Flash Actions

Flash Actions…

Flash Actions are rapid responses to hot issues. We post these actions on social media (starting with Facebook) so we can react inside the news cycle, while the controversy is still boiling.

Flash Actions are not core or long-term issues, like our Downsize DC Agenda. But they help us pressure Congress while expanding the “Downsize DC Army,” as we explained in How DC Downsizers can overwhelm Congress in a Flash. Of course…

Not every DC Downsizer uses Facebook or other social media, so we also post our Flash Actions here, in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.

Please pick one or more issues and take action

Help Rand Paul defeat this terrible appointment


Reject Gina Haspel for CIA Director
Gina Haspel has violated the Constitution and other laws by committing torture and destroying evidence. She must not become the CIA director.

Help President Trump achieve his best foreign policy promise – less intervention


Tell President Trump, “Reject John Bolton”
Bolton loves “regime change” schemes, not the Trump policy. Reject Bolton here.

The people who actually have something at stake favor armed teachers


Most parents favor armed teachers. Seriously!
The general public is suspicious of armed teachers, but a majority of parents favor this policy. Here’s how we can expand parental choice instead of imposing one approach…

Constitutionally speaking, President Trump got some things right, and several things wrong. Give him your feedback.


Respond to President Trump’s State of the Union address
Tell Donald Trump what he got right and wrong in his State of the Union. Use the letter we wrote. The Constitution was our guide. Or revise it to fit your own views.

We thought the Trump revolution was trying to get away from the Establishment approach?


President Trump shouldn’t agree with Al Gore about tariffs
Prices are already rising because of the tariff increases President Trump and Al Gore both want.

We have the means to prevent something bad. Will we act?

Could the 64-million sleeping libertarians stop the return of earmarks?
Congress wants to revive earmarks. But earmarks would stay dead if the Americans who oppose them protested, especially the 64-million sleeping libertarians.

60 Senators just voted to commit a crime, against both you and the Constitution. Resist!


Spank the Senators who voted to end Rand Paul’s filibuster against warrantless spying
60 Senators voted to expand an ever-growing police state.

Reason #8 may be especially appealing to the President


8 reasons President Trump should reverse Jeff Sessions’ marijuana policy
You can show President Trump how he would benefit from reversing Attorney Gen. Sessions’ marijuana policy

North Korean yapping dog barks twice. One bark matters, the other doesn’t. Can you tell the difference?


Is Downsize DC right about the latest North Korean statements?
Click to see which statement Downsize DC thinks matters, and which doesn’t, then tell Congress and the President if you agree.

How can you help the Iranians overthrow their regime…


Support the Iranian revolt. Here’s how…
Sanctions against Iran achieved nothing for decades. Sanctions end, Iranians revolt. Click to support the Iranian revolt by opposing isolationist sanctions.

It’s really bad news when Republicans and Democrats agree about something


Is Donald Trump showing his progressive roots
It’s not about infrastructure. It’s about expanding the debt to reward cronies

Do you want war with Iran in 2018?


Could the latest excuse for war with Iran also justify the U.S. attacking itself?
Tell Congress you don’t want war with Iran. The best path to national security is to stop creating enemies.

You paid for their crimes, now Congress should tell you their names



$17 million in tax money used to pay for Congressional misdeeds
260 cases of sexual harassment and discrimination have been settled using your money. Tell Congress to publicly report the names of the perps.

Resist bitcoin registration!



Make them pry your bitcoins from your cold dead hard drive!
Tell Congress to keep their hands off bitcoin.

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