Mitch McConnell

A Bunch of Angry Feminists

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Your DGB for today is to gather some tools to manage your anger for those times it just takes over.

We’ve always been angry feminists because to be a feminist is to be angry at injustice. Now, we’re super angry. We’re raging to the moon and back nightly and twice on Sunday. When you feel like setting something on fire but can’t because, you know “laws”, use one of these techniques instead:

Call Mitch McConnell and yell at his voicemail. Don’t limit your grievances to politics. It’s probably his fault you got a flat tire last week. Yell it out.

(202) 224-2541

Listen to Erasure. It just makes you happy. No one knows why, but it’s magic. Bonus if you are jogging while listening. Double bonus if you are yelling at Mitch McConnell’s voicemail while A Little Respect plays in the background.

Drink a tall glass of water. Face it: you’re dehydrated. You’re always dehydrated.

Indulge in Daily Kitten or Daily Puppy. Or go one step further and adopt one. They’re natural antidepressants.

Obligatory suggestion: Do yoga or meditation or something. It will probably help, but it’s basic af and not as fun as the other choices.

Merrick Garland

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Just kidding. This Grab is actually about Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.

In 2016, Mitch McConnell famously said “The American People should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

We at DGB agree that the Senate shouldn’t confirm a SCOTUS nominee from an outgoing president, especially one obviously facing impending impeachment. Your DGB for today is to tell your senators Brett Kavanaugh is going the way of poor Merrick Garland-there will be no negotiation and no hearings.

https://resist.bot/

Grab a barf bag and read more about Kavanaugh’s appalling record here:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/09/brett-kavanaugh-track-record-675294

 

Protect Special Counsel Investigations

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Your DGB for today is to pressure Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.

Versions of this bill have been floating around since last summer, when the country was afflicted with a particularly bad bout of Trump Cray, but they never got off the ground. This month, the bipartisan team of Senators Graham, Tills, Coons, and Booker introduced the legislation’s current form.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2644, which advanced out of the Senate Judiciary Comittee this morning by a 14-7 vote that crossed party lines. Normally, this would be the time when a bill is put to a floor vote by the full Senate. Unfortunately, Mitch McConnell’s version of that Schoolhouse Rock song ends before you can even sing along, because he’s refusing to hold a vote at all. Always the petulant child, he had this to say:

"I'm the one who decides what we take to the floor, that's my responsibility as the majority leader, we will not be having this on the floor of the Senate.”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/17/politics/mitch-mcconell-robert-mueller-donald-trump-senate/index.html

Mitch is apparently unconcerned with a looming constitutional crisis and uninterested in protecting current and future Special Counsel investigations. Let him know how that makes you feel. It makes DGB staff feel unsafe.

https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=ContactForm

https://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/officelocations

@SenateMajLdr

 

Share Their Stories

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Your DGB for today is simple- we just want you to share the stories of Dreamers. We’ll tackle contacting congress to pass a clean DACA bill next week.

We have called recipients of DACA Dreamers since its inception in 2012, and many Americans abruptly stopped calling them Dreamers, oh… at about 7:30 in the morning on January 21st when Mitch McConnell tweeted this: https://twitter.com/SenateMajLdr/status/955098436138762240 and the GOP started using Dreamers as their pawns for the government shut down and many started calling them illegals. Some republicans have even been posting memes suggesting things, like we need to make a choice between taking care of our vets or taking care of “illegals,” completely ignoring the fact that there are Dreamers serving in the military.

We want you to share these stories. Share the stories of Zion Dirgantara, an immigrant from Indonesia, who missed his first day of school in America, at the age of 12, because of 9/11, and later “enrolled in a Pentagon program, Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI)— an initiative designed to exchange fast-tracked citizenship for crucial medical and language skills among foreign-born recruits,” because he “realized there was evil in this world, and you have to fight for what is right.” I mean… how much more patriotic do these republicans want Dreamers to be? Should he have been wearing a flag button up shirt while saying it?

By sharing the stories of DACA recipients, we can disprove the Trump administration’s ignorant and just goddamn ridiculous propaganda that these kids are dangerous members of MS13 gangs. You can find tons of stories here: https://www.fwd.us/dacastories Their site even has super easy buttons to just click and post directly to your facebook page so if you’ve been “blessed” with conservative family members who just don’t seem to get it, no matter how many times you talk to them about it, you can just post DACA stories on the hour, every hour, or have it coincide with every one of their MAGA posts. We don’t care what your posting strategy is, just do it. The fact of the matter is, these are people’s lives at stake here. Families are at risk of being torn apart and republicans have lost their ability to see the humanity in Dreamers, let alone themselves. Let’s flood our news feeds and twitter feeds with stories about America’s best and brightest and pray that one story will touch the cold, dark recesses of calcified hearts.

 

Senate 20 Week Abortion Ban

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Your DGB for this weekend is to prevent Mitch McConnell from pushing a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

 

 

Following Trump’s March for Life speech, McConnell was all too happy for the opportunity to further his right wing moral agenda (which, mercifully for his political career, remains unconcerned with pussy-grabbing.) A procedural vote on the measure telling women and doctors what to do with our bodies is expected to take place on Monday. The bill is not expected to pass this hurdle, requiring 60 votes, but insurance is always prudent. Use Resistbot to register your disapproval and don’t forget to shame the bill’s 45 co-sponsors, a list of which you can find here: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/2311/cosponsors

 

Ding Dong, the Bill is Dead

Your DGB for today is to send good ol’ Turtle McConnell your deepest condolences on the failure of his precious health care bill.

The roller coaster is currently over and Mitch McConnell’s horrific health care bill has finally failed. Don’t let this rapture fool you into thinking we don’t have to keep fighting, but, for August recess, we can breathe a sigh of relief and participate in some schadenfreude.

All we are asking you to do today is to participate in some humble bragging that the bill died. We have created a handy-dandy postcard for you to print and send to Mean Girl Mitch. Why not send one to each and every one of his offices? If you really feel like gloating, you can also give him a call, e-mail, or engage in some good old-fashioned twitter trolling @SenateMajLdr.

No matter what you choose to do, please make sure your condolences are dripping with sarcasm.

 

13 is an Unlucky Number

Your DGB for today is to contact Senator Mitch McConnell and demand they add some women to the group of 13 men who are drafting the Senate’s version of the new AHCA bill.

Senate Republicans are showing their misogyny by forming a group of 13 men to draft the new AHCA bill. Not a single woman is in the group, despite the fact that women make up half of this nation’s population and the AHCA bill will directly affect them, oftentimes more than men since the simple fact that you are a women typically tosses you into the pre-existing condition category.

The group is lead by Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, so we are asking you to contact him and demand female representation. His nickname is Turtle, so don’t be surprised if he hides in his shell when you try to call him out. You can find his different office locations and phone numbers on his page, as well as a contact form, if you choose to email him. You can also tweet him @SenateMajLdr. We suggest using the DGB hashtag #McConnellingHealthCare. Want to go even further? Contact a female senator from your state or a neighboring state and ask them to demand they be added to the group drafting the AHCA bill. Women make up 50% of the nation’s population, why aren’t women represented by those writing laws that affect our health?

 

Not A Southern Gentleman

Your DGB for today is to call Mitch McConnell and tell him to stop being a child and do his job.

Congress is in recess through April 21st, which means their phone lines are more likely free, and Mitch has apparently been snubbing Elizabeth Warren like a mean girl ever since She Persisted.

His Washington number: (202) 224-2541, usually has a full voice mailbox, so we’ll also try him at his Bowling Green office, in honor of the massacre: (270) 781-1673. Air any of your grievances, but please include the fact that he seems to be unable to maintain a professional environment in his senate, which generally doesn’t include The Silent Treatment.

Here are his other office numbers for extra fun.

So give him a call or tweet him @SenateMajLdr and let him know he needs to stop trying to make Mitch happen.