July 12th, 2018
Elections this fall are more important than ever.
Look up information on candidates and ballot issues
affecting your home state at Ballotpedia.org.
"How can I find out if I am still registered?"
If you have any doubts, check with your election official.
Government guidelines suggest expats re-register every year.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Planning to attend a protest, a rally, or a town hall while you're in the US this summer? You're not the only one—and officials in some areas are getting nervous. Here is an interactive map from the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, which tracks initiatives at the state and federal levels to restrict the right to protest. If you really want to be prepared, you can download this booklet from the National Lawyers Guild: Know Your Rights Guide for Law Enforcement Encounters. This 16-page primer is a practical resource for people meeting local law enforcement, FBI, or the Department of Homeland Security. It also includes information for non-citizens and minors.
To find out what's going on in your area, you can check resources such as the Resistance Calendar or Resistance Near Me. Contact local organizations like the YWCA or connect with action groups in your area via Twitter or Facebook. Find a way to get involved and get your family and friends motivated to vote this fall!
Buzzfeed: Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Wants To Hire 40 More Foreign Workers by Jeremy Singer-Vine, Jessica Garrison, Ken Bensinger
Trump has been a strong proponent of American companies hiring fewer foreign workers and more American employees. OTHER American companies, that is.
AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits by Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke
Immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged. All had signed enlistment contracts and taken an Army oath. Many were reservists who had been attending unit drills, receiving pay and undergoing training, while others had been in a “delayed entry” program.
Slate/Trumpcast: The Fight Liberals Should and Shouldn't Pick with Kavanaugh (30 min)
What does Brett Kavanaugh actually believe about investigating and possibly even indicting a president?
New York Times: U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials by Andrew Jacobs
Oh now, come ON.
For more ways to take action check out the action plan put together by PAGE (Progressive Action Global Exchange), and Americans of Conscience; read the featured action suggested by Indivisible; or check out the brand new online training platform of Resistance School and sign up to any of the more than 15 courses they offer on organizing 101, team building, contacting voters, and building movements.
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