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.

 

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.

Call on the House Oversight Committee to Review Trump’s Financial Arrangements

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D – Maryland) sent a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), asking that that the committee “immediately begin conducting a review of President-elect Donald Trump’s financial arrangements to ensure that he does not have any actual or perceived conflicts of interest and that he and his advisors comply with all legal and regulatory ethical requirements when he assumes the presidency.”

If you support this action being taken by the House Oversight Committee, you can call (202) 225-5074 & (801) 851-2500 and let them know that you support a bipartisan review of Trump’s financial arrangements and potential conflicts of interest before he is sworn in as President in January.

Contact the People Sending Militarized Police to Standing Rock

Last night, law enforcement blasted protestors with water cannons in freezing temperatures, shot at them with rubber bullets, used tear gas, and other militarized tactics at Standing Rock, ND. Journalists were targeted as well.

Call the authorities sending this kind of militarized force to attack Standing Rock protestors, and tell them that you will NOT stand for militarized force to be taken against the people protecting Standing Rock and protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

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