Official Daily Action for Wednesday January 16, 2019
(Thanks to Indivisible National for this action)
Trump has nominated William Barr to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. This means that Barr will inherit Trump's and Sessions’ hate and discrimination agenda, and that he will take over the supervision of the Mueller investigation.
Barr has a long record of pushing for unchecked executive powers and wrote an infamous memo arguing against congressional oversight of presidential activities. He also has a proven record of willingness to undermine executive investigations.
Barr has made many troubling comments about the Mueller investigation. He seems to share Trump’s idea that the Justice Department should represent the president and not the people, and has criticized Mueller’s team as overly partisan (echoing Trump’s “Angry Democrats” messaging). Barr also vigorously defended Trump’s firing of James Comey - a clear obstruction of justice.
Perhaps most alarmingly, Trump already considered William Barr for another job: his personal defense counsel, the role now held by Rudy Giuliani. In yesterday’s testimony, Barr continued to argue that the Mueller report should not be made public.
ACTION: Tell our senators to oppose Barr's nomination.
Sen. Patty Murray--DC 202-224-2621; Seattle 206-553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell--DC 202-224-3441; Seattle 206-220-6400
“Hello, I’m [NAME] from [CITY,ZIP]. I'm calling to ask [NAME] to publicly state her opposition to William Barr as Attorney General. Barr has a conflict of interest, as Trump wanted to hire him as his defense attorney, and has made statements that indicate he would help Trump undercut the Mueller investigation and obstruct justice. Further, he has a long record of arguing for expansive presidential power, ramping up mass incarceration, and attacking civil rights. Trump’s agenda puts vulnerable communities at risk, and William Barr would carry out that agenda if confirmed. I will be watching for [NAME]’s statement of opposition to William Barr as Attorney General."
THE WOMXN'S MARCH IS THIS WEEKEND!
This year the Womxn's March is just the first day of a fantastic 3-day activism event. The sheer amount of organizing going in to this year’s three-day event is astounding! If you'll be part of the march on Saturday, great! Look for our Seattle Indivisible banner and join us! The Rally starts at 9AM at Cal Anderson.
And that's just the beginning of this three-day engagement and immersion in Resist Activism. After the march join Seattle Womxn Marching Forward (SWMF) at some of the amazing workshops scheduled right after the march
--Saturday, January 19th Schedule:
Sunday, January 20th there are nine hub locations and fifty different events!
Our own Tae Phoenix will be doing Non-Violet Direct Action Training, at Noon at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. https://taephoenix.com/event/non-violent-direct-action-training/
-Sunday, January 20th Schedule:
We'll also be collecting donations for food and sundries for Food Lifeline, at all the HUBs, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
The three-day event continues Monday as SWMF partners with the annual MLK Jr. Day celebrations!
-Monday, January 21st Schedule:
Seattle Indivisible is proud to partner with SWMF again this year and we know Seattle Womxn’s March 2019 will be the best yet!
See you Saturday! And Sunday! And Monday!