Did your Congress person condemn Bannon?

169 Congressional representatives signed on to a letter pressuring Donald Trump to rescind his job offer to Steve Bannon.

First, find your congressperson (and their contact info) here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Then, check to see if they signed on to this effort to reverse Bannon’s appointment. There is a full list of participants here: https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-leads-169-reps-asking-president-elect-trump-reverse-bannon-appointment

If your congressperson is NOT on this list…

Write them a letter or email letting them know they failed to represent your interests. (You can try to call, but congressional offices are closed this week for Thanksgiving.) Here’s a sample letter for you to personalize:

Representative ___________,

My name is ______ ______. I am a voter and constituent. I was disapointed to learn that you did not sign on to Congressman Cicilline’s (D-RI) letter asking President-elect Donald Trump to rescind alt-right leader Steve Bannon’s appointment as White House Chief Strategist. Mr. Bannon represents the most extreme forms of bigotry, anti-Semitism, sexism and xenophobia, and should not be allowed anywhere near the white house. I urge you to reconsider your inaction on this matter – let Trump know that Mr. Bannon is an unacceptable appointee.

Follow this link to find your congressional representative’s contact information.

If your congressperson IS on this list…

Write them a letter or email and let them know that you appreciate them standing up to Trump’s bigoted appointees, and that you want them to continue opposing hatred at every turn. (You can try to call, but congressional offices are closed this week for Thanksgiving.) Here’s a sample letter for you to personalize:

Representative ___________,

My name is ______ ______. I am a voter and constituent. Thank you for having the courage and conviction to sign on to Congressman Cicilline’s (D-RI) letter asking President-elect Donald Trump to rescind alt-right leader Steve Bannon’s appointment as White House Chief Strategist. I hope that you will continue to oppose Trump’s egregious choice of appointees that represent the most extreme forms of bigotry, sexism, xenophobia and opportunistic science denialism.

Follow this link to find your congressional representative’s contact information.

Why this matters

This time, I’ll let the letter speak for itself. Here’s some key excerpts:

Since the election there have been a number of incidents across the country in which minorities, including Muslim Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Jewish Americans, have been the targets of violence, harassment and intimidation. Mr. Bannon’s appointment sends the wrong message to people who have engaged in those types of activities, indicating that they will not only be tolerated, but endorsed by your Administration.  Millions of Americans have expressed fear and concern about how they will be treated by the Trump Administration and your appointment of Mr. Bannon only exacerbates and validates their concerns.

Disturbingly, leading white nationalists like former KKK Grand Dragon David Duke, American Nazi Party Chairman Rocky J. Suhadya, Richard Spencer, Peter Brimelow, and Brad Griffin have praised the news of Mr. Bannon’s appointment.  We believe it should concern you that civil rights groups, including the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, are widely opposed to Mr. Bannon’s appointment.

You can read the full text of the letter here: https://cicilline.house.gov/press-release/cicilline-leads-169-reps-asking-president-elect-trump-reverse-bannon-appointment

Demand the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigate Trump’s financial conflicts

Please note: The time window for taking action on this post may have already come and gone. Please check our Do Something page for meaningful actions you can take right now, today!

Call Jason Chaffetz’s office directly. Chaffetz is the congressman from Utah and Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and let him know you want the committee to make sure Donald Trump does not have any financial conflicts of interest.
Phone: (202) 225-7751

“I’m —- —– , a US citizen and voter calling to let Chairman Chaffetz know that I support Rep. Elijah Cummings’s call for a bipartisan review of Trump’s “financial arrangements” for potential conflicts of interest before he’s sworn in as president. Please immediately begin conducting a review to ensure that President-elect Trump does not have any actual or perceived conflicts of interests. I want the Committee to make sure Trump and his advisors comply with all legal and regulatory ethical requirements.”

Why this matters

The number of conflicts of interests that Donald Trump brings with him into office are unprecedented, many of which call into question even his own campaign promises. For example, multiple Chinese owned banks are in business with Trump. Let us not forget that Trump just paid 21 million dollars to avoid standing trial for corrupt business practices.  Meanwhile, foreign diplomats are booking rooms at Donald Trump‘s hotels in the hopes that putting money directly into the pocket of the President Elect will earn their countries favor.

Tell the speaker of the house: We want to keep the ACA

Let Speaker of the House Paul Ryan know that you support the ACA. He is currently conducting a hugely biased phone poll about whether Americans support the law, presumably in order to show that he has a “mandate” to repeal it from the American people, despite all unbiased polls to the contrary.

1) Call (202) 225-3031. This line works on weekends and at night!

2) If you get a recorded message saying the mailbox is full, hang up and call back. This is an error; you don’t need to leave a voicemail in order to vote in this poll.

3) When you get a recorded voice describing the phone tree options to you, press 2. Be patient; sometimes there is up to a minute and a half of silence before the recording starts.

4) You will now have to sit through an extremely biased lecture about the parts of the ACA the Speaker does not like, before you are allowed to answer the question about whether you support the ACA in general or not. Press 1 to show your support for the ACA.

5) After you have answered the question, you can stay on the line to leave Paul Ryan a voice mail. The voice mail box has been consistently full for the last few days, but every once in awhile you’ll be able to get through. If you are able, tell Paul Ryan why the Affordable Care Act matters to you.

Why does this matter?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), sometimes called Obamacare, has helped millions of Americans to access crucial health care services they otherwise would not be able to afford. The Republican party and Trump’s administration are hell-bent on repealing it.

To be able to show that the American people support the dismantling of the ACA, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is conducting a hugely biased phone poll. The poll has one question: Do you support President Obama’s health care plan?

Why is that biased? You have to listen to a long, partisan monologue about the evils of the plan before you are allowed to vote on it.

Let Paul Ryan know that you support the ACA, and these tricks to gain manufactured support will not cover him politically.