Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Something to post at your Congress member's social media pages.

Sent to Rep. Mondaire Jones (D) (NY-17) via Facebook post.

Please feel free to post the same to the Facebook and other social media pages of your Congressional representatives.
You and the entire membership of both houses are racing to throw another $40 Billion for FIVE MORE MONTHS of a war with Russia that you hope will extend it so long that it causes either a degradation of their military or even, in your wildest delusion, regime change.

This is after you gave $13.6 Billion just this year.

Meanwhile, this is enough money for an entire year of HUD's budget.

Or of the SNAP program - in fact, ALL food aid for a year.

Or health insurance for FOUR MILLION Americans.

Or enough to fund 400 school districts for a year.

Or college tuition for ONE MILLION students for a year.

How's the water in Flint? The housing in Chicago? Hunger in Newburgh, NY or Camden, NJ?

You dare pretend to be a progressive?

You are actually tempting nuclear war rather than feed, clothe, house or provide medical care for the people of this country.

(I personally added this:)

Hypocrite. Liar. Psychopath.

Did I leave anything out?

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Urgent: Tell Congress “No nuclear war with Russia.”

Hi!

The admission this past week by a number of members of the US Congress that the US is, in fact, currently in a war warrants a response. So we seek to force Congress to impeach President Joseph Biden if he refuses to stop the hostilities.

We need you to send a note to the Member of the House of Representatives in your district. Apparently, the 435 Members only accept notes from people who live in their district.

You can find your district here:

Please send a note like this to your Congressional Representative after filling in the other required fields in the Congress member's web page e-form:

"I would like to discuss the situation in Ukraine, in particular the fact that a number of members of both houses have told the media that we are at war with Russia and that they intend for the US to win that war.

"Given that there has been no announcement of a declaration of war, nor the passage of an AUMF for such a war, nor approval of the UNSC for military action against Russia, I would like to make some suggestions regarding remedies as afforded by the US Constitution and international law, the former of which, at a minimum, you have sworn to uphold.

"Given the urgent and perhaps existential nature of the current situation, I would like to have this conversation immediately."

The point of the meeting - or the follow-up email if you get a non-responsive reply like I got - is to get them to introduce this Bill of Impeachment:

A single Article of Impeachment in the Bill of Impeachment to be introduced in the House against President Biden:

That President Biden has committed a series of non-neutral and belligerent acts against the Russian Federation without the express authorization of the United States Congress in violation of the War Powers Clause of the US. Constitution, Congress’s own 1973 War Powers Resolution, and the 1907 Hague Convention on Neutrality during Land Warfare to which the United States is a contracting power and is thus “the Supreme Law of the Land” under Article VI of the United States Constitution. The Russian Federation and Ukraine are also contracting parties to this 1907 Hague Convention.

Please copy me into your note when you send it, and send me a copy of their reply when you receive it. And please be sure to include the name of the Representative and the district number and state when you do, so I can place this info on our "big board" for planning our next move.

If above links don't work for you, send your note and the reply to dondebar@gmail.com

Saturday, May 7, 2022

My reply to a recent email blast from the Working Families Party

 


See this.



https://culturacolectiva.com/history/hiroshima-atomic-bomb-nuclear-shadows-history/amp/

That was one person, from one atomic bomb in one city.

The US government - Biden, Congress, Langley and the Pentagon - is at war with Russia, as was admitted by at least 7 different members of Congress this past week. Russia has thousands of warheads, reliable delivery systems and the collective memory of almost 30 million casualties the last time an enemy military was placed where NATO is now placed.

I think you need to evaluate what abortion rights mean in the context of nuclear war. And get busy dealing with the real problem.

If not, please go away and leave me alone. You are either part of the problem, or part of the solution, and this is especially true in matters of an existential nature.

        ------ Original Message ------

 From: reply@workingfamilies.org To: dondebar@optonline.net Sent: Saturday, May 7, 2022 1:05 PM Subject: The day I got my abortion

Hi, Don, I’m Nelini Stamp, and I’m the Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the Working Families Party. First, I wanted to invite you to an Emergency Assembly on Monday I'm hosting along with Elizabeth Warren, Jessica Cisneros, Nida Allam, Summer Lee, and Erica Smith.

I also wanted to share my own story with you.

In September of 2021, I had an abortion.

I was new to Pennsylvania, a state with Republican majorities in both chambers of the legislature, and nervous to even think about the process. I made my appointment, and asked two friends for help afterwards.

I documented that day for myself. I filmed getting ready, wearing a Britney Spears t-shirt and my hair up. I went to the clinic alone. Outside of the building, someone tried to intimidate me into leaving without getting the care I needed.

After the procedure, when I was healing, I took a few more pictures. The plants outside the window. The heating pad for my cramps. I documented it because things seemed gloom and doom-y.

Getting an abortion wasn’t an easy decision for me. But it was absolutely the right decision.

It’s my body and I don’t have to explain my choice, but I’m willing to. I was still battling long COVID, still dealing with extreme exhaustion and other lasting, debilitating symptoms. Honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever want to be a parent or not! But what it boils down to is that in September of 2021, I was not ready to have a child. Period. Full stop.

The day before I had my abortion, Texas SB 8 had just gone into effect, banning all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy — before a lot of people have any idea that they’re pregnant at all.

I was horrified. Horrified that I might never have the choice whether or not to be pregnant again. And devastated that huge numbers of people, in more vulnerable positions or with different circumstances than me, would not have the window or the access to make that decision for themselves.

Every single person in this country should have the right to full reproductive care, including the right to an abortion. Abortions are health care. They have saved so many lives, and changed so many others for the better. They should be free and accessible for everyone. And that should be federal law.

In these last few years, we volunteered. We donated. A lot of us “voted blue no matter who.” We did everything the Democrats told us to do to put them in power, and it worked. They won. So it’s beyond infuriating to look at Washington and see nothing being done as our fundamental rights are stripped away. And it is so, so easy to want to just… give up.

But despite all of that, I won’t. I will keep doing everything in my power to fight against minority rule and authoritarianism in this country. I hope that you’ll keep fighting with me.

At the Working Families Party, we’re building a grassroots power that cannot be ignored. And this Monday, May 9 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, I'll be hosting an Emergency Assembly to discuss reproductive rights, abortion access, and how to make real change in this country. Monday's Emergency Assembly will be joined by Elizabeth Warren, Jessica Cisneros, Nida Allam, Summer Lee, and Erica Smith.

You can RSVP for that here.

In moments like this, I want to remind everyone that we have to fight on all fronts to build the power needed to restore and protect our human rights. Sometimes, that will be through elections. Sometimes, it’ll be direct action, or building alternatives, or unionizing more workers. It’s never one tactic that gets you there, it’s all the tools in the tool box.

Before I sign off, I want to thank you for reading my story. One in four women and people assigned female at birth have an abortion before they turn 45. We’re your mothers, your sisters, your friends, your co-workers. And we’re people with autonomy and the ability to decide what’s best for ourselves. Don’t give up on us.

Join us at Monday’s Emergency Assembly, and let’s keep fighting.

In solidarity,

Nelini Stamp
Director of Strategy and Partnerships
Working Families Party

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