1.22.17: Stop Trump's cabinet

Racist, sexist, anti-gay: Trump's cabinet, go away.

Yesterday, millions of people on all seven continents took to the streets to fight for the planet and the rights of women, people of color, immigrants, workers, and people with disabilities. Trump's cabinet nominees are threats to all of the things we're fighting for, and we have to stop them.

Last week, we asked you to call Congress -- a lot. In fact, so many of you called that it tied up lines and led to busy signals and filled voicemail inboxes. Still, Daily Kos and our friends at action now are reporting that Senators are surprised how few calls they're getting from the public, so we have to keep going. Today's call to action: catch up on last week's cabinet confirmation hearings and get ready to fight.

Learn: what's going on with key cabinet nominees

As we've shared in previous posts, there are eight cabinet nominations that Democrats particularly want to stop; that's also where we're asking readers to focus their efforts. Friday, two cabinet nominees -- James Mattis for Secretary of Defense and John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security -- were confirmed, and Mike Pompeo's confirmation as Director of Central Intelligence is expected on Monday.

Act: catch up on highlights from confirmation hearings, and get ready to call and write Congress again

Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education

Jeff Sessions, US Attorney General

Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State

Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury

Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Share: We have a lot of momentum. Let's keep it going.

Tell your friends to call, tell your family to call, tell your grandma and grandpa to call. You can do this by sharing our post on Facebook and Twitter, emailing this post directly, and inviting people you know to follow us on social media and sign up for our daily call to action email