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Opposition Grows as Congressional Hearings Begin on Trump's Cabinet Nominations

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Opposition Grows as Congressional Hearings Begin on Trump's Cabinet Nominations

Tillerson's confirmation hearing before the U.S. senate is scheduled to begin this week. Other 98 Action and Oil Change USA launched a joint campaign today pressuring Senators to reject the nomination of Tillerson as Secretary of State.

Sometime over the next few days Tillerson is scheduled to meet Sen. John McCain, who has told the press, "I want to hear from him on a whole range of concerns. A whole range of concerns that I have."

He is not the only one with concerns. Millions of others have deep concerns too. And millions of people have begun the process of resistance against Trump and his nominations.

Ezra Levin, Leah Greenberg and Angel Padilla, the co-authors of Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda, outline how progressives should learn from tactics of the Tea Party as they take the fight to Trump.

"Unlike President Obama, President-elect Trump has no mandate, a slim congressional majority and a slew of brewing scandals. Our incoming president is a weak president and he can be beat," they argue in an editorial in the New York Times.

The fight they say won't be in Washington, but at a local level where you can tell your representatives what you think. "Find your members of Congress and start following their work. Show up at their local offices and let them know you're watching. Remind them that they represent you, not Donald Trump. Together, we can resist."

And this is exactly what is happening.

Today is the "Day Against Denial." In all 50 states people will send a message to every U.S. Senator: "Reject Donald Trump's reckless climate denying cabinet nominees," including Tillerson, but also Scott Pruitt for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator; Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy and Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior.

As the call to action notes: "The climate is changing and anyone who denies this shouldn't be in the White House cabinet. It's up to the Senate to stop these nominations—and up to us to show up in person to tell our Senators to fight Trump's Climate Denial Cabinet."

So #RejectExxon and get organizing.

Reposted with permission from our media associate Oil Change International.

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