Unfit to serve. Look them up. Demand their resignations. Anyone who sponsored or co-sponsored or voted in favor of legislation along these lines needs to go.
The progressive group Daily Action organized at least 44,000 calls to the White House demanding Bannon be removed; Color of Change, which has organized advertiser boycotts of Breitbart and other news sites, got close to 100,000 people to sign anti-Bannon petitions.
Daily Action members,
IF you are in a city, county, state that is in the process of removing and relocating Confederate symbols or is scheduling votes to do this or should be ...
AND it would be helpful to have phone calls going to your elected leaders from you & your neighbors in your city / county / state (NOT calls coming from out of area) ......
THEN please let us know by replying / commenting to this post and we will get those calls set up.
There are simply *too many* for us to be able to research them, but if the issue is playing out in your community and weighing on you, just tell us who should be called and we are happy to set it up as a "local" Daily Action for your area. 🗽
TAKE TERRORISM SERIOUSLY
Today's Daily Action is to call the members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs at (844) 241-1141 and demand a hearing focused on white supremacist groups and domestic terror. Words are not enough. Intelligent action must be taken. How can we defeat an enemy we fail to understand? Please call the Senators on this committee and make it clear: We are holding them accountable for the actions they take as well as the actions they fail to take. Refusing to hold hearings on this subject - for the asinine reason of not wanting to anger an easily-angered President - is a failure to lead.
The attacks in Charlottesville should not have come as a surprise. Trump's cavalier responses to racism (not to mention his harmful policies) create an environment that is friendly and emboldening to hate groups across the country.
Watch this week's Get Smart with Daily Action for more.
Yes, this is an unstable and incompetent presidency. Trump isn't just failing to lead our country forward, he's dragging us backward.
KEEP DREIBAND AWAY FROM OUR CIVIL RIGHTS
Today's Daily Action is to block Trump's nominee to run the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Dept, Eric Dreiband (844-241-1141).
After the events of the past week, the need for a true champion of civil rights in DoJ is as urgent as ever. Dreiband’s views on civil rights are in the mold of Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions. He's made a career of campaigning against civil rights legislation and criminal justice reform at the state and f...ederal level. In court, he's represented companies like RJReynolds Tobacco and Abercrombie & Fitch against claims of pay discrimination, age discrimination, racial discrimination, and pregnancy discrimination. He's filed lawsuits that would restrict access to birth control. He even testified before Congress in opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
This is exactly the wrong kind of person whom we should trust to champion civil rights and thwart the forces of white supremacy.
Today's call to 844-241-1141 will direct you to a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will hold Dreiband's confirmation hearing. Help spread the word on his record and tell the Senate Judiciary Committee to OPPOSE Eric Dreiband as head of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division.
VICTORY: BOTH CEO COUNCILS DISBANDED
Great work, Daily Action. NEVER underestimate the power of your voice. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
NO LONGER EXISTS
Breaking news -- Trump's Strategic & Policy Forum no longer exists. The CEOs have all quit. It is disbanded.
Good work, Daily Action!
IT DOESN'T PAY TO STAND WITH HATE
While a handful of companies have decided to leave Trump's economic advisory councils in light of his disgusting comparison of white supremacist groups to those who stand up for civil rights, too many have chosen to stay connected with the administration.
We need you to tell these companies that if they don't cut ties with this administration ASAP, you'll be voting with your wallets by taking your business elsewhere....
We are dedicating a special hotline to these calls and will keep it open until all have seen the light.
When you dial (855) 969-5325, you will be put through at random to 1 of 8 companies on Trump's American Manufacturing Council or his Strategic and Policy Forum. As always, please be civil in your calls and emails. The person you'll be talking to or the person who reads your email isn't Donald Trump and isn't the CEO of the company. Express your concerns but also make it clear that you don't hold them personally responsible.
In addition, you can email the companies at the following addresses:
-Campbell's Soup Company: https://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/connect-with-campbell/…/
-GM: email@example.com, https://www.gm.com/site-help/contact-us/email-us.html, and firstname.lastname@example.org (Senior Vice President of Global Communications)
-Johnson & Johnson: https://www.ccc-consumercarecenter.com/UCUConfiguration…
-JPMorganChase: email@example.com (Chase Consumer & Community Banking)
David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, praised Mr. Trump’s comments as a condemnation of “leftist terrorists.”
“Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville,” Mr. Duke said in a Twitter post.
Johnson & Johnson CEO says he's staying on the American Manufacturing Council in order to have a voice on ... global health.
1. As if the Council actually does anything
2. As if Donald Trump is focused on global health
1. Afraid of getting an angry tweet from The Donald
2. May see Trump as good for business (Tylenol)
The CEO's statement is Orwellian but in a very lazy way. He deploys the word "diversity" in an act that undermines it. And near the end, he uses the word "responsibility" to hide the fact that he has rejected a moral obligation because of a political inconvenience. If you're going to lie to the Nation, you could do a better job of it.
Profiles in courage
Even though the CEOs of Merck, Intel, and Under Armour and the President of Alliance for American Manufacturing (a group of manufacturers) all resigned....
These are their values.
*Even WH staff admit the Council literally does nothing. So when these CEOs say they need a seat at the table, they mean "they need a seat at the table in order to be photographed near the President."
And Trump is back to blaming "both sides" - which is not a surprise to no one.