May 15, 2017: Weekly Actions
Sometimes things move so quickly that it can be difficult to keep up, but here in San Diego—and, indeed, across the United States—we are continuing to stand indivisible. On Monday, we all watched as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee (along the way, completely shutting down some GOP Senators' attempts to catch her out). The very next day, of course, the President fired FBI Director James Comey. Here in San Diego, Indivisible groups from around the county came together Thursday evening to protest the President's increasingly authoritarian moves as well as the GOP's disastrous healthcare repeal efforts, demonstrating outside the RNC's Spring Meeting at the Hotel del Coronado.
As this Administration continues to move towards authoritarianism, it is vitally important that everyday citizens continue to resist. Keep going, and remember that you are not alone!
Recommended Actions for the Week of May 15:
- The President's actions this past week show us more clearly than ever that our democratic institutions are under attack—as former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper put it, both externally by Russia and internally by the President. We've updated our S. 27 page with new call scripts calling for Senators to slow down all Senate business until we get an independent Russia commission and special prosecutor. (We also note that Senator Kamala Harris still has not yet co-sponsored S. 27.) Please take a few minutes and call your senators to demand that they do what it takes to get us the answers we need about Russian interference.
- Today is the last day to leave a comment with the EPA regarding their plans to roll back our essential environmental protections. The comment system is a bit confusing, but Indivisible Berkeley has put together this helpful Google Doc to explain how to leave a comment. The public comment period closes at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (8:59 PM Pacific Time) tonight, so please leave a comment and make your voice heard.
- The FCC will be holding its May Open Commission Meeting this coming Thursday, May 18, where they will be voting on a proposal to roll back federal net neutrality protections. These protections are vital to keeping the free and open Internet we all take for granted, and they are also essential for maintaining the vibrant Internet economy that is so important to so many Americans. Please visit DearFCC.org and leave a comment opposing the rollback!
- As we noted in our April 26 update, a recent Executive Order threatens the existence of 24 national monuments. If protections are removed from these lands and marine areas, the consequences for our environment could be disastrous, so please take a few minutes and leave a comment about why national monuments are important to you, and why you oppose the removal of protections for our public lands.
- Save the date! The March for Truth is coming to San Diego. On Saturday, June 3, marches will be happening across the country to demand an impartial investigation into Russian interference in our election. More details will be posted on the March For Truth San Diego event page as they become available.