Sisters and Brothers,
Last week, Trump signed more than a dozen executive orders. With a stroke of his pen, Trump forced the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines back into the conversation. He took action to defund sanctuary cities, which provide protection from deportation for undocumented immigrants and families. And, on Friday, he signed what is effectively a Muslim ban.
Over the weekend, thousands took to the streets, standing in solidarity with communities threatened by the executive orders and in defense of our environment. Today we need you to channel that same energy and passion and call upon our Democratic Senators to fight against Trump’s agenda.
The nominations of Betsy DeVos and Jeff Sessions to important cabinet positions are troubling to Americans across the political spectrum. Our education and justice systems are cornerstones of our history as a nation and our shared experience, and they must be led by qualified people who will protect them.
Democratic Senators must be bold and stand with the working class. Under Senate rules, up to 30 hours of floor debate are permitted for each cabinet nominee.
There are 1,450 days until Trump leaves office. That means 1,450 days of fighting back against his radical agenda for our nation and the world.
We’re fighting back every day for millions of people being targeted by the Trump administration. And we’re calling on Senate Democrats to step up and join us. Each Democratic Senator must debate each of Trump’s Cabinet Nominees for the full 30 hours allotted. Every hour the Senate delays is one less hour for Trump and his cronies to cause more damage to our economy and our values.
Our Democratic leaders should have the backbone to stand up against Trump’s reign of terror. That’s why Our Revolution is partnering with 60 organizations in calling on Senate Democrats to join us in the resistance.
We need you with us in this fight. Thanks for stepping up today – and every day.