Find out who voted to gut the Office of Government Ethics

House Republicans on Monday voted to eviscerate the Office of Congressional Ethics, the independent body created in 2008 to investigate allegations of misconduct by lawmakers after several bribery and corruption scandals sent members to prison.

What’s worse, they are trying to keep their votes a secret.

While the House GOP stripped the new rule today once their efforts were exposed, it is still extremely important to find out which members voted to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics in the first place. Knowing who’s willing to take this step will be key to stopping them from trying again in the future.

Zephyr Teachout is working with the Sunlight Foundation, Demand Progress, and dozens of other groups so we can track who voted to gut their own ethics agency. If Republicans are going to try gut the office that checks corruption in Congress, we deserve to know who voted to make it happen.

Please CALL your Member of Congress and ask the staffer that answers: “Did you vote for the Goodlatte Amendment to gut the Office of Government Ethics?” Report what the Congressmember told you and we’ll add to the public whipsheet.

Content from an activist email from Zephyr Teachout.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - January 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm

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Please help find social media accounts for these Republican electors

The electors from the following red states won’t have a penalty for changing their vote. I believe we should spend the weekend encouraging these folks to vote for anyone but Trump. They don’t even need to vote for Hillary. If Trump doesn’t reach 270 the vote will go to the House and literally anyone in the Republican party would be safer for America than #SociopathDonald. If you correspond with them be polite and explain how you would personally be affected by their patriotism. If you don’t know what to say, send them this video from The Hamilton Electors.

 

You can also comment on my facebook note for this issue if you find some of these electors (or login with facebook in my comment section).

 

If you can find the twitter, Facebook, or other social media accounts of any of these electors, can you please post them as a comment? If you have their email address, that would work great as well.  I’ll help compile them together and activists can spend the weekend politely asking for these folks to be our heroes.

 

Arizona
  • Bruce Ash of Tucson
  • Walter Begay Jr. of Kayenta
  • Sharon Giese of Mesa
  • Robert Graham of Phoenix (GOP Chair)
  • Alberto Gutier of Phoenix
  • Jerry Hayden of Scottsdale
  • Carole Joyce of Phoenix
  • Jane Pierpoint Lynch of Phoenix (According to Politico, she plans to vote for Gary Johnson in the electoral college or a write-in, not Trump)
  • J. Foster Morgan of Glendale
  • James O’Connor of Scottsdale
  • Edward Robson of Phoenix
Arkansas:
  • Jonelle Fulmer
  • Jonathan Barnett
  • Keith Gibson
  • Sharon Wright
  • Tommy Land
  • John Nabholz
Georgia
  • Bruce Allen Azevedo
  • Brian K Burdette
  • Lott Harris Dill
  • John David Elliott
  • James Randolph Evans
  • Bobbie D. Frantz
  • Linda D. Herren
  • Rachel Blackstone Little
  • Deborah M. McCord
  • Michael Neil McNeely
  • Mary L. Padgett
  • Neil L. Pruitt
  • Joshua Kirk Shook
  • Frank B. Strickland
  • John B. White
Indiana
  • Stephanie Beckley
  • Kevin Steen
  • Kelly Mitchell
  • Daniel Bortner
  • Laura Campbell
  • Jeff Cardwell
  • Donald Hayes
  • Randall Kirkpatrick
  • Edwin Simcox
  • Ethan Manning
  • Chuck Williams
Iowa
  • James Whitmer
  • Don Kass
  • Dylan Keller
  • Alan Braun
  • Krut Brown
  • Polly Granzow
Kansas
  • Ashley J. McMillan of Concordia (vice party chair)
  • Helen Van Etten of Topeka (national committeewoman)
  • Mark Kahrs of Wichita (national committeeman)
  • Ron Estes of Wichita (Kansas State Treasurer)
  • Clayton L. Barker of Leawood (party executive director)
  • Kelly Arnold of Wichita (party chair)
Kentucky
  • Jim Skaggs (Politico lists him as a Republican Trump skeptic who wasn’t sure he’d vote for Trump on Election Day)
  • David Disponett
  • Robert Duncan
  • Michael Carter
  • Scott Lasley
  • Walter Reichert
  • Mary Singleton
  • Troy Sheldon
Louisiana
  • Chris D. Trahan
  • Lloyd A. Harsh
  • Charles L. “Charlie” Buckels
  • Louis Avalone
  • Kay Kellogg Katz
  • Lennie Rhys
  • Garret Monti
  • Steven “Scott” Wilfong
Missouri
  • Tim Dreste (an “anti-abortion radical” according to Politico)
  • Jan DeWeese
  • Hector Maldonado
  • Sherry Kuttenkuler
  • Casey Crawford
  • Tom Brown
  • Cherry Warren
  • Scott Clark
  • Al Rotskoff
  • Susie Johnson
North Dakota
  • Duane Mutch
  • John Olson
  • Ronald Carlisle
Pennsylvania
  • Robert Asher
  • Mary Barket
  • Robert Bozzuto
  • Theodore (Ted) Christian
  • Michael Downing
  • Margaret Ferraro
  • Robert Gleason
  • Christopher Gleason
  • Joyce Haas
  • *Ash Khare
  • James McErlane
  • *Elstina Pickett
  • Patricia Poprik
  • Andrew Reilly
  • Carol Sides
  • Glora “Lee” Snover
  • Richard Stewart
  • Lawrence Tabas
  • Christine Toretti
  • Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh
Tennessee
  • Beth Scott Clayton Amos (State Executive Committee member for the Republican party)
  • Joey Jacobs of Brentwood (Pres & CEO of Acadia Healthcare)
  • Jason Mumpower (Bristol)
  • Susan Mills (Maryville)
  • Liz Holiway (Harriman)
  • Lynne Davis (Lascassas)
  • Tom Lawless (Nashville)
  • Mike Callahan (Monterey)
  • Pat Allen (Clarksville)
  • Shannon Haynes (Alamo)
  • Drew Daniel (Memphis)
Texas
  • Marty Rhymes (Suspicious of Trump, but believes the Clintons are tied to numerous deaths)
  • Thomas Moon
  • Carol Sewell
  • John Harper (Chastised a person who suggested he should vote for Clinton instead)
  • Sherrill Lenz
  • Nicholas Ciggelakis
  • Will Hickman
  • Landon Estay
  • Rex Lamb
  • Rosemary Edwards
  • Matt Stringer
  • Shellie Surles
  • Melissa Kalka
  • Sandra Cararas
  • David Thackston
  • Robert Bruce
  • Margie Forster
  • Scott Mann
  • Marian K. Stanko
  • Tina Gibson
  • Ken Muenzter
  • Alexander Kim (Received a letter from a concerned voter and said he would vote for Trump. “I have no desire for her to become President.”)
  • Virginia Abel
  • Curtis Nelson
  • Kenneth Clark
  • Candace Noble
  • Fred Farias
  • John Dillard
  • Tom Knight
  • Marian Knowlton
  • Rex Teter
  • Stephen (Chris) Suprun Jr. (is not voting for Trump or resigning) @TheChrisSuprun
  • Jon Jewett
  • Susan Fischer
  • Lauren (Loren?) Byers – (Once called Trump a “loose cannon” but told Politico would still vote for Trump in the Electoral College)
  • William Greene
  • Mary Lou Erben
  • Arthur Sisneros (Member of the “liberty movement,” he was recruited to cast his vote against Trump. But now he’s changed his mind)
Utah

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - December 15, 2016 at 11:03 pm

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Switch to Solar, get a huge discount and over $1,000 will be donated to climate fight charities

Ok, I have an awesome offer for you here. If you are considering solar installation at your home my referral service will allow you to get $750 off, I’ll get $750 (I’ll donate ALL of it to CarbonFund.org), and Sierra Club will get a donation as well! (referral code 3171065).

With all those discounts you’d think it would be expensive but in some states there are big rebates and the solar system can pay for itself in as little as 5 years.

You’ll need to live in one of these states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NM, NY, RI, VT

Please investigate it, see if it’s priced competitively enough to do your part to attack climate change.

 

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - December 13, 2016 at 9:40 pm

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Good Americans unite to stop GOP destruction

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - December 11, 2016 at 8:23 pm

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Trump picks hated greedy CEO for Sec of Labor

Today Trump chose Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr CEO/owner to run the Labor department.  Andrew Puzder is against a minimum wage increase and pays his shift leaders $9.50 an hour.  In 4 hours selfish CEO Puzder makes as much money as one of his employees do in a year.  He makes roughly 300 times what he pays the average full timer at his company.  A recent survey of reviews on the career site Glassdoor show that he is rated at the bottom of the barrel for similar sized companies.

Andrew Puzder

Puzder is a horrid choice to run the labor department and yet, he might be Trump’s least dangerous pick so far!
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Andrew Puzder

If you would like to help the Americans that are about to get hurt financially by the incoming GOP and Trump administration attack on the 99% please consider donating to one of these charities.  A full list of charities impeding the GOP destruction of America is available here.

Kiva 97.06 rating, 81.2% spent, opt-out privacy (never shares/sells your info)

Kiva.org is a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world. 100% of your donations to the loanee go to the entrepreneur looking for a hand up, no fees are taken by Kiva.  https://www.kiva.org/lend/kiva-u-s

 

Meals on Wheels People 94.82 rating, 83.86% spent, privacy

Meals on Wheels People was founded in 1969 with the mission to enrich the lives of seniors, and assist them in maintaining independence, by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support. We also use our expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations. Today Meals on Wheels People produces 5,700 hot, nutritious meals five days each week in a 14,000-square-foot commercial kitchen located in the heart of Multnomah Village. Meals are then delivered to 30 senior centers throughout Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties where they are served at noon to seniors in center dining rooms or sent out as Meals on Wheels to frail, homebound elderly. http://www.mealsonwheelspeople.org/

 

Feeding America 92.61 rating, 98.5% spent, opt-out privacy

Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. http://www.feedingamerica.org/

 

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - December 8, 2016 at 9:55 pm

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Women’s rights to disappear under Trump/Pence

Please donate to Planned Parenthood for the woman in your life. Our new government hopes to take her rights away.

If you decide to donate like, be sure to make your donation in honor of VP Mike Pence. and, if you can afford it, please make it monthly! He’ll get a thank you message!

Office of Governor Mike Pence
State House
Room 206
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Donate to Planned Parenthood in the name of Mike Pence

Donate to Planned Parenthood in the name of Mike Pence

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Sapient - November 13, 2016 at 12:46 pm

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