Yes, I, too would rather be discussing the merits of different organizational systems. But Democracy is more important.
US citizen readers, I need you to do the following things today.
Call your members of congress https://myreps.datamade.us/ (<–note: may be out of date if you have a new MOC from the last election)— senators and congressperson and demand that:
1. Trump be impeached or resign
2. Cruz resign
3. Hawley resign
Why? If you missed the news and were actually able to work yesterday: These three people helped incite a riot and attempted coup which resulted in congress being evacuated and at least one death. So far only 25 people have been arrested (earlier numbers said 13) and possibly some congressional police have been fired for their part in helping protestors in, but that may be an internet rumor. Washington Post is calling for impeachment and resignations. We should be too.
If you can’t leave a message, you can send a fax https://faxzero.com/fax_senate.php ,
If you can’t do that, you can send an email or a postcard (or keep trying).
Do this if your MOC are democrats (they need the support) or Republicans (they can put pressure AND they will learn that they cannot join the seditionists with impunity).
Next: Check to see if your Congressperson is on this list of 138 congresspeople who voted to overturn a free and fair election. If so, then call them and tell them it was wrong. I called at 5am this morning and my congressman himself answered the phone and tried to convince me that the debate on the floor made it clear… he hung up on me when I called him a traitor to democracy. It’s not likely that your congressperson will answer themselves (and fax if you don’t want to talk!), but they need to know that attempted coups are unacceptable. How much further can they go? Do we want to let them find out? [NOTE: IF THERE WAS AN ELECTION IN YOUR DISTRICT, your congressperson may have changed! The new congresspeople have been seated. https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative]
After you’ve made your calls, could you ask a friend or tweet or send to a mailing list or something to get the word out so that more people call? We need to save democracy. There was an attempted coup yesterday. It needs to be punished swiftly and with great strength and I’m not sure our leaders have the bravery to do so unless they feel like their constituency is behind it. And the republicans who supported the coup need to know they cannot keep subverting democracy.
Let me know in the comments that you called/faxed! Share any scripts you found useful!