Call to Action: Three Things You Can Do to Stand Up for Net Neutrality

On May 18, the FCC voted to begin a proceeding that will completely gut consumer protections for the open internet. Net neutrality refers to rules intended to ensure that broadband providers cannot block content or provide faster delivery to companies that pay more. There are three main components to net neutrality:

No blocking. A broadband provider can’t block lawful content, applications, services or non harmful devices.

No throttling. The FCC created a separate rule that prohibits broadband providers from slowing down specific applications or services, a practice known as throttling. More to the point, the FCC said providers cannot single out Internet traffic based on who sends it, where it’s going, what the content happens to be or whether that content competes with the provider’s business.

No paid prioritization. A broadband provider cannot accept fees for favored treatment. In short, the rules prohibit Internet fast lanes.

For more details about Net Neutrality, please see our Fact Sheet.

Don’t let Trump destroy the Internet — protect Net Neutrality. Here are three things that you can do:

1) Submit comments to the FCC directly. First go to the the listing for the “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal. On the left are two buttons (see photo below). (If the link above doesn’t work for you, go here and type “17-108” in the top box. It should fill itself in and the result will be the same.)

If you just want to write a note explaining your views or answer of the many questions in the NPRM, click “Express” — this has fewer boxes to fill out and no option for attaching documents.

For most people the page will look like this:

Note that all this information will be publicly available, including your name and address!

That’s part of the deal if you want to take part in the process. It also helps keep repeat and fake submissions down. (They’ll probably throw away the ones signed “Mickey Mouse.”)

2) Call your members of Congress and tell them to stand up for net neutrality! See our Fact Sheet to read more about the positions of our MoCs. Here is a suggested dialogue with your MoC from Indivisible:

Caller: Good morning/afternoon! Can you let me know [Senator/Representative XXXX]’s position on FCC Chairman Pai’s proposal to get rid of net neutrality protections?

OPTION 1: OPPOSES PAI’S PLAN

Staffer: Thank you for calling! [Senator/Representative XXXX] supports Title II, the current open internet rules and opposes Chairman Pai’s proposal.

Caller: That’s great! Thank you. I’m pleased to hear that [Senator/Representative XXXX] supports true net neutrality protections for an open internet for everyone. If [Senator/Representative XXXX] is truly concerned about protecting his/her constituents, will s/he also issue a public statement about why this this proposal is a dangerous attempt to gut current net neutrality rules that will harm consumers, innovation, and free speech?

OPTION 2: SUPPORTS PAI’S PLAN

Staffer: Thank you for calling! [Senator/Representative XXXX] opposes Title II and supports the Chairman’s proposal.

Caller: That’s terrible. I’m disappointed that [Senator/Representative XXXX] would choose to look out for Comcast and Verizon rather than his/her constituents. This proposal would eliminate the critical protections for openness, transparency, and nondiscrimination that consumers currently enjoy, leaving them to the whims of Big Cable and ISP monopolies and their highest bidders.

Staffer: Of course the Senator /Representative supports net neutrality, but the current rules are overly burdensome and chill ISPs’ investment.

Caller: The FCC’s 2015 rules are light-touch rules that protect a free market and ensure everyone gets a seat at the table in the internet ecosystem. Americans overwhelmingly support them and the courts upheld them. Net neutrality is the law of the land, and the FCC should not be trying to hand control over to local monopolies like Comcast and Verizon.

Why does [Senator/Representative XXXX] side with corporations against constituents’ freedom and choice online?

OPTION 3: DODGES / HAS NO POSITION

Staffer: Thank you for calling! I have no idea what the FCC’s proposal is, but I’m happy to take down your concerns.

Caller: That’s disappointing to hear—this is a critical issue that was kicked off with the FCC vote May 18 and and will continue to develop throughout the summer. The proposal rolls back critical protections, allowing internet service providers such as Comcast and Verizon to make fast lanes and slow lanes on the internet, picking who can and can’t watch what, say what, and be heard. In 2015 the Federal Communications Commission put very sensible light-touch rules in place to help ensure net neutrality continues and internet access remains an open platform for discourse, engagement, and free market competition. The FCC received over 4 million comments from voters like me, the overwhelming majority supported the net neutrality rules. There is no good reason other than crony capitalism to gut the rules. Does [Senator/Representative XXXX] think it’s more important to listen to Comcast and Verizon than his/her own constituents?

Staffer: I didn’t know that but I’m happy to take down your concerns.

Caller: Here’s my concern: We need and deserve protections for the internet as we have come to know it. An open internet is the basic communications network for everyday life. It gives us access to innovative services online, free speech, education, a free market for starting businesses and creating jobs, community organizing, and civic engagement.

Will [Senator/Representative XXXX] publicly commit to protecting the current net neutrality rules and opposing Chairman Pai’s attempt to gut these consumer protections?

Staffer: I will certainly pass on your concerns to the Senator/Representative.

Caller: Please do, and please take down my contact information to let me know when the Senator/Representative has made up his/her mind. I’m eager to hear what he/she decides.

Senator Cory Gardner (R)
Fort Collins: (970) 484-3502

Senator Michael Bennet (D)
Fort Collins: (970) 224-2200

Rep Jared Polis (D), CD-2
Fort Collins: (970) 226-1239

Rep Ken Buck (R), CD-4
Greeley: (970) 702-2136

3) Participate in the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality! Websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. We’ll provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your followers / visitors to take action. From the SOPA blackout to the Internet Slowdown, we’ve shown time and time again that when the Internet comes together, we can stop censorship and corruption. Now, we have to do it again! Save the date: July 12th, 2017!

Yours in Action!

This email was produced by unpaid IndivisibleNOCO
volunteer citizens who are constituents of our Colorado Members of Congress.

Senator Bennet Town Hall at CSU Lory: Friday, May 19, 11:30am

Senator Bennet is holding a town hall!

Friday, May 19, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Doors open at 11:00 a.m.)

Colorado State University (CSU), Lory Student Center, Grand Ballroom A (1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521)

Senator Bennet’s staff is encouraging people to arrive early, as space is limited. Questions from the audience will be chosen randomly.

Media is welcome to live stream the event. Those unable to attend the Town Hall can follow Senator Bennet on Twitter and Facebook for updates the day of the event.

The NPE Toolkit: School Privatization Explained is Out!

The appointment of Betsy DeVos as US Secretary of Education has put our public school system in the crosshairs. We know her real agenda– the destruction of our public school system, which she referred to as “a dead end.” DeVos and her allies have worked for decades pushing charters, vouchers and neovouchers such as education tax credits and ESAs. DeVos even supports virtual charter schools that have a horrific track record when it comes to student success.

Unfortunately the general public is often confused by the misleading terms that privatizers use to mask their agenda. Terms like “choice”, “portability” and Empowerment Scholarship Accounts are an attempt to make religious school vouchers and other unpopular policies acceptable.

In response, The Network for Public Education has prepared a toolkit called School Privatization Explained. Each one page fact sheet is designed to correct the misinformation that De Vos and others have used to push school privatization. From charter myths to ESAs, we pull off the masks.

You will find our 13 facts sheets here and an interactive map here that will let you see where your state lies on the road to school privatization.

Read, share, quote and even copy. They are designed for your use. Most of all, share the truth about school privatization far and wide. We cannot let the pillar of our democracy, our public schools, be destroyed.

Thank you.

Carol Burris, Executive Director, Network for Public Education.

The Network for Public Education is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

ActionNetwork.org

THE GOP BILL IS BACK…AND IT’S WORSE!!

A vote could happen this week in the U.S. House! Believe it or not, the bill rejected by 83 percent of the public has gotten even worse! The new proposal would gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, allowing insurers to charge sick people more. Help us stop this bad bill now! Call your Representative!

Hi Friends – After working in the health insurance industry I see this bill as a bill written by the insurance companies.

I’ll give you some key points that I think make this bill worse than the original:

1. This bill allows insurance companies to charge more to those with pre existing conditions. Over the past 4 years I have met so many people who had paid premiums to insurance companies with big names – those you know – and once they were diagnosed with something – the company took their coverage away. Raising the rates on these same people does the same thing because they won’t be able to afford it.

2. Right now the maximum out of pocket for a person to pay for medical services that are in their network – is $7150. Before the ACA it varied up to $50,000. This not only roles back the annual max out of pocket – it allows companies to have lifetime limits of what they’ll give the individual.

3. It takes away the 12 essential benefits – this means taking out mental health services, women’s health etc. Insurance companies will be able to sell policies that actually cover Anything.

That is my two cents but I encourage you to research on your own – but please do it quickly – they are trying to do this before they leave for recess. You can’t wait to bring it up at the town halls that are coming up later in the month.

The latest proposal for the American Health Care Act (revisions still being written) will create a “sick tax” on anyone with a health condition by allowing insurers to charge sick people more, stripping this key protection for people with pre-existing conditions. It will also make “essential health benefits” optional for a state, meaning insurers will offer skimpy plans that leave out core benefits. The current proposal would give states the option to opt-out of these key ACA provisions. Read why this “option” is a false choice here.

Oh, and yes, the bill will still result in hundreds of thousands of Coloradans losing their health care and Colorado losing billions of dollars to provide health care to seniors, people with disabilities, and children while giving $50,000 tax cuts to millionaires. We need you to contact your Representative and tell them to oppose this even more extreme bill.

Call your Representative Now!

Tell them to protect our care and people with pre-existing conditions.

Action Plan for Week of April 3

Sunday, April 2 – Monday, April 3

Issue: COLORADO ISSUE — TIME SENSITIVE! Fill out the petition (link below) on Sunday or early Monday to support HB17-1232, that would increase number of Electric Vehicle charging stations in Colorado.

Sources: Conservation Colorado

Action: Follow this link to fill out this form OR Call your Colorado Representative.

According to Colorado Capitol Watch, the hearing set for Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:00 am in the CO House.

Script: I am asking you to support HB17-1232, a bill that removes barriers for utilities to build our alternative fuel vehicle infrastructure .

Tuesday, April 4

Issue: Call for continued investigation into Trump administration ties with Russia.

Call for Nunes to step down as Chair of House Investigation, demand an independent commission to lead the investigation, and call for Michael Flynn to testify without immunity.

Sources:
Washington Post
Washington Post
5 Calls
5 Calls

Action: Call your national Senators and Representatives.

Script: I am asking you to support an independent commission to investigate the allegations about the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. It does no one any good to have this continued uncertainty. Please call for an independent investigation that would require Nunes to step down and for Flynn to testify without immunity.

Wednesday, April 5

Issue: Protest Trump’s “Energy Independence” Executive Order to dismantle Clean Power Act.

Source: Diana DeGette, et al.

Action: Call Senators to protest Trump’s executive order and ask for EPA to uphold standards, not gut them.

Donate to Environment America

Details:
CBS News
Anti Trump: Inside Climate News
Pro Trump: Washington Examiner

Thursday, April 6

Issue: Protest immediate (current fiscal year) budget cuts to Education, Arts, and Human Services (NEA, NEH, NIH).

Sources:
Americans for the Arts Action Fund
USNews

Action: Call your national Senators and Representatives.

Script: Do not approve Trump’s proposals to cut current year spending in the budget that supports education, the arts, research, and social programs.

Details: Earlier this month the White House had proposed eliminating all funding to the National Endowments for the Arts (NEA) and the Humanities (NEH) for next year’s FY 2018 budget. Last week, the White proposed that Congress cut $18 billion immediately from a targeted list of federal domestic programs out of the current year’s FY 2017 budget, with only six months left in the fiscal year. The stated purpose of the new cuts is to offset higher proposed defense and border security spending. This would cut current approved funding for the arts, Pell grants, research, and social programs.

Friday, April 7

Issue: Mark your calendars for the March for Science and the People’s March for Climate

Green Ride will be providing bus service from Fort Collins and Loveland. Call 970-226-5533 for reservations.

March for Science Saturday April 22nd (Earth Day) in Denver

Event begins at 10am and ends at 3pm
Harmony Transfer Center 7:00a
Loveland P and Ride at I-25 and 34 7:30a
Leave Denver about 3:30p- conclusion of event
Cost is $30 deposit per person. Could go as high as $50 per person depending on numbers. Final cost will be determined based on total passenger count.

People Climate March Saturday April 29th In Denver
Event begins at 10am and ends at 3pm
Harmony Transfer Center 7:00a
Loveland P and Ride at I-25 and 34 7:30a
Leave Denver about 3:30p- conclusion of event
Cost is $30 deposit per person. Could go as high as $50 per person depending on numbers. Final cost will be determined based on total passenger count.

BREAKING: Constitution under attack

 
BREAKING >> The secretive far-right attack on our Constitution just got one state closer to its goal — we must immediately speak out against them.

This is bad — Wyoming just became the 29th state to sign on to the extremist plot to write a far-right economic and social agenda into our Constitution. Add your voice to our emergency, state-by-state mobilization to stop any more from joining.

Article V of the U.S. Constitution says a new convention can be called if two-thirds of the states (34) call for one. Now, wealthy special interests are just 5 states short of reaching their goal. And if they succeed, it could give unelected, unaccountable delegates free rein to rewrite our entire Constitution however they like.
That is the danger of an Article V Convention. If 34 states sign on, there are no rules that govern how a convention would proceed, and no way to limit its scope. Our civil liberties, constitutional rights, and recent Supreme Court decisions could be on the chopping block, including the right to vote, marriage equality, free speech, healthcare access, and immigration.
That’s why we can’t let them take another step forward.
Take Action!
Common Cause state organizations have led the defense against this shadowy effort to rewrite our Constitution for years — and we’ve learned how to work with lawmakers, Democratic and Republican alike, to effectively fight back. Just last year, we stopped Nebraska’s legislature from calling for a convention, while helping to rescind Delaware’s resolution of support.
But this year, it’s clear these wealthy special interests and corporate lobbyists, including ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), want to take their Article V efforts over the top — so we need to step up our state-by-state efforts into overdrive.
There’s no group better-equipped than Common Cause to win this fight, Our grassroots power serves as the ultimate check against these extremists — and any state lawmaker who tries to push through an Article V convention knows they’ll hear from our 700,000 members.
Thanks for all you do,
Karen Hobert Flynn, President
and the team at Common Cause
P.S. If you want to get more involved to stop or roll back calls for a constitutional convention in your state, email grassroots@commoncause.org and we’ll connect you with Common Cause staff and activists near you.
P.P.S. If you’d like to learn more, read our report The Dangerous Path for more about how an Article V convention threatens our democracy.

 

Action List For The Week: Feb 27 – Mar 3

from Melissa M.
Two important actions for Monday February 27:
National: Co-Sponsor move to investigate the Trump Administration ties to Russia and to compel Trump to release his tax returns.
Call before February 28!!!
Who to call: your representative on the House Judiciary Committee
Find your rep here
 
Rep. Buck – (202) 225-4676 (Colorado member of the House Judiciary Committee)
Script, ” Please cosponsor Congressman Nadler’s Resolution of Inquiry (H.R. 11) that the Department of Justice investigate and release all relevant material concerning conflicts of interest, ethics violations, and ties to Russia within the Trump administration.”
 
Details
On Tuesday, February 28, House Judiciary Committee members will debate and vote on Congressman Nadler’s resolution that directs the Department of Justice to provide the House of Representatives with any and all information relevant to Trump and his associates’ conflicts of interest, ethical violations, and ties to Russia.
 
You can download the full text here
Colorado: Additional Action for Monday, February 27:
Call before Monday, February 27!!!
Source: ACLU, confirmed with Colorado.gov
Who to call: Your Colorado state senators and representatives
CO Senator John Cook
Phone: (303) 866-4451
Stephen Humphreys CO House District 48 (Greeley West)
Phone: 303-866-2943
Dave Young House District 50 (Central Greeley)
Email: dave.young.house@state.co.us
Phone: 303-866-2929
 
Script: Senate Bill SB17-035 (Tampering with Oil and Gas Equipment) will be discussed on the Senate floor today and I urge you NOT to co-sponsor it or send it to committee. This bill is intended to discourage peaceful protest and is extreme in increasing penalties to a felony.
Colorado Senate Bill SB17-035 (Tampering with Oil and Gas Equipment) will be discussed on the Senate floor Monday. This bill, introduced by Jerry Sonnenberg, would increase the penalty for tampering equipment associated with oil and gas gathering from a class 2 misdemeanor to a class 6 felony. It is intended to discourage demonstrations against the oil and gas industry.

Wednesday, March 1:  Protect and Improve the Colorado Driver’s License Program (SB 251)

Source: COPA (Colorado People’s Alliance)
Who to call: Colorado State Legislators
Script: By allowing drivers to obtain a drivers license regardless of legal status, Colorado’s Road and Community Safety Act (SB251) is an important way to keep our roadways safe. To be effective, the law needs to be fixed, including removing the cap on the number of licenses that can be offered, decreasing the unfair fees for those who cannot prove residency, and expanding locations where licenses can be attained. HB 1274 addresses these issues. Please support this bill and do everything in your power to fix the law.
Details
Members of COPA (Colorado People’s Alliance) have been planning a direct action for March 1st, 2017. Our members decided that this action should focus on protecting and improving Colorado SB 251 Driver’s license program. This license program was created in 2013 to ensure that all motorists could obtain a driver’s license regardless of legal status. However, if our state legislators don’t act this legislative session to fix some problems with the law, including a cap to how many licenses can be provided through this program, the entire SB 251 license program could effectively be eliminated. The problem is that many in our community are not even aware that this is an issue, that’s why we will have an action around the capitol to let motorists know that they must act to maintain our roads safe and protect the SB 251 driver’s license program. Rally:
When: March 1st from 3pm-4pm
Where:  We will meet at the west steps of the Capitol
And/Or call your state legislators
Apparently a three bills were introduced last winter. Two were passed, but the third is still pending. HB-1274–PENDING
HB-1274 sponsored by Representative Singer works to improve the SB251 Driver’s License program for immigrants by opening 6 additional offices, eliminating the 66,000 appointment cap set last year by the JBC, and including the acceptance of Social Security Numbers. SB251 is a self-funded program. The fees paid by immigrants are 3 times more for a Driver’s Permit and License than the standard state License program, to cover all indirect and direct costs. HB-1274 will allow for all Colorado residents to have greater access a driver’s licenses, insurance and registration. Supporting and prioritizing HB-1274 allows for Coloradans to safely drive their children to school, to the doctor and themselves to work.
 
Thursday: Overturn the Teacher Preparation Program Rules (H.J. Res 58)
Source: National Association for Music Education
Who to Call:
Senator Cory Gardner 202-224-5941
Northern Colorado Phone: (970) 352-5546
AND
Senator Michael Bennet 202-224-5852
Bennet Fort Collins Phone: 970-224-2200 
 
Script: I am calling to ask you to support the resolution to enact the Congressional Review Act to overturn Teacher Preparation Program Rules (H.J. Resolution 58).
The rules are overly standardized, overly prescriptive, and will be costly to implement and will have the unintended consequence of harming teacher preparation.
 
Details
The Congressional Review Act (CRA) is an oversight tool, which allows Congress to offer a check and balance on federal agencies.  If passed by both houses in Congress and signed by the President, (through passing resolutions, such as H.J Res 57 & 58) Congress is given a 60 day window to review any major rule or regulation yet to be implemented by the executive branch.  In this 60 day period, if agreed by a majority, Congress can overturn the rule or regulation.
 
The National Association for Music Education, in partnership with the Association’s two higher education societies, the Society for Research in Music Education and the Society for Music Teacher Education, supports congressional efforts to overturn the Teacher Preparation Program Rules through its powers under the Congressional Review Act (H.J. Res 58).
While the Association and our members teaching in institutions of higher education across the nation believe in accountability for music educator preparation programs, we believe such accountability must be grounded in evidence-based best practice and practical to implement. The current rules are overly standardized, overly prescriptive, and will be costly to implement. Ultimately, these rules will have the unintended consequence of harming music educator preparation in America.
Link
 
Friday, March 3: Keep the Endangered Species Act Strong!

Who to contact:

Your representative on the House Committee on Natural Resources
Colorado (Neither of these are in my district – not sure it will do much good to contact them):
Scott Tipton: Phone: (202) 225-4761
Doug Lamborn Phone: (202) 225-4422
 

Script: H.R.717, the Listing Reform Act, is currently under consideration by your committee. This bill would seriously weaken the Endangered Species Act, which has saved countless species and enjoys widespread support. I urge you to kill this bill in committee.

 Details

H.R.717 Listing Reform Act

Introduced by Republican Pete Olson (TX)
Introduced and now being considered by the House Committee on Natural Resources
This bill would the 12-month deadline for making listing decisions, allowing officials to let petitions fester for years. It would also give the Interior or Commerce Departments the power to reject a listing because of economic fallout.
 

Action List For The Week: Feb 20-25

from Melissa M.

February 20-25

Attend a resistance recess event: Click here and enter your zip code for an event near you.

 

Monday: Neil Gorsuch is okay.

Senator Michael Bennet 202-224-5852

Phone: 970-224-2200 

Script: Do not attempt to block Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. My friend, Gregory Hobbs, Associate Justice of the CO Supreme Court and an ardent liberal say that Gorsuch is honest, smart, ethical and the best we can expect under this administration. He is a Coloradoan and and outdoorsman. Gorsuch stood up to Trump when Trump denigrated judges for stopping his travel ban. Spend your political capital on a more important issue.

 

Tuesday: Support the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and NPR

America for the Arts Foundation reports that “the two Trump transition team advisors are recommending elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and privatization of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.”

Sign this petition to send a strong message to Trump that America values the arts.

 
Wednesday: Protest No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

Senator Cory Gardner: 202-224-5941

Northern Colorado Phone: 970-352-5546

Senator Michael Bennet: 202-224-5852

Fort Collins Phone: 970-224-2200 

Script: I am asking you to vote against H.R. 7, “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion,” reaching the Senate as S. 184. This bill would prohibit the use of federal funds for health plans that cover abortion. That means that those who have received tax credits for buying insurance will lose those credits if their insurance happens to cover abortion. This bill uses the tax code for social engineering. It would require the IRS to check the contents of everyone’s health insurance. It is cumbersome, costly, and discriminatory. Please vote AGAINST H.R.7 / S. 184.

This bill has passed the House and is moving on to the Senate: Note that the following is a summary from the Republican subcommittee and thus makes it sound more innocuous than it is. Almost all democrats voted against it.

This article from Slate that decodes the language.


Thursday: Support the eradication of the “Tampon Tax” in Colorado

Find your legislators

House bill 1127 introduced by Rep Susan Lontine and co-sponsored by Senator Beth Humenik To exempt feminine hygiene products from state sales taxes.

Her bill narrowly cleared the House Finance Committee on Monday, February 13.

Script: I am asking you to co-sponsor House Bill 1127, to make feminine hygiene products tax-free in Colorado. Taxing women for bodily functions they cannot control is unfair.

 

Friday: Protect Dodd-Frank

Senator Cory Gardner: 202-224-5941

Northern Colorado Phone: 970-352-5546

Senator Michael Bennet: 202-224-5852

Fort Collins Phone: 970-224-2200 

Representative  Ken Buck (Greeley): 202-225-4676

Find your U.S. House Representative

President Trump has issued an executive order to start the process to repeal the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, otherwise known as Dodd-Frank by means of agency action, an effort that will be led by the Department of the Treasury. House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) sent a memo to his committee’s leadership team that outlines a legislative path that leads to much the same goal. Repealing or scaling back Dodd-Frank could once again put us back in the circumstance where U.S. taxpayers might have to fund another big government, budget-busting bailout of Wall Street.

See this CNBC article about the benefits and protections that Dodd-Frank put into place.

 

Saturday, February 25

Click here to attend a resistance recess event.

Opinion – The Power of Disruption

A powerful commentary from Charles Blow, a NY Times columnist:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/opinion/the-power-of-disruption.html

When women suffragists paraded through Washington, they were being disruptive.

When Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat, she was being disruptive.

When civil rights activists marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, they were being disruptive.

When LGBT people fought back at The Stonewall Inn, they were being disruptive.

When Act Up flooded Times Square, they were being disruptive.

When Occupy Wall Street refused to move from their parks, they were being disruptive.

When Black Lives Matter took to the streets and ground traffic to a halt, they were being disruptive.

When Native Americans stood in resistance at Standing Rock, they were being disruptive.

When Elizabeth Warren persisted, she was being disruptive.

Disruption is not a dirty word; in this environment, it’s a badge of honor.

Yes, it’s important to show up on Election Day, but it is also important to show up on the hundreds of days before and after. This is what the resistance movements are saying to Trump and his America: Buckle your seatbelts, because massive disruption is in the offing.

Trump is not normal. He is not competent. And we will not simply sit back and suck it up.

Update: 02/08/2017

ACTION: National Jewish Day of Action for Refugees

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m. (carpools leave at 11:45 a.m.)
WHERE: Denver
CARPOOL: Meet at the Harmony Transportation Center (Harmony and I-25), at the very back (north end) of the parking lot
RSVP: n/a
FROM: Hillel

At 11:30 am on Sunday, we’ll plan to form up in carpools and leave for Denver by 11:45 am.
Cars can be left in the parking lot there for the duration, as long as they are not left overnight.

We will be going into Denver to join other CO Jewish communities for this action.

Event details (no login needed):
https://www.facebook.com/events/216202385510626/

Make signs, bring a shofar, let’s make our FC presence felt in Denver, and add to the Jewish voice for refugees that will be heard throughout the country!