Category: government

Congress votes to end government shutdown

Congress votes to end government shutdown:

the government shut down for a few hours last night – did anyone notice?

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Let’s play a game

Let’s play a game

Some shit that went down today, September 13th, 2017: Day 237

Study: Trump fans are much angrier about housing assistance when they see an image of a black man

Study: Trump fans are much angrier about housing assistance when they see an image of a black man:

I’m sure these are the same folks who argue that they are colorblind.

“Extreme weather occurrences exacerbated by climate change? Not time to talk about climate change….”

“Extreme weather occurrences exacerbated by climate change? Not time to talk about climate change. Mass shooting at a school full of children? Not time to talk about guns. Terrorist attack in America by a white man? Don’t politicize this. Terrorist attack in another country by someone who isn’t white? We must ban all people from this religion immediately or we will be unsafe.”

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Cher takin names.

Cher takin names.

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DEMAND TOWN HALLS DURING THE AUGUST RECESS

The House of Representatives is scheduled for Congressional Recess from July 29th through September 5th, and the Senate is scheduled for recess from August 7th through September 5th. This time is allotted for Members of Congress to work and engage with constituents in the states and districts they represent. It is also the perfect time for them to hold public town halls and hear the concerns of their constituents live and in person.

Your representatives work for you: you should have regular opportunities to discuss their positions, the platforms of their parties, and how their legislative agendas will affect you and those close to you. Town halls are a critical tool for holding representatives accountable for their actions and ensuring that these men and women, who spend much of their time outside of their home states, are hearing the needs and concerns of their constituents in person.

Call your reps and find out where/when your town hall will be, then reblog with that info so others can reference. If a rep refuses to hold a town hall, put them on blast and consider an in-office meeting to discuss your concerns. A database is being created, though incomplete, take a look here