministers, including – no, for some reason, especially – Malcolm Turnbull: http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/world/no-%E2%80%98g%E2%80%99day-mate%E2%80%99-on-call-with-australian-prime-minister-trump-badgers-and-brags/ar-AAmwrSW?li=AAavLaF&ocid=spartandhp. Perhaps Turnbull will feel more inclined to honour the request I mailed to him now?

cheesynougats
cheesynougats
3 years ago

Fuck to the fucking fuck. It’s a bit slanted (and I think the invading Mexico thing may be a piss take), but overall true. I am now officially scared for Americans who are not like me (cishet white male who can at least fake being religious).
I’m not scared for the rest of us yet, but the week is only half over.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
3 years ago

@cheesynougats – No, not snark, unfortunately. I’m not sure what else you call it when the president offers to send U.S. troops into Mexico:

https://apnews.com/0b3f5db59b2e4aa78cdbbf008f27fb49

As Jon Stewart said last night, the presidency is supposed to age the president, not the public.

Scildfreja Unnýðnes
Scildfreja Unnýðnes
3 years ago

@Ooglyboggles, i saw that too :c

Imaginary Petal
Imaginary Petal
3 years ago

@Buttercup

What’s that thing about the True Patriot Test? I can’t find anything through google.

Moggie
Moggie
3 years ago

Buttercup:

As Jon Stewart said last night, the presidency is supposed to age the president, not the public.

Incidentally, how great was that? Those two are absolute gold together.

Buttercup Q. Skullpants
Buttercup Q. Skullpants
3 years ago

@Moggie – I miss Jon Stewart so much! They were a perfect combination.

@IP – It was from a first-person account of an interview that an American expat was subjected to at the embassy in Abu Dhabi when applying for passport renewal, but their FB page has since been deleted. I haven’t seen this confirmed anywhere else, so I think it was probably fake. Sorry! That’ll teach me to check sources properly, even when I’m groggy and half awake.

Bill Nemitz at the Portland Press-Herald has more useful tips for calling your congresscritter from former high-level staffers. Keep the pressure up, everyone!

Middle Aged White Guy
3 years ago

OK. Here we goooooooooooooooooo.

“Religious Freedom”. Yeah, right. (or should I say, VERY Right.)

More like “Evangelical Theocracy under Christian Sharia”.

(and I’m not beyond pissed cause my thing is Atheist – unless they make a law you HAVE to go to church – but because it’s EVERYTHING! LGBT, Women, Blacks, whatever. Everything and everybody!

(official selfish snark: at least I can PRETEND to pray, what do other posters do?)

PaganReader
3 years ago

I tweeted at Toomey since his voicemails are full.

PaganReader
3 years ago

I tweeted at him on a few other issues too while I was at it.