Campaign Finance

Resistbot to the Rescue

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Your DGB for today is to fire up Resistbot and get some information about your local reps.

Resistbot is here once again to help us grab back. If you text NRA to 50409 (Resistbot) it will return a message telling you how much blood money the NRA paid to support your local representatives. If they received gun funds, it will help you generate a Tweet asking them to donate the money. If you are a luddite like some of us here at DGB and still can’t handle the Twitter, just copy and paste the message into an email, a Facebook post, a Word document or copy it down in longhand using your quill pen.

Fair warning: the results may surprise you! Remember that Shame Bell we had you ring last week? Democrats are guilty of this too.

Let’s get murder money out of our democracy!

 

Contributing our Thoughts and Prayers

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Your DGB for today is to send campaign contributions to the politicians that  have received money from the NRA, in the amount of thoughts and prayers.

 

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We clearly can’t compete with the NRA’s contributions, but surely politicians like Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz must be running low on thoughts and prayers, so why not just send them some. You can follow our above sample letter, or make up your own. Be sure to add in the amount of donations they have received from the NRA which you can find here: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=d000000082

We are tired of being held hostage by the NRA and our inept government. Hopefully these thoughts and prayers will give politicians the moral support they need to finally do the right thing, enact smart gun regulations and start protecting the children of this country. And if they don’t, we will be donating actual dollars to the people running against them in the coming elections.

 

 

NRA Donation Recipients

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Your DGB for today is to find out if your representatives are in the pocket of the NRA.

 

Who’s pulling the finance strings of your elected officials? MoveOn now maintains a state-by-state list of NRA campaign donations here:

https://front.moveon.org/has-your-member-of-congress-received-campaign-support-from-the-nra/#.WgRUsYZryt8

Once you’ve identified the sellouts, feel free to shame them by phone, email, carrier pigeon, in-person visit, or tweet, for bowing to money over ethics. DGB staff enjoy the irony of telling them to “choose life,” which we will spend our weekend doing.