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According to Ronni, congressional leaders place getting re-elected above what’s best for our country.
WHAT WE NEED TO DO
So our job this week is to:
• Do our homework on these nominees
• Follow the hearings as best we can depending on how much attention the press pays as the president-elect's press conference shuck and jive is the shiniest of shiny object this week
• Deluge our senators with phone calls about where we stand about eachof the nominees
• You might throw in how you feel about cramming this many confirmation hearings into one day, especially one when the president-elect holds a press conference
To prepare for your call, use those scripts in the Indivisible Guide and this page under the header “Calling Script” to help write a script in your own words.
Even with as many conflicts of interest there are with nearly every nominee – all of whom are millionaires, billionaires, insiders or highest level military – I expect all, with the possible exception of Jeff Sessions, to be approved.
We are not going to win everything we resist but maintaining democracy is never-ending work and we are as responsible to do our part as every other age group. And it IS relevant to our lives.
Remember that slogan from the Sixties: The personal is the political. My friend Tony Sarmiento sent a link to the Wikipedia page about that for us.
Call your senators before the vote of the full Senate on these nominees. Wednesday is a good day to do it.