Armchair activism: petition city

Trump’s competence:

“I challenge Donald Trump to take the naturalization test,” by Senator Harry Reid, to Donald Trump (

Harry Reid on Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, on Civil Rights, 11/15/16, CSPAN, YouTube

Steve Bannon:

(good luck finding anything non-partisan on Steve Bannon, he’s either painted as an anti-establishment populist hero, or a divisive extremely bigoted conspiratorial white supremacist; no doubt where my views are, but the following is one of the more balanced clips I could find)

“NY Senators Schumer & Gillibrand must demand Trump rescind Steve Bannon’s appointment,” by Suzanne Murray to Sen. Charles Schumer (NY-1) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY-2) (

“Steve Bannon has no business in the White House,” from Southern Poverty Law Center to Trump (

“Steve Bannon’s racist, anti-semitic, misogynistic views don’t belong in the White House,” by Shaindel Beers ( to Paul Ryan, Republican National Committee, Trump (

“Stop Steve Bannon,” by Jo Comerford to United States House of Representatives, United States Senate (

Cabinet/Transition team appointments (other than Steve Bannon):

         —- Myron Ebell/EPA:

“Tell Donald Trump Myron Ebell is Unacceptable for the EPA,” by Alfredo Ramirez to Trump (

update: 12/23/16, now Scott Pruitt for EPA, not Myron Ebell, still a climate change denier though

         —- Scott Pruitt/EPA:

“Don’t Let Scott Pruitt and Myron Ebell Dismantle the EPA,” by Steve Wood to U.S. Senate, Donald Trump, EPA, Bernie Sanders, and Charles Schumer (

         —- Steve Mnuchin:

“Tell President-elect Trump: Drop Steve Mnuchin,” by Dan Kildee to Trump (

          —- Betsy DeVos:

“A sobering look at what Betsy DeVos did to education in Michigan – and what she might do as secretary of education,” Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 12/8/16, (

“Defend Public Education – Vote NO on Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary,” by to U.S. Senate, (

“Say NO to the appointment of charter school lobbyist Betsy Devos for Education Secretary,” by Jenny McCardell to Trump, (

Civil Rights:

         —- Muslim Registry:

“I pledge to register as Muslim if Trump is allowed to take power and starts a registry,” by Taj James to United States House of Representatives, United States Senate, President Obama (

“President Obama: Prevent Trump’s Muslim Registry,” by DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) to President Obama (

1. “The Bush-era Muslim registry failed. Yet the US could be trying it again,” CNN, November 18, 2016 (

2. “Donald Trump’s proposed “Muslim registry,” explained,” Vox, November 16, 2016 (

Updates (12/23/16):

President Obama ended NSEERS, petition successful – for now:
“Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry Before Trump Can Revive It,” J. David Goodman, Ron Nixon, The New York Times, 12/22/16 (

“MoveOn Applauds President Obama’s Decision to Dismantle NSEERS Registry, Calls for Continued Need to Stand With Muslim Communities Under Trump,” Brian Stewart, MoveOn, 12/22/16 (

         —- LGBT:

the Texas SB 242 bill SB 242 article

“We Oppose Konni Burton’s SB 242 Intended to Force the Outing of LGBTQ Students,” from Equality Texas (

                —- —- anti-Conversion Therapy:

“Ban Conversion Therapy,” from Caleb Laieski ( to Tennessee State Democratic Leader Lee Harris (Tennessee State Senate), North Carolina State House, 203 others, multiple states (

other anti-conversion therapy petitions on

Financial/Political Ethics:

         —- Trump Conflicts of Interest:

“Don’t let the U.S. become a kleptocracy,” by Alexander Rony, Sierra Rise to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President Barack Obama, ( (I don’t know why this isn’t already law)

House Oversight Committee Chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz

“Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Probe Trump’s finances,” by Annette Handley Chandler to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (Utah), House Oversight Committee Chairman, (

“Sever Trump’s DC Hotel Lease,” by Jo Comerford to General Services Administration (

“Stop Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest,” by Common Cause to Trump (

“Launch a federal investigation into Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest,” by Common Cause to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (UT-3) (

“Trump must divest of holdings and set up a blind trust,” by John McClellan to United States House of Representatives, United States Senate, President Obama (

Electoral College: (

Hamilton Electors

Update (12/23/16):

Petition to the Electoral College clearly unsuccessful in attempting to encourage enough rogue electors to bring the decision to the House.  What the electoral college protest campaign did arguably accomplish:

“Electoral College Petition: What We Accomplished and What’s Next,” Daniel Brezenoff, 12/22/16, (

Individual State Petitions:


Interview with Harry Reid, MSNBC, 11/17/16, YouTube

Southern Poverty Law Center on Hate Crimes (


Southern Poverty Law Center


Contact Your Congressmen:

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

find my representative (

find my senator (114th Congress, Obama administration)

senators from 2016 election (

house of representatives, 2016 election (


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