News & Actions: 11/28/16

People want to be informed about what’s happening w/ the president-elect and his transition but they may not have time to follow all the news or for their own self-care, are limiting their exposure to social media right now. These ICYMI updates will be basic bullet points of the daily happenings with call to actions. I will generally just post the news  without my own commentary. I will include essays and thoughts from around the web after the news portion to give perspectives from marginalized folks.

November 24-27



  • Voice your opposition to Betsy DeVos’ appointment as Secretary of Education. Call your local reps but also, you can call the offices of those on the Senate Education Committee. (I’m sorry I didn’t have time to put all their individual numbers right here. I’m writing this before work and just copy/pasted rep’s links. Will update when I get a few extra minutes)

Lamar Alexander (TN)

Michael B. Enzi (WY)

Richard Burr (NC)

Johnny Isakson (GA)

Rand Paul (KY)

Susan Collins (ME)

Lisa Murkowski (AK)

Mark Kirk (IL)

Tim Scott (SC)

Orrin  Hatch (UT)

Pat Roberts (KS)

Bill Cassidy, M.D. (LA)


Patty Murray (WA)

Barbara Mikulski (MD)

Bernie Sanders (VT)

Robert P. Casey, Jr (PA)

Al Franken (MN)

Michael F. Bennet (CO)

Sheldon Whitehouse (RI)

Tammy Baldwin (WI)

Christopher S. Murphy (CT)

Elizabeth Warren (MA)

  • Continue to also call your representatives to challenge the appointments of Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions, and whomever else is objectionable and will not best serve our interests and country.
  • Call the House Oversight Committee. Rep. Elijah Cummings is calling for a bipartisan review of the financial arrangements Trump has made for his businesses to ensure there’s no conflict of interest. 202-225-5074 & can also call Chaffetz directly, (801) 851-2500.
    If it’s easier for you, you can use a script like this:
    “I’m —- —– , a constituent calling to let the committee know that I support Rep. Elijah Cummings’s call for a bipartisan review of Trump’s “financial arrangements” for potential conflicts of interest before he’s sworn in as president. Please ask Chairman Chaffetz to immediately begin conducting a review to ensure that President-elect Trump does not have any actual or perceived conflicts of interests. I want the Committee to make sure Trump and his advisers comply with all legal and regulatory ethical requirements.”


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