Dear WordPress friends,

It’s been awhile since I posted on here about my activities in DC, and I apologize for the delay in sharing the news with you all. I update my Twitter feed most frequently, so if you use Twitter and you want to follow me, you can do so at @Taephoenix.

Tomorrow is going to be amazing

Tomorrow is a huge day of action organized by dozens of groups including the Poor People’s Campaign, MoveOn, Women’s March, and Center for Popular Democracy (Action) – as well as our original Remove Trump crew who have been making office visits and staging protests every day since January 6.

Program

9am Volunteer Training – St Mark’s Episcopal (301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003)
10amΒ  Action Training – St Mark’s Episcopal (301 A St SE, Washington, DC 20003)
12pmΒ  Action – Hart Senate Office Building Atrium (120 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002)
3pmΒ  Break
5:30pm – Poor People’s Campaign National Tour Meeting (Facebook event here)

If you want to help make it possible for folks to converge on the Capitol, donate to the Center for Popular Democracy here: http://bit.ly/cpdfightback

Musical visits

On Friday, we paid a visit to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house. We wrapped his door in crime scene tape and sang to him.

🎢🎸

Every law you break
Every oath you fake
Every deal you make
Every step you take
We are watching you

Every single day
Every word you say
All these games you play
With the USA
We are watching you

And I can see your contempt for me
But I’m here to say this is not okay

🎢🎸

Melody & Chords: Sting
Lyrics: Me & The Resistance Company

Video credit: @ker_dc on Twitter –Β https://twitter.com/ker_dc/status/1220812410405126151

Yesterday, we visited the offices of Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) with a musical message: “we want to see you be brave“… and vote for witnesses and documents.

As we sang, the front office staffers were visibly touched, while Romney’s chief of staff and the rest of his aides stopped their daily all hands and came out into the hall to listen.

Afterwards, we had a very positive exchange, which you can watch below. Office visits are sometimes a frosty affair, but bringing music to the process has changed the atmosphere on more than one occasion. I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish with the power of music.

I also want to thank Mason, Khayah, Deanne, Laura, Kristen, Alison, Michael, Kevin, Susan, and Patricia for their financial support of my stay in DC. Their contributions have paid for four additional, much-needed nights in a hotel convenient to the Capitol, which has allowed me to have a place to rest between actions and conserve my limited energy for the work itself.

If you would like to join them in helping me pay for housing, groceries, and transportation, I would very much appreciate your support.

http://paypal.me/taephoenix
Venmo @TaeTaeTVK
CashApp $tvk47

Finally, I want to apologize for an incomplete version of this post that I mistakenly hit publish on before it was ready to go. It has been deleted and replaced with this one.

Love always,
Tae πŸ’–

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