Day 5 of Trump and What You Can Do!
Day 5 of a Trump Presidency and he’s:
- issued a directive to slash a number of refugees from resettling in the US
- drafted a directive looking into the re-opening of secret interrogation and detention centers operated overseas by the CIA (which Obama had closed in the first week of his presidency in 2009)
- given approval for Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines
- initiated plans for wall construction along the Mexican border, expected to cost $10.7 million/mile, ~$14 billion in total, and that doesn’t include the cost of maintaining/defending the wall
- discontinued federal funding of any NGO that promotes abortion counseling abroad (last time this happen, THOUSANDS of women died)
- silenced social media use of certain government agencies (the National Park Service) and ordered a hiring freeze throughout the federal government (except national security and military)
- threatened to eliminate National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- set plans for both tax cuts and a net increase of government spending projected to bring US debt up to $10 trillion dollars
- blatantly lied about losing the popular vote due to illegal immigrants, his rift with the CIA over investigations of Russia’s interference in the election, and the size of his inauguration audience
Here’s what you can do to counter-act:
- CALL your representatives!
- Support refugees who are already here: http://www.ccmke.org/get-educated/children/refugees and http://cwsglobal.org/
- Donate to Bold Nebraska, a group dedicated to halting pipeline construction
- Donate to National Park Services (https://www.nationalparks.org/support) and “like” or “follow” NPS and Badlands National Park on their FB and Twitter account as a symbolic gesture of support.
- Purchase subscriptions to responsible news media who will be working overtime against the proliferation of falsehoods generated by this administration (NYTimes, Time, Vogue, TeenVogue (not even joking!))
- Use the following website to automatically form emails to your reps stating your support for the NEH (so easy!): http://p2a.co/qgIhfKy
- Get this sweet app that can help you boycott Trump’s extensive business interests: http://remezcla.com/culture/boycott-donald-trump/
- Check out The Resistance Manual by StayWoke!
- And there’s so much more going on right now, so find ways to stay informed and active!
You’re not fighting this alone. We’re not fighting this alone. We either all win or we all lose, so let’s come together, fight, and support each other.
Add additional actions resisters can take to check Trump and hold our government accountable. We hold the power and he answers to us, never forget that.