Electoral College Petition: What We Accomplished and What’s Next

With the Electoral College vote over and Christmas upon us, I’m closing out this incredible and impromptu whirlwind chapter of my life.

In six short weeks we rallied tens of thousands of supporters in every state across the country, launched a national awareness campaign, coordinated 51 simultaneous historic protests, and successfully shifted the national conversation to focus on the Electoral College. I’m extremely proud of what our tiny team accomplished in such a brief time. And it gives me great hope for the fight that so clearly lays ahead of us.

Thank you Daniel for inviting me to be a part of such an important movement– I’m proud of you and excited for what you’ve started. Thank you Katie for keeping me sane and being such an inspiration– I can’t wait for what we’re gonna do next.

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From the article: On November 9, it looked clear Donald Trump would be President. Today, despite our best efforts, it is certain.

Donald Trump Christmas Cold Open – SNL

We aren’t just dealing with political ideologies here. And it’s not just about Donald Trump, or his vulgarity, his family, or his Tweets. Donald Trump’s cabinet marks a shift in the way America’s power will be used, and, one way or another, it will fundamentally alter the way we treat both people and the planet.

It’s all hidden in plain sight. They have changed the facts. And now they control our future. This brave new 1984 is so terrifying it’s almost funny. Ha ha! Too bad the joke’s on us, eh?
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From the article: President-elect Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) receives a surprise visit from Vladimir Putin (Beck Bennett) and Rex Tillerson (John Goodman). Get more SNL: http…

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Tonight I am in Austin, TX, to participate in an action to protest the presidency of Donald Trump. But I am protesting for so much more. For this literally shell-shocked little boy. For this wailing mother. For the teenager who can’t let go of his dead baby brother.

The people perpetrating the obliteration of an entire country are doing it for money. Russia wants pipelines for its oil. You don’t need classified briefings. Just look at a map.

And then think about where we could be in four years, when unchecked and glorified greed is allowed to run our country, the most powerful country in the world. How much more devastation will we allow? Does it have to come to our front door? Does it have to come for us?

The past month of working on this national campaign has taught me so much. But the most important thing it has taught me is that we have to be the people to stand up. There is no one else.

Do you feel your heart ache when you see this little boy? Do you push down that ache because you can’t help?

You CAN help. You can use your voice, for this little boy who has none.

This starts tomorrow. If you can’t be at a protest, then repost those who are. Use the hashtag #Dec19.

Make your feeds bleed with our protests, with our objections, with our refusal to be a part of the ignorance and apathy that lets this happen, over and over again.

This campaign ends tomorrow, but we are just getting started.
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From the article: “Aleppo is a place where the children have stopped crying.”

These are the scenes of sheer terror and grief in the last hospital, in the last days of Aleppo.

(Warning: Distressing images in this footage – filmed in recent days by Waad Al Kateab who is among thousands still trapped in rebel-held Aleppo awaiting safe passage out. Report by Matt Frei.)

Democracy Spring

The Rachel Maddow Show talking about the protests on Monday!!!!! GET THEE TO A STATE CAPITAL!!!!!!

Or at least join the Facebook event here: http://ift.tt/2hIQik5

#RESIST #DEC19
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From the article: From The Rachel Maddow Show on Friday: “We don’t know how big the protests are expected to be, but any time something is expected to happen in every state, you should probably at least watch your own state.”

#Dec19 #DefendDemocracy

Michael Moore

Stand up to Trump on December 19.

From Michael Moore:
“Throw everything you got at this and do not relent. You’re in the friggin’ majority! Let’s act like it. Make your voice heard on social media and in front of your state capitol. An authoritarian regime is about to take hold in DC, and they are going to run roughshod over you, me and all that is good. Get over your election depression and fight like you’ve never fought before. Non-violently. With conviction. There are more of us than there are of them. Only 23% of all registered adult American voters showed up and voted for Trump. Come on! It’s not over til it’s over. “
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From the article: You Better Believe Trump Is Afraid of the Electoral College Vote on Monday

Yesterday was the day Donald Trump was going to hold his first press conference in 5 months. He abruptly cancelled it on Monday with no explanation. Well, I have one…

He has heard that there is a rumbling taking place amongst the Republican electors that some of them are growing uncomfortable with the news that the election was hacked by Russia to benefit him. This news was followed by the revelation that Putin himself directed the hack. And then last night, CBS News reported that the Russians had in the past committed a successful cyber-attack on the email system of the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

If you are a Republican Elector, this news is very sobering. And for some, very disturbing.

Electors of the Electoral College know that their job is to usually rubber stamp the election – with one exception: If they need to cast their vote to protect the country from someone who is a danger to our nation.

And slowly it has dawned on some of the electors this week that something doesn’t smell right. And now that we know that Putin himself was behind this historic assault on our electoral process — so that he could tilt the election to Trump — well, this is now for many Americans a bridge too far.

Trump knows this, so he’s gone into hiding from real journalists. He has one mission right now: Get to Monday without the shit hitting the fan. To show you how scared he is, after my (and others) week-long shaming him for not showing up to the daily national security briefing, his aides have responded by announcing that he’ll start attending the briefings “three” times a week. As for the other four days, I guess it’s, “Sorry America — you’re on your own!” But he knew he had to do something. This is the Trumpian way of “doing something.”

Well, WE need to do something. All of us, very loudly, need to let the Electoral College know that they MUST vote their conscience on Monday. Or postpone the vote until they have more information about Trump’s Manchurian Candidate-like behavior. Here is a site you can go to to find out what’s going on protest-wise where you live over the weekend and on Monday: http://ift.tt/2gnAxws

What would Trump and the Republicans be doing today if they were ahead by 3 million votes – but the Electoral College was set to give the Presidency to Clinton? Are you kidding? THEY WOULD NOT LET THIS HAPPEN.

We are the wimps. We sink into our despair. We feel defeated and that there’s nothing we can do. Everybody told us she was going to win! Nate Silver and 538 promised us it was in the bag! All the pundits agreed!!

Get over it and pull yourself together. “The tanks are 20 miles outside of Paris!” Throw everything you got at this and do not relent. You’re in the friggin’ majority! Let’s act like it. Make your voice heard on social media and in front of your state capitol. An authoritarian regime is about to take hold in DC, and they are going to run roughshod over you, me and all that is good. Get over your election depression and fight like you’ve never fought before. Non-violently. With conviction. There are more of us than there are of them. Only 23% of all registered adult American voters showed up and voted for Trump. Come on! It’s not over til it’s over.

Trump is worried about Monday. It only takes 38 of his 300+ electors to defect.

These rallies he’s holding every night this week and weekend?

They’re not because he wants to sell more hats.