Ep. 55 – Yay America!

Ep. 55 - Yay America!

This week, Rebecca makes a sports analogy, Smitha praises Pelosi, and Megan’s back with midterms data and conspiracy theories.


Washington Post’s Greg Sargent’s Twitter thread on Trump’s authoritarian delegitimization of elections.

NRA vs Doctors: “Stay in your lane.”

More on the NRA backlash.

“This Is My Lane” hashtag.



Issue of the week: 

The new Congress will face all sorts of critical issues (budget, debt ceiling, protecting Mueller’s investigation) and we need Nancy Pelosi as speaker right now.  She is making protecting democracy, equality, and healthcare her top priorities.  The Dems are already showing they know how to lead, govern, and provide oversite and we will continue to demand this.

The first thing we demand is that Congress ask for Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s recusal from overseeing Mueller’s investigation AND to pass legislation to protect Mueller’s investigation by adding it to the must pass spending bill.


Calls to congress 

“My name is [Name]. I am a constituent and I and live in ZIP code [number]. I am calling because I am deeply concerned about the rule of law in this country.  Trump’s forced resignation of Jeff Sessions and appointment of Matthew Whitaker is an attempt to go around the law. I ask that the Senator/Rep to 1) demand Whitaker’s recusal from the oversite of Mueller’s investigation 2) insist that legislation to protect Mueller’s Russia Investigation be added to the must pass spending bill.  Thank you. 

Action to help families

  1. File a comment in OPPOSITION to the proclamation by the Trump Admin to deny asylum to those coming to the border Comment on the proclamation here
  2. File a comment in OPPOSITION to limiting immigrants’ access to SNAP and MEDICAID https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DHS_FRDOC_0001-1706

Election actions 

  1. Donate to recounts/runoffs: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/donate-save-america3 
  2. Help Mike Espy: https://postcardstovoters.org/2018/11/09/espy/