*** YOUR DAILY DO'S – March 23rd, MORNING EDITION *** Wendi Lindquist
Have you seen the movie Groundhog Day? The one where Bill Murray lives the same day over and over again. Well I feel like I’ve written some of this morning’s do’s before. So bear with me if you’ve heard some of these requests before. They’re very relevant and very important for the safety and health of our country. On that cheery note…
1. For months, we’ve been talking about the growing body of evidence linking the current administration and its election campaign to Russia. Yesterday we learned that as early as 2005, the president’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, was paid big bucks to further Putin’s political agenda abroad. Last night, Senator McCain came out and said point blank that Congress no longer has the credibility to investigate the administration’s Russia ties. We agree with him. For more info: http://bit.ly/2nKHL6b
- Contact Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray to ask that they advocate strongly for a select committee on Russia.
- Contact Mitch McConnell—or as I like to think of him, the turtle man holding up an important investigation—to form a special committee to investigate Russia connections.
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2. Paul Ryan has managed to upset both the far right and all of the left with his proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act. The conservatives don’t believe it repeals enough, while the left is bothered by just about every single aspect of the so-called “repeal and replace.”
As of yesterday afternoon, the Trumpcare bill was looking dead on arrival, but late-night deal makers were working feverishly to win the last 20-25 votes.
The House vote is scheduled for this morning. Take a moment and call your representative and tell her/him why you think they should vote no on Trumpcare.
3. Here's #OneLittleThing that you can do that might make a big difference to someone in your network: help them get free tax assistance from volunteers. Tax season isn't fun for most people, whether it's because our tax code is complex, it seems like it's expensive to get help, or everyone just hates taxes. While we can't fix #1 and #3 immediately (and probably not #3 ever), let's get the word out that there's help available for many people.
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Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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