CD19NY What's Happening Now
Electing Democrats and Progressives in Columbia County
FYI, Senator Schumer has said he plans to whip the vote. Our only chance is to hold onto the 3 dems who voted for Gorsuch plus 2 republicans. It's a long shot, but keep dialing, especially if you have friends in Maine(Collins), Alaska (Murkowski), West Virginia (Manchin), Indiana (Donnelly), or North Dakota (Heitkamp). ... See more
CALL YOUR SENATORS and tell them to VOTE NO on Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh! Kavanaugh’s record is alarming-- he’s ruled against women who needed abortions, in favor of overturning environmental regulations and argued that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. He is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade, undermine the ACA, rule in favor of polluters and corporations rather than working Americans, and is likely to strike down state laws regulating gun sales and ownership. As if that weren’t terrifying enough, Kavanaugh has argued that sitting presidents shouldn’t be subject to investigations and criminal indictments. This is why Trump wants him on the bench--so that if and when he attempts to pardon himself he can count on Kavanaugh to rule in his favor. THERE IS SO MUCH AT STAKE WITH THIS SEAT. Call your senators and demand that they VOTE NO. Last summer, constituent calls, protests, and meetings saved the ACA. We CAN do this. But we need all hands on deck. SHARE, CALL and be ready to SHOW UP. Find your senators: http://bit.ly/2tx8vuh Script: My name is… and I’m a constituent from… I’m calling to ask Senator________ to vote against Brett Kavanaugh because…(choose 1 or more reasons): • He won’t be a true check on the President’s power if the president is indicted • He’ll overturn Roe. v Wade, which will destroy women’s lives • He’ll rule in favor of polluters and against environmental regulations that keep people safe • He’ll rule in favor of the NRA and against gun regulations that keep people safe • A 51-vote threshold isn’t good enough for lifetime nominations to the Supreme Court. We need to restore the 60-vote threshold. Will Senator _______ publicly commit to voting against Kavanaugh immediately? Get this script here! Share it with your people not on FB! https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybz2ovl8 More scripts like this at https://indivisiblenationbk.org/ ... See more
John Faso, bought and paid for by the far right--our congressman also failed to immediately issue any statements against separating toddlers from their parents, and keeping them in centers with 24 hour lights on and no one allowed to hold them to comfort them when they cried. ... See more
"Rep John Faso immediately issued a statement supporting Kavanaugh as an 'excellent choice' even though Faso couldn’t be bothered ever issuing a statement against the historic corruption happening at the EPA under Scott Pruitt." Read full post: ... See more
Let's do what we can do.
Trump announces his Supreme Court nominee TODAY. CALL SENATOR SCHUMER. Tell him to UNITE Democrats against Trump’s Supreme Court pick! (OH, AND ALSO TO RESCHEDULE HIS CANCELLED TOWN HALL) Now that Justice Kennedy has retired, Trump will definitely appoint an extremist anti-choice, anti-marriage equality and anti-worker justice to replace him. Two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Susan Collins (ME), have suggested they could vote against someone they believed would overturn Roe v. Wade. That means that the ONLY way we have even a chance of blocking another extremist nominee is if all 49 Democrats are united in a commitment to vote no. Here’s what you can do: ▶︎ In NYC today? Join us TONIGHT at 5:30 outside Sen. Schumer’s office to demand that he WHIP THE VOTE. Details & RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/482214612249865/ ▶︎ Call Senator Schumer and tell him to LEAD his caucus and whip the vote against Trump’s certain extremist pick to replace Justice Kennedy. Albany: (518) 431-4070 Binghamton: (607) 772-6792 Buffalo: (716) 846-4111 Melville: (631) 753-0978 NYC: (212) 486-4430 Peekskill: (914) 734-1532 Rochester: (585) 263-5866 Syracuse: (315) 423-5471 D.C.: (202) 224-6542 Script: My name is… and I’m a constituent from… I am calling to ask that Senator Schumer unite his caucus in opposing whoever Trump nominates to fill Justice Kennedy’s seat. Workers’ rights, women’s rights, and our civil rights are at stake and the only chance we have of keeping the seat open until after the election is if Democrats are united. This is a test of his leadership. Don’t let us down. TOWN HALL ADDITION: I’m also calling to ask Senator Schumer to immediately reschedule his cancelled in-person town hall in NYC in the next week. A telephone town hall is not equivalent to an in-person meeting with 1200 constituents and he should reschedule as soon as possible. Get this script here and share it with your people not on FB! https://tinyurl.com/ybv69cdy More scripts on this and other issues at https://indivisiblenationbk.org/ ... See more
Updated Flyer For Our Get-Out-the-Vote-Party Tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/ycqpog93
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Quote for our times: “It has often been said that power corrupts. But it is perhaps equally important to realize that weakness, too, corrupts. Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. Hatred, malice, rudeness, intolerance, and suspicion are the faults of weakness. The resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done to them but from the sense of inadequacy and impotence. They hate not wickedness but weakness. When it is their power to do so, the weak destroy weakness wherever they see it.” Eric Hoffer (1955) The Passionate State Of Mind, and Other Aphorisms Section 42 ... See more
When you treat a whole group of human beings like animals, it doesn't mean they're animals. It means you are an animal.
A motion filed by 18 attorneys general Monday asked the federal government to provide more immediate information and access to those detained after being separated at the border. Here are highlights from more than 900 pages of declarations, including personal testimonies from parents, children, fede... ... See more
Equal Access to Drivers License is Equal Access to Independence!