This is only a partial list of actions which might be taken this week to defend ethical government. For more ideas, you might visit For more ideas, you might visit 5calls.org, actionalliance.co/, or roganslist.blogspot.com/.
Action: Immigration Service Centers opened by LDS Church in Utah and Arizona
The LDS Church recently opened a series of Immigrant Services centers in Utah and Arizona. Even if you do not live in those states, take some time to learn about the services provided. If you do live in Utah or Arizona, please help promote these centers and make sure your friends know about them. They provide many useful services including cultural adaptation classes and legal aid. These services are available to all immigrants, no matter their legal status. https://providentliving.lds.org/immigrant-services/what-we-do?lang=eng
Action: Prepare for World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day is June 20th. MWEG will be launching a simple series of calls-to-action with ideas of ways we can support refugees. One way would be to share these stories from Their Story, Our Story (TSOS). See https://tsosrefugees.org
Action: Support honest media
Tell NBC what you think about hosting Newtown denier, Alex Jones, on Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. The show scheduled for June 18. This is Father’s Day, and perhaps not the way to honor the parents of the slain Newtown children. Visit: http://www.nbc.com/contact-us
Action: Support the health care you want our nation to have
Action Utah shared a LOT of possible actions we can take if we are worried about the Senate health care bill:
Call your Senators and ask for a transparent process in shaping the legislation that impacts our lives.
Send your health care story to the senator staffer in charge of health care: http://www.istrumpcarestilldead.com/staffers/.
Use this Trumpcare Toolkit (https://www.trumpcaretoolkit.org/) to call and tweet targeted Senators from other states.
Possible call script from https://5calls.org/issue/recJfyyL7LE0Ez4ys: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [___].
IF CALLING REPUBLICAN: I’m calling today because I’m appalled by the Republican attempts to pass the AHCA without any transparency what so ever. I ask that Senator [___] demand the immediate release of the plan’s details to the public and hold a hearing to thoroughly discuss a healthcare plan that affects one-sixth of our economy and the health and lives of millions of Americans.
IF CALLING DEMOCRAT: I’m calling today because I’m appalled by the Republican attempts to pass the AHCA without any transparency what so ever. [I ask that Senator [__] boycott all Senate committee hearings until one is scheduled to discuss and amend the healthcare plan.
[OPTIONAL: Share a personal story of why the ACA is so important to you, your family, and / or your community]
Thank you for your hard work answering the phones. [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
Sign this letter (http://act.savemycare.org/page/s/let-us-testify) to demand input on the Senate’s secret health care bill. Retweet this (https://twitter.com/jonfavs/status/873223442518073346) and share it with your friends in the targeted states listed.
Utah Health Policy Project @UHPP
Healthier Utah Coalition @CTGUtah
Save Medicaid Utah @SaveMedicaidUT
Disability Law Center @DLCofUT
Families USA @FamiliesUSA
Andy Slavitt @ASlavitt
Sarah Kliff (Vox) @SarahKliff
Action: Demand that all Trump-Russia findings be made public
From https://5calls.org/issue/recLcUEjVTmUgVqMO: Despite the onslaught of breaking news stories detailing troubling fact after troubling fact of wrongdoings by Trump, his sons, Jared Kushner, Michael Flynn, and other Trump campaign associates, the current Trump-Russia investigations have not been nearly as revealing or helpful to the American people. The appointment of Robert Mueller as a special counsel to handle the Department of Justice’s investigation was much needed, but this alone will not be enough to provide every answer the public wants and deserves to know. Mueller’s focus is *only* criminal activity. Anything deemed non-criminal (such as financial ties between Trump and Russia, conflicts of interest, or other disturbing undemocratic behavior) will be kept classified, withholding critical information about the leadership of their government, Americans need to know.
Congressional committees have the ability to make non-criminal findings public, but the current House and Senate Intelligence committee investigations have been mired in partisanship, especially the House committee. (Devin Nunes is still issuing subpoenas despite his “recusal” from the investigation.) The Senate Intelligence Committee has been holding hearings and bringing in critical people in to testify, however, they have been stonewalling during the hearings and refusing to answer questions in publicized sessions.
An independent commission would create a public document of all investigation findings, and is the only way the American public will be able to get all the answers, regardless of legal criminality and free of political partisanship.
Possible Call Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [PLACE]. I’m calling to ask that Senator [NAME] support the creation of an independent commission on the Trump-Russia matters. Neither special counselor Mueller nor the congressional committee investigations are leading to public, unclassified answers about any possible wrongdoings that may have occurred, and the American people deserve to know what really happened. Thank you for your time and attention. [IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]
Action: Advocate for your governor to support the Paris Accord
If you don’t live in: CA, CT, DE, HI, MA, MN, NC, NY, OR, PR, RI, VT, VA, WA, call: Your governor’s office (lookup). Possible script: Hi. I’m from _TOWN_ and would like Governor _NAME_ to join the ten states that have created the US Climate Alliance. (Share why a liveable planet matters to you.) Will you please pass along my message? Thank you.
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