What I did to fight Trumpism this week

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Every Friday I fight Trumpism. I start by donating to a cause that advocates for good. I then contact government representatives to urge them to either oppose or support policies I consider important.

This week I donated to the campaign of Jon Ossoff. Ossoff recently won an open primary in a Georgia district and poised to flip it blue in an upcoming election runoff for the first time in decades.

I also contacted the office of Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and urged him to reject Trump’s budget proposals to cut foreign aid spending. Here’s what I wrote:

Dear Senator Corker,

I’m writing to urge you to reject the Trump Administration’s proposal to merge USAID and the State Department. I also implore you to reject budget cuts to foreign assistance. Not only does foreign assistance make up a tiny fraction of our federal budget, but it’s a vital tool for international diplomacy and avoiding military conflict. By cutting funding for disease prevention, you would be putting American lives at risk by increasing the likelihood that diseases like HIV, Malaria, and Ebola could spread to our shores.

thank you for your time,
Simon Owens

Want to help fight Trumpism too?

Here are the steps you can follow:

  1. Pick a day of the week as your Fight Trumpism Day. That way, you always have a day set aside so you have no excuses to put it off. At most you’ll need to devote an hour a week to fighting Trumpism. My day is Friday.

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Tech and media journalist. Email me: simonowens@gmail.com

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