National Day of Action: 1/24 Senate Office visits

On Saturday, in hundreds of cities around the United States and the world, we marched together. We stood indivisible for inclusion and love, and we proved that the mandate is ours. And now, the work continues.

Join Us: National Day of Action on Tuesday January 24th

On Tuesday, January 24, local groups across America are visiting their senators’ offices and demanding that they reject Trump’s unqualified, corrupt Cabinet nominees. Thousands of local activists like you have already committed to opposing this cast of racists, cronies, and kleptocrats by taking this in-person action. Join us, #standindivisible, and send the videos, pictures, and stories from your actions to stories@indivisibleguide.com.

You can search for an event to attend with your local Indivisible group here: www.moveon.org/jan24.

Three Indivisible Actions This Week

1. Keep the Heat on Trump's Divisive Cabinet Nominees: Hearings for many of Trump’s cabinet nominees may have occurred last week, but the fight is far from over. Ethical scandals, financial conflicts, and outstanding questions plague many nominees. We’ve got to keep the heat on the disastrous nominees coming up this week:

  • Today, Monday, January 23rd: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will meet this afternoon to consider the nomination of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State. As long-time CEO of ExxonMobil, Tillerson flouted U.S. foreign policy and befriended anti-democratic leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin. Unsurprisingly he expressed skepticism about the dangers of climate change during his confirmation hearing.
    • Urge your Senators to oppose the confirmation of Rex Tillerson to Secretary of State.
       
  • Tomorrow, Tuesday January 24th: The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Jeff Sessions, nominee for Attorney General. If confirmed, Sessions will be in charge of enforcing civil rights law and protections, despite having been rejected from a federal judgeship in 1986 after former colleagues testified about his history of racist remarks. Sessions has regularly opposed civil rights legislation and he has extreme anti-immigration views.
    • Urge your Senators to oppose the confirmation of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.
       
  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 24th: Confirmation hearings continue for Rep. Tom Price to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Rep. Price is a radical conservative who wants to destroy the Affordable Care Act, eviscerate anti-poverty efforts, and undermine women’s health, reproductive rights, and LGBTQ rights. There are also unanswered ethical questions about profits Price has made trading health care stocks during his time in Congress where he worked on health care legislation.
    • Urge your Senators to oppose the confirmation of Rep. Tom Price for HHS Secretary.
       
  • DELAYED! Trump's controversial and unqualified nominee to be Secretary of Education, millionaire Betsy DeVos, was supposed to get a vote on Tuesday, the 24th. But in the wake of her poor performance in Congress last week and release of a report on her ethical conflicts, Committee Chairman Grassley has delayed that vote until January 31st.
    • Let's delay this permanently! Urge your Senators to oppose the confirmation of Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary.

2. Tell Your Representative, "Vote No on HR 7, Yes for Women's Healthcare": You would think, in the wake of Saturday's monumental Women's March that Congress might show some respect for women's rights. You'd be wrong. Instead, on Tuesday, January 24th, the House has scheduled a vote on HR 7. This unnecessary and intrusive legislation meddles with the private insurance marketplace and attacks women's reproductive rights. It’s not the first time Republicans have tried to pass this anti-woman bill.

  • Call your Member of Congress and tell them to vote No on HR 7.

3) Keep the Pressure On: Tell Congress to #ProtectOurCare. One of President Trump’s first acts in office was to sign an Executive Order that could threaten essential components of the Affordable Care Act. But to dismantle the ACA, Trump will need to get repeal legislation through Congress. Keep the pressure on your members of Congress! Tell your Representative and two Senators that you won’t stand by and let 30+ million people lose their healthcare -- and that you expect that they won’t either.

Americans are ready to fight back, and we know that when we stand indivisible, we will win.

In solidarity,
The Indivisible Guide Team

P.S. We want to spread the word about your group’s Day of Action! Take pictures and videos and share them with us at stories@indivisibleguide.com. Or, use #indivisible and tag @IndivisibleTeam on Twitter or post them to Facebook.com/IndivisibleGuide.

Action ArchiveSarah Dohl