Tell Your Senators to Vote NO on HR7

Call your Senators today (or show up at one of their offices, if you can!) and tell them to vote no on HR7, which would make the Hyde Amendment permanent and make it even more difficult than it already is for low-income women to afford abortion services when needed. In conjunction with Trump re-instating the so-called “Mexico City Policy,” or “Global Gag Rule,” which prohibits any organization overseas from even mentioning abortion in their programming if they receive US federal funds, it’s clear that keeping abortion safe and legal is going to be one of the biggest ongoing fights with this administration.

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Ask Your Senator to Help Block These Trump Nominees

Senate confirmation hearings are fast approaching, and it’s time to start making calls (daily, if you can) to your senator to ask them to help block the nomination of the worst of Trump’s picks. If you’re particularly opposed to any of Trump’s other nominations (and there are reasons to be opposed to most of them), use this template as a guide for calling about those nominees as well.

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Call Your Senator to Block Andrew Puzder’s Nomination for Labor Secretary

Andrew Puzder is Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary. He also strongly opposes any increase to the federal minimum wage, and would like to automate as many of the jobs in his restaurants (he’s the CEO of Carl’s Jr./Hardees) as possible.

If your senator is on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which would need to approve Puzder before he’d go up against a general vote in the Senate, call them and tell them that you’d like them to make sure that Puzder’s candidacy does not make it out of committee.

These are the senators on the committee:

 

If your senator is not on this list, feel free to call and tell them that you’d like them to speak out against Puzder’s nomination and reject his candidacy should it make it to a general vote in the Senate.

 

Call Your House Rep to Support Rep. Katherine Clark’s Presidential Accountability Act

Call your Congressional Representative (find your Rep here) and let them know that you support, and would like them to support, Rep. Katherine Clark’s Presidential Accountability Act, which forces Presidents and Vice Presidents to address any financial conflicts of interests that they may have before taking office. This is an excellent move not just for ensuring that Donald Trump addresses his conflicts of interest, but also for fixing the existing loophole for Presidents regarding conflicts of interest (first created under George H.W. Bush) going forward.

You can also call house leadership at these numbers:

Paul Ryan: (202) 225-3031

Nancy Pelosi: (202) 225-4965

Read more about the bill here and here.

 

Ask the House Oversight Committee to Investigate Russia’s Possible Influence on the Election

House Rep. Elijah Cummings (D – Maryland) has asked House Oversight Committee Chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, asking for a bipartisan review of possible Russian interference with the 2016 Presidential Election. While this is not likely to change the outcome of the election, it’s still a vital step in the protection of our democracy and its systems.

Per a CNN article covering the letter:

The Democrat congressman said that though the hacks were on Democratic groups, the outrage at Russia’s actions should be bipartisan.
“Elections are the bedrock of our nation’s democracy,” Cummings wrote. “Any attempt by a foreign power to undermine them is a direct attack on our core democratic values, and it should chill every member of Congress and American — red or blue — to the core.”
Call Rep. Chaffetz and the House Oversight Committee and request that the Committee take action into reviewing this possible interference by calling 202-225-5074 & (801) 851-2500, and let them know that you support a bipartisan review into Russian activity surrounding the election.