Five For Friday: A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center
[image: George W. Bush Presidential Center] Five for Friday A Weekly Digest from the Bush Center April 28, 2017 Explore More BUY ENGAGE TICKETS < READ THE CATALYST < UPCOMING EVENTS < [image: Amanda Schnetzer, Director of the Bush Institute's Global Initiatives, and Lindsay Lloyd, Deputy Director of the Human Freedom Initiative, joined Kris Boyd on KERA's Think program this week to discuss how the U.S. should handle the growing threat of North Korea. ] Celebrating Four Remarkable Years April 25 marked four years since the George W. Bush Presidential Center was dedicated. With your support, we’ve accomplished a great deal in these short years – from saving lives around the world with Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon®, and partnering with three other presidential centers on a first-of-its kind program to develop a new generation of leaders, to hosting scores of sold-out events with national newsmakers – and we look forward to taking on new work inspired by President and Mrs. Bush in the years to come. Since opening our doors in 2013, the Bush Center has hosted more than 400 events, presented nine special exhibits, held 12 “Team 43” sports events as part of our veteran transition work, trained and equipped 302 leadership fellows, and welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors. As we mark this special occasion, we'd like to thank you, and all of our supporters, and encourage you to plan a visit soon to see what's new at the Bush Center, including the Portraits of Courage < special exhibit. Explore our work < In Focus THE CATALYST | A CONVERSATION WITH VETERANS LESLIE ZIMMERMAN, BRYCE COLE, AND ROQUE URENA The Catalyst conducted an electronic roundtable with three warriors President George W. Bush painted for Portraits of Courage , his recent book and accompanying special exhibit at the Bush Center in Dallas. We asked how they identified their post-traumatic stress, sought help, and worked with others through a difficult process. They open up about their transitions, including their very personal experiences. Read article [image: arrow] < Watch | Video Highlights of President and Mrs. Bush’s Trip to Africa A new video highlights President and Mrs. Bush’s recent trip to Africa, which was focused primarily on two initiatives: the work of Bush Institute affiliate Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon® - a global partnership fighting women’s cancers – and the Bush Institute’s First Ladies Initiative, which engages and supports first ladies from around the world to effectively use their unique platforms to improve lives. Watch video [image: arrow] < Read | Updated State of Our Cities Tracks Education Data Across the Country State of Our Cities , an interactive tool that provides education data on more than 100 cities across the country and makes comparisons at the state, national, and global levels, launched new features this week. Included are new videos that demonstrate how to best use the data, spotlights on middle school learning and principal leadership, and resources for policymakers to better engage in education decision-making in their communities. See your city’s data [image: arrow] < Join Us on Social Media Sharing and forwarding Bush Center content is one of the simplest and most effective ways for Bush Center supporters to help us advance our work. Connect with us today on Facebook < Twitter < Instagram < or Snapchat. < Let’s connect [image: arrow] < [image: George W. Bush Presidential Center] < 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75205 T. 214-200-4300 | E. xxx [image: Twitter] < [image: Instagram] < [image: Facebook] < [image: Flickr] < [image: YouTube] < Email Preferences < | Privacy Policy < | Give Today <
· Fri, Apr 28 · bush-george-w

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· Fri, Apr 28 · obama

CA single-payer bill SB 562 passes committee vote!
Friends, Ever since SB 562, the Healthy California Act, was introduced in the California State Senate, Our Revolution volunteers have been calling and texting voters and legislators, organizing, and rallying across the state and the country in favor of the universal health care bill -- and our efforts are beginning to pay off. Yesterday, the Senate Health Committee voted 5-2 in favor of SB 562. This is yuuuge. Now the bill advances to the Senate Appropriations Committee, so we need to keep pushing until universal health care is enshrined in California law. Can you chip in $5 to help Our Revolution continue our push for universal health care? Your contribution helps us gather support for Medicare for All to connect voters with their elected officials and rally supporters at state capitols like we did yesterday in Sacramento. DONATE » Alongside the California Nurses Association and countless grassroots organizations and activists, we are on the brink of establishing health care as a human right for all in California. A major victory like this can turn the tide on the national health care debate. A majority of Americans are in favor of Medicare for All, but the news media spends far more time covering the Republican's lamentable health care plan instead of presenting the public with its increasingly viable alternative. We've had enough of paying more for prescription drugs, premiums, deductibles, and copayments than people in countries with universal health care. We're fed up with getting fleeced by insurance and pharmaceutical industries that lobby the State Senate and our Congress against Medicare for All and rake in billions of dollars in profit. That's why so many people support SB 562, which would eliminate out-of-pocket costs and extend coverage to undocumented immigrants. We are on track to win this fight. Your $5 donation helps us continue our organizing efforts and rally even more support for health care as a human right. DONATE » Universal health care is one of the great moral issues of our time. With your help, we can guarantee that to all Californians, and soon all Americans. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Thu, Apr 27 · sanders

ADD YOUR NAME: Stop Donald's tax cut for the rich
Donald Trump's tax proposal: for rich people, by Wall Street. Add your name to fight back:
· Thu, Apr 27 · obama

To beat Republicans at the ballot box >>
Patricia, I want to let you in on something awesome: We've hit all our fundraising goals so far this year. Every. Last. One. We're expanding plans for our programs in response to this community's desire to help elect more women. But I need to make sure we have a great April too before we put these plans into action. Help raise $150,000 before April is over so we can keep growing Run to Win, recruit women to flip House seats, and protect our nine Senate women up for re-election: There is no time to waste. Republicans have already raised $41.5 million in the first quarter of this year! It was their best quarter ever after a presidential race. We know that the resistance is strong, and people are fired up to run for office and beat Republicans at the ballot box. Now we've got to put the resources in place to make it happen. Donate today to help hit our goal and elect more pro-choice Democratic women to every office in the country: Thanks, Leigh K. Warren Chief Operating Officer, EMILY's List
· Thu, Apr 27 · clinton-hillary

This Saturday: Attend a People's Climate March event near you
Friend -- When I left the Senate, I said I wouldn't stop raising my voice on the issues that impact millions of Americans. Fighting climate change continues to be one of the most important challenges we face. We must do everything we can to show the climate change deniers in Washington that they are standing at odds with the overwhelming majority of Americans who want us to continue to take action on this issue. This weekend, you can make your voice heard by attending a People's Climate March event near you. Here are the details: WHAT: People's Climate March WHERE: 1600 Pacific Highway San Diego, CA 92101 WHEN: Saturday, April 29ᵗʰ 10:00 am RSVP now: Climate change isn't some fictional or far off problem -- it's happening right now. Communities across the country are already experiencing its effects in the form of extreme weather and month after month of record-breaking temperatures. But instead of acknowledging climate change, or building on the efforts we've already made to prevent its worst effects, this new administration has already taken steps to roll back our progress. They've started to walk back the Clean Power Plan, and they're seriously discussing an exit from the Paris Climate Agreement, the historic pact that nearly every country in the world committed to last year. We cannot sit by and let this administration undo the progress we've fought so hard to make a reality. Don't pass up this chance to raise your voice -- attend a People's Climate March event near you. Thanks, Senator Barbara Boxer
· Thu, Apr 27 · obama

Delaware needs a "Water Golden Rule"
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window < =Sen_Carper%2501398006%2501403110%2b-%2b04-27-2017%2beNewsletter%2501179> Click here to open a plain text version of this email < n_text=Y&link=Sen_Carper%2501398006%2501403110%2b-%2b04-27-2017%2beNewsl> < crop=17985.20034508.11933754.15290910&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fc> < crop=17985.20034508.11933754.15290910&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fc> < crop=17985.20034508.11933754.15290910&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fc 55> < crop=17985.20034508.11933754.15290910&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fc 61590577447443> < crop=17985.20034508.11933754.15290910&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fc> < crop=17985.20034508.11933754.15290910&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fc 63376> < crop=17985.20034508.11933754.15290910&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fc > e-Newsletter Header < crop=17985.20034508.11933754.15290910&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fc> Carper's Connection April 27, 2017 Dear Friends, < jpg> Yesterday, I was excited to have Delaware's own Collin O'Mara, former DNREC Secretary and current President and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, join me at a hearing of the Environment and Public Works Committee. As a tireless advocate for Delaware's natural resources and the health of our communities, Collin was the perfect person to help our committee examine the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Water Rule, which protects our nation's millions of miles of waterways from harmful pollutants. For Delaware, this rule is incredibly important, protecting the Delaware River and Bay from pollution occurring hundreds of miles upstream. Small amounts of pollution put into smaller waterways in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York flow downstream toward Delaware. In those places, these small amounts aren't a big deal for farmers or fishermen or anyone drinking the water. But when all of that pollution flows downstream, toward Delaware, it adds up. In the end, that accumulated pollution can have huge impacts on the health of our fish and wildlife, and the safety of our drinking water. < g> In creating the Clean Water Rule, EPA spent years examining the latest peer-reviewed science. They also held more than 400 meetings with farmers, business owners, local leaders and the general public in towns across the country. The EPA received more than one million comments on the draft rule � some with suggestions, some with specific challenges and some simply asking questions. Before issuing the final rule in August 2015, EPA responded to every comment. In the end, the EPA's final Clean Water Rule isn't perfect. Some argue it's too strong and hurts businesses. Others say it's too weak and fails to fully protect our waterways for our children and grandchildren. No one can honestly say, though, that EPA didn't do its homework. After years of analysis, discussion and rewriting, EPA took an incredibly complex issue and found a reasonable, workable compromise that I believe would ensure our children inherit healthy waterways in the decades to come. 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· Thu, Apr 27 · carper

100 Days of National Security Leadership
<> 100 Days of National Security Leadership Dear Unity -- Over the last eight years Americans watched as the security of the United States declined. We watched as innocent civilians, both at home and throughout the world, have been brutally attacked and killed in the name of Islam.   Chattanooga. Fort Hood. London. Boston. Orlando. San Bernardino. Paris. We watched as American lives were put at risk by weak and misguided policies that supported the Muslim Brotherhood; caved to Islamist regimes and dictators; tied the hands of U.S. law enforcement; and drastically weakened our military.   We watched as our nation became weaker, less respected, and more dangerous with each passing day. We hoped for a change. And on November 8, 2016, we said “enough is enough” and instituted that change by electing Donald J. Trump as our 45th president.   President Trump has promised the American people that national security will be a top priority, and during his first 100 days in office he has shown the world that he means business. The job ahead of him won’t be easy, especially with an unprecedented level of hate and vitriol by the mainstream media, all groups on the left, and even some within his own party. But to the voters watching, how refreshing.  A president that can look past such distractions and get to business; a president that means what he says, and does what he promises. Though there is much work to be done, by his 100th day in office this Saturday, President Trump has already taken much-needed steps to make our nation safe and respected again.  Some examples include: - Ordering a freeze on, and study of, immigration from areas compromised by terrorism; - Increasing the number of immigration enforcement personnel; - Standing firm with law enforcement officers; - Responding to a tyrant’s chemical attack against his own people, including women and children, by launching a targeted strike on a Syrian airfield; - Placing travel restrictions on countries compromised by terrorism; - Instituting new sanctions on Iran; and - Calling for an increase on defense spending, so that our military personnel have everything they need. As we noted, there is still much to be done to protect our nation and the democratic freedoms afforded to its citizens.  For example, It is far past time for the Muslim Brotherhood to be declared a foreign terror organization. It is far past time for Hamas front groups in the U.S. like CAIR to stop hiding under the guise of protecting Muslim civil liberties and called out for who they really are, and banned. It is far past time to stop money from hardworking American families from funding jihadists and their families. It is far past time to stop radical Imams from infiltrating our prisons and pumping hate into the hearts of the incarcerated. These are but a few of the issues that we look to the Trump Administration to address.  We have confidence that over the next four years they will do so.   ACT for America’s more than half-a-million members steadfastly support President Trump’s current national security efforts, and we will continue to work tirelessly in towns and communities across the nation to help him achieve his goal of making America safe, secure… and GREAT again. For Freedom, ACT for America SHARE: <> < < < <>
· Thu, Apr 27 · actforamerica

The latest on Obamacare repeal
Friend -- Congressional leaders just released their latest bill to repeal Obamacare -- and this version is even more cruel. It still raises premiums. It still gives massive tax cuts to the wealthy. And it still would cover 24 million fewer Americans than Obamacare. But this one goes even further: It allows states to opt out of a key protection for Americans with pre-existing conditions, and another that requires coverage for services including maternity care, prescription drugs, and emergency room visits. Repealing Obamacare would be a disaster -- call your representative right away and let them know. Make the call: Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Thu, Apr 27 · obama

re: 100 long days
100 days in... Trump's promises: --Pledged to "Buy American" --Promised "insurance for everybody" by repealing & replacing the ACA --Campaigned on "draining the swamp" --Pledged to make lives better for American families Trump's reality: --Allows oil companies to use foreign steel while Ivanka has imported 53 shipments of her company's products from China since the election --Backs a (failed) health care bill that could have taken coverage from 24 million Americans --Filled his administration with lobbyists and appointed the wealthiest Cabinet in history --Put forth a budget that cuts funding for programs that benefit the working class, like Meals on Wheels and PBS Donate to help Democrats keep fighting Trump:
· Thu, Apr 27 · obama

We are falling behind
Greg for Montana Between the Hollywood Elite and the Bernie Sanders online machine, millions of liberal dollars have streamed into Montana to make sure I lose in less than 30 days. Unity, We're in danger - in danger of being outraised by the liberal Left, a "Nancy Pelosi in a cowboy hat." My opponent and his leftist allies see this race as "the BEST chance for Democrats to bring home a major victory in 2017." (Yes, that's a direct quote from Rob Quist and his campaign!) Unity, conservatives cannot afford to sit on the sidelines this year after our historic wins across the nation, because the Democrats aren't taking anything for granted. That's how my opponent has raised 1 million dollars in just 20 days... Between the Hollywood Elite and the Bernie Sanders online machine, millions of liberal dollars have streamed into Montana to make sure I lose in less than 30 days. I need to know you're with me in the final days of this Special Election. These final days will make or break this election. That's why your Special Election contribution will make a direct impact on this race. Can you help, Unity? >> Quick $10 Donation << >> Quick $25 Donation << >> Quick $50 Donation << >> Quick $100 Donation << >> Quick $250 Donation << >> Quick $500 Donation << >> Quick $1,000 Donation << >> Quick Other Donation << If my opponent continues down this fundraising path, we will lose. It doesn't matter that he's wrong for our Montana way of life - the Left will pour every dollar they can into ensuring that my opponent wins next month. Unity, I am counting on you to help us stop the liberals in their tracks. Thanks,
· Thu, Apr 27 · rubio

New steps forward as the work continues into 2017
Dear Friend, Yesterday, President Clinton reconfirmed his commitment to the ongoing work of the Clinton Foundation, letting staff know he had assumed the role of Chair of the Board: "This has been my life for the last 16 years and I want to send a clear signal that we’re serious about continuing our work which, I believe, is now more important than ever." Along with this exciting news, we wanted to share with our community of dedicated supporters some additional leadership changes at the Clinton Foundation: * Donna Shalala has stepped down as President and CEO of the Foundation and joined the Board. * Bruce Lindsey, the previous Chair, will continue to be a full-time member of the Board and has become Counselor to the Chair. * The Board has named Kevin Thurm, who has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2015, as Acting CEO. Donna took a leave of absence from the University of Miami in order to join the Foundation in the summer of 2015. In her time with the Foundation, Donna helped lead us into a stronger position and enhanced the impact of our work. This year, we have expanded our domestic health work to San Diego ( , convened a new class of Presidential Leadership Scholars ( , and announced the next convening of CGI University this year at Northeastern University. ( The Miami Herald yesterday reported about these changes and President Clinton's plans for the Foundation moving forward. You can read the full article here ( . Also, in case you missed it, President Clinton outlined the future for the Foundation with the release of our 2016 Annual Report ( . As always, thank you for your continued support. Clinton Foundation ============================================================ The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. The Clinton Foundation has received top ratings from the three leading charity watchdog groups: Charity Navigator, CharityWatch, and GuideStar. These ratings let you know that we make the most of every single dollar that you contribute. ** ( ** View this email as a webpage ( ** Clinton Foundation ( | 1200 President Clinton Ave | Little Rock, AR 72201 This email was sent to xxx. You can ** update your preferences ( or if you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please ** unsubscribe ( .
· Wed, Apr 26 · clinton-bill

Kirsten said it best:
Patricia, "We're here to help people, and if we're not helping people, we should go the f**k home." -- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) This community of more than 5 million people helped elect Kirsten, and it's going to take all of us to elect more women like her. Let's keep sending more fighters like Kirsten to Congress: - the EMILY's List team
· Wed, Apr 26 · clinton-hillary

Upcoming Events
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· Wed, Apr 26 · manchin

Why is Amazon funding Breitbart’s hate? (sign the petition)
[ ]Amazon: Stop advertising on Breitbart Tell Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: “Stop funding white supremacy and misogyny. Stop advertising on Breitbart or any platform that promotes hate.” Add your name: [ ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ ]Amazon: Don't fund hate CREDO members recently helped force Bill O’Reilly, Fox News’ flagship racist and misogynist, off the air. Now we need to turn our attention to Breitbart, the white supremacist, misogynistic, fake news media outlet formerly run by Steve Bannon that helped fuel Donald Trump's rise to power. After months of pressure from progressive activists, more than 1,000 advertisers have abandoned Breitbart over its racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic reporting.^1 But one company stands out for continuing to fund Breitbart’s hate: Amazon. Our friends at UltraViolet, SumOfUs and MoveOn — along with the social media campaign Sleeping Giants — have been pushing on Amazon executives for months, but they have so far refused to pull their ads. Can you help ramp up the pressure today? [ ]Tell Amazon: Stop funding Breitbart’s hate. Click here to sign the petition. Amazon won’t accept discriminatory ads on its own site.^2 There is no reason for it to advertise on a site that is literally the breeding ground for some of the most toxic hate in the country. The outrage against Amazon funding Breitbart’s hate is growing inside the company. More than 550 employees have signed a petition demanding that executives stop advertising on Breitbart.^3 According to an email sent to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Senior Vice President Jeff Blackburn, an employee asked Blackburn, "What is it going to take for us to stop advertising on Breitbart News?" at a March company-wide meeting.^4 Blackburn shifted the blame from Amazon to the third-party ad exchanges through which it buys its ads, but that seems a weak excuse given the enormous number of advertisers who have successfully cut their ties with Breitbart.^5 Amazon's ads on Breitbart are not the only troubling part of its track record when it comes to Trump’s dangerous agenda. In December, Bezos was part of a meeting between tech CEOs and Trump that helped normalize and legitimize Trump and his extremism. Bezos called the meeting “very productive.”^6 That same month, CREDO partnered with our friends at Muslim Advocates, Color Of Change, MPower Change, Courage Campaign, Democracy for America and more than a dozen other progressive and civil rights groups to demand that tech companies refuse to help build Trump’s Muslim registry. While Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, IBM and Microsoft all pledged not to enable Trump’s xenophobic hate, Amazon failed to join them.^7 Amazon’s leaders have a choice: They can get their ads off Breitbart and make sure they never appear on other sites that promote racism, xenophobia and misogyny, or they can keep funding hate. Can you add your voice to demand they do the right thing? Tell Amazon: Stop funding Breitbart’s hate. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ ] Thanks for everything you do, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Tom Embury-Dennis, "[ ]Breitbart 'loses advertising deals' with more than 1,000 companies," Feb. 16, 2017.  2. Amazon, "[ ]Creative acceptance policy," accessed April 20, 2017.  3. Lauren C. Williams, "[ ]Amazon employees pressure CEO to kill Breitbart ads," ThinkProgress, April 14, 2017.  4. Charlie Warzel, "[ ]Over 550 Amazon employees are pressuring leadership to cut advertising ties with Breitbart," Buzzfeed, April 13, 2017.  5. Ibid.  6. David Streitfeld, "[ ]‘I’m here to help,’ Trump tells tech executives at meeting," The New York Times, Dec. 14, 2016.  7. Sarah A. Harvard, "[ ]These 3 major Silicon Valley tech companies haven't condemned Trump's Muslim registry proposal," Mic, Jan. 18, 2017.
· Wed, Apr 26 · obama

Stand with Ann
Great America Alliance
· Wed, Apr 26 · fund-conservative

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· Wed, Apr 26 · obama

This is major
Great America Alliance
· Wed, Apr 26 · fund-conservative

A government shutdown?
Friend -- Congress has just three days to pass a bill that keeps the government funded, or we'll be face-to-face with another shutdown. This White House should want Congress to pass a straightforward funding bill so we can avoid the disastrous consequences of a shutdown -- but instead, they've repeatedly floated outrageous demands. Just days ago, they insisted that Congress would have to provide funds for their misguided border wall if they wanted to keep the government open. But thanks to voices like yours, the administration seems to have realized that the American people won't tolerate their tax dollars being wasted on this wall and the cruel immigration agenda it embodies. We've made clear that this demand was a non-starter, and the administration has reportedly dropped it -- at least for now. But it remains to be seen what other poison pills might end up on the table. Join the team that's standing up against the partisan games that have brought us here -- tell us you want to be a part of the effort, and we'll follow up with ways to take action: If Speaker Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and their colleagues can't fulfill their responsibility to fund the government, the people who they are supposed to represent, and all of us, will suffer the consequences of a shutdown: Veterans' benefits could be on the chopping block. Payments that serve as critical lifelines for the unemployed or for farmers could be discontinued. Potential homeowners or small business entrepreneurs may have to wait for their loans to be approved. National parks could close, and hundreds of thousands of government workers could be put on leave. Cutting off access to these services over ideological demands -- like insisting that taxpayers foot the bill for a foolish border wall -- would be irresponsible and harmful to the people Congress should be working for. Say we deserve better than these partisan games -- add your name now: Thanks, Jack Jack Shapiro Director of Policy and Campaigns Organizing for Action
· Tue, Apr 25 · obama