TODAY’S ACTION: Further action on Net Neutrality

Please call or email your state’s Attorney General and ask that they sue over net neutrality repeal.
ND: (701) 328-2210
Email form:

https://attorneygeneral.nd.gov/attorney-generals-office/email-attorney-general-0

MN: (651) 296-3353 (Twin Cities Calling Area) or (800) 657-3787 (Outside the Twin Cities)
Email: Attorney.General@ag.state.mn.us.

http://thehill.com/policy/technology/364945-washington-ag-to-sue-over-net-neutrality-repeal

https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/internet-speech/trumps-fcc-nukes-network-neutrality-what-happens-now

 

Upcoming events: Holidemocracy on Monday Dec 18 from 5:30-7:30

Where: 703 31st Ave W, West Fargo, ND 58078

Event description: The Democratic-Nonpartisan League districts of 13, 16, and 22 invite you to a FREE social to celebrate all the hard work during 2017 and to prepare for 2018.

Everyone is welcome to this kid-friendly social with a hot chocolate bar and chili. No speaker, no agenda, Just a fun filled night of getting to know each other even better. All are welcome!

And great news this week with Doug Jones winning the Alabama senate seat over Roy Moore!  Hopefully much more to come in 2018!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/14/politics/big-number-house-analysis/index.html

TODAY’S ACTIONS: Follow up from past actions

Please call your reps on these two outstanding unresolved issues.  Thanks!
1. Call your reps to say you want a clean Dream Act passed.

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/07/568935124/daca-fix-looms-over-talks-to-prevent-government-shutdown

2. Call your reps to say you want CHIP funding resumed immediately.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/health/childrens-health-insurance-program.html

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165
Or text RESIST to 50409

TODAY’S ACTIONS: Protect Net Neutrality! 

Action #1: Here’s a super quick way to support net neutrality (less than 5 minutes).
1. On a computer (not your phone!), go to: www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express
2. Enter (under “Proceeding”) the numbers 17-108.
3. In comments, say you support Title II oversight of ISPs. Also say that you support net neutrality. Your comments will be entered into the official FCC proceeding.
*Fill in the form carefully; they’ve made it less friendly and impossible to fill in by phone, on purpose.
*Don’t be silenced. Do it now.
*Copy & Paste and Pass it on.

Action #2: Email the commissioners to tell them to vote no on eliminating net neutrality.
Ajit Pai, Chairman
Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner
Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov

Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner
Mike.O’Rielly@fcc.gov

Brendan Carr, Commissioner
Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov

Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner
Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

Action #3: Call your reps to let them know you want net neutrality protected.

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165
Or text RESIST to 50409

Action #4: Attend the Save Our Internet rally tonight at 5:30 pm in front of Cramer’s Fargo office.  Address: 3217 Fiechtner Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2017/11/30/fcc-makes-tone-deaf-appeal-to-destroy-net-neutrality-and-possibly-the-internet/#7db6f0355f96

https://cdt.org/blog/help-us-protect-an-open-internet/

https://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality-what-you-need-know-now

https://www.battleforthenet.com/

 

TODAY’S ACTION: Follow up with Reps regarding tax plan votes

Let’s call our reps to let them know what we think of their votes on the tax plan. As for what happens next, please check out this article on the reconciliation process. It sounds like they want to get it through this week.

And just as a heads up Tim Hoye for district 45 has a Save Our Internet Rally tomorrow (Tues) at 5:30 in front of Cramer’s Fargo address.  Please come!  I’ll have extra signs available. Address: 3217 Fiechtner Dr S, Fargo, ND 58103

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/another-delicate-challenge-for-republicans-reconciling-house-and-senate-tax-bills/2017/12/03/4943f854-d873-11e7-a841-2066faf731ef_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_taxreform%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.1e914b177a76

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165
Or text RESIST to 50409

URGENT ACTION: Just say NO to the GOP tax scam!

Please call your senators today and tell them to vote no on the GOP tax plan.  The vote scheduled for last night was delayed due to a report that came out saying it would add $1 trillion to the deficit.  We need to make some noise on this!  The GOP is secretly re-writing the plan today hoping to vote on it tonight.  This is not following regular process at all!  Where are the experts, hearings, debates, etc?

If you can stop by John Hoeven’s office today in Fargo, do that too.  They just take down your name and issue.  It’s easy! Address: 123 Broadway North, Suite 201. Fargo.  You’ll have to use the black building skyway entrance as the one on the other side of the street is closed.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2017/11/30/c2118302-d5e7-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_taxreform-1142am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.d4ee6a1e1b66

And in case you missed it, Michael Flynn seems to be cooperating with Mueller’s team!

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/01/561238303/michael-flynn-sr-expected-to-plead-guilty-to-lying-to-fbi

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/01/politics/michael-flynn-charged/index.html

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409

TODAY’S ACTION: Call both Heidi and John again about the GOP tax reform plan

Apparently Heidi still needs some convincing to vote NO on the GOP tax reform bill. Please give her and John another call today!

Also feel free to stop by Hoeven’s downtown Broadway office and make your voice heard there too.  They just take your name and concern down.  It’s easy!

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/362139-manchin-heitkamp-wont-rule-out-voting-for-gop-tax-bill

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

TODAY’S ACTION: HIGHLY IMPORTANT! Protect Net Neutrality!

Please call all your reps and email the FCC commissioners today to say NO to eliminating Net Neutrality!  Do you want Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to be able to bundle websites like they do cable channels today?  And then charge you more for it?  Or how about paying more for Internet “fast lanes” versus “slow lanes”?  Eliminating Net Neutrality could do this plus more.  Check out the links below for more information.  Please email and call today!  Thanks!

Ajit Pai – Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov
Mignon Clyburn – Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov
Michael O’Rielly – Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov
Brendan Carr – Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov
Jessica Rosenworcel – Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov

https://www.savetheinternet.com/net-neutrality-what-you-need-know-now

https://www.battleforthenet.com/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevensalzberg/2017/11/26/when-the-fcc-kills-net-neutrality-heres-what-your-internet-will-look-like/

North Dakota
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611

Minnesota
Sen. Al Franken
St. Paul: 651-221-1016
Washington: 202-224-5641
Moorhead: 218-284-8721
Or text RESIST to 50409

Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Minneapolis: 612-727-5220
Washington: 202-224-3244
Moorhead: 218-287-2219
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165
Or text RESIST to 50409

TODAY’S ACTION: HIGHLY IMPORTANT!

Please call both numbers for Hoeven and Cramer’s offices to tell them to vote no on the tax reform bills! The Senate bill is being modified to include repealing the individual mandate on the ACA.  We need to register our disagreement with these plans this week in droves.  Keep calling!  Tell a friend, too!

Also if you have a chance this week to stop by either of their offices, please do!

North Dakota
Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
123 Broadway North, Fargo, ND

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611
Cramer’s fax is not working please call instead.
3217 Fiechtner Drive. Suite D, Fargo, ND

https://www.npr.org/2017/11/14/564154614/republican-senators-add-repeal-of-individual-health-care-mandate-to-tax-bill

TODAY’S ACTION: Keep the Alternative Minimum Tax

Say no to eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). We’re targeting Hoeven and Cramer on the ND side and Peterson on the MN side as he hasn’t released how he’ll vote yet.

North Dakota
Sen. John Hoeven
Fargo: 701-239-5389
Washington: 202-224-2551
Or text RESIST to 50409

Rep. Kevin Cramer
Fargo: 701-356-2216
Washington: 202-225-2611
Or text RESIST to 50409

Minnesota
Rep. Collin Peterson
Detroit Lakes: 218-847-5056
Washington: 202-225-2165
Or text RESIST to 50409

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-little-discussed-part-of-the-gop-tax-bill-proves-what-its-really-about/2017/11/12/6f9883ee-c662-11e7-84bc-5e285c7f4512_story.html?utm_term=.189b98a250e9

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/big-tax-republicans-agree-away-233100921.html