President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address is tonight and it’s certain to leave us all itching to fight back. The Nation’s Take Action Now newsletter has you covered.
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NO TIME TO SPARE?
Republicans and eleven Senate Democrats want to dismantle crucial regulations designed to prevent another devastating financial crash. If they have their way, some of our biggest banks—together these institutions received about $47 billion in bailout funds—will no longer be subject to oversight to ensure they don’t destroy our economy. Call your senators at 202-224-3121 and demand that they reject the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (you can find more information and a script here). Then share this image to call out the #BailOutCaucus on Twitter and Facebook.
GOT SOME TIME?
Tonight at 8 pm, just before the president speaks, activists from the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Color of Change, Planned Parenthood, and other social-justice organizations will come together for “The State of Our Union,” a live event looking at the nation “through the eyes and experiences of women.” RSVP to livestream the event.
READY TO DIG IN?
Last week at The Nation, organizer Bill McKibben detailed three ways we can move toward a fossil-fuel-free nation without the help of the federal government. This Wednesday, people across the country will gather to watch movement leaders share strategies and, crucially, to join with their neighbors to plan their own local campaigns. Find a Fossil-Free Fast watch party near you.