TODAY’S ACTION: Protect consumers from banks

Please call and/or send a resistbot text to your senators to ask them to vote no on changing one of the CFPB rules that would scrap large class action lawsuits against banks and force consumers into low cost dispute resolution arbitration. Banks and other financial institutions win, consumers lose. Vote could happen today.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-finance-202/2017/10/24/the-finance-202-wall-street-is-on-the-verge-of-its-first-major-win-in-trump-s-washington/59ee69fa30fb045cba00099c/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_finance202-929am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.b1669d6227e4

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: Say no to the GOP budget!

Call your senators to tell them to vote no on the budget bill. Vote is schedule for this week.  From the Daily Action Facebook page: “This budget enables massive tax cuts for the wealthy. The budget cuts Medicaid by $1 trillion over the next 10 years and makes big cuts to Medicare, education, and more. These terrible tax cuts would cost us $2.4 trillion over the next 10 years.”

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/29/senate-budget-proposal-calls-for-tax-reform-bill-before-nov-13.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: Thank Heidi

Call Heidi to thank her for fighting for our health care. She’s been posting nearly every day about it and wants to work on a bi-partisan solution. We need a fix even if it’s not exactly perfect at this time. Also, tell her you support re-funding CHIP as that effort seems to have been pushed aside with everything else going on.

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
Fargo: 701-232-8030
Washington: 202-224-2043

TODAY’S ACTION: Opioid crisis

TODAY’S ACTION: Call or send a resistbot text to your reps asking them to address the opioid crisis. Thousands of people are dying each year and ignoring the elephant in the room never works. We need comprehensive community-based programs, fines for drug companies that do not comply with set standards, and many, many more treatment facilities.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/investigations/dea-drug-industry-congress/?hpid=hp_hp-banner-low_deanarrative-hed%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.f9d964d61f0a

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
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

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

TODAY’S ACTION: Defend the ACA

Use your super hero caller powers to call your reps and let them know you strongly disagree with Trump’s health care executive order that lets some individuals buy skeleton plans and today’s decision not to fund the subsidies. He’s sabotaging the ACA!

It’s been quite the week! I have many actions planned for the coming week so use this weekend to log out, take a walk outside, exercise, do something fun with your kids/friends/significant others. We have lots of work to do!

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/12/540920671/trump-administration-to-end-obamacare-subsidies-for-the-poor?sc=tw

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/12/557349927/trump-uses-executive-pen-to-chip-away-at-obamacare

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
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

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

TODAY’S ACTION: We want breathable air!

Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, eliminated Obama’s Clean Power Plan yesterday that was put in place to limit carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. It was never fully rolled out as it has been pending in the courts since Trump took office. That said, given the extreme weather we’re facing and the scientific predictions for the future, we need to take steps forward and not backward when it comes to protecting the environment.
Call and/or send a resistbot text to your reps to let them know you disagree with Pruitt.

http://www.theonion.com/article/epa-to-drop-e-p-from-name-4888?utm_content=Main&utm_campaign=SF&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=SocialMarketing

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/09/556659194/epa-chief-announces-reversal-of-obama-era-curbs-on-coal-plants

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
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

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

TODAY’S ACTION: No strings attached!

Call your reps to say you do not approve of Trump’s Dreamer plan to require hard-line immigration policies including border wall funding, 10,000 new ICE agents, limiting immigration (half of what it is today), deporting unaccompanied children and overhauling the green card process which would limit family members from moving here in exchange for Dreamers getting to stay here. This is not a bi-partisan solution!

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trump-ties-border-wall-green-card-overhaul-dreamer-protection/

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
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

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

TODAY’S ACTION: Don’t trickle on me!

Call and/or resistbot both your House rep and Senators to tell them you do not support the tax reform proposal. It’s projected that 80% of the tax cuts go to the top 1%. There is also a proposal to cut $1 Trillion dollars from Medicare/Medicaid in the next 10 years. How exactly does this help the low-middle classes?

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/04/555433641/who-will-benefit-most-from-gop-tax-plan-early-report-suggests-the-wealthy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2017/10/05/the-health-202-the-health-care-fight-is-back-as-part-of-the-gop-s-tax-overhaul/59d54cb830fb0468cea81d69/?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-politics%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.da2577c9f87d

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-29/tax-reform-could-open-up-a-huge-loophole-for-wealthy-americans

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
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

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

TODAY’S ACTION: #enough 

Now is the time to talk about gun control. Call your house rep to oppose HR 367 the Hearing Protection Act which would make silencers legal and easy to use and call to oppose HR 2406 SHARE Act (Sportsmen Heritage and Recreation Enhancement Act) which would make armor piercing bullets legal to use and make transporting guns across state lines easier. There is also a bill still in committee on concealed carry and forcing states to recognize other states concealed carry permits.

Bonus: Also ask about NRA donations and recommend they do not accept anymore money from them. Peterson received $2,000 last election cycle and almost triple that in 2014. Cramer received $2,000 each in 2014 and 2016. Hoeven is leading the area with $8,450 in 2016. Amy and Al haven’t accepted any money.

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

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

Related articles:

http://www.sfchronicle.com/nation/article/Pair-of-pro-gun-bills-on-move-in-House-12243745.php

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/2/16399418/us-gun-violence-statistics-maps-charts

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/gunned-down/

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/10/australia-gun-control/541710/

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/6-things-to-know-about-mass-shootings-in-america/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content&utm_term=health_partner_text_free

TODAY’S ACTION: Condemn Trump’s weekend tweets targeting the San Juan mayor

Please call and/or send a resistbot to your reps to condemn Trump’s weekend tweets about Puerto Rico, and specifically the San Juan Mayor and her “poor leadership” among other harsh words he had for her after she called him out about the slow response saying this isn’t a “good news story, this is a people are dying story”.  Also check out the link to the Indivisible Guide’s  response to hurricane maria for further action items.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-defies-critics-by-conducting-business-as-usual/2017/10/01/64ef8c94-a6e1-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-politics%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.17c7b0adff06

http://www.indivisible.org/resource/responding-hurricane-maria/

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
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

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