We've all experienced the frustration that comes with trying to reach our inaccessible elected official: You call his offices and you either can't get an answer or they don't make a note of your call. Your e-mails and calls either go unreturned or you receive a template letter, long after anything could be done about … Continue reading Can you reach Rodney Davis?
On September 15, CU Indivisible held a protest in front of Representative Davis' Champaign office to hold him to account for his lack of accessibility. The Daily Illini covered the event. From the article: Diana Dudzienski, Champaign resident, said she waited outside in the sun for nearly two hours for a chance to speak with Rep. … Continue reading CU Indivisible in the News
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Local researcher and activist Megan Kuhlenschmidt has uncovered a disturbing pattern in Congressman Rodney Davis' donations from the NRA. Check out her findings: (above) On October 13, 2017, Rodney Davis took $1,000 from the NRA. He cashed that check 12 days after a mass shooting in Las Vegas (10/1/17) killed 58 people and wounded … Continue reading NRA Money
Friends-- The past few years have taught us that keeping silent at our Thanksgiving tables isn’t an option. This holiday season won’t be an exception. This Administration has waged a war against our most vulnerable neighbors, friends, coworkers, and peers. Overt racism has been emboldened in our neighborhoods; the FBI reports that hate crimes have … Continue reading Holiday Guide: How to handle your Trump-apologist relative
Rodney Davis votes with Trump’s preferred position on 95.6 votes out of a hundred. He is much more in line with Trump’s positions than the constituents he represents.
What Davis says: Rodney Davis has made remarkable few statements on guns, but what he has said strongly supports National Rifle Association positions. “I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution and will continue to protect Americans' Second Amendment rights.” Davis Statement on President’s Executive Actions, January 5, 2016 “Rodney Davis has … Continue reading Rodney Watch – Gun violence prevention
What Davis says: “President Obama said himself in 2012 that DACA was never meant to be a permanent fix. Now, President Trump has provided a timeline for Congress to address this issue and I hope together we can find a permanent, bipartisan solution that balances compassion and lawfulness.”“Our immigration system is broken and it cannot … Continue reading Rodney Watch – DACA
What Davis says: Rodney Davis has consistently talked about and acted on disaster relief (statement below), and in fact has introduced legislation to liberalize funding. What Davis says: (Davis’s statement on voting for disaster relief for Sandy Hook.) "It's emergency aid. I've got part of the Mississippi River that runs through my district and … Continue reading Rodney Watch – Disaster relief
What Davis says: “As the husband of a cancer survivor and the father of three children, I understand how important it is for all families and individuals to have access to good, affordable healthcare. Ensuring families and individuals throughout the 13th District have access to affordable healthcare is a top priority of mine.” From the … Continue reading Rodney Watch – American Healthcare Act