THURSDAY, JUNE 21: WE ARE ALL IMMIGRANTS event at 3:45pm/ Hevreh, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. Film and panel discussion (details below).
NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW—MUELLER FIRING RAPID RESPONSE: Donald Trump is publicly considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the person leading the Department of Justice investigation of possible criminal actions by Donald Trump and members of his presidential campaign, as well as the efforts to conceal those activities.
It's also possible that, rather than firing Mueller, Trump will obstruct Mueller's investigation by issuing blanket pardons of key figures being investigated, firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (the person overseeing Mueller), or taking other actions to prevent the investigation from being conducted freely.
Any one of these actions would create a constitutional crisis for our country. It would demand an immediate and unequivocal response to show that we will not tolerate abuse of power from Donald Trump.
Our response in the hours following a power grab will dictate what happens next and whether Congress—the only body with the constitutional power and obligation to rein Trump in from his rampage—will do anything to stand up to him. That's why we're preparing to hold emergency "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies around the country, in the event they are needed.
- Rallies will begin just hours after national events are triggered:
- If actions are triggered BEFORE 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ 5 p.m. local time.
- If actions are triggered AFTER 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day.
HELP SECURE OUR VOTER ROLLS
AGAINST TAMPERING — NOW
The MA Elections Modernization Coalition, led by Common Cause and assisted by our own local group, Lift+Every+Vote, needs our help to pass Automatic Voter Registration. In one bill, we could secure our voter rolls from tampering, correct their many inaccuracies, save money, cut down bureaucracy, and:
H.2091 could register almost 700,000 eligible voters in MA.
AVR is the solution to voter-fraud based voter suppression. It makes the rolls accurate and it makes sure almost every eligible voter is registered. It's the solution to the alternate universe situation on voter registration, where one side claims massive voter fraud, the other, massive voter suppression. It's so successful that an EAC commissioner has now begun to attack it on specious grounds.
WE NEED TO PASS AVR IN MA, NOW, TO PUSH BACK ON THIS NATIONAL CONVERSATION. IT'S A COMMON SENSE SOLUTION THAT WORKS.
LET'S HELP MA BECOME THE 11TH STATE TO PASS AVR AND GET IT IMPLEMENTED BEFORE THE 2020 ELECTIONS!
“We’ve never seen anything like this”: how Trump inspired women to run for office | VOX | November 8, 2017 | by Anna North
"The 2016 election has motivated a groundswell of women to run. And they may fare better than Clinton ... Since Election Day, EMILY’s List has seen “a tremendous outpouring of women who are raising their hands and saying they want to run,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of the organization. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” she added. “It is a truly transformational moment.”
It’s not just Trump’s victory motivating women to run, Schriock said. It’s also Clinton’s loss. “I met so many women before the election with tears in their eyes about how important this victory was going to be,” she said. When that victory didn’t materialize, their initial shock and fear of a Trump presidency turned to action."