What to say.

The upcoming topics and talking points you need to bring to your elected officials’ attention.

May 2018
May 1, 2018

Gerrymandering is damaging our democracy.

Gerrymandering is bad for individuals and it's getting so bad, some districts have been ruled illegal, but thanks to the Supreme Court, the illegal districts will still be used in the 2018 elections. Tell your representatives it's time to redistrict, NOW.
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May 2, 2018

Keep Russia out of our elections.

Former CIA Director, Mike Pompeo has "every expectation" that Russia will try to disrupt midterm elections in November. Tell Congress to enact legislation now to put a stop to this meddling.
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May 3, 2018

Republicans love criminals?

Just because our president flouts the rule of law, that doesn't give other people a pass. White collar crimes are crimes. Why are some Republican hopefuls in the 2018 mid-term elections getting a pass for being criminals? Hold your representatives to higher standards!
WTF?
May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day, let’s make paid family leave mandatory!

5 states and the District of Columbia offer it, contact your state legislators and tell them it's time for paid FMLA. Comprehensive paid FMLA keeps women in the workforce longer, which is better for everyone.
FML(A)
May 14, 2018

Nepotism is no good.

Tell your representatives that Ben Carson's nepotism and conflicts of interest at Housing and Urban Development will not be tolerated. (And neither will his $31,000 dining room table.)
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May 15, 2018

OMFG the Census needs saving.

You know how the Electoral College decided the 2016 election? And the 2000 one? Well, the way Electoral College number of votes (and the House of Representative seats) are decided is the once-a-decade Census. And after gutting the budget, Trump just put a man in charge of it with zero government experience, but YEARS of professional witness experience defending racial gerrymandering across the South that was designed to suppress minority voter turnout. Tell your elected officials that Thomas Brunell is a racist ideologue who shouldn't be anywhere near anything as important as the 2020 Census!
DO SOMETHING
May 15, 2018

Graduation = Green Card

It's graduation season and college educated immigrants are what this country needs! Tell your elected officials to pass legislation to keep these intelligent people here in America.
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May 18, 2018

Now Hiring: Ambassadors!

Tell your elected officials to turn up the heat on this administration and fill the 38 existing ambassador vacancies. Diplomacy is our first line of defense abroad and our US Embassies need to be properly staffed.
Apply Now!
May 21, 2018

ICE is OOC.

Tell your representatives to pass legislation holding ICE accountable for the safety of our immigrants. Law abiding loved ones shouldn't be deported on Valentine's Day or any day!
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May 23, 2018

We need transparency in Afghanistan.

In what is probably not a good sign, the Pentagon is censoring data about whether we’re winning in Afghanistan. The top U.S. watchdog on U.S. efforts in Afghanistan issued its quarterly report to Congress, harshly criticizing military officials for censoring information on the number of districts under control of the government or insurgent groups like the Taliban, information that has been shared publicly since 2008, but was censored in the latest report. Tell your elected officials to find out why the Pentagon is hiding this information from the American people.

Hmmm...
May 23, 2018

Let’s tax the NRA.

Fun fact, the NRA is a 501(c)(4) organization, making them a tax exempt non-profit like the ACLU and AARP. But unlike those reputable orgs who fit the legal description, "engaged in promoting in some way the common good and general welfare of the people of the community," the NRA is clearly not promoting anything but gun manufacturers' agendas. Time to write your reps and tell them to revoke the NRA's tax exempt status.
The Fine Print
May 24, 2018

Gun Control, NOW.

Companies like Dick's and Walmart are finally doing the right thing on gun control. It's time for your elected officials to do the same.
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May 26, 2018

Put down the pesticides.

Neonicotinoid pesticides have got to go. Europe hasn't allowed Neonics in over 5 years but this spring America is set to spray an area 2x the size of California with these toxins.
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May 27, 2018

Stop the Opioid Crisis.

Tell your Senators we need to take the opioid crisis seriously and pass CARA-2.0. Help our fellow Americans put an end to addiction and hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for their part in this epidemic.
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May 29, 2018

Save Obamacare in your state!

If the federal government can't get its act together, tell your state lawmakers that it's time to show a little political courage. Tell your state level representatives to keep their health insurance markets from becoming casualties of Trump's attacks.
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May 30, 2018

Get vaccinated.

It's time for Congress to get serious about vaccines. "Anti-vax" parents are hurting the health of our nation. Tell your elected officials to pass comprehensive legislation to ensure every child gets access to the vaccinations he/she needs. We mandate that parents must secure their children using car seats and seat belts, vaccines are no different.
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May 31, 2018

There’s still a refugee crisis.

Palace intrigue within the Trump Administration is sucking all the air out of important international crises. Tell your elected officials that we need to put more pressure on Myanmar to protect the rights of the Rohingya muslims fleeing to Bangladesh.
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State Level Issues

Our States connects communities to actionable information for their state and tools to reject the Trump / GOP agenda in everywhere and protect communities from harm.
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OFA

OFA is committed to mobilizing and training the next generation of progressive organizers and leaders, because real, lasting change doesn’t just happen on its own—it requires a program, it requires organizing, and it requires people. With grassroots chapters in neighborhoods across the country, OFA volunteers are building this movement from the ground up, person to person, community by community—because democracy isn’t a spectator sport.
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Indivisible

Their mission is to fuel a progressive grassroots network of local groups to resist the Trump Agenda. In every congressional district in the country, connect with people starting local groups and leading local actions.
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What the Flip?

The data-driven, people-powered movement to flip our country around that wants to flip states and restore democracy.

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Countable

Find out what Congress is voting on this week.
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Daily Action

Resisting extremism in America, one phone call at a time.
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Find your issues.

5 Calls helps you find the issues that are important to you, and how (and to whom) you can voice your opinions, plus they give you an easy to follow script you can fit on a postcard!
Get the Issues
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See how your elected officials have been voting.

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Resistance Calendar

Local resistance events that you can piggy back onto, or add your own postcard protest party to.
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Swing Left

Inspiration on hosting an event or other events in your area.
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People Power

ACLU's grassroots member-mobilization project.
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