Armchair activism: petition city

Trump’s competence:

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

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) (moveon.org)

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

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

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

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 (moveon.org)

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 (change.org)

         —- Steve Mnuchin:

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

          —- 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, (washingtonpost.com)

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

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

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 (moveon.org)

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

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

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

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 (nytimes.com)

“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 (moveon.org)

         —- LGBT:

the Texas SB 242 bill

equalitytexas.org SB 242 article

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

                —- —- anti-Conversion Therapy:

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

other anti-conversion therapy petitions on change.org

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, (moveon.org) (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, (moveon.org)

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

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

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

“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 (moveon.org)

Electoral College:

https://electoralcollegepetition.com/ (change.org)

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, (medium.com)

Individual State Petitions:

NY
TX

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

Southern Poverty Law Center on Hate Crimes (c-span.org)



Sources:

Southern Poverty Law Center

Change.org

MoveOn.org

Common Cause.org

Contact Your Congressmen:

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren

find my representative (house.gov)

find my senator (114th Congress, Obama administration)

senators from 2016 election (ballotpedia.org)

house of representatives, 2016 election (ballotpedia.org)

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