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A Word About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Yes, itís terrifying. But we should not give in to fear and acquiescence. This is not over yet. We the People do not have to take this. There are practical things that we can do.
That's right. YOU have the POWER to do something.
First of all, in November 2018
Are you registered to vote? Check here!
VOTING DOES DO SOMETHING.
HILLARY CLINTON WON THE POPULAR VOTE. By nearly 3 million votes. Only the electoral college, which was created to appease southern slave states and ought to be abolished, kept her from taking the White House. That does not mean we are defeated. There is much more to come.
Here is what Hillary Clinton says about Donald Trump, how we got here, and what we CAN and MUST do to reclaim the real America.
THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WAS TAMPERED WITH BY RUSSIAN HACKERS. Therefore it was not legitimate. We need to hold a new election with new candidates.
TRUMP HAS NO EXPERIENCE AND IS UNWILLING TO LEARN. An inexperienced person at the helm of any nation in these critical times is a huge mistake even if Trump means well. Worse, he refuses to take intelligence briefings, has appointed non-politicians to his cabinet instead of people who are familiar with the issues, and when questioned about this says he'll take each problem as it comes. He doesn't realize that even his casual phone calls and his words on twitter have serious consequences. No country can be run this way.
TRUMP HAS SERIOUS CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS. While he is in the White House (we'll say that instead of "president"), Trump cannot earn money through his businesses or investments. He's accustomed to earning millions from his worldwide hotels and casinos, but legally he will have to SELL all of those and put the money in a blind trust. To do otherwise is to be in serious violation of the law. He can and will be IMPEACHED for this if he doesn't cooperate.
TRUMP HAS DEMONSTRATED DISRESPECT FOR DISABLED PEOPLE, DISASTER SURVIVORS, THE ENVIRONMENT, IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES, NON-WHITES, POOR PEOPLE, AND (perhaps most of all) WOMEN. He also shows admiration for dictators and "strongmen" leaders around the world. He has not tried to be a good president; he just wants power through fear. This is not setting a good example to the rest of the world. He is an embarrassment at best, a danger to the planet itself at worst.
What Can I Do?
The Indivisible Guide Former congressional staffers provided the inside information for this practical guide to resisting Trump's agenda. The Indivisible Guide team has been interviewed several times on Rachel Maddow's program on MSNBC. You can follow their twitter at IndivisibleTeam.
What Do I Do About Trump? Practical things YOU can do RIGHT NOW, personally and in community. Planning, involvement, self-protection, join with friends, positive action. Follow their twitter at WDIDAboutTrump.
MoveOn: Ready To Resist Are you ready to help resist Trump's agenda? MoveOn's Ready to Resist gives weekly phone workshops in how to organize, communicate with your Congressperson, demand town hall meetings and ask pertinent questions. These workshops are recorded so you can listen to past sessions on the website. Their twitter is MoveOn.
There is also MoveOn Civic Action -- Find LOCAL COMMUNITY organizations dedicated to civic engagement, preserving the advances of the last eight years and building the progressive movement by encouraging and supporting the development of more grassroots leaders.
THE 65 - We're HIS problem now! The 65 are the 65,000,000 that's SIXTY FIVE MILLION people who voted AGAINST Trump. This guide, formerly "We're His Problem Now", tells you exactly how to call your elected officials and communicate to them about the issues you care about. Includes a suggested schedule so that certain issues are addressed on certain days. "The goal is to generate a high volume of calls that require the operator to check off individual boxes. That means itís critical to name your issues specifically and not just say something like 'oppose Trump.'" On Twitter, they are WeAreThe65.
RootsAction has petitions and background information on what Trump is doing and how to stop him.
And whether or not you accept that this Russian-backed fascist demagogue and his GOP goon squad won fair and square, you do not have to accept him! YOU can send him a message letting them know that you do NOT accept him as your leader, that his hatred and bigotry are NOT the United States of America, and are NOT WHO YOU ARE.
Click here to tell Donald Trump: YOU ARE NOT MY PRESIDENT!
More advice from Mark Maynard
YOU CAN DO SOMETHING!!!
Find out who your local Democratic candidates are and go to work for them, even if it's just phone banking or a few postcards.
Join the Action Group Network
Sign up for and host Action Network Emergency Community Meetings (The Action Network helps to support undocumented immigrant workers/students and people of targeted faiths, LGBTQ and anyone else threatened by the Trump agenda. Ask if your city, church or school will provide sanctuary.)
Get a car sticker! Or get a button!
The more people speak up, even if it's just a car sticker, the more people will know they're not alone.
Link to these sites/ follow on Twitter:
Democratic Coalition vs. Trump (Includes a list of places to boycott. Grab'em by the Wallet!)
Not My President
Keith Olbermann Updates and The Resistance videos
Spread kindness and love.
Do all the things you do. Do them more.
YOU CAN DO SOMETHING.
Click here to spread the word.