Today’s Action: Friday, April 28th
Day 99 of Trump= 99 Problems
Trump has signed an executive order to review the designations of these national monuments as the administration pushes to open up more federal land to drilling, mining and other development. Trump and his Republican colleagues are making the argument that states, not the federal government, should have the right to decide “which land is protected and which is open for development.” These directives are already being met with criticism and resistance from states, environmental groups and potential lawsuits from companies, like Patagonia.
Tell Congress to protect our coasts and coastal communities. SIGN HERE to stand in solidarity with the Sierra Club.
In the report, “State of the Swamp — Ethics in Trump’s First 100 Days” by Common Cause (a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen’s lobbying organization promoting open, honest and accountable government) the unprecedented conflicts, corruption and the potential impact of Trump’s presidency is outlined in detail.
A highlight from the report and reminder that things are not normal…
The Office of Government Ethics, which routinely fields emails, phone calls, and letters from concerned citizens, received 733 public contacts between October 2008 and March 2009, as the Obama administration was taking shape. In the same period for President Trump, OGE received 39,105 contacts, an increase of 5,235 percent. (Source; “State of the Swamp”)
Thanks for taking action! I always appreciate your support and feedback. I’m excited to share a big update tomorrow on the 100th day!