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Enough, US of Resistance March 23, 2018

To read the full US of Resistance digest from March 23, 2018, visit https://mailchi.mp/risestronger/us-resistance-3-23-101499Tomorrow, We March!On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.So far, more than 830 marches are planned worldwide. Find a march near you: https://event.marchforourlives.com/event/march-our-lives-events/search/.This weekend, be sure to tag @RISE_Stronger with your #MarchforourLives photos.McCabe Out. McMasters Out. Dowd Out.Three key individuals were ousted from Washington this week. 1) FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe, was fired for "lack of candor." McCabe was fired after the DOJ's inspector general concluded that McCabe misled investigators looking into how Justice Department and FBI officials handled matters associated with the 2016 presidential election. As always, there's mo...
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Help Get a National Walkout Headcount: US of Resistance March 16, 2018

To read the full US of Resistance digest from March 16, 2018, visit http://mailchi.mp/risestronger/us-resistance-3-16-101471Help Us Get a National Walkout HeadcountThe Women's March Youth Empower team is collecting information on the number of students who participated in the Walkout on March 14th, 2018. Please click on the link so we can can get an accurate count for the day!A Look at Trump's Infrastructure Plan Check out the above video from Our Next 4 Years: Trump's #InfrastructureScam doesn't serve our communities, it only helps make his friends richer. Luckily the Democrats have a real plan to invest in clean water, safe schools, good roads and more while creating #MillionsOfJobs in the process. Call your elected officials. Tell them to #Resist the GOP infrastructure plan! http://bit.ly/2EpsA6UImmigration UpdateLawmakers are deciding how much money to give to Trump's deportation force in the spending bill. The Trump administration is asking for $21.5 billion funds for a border ...
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Say No to Offshore Drilling by Midnight! US of Resistance, March 9, 2018

Read the full United States of Resistance digest for March 9, 2018: http://mailchi.mp/risestronger/us-resistance-3-9-101447Offshore Drilling Public Comment Closes TONIGHT at Midnight!To submit your comments, go to TinyURL.com/KillTheDrills, and click Comment Now. The comment period closes tonight, March 9, at midnight.From Action Together New Jersey, some quick reasons why NOT to support offshore drilling:- there isn't enough oil off our coasts to justify the pollution risk; - over 130,000 marine animals would be harmed, threatened or killed by the seismic testing alone, including endangered North American Right Whales; - the American Wind Energy Association estimates conservatively that 4,000 GW of untapped offshore wind power exists off American coasts - we could build wind turbines instead, put people to work, and gain the energy independence without the pollution;- start to finish, drilling for oil offshore would exacerbate human-accelerated climate change.SCRIPT HELP: For more ...
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I Will Vote, Will You: US of Resistance, March 2, 2018

Read the full United States of Resistance digest for March 2, 2018: https://mailchi.mp/risestronger/us-resistance-3-2-18Who's in Bed with the NRA?ThinkProgress asked more than two dozen corporations that offer incentives to NRA members whether they plan to continue their relationships with the gun lobby. A growing number of those companies have ended their relationship with the NRA since this list was initially published. The above image is the latest as of March 1, 2018. More from ThinkProgress.I Will Vote -- Will You?If we want America's government to reflect our values, each and every one of us must play a role in shaping it — and that means voting. Commit to vote at www.IWillVote.com.
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A New Wave of Energy: 2.23.18 US of Resistance

The full digest is here: http://mailchi.mp/risestronger/us-resistance-2-23-... -- A summary is below.ThinkProgress asked 22 corporations that the NRA says offer incentives to NRA members whether they plan to continue their relationships with the gun lobby. Four of those companies have ended their relationship with the NRA since this list was initially published. Here's the list of companies that work with the NRA. Gun Violence ResourcesLast week, we shared a lot of resources on gun violence prevention. Today, we wanted to make sure we shared information on those groups working on gun violence issues in marginalized communities. Because of the amount of content, we have created a separate post on our website. The resource list is available here. In the meantime, here are a few groups to follow, plus many more on our website:MomsRising.org, Live Free, National Domestic Violence Hotline, GVPedia, CJR: Coalition for Justice and RespectThe organizations we listed last week include: Every...
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Feb 8, US of Resistance: The Budget: The good, the bad, and everything in between

Congress Keeps the Government Open. What's that Mean?Congress came to an agreement early this morning hat will fund the government through March 23, to give congressional staff the time to write bigger appropriations bills that would actually fund the federal government, under the parameters set by the new budget caps.Here's what's in the bill, according to CNN.Short-term funding bill to March 23Boosts federal spending for both defense and nondefense programs by $300 billion over the next two years and will suspend the debt ceiling for one year$90 billion in disaster aid for Texas, Florida, California, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands$6 billion to address the opioid crisis4-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)More than $7 billion for community health centers$5.8 billion for the bipartisan Child Care Development Block Grant.$4 billion towards the Veterans Administration to rebuild and improve veterans hospitals and clinics.$2 billion towards researc...
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Feb 2, US of Resistance: Dream Act Legislation Exists - Let's Get it out of Committee​

Three Days Left to Protect Workers' Earned TipsThe Department of Labor wants to make tip pooling legal again. That means restaurant owners could collect servers' tips and redistribute them as they see fit — including taking them for themselves. They have proposed removing critical language from labor regulations establishing that all tips belong to the person who earned them. You have until February 5 to comment. Submit your comments through the Federal Register.See the full newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/risestronger/us-resistance-2-2-18
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January 26, 2018 United States of Resistance Digest

This week, three shootings took place at schools in Texas, New Orleans, and Kentucky. Far too many students were killed and injured. Our hearts go out to the families of those who were killed, but as we all know, thoughts and prayers don't change legislation. Advocacy does. Gun safety legislation can come from municipalities, states, and the federal government. Just this week, Denver City Council passed a measure that will make it illegal to sell, carry, store or possess bump stocks. Here are a handful of organizations to look to for leadership on issues of gun safety -- and many of them have local chapters. Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence | Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America | Everytown | Americans for Responsible Solutions | Law Center to Prevent Gun ViolenceSee the full newsletter here: http://mailchi.mp/risestronger/us-resistance-1-24-18
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January 19, 2018 United States of Resistance Digest

This Weekend: Women's March, Power to the PollsOn January 21, 2017, five million women, femes and allies across the world joined forces for the largest single day mass demonstration in U.S. history. Since then, the Women's March has built a resilient, nationwide infrastructure to mobilize the resistance through intersectional coalition building and grassroots activism. On January 21, 2018, Women's March will hold a mass mobilization in Las Vegas, Nevada, to show this administration that women are not backing down. See the full newsletter here: http://mailchi.mp/risestronger/us-resistance-1-18-101267
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January 12, 2018 United States of Resistance Digest

Yesterday, President Trump sent yet another ripple of intolerance around the world after complaining about people from Haiti and Africa and asking why the United States should accept immigrants from "shithole countries." RISE Stronger condemns Mr. Trump's statement. His statements are divisive and full of hatred and bigotry. This is not the America we know, and not the leadership we need. We are deeply disappointed and call on the President to apologize and denounce his remarks. See the full newsletter here: http://mailchi.mp/risestronger/us-resistance-1-12-18
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