Weekly Actions: Week 3

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      Urgent Actions

      Nothing particularly urgent this week.

      General Actions

      Praise

      …and inspiration – The Seattle Wishing Tree (Thanks Linda!):

      Read about the Wishing Tree here!

      Bob Ferguson, Wa State AG

      Bob successfully obtained a Trump Immigration Ban restraining order which applies to the entire country! And, today, it still stands!

      If you haven’t thanked Bob yet…. : 360-753-6200 (Olympia)

      From Bob’s email this afternoon:
      “Just moments ago, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled against restoring Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees.”

      Petition – Thank senators who opposed Betsy DeVoss:

      Say thanks by signing this petition!

       34th District Democrats

      Couldn’t make the 34th Legislative Democrats “Resist Trump” meeting last night? Words from David Ginsberg, Chair, 34th District Democrats:

      The attendance last night was inspiring, staff at the Hall at Fauntleroy put the headcount provided by Indivisible West Seattle.

      Per usual, the can be found on the West Seattle Blog here.

      Planned Parenthood

      Sign on to say thanks to the dedicated staff at Planned Parenthood clinics around the country!

      Miscellaneous

      Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line – Buy something from Nordy’s today!

      Election Actions

      Return US House and Senate to Democratic control

      Climate & Environment Actions

      The Environment
      Climate Change

      Civil Rights Actions

      Healthcare Actions

      • Petition – Protect Planned Parenthood:
      • Petition – Democratic Governor’s Association – Protect the Affordable Care Act:
      • UPDATE: Senators Murry and Cantwell vote AGAINST lower cost drug imports – whAAAT??
        Two weeks ago we reported that our Washington senators Cantwell and Murray voted AGAINST the Sanders amendment to allow lower cost imported medications, citing a “lack of consumer protection” in the legislation.  We also mentioned Patty Murray’s Facebook post that says (paraphrasing) “we’re committed to making this happen and we are working with Senator Sanders on a bill that will include important consumer protections”.
        At this time, there is evidence that Sen Wyden (D-Or) has developed an amendment (SA 175) which calls for “Changes in laws … shall bring down the price of drugs as promised by the President-Elect”, which Senator Murray apparently supports (but is not a co-sponsor).  However, this amendment has not yet been proposed (this is still the situation as of 11PM, 2/9/17), meaning it is not yet being considered by the Senate (https://www.congress.gov/amendment/115th-congress/senate-amendment/175 ).

        • Action:  Who would like to visit the Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell Seattle offices to talk with them about this promised legislation?  Let me know by return email and I will work with you to find a day / time to accommodate.

      Financial Actions

      • Get Big $ Out of Politics
        • No opportunities for action this week

      Gun Safety Actions

      Education Actions

      A silver lining in the cloud of the DeVoss “tiebreaker” nomination???

      NO MANDATE!

      Unfortunately, we are likely to see even more of this…:

      Betsy Satire photo

      Foreign Policy/Defense Actions

      Miscellaneous Actions

      • No opportunities for action this week

      Photo of the Week

      Contact Elected Officials

      Find your elected officials here!

      Regarding petitions:  To amplify your voice on any petition, contact by phone or email the person the petition is intended for.  Phone calls have more impact than emails.