Week In Review 11/3/2017

Good evening Dems,

 

I hope you all had a nice week. It was nice to sit down and chat with those of you interested in running for exec! Here is your week in review, and a few opportunities from the Dan Canon campaign.

 

President Trump: A Year in Review

WhenWednesday November 8, 7PM

Where: GIS room 1100

What: THAT’S RIGHT PEOPLE, to acknowledge (not celebrate) one year since the 2016 elections, I will be leading a presentation/conversation/thing about the highlights and lowlights of the last 12 months. It will be fantastic and meme-filled. I promise it won’t be terribly depressing. RSVP here. Also, it’s one of the last meetings we have this semester. I’m not crying, you are.

 

Good News

  1. After stating that she believed the Democratic Primaries were rigged against Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren responded to Trump’s tweets regarding the matter stating “You might think your tweets are cute, @realDonaldTrump, but they won’t stop Mueller’s investigation or keep your people out of jail”. yikes
  2. Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz introduced the State Public Option Act this week, a healthcare bill that would allow anyone to buy into Medicaid. It’s already gaining traction, with 18 Democrats in the Senate having pledged their support for the bill (Guardian). You can read more about the bill here.
  3. President Trump’s Twitter was taken down by an employee on their final day at the company for a total of eleven minutes on Thursday (Politico). Raise a solo cup to this person if you’re tailgating tomorrow.

 

Bad News

  1. President Trump stated that the United States military is hitting ISIS “much harder” after an alleged ISIS-inspired attacker drove a truck down a bike lane in New York, killing eight. He stated that the military “took action yesterday” (NYT). whatever that means​
  2. US Energy Secretary Rick Perry came under fire when this week after stating “from the standpoint of sexual assault, when the lights are on, you have light that shines the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts” (Guardian).
  3. Hidden in the newly released batch of JFK files is an incredibly negative FBI analysis of Martin Luther King Jr. with unsubstantiated evidence of extramarital affairs and ties to communism (CNN). Don’t act surprised.

 

Canon Campaign Opportunities

​Phone Banking – held at the Bloomington Office, 1713 North College Ave.

Tuesday 12:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday 5:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday 12:00pm-3:00pm

Door Knocking – held at the Bloomington Office, 1713 North College Ave.

Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm

Monday 4:00pm-7:30pm

Friday 4:00pm-7:30pm

Voter Registration – meet at Woodburn Clock Tower on campus

Wednesday 12:30pm- 2:30pm

Thursday 12:30pm-2:30pm

 

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Enjoy the weather this weekend! Go to a sporting event, get some ice cream, idk, whatever you kids do. Make good choices. I’m not like other moms, I’m a cool mom.

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