21 thoughts on “Workers, Native Americans against Trump’s shutdown

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  4. The Interior Department just called dozens of furloughed staff back to work in a rush to sell offshore drilling rights to the highest bidder.

    This is outrageous, Lola.

    The shutdown has already left national parks in chaos, slashed critical enforcement by the EPA, and left more than 800,000 workers without a paycheck. And offshore drilling of all things should not be given the priority.

    We need your help to block this drilling plan. We’re already pushing Congress to challenge these plans. But we need to ramp up the pressure — driving calls to the Interior Department and getting teams to Capitol Hill. ..

    I want you to know that we CAN win this fight and protect our coasts from dirty and dangerous offshore drilling. When Ryan Zinke first released a draft of the offshore drilling plan, there was MASSIVE blowback from the environmental movement. Now that Zinke has resigned in disgrace, we have the opportunity to make this plan so toxic that Zinke’s replacement decides it’s not worth it.

    If we fight hard enough, we can protect our coasts from Trump, but we have to move on it now. …

    Sincerely,

    Gene Karpinski
    President
    League of Conservation Voters

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  7. The Trump administration and the leadership at the Interior Department have sunk to a new low, Lola.

    The League of Conservation Voters has just learned that Interior has ordered dozens of furloughed staff back to work in a rush to sell offshore drilling rights to the highest bidder.

    The shutdown has already left national parks in chaos, slashed critical enforcement by the EPA, and left more than 800,000 workers without a paycheck. And offshore drilling of all things should not be given the priority.

    We need your help to block this drilling plan. We’re already pushing Congress to challenge these plans. But we need to ramp up the pressure — driving calls to the Interior Department and getting teams to Capitol Hill.

    We can win this, but we don’t have the resources right now. Please, Lola — the best thing you can do to help right now is renew your membership for 2019. Right now, it only costs $5.

    I want you to know that we CAN win this fight and protect our coasts from dirty and dangerous offshore drilling. When Ryan Zinke first released a draft of the offshore drilling plan, there was MASSIVE blowback from the environmental movement. Now that Zinke has resigned in disgrace, we have the opportunity to make this plan so toxic that Zinke’s replacement decides it’s not worth it.

    If we fight hard enough, we can protect our coasts from Trump, but we have to move on it now.

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  8. And when Trump’s billionaire commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, was told that some federal workers are going to homeless shelters to get food, he said “I don’t really quite understand why” and suggested they just get a loan.2

    Mitch McConnell is just going along with Trump even though yesterday 52 Senators–including 6 Republicans–voted to reopen the government without a dime of wall money.

    It’s time to turn up the pressure and get out in the streets, and we’re joining allies for a big day of protest action across the country on January 29 to help demand Republicans reopen the government now.

    Will you chip in $5 to help demand that Congress end this shutdown with NO wall money?

    Domestic violence shelters are running out of money.3 Food stamps are about to be cut off. Air traffic controllers say the shutdown is causing safety risks and “routine mistakes.”4

    But Trump and his friends clearly don’t get it. First, Lara Trump said the shutdown is just “a little bit of pain” for government workers.5 Then, his billionaire Commerce Secretary said that federal workers just just “get a loan” to feed their families.

    Trump’s approval rating is in free fall.6 Voters are fed up with the shutdown and don’t support the wall.

    But Trump and McConnell STILL are refusing to reopen the government until he gets his $5.7 billion in wall funding. We cannot let that happen, because If Democrats give in and let Trump have his wall money, then he will simply shut down the government again the next time he doesn’t get his way.

    We’re already seeing cracks in the wall of Republican opposition, with Republican senators up for reelection in 2020 such as Cory Gardner voting to end the shutdown without funding the wall. Now we need to turn up the heat further by focusing on the personal stories of families being hurt by the shutdown, including U.S. Coast Guard service members going to food banks and homeless families who can’t get the loan assistance they need to get into their homes.

    If Trump wants to keep the government closed until April, we’ll make him pay the price.

    Will you chip in $5 to help demand end the shutdown with NO wall money?

    Thank you for joining in.

    –Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Holly, Kathy, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Emma, Pilar, Natalie, Melody, Lindsay, Pam, Ryan, and Sonja, the UltraViolet Action team

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    Sources:

    1. White House seeks list of programs that would be hurt if shutdown lasts into March, Washington Post, January 23, 2019

    2. Another Loan? Furloughed Employees Balk at Wilbur Ross’s Suggestion, New York Times, January 24, 2019

    3. Shutdown’s Pain Cuts Deep for the Homeless and Other Vulnerable Americans, New York Times, January 21, 2019

    4. Air traffic controllers union chief says shutdown causing ‘routine mistakes’, CNN, January 24, 2019

    5. Lara Trump sparks fury, ‘Marie Antoinette’ comparisons for saying federal workers need to ‘sacrifice’ during shutdown, Marin Independent Journal, January 24, 2019

    6. How unpopular is Donald Trump?, FiveThirtyEight, January 25, 2019

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