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Gun Reform candidate needs help overcoming GOP lies

I’ve been trying to get a well known gun reform activist to tweet/RT about Daryl Boling, an amazing Democratic candidate that seeks gun reform and has been speaking out in alignment with the positions of the March For Our Lives Movement.  

Here is Daryl’s campaign page on gun reform.

Here is an op-ed he wrote which is in total alignment with the goals of March For Our Lives.

Gun Violence Protection from Daryl Boling.

Recently Republicans spent a lot of money to send two mailers to every resident in Daryl Boling’s district to say that Daryl wants to raise taxes on the middle class.  In actuality Daryl wants to lower taxes on the middle class and the source that the GOP provides, proves this. Their dirty dishonest tactics might keep a pro-NRA candidate in office and keep the gun reform candidate out.  

Daryl’s campaign would like to raise just a few thousand dollars for a digital ad spend. A tweet (or retweet) from activists would go a long way in helping him raise funds.

These would be the best things to tweet or retweet:

https://twitter.com/rationalsquad/status/1054475820885049344

https://mailchi.mp/727850b45174/daryl-boling-campaign-communication-400497

 

Can you please help?

Thanks,

Brian Sapient

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - October 23, 2018 at 11:27 am

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I’m concerned about the future of humanity

I’m increasingly concerned about the underwhelming steps we’ve taken to mitigate the risk of climate change.  We know that the fossil fuel industry owns the votes of many politicians by means of lobbying/bribery.  These politicians have sold out life on Earth in exchange for funds that ensure they stay in power.

On November 6th we have a chance to elect candidates that are vocal about the threat of climate change and have plans to reduce the catastrophic impacts we will face if we don’t do abundantly more.  This year I donated more to democratic candidates than all other elections combined in my life.  With the election of anti-EPA Trump we have taken a sad turn towards human extinction and it’s imperative that we step up now before we spiral even further to our doom.  I isolated 80 races around America in which a donation can make a meaningful impact in the outcome of the race and I created an Act Blue fundraiser.  Please donate through this page and share the link on your social media sites to help encourage voters to elect leaders that value human life.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/climatedems

As a father it’s my job to ensure that my son has a livable earth throughout his life.  As a human it’s my duty to leave the planet better than I found it.  Please join me.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - October 16, 2018 at 12:58 pm

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Donation & thanks to Congress people boycotting Trump inauguration

As you probably heard Representative John Lewis has called the election of Donald Trump, illegitimate.  He will not be attending the inauguration, the first since he was elected to congress 31 years ago.  In response, Donald Trump has taken to twitter to lie about John Lewis in a juvenile manner that illustrated Trump’s racism.

Support John Lewis and purchase one of his books now. In one day several have risen to top of sales charts.  Let’s keep them up and stand against racism.

In response, many democrats have decided to make their boycott of Trump’s inauguration public. This is unique as Congress people traditionally attend an inauguration to pay respect to our country’s process of allowing power to shift every 4 or 8 years.

If you’re like me, your searching for ways to ensure that we don’t become a fascist state, or regress significantly over the next few years.  Many of us have taken to calling our congress people everyday and following the lessons we’ve learned in Indivisible.

 

I’ve decided I would donate to the Congress people that are boycotting the Inauguration.  My family recently restructured our budget, cut our leisure budget 90% and will be donating all of that money to prop up America through her rough patch.  I’ve created a list of important charities that are highly rated and extremely efficient, please use it, spread it, support them.  You can also subscribe(free) to the posts from these charities in twitter list and make sure to retweet them to advance their efforts.

In researching the Congress people that are boycotting the Trump inauguration I looked into how close their last election race was.  I found a few that were uncontested and several others that won in landslides.  There are a few Congress people that had slightly closer contests, and I think it would be nice if we sent them a donation to ensure their future success, and let them know we support their boycott.

Listed below are Congress people that are boycotting the inauguration of Donald Trump, in order of how close their victory was.

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Thank you Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire District 1 beat a Republican incumbent by just 1.3%!  Make sure you send her a donation so that she’ll maintain her seat in her next election! Call to thank her: 202-225-5456 Donate to Carol Shea-Porter here.

“Instead of going to the Inauguration, I’ll go to religious services to pray for all of our leaders and people, then will serve my district.” – Carol Shea-Porter

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Thank you Kurt Schrader of Oregon District 5.  He won by a 10.5% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 503-588-9100 Donate to Kurt Schrader here.

“I’m just not a big Trump fan. I’ve met the guy and never been impressed with him. I’ll do my best to work with him when I think he’s doing the right thing for the country. But he hasn’t proved himself to me at all yet, so I respectfully decline to freeze my ass out there in the cold for this particular ceremony.” – Kurt Schrader

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Thank you Pramila Jayapal of Washington District 7.  She won by a 12% margin in 2016. Call to thank her: 202-225-3106 Donate to Pramila Jayapal here.

“Said last wk that I wasn’t attending inauguration.Will be hosting #immigration roundtable in-district, then marching in #WomensMarch on 21st” – Pramila Jayapal

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Thank you Darren Soto of Florida District 9.  He won by a 15% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 202-225-9889 Donate to Darren Soto here.

“I am deeply disappointed with Trump’s attacks against civil rights hero John Lewis and will not be attending the inauguration as a result” – Darren Soto

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Thank you Chellie Pingree of Maine District 1.  He won by a 16% margin in 2016. Call to thank her: 202-225-6116 Donate to Chellie Pingree here.

“President-elect Trump’s actions go beyond any kind of reasonable debate—they threaten the constitutional values our country is based on. I won’t dignify or normalize those threats by standing by at his ceremony” – Chellie Pingree

 

Thank you Mark Takano of California District 41.  He won by a 30% margin in 2016. Call to thank him: 951-534-6647 Donate to Mark Takano here.

“I stand with @repjohnlewis and I will not be attending the inauguration” – Mark Takano 

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Thank you Ted Lieu of California District 33.  He won by a 33% margin in 2016, and also exposed Trump for lying about Russian hacking. Call to thank him: 323-651-1040 Donate to Ted Lieu here.

“While I do not dispute that Trump won the Electoral College, I cannot normalize his behavior or the disparaging and un-American statements he has made.  I can only hope that Trump will govern differently than he has campaigned. For me, the personal decision not to attend the Inauguration is quite simple: Do I stand with Donald Trump, or do I stand with John Lewis? I am standing with John Lewis.” – Ted Lieu

I’ll update this list if there are any other’s that live in districts with closer races than the above distinguished Congressional Representatives.

kurt

 


Mark

 

Ted

 

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - January 14, 2017 at 8:36 pm

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