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Virginia Voters: Get redistricting reform out of committee

This post is for Virginia voters. The Virginia General Assembly regularly receives legislation to amend the state constitution to change the way we do redistricting after the census every ten years. It regularly gets killed in committee. OneVirginia2021 lobbied the House Privileges and Elections – Constitutional Subcommittee the week of January 23, 2017. The committee will be voting on some of the legislation on January 30, early in the morning. Here are […]

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Appalled at Bannon’s Attitude Toward the Press

Stephen Bannon is your employee.  His title is Counselor to the President of the United States.  You pay him about $176,500. Unlike your elected representatives, he is not answerable to you and not confirmed by the Senate. He has the ear of your President but no accountability to anyone else. There is no website where you can send him a message, no published phone number where you can call him. […]

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Asking President Trump to be President of all the people

I attended the Women’s March on Washington on January 21. I woke the next day to my president’s tweet insulting marchers, asking, “Why didn’t those people vote?”  This is my response. Contact the White House Mailing address:  1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500 President Trump, I write in reference to your tweet of 4:47 a.m. on January 22, quoted here for reference: Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression […]

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Betsy DeVos is Simply Unqualified

If you’re on this site, chances are you are deeply opposed to the philosophical positions of Betsy DeVos, nominee for Secretary of Education. This short missive is directed solely at her objective lack of any experience or education that would qualify her for the position. Call or write your U.S. Senators. I am calling to ask you to vote against confirming Betsy DeVos as my Secretary of Education due to […]

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Let’s Hear From Steve Mnuchin’s OneWest Customers

On Thursday, January 19, the Senate Finance Committee will hold its hearing on the nomination of Steve Mnuchin for Secretary of our Treasury Department. Here are two paragraphs from the letter sent by Senators Menendez, Warren, Stabenow, Blumenthal, Franken, Markey, Van Hollen, Durbin, Hirono, Casey, Merkley, Gillibrand, Cardin, Brown, Sanders, Booker, Duckworth, Feinstein, Murphy, Peters, Hassan, Murray, Whitehouse, Baldwin, and Shaheen. to Orrin Hatch asking for outside witnesses to testify at […]

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In Support of the Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act

Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced this bill on January 9, 2017, co-sponsored by 23 Senators and introduced by six co-sponsors in the House. It would require the President and Vice-President to divest all interests that create financial conflicts of interest, and place their assets into a true blind trust as already defined by federal law. You can read the full text of the bill here, and a fact sheet here.  OGE […]

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Push Back on Jeff Sessions

Call or write today-here are names and numbers for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and what to say. This New York Times editorial lays out the case against a quick confirmation of Jeff Sessions, Mr. Trump’s nominee for Attorney General. Here is a link to the Alliance for Justice site detailing what’s missing from Mr. Sessions’ submissions to the Office of Government Ethics. The Times article has some additional links to reliable sources […]

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Trump’s Foreign Entanglements – The Emoluments Clause

Our Constitution bans our President from accepting any gift, title or emolument from a foreign government. “Emolument” is a broad term that includes salary, fee, profit or reward. This is in the original document, not an amendment. Our founding fathers intended to shield the office of President from foreign influence. Mr. Trump’s financial disclosure form, which he signed, lists 515 organizations of which he is an officer, mostly “President.” It […]

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Objecting to Scott Pruitt as Head of EPA

President-elect Trump plans to nominate Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. I have very strong objections to this appointment. Mr. Pruitt has proudly fought for six years against the Clean Power Plan. His understanding of the world is informed more by faith than by science, which is fine by me until it impacts my air, water and sea level. He will do everything he can to gut the […]

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Investigate Russian Hacking of 2016 Election

Russia hacked our election, the President-elect refuses to believe our own high-level professional intelligence analysts, and the Republicans in power don’t have a problem with that. I do. Here is what I see from reliable media outlets: Russia hacked the RNC and DNC and obtained private information and emails. Russia leaked DNC emails in an attempt to meddle in our election process. Our intelligence agencies have reasonable cause to believe […]

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