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Has the election of Donald Trump made you feel like you're living through the End Times? Yeah, us too.Want to know how to survive it? Great! Then join three feminist (AF) activists, Rebecca (JEW), Smitha (BROWN) and Megan (GAY) and learn how to possibly, definitely, maybe not die.

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Has the election of Donald Trump made you feel like you're living through the End Times? Yeah, us too.Want to know how to survive it? Great! Then join three feminist (AF) activists, Rebecca (JEW), Smitha (BROWN) and Megan (GAY) and learn how to possibly, definitely, maybe not die.

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If you fell into that dark night of the soul in November of 2016, then woke up and knew you had to do something about this, these are your people too. Every week they have an informed, warm, spirited and often funny chat about the lunacy going on in this time we’re living through. And that’s not all- they’re also a great source of actions you can do to resist. I live in Oregon, so I like the Oregon focus, but I think they’d have national appeal, too.

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Smart, normal people. Intelligent and INCITEful.

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If you fell into that dark night of the soul in November of 2016, then woke up and knew you had to do something about this, these are your people too. Every week they have an informed, warm, spirited and often funny chat about the lunacy going on in this time we’re living through. And that’s not all- they’re also a great source of actions you can do to resist. I live in Oregon, so I like the Oregon focus, but I think they’d have national appeal, too.

INCITEFUL

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Smart, normal people. Intelligent and INCITEful.
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EndTimesPepTalk

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Has the election of Donald Trump made you feel like you're living through the End Times? Yeah, us too.Want to know how to survive it? Great! Then join three feminist (AF) activists, Rebecca (JEW), Smitha (BROWN) and Megan (GAY) and learn how to possibly, definitely, maybe not die.

Rank #1: Ep. 89 – Disarm Hate

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Rebecca shares TFW the Moms Demand Action conference overlaps with two horrific mass shootings, Smitha delves into the nexus of guns and Trump’s white supremacy, and Megan offers a thought experiment.

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Moms Demand Action spontaneous protests in Washington, DC.

Washington Post

USA Today

WaPo: “Tattoos and tears: The moms ready to fight gun violence after more mass shootings”

Virginia Survivor Brenda Moss electrifies 2000 GVP advocates at GSU2019.

Demand Action on Gun Violence in the Senate.

TEXT:

READY to 644-33 – to get a text & welcome call from Moms Demand.

CHECKS to 644-33 – connects to US Senate for Background Checks and Red Flag Laws.

SURVIVOR to 644-33 – connects survivors to the Everytown Survivor Network.

STUDENTS to 644-33– for link to sign up to join Students Demand Action.

EVENTS to 644-33 – provides the event look up page for local events.

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Issue of the week: call out gun violence, white supremacy domestic terrorism, impeachable offenses

I am very concerned about white supremacy domestic terrorism and the state of our democracy.  I ask the Representative to:

  • Call for the end of the recess
  • Do all he/she can to make sure we have public impeachment hearings as soon as the recess is over
  • Push the House to investigate white supremacy domestic terrorism

I am very concerned about white supremacy domestic terrorism and the state of our democracy.  I ask the Senator to:

  • Call for an end to the recess
  • do all he/she can to get HR 8, HR 1112, and the SAFE act passed
  • Publicly support an impeachment inquiry

*HR 8 – background check bill; HR 1112 – closing the Charleston loophole; SAFE Act – Securing American’s Federal Elections Act

And after you call please help register voters for 2020 with Vote Forward . The only hope for lasting change is a new president and a new congress.

Ron Wyden op-ed

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Aug 07 2019
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Rank #3: Ep. 84 – Commissioner Susheela Jayapal: The Interview

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This week, we discuss how nothing matters – not sexual assault, not the Supreme Court, and not Joe Biden. We address how to help close Trump’s concentration camps, and we close with an interview with Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal.

BITCHFEST:

Greetings from the Western Liberal Bastion of Portland, Oregon!

The Supreme Court declares that it doesn’t matter.

Trump is credibly accused of rape – doesn’t matter.

Women surging after the debates.

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CONCENTRATION CAMPS AT THE BORDER ARE AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE.  WE MUST #CLOSETHECAMPS

Call all of your Members of Congress and say: “The concentration camps and torture of children at the border is an impeachable offense. Please

  • Inspect at least one of these camps during recess and assess the conditions for yourself.  
  • Demand the Trump administration #CloseTheCamps
  • Call for an impeachment inquiry to hold Trump accountable for his crimes including these human rights violations at the concentration camps. 

Please see http://www.indivisibleor.org/actions/ for scripts and do one of the actions on this list to help the kids in the concentration camps. 

And after you do that please act for 2020.  The only hope for lasting change these children and families have is for a new president and a new congress. 

For 2020

In the Portland area join Indivisible Oregon at letter writing events

For current elections – keeping people engaged and the blue wave going will help us for 2020

    1. post cards – https://postcardstovoters.org/
    2. letters –  vote forward https://votefwd.org/
    3. texting 
      1. open progress https://www.openprogress.com
      2. resistance labs https://resistancelabs.com/ .  
    4. phone bank – swing left www.swingleft.org.  

Donate – we need to get qualified candidates on the stage 

    1. to WOMEN candidates  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/borntobeinit
    2. to presidential fund via swing left
    3. donating to senate candidates. This is the next biggest battle after the presidential race.  WE HAVE TO WIN THE SENATE. So set up a reoccurring donation to someone or donate to this fund from swing left 

LISTEN UP, DUMMIES!

Interview with Susheela Jayapal!

This week, we discuss how nothing matters – not sexual assault, not the Supreme Court, and not Joe Biden. We address how to help close Trump’s concentration camps, and we close with an interview with Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal.

BITCHFEST:

Greetings from the Western Liberal Bastion of Portland, Oregon!

The Supreme Court declares that it doesn’t matter.

Trump is credibly accused of rape – doesn’t matter.

Women surging after the debates.

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CONCENTRATION CAMPS AT THE BORDER ARE AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE.  WE MUST #CLOSETHECAMPS

Call all of your Members of Congress and say: “The concentration camps and torture of children at the border is an impeachable offense. Please

  • Inspect at least one of these camps during recess and assess the conditions for yourself.  
  • Demand the Trump administration #CloseTheCamps
  • Call for an impeachment inquiry to hold Trump accountable for his crimes including these human rights violations at the concentration camps. 

Please see http://www.indivisibleor.org/actions/ for scripts and do one of the actions on this list to help the kids in the concentration camps. 

And after you do that please act for 2020.  The only hope for lasting change these children and families have is for a new president and a new congress. 

For 2020

In the Portland area join Indivisible Oregon at letter writing events

For current elections – keeping people engaged and the blue wave going will help us for 2020

    1. post cards – https://postcardstovoters.org/
    2. letters –  vote forward https://votefwd.org/
    3. texting 
      1. open progress https://www.openprogress.com
      2. resistance labs https://resistancelabs.com/ .  
    4. phone bank – swing left www.swingleft.org.  

Donate – we need to get qualified candidates on the stage 

    1. to WOMEN candidates  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/borntobeinit
    2. to presidential fund via swing left
    3. donating to senate candidates. This is the next biggest battle after the presidential race.  WE HAVE TO WIN THE SENATE. So set up a reoccurring donation to someone or donate to this fund from swing left 

LISTEN UP, DUMMIES!

Interview with Susheela Jayapal! 

Jul 02 2019
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Rank #4: Ep. 75 – Stacey Newman, The Interview

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Rebecca interviews former Missouri House Representative Stacey Newman about guns, abortion and running for office. Smitha needs everybody to say the word “IMPEACHMENT,” and Biden makes Megan’s blood boil.

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About Former MO Representative Stacey Newman.

Stacey’s organization ProgressWomen.

Cosmopolitan article about MO bill HB1397, making it as difficult to buy a gun as it is to get an abortion.

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Actions of the week: 

We all need to say the word impeachment.  We all need demand our MoCs say the word impeachment.  We all need to demand our MoCs call for an impeachment inquiry.  Trump committed impeachable offenses and he must be held accountable.  If we don’t do it now, we legitimize what he has done and will lose our chance to stand up for what is right. And if our MoCs don’t hear about impeachment from the grassroots they may never act on it. 

Calls to congress:

Impeachment ask: My name is XX from XX zipcode: Trump committed impeachable offenses. He must be held accountable.  I ask that Rep/Senator to say that Trump committed impeachable offenses and call on the House to hold an impeachment inquiry

Combo ask: My name is XX from XX zipcode: The Mueller report shows that Trump committed impeachable offenses and our elections were hacked.  Trump must be held accountable and our elections must be securled.  I ask that Rep/Senator to 

  1. say that Trump committed impeachable offenses 
  2. call on the House to hold an impeachment inquiry
  3. demand the Senate pass HR1 to protect our elections 

Election Action

The best antidote is to all this unrest is to take action.  After calling your member of Congress check out the resources below.  

NEW OPPORTUNITY!! SuperMajority – https://supermajority.com/

Supermajority is a new home for women’s activism, training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community that will fight for gender equity together.

  1. Actions that take time These are for current elections.  And keeping people engaged and the blue wave going will help us for 2020
    1. Post cards: postcards to voters https://postcardstovoters.org/
    2. Letter writing: vote forward https://votefwd.org/.  
    3. texting – open progress https://www.openprogress.com/
    4. testing resistance labs https://resistancelabs.com/
    5. phone bank – swing left www.swingleft.org.  
  2. Actions that take money. The Democratic Primary debates must be about policy.  It is up to us to get the candidates we want on that stage.  A candidate must have 65,000 unique donors to qualify.  Any donation counts.  
    1. to WOMEN candidate.  
      1. Elizabeth Warren
      2. Kamala Harris
      3. Kirsten Gillibrand
      4. Amy Klobuchar
      5. All four of the above https://secure.actblue.com/donate/borntobeinit
    2. to presidential fund Unify or Die via swing left. 
    3. to senate candidates. This is the next biggest battle after the presidential race.  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/retakesenate2020
  3. How to find out about actions
    1. sign up for Rogan’s list – they send great action and great election stuff most week days.  http://roganslist.blogspot.com/

Listen up, Dummies!

Fantasy Impeachment Select Committee

Megan’s First Round Draft Picks

  1. Katie Porter
  2. Katie Porter
  3. Katie Porter
  4. Katie Porter
  5. Katie Porter
  6. Katie Porter
  7. Anyone but Steny Hoyer
Apr 30 2019
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Rank #5: Ep. 88 – Muellermania

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This week we recap the recaps of the Mueller hearings and clarify the clarifications of impeachment.

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Baltimore Sun Op-Ed

Adam Schiff’s opening statement at Intelligence Committee Hearing.

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Action of the week: 

The impeachment process is moving forward.  Call Congress to keep going

For Reps: Trump has committed impeachable offenses and I ask that he support the impeachment process. Over the recess I ask the Representative to:

  • educate the public on the impeachment process and why it is important
  • make sure public impeachment hearings are the first order of business when the House is back in session

Issue of the week for Senators: #MoscowMitch and election security

For Senators: Mueller made it very clear our elections are being attacked as we speak.  I ask the Senator to do all he/she can to force a vote on election security legislation before they break for recess.

After you call please help register voters for 2020 with Vote Forward https://votefwd.org/. The only hope for lasting change is a new president and a new congress.

LISTEN UP, DUMMIES!

Optics Disaster

Jul 29 2019
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Rank #6: Ep. 70 – An Interview With Erin Conroy

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Rebecca sits down with activist, lawyer and Stand On Every Corner co-founder Erin Conroy to discuss white supremacist terror, the myth of meritocracy, and the trauma of living under a gaslighting regime. Smitha reminds us of recent progressive victories, asks congress to protect us from white supremacy and gun violence, and rants about sexism in the 2020 presidential race. Megan weighs in with some complex math

BITCHFEST:

Erin Conroy on Twitter: @chargrille

Stand on Every Corner: www.standoneverycorner.com

Recent news on white supremacists, WS terrorism & far right extremism in the US.

Really great video piece from Joy Reid’s show on Sunday.

Fewer than 1 in 5 FBI terror cases target White Supremacists.

Unicorn Riot’s expose of Identity Evropa members is ongoing, revealing some very disturbing levels of white supremacists in the miltiary, police forces, and the NRA:

National call: to MOC to make sure Judiciary will hear from community groups like CAIR.

What the GOP did after white supremacist terrorism & murder in Charlottesville (spoiler: nothing).

Nadler calls Congressional hearings on white supremacist terror.

Oregon-specific call to action from Zakir Khan of OR-CAIR. Follow Khan on Twitter: @muzzakh

Find your Oregon State legislators

Oregon Bill SB 577.

Call to action on SB577.

Please join the #StandOnEveryCorner family this July 4!

Erin wrote about the benefits that she experienced by standing on her corner from Helsinki through the 2018 midterms here

Don’t want to wait to speak out – whether it’s protesting ongoing human rights abuses of children at our border, or calling for impeachment? Start a recurring corner and register it at www.standoneverycorner.com, which has information about the movement & tips on getting started! Follow our official account at @NationalSOEC, founder @brycetache, Salt Lake City SOEC’s @ashleyweitz. For a taste of how folks are using #StandOnEveryCorner’s DIY platform, check out @senorhettler, who’s been standing for 55+ days straight now in Tulsa OK.

For Families Belong Together & border separations: @RAICESTEXAS.

Families are still being separated.

1000s more children were separated than thought.

Kirtstjen Nielsen testimony contradicted.

House Oversight Committee on Nielsen’s possible perjury.

ACTION from Indivisible to fight all forms of family separation.

Detaining border journalists reporting on family separations.

ACTION: support the ACLU challenge to this unconstitutional practice; call for Congressional oversight.

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Issues of the week: 

Members of Congress have the honor of serving their country to help people.  They must look past partisanship and power, do their duty, and work to protect us from white supremacy and gun violence. 

Calls to congress:

Congress must protect us from white supremacy and gun violence.  I ask the Senator/Rep to:

  1. Reject Trump’s white supremacy by pushing for passage of the Muslim Ban and Asylum Ban Repeal (S246/HR 246).  
  2. Reject Trump’s racism by overriding his veto, thereby stopping emergency wall funding
  3. Addressing gun violence by passing back ground checks and an assault weapons ban.  

Election Action

The Democratic Primary debates must be about policy.  It is up to us to get the candidates we want on that stage.  A candidate must have 65,000 unique donors to qualify.  Any donation counts.  Let’s make sure the women are on that stage – donation links below: 

Elizabeth Warren

Kamala Harris

Kirsten Gillibrand

Amy Klobuchar

LISTEN UP, DUMMIES!

No thanks Joe. 

Mar 19 2019
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Rank #7: Ep. 76 – Impeachment-o-clock

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This week, your favorite “Hysterics In The Room” sound the alarm about vaccinations, guns, autocracy, electability and ALL IMPEACHMENT ALL THE TIME.

BITCHFEST

May 15 Moms Demand Oregon Advocacy Day 2.0 RSVP here

Oregon bills that need phone calls

  1. HB 2013 – provides mechanism for convicted domestic abusers to relinquish firearms as required by law.  Passed the House, currently in Senate Judiciary
  2. SB 978 – omnibus gun safety bill – requires safe storage, reporting stolen or lost guns, blocks 3d printed ghost guns & more. Passed Senate Judiciary, sent to Senate Rules committee

Masha Gessen’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”

Rebecca Solnit, “Unconscious Bias Is Running For President”

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Action of the week: 

Trump is growing more emboldened by the day and committing more impeachable offenses.  Congress must hold him account by opening an impeachment inquiry.  Please call about an impeachment inquiry.  And if you can make some combo asks this week. We need to work on multiple fronts 

Calls to congress:

Impeachment ask: My name is XX from XX zipcode: Trump committed impeachable offenses. He must be held accountable.  I ask that Rep/Senator to say that Trump committed impeachable offenses and call on the House to hold an impeachment inquiry

Combo ask 1: My name is XX from XX zipcode: Trump committed impeachable offenses and our elections were hacked.  Trump must be held accountable and our elections must be secured.  I ask that Rep/Senator to 

  1. say that Trump committed impeachable offenses 
  2. call on the House to hold an impeachment inquiry
  3. demand the Senate pass HR1 to protect our elections 

Combo ask 2: My name is XX from XX zipcode: Trump committed impeachable offenses and human rights abuses are being committed along our southern border.  Trump must be held accountable and we must stop abuse at the border.  I ask that Rep/Senator to 

  1. say that Trump committed impeachable offenses 
  2. call on the House to hold an impeachment inquiry
  3. vote against increased funding for border security 

Election Action

While we work on multiple Congressional Fronts we must also work for 2020.  There is a real risk that Trump will not leave office unless there he suffers an OVERWHELMING LOSS.  After calling your member of Congress check out the resources below.  

NEW OPPORTUNITY!! SuperMajority – https://supermajority.com/

Supermajority is a new home for women’s activism, training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community that will fight for gender equity together.

  1. Actions that take time These are for current elections.  And keeping people engaged and the blue wave going will help us for 2020
    1. Post cards: postcards to voters https://postcardstovoters.org/
    2. Letter writing: vote forward https://votefwd.org/.  
    3. texting – open progress https://www.openprogress.com/
    4. testing resistance labs https://resistancelabs.com/
    5. phone bank – swing left www.swingleft.org.  
  2. Actions that take money. The Democratic Primary debates must be about policy.  It is up to us to get the candidates we want on that stage.  A candidate must have 65,000 unique donors to qualify.  Any donation counts.  
    1. to WOMEN candidates.  
      1. Elizabeth Warren
      2. Kamala Harris
      3. Kirsten Gillibrand
      4. Amy Klobuchar
      5. All four of the above https://secure.actblue.com/donate/borntobeinit
    2. to presidential fund Unify or Die via swing left. 
    3. to senate candidates. This is the next biggest battle after the presidential race.  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/retakesenate2020

LISTEN UP, DUMMIES!

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This week, your favorite “Hysterics In The Room” sound the alarm about vaccinations, guns, autocracy, electability and ALL IMPEACHMENT ALL THE TIME.

BITCHFEST

May 15 Moms Demand Oregon Advocacy Day 2.0 RSVP here

Oregon bills that need phone calls

  1. HB 2013 – provides mechanism for convicted domestic abusers to relinquish firearms as required by law.  Passed the House, currently in Senate Judiciary
  2. SB 978 – omnibus gun safety bill – requires safe storage, reporting stolen or lost guns, blocks 3d printed ghost guns & more. Passed Senate Judiciary, sent to Senate Rules committee

Masha Gessen’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”

Rebecca Solnit, “Unconscious Bias Is Running For President”

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Find your Members of Congress

Indivisible Oregon Actions and Scripts

Action of the week: 

Trump is growing more emboldened by the day and committing more impeachable offenses.  Congress must hold him account by opening an impeachment inquiry.  Please call about an impeachment inquiry.  And if you can make some combo asks this week. We need to work on multiple fronts 

Calls to congress:

Impeachment ask: My name is XX from XX zipcode: Trump committed impeachable offenses. He must be held accountable.  I ask that Rep/Senator to say that Trump committed impeachable offenses and call on the House to hold an impeachment inquiry

Combo ask 1: My name is XX from XX zipcode: Trump committed impeachable offenses and our elections were hacked.  Trump must be held accountable and our elections must be secured.  I ask that Rep/Senator to 

  1. say that Trump committed impeachable offenses 
  2. call on the House to hold an impeachment inquiry
  3. demand the Senate pass HR1 to protect our elections 

Combo ask 2: My name is XX from XX zipcode: Trump committed impeachable offenses and human rights abuses are being committed along our southern border.  Trump must be held accountable and we must stop abuse at the border.  I ask that Rep/Senator to 

  1. say that Trump committed impeachable offenses 
  2. call on the House to hold an impeachment inquiry
  3. vote against increased funding for border security 

Election Action

While we work on multiple Congressional Fronts we must also work for 2020.  There is a real risk that Trump will not leave office unless there he suffers an OVERWHELMING LOSS.  After calling your member of Congress check out the resources below.  

NEW OPPORTUNITY!! SuperMajority – https://supermajority.com/

Supermajority is a new home for women’s activism, training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community that will fight for gender equity together.

  1. Actions that take time These are for current elections.  And keeping people engaged and the blue wave going will help us for 2020
    1. Post cards: postcards to voters https://postcardstovoters.org/
    2. Letter writing: vote forward https://votefwd.org/.  
    3. texting – open progress https://www.openprogress.com/
    4. testing resistance labs https://resistancelabs.com/
    5. phone bank – swing left www.swingleft.org.  
  2. Actions that take money. The Democratic Primary debates must be about policy.  It is up to us to get the candidates we want on that stage.  A candidate must have 65,000 unique donors to qualify.  Any donation counts.  
    1. to WOMEN candidates.  
      1. Elizabeth Warren
      2. Kamala Harris
      3. Kirsten Gillibrand
      4. Amy Klobuchar
      5. All four of the above https://secure.actblue.com/donate/borntobeinit
    2. to presidential fund Unify or Die via swing left. 
    3. to senate candidates. This is the next biggest battle after the presidential race.  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/retakesenate2020

LISTEN UP, DUMMIES!

https://www.xerox.com

May 07 2019
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Rank #8: Ep. 80 – Impeachment Interpretive Dance

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Rebecca reacts to the reaction to Mueller’s statement. Smitha serves up impeachment with a side of voting rights, and Megan is back with a parting pep talk.

BITCHFEST

Transcript of Mueller’s 8 minute statement.

Jill Wine Banks (Former Watergate Asst Special Prosecutor): Mueller Should’ve Been Clearer

June is Gun Violence Prevention Month.

Wear Orange Weekend, June 7-8

Go to WearOrange.org to find an event near you.

Mohammed Bin Zayed & Mohammed Bin Salman in the NYT.

MoveOn Impeachment Rallies
National Day of Action to demand impeachment inquiry

Portland: Saturday June 15, 11am Terry Schrunk Plaza

Or go to impeach.org to find an event near you.

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Action of the week: 

Trump has committed impeachable offenses.  Congress must hold him accountable and open an impeachment inquiry.  Please see http://www.indivisibleor.org/actions/ for scripts.

And then fill out Indivisible National’s survey on impeachment and advocate for them to take action to do a full court press to support an impeachment inquiry and provide us with tools we can use across the country. 

For 2020

Do as many actions as you can listed on the Americans of Conscious Checklist – Empowering All Citizens to Vote edition. This checklist is an amazing resource in an of itself and this voting edition takes it to the next level. 

LISTEN UP, DUMMIES!

The most significant departures in the “special counsel” regulations from the former statutory “independent counsel” schemes are that (1) the Attorney General, and not an independent body such as the three-judge panel, actually names the person who is to be the special counsel; (2) the Attorney General, and not an outside panel, establishes and defines the prosecutorial jurisdiction of the special counsel; (3) the general jurisdiction of the special counsel is limited to the specific matter referred to him or her (and not also to related matters), as well as collateral offenses arising out of the investigation which related matters with the investigation; (4) the special counsel is subject to all the notification, and “review and approval” provisions of the internal Department of Justice procedures, policies, and practices (but may circumvent certain review and approval procedures by consulting directly with the Attorney General); (5) the Attorney General must be notified concerning significant actions that the special counsel is to take, and may countermand any proposed action by the special counsel; (6) appeals of cases by the special counsel must be approved by the Solicitor General of the United States, a presidential political appointee; and (7) Justice Department regulations provide that a special counsel may be removed by the Attorney General for “misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Department policies,” while the statute provided that independent counsels could be removed by the Attorney General for “good cause, physical or mental disability.” 

Jun 04 2019
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Rank #9: Ep. 78 – Women Are Not Things

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This week, Rebecca revisits abortion and guns, Smitha revisits impeachment, and Megan revisits Michael Cohen.

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Parkrose High School Gun Incident

Supermajority

Give to Yellowhammer Fund

Article: The Criminalization of Women’s Bodies Is All About Conservative Male Power

by Laurie Penny, New Republic

Stop The Bans Day of Action

Stand On Every Corner

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Action of the week: 

Trump has committed impeachable offenses.  Congress must hold him accountable by starting an impeachment inquiry.  Everyday more and more damning evidence comes out and everyday we don’t have an impeachment inquiry emboldens Trump to harm more people and destroy our democracy.  Please call about impeachment and another important issue every day. 

Calls to congress:

Combo ask 1: My name is XX from XX zipcode: Trump committed impeachable offenses and our elections were hacked.  Trump must be held accountable and our elections must be secured.  I ask that Rep/Senator to 

  1. Demand the House to hold an impeachment inquiry
  2. Demand Barr and Mnuchin be held in contempt of court and Mueller be subpoenaed to testify 
  3. demand passage of the PAVE Act 

Combo ask 2: My name is XX from XX zipcode: Trump committed impeachable offenses and children are being separated and dying at the border.  Trump must be held accountable and we must deny DHS additional funds.  I ask that Rep/Senator to 

  1. Demand the House to hold an impeachment inquiry
  2. Demand Barr and Mnuchin be held in contempt of court and Mueller be subpoenaed to testify 
  3. vote NO on any increase funding for DHS

Combo ask 3 for senators: My name is XX from XX zipcode: Trump committed impeachable offenses and he has his nominee for NOAA is unfit to serve.  I ask the Senator to say that Trump committed impeachable offenses vote NO on Barry Lee Myers for NOAA administrator

Election Actions

  1. Actions that take time These are for current elections.  And keeping people engaged and the blue wave going will help us for 2020
    1. Post cards: postcards to voters https://postcardstovoters.org/
    2. Letter writing: vote forward https://votefwd.org/
    3. texting – open progress https://www.openprogress.com/
    4. testing resistance labs https://resistancelabs.com/
    5. phone bank – swing left www.swingleft.org.  
  2. Actions that take money. The Democratic Primary debates must be about policy.  It is up to us to get the candidates we want on that stage.  A candidate must have 65,000 unique donors to qualify.  Any donation counts.  
    1. to WOMEN candidates.  
      1. Elizabeth Warren
      2. Kamala Harris
      3. Kirsten Gillibrand
      4. Amy Klobuchar
    2. to presidential fund Unify or Die via swing left. 
    3. to SENATE CANDIDATES. This is the next biggest battle after the presidential race.  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/retakesenate2020
  3. NEW OPPORTUNITY!! SuperMajority – https://supermajority.com/  Supermajority is a new home for women’s activism, training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community that will fight for gender equity together.

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Rank #10: Ep. 73 – Take The Gloves Off

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This week, Rebecca asks Democrats to get tougher, Smitha asks you to use your privilege, and Megan asks you to use your skills.

BITCHFEST

Happy Tax Day. The President is a Massive Tax Cheat.

So is his sister, Federal Judge Maryanne Trump Barry

Smitha kicking ass at Senator Ron Wyden’s tax day event.

THIS DOCTOR MAKES HOUSE CALLS

Find your Members of Congress

Indivisible Oregon Actions and Scripts

Action of the week: 

Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric is ratcheting up and there are many who are scared.  Please take action to help stop this anti-immigrant administration.

For those who are overwhelmed

For those who need hope

Calls to congress:

My name is XX from XX zipcode: Congress must act to stop the inhumane policies at the border.  I ask the Senator/Rep to

  • Call for Stephen Miller’s investigation.
  • Support a House committee subpoena of Miller
  • Pass the Reunite Act and the Families Not Facilities Act.

Election Action

The best antidote is to all this unrest is to take action.  After calling your member of Congress check out the resources below.  

  1. Actions that take time These are for current elections.  And keeping people engaged and the blue wave going will help us for 2020
    1. Post cards: postcards to voters https://postcardstovoters.org/
    2. Letter writing: vote forward https://votefwd.org/.  
    3. texting – open progress https://www.openprogress.com/
    4. testing resistance labs https://resistancelabs.com/
    5. phone bank – swing left www.swingleft.org.  
  2. Actions that take money. The Democratic Primary debates must be about policy.  It is up to us to get the candidates we want on that stage.  A candidate must have 65,000 unique donors to qualify.  Any donation counts.  
    1. to WOMEN candidate.  
      1. Elizabeth Warren
      2. Kamala Harris
      3. Kirsten Gillibrand
      4. Amy Klobuchar
      5. All four of the above https://secure.actblue.com/donate/borntobeinit
    2. to presidential fund Unify or Die via swing left. 
    3. to senate candidates. This is the next biggest battle after the presidential race.  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/retakesenate2020
  3. How to find out about actions
    1. sign up for Rogan’s list – they send great action and great election stuff most week days.  http://roganslist.blogspot.com/
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