look who's running
Thank you to all of you
who showed up at the Merchant
last Friday for voter registration & information!
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Look Who's Running
All of you are probably more current with your news and political updates than I am right now—and more appalled as a result. Lots of women are appalled, and lots of those appalled women are running for office this year, in record-breaking numbers. Who is running for U.S. Representative in your district? Check out the candidates on the Ballotpedia website, and make sure you are registered to vote!
Associated Press: Trump’s company asked Panama president to help in hotel spat by Juan Zamorano and Stephen Braun
Donald Trump’s company appealed directly to Panama’s president to intervene in its fight over control of a luxury hotel, even invoking a treaty between the two countries, in what ethics experts say was a blatant mingling of Trump’s business and government interests.
Mother Jones: Why the Scooter Libby case—and Trump's pardon—really, really matter by David Corn
Few of us may remember the details of Scooter Libby’s offenses, which included false statements to FBI agents to thwart the investigation into the Bush White House’s role in the outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame. Libby was prosecuted by US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, who had been appointed as special counsel in 2003 by deputy attorney general James Comey.
Washington Post: Justice Dept. to halt legal-advice program for immigrants in detention By Maria Sacchetti
The Executive Office for Immigration Review launched its legal-aid program in 2003 to orient immigrants so that court proceedings would move more quickly.
Stuff You Missed in History: Elbridge Gerry’s Monstrous Salamander (34 min)
The history and practical uses of gerrymandering, and the Vice President it was named after.
IT'S TAX TIME: HOLD YOUR MOC ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE TAX SCAM ON APRIL 17. Use Tax Day as an opportunity to remind your Republican Member of Congress (and everyone else!) that their vote on the tax bill is a reason for their replacement in November. Share your photo to social media ##TrumpTaxScam
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 you can always watch the four sessions of the Fall 2017 series of the Resistance School, Leadership: Story, Structure, Strategy.
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