Is it just me, or did this week fly by? I blame the Fourth of July. Since when does this holiday land in the middle of the work week? I guess that didn’t stop everyone from being productive, or destructive. Mr. 45, AKA The Illiterate Man in Orange, spent his holiday season attacking CNN, forgetting to book a hotel room for the G20 Summit, and misspelling simple words like “Fair Elections” and “Ethics.” So yeah, I’m not a fan of Trump. You guys, on the other hand, are awesome. Let’s just talk about that for a bit.
Out for the Week. I got some bad news. Well, technically it’s good news. Next week I will be joining the wonderful staff at Citizen Action of New York and the Alliance for Quality Education for our three-day staff meeting. What does this mean for you? Well, you probably won’t be getting this normal weekly email from me. While I love our conversations, this staff meeting gives us a chance to regroup now that session is over and prepare for the months ahead. Get ready, because things are going to be pretty interesting.
Faso Friday Never Stops. Rep. John Faso probably thought the short week would stop us from showing up to his office to protest. Unfortunately for him, our brand of activism doesn’t take days off – there is just too much at stake. Instead, we marched right up to his headquarters and gave him a piece of our mind. We could tell that he and his staff were caught off guard because they didn’t have a chance to
bring their paid counter protestors do anything but stare blankly out of their windows. In hindsight, I probably would have done the same thing. Especially with the awesome Lilly leading the activists. Just look at her in this photo, everything about it says “superwoman!”
A couple of months ago I wrote a blog post about Donald Trump’s pending health care bill. It talked about the negative impacts on communities of color. This might be a good time to revisit that post. Click here to read.
IN THE NEWS
WICZ. Citizen Action gathered outside of Congresswoman Claudia Tenney’s Binghamton office on Court Street and then marched to the First Congregational Church in an effort to urge her to vote no on a health care repeal. Click here for the story.
July 8. To resist the Trump agenda we must organize and work together. That is why LIPC will be hosting a day-long conference on July 8 at the IBEW Local 25, 370 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy, Hauppauge. Join us in workshops on organizing for campaigns, issues, and elections. Click here to RSVP
We’re recruiting hundreds of volunteers to speak with each and every one of their neighbors about what’s going on in Washington. This summer, we’ll be hitting doors across the state. Click here to support.
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