Current Issues

There are a ton of issues we personally care about, but for this site, we choose to specifically focus on issues that members of congress actually can affect. Signing a petition and sharing it on Facebook gives us just as many warm and fuzzies as the next person, but for the most part doesn’t do shit to keep the gov in check. Just think of us as your personal legislative spam filter.

Block the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.

Betsy DeVos is President Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education. She is unbelievably unqualified, and her conflicts of interest are a hot mess. As Secretary of Education, DeVos will head up the U.S. Department of Education. She’ll be making major calls on primary education, student loans, and more. Her hearing (a gov version of a job interview) was a complete dumpster fire. She revealed she’s never attended or taught at a public school (probably because she’s a billionaire), and conflated proficiency and growth, which might not seem like a huge deal until you realize that this would literally be her job (you had one job Betsy!). She also has a shit ton of conflicts of interest. But wait! It gets worse — when asked about guns in schools, she suggested schools would need them to protect against grizzly bears. Not making this up. Post on social, call, and email your senators. 

Protect Federal Arts, Humanities, and Environmental Programs

President Trump’s transition team is conspiring to privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as severely roll back funding for the Violence Against Women Act and the Department of Energy. Also, President Trump’s pick to head up the Office of Management and Budget (it is what it sounds like it is) Mick Mulvaney, will gleefully enact these plans. Yup, it’s a lot to take in. Keep calm and post on social, email, and call congress.

Block the Appointment of Jeff Sessions

As Attorney General, Sessions will head up the U.S. Department of Justice, and will have a massive influence on law and order. His terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad track record on immigration reform, climate change, and racism make him unfit to protect civil liberties in the U.S. It’s like asking your kid to guard the cookie jar, it’s just very obviously a bad idea. The Senate has to vote Jeff Sessions in as Attorney General. Post on social, call, and email your senators using our scripts, and ask them to vote no on Jeff Sessions. And – we know it’s hard – but try not to yell at them.

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