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· Sun, Jun 25 · obama

5 reasons why Sessions should RESIGN
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne-- Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to resign. Why? He has tarnished the office he sits in for numerous reasons, from his collusion with Russia to his reigniting of the war on drugs. Here are five reasons why he needs to step down, NOW: 1. During his confirmation testimony in front of the US Senate, Sessions lied under oath about his meetings with the Russian ambassador. 2. Sessions violated two separate recusal oaths related to his conflicts of interest when he recommended Donald Trump fire former FBI director James Comey, and ignored Comey's plea not to leave him alone with the president. 3. Sessions continues to undermine the historical and incredibly important independence of the Department of Justice, seeming to act at times more like the president's personal attorney than the attorney general of the United States. 4. Sessions' DOJ is pursuing an anti-civil rights agenda that criminalizes communities of color instead of protecting Americans' rights and ensuring justice for all. 5. And most recently, he's shirked congressional oversight by refusing to testify before the committees with oversight jurisdiction over the DOJ and when he did testify before the Senate Intel committee, he stonewalled the committee and refused to answer questions about his conversations with Trump. Jeff Sessions is unfit to serve as attorney general -- please demand he resign now>> Right now it's critical to keep fighting for the integrity of our institutions, and our democracy is at stake. Thank you, Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator donate:                                 Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> This email was sent to xxx. Reaching you over email is the best way we have to let you know about the ways you can take action to fight the Right Wing and defend our constitutional rights and values. If you have any thoughts, comments, or criticisms, or if there's a better email address at which to reach you, please let us know. If you'd like to unsubscribe from our list, you can do that here: . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. CONTACT:  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio
· Sun, Jun 25 · obama

NAFTA has hollowed out the middle class
Friends, Thanks to your efforts we helped defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Now we need your help again as the Trump administration seeks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA and trade deals like it have been disastrous for workers and the environment. In the last several decades, American manufacturing has plummeted, and good paying jobs have been outsourced. Working families in our trading partners have similarly been displaced and disadvantaged by the same multi national corporations. We need fair trade that works for citizens and the environment! This Tuesday, I will join other labor, environmental and trade activists as we rally in DC calling for fair renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Deal (NAFTA). Add your name to the petition we will deliver to the U.S. Trade Representative calling for a transparent process that benefits workers, not corporations. Rather than defending our manufacturing jobs and raising living standards for working families, NAFTA made it easier for large multinational corporations to move jobs out, and avoid regulations that protect workers and the environment. Our trade deals have favored Wall Street and the largest corporations for far too long. We need a radical reimagining of what our trade policies are set to accomplish, and that begins with NAFTA. Please sign our petition calling for a renegotiation that benefits American workers, not Wall Street and multinational corporations. Trade deals can be good for our economy, our workers, and the workers in our trading partners. Together, we can fight to make NAFTA the trade deal it should be: one where workers are treated fairly, the environment is treated with respect, and corporations play by our rules, not their own. Thank you for taking this bold stand for workers everywhere. In Solidarity, Larry Cohen Board Chair Our Revolution SIGN THE PETITION >>>>>>
· Sat, Jun 24 · sanders

Latest from Lamar
Latest from Lamar, Notes from the Senate Desk *This week, the Senate�released a discussion draft of its health care bill. To begin with, this discussion draft makes no change in the law protecting people with pre-existing conditions, no change in Medicare benefits, and it increases Medicaid funding � that�s TennCare � at least at the rate of inflation. Let me repeat:�it makes no change�in the law protecting people with pre-existing conditions,�no change in�Medicare benefits,�and annually increases funding for Medicaid�that�s TennCare� at least at the rate of inflation.* Here are some other benefits for Tennesseans I see in this draft: - Offers health care coverage to 162,000 Tennesseans who make less than $12,000 a year, and under the current law, receive zero help buying insurance. - Means the 350,000 Tennesseans who buy their insurance in the individual market � these are Tennesseans who don�t get their insurance on the job or who don�t get it from the government � are more likely to be able to buy insurance next year instead of being in the collapsing Obamacare exchanges where there may be only one option � or even zero options � to buy insurance. - Repeals the health insurance tax, which drives up the cost of premiums. - Gives the state more flexibility and continues federal cost-sharing, which our state insurance commissioner said will help bring down the cost of premiums. - Slows down sky-rocketing premiums, which in Tennessee have gone up 176 percent over four years. - Repeals the medical device tax on one of our state�s largest exports. - Repeals the employer mandate penalty, which should mean that employers should be able to offer employees more choices of insurance at a lower-cost�and about 60 percent of us get our insurance on the job. - Ends the tax on individuals who choose not to buy insurance. - Provides more money for hospitals that serve low-income Tennesseans who don�t have insurance. - Provides new funding for opioid abuse, and opioid abuse is a rampant epidemic in our state. - Provides new Medicaid funding for mental health to double the number of days of in-patient treatment. I�m going to continue to review this draft. I�m going to see what it costs when the Congressional Budget Office gives its report. Then, I�m going to stay focused on it next week as the bill goes to the Senate floor � where it will be subject to virtually unlimited amendments � and my focus will be on how it affects Tennesseans. *On Wednesday, Senator Corker and I had the opportunity to congratulate Carmen and Grant, recipients of the Congressional Award Gold Medal. These Tennessee students were recognized for setting challenging goals in the areas of volunteering, personal development, fitness and expedition.* *This week, I attended several U.S. Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearings on the president�s proposed budget. At those committee meetings, I asked administration officials about the status of a review of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park�s response to the Sevier County wildfires. I also asked about the Polk home in Columbia, and about a proposal that could cost the University of Tennessee nearly $10 million in grant funding each year.* On Wednesday, I asked U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about the status of the department�s individual fire review for the devastating fire in the Smokies last year. This report will provide assistance in learning what happened and help us avoid something like that happening again � and Secretary Zinke said that he will ensure this report is finalized as soon as possible. The fire was traumatizing for the people in the community, and I appreciate his focus. I also asked [link 5] Secretary Zinke if the Department will continue to support taking the next step on making the James K. Polk home in Columbia a unit of the National Park System. Later on Wednesday, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry [link 7] testified at the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development hearing on the Energy Department�s budget. The Energy Department�s research programs have made the United States a world leader in science and technology and will help the United States maintain its brainpower advantage to remain competitive in a time where other countries are investing heavily in these areas. We have to be fiscally responsible and carefully spend our resources on programs that can achieve results. On Thursday, I talked with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), at a U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing about how a budget proposal from the administration regarding NIH grant recipients could mean a nearly $10 million decrease in funding for the University of Tennessee and force universities around the country to do less research. We want universities to do more research, not less. I encouraged Dr. Collins and the administration to instead look at how much time researchers spend on administrative tasks � approximately 42 percent by some estimates.� *Energy research deserves the same attention from Congress as medical research* On Tuesday, at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center�s American Energy Innovation Council, I said that last year�s 21st Century Cures Act will help virtually every American family, but medical research is not the whole story. Energy research deserves the same attention and also has the potential to help virtually every American family. I think the best way to lower the cost of energy, clean the air, improve health, increase family incomes, and produce good-paying jobs is to double funding for basic energy research and drive American innovation. We are heading in the right direction on federally sponsored energy research. Through the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which I chair, we have increased investment in both basic energy research and high-potential, high-impact energy technologies at ARPA-E.� *On Tuesday, I met with the National Association of Manufacturers and discussed workforce development and the importance of working to close the skills gap. The Manufacturing Institute estimates that this skills gap will leave two million manufacturing jobs unfilled over the next 10 years.* *Celebrating our national symbol, the bald eagle* Last week, the Senate passed my resolution designating this Tuesday, June 20, as American Eagle Day. This is the tenth year I�ve sponsored this resolution to celebrate the recovery and restoration of our national symbol, the bald eagle. I�m also especially proud as a Tennessean that the American Eagle Foundation, in Pigeon Forge, has played such a leading role for more than 30 years in preserving this magnificent bird. You can read more about bald eagles here [link 12]. � Never be too busy to meet a competent young person who wants a job.� In 1970, when I was working in the Nixon White House, a friend telephoned about a young Kentuckian who wanted a press job. After meeting her, I called Ron Ziegler, then the White House press secretary.� "I don't have time to see her," Ron said.� "You'll be sorry if you don't," I replied.� He saw her and hired her. Her name was Diane Sawyer. That interview began a media career that eventually led to ABC's *PrimeTime Live.�* *� � � � �- From Lamar Alexander�s�*Little Plaid Book** ** Contact Information: Website: Office Location: Washington, DC Office 455 Dirksen Office Building, Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-4944 | Fax: (202) 228-3398 Privacy Policy: Unsubscribe:
· Sat, Jun 24 · alexander

A message from President Obama:
"After all, this debate has always been about something bigger than politics. It's about the character of our country -- who we are, and who we aspire to be. And that's always worth fighting for." --President Barack Obama Stand with President Obama and Democrats and fight to protect our health care:
· Sat, Jun 24 · obama

Signature needed: Normalizing Trump is unacceptable
[ ]Sen. Schumer: Don't provide cover for Sen. Manchin's attacks on progressive values. Sign the petition to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer: "I was disappointed to learn that Majority Forward, which you have close ties to, ran an ad praising Senator Joe Manchin for his efforts to roll back Obama-era clean water protections. I demand that you to stand up to attacks on people and the planet, not cover for conservative Democrats like Manchin who seek to normalize Trump and his extreme agenda." Add your name: [ ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ ]Sen. Schumer: Don't provide cover for Sen. Manchin's attacks on progressive values. Sen. Joe Manchin is one of the least-reliable members of the Senate Democratic caucus. He frequently sides with Trump and Republican extremists in opposition to progressive values like fighting for economic justice and defending women’s rights. As a longtime friend of the coal industry, Sen. Manchin is especially bad when it comes to fighting climate change and protecting the environment. Now, a dark money group run by a longtime operative of Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is running a TV ad praising Manchin for cozying up to Trump and working to poison our drinking water.^1 Sen. Schumer and his allies should be doing everything in their power to resist Trump, not providing cover for Sen. Manchin’s attacks on progressive values. [ ]Tell Sen. Schumer: Don’t provide cover for Sen. Manchin’s attacks on progressive values. Click here to sign the petition. The pro-Manchin TV ad was placed by Majority Forward, which has reportedly spent $4.5 million on advertising to support Sen. Manchin.^2 In the ad, the narrator directly praises Sen. Manchin for opposing Pres. Obama’s environmental regulations on the coal industry. “When Washington proposed anti-coal regulations, Joe Manchin said no,” the narrator says. Here’s why that’s a problem: The regulation in question – known as the Stream Protection Rule – prohibited coal mining companies from disposing of toxic waste containing dangerous heavy metals into streams. Until Pres. Obama cracked down on it last year, this dangerous coal industry practice had dire health consequences for people living nearby.^3 When Trump signed legislation reversing the regulation, Sen. Manchin was there for the photo-op alongside Trump and a handful of congressional Republicans.^4 By praising Manchin’s opposition to this commonsense rule that protected people and the environment from toxic coal mining waste, the Schumer-aligned Majority Forward is undercutting core progressive values and sending a message that collaborating with Trump to choose corporations over people is an acceptable thing for Democratic politicians to do. We couldn’t disagree with that sentiment more. With Republicans in lockstep opposition to protecting people and the planet from dirty energy companies and all other progressive priorities, the last thing we need is for groups aligned with Democratic leaders to be providing cover for Democrats like Joe Manchin who frequently side with Republicans. That’s why we’re joining Friends of the Earth Action and other allies to demand that Sen. Schumer stand up to attacks on people and the planet and stop providing cover for Manchin. Tell Sen. Schumer: Don’t provide cover for Sen. Manchin’s attacks on progressive values. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ ] Thanks for everything you do. Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director [ ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Dylan Brown, "[ ]PAC aligned with Schumer runs pro-Manchin TV ad," E&E Daily, June 13, 2017.  2. Friends of the Earth, "[ ]PAC’s West Virginia Manchin TV ad undercuts environment, resistance to Trump," June 15, 2017.  3. Brad Plumer, "[ ]Why Trump just killed a rule restricting coal companies from dumping waste in streams," Vox, Feb. 16, 2017.  4. The Intelligencer, "[ ]Trump Halts Rule On Stream Regulations With W.Va., Ohio Leaders Looking On," Feb. 17, 2017.
· Sat, Jun 24 · obama

This is your chance, Unity
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· Sat, Jun 24 · actforamerica

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· Sat, Jun 24 · obama

Anne, why do you resist?
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, A few weeks ago, I emailed you asking for your personal story about what you are doing in your community to resist and why you resist. The response from energized PFAW members -- 1,500 of you so far -- has been humbling. Everyday PFAW supporters just like you are joining local activist efforts, speaking out for justice, and working for change in their communities and nationally. Please submit YOUR story of resistance and Why You Resist here>> We'll use your stories to help grow the movement, inspire more activism, and put a human face on the spirit of patriotism and what it means to be committed to defending the American Way. You know that the support and activism of our members fuel our work, and that's why these stories make such a difference. They make a difference to the entire Resistance movement, in a way that's deeply personal and gives us hope for the future of our country. In fact, our words can't do these stories justice, so here are just a few examples from our members in their words. ~*~*~*~ Teri in California says, "I resist because, as a grandmother and retired teacher, I worry about the harm that Trump's policies are creating, to the environment and to the very core of our society." Teri also notes that Trump is setting "a tone of hate, aggression, and ignorance." Among her first acts of resistance were to subscribe to the mainstream and progressive news sources that are telling the truth about this administration and become a member of advocacy organizations fighting for the issues she cares about. Teri signs petitions, attends local marches and town hall meetings, and calls her senators and representatives -- something she says she never did in the past. ~*~*~*~ Garrin from Florida says, "I resist in memory of my family who perished at the hands of the Nazis ... When our civil liberties are threatened, when fact-based science and public education are threatened, when our environment is threatened, when minorities are attacked, when women's rights and healthcare are threatened, we MUST speak up." Garrin attended both the March for Science the People's Climate March in south Florida and has "signed more petitions, made more phone calls to my representatives, sent more faxes, more emails, and tweets, than I have in my entire lifetime." He's also collected petitions in support of Floridians for a Fair Democracy's initiative to restore voting rights to 1.7 million citizens in Florida and has sent press releases to the media, participated in a congressional town hall, and became an active member of Florida Action Network. ~*~*~*~ Nathan from Washington, DC told us about converting to Islam when he married his wife, who is from Egypt, about how his brother is openly gay, and about how his extended family's interactions with each other regarding religion and LGBTQ equality -- approached with love, understanding, and tolerance -- have opened the minds of everyone involved. He told us how his own experience has shown him how diversity and acceptance can lead to peace, and also expressed his deep commitments to democracy and policies that are fact- and science-based, noting that "the current administration ignores facts and research" and "this is extremely dangerous behavior for someone with the bully pulpit of the presidency." Nathan says, "I want an administration and a country that cares about ALL of my loved ones regardless of religion, sexual orientation, and gender. I want an administration that elevates research and uses it to discover and expand best practices in healthcare, the environment and climate change, transportation, and human rights." ~*~*~*~ This is just a tiny sample. We also heard from Marian in Louisiana who is frustrated that right-wing Republicans in her state's legislature have abandoned the interests of the people and won't even work with the Democratic governor to fulfil basic infrastructure needs. We heard from many veterans, many grandparents concerned about their grandkids' futures, members of the clergy, disabled people, spouses of fallen service members, and no shortage of cancer survivors and others who say they literally owe their lives to the Affordable Care Act that Republicans are now trying to repeal. What's YOUR story? Because we want to hear it too. Tell us your story of resistance here, and let us know if we can use it in our organizing efforts>> Thank you, so much, for everything you do. --Bradley Williams, Digital Organizing Coordinator donate:                                 Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> This email was sent to xxx. Reaching you over email is the best way we have to let you know about the ways you can take action to fight the Right Wing and defend our constitutional rights and values. If you have any thoughts, comments, or criticisms, or if there's a better email address at which to reach you, please let us know. If you'd like to unsubscribe from our list, you can do that here: . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. CONTACT:  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio
· Sat, Jun 24 · obama

Subject Line: The Scoop: Free Speech, Health Care, Russia, Prescription Drug Prices
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· Sat, Jun 24 · grassley

I am going back on the road
Sisters and Brothers - This is literally insane. Senate Republicans are talking about passing a bill that impacts 1/6 of the American economy, that touches every single American family and they refuse to hold any hearings or public debate on their bill. They've kept it secret, kept it hidden, and now at the last possible second are going to rush it before the U.S. Senate to get a vote. It's a disgrace. They call it a health care bill, but how can it be a health care bill when it throws 23 million people off of insurance, slashes Medicaid, and defunds Planned Parenthood? God knows what the implication of this legislation will be on our children, the elderly, and those with chronic illness. Sometimes you have a hard time understanding what kind of world these guys are living in. Time is running out. It is up to all of us to act in an unprecedented way. We have to think big and do everything humanly possible to make sure this horrendous piece of legislation does not become law. So this week, I am going back on the road to visit states where there are Republican Senators who can and should vote to stop this moral abomination. I will be in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia on Saturday and Sunday. I will be talking about how unspeakable it would be to throw millions people off of health insurance and in the same bill give tax breaks to the rich and multinational corporations. We will share the stories of people who will be impacted by this bill. But I will also be asking why is it that the United States is the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all of its people as a right? I will be asking why we pay far more, per capita, than any other nation for health care with worse outcomes and the highest prices for prescription drugs. And I will be discussing the Medicare-for-all, single-payer legislation that I will soon be introducing in the United States Senate. But I cannot do it alone. I need your help. Please make a $27 donation to help fund my tour where we will bring people together to stop the Republican campaign to take away health care from 23 million people in order to give a tax cut to the richest among us. People who cannot afford health care do not deserve to die, but that is what will happen if this bill passes. If there are rallies in your area, please attend them. Please work with me to revitalize American democracy and advance our political revolution. Thank you for your continued support. In solidarity, Bernie Sanders ---- Paid for by Friends of Bernie Sanders (not the billionaires) PO BOX 391, Burlington, VT 05402 This email was sent to xxx. Email is one of the most important tools we have to reach supporters like you, but if you’d like to, click here to unsubscribe: Stand against the powerful special interests and build our movement by contributing to Friends of Bernie Sanders here:
· Fri, Jun 23 · sanders

Georgia on our minds
Friends, Money shouldn't be the end-all-be-all in deciding who represents us in Congress or what policies govern our country. Yet, just this week we not only finished one of the most expensive Congressional elections in history, topping out at more than $55 million, we also finally saw the Republican's "health care" bill which drops millions from our health care system to give tax breaks to the ultra wealthy. Our Revolution groups across the country are actively fighting against the influence of money in politics. Our efforts have propelled progressive candidates backed by people, not corporate money, to victory in Philadelphia, New York, California, Iowa, and communities across the country. Together we are fighting for the issues that will benefit all, not just a lucky few. These races and issue campaigns are just the beginning of a political revolution that puts people over profits. Now, our fight heads to the Senate as they consider a cruel plan that would kick more than 23 million people off of their current health care plans to give tax breaks to the very rich. We saw an example of this heartlessness yesterday when Capitol Police dragged away protesters in wheelchairs out of the U.S. Capitol for voicing their opposition to this cruel bill. Thank you for being active in this fight. This week alone, the Revolution flooded the telephone lines of the Senate with more than 7,200 calls in opposition to the treacherous health care plan. But, the fight is far from over. We need your support to stop the Senate attack on health care and put our stake in the ground for Medicare for All. Please make a $5 contribution to Our Revolution today to help us fight back against the Republican plan to destroy our health care system. DONATE » Billions of dollars from the wealthiest people in this country are flooding the political process and working Americans are losing out. It's clear that our system is broken when a health care bill would end access to maternity and mental health care but give billions to the very rich. The need for real campaign finance reform affects every aspect of our political process including how we fix our health care system. Our Revolution is organizing in many capacities, but putting the needs of every day people will always come first. We need your support to fight back against the Senate's health care plan and give a voice to every day people. Please chip in $5 to Our Revolution and help us continue the political revolution together. DONATE » Thank you for fighting for the progressive values we all believe in. Now is the time for us to come together and stop this unjust assault on the American people. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Fri, Jun 23 · sanders

The skills to succeed
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