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From an email:

“Join Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and Head Stamper at StampStampede.org for an open house at The Outrage with FREE Ice Cream! Stamp Stampede is part of a national movement to overturn Citizens United, get big money out of politics and restore the Voting Rights Act, Stamps will now be for sale at The Outrage and we’ll be rubber stamping dollar bills with messages like “Not To Be Used For Bribing Politicians” and “Don’t Block Black Votes” onsite.

WHO: Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Head Stamper at StampStampede.org

WHEN: May 21, 2017
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

WHERE: The Outrage, 2439 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C.”

Chaffetz Letter to Utah’s 3rd Congressional District:

“Dear 3rd District Constituents:

Serving you in the U.S. House of Representatives for nearly nine years has been a rare honor and privilege. When I first ran for Congress in 2008 I promised I would get in, serve, and get out. I told voters I did not believe Congress should be a lifetime career. I knew from day one that my service there would not last forever.

As you know, after careful consideration and long discussion with my wife, Julie, we agree the time has come for us to move on from this part of our life. This week I sent a letter to Governor Herbert indicating my intention to resign from Congress effective June 30, 2017. (more…)

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via MoveOn.org

From Comey Fired: Protest at White House:

“INVESTIGATE TRUMP NOW: On Tuesday, Trump fired Jim Comey—director of the FBI, which was investigating the Trump campaign’s potential collusion in Russian efforts to sway our election. No one can be above the law. It’s time for an independent investigation and special prosecutor, NOW.

What: Protest to demand investigation of Trump
Where: The White House, North side (Lafayette Park)
When: Wednesday, May 10, 12pm

Speaker list and event co-hosts to come

Event co-hosts (in formation): (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

“Dear PoPville,

This week the Department of Labor denied my application to get my Mexican nanny certified for a green card. I am infuriated and devastated, and my children are heartbroken. Does the DOL ever take American families/workers into account when they make these decisions?? I want to find a way to address this issue and I am reaching out to the DC community to see what help I can find.

1. This nanny has been with me since we lived outside the U.S. We applied for a green card after I realized I was staying in the U.S. and likely not moving abroad again. I have spent thousands of dollars annually keeping her legal, and have followed the letter of the law in the green card process too. It would have been SOOO easy to just have kept her here illegally. I know multiple families who do so. But I would never break the law, nor do that to her. And how do I get repaid by the USG for following the law?? With a denial! Do you wonder why there are so many illegals here? Because the USG makes it IMPOSSIBLE for people trying to do it legally. Also, doesn’t the DOL have something better to do? It’s not like I am applying for 200 foreigners to work in a factory. Just one person, who is critical to our household and to my career and that of my ex-husband.

2. No one applied for her job. (more…)

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125 Michigan Avenue, NE courtesy Trinity University

From a press release:

“On Saturday, May 6, 2017 Women’s March DC (WMDC) is hosting an all-day kick-off event “Power in Unity.” Hosted by Trinity Washington University, this event will focus on activating women who were inspired by the Women’s March and will provide attendees with action items moving forward. The morning program will feature keynote speakers including Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton, and members of the Women’s March National Committee.

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The afternoon will consist of 10 panel discussions featuring noted activists and advocates who will discuss how attendees can get involved locally. Each panel is centered around the Women’s March on Washington Unity Principles, plus the added issues of DC Statehood and Rights and Responsibilities of Federal Employees.

 WHAT:

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

Maybe his days of screwing us will be over even sooner than we thought! Thanks to a reader for passing on the Wall Street Journal article:

“Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the top Republican on the House committee primarily responsible for conducting oversight and investigations of the Trump administration, said Thursday he may leave Congress before his term ends, a day after announcing he would not run for re-election in 2018.”