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RESIST DAY #76: What You Can Do Today


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RESIST DAY #76: What You Can Do Today

Common Dreams staff

Resistance in your community, across the country, and around the globe


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I'd add: download a copy of the 2017 biennial "Bakers Dozen" suggested action items published March 28 by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO). Utilizing sources like this in preparation for cross-interest conversations - being able to trade documentation with folks who do likewise on the spectrum of interests.

Enacting Pro-Taxpayer Contracting Reforms
Improving Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protections and Oversight of Current Whistleblower Law Implementation
Addressing Problems and Loopholes in the Foreign Agents Registration Act
Making Federal Watchdogs More Independent, Accountable, and Effective
Increasing Transparency of Outside Influence on the Government
Bringing Increased Transparency and Oversight to the Executive Branch
Stopping Overlooked and Significantly Wasteful Spending
Tackling Military Acquisition Reform
Ensuring Taxpayers get a Fair Return on Publicly Owned Natural Resources
Increasing Ethics Oversight of the Executive Branch
Modernizing Congressional Rules
Decreasing the FDA’s Reliance on Industry
Reforming the Administration of the VA and its Treatment of Veterans

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The best and most important thing one can do is if one still identifies as a Democrat is get the hell out of that wing of our one corporatist party system. Become a Green or join some other party. Work hard to get local, state and congress members elected from your chosen party. We as Leftist owe it to ourselves, our children and/or grandchildren and our fellow citizens to go ahead and put down the most vulnerable wing of the so-called duopoly actually a Wall Street Money Bags owned monopoly political system. As a politician, who is now upstaged by someone who teeters even further over the brink of disaster, former president George W. Neuman often says: "Got to privatize government. Gotta make it part of our ownership society. Doing a helluva job there Brownie Points."