Urgent Issues and Actions

Update 4/22:

Action 1: Keep fighting Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as Secretary of State:

Make sure to make a call this week to tell both your senators that they play an important role in stopping Pompeo’s nomination for Secretary of State. You can use this toll-free number at 1-855-980-2350, enter your zip code, and you’ll be connected directly to your senators.

The calls, actions, and letters to Senators have made all the difference in Mike Pompeo’s nomination likely going down in committee this Monday. Because Indivisible groups have kept the pressure on their members of Congress (MoCs), all the Democrats on the committee will be voting Pompeo down. Groups in California sent a joint letter to Senator Feinstein and rallied in front of her office. Because of that pressure, she announced her opposition to Pompeo.  Keep it up.

Action 2: Sign up for a Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Firing Rapid Response Event From Move-On.org 

Trump, Fox News, and some GOP MOCs have been accelerating their anti-Mueller and anti-Rosenstein rhetoric, building support for firing the Deputy Attorney General, in a move to discredit or even fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump will create a constitutional crisis if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Mueller, or attempts to compromise the investigation by other means. (See The Plan for details.)

Our response in the hours following a potential power grab will dictate what happens next—whether Congress will stand up to Trump or allow him to move our democracy toward authoritarianism.

While we hope that President Trump will not attempt to fire Mueller, there are plans for protests around the country if needed. Visit https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/

 And, In Massachusetts:

Action 5:  Call our state rep, Sarah Peake: 617-722-1570.

This week, our state Representatives will be voting on the budget.  There are some amendments that the MA ACLU are concerned about because they imperil civil rights and civil liberties.  .  They are requesting that we ask our reps to fight for or against the following:.

For:

Amendment #1361:  Valuing Children Equally” lifts the Cap on Kids which denies welfare support for children conceived while the family receives assistance.

Against:

#515 & #1174 which expands state wiretap powers

#979 An anti-boycott measure which is being pushed as a non-discrimination amendment

And, all amendments designed to deprive immigrants of opportunity in MA and make them vulnerable to deportation.

In addition, ask both Rep Peake and State Senator Julian Cyr 617-722-1570 to do all they can during this session to ensure that the state adopts simple protections for immigrants including:  ensuring that law enforcement officers don’t inquire about immigration status unless required by law, informing people of their rights before they are interviewed by immigration agents, end collaboration agreements between county sheriffs and ICE.

 

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