Happy End of 2016 Everyone! Here’s this week’s Actions & Links.
Part 1: What Can We Do Now?
- By tomorrow: Boycott Simon & Schuster. They have just offered Milo Yiannopoulos a book deal and a $250,000 advance. Normalizing hate shouldn’t be profitable: join the boycott of Simon & Schuster books.
- By Friday: Help the NYT Write a Headline. Headlines like “Trump Takes Credit for Sprint Plan to Add 5,000 Jobs” make the Unpresidented-Elect’s bogus claim seem legitimate. It’s not. E-mail Public Editor Liz Spayd at email@example.com and tell her to put more reporting in the Times.
- By Sunday: Call Ryan. Paul Ryan wants to end live-streaming from the House floor. Don’t want anyone to know what you’re up to? 202-225-3031.
Part 2: Mixed Media
- Egregious anti-democracy action you probably haven’t heard of: Republicans are planning on delaying the repeal of Obamacare for FOUR YEARS “to cushion the political blow.” If so many Americans hate it, why wait?
- Easy to forward clip to family and friends: Fox apologizes for outright lying about food stamps.
- Coward of the week award: Jason Chaffetz, who won’t even investigate Russian hacking.
- Hero of the week award: DC City Council passed a law providing paid medical and family leave, which sadly most Americans still don’t have. Thanks DC!
- Here’s your pro-democracy, pro-America pump-up song of the week: One of President Obama’s favorites, from his ’08 and ’12 campaigns.