MORNING COFFEE ACTIONS (Actions you can do while enjoying your morning cup!)
Help Alabama Send Doug Jones to the Senate Doug Jones is the Democratic candidate in the December 12th special election for Alabama's open US Senate seat. He's running against Roy Moore, and, well, you've heard the news about Roy Moore... Postcards To Voters is a grassroots organization that is sponsoring a postcard campaign for Doug Jones. RSVP to join with other members at a postcard party in Lexington this Sunday, 11/19, at 6pm (see our closed Facebook group or email the Elections Team for details).
If you can't make the party, it's really easy to do this on your own. The various ways to get started are described here. They start by providing you with clear instructions and ask you to email back a picture of your first postcard. Once they've approved you, you can request as many names as you like. Now is the time to encourage Alabama's Democratic voters to VOTE.
Protect Mueller! Let's do all we can to protect Mueller! Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has introduced a resolution calling on Mueller to resign. Call your Senators and urge them to support S.1735, the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, or S.1741, the Special Counsel Integrity Act, then ask your Representative to support H.R.3771, also called the Special Counsel Integrity Act. Please ask your MoC to also make a public statement that the firing of Special Counsel Mueller by Trump would be completely unacceptable. It’s the duty of Congress to serve as a check on Trump and prevent him from sending our democracy into a tailspin.
Ask Congress to Continue to Press for Russia Sanctions Please call your MoC and tell them that it is not acceptable for President Trump to miss the deadline for imposing sanctions on Russia. A bill requiring new sanctions passed overwhelmingly in both chambers of Congress in July, and President Trump signed the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” on August 2, but the administration missed the October 1 deadline to “issue regulations or other guidance.” In response to Congressional pressure, the Administration sent Congress a list of possible Russia sanctions on Oct. 26, but no sanctions have been imposed yet.
Support our National Parks The Trump administration is proposing a significant increase in fees at 17 of the most popular National Parks including Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon in the West, and Acadia and Shenandoah in the East. During peak-season, the entrance fees at these parks would be $70 per private, non-commercial vehicle, $50 per motorcycle, and $30 per person, more than double (and in some case, triple) the existing entrance fees. Make a public comment before 11/23/17 and also call your MOCs and tell them that you strongly support our Nation Parks Service system and that it deserves funding, but increasing the entrance fee makes it more difficult for people to afford to visit these public lands that have been set aside for the enjoyment of all Americans.