5 Minute Action – GET VISIBLE and #LetLizSpeak

We’re publishing early because of the significant nature of what happened tonight. This is one reason we create these 5 Minute Actions every day, just before we post them. Things are happening so rapidly, and we want to be sure to hit the most urgent issue of each day.

And so. Elizabeth Warren WAS SILENCED by the republican majority of the senate when she was reading a letter from Coretta Scott King about the concerns Coretta had about Session’s record of denying the vote to African Americans. People from both sides of the aisle must understand the implications of this on our democracy and the ability of our government to function as it was intended?

This is not a joke, see the footage at the link below.

We don’t know what else we can do but continue to call, show up, write.  Please do these things. You know how.

BUT ALSO, we need to become more visible. Where are our window signs and door signs, covering the nation? We are a majority, but you would never know. We have been speaking out, but invisibly to our neighbors and community.

The 5 Minute Action Today:

Step 1:  Make signs, and put them in your windows, doors, wherever you can.  Buy them if you like (see link below), have kids make them, just draw them on a piece of paper…anything…but find a way to get them VISIBILE!

  • RESIST
  • INDIVISIBLE
  • LETLIZSPEAK
  • NO MUSLIM BAN
  • CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL
  • ETC

Step 2:   If you use Twitter, jump on the bandwagon.

  • Search on #LetLizSpeak and join the ‘dialog’.
BREATHE AND STEP FORWARD!

Thank you from the TrumpResistance.TODAY team

(and see you again tomorrow!)

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Click here for video of Senator Warren’s quotation, rebuke by Mitch McConnell, and Warren’s reading of the full text of King’s original letter:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/07/republicans-vote-to-rebuke-elizabeth-warren-for-impugning-sessionss-character/?utm_term=.5bbd9be1362c

5 Minute Action for Saturday, 1/28: DOUBLE DOWN: NO on Sessions and DeVos!

Both Sessions and DeVos are likely to have committee votes on Tuesday, 1/31. Keep the pressure on!

5 Minute Action for TODAY:

Step 1: Live in Arizona or have a friend or family member there? (If not, go to Step 2). Make sure you/they have called or written Senator Jeff Flake to encourage him to vote against Sessions’s confirmation. Flake was a potential swing vote, but then announced he would support Sessions. With this week’s executive orders against immigrants and the escalating fight with Mexico, now is the time to pressure him to reconsider!

We understand his phone lines are jammed, and his staff recommends email or Facebook to reach him.

Cut and paste this into an email to your friend/family member, or send the suggested message to Flake directly:

Hi (name), I’ve been reading about protests of Ariz Sen. Flake and his intention to vote “Yes” for Sessions. Imagined you joined in. If not yet, I received this 5 Minute Action tip and wanted to pass it along so you can make your voice heard before the the committee vote on 1/31. I hear his phone system is bogged down, so email or Facebook is probably best.

Suggested message to Flake: “I’m from (city) and am contacting Senator Flake to tell him that Jeff Sessions’s record on civil rights is an affront to the fundamental principles of our country. I call on the Senator to vote ‘NO’ on this disgraceful nomination for AG. We in Arizona are better than this!”

Hope all Arizonians keep the pressure on him!

Step 2: Sign this growing petition against DeVos (click here: https://act.credoaction.com/sign/block_devos/). They need about 50,000 more votes to reach their goal of 1.5 million. You can expect to receive mailings from Credo, but can unsubscribe if you don’t want them.

WELL DONE!

Thank you from the TrumpResistance.TODAY team

(and see you again tomorrow!)