FREE SCHOOL : GOOD TO BE HOME
Feb
23
12:00 PM12:00

FREE SCHOOL : GOOD TO BE HOME

organized by THE UHM CENTER ON THE FAMILY : BROWN BAG SERIES

Good to be home: A pilot study examining changes in health care utilization among chronically homeless adults in a Housing First program

Sarah Yuan, Javzandulam Azuma + JiYeon Kim

WHEN : Friday, February 23, 2018 / 12:00 – 1:00pm

WHERE : UH Manoa, Miller Hall, Room 2 (2515 Campus Road)

feel free to bring your lunch

Contact Dr. Hua Zan at hzan@hawaii.edu or Dr. Jenjira Yahirun at jyahirun@hawaii.edu with any questions. MORE INFO

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FREE SCREENING : AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US
Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

FREE SCREENING : AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US

hosted by Refuse Fascism Honolulu

Informal potluck + a short discussion on immigration precedes the screening of "And Then They Came for US" by Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider (2017, 47 mins)

In 1942 Executive Order 9066 paved the way for the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. This 45 minute film features Japanese Americans as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban and features newfound photos by Dorothea Lange. 

WHEN : Saturday, February 24 at 6 - 8 PM

WHERE : Church of the Crossroads (1212 University Avenue)

more about the FILM

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PLANNING MEETING
Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

PLANNING MEETING

Hawai‘i J20+ PLANNING MEETING

ORGANIZE • EDUCATE • PROTEST
Join us in Resisting Trumpism! Bring your hands, hearts + brains. 

WHEN : noon to 2pm
WHERE : UH Manoa, Saunders Hall Courtyard

WHAT : 

- Debrief of recent activities (approx. 15 mins)

- Committee Reports (approx. 20 mins)

- Revisit Mueller Firing Contingency Plan in light of McCabe’s Resignation (approx. 15 mins)

- New Business? (approx. 10 mins)

- Timely Topic – Healthcare-for-All

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Feb
27
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

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WHEN : Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

READINGS : Chapters 5 of Dark Money by Jane Meyer (as epub and PDF)

and the following related articles:

Philanthropy In America Is Becoming 'Ideological Arms Race,' Author Says
https://www.npr.org/2017/04/16/522095087/philanthropy-in-america-is-becoming-ideological-arms-race-author-says

Is Philanthropy Bad for Democracy?
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/10/is-philanthropy-good-for-democracy/381996/

Policy Plutocrats: How America’s Wealthy Seek to Influence Governance

And for folks who want to read a whole book on this topic, here's a review of The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
 

The book is particularly good at capturing something that discussions of elite philanthropy often miss: The distance between elite “charity” and elite political influence is small and shrinking. The philanthropists profiled here are strategic actors trying to bring about particular outcomes, and they are eager to use their influence in a range of sectors to do so. Foundations interested in changing the educational sphere might spend money both to support charter schools and to lobby for school privatization policies. We often think of charitable donations and elite political influence as categorically distinct activities, but Callahan’s subjects are Good Samaritans and political animals at the same time.
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#solidarityalert FREE CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP
Mar
3
8:00 AM08:00

#solidarityalert FREE CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP

Co-sponsored by: Catholic Diocese Office for Social Ministry, Hawaii Coalition for Civil Rights, Hawai'i Peace and Justice, Hawai'i Friends of Civil Rights, Aikea Movement.

- One-on-one assistance in filling out the N-400 (Naturalization Form)
- Legal consultation (only on your citizenship process)
- Education materials
- Fee waiver information

MORE INFO

WHEN : Saturday, March 3 at 8 AM - 4 PM

WHERE : Blaisdell Center 777 Ward Ave

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Mar
6
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Mar
13
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Mar
20
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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FREE SCHOOL : Automatic Art, Automated Trading
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

FREE SCHOOL : Automatic Art, Automated Trading

Automatic Art, Automated Trading

Arne De Boever

Arne De Boever teaches American Studies in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts, where he also directs the MA Aesthetics and Politics program. He is the author of States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel (2012) and Narrative Care (2013) and editor of Gilbert Simondon: Being and Technology (2012) and The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Vol. 1 (2013). He edits Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy and the critical theory/philosophy section of the Los Angeles Review of Books. He is also a member of the boundary 2 collective and an Advisory Editor for the Oxford Literary Review.

When : Weds, March 21, 12 noon to 1:15pm
Where : Burns Hall Rm. 2118 (East/West Center) UH Manoa

Organized by the UH Cultural Studies Program. 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Mar
27
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Apr
3
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Apr
10
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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FREE SCREENING : "216 BEACH WALK, WAIKIKI" WITH DIRECTOR + PANEL
Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCREENING : "216 BEACH WALK, WAIKIKI" WITH DIRECTOR + PANEL

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216 BEACH WALK, WAIKIKI

by Alan Marcus (2018, 30mins)

WHEN : Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 - 8:00pm

WHERE : WHERE : UH Manoa ART Building (Room 101) 

The film's title refers to the former address of author Jack London during his final year in Hawaii in 1915 when he was stimulating interest in the islands through his writings.  By chance, the same location is now the back door of Trump Int’l Hotel Waikiki.  In the film, high-rise developments serve as magnified totems for a heavily congested urban environment fuelled by Waikiki’s fabled touristic appeal.  The film questions this interpretation of a paradisiacal paradigm in what could otherwise be termed a post-traumatic site, drawing on the creation and toxicity of the Ala Wai Canal as a potent metaphorical comment.  This research project received funding from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

Alan Marcus is is a film practitioner, cultural historian and Professor of Film and Visual Culture at the University of Aberdeen. 

Panelists

+ Sean Connelly is a designer, creative producer, architect, artist, urban ecologist, and educator. He holds a Doctorate of Architecture from the University of Hawai‘i and a Master in Design in Landscape, Urbanism, and Ecology from Harvard University. He is also the author and producer of Hawai'i Futures, a virtual intervention for island urbanism. 

+ Ross W. Stephenson's research covers the development of Waikiki from 1890-1959. Topics include applicable planning theory, population growth, public input, government policy and decisions, investment, infrastructure and the resulting change in the physical landscape.  He has participated in community projects including land use planning, reforestation, cemetery restoration, building rehabilitation, economic revitalization, and resource nominations to both the Hawai‘i State and National Registers of Historic Places.  He is a former Historian for the Hawai‘i Historic Preservation Office of State Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Apr
17
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Apr
24
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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FREE SCHOOL : Lost in Translation
Feb
21
12:00 PM12:00

FREE SCHOOL : Lost in Translation

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Lost in Translation : Social Movements and the New Political Imagination

Žiga Vodovnik

Vodovnik, PhD, is Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His teaching and research focus on contemporary political theories and praxes, social movements, and the history of political ideas.

When : Weds, February 21, 12 noon to 1:15pm
Where : Burns Hall Rm. 2118 (East/West Center) UH Manoa

Organized by the UH Cultural Studies Program. 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Feb
20
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : To Be Determined Just Prior

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FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : RADICAL READING GROUP

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WHEN : Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30pm
WHERE : Chiko's Tavern (930 McCully)

READINGS : Chapters 4 of Dark Money by Jane Meyer (as epub and PDF)

SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS + VIDEO:

Northern European models of government - 
https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21571136-politicians-both-right-and-left-could-learn-nordic-countries-next-supermodel

Nordic welfare model http://www.nordicwelfare.org/PageFiles/7117/Nordic_Welfare_Model_Web.pdf

Global inequality showing contrast between US & Western Europe https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/15/u-s-lawmakers-are-redistributing-income-from-the-poor-to-the-rich-according-to-massive-new-study/?utm_term=.c138d7c420c7

VIDEO : What’s Wrong with Capitalism Part 1  https://youtu.be/gJW4-cOZt8A

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Feb
13
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

1- DREAMERS AND THE IMMIGRATION BILL should hit the Senate floor this week, and we’ll be talking with our Senators about the continued importance of protecting Dreamers without using then as a pawn in some GOP fueled rabbit hole of racism and nativism. We want a clean bill with no amendments that are anti-family.

2- INFRASTRUCTURE is the latest shiny object, and the intel already rolling out shows that Trump’s strategy is to sell off some of the nation’s resources - everything from airports to roadways to power generation to park areas. It’s literally highway robbery. Trump’s efforts to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system has already been shot down by Congress, and now it seems we’ll need that strength again. Infrastructure has been one area where bipartisan work has seemed feasible. We’ll talk with our Members of Congress staffs about that feasibility now and what’s at stake for Hawaii and the nation. 

3- SECURITY CLEARANCES MATTER!  What’s going on with this WH and security clearances? Dozens of people with daily access to sensitive material continue to work in the building without clearances and no one seems to care! What are our MOCs doing about this, along with the numerous unfilled positions and other critical government work that this administration seems hell-bent on deconstructing? 

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PLANNING MEETING
Feb
11
12:00 PM12:00

PLANNING MEETING

Hawai‘i J20+ PLANNING MEETING

ORGANIZE • EDUCATE • PROTEST
Join us in Resisting Trumpism! Bring your hands, hearts + brains. 

WHEN : noon to 2pm
WHERE : UH Manoa, Saunders Hall Courtyard

WHAT : 

  • Review of mission/vision: refreshing our memories of core principles and our interpretations

  • Rapid response planning

  • Continuation of discussion of organizational methods and principles

  • Committee reports

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FREE SCHOOL : The Need for an Indigenous Land and Sea Ethic
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

FREE SCHOOL : The Need for an Indigenous Land and Sea Ethic

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The Need for an Indigenous Land and Sea Ethic

Walter Echo-Hawk

Echo-Hawk is a renowned Native American attorney, tribal judge, activist, law professor, and author of the Courts of the Conqueror: The 10 Worst Indian Law Cases Ever Decided (2010) and In the Light of Justice (2013). 

WHEN : February 8, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
WHERE UH Manoa, Art Auditorium

Organized by UHM American Studies and WSR School of Law

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Feb
6
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

1. THE WAR ON OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM PUTS EVERYONE IN DANGER AND MUST BE STOPPED. As former CIA director John Brennan (who’s had plenty of fights with Democrats) said on Sunday, “Nunes has abused the chairmanship of the committee, and I don’t say that lightly.” Nunes' release of the GOP memo takes national security, politicizes it with selective edits and editorial remarks, and intentionally stirs questions of misbehavior on the part of our FBI and DOJ. Trump follows with comments calling those agencies “a disgrace.” All of this is a concerted, orchestrated effort to fuel mistrust of our rule of law and the professionals in those jobs so that Trump can swoop in and “save us” from their misdeeds. The confusion they’ve generated is calculated and intentional, done to set up Trump as the one man who can save us - a preferred tactic of authoritarian governments the world over throughout history. BUT WE KNOW BETTER. We will ask our MOCs to go to the floors of the House and Senate and read the Democrats’ memo from the same committee into the Congressional Record, making the lies and falsehoods and misstatements made by the GOP public and crystal clear. We will ask what steps they are taking to preserve the integrity of these agencies and the rank and file professionals (and their families) from this targeted misinformation campaign. And we will demand to know what steps will be taken by Democrats now and over the coming weeks to tamp down the undercurrent building a fraudulent case for the firing of Rosenstein and Mueller. To stay silent during these dangerous days is to give credence to this gross miscarriage of justice. This isn’t a partisan issue. It’s about the fundamental tenets on which our nation is built. Silence and deferral isn’t an option. 

2. HOW TIMES FLIES. With just a few days of Congressional business on the calendar between the end of the last shutdown and the Feb 8 due date, we once again face a cliff: do we stand behind our fundamental beliefs —that immigrants are the foundation of our nation, that community health centers are essential to our collective health and well being, and that promises made to DREAMers must be kept — or do we keep kicking the can down the road, putting American lives, American families, and American values in grave jeopardy? We expect our MOCs to speak loudly and to tow the line. The only deals to be made are those that protect these values. And if shutting it down is what it takes, then that’s what we do. 

3. MEANWHILE, BACK ON THE STREETS OF THE United States, school shootings are something we’ve grown immune to, barely registering on the daily news cycle amidst political corruption and confusion. But in Kentucky, Bailey Holt’s mom still holds the memory of her daughter’s call, unable to speak as she died from a gunshot wound. They stand with the family of another student who died, and 16 others who kids were injured — all because we don’t have the basic decency to keep guns out of schools. Remember Las Vegas, the 9th island, and the bipartisan demand that “bump stops” be banned? There was lots of flurry, but again, no action. Even that bill has not been passed. Congress is sent to Washington to do its job, and we demand that our MOCs continue to forge ahead to get that critical work done. Address guns and ban bump stocks. Children are dying in our schools, and history will conclude we just didn’t care. We are better than this. 

4. "THE DNC IS A HOT MESS." That’s the view of a terrific Democrat running for the United States Senate, challenging a Republican who wreaks havoc on the country while Democrats try to figure out a message, a strategy and a plan. We are better than this, and our MOCs have the collective voice and intelligence to right the ship. We will ask them what the strategy is (again), and we will ask that they be part of the solution, not the silent problem. 

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PLANNING MEETING
Feb
4
12:00 PM12:00

PLANNING MEETING

Hawai‘i J20+ PLANNING MEETING

ORGANIZE • EDUCATE • PROTEST
Join us in Resisting Trumpism! Bring your hands, hearts + brains. 

WHEN : noon to 2pm
WHERE : UH Manoa, Saunders Hall Courtyard

WHAT : 

- Debrief of recent activities (approx. 15 mins)

- Committee Reports (approx. 20 mins)

- Revisit Mueller Firing Contingency Plan in light of McCabe’s Resignation (approx. 15 mins)

- New Business? (approx. 10 mins)

- Timely Topic – Jairus Grove + discussion (approx. 30 mins)

- Discussion requested by Carolyn + Liz (approx. 30 mins)

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jan
30
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

1- DREAMERS and IMMIGRATION: They’ve kicked the can down the road, and now we’re staring at a week to get a deal or face another shutdown. What’s the plan? Where’s the strategy? We will once again let our Members of Congress know that we expect a clean DREAMer bill, and we expect them to protect immigrants already here and looking to come here. Any plays by the GOP to diminish that outcome are simply unacceptable. 

2- The STATE OF THE UNION comes tomorrow night. As Sen. Schatz said in a recent tweet, he will read the prepared words and the media will swoon like it’s the Gettysburg Address. It’s not. And chances are he’ll see a bump in his favorability numbers. Don’t take the bait that he’s starting to gain traction. Democrats must remain strong and defiant on all issues related to this administration —immigration, the Mueller investigation (and protecting him), health care, and the rights and protections of vulnerable communities. We cannot be brought to the table by his deceit and lies. 

3- ANDREW McCABE’S RESIGNATION suggests Trump’s purge of those who question him and his dealings is underway. Democrats cannot sit by silently and watch this civil servant take a lashing from the GOP. This president’s bullying and lying about those who disagree with him(not to mention asking civil servants who they voted for) flies in the face of everything our government is built upon. Over the weekend, GOP members of Congress deferred when asked about the likelihood of the president firing Mueller —a significant change in tenor from their remarks six months ago that such action would create a constitutional crisis. We cannot let the GOP and Trump run roughshod over civil servants, our rule of law, and the future of our country. We expect our Members to speak loudly and to work with their peers to reach all Americans and let the nation know that this is not right, it’s not acceptable, and it’s just not how we run a great nation. 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jan
23
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS :

1- DACA and the SHUTDOWN: We want a clean DACA bill now AND we want a majority party after the 2018 elections. This weekend's flurry might have been progress - or it may have been a disastrous game of chicken, given that Dems voted to re-open for 3 weeks on a promise from a man who's not kept a promise yet. Sen. Hirono voted NO on reopening the government, not trusting that promise, while Sen. Schatz voted yes. Let's hear what they have to say, but let's not lose focus on why we're out there every week: this is not a country where we turn our back on immigrants, nor is it one where we build walls to keep people out.

2- This is THE year. 2018 elections across the country can put a stop to so much of this madness. We want to hear their strategy and we want them to know we are not backing down, slowing down, or accepting anything less than commitment to the issues we care about.

3- The shiny new toys keep taking all the oxygen, but this administration's hate-filled rhetoric is tearing the country apart, and the Mueller investigation needs our complete support. What are our MOCs doing in Washington to keep the pressure on the WH and their incessant bullying, lying, and destruction of our republic? It's been a year, and we may not survive another one.

 

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JAN 20 PEOPLE'S RALLY
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

JAN 20 PEOPLE'S RALLY

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JOIN US!! ONE YEAR IS ALREADY TOO LONG!

On the anniversary of Trump's inauguration, Women's March O‘ahu is planning a People's Rally and has invited a broad spectrum of activist groups. 

Hawai‘i J20 + Trump Chicken will be among them to:
• build momentum to fight for the Ho‘okipa Bill (Sanctuary State and City)
• show up as Billionaires for Trump to make visible the GOP's massive transfer of wealth
Email us if you want to join in the shenanigans. MORE INFO

WHEN : Saturday, January 20, 10am to 2pm
WHERE : Hawai‘i State Capitol 


ALSO...

WORLD CAN'T WAIT / REFUSE FASCISM is hosting a march to the Trump Tower from 5-7pm. Gather at Gateway Park (at the corner of Kalakaua/Kuhio near the entrance to Waikiki) at 5pm to hold signs before taking off for a noisy march through Waikiki's restaurant district to Trump Tower at 5:30. MORE INFO

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FREE SCHOOL : THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
Jan
19
2:30 PM14:30

FREE SCHOOL : THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

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POLITICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!
The Return to Nuclear War Fighting, Terror, and the New Normal

Jairus Victor Grove

UHManoa Department of Political Science

WHAT : Our fear is acute but the crisis is systemic and a long time in the making. I will do my best to sketch out the emerging Trump Doctrine of nuclear war fighting and how the expansion of executive war powers since World War II enabled it. Furthermore, there is a growing vanguard of strategic thinkers arguing in favor of a new generation of nuclear weapons that would be more useable against competitors like Russia and China but also useable against states like North Korea. I will lay out why the state of concern is based on real changes to nuclear posture and how the instability of this president has drawn attention to a slow brewing constitutional crisis over nuclear command. We live in a country with a nuclear sovereign with no institutional limits. Recent events demand a renewed effort for disarmament and the necessity to demand democratic control of nuclear weapons until they can all be destroyed. I am also happy to answer any question about specific nuclear threats or the recent error in the ballistic missile warning system.  

WHEN : Friday, January 19, 2018 / 2:30 – 4:00 pm

WHERE :  UH MANOA, SAUNDERS HALL room 624, Harry Friedman Room

Partially sponsored by the Student Activity and Program Fee Board (SAPFB)

NOTE: Colloquium is open to members and guests of the Department of Political Science. No recordings or videotaping permitted

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WHEN : Thursday, January 18 / 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2

RSVP Required : jaclhon@gmail.com

Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General for the United States during the Obama administration, will speak about his work representing the Plaintiffs in Hawai‘i v. Trump, the travel ban case. He has argued this case before Judge Watson in the Honolulu federal District Court and twice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

As Acting Solicitor General, Mr. Katyal also issued the first public confession by the Justice
Department regarding its biased involvement in the Hirabayashi and Korematsu cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to that, Mr. Katyal also won the landmark decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which successfully challenged the military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay.

With Introductions from:

  • Deidre Marie-Iha, Deputy Attorney General, State of Hawai‘i
  • Eric K. Yamamoto, Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice, William S. Richardson School of Law
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FREE SCHOOL : AN EVENING WITH NEAL KATYAL
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

FREE SCHOOL : AN EVENING WITH NEAL KATYAL

organized by the Japanese American Citizens League-Honolulu Chapter and the William S. Richardson School of Law

An Evening with Neal Katyal

“From Korematsu to the Travel Ban: Guarding Against Executive Abuse”

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WHEN : Thursday, January 18 / 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: William S. Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2

RSVP Required : jaclhon@gmail.com

Neal Katyal, former Acting Solicitor General for the United States during the Obama administration, will speak about his work representing the Plaintiffs in Hawai‘i v. Trump, the travel ban case. He has argued this case before Judge Watson in the Honolulu federal District Court and twice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

As Acting Solicitor General, Mr. Katyal also issued the first public confession by the Justice
Department regarding its biased involvement in the Hirabayashi and Korematsu cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to that, Mr. Katyal also won the landmark decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which successfully challenged the military tribunals in Guantanamo Bay.

With Introductions from:

  • Deidre Marie-Iha, Deputy Attorney General, State of Hawai‘i
  • Eric K. Yamamoto, Fred T. Korematsu Professor of Law and Social Justice, William S. Richardson School of Law
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FREE SCHOOL : How to get to Universal Health Care in Hawai‘i and the U.S.
Jan
16
5:00 PM17:00

FREE SCHOOL : How to get to Universal Health Care in Hawai‘i and the U.S.

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Let's build a movement to demand universal healthcare in the US!

Overview, Analysis + Solutions / The Broken US Healthcare System

Stephen Kemble will present an overview of the broken US Healthcare System and the impact of the recent GOPtaxscam. He will provide insights on how to effectively influence national and Hawai‘i State politics in making reforms to improve the healthcare system. 

Kemble is a professor at the UHM School of Medicine. He is a past president of both the Hawai‘i Psychiatric Medical Association and the Hawai‘i Medical Association. Dr. Kemble has a longstanding interest in health care reform, and he has been appointed to the Hawai‘i Health Authority, charged with overall health planning for the State of Hawai‘i and with designing a universal health care system covering everyone in the State. He is a psychiatrist in private practice and also teaches psychiatric aspects of general medical care to internal medicine residents.

WHAT : 45 min presentation followed by discussion on building a movement to demand universal healthcare in the US

WHEN : Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 / 5 to 630pm

WHERE : UH Manoa ART Building (Room 101) 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jan
16
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS :

1- SATURDAY MORNING WAS UNACCEPTABLE! We want intel from our Members of Congress about what they knew and when they knew it, and we want to know what steps are being taken to establish safeguards, re-establish community trust and credibility, and truly create a system and infrastructure that protects the people of Hawaii. 

2- WHILE WE RAN IN FEAR, TRUMP GOLFED. We’ve always known we’re a breath away from being Puerto Rico, and now Trump has confirmed it. He knew within three minutes that it was a false alarm and could have turned to Twitter, “his generals,” and others. Instead, he golfed. Never did he reach out to Governor Ige (that we know about). Never did he address the people of Hawaii. Instead, his staff issued a tepid statement that clearly pointed blame at the state. And he golfed. We want to know how our MOCs plan to respond to his dismissal of these American citizens, their constituents. We want to know what they plan to do to make clear to him that it’s his bullying and man-child behavior that got us here in the first place. While he golfed, a little boy in Hawaii said to his parents, “I’m too young to die.” Another one asked, “Am I going to melt?” He’s done nothing to protect Americans, and under his watch, children legitimately wonder if they’re going to melt. Enough is enough. 

3- CLEAR DREAM ACT OR SHUT IT DOWN! Enough already! We’ve seen time and time and time again that working with this man doesn’t work. If he remembers his promises, he betrays them. He cannot, nor should not, be trusted nor coddled. It’s simple: Democrats made a promise to these young people. Now we need to keep it. 

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MARTIN LUTHER KING PARADE + RALLY
Jan
15
9:00 AM09:00

MARTIN LUTHER KING PARADE + RALLY

TWO INVITATIONS!

The Hawaii Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition parade begins at Magic Island with the formation of organizations at 7:30 a.m., then moves out 9:00 a.m., traveling on Kalakaua Avenue through Waikiki to Kapiolani Park. It is culminated with a unity rally celebration, which includes food, community booths, and camaraderie.

From WORLD CAN'T WAIT / REFUSE FASCISM - All individuals and organizations who oppose the Trump/Pence Regime are invited to join its contingent in the Annual MLK Day Parade. 

Our contingent will begin forming at 8am at Magic Island. Look for the blue world flags on our truck. The parade begins at 9am and will proceed along Kalakaua Avenue to Kapiolani Park. You can then ride back to Magic Island or stay for the Unity Rally at Kapiolani Park for an afternoon of music, food, and much more. RSVP + MORE INFO

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LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW PANEL DISCUSSION
Jan
11
12:00 PM12:00

LEGISLATIVE PREVIEW PANEL DISCUSSION

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hosted by Honolulu Civil Beat + Common Cause

WHEN : Thursday, January 11 at 12 to 1pm

WHERE : State of Hawai‘i Legislature, 415 South Beretania Street, Room 329 (Map)

WHAT : Panel will address major issues that will come up in the 2018 Legislature and some that may not, but should. Moderated by Civil Beat's Chad Blair. Panelists to be announced. MORE INFO

RSVP Required

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#ResistTrumpTuesday ON THURSDAY
Jan
11
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday ON THURSDAY

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

SLIGHT CHANGE IN PLANS THIS WEEK!

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Thursday, Jan 11 / Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

1- TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR KIDS and DREAMERS! We keep talking about it, they keep promising, and nothing is happening. Kids and families who depend on CHIP are facing an uncertain future, and our DREAMERS are facing uncertainty and deportation. These issues haven’t been controversial until this administration (and this Congress) decided to hold them ransom for their greedy special interests. It’s time for our Dems to say NO MORE and not participate in the GOP nonsense until these issues are resolved. 

2- TRUMP’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS will once again reward the 1% with fat contracts and gigs without taking care of local communities that desperately need funds to improve badly aged and deteriorating roads, bridges, ports, and so much more. #StopTrumpTrolls is the national battle cry for this thievery, and we will be front and center with our MOCs demanding that they not fall for this bait-and-switch plan. We know what the “tax reform” legislation meant for working people, and this one’s likely to be even worse. 

3- DEMAGOGUERY and CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR ARE HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT. It’s out there for us to see everyday, from Twitter to the headlines to the well researched reports of media around the country. And yet, somehow, we look the other way, saying it’s “Trump being Trump.” No. That cannot continue. Our Members of Congress are required by their oath of office to “Support and defend the Constitution…against all enemies foreign and domestic…and take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion…” Let’s make 2018 the year they do exactly that - speak loudly and forcefully on these very points, that this administration is damaging us on the world stage, robbing our people of their rights and their access to basic services, and undoing everything the Constitution they swear to defend establishes for us. If not now, when? If not us, who? 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jan
9
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

SLIGHT CHANGE IN PLANS THIS WEEK!

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

We will visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Thursday, Jan 11 / Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : 

1- TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR KIDS and DREAMERS! We keep talking about it, they keep promising, and nothing is happening. Kids and families who depend on CHIP are facing an uncertain future, and our DREAMERS are facing uncertainty and deportation. These issues haven’t been controversial until this administration (and this Congress) decided to hold them ransom for their greedy special interests. It’s time for our Dems to say NO MORE and not participate in the GOP nonsense until these issues are resolved. 

2- TRUMP’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS will once again reward the 1% with fat contracts and gigs without taking care of local communities that desperately need funds to improve badly aged and deteriorating roads, bridges, ports, and so much more. #StopTrumpTrolls is the national battle cry for this thievery, and we will be front and center with our MOCs demanding that they not fall for this bait-and-switch plan. We know what the “tax reform” legislation meant for working people, and this one’s likely to be even worse. 

3- DEMAGOGUERY and CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR ARE HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT. It’s out there for us to see everyday, from Twitter to the headlines to the well researched reports of media around the country. And yet, somehow, we look the other way, saying it’s “Trump being Trump.” No. That cannot continue. Our Members of Congress are required by their oath of office to “Support and defend the Constitution…against all enemies foreign and domestic…and take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion…” Let’s make 2018 the year they do exactly that - speak loudly and forcefully on these very points, that this administration is damaging us on the world stage, robbing our people of their rights and their access to basic services, and undoing everything the Constitution they swear to defend establishes for us. If not now, when? If not us, who? 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Jan
2
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS :

1- THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION continues to take GOP fire, lately from Devin Nunes, who is back from his benching and threatening to dismantle the House investigation and issue a "corruption expose" about the FBI. Also, our very own Tulsi Gabbard didn't join 171 democrats in a letter supporting Mueller and his investigation. We want to know what our MOCs are doing to protect the investigation, and specifically, why Tulsi chose to ignore her colleagues and the letter.

2- CHIP, DACA, HEALTH CARE. A new year, the same issues. It's past time for the Dems to get this stuff done. Kids' lives hang in the balance, young people to whom we've made a promise are still scared, and our health care markets are in trouble. "We don't have the votes" isn't enough. This work is too important. What are our MOCs doing to do their job?

3- TRUMP'S HEALTH & MENTAL STATE has long been discussed in back rooms and whispers, but now it's starting to take center stage. The man's vocabulary alone is enough to create concern, along with the NYT interview that made absolutely no sense. Is Congress going to continue to remain quiet on these concerns or will 2018 be the year they shine light on his clear inability to serve?

 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Dec
19
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS : We’ve all furious about the banning of words from the CDC’s budget requests, but let’s remember to keep our eye of the legislative balls facing our MOCs this week. We know by now that this administration loves to toss shiny new objects out there when they want to deflect our attention —but fortunately, we are so much smarter than they are, and our memory is long and focused. 

1- THE BUDGET & A LOOMING SHUTDOWN: No clean dream act, no budget. It’s that simple. Shut it down. Shut it all down. We expect our Members of Congress to raise hell on the floors of the House and Senate and in front of the cameras. We promised these young people. Now deliver on that promise. 

2- #TrumpTaxScam: This isn’t a tax bill. It’s a reallocation of wealth and a dismantling of health care. Republicans are selling out left and right to support this thing. We expect our Members of Congress to call them out on their sell-out and to remind Americans who these people really are. We also expect them to fight it to the bitter end. Don’t get sucked into their promises and deal-making. This is a BAD BILL for Americans, and no tinkering around the edges will fix it. This is their monkey and their circus - not ours. 

3- SEAT DOUG JONES! There is no reason whatsoever for his seating to drag into 2018. You know it. We know it. We cannot allow this miscarriage of process do go by without noise and consequences. 

4- And of course there’s so much more: those banned words, sexual harassment and consequences (we can’t hear you, Sen. Schatz), the egregious and idiotic appointments to the bench, and the rumors about firing Mueller and the ongoing “fake news” raging on the right about the investigation. Timing allowed, we’ll cover this too, and we’ll keep these things on the list until we get the resolution we want. 

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#ResistTrumpTuesday
Dec
12
11:45 AM11:45

#ResistTrumpTuesday

Visit Hawai‘i Senators and Representatives offices every Tuesday to express your views on the most urgent matters. 

WHAT, WHERE + WHEN

Option 1 : Visit the offices of Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, and Rep. Gabbard Federal Building at 300 Ala Moana (gather at 11:45am at Ala Moana/Makai side entrance)

Option 2 : Visit Rep Hanabusa's office on Fort Street at noon (1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1910)

NOTE : Bring a photo ID

TALKING POINTS :

1- #MeToo applies to the predator in chief as well! We all heard Nikki Haley say that the women who’ve accused Trump deserve to be heard. She’s right! We are demanding that our MOCs stand up and call for investigations into these accounts, that Trump be held to the same standard as business leaders and MOCs who’ve been forced from their positions because of their inappropriate, illegal, and boorish behaviors. The era of men like Roy Moore and Trump holding power and abusing women has to end, and the two of them must be held accountable for their actions. The president must be asked to resign, and should Moore win, the Senate must immediately begin ethics committee work to unseat him.

2- The Senate passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the budget for two weeks while sorting the various GOP legislative disasters. Senator Hirono joined 13 other Senators in voting NO on the CR because of her stance that we cannot move forward without stabilized health care markets, CHIP funding, and a clean DREAM act. Senator Schatz did not take that position, nor is he joining with other Senators demanding a clean DREAM act. We will thank Sen. Hirono for her courageous stance and ask her to continue to stand firm. From Senator Schatz, we want to know why he’s willing to trade Dreamers for this GOP deal. He cannot cave to their deceit. He can’t let down the people of Hawaii who depend on him. 

3- Bernie Sanders said on Sunday that “we’re not there yet” when asked about moving ahead with impeachment efforts, that “the country has to be brought along” and understand the charges and the Mueller findings. Meanwhile, Fox News and others have started their slow drip attack on the Mueller investigation, clearly agreeing with Sanders' theory and doing their part to ensure their viewers find it corrupt and wrong. We expect our MOCs to echo Sen. Sanders, that the GOP loved Mueller when he was at the FBI, but now that he’s investigating Trump, they say he’s corrupt. We cannot let the GOP get away with duping the American people so they can keep their predator-in-chief in the White House. We expect our MOCs to speak loudly and continuously on the importance of the Mueller investigation as well as investigations into the horrific stories of abuse and assault by the president. 

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