Our Witching Hour last night was the most productive political action hour yet. Thank you to all who participated!

We filled out postcards for the Ides of Trump, called our congress people, and learned about new events in the Salem and Boston area. Are you in MA? Join us on March 12th! In another state or too far away? Use this template and start your own political action hour! 5calls.org is a major resource for creating scripts and getting in touch with the right people, as is our own local document found here.

1. Take a moment to BREATHE.

2. Call your representative. Salem's is Seth Moulton:

+1 202-225-8020 (Office of Seth Moulton, our Rep in the House)
+1 978-531-1669 (Secondary Local Number if mailbox is full)

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].

I’m calling for a few alarming reasons. First, in opposition of HR 610, which would establish federal education blocks on grants and voucher programs while repealing essential rules for healthy school meals. HR 610 would rip money away from public schools and place it in the hands of for-profit, private, and religious schools. School vouchers should not be used as a back door to defund public schools. I would encourage [Senator/Representative] to protect our public school funding and healthy school meals by voting against HR 610.

I'm calling today to oppose HR 637, aka the ‘Stopping EPA Overreach Act,’ and any other bill that moves us backward in the fight against climate change. We cannot continue to ignore the clear science that climate change is real and dangerous.

Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]

4. Call your state senators. Massachusetts' are Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren.

+1 202-224-2742 (Office of Edward J. Markey, one of our Senators)
+1 202-224-4543 (Office of Elizabeth Warren, one of our Senators)

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].

I’m calling today for a couple reasons. First, I'm calling to express my opposition to President Trump's reversal of Obama's executive order allowing transgender students use bathrooms based on their gender identities. The real threat to school safety is not transgender students in bathrooms, but discriminatory policies that stigmatize vulnerable children and teens.

I also would like to tell [Senator/Rep's Name] that I am strongly in favor of the ACA and the protections it ensures for Americans. I expect [Senator/Rep's Name] to work to improve the ACA.

I'd like to express my support for Congressman Nadler's Resolution of Inquiry. In light of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus' improper request to the FBI, it is imperative that the Justice Department now releases all information regarding the Trump investigation to Congress.

The last reason I’m calling is to demand an end to private, for-profit prisons. Last year, the Department of Justice issued a report that shows that they are significantly more dangerous than government-run prisons. In endorsing private prisons, the Trump Administration is blatantly ignoring the data.

Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]

5. Call the Justice Department

+1 202-353-1555 (US Department of Justice)
Hi, my name is [NAME] and I'm a constituent from [CITY, ZIP].

I'm calling to request that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself from any investigation involving the Trump Administration or the Trump campaign due to his personal involvement. These investigations need to remain as non-partisan and apolitical as possible.

Thank you for your time and hard work.

6. Before the Full Moon Witching Hour on 03/12/17, choose two events and go to them.

Find a buddy, or a few, and carpool. Find all links to events in our Google Doc: bit.ly/WitchingHourDoc

02/27/17 - Legislative Action Day

02/28/17 - FILM: Time to Choose - Climate Change for Good

02/28/17 - Salem Democratic City Committee Monthly Meeting

03/01/17 - 3/1 Organizing on [Safety] Pins and Needles

03/01/17 - IINE Meet and Greet (LOWELL)

03/02/17 - Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter

03/04/17 - Town Hall Q&A with Congressman Seth Moulton

03/04/17 - Stand With PP: Greater Boston!

03/04/17 - Stand with Planned Parenthood Rally in Boston

03/06/17 - 13th Movie Viewing and Discussion

03/08/17 - General Strike: A Day Without A Woman (Massachusetts)

03/08/17 - International Women’s Day with IINE

03/08/17 - Salem Community Meeting

03/10/17 - Native Nations March on DC

For Your Calendar:

Uruhu Solidarity Movement, FL: 4/1/17-4/2/17
March for Science: 4/22/17

7. Fill out Ides of Trump Postcards

On March 15th, people from around the world will be sending postcards en masse to The White House. Find out more and print out your own postcards here. We'll be doing this again at our March 12th event if you don't have a printer!

Friendly Reminder:
Our Moon Meditation starts at 8pm. If you come to The Witching Hour to get political and then want to stay for the meditation and feelings time please remember to buy your ticket ahead of time next time at stag.hauswitch.com/events. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay in the shop…without a ticket ;).

Questions? Email hello@hauswitch.com.



The days of the week carry just as much energy and symbolism as the months of the year or the phases of the moon, and that can be helpful for witches who like to time their spells with the vibe of the moment!Inside you'll find practices, associations and allies for each day of the week to help you infuse every day with magic.