Take Action: June 17 & 18, 2017 Acts of Gratitude

Thank Senators who put country before party. GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he is blocking one of President Trump’s nominees for the Department of Justice because department leaders haven’t responded to 15 letters he has sent them. Grassley (IA), along with McCain (AZ), Graham (SC), and Sasse (NE), may be key Republicans to watch: they are hopefully country before party and seem to be keeping the Trump-Russia investigation from being derailed.  Let’s send some purple envelopes to these Senators.  If you are constituents, it is especially important to show them support.

Thank State Representative Scott Sanford (R-TX) for his work in recognizing Armenian genocide, honoring its 1.5 million victims, and advocating for the Armenian community. Address: Texas House of Representatives, PO Box 2910, Austin, TX 78768

Thank Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) for being the only Republican to support consumer protections and safer financial institutions by voting against repealing Dodd-Frank. Address: 1105-C Corporate Drive, Greenville, NC 27858

Thank your governor if you live in CA, CT, DE, HI, MA, MN, NC, NY, OR, PR, RI, VT, VA, WA (lookup). Tell him/her that you appreciate his/her leadership, creativity, and priorities for a liveable planet. Thank you for upholding the Paris Climate Accord.

Thank Claire McCaskill (D-MO) for her concern about the lack of debate over the Senate healthcare bill. Thank you for advocating for an open democratic process for deciding on such an important bill.

Thank Representative Stephanie Murphy (FL, D-07), who decided to run against a popular incumbent last year after he accepted a donation from the NRA in the days following the shooting at Pulse. She won. Right now, she’s working on legislation that would make it possible for the federal government to learn more about how to prevent gun violence.  Read her remarkable story, and send her some encouragement via snail mail:  Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, 225 E Robinson, Suite 525, Orlando, FL 32801