The state of our union

Ben Betz, People For the American Way
2018-01-25 17:43:12
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Dear Anne, Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union Address this coming Tuesday, but you already know that, sadly, our union is in shambles. The good news is that a solid majority of Americans oppose Trump, his authoritarian reshaping of our government, his war on our rights and values, and his party’s extreme right-wing agenda. But the cult following Trump commands is still massive, and their loyalty to Trump and disconnection from facts and the truth is nourished every day by Fox News and the rest of the right-wing media. And, perhaps worst of all, Republican members of Congress are shamelessly complicit, as we watch them become more and more willing to lie and cover for Trump, and to attack our democratic institutions and norms on his behalf. This year is our chance to turn the tide and save our country by defeating Trump Republicans, both in the policy arena and in the midterm elections, and providing a desperately needed check on Trump’s power and his administration’s flagrant lawlessness. But we need to hit our monthly membership goals in order to be strong enough to do it. That’s why I’m asking you to fight back and be part of the progressive response to Trump’s State of the Union speech by renewing your PFAW membership for 2018. Donate to renew now>> act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-2018/ We need another 1,000 new or renewed members by January 31 to hit our target. Here's why it's so crucial that we do: Republican members of Congress in both the Senate and the House, including leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, are not only trafficking in dangerous far-right conspiracy theories about the Russia investigation and the FBI, they are actively helping to manufacture them. Meanwhile… Senate Republicans are throwing out decades of rules and traditions in a mad dash to pack our courts with Trump's unfit, unqualified, extreme right-wing judicial nominees. The White House and GOP members of Congress continue to play politics with the lives of nearly 800,000 DREAMers... More news seems to come out every week about insidious efforts to rig our elections in Republicans' favor and trample voting rights... Trump is using the Department of Health and Human Services to hijack religious freedom and turn it into a weapon of discrimination against LGBTQ people and women -- in health care of all things, making it especially cruel... Republicans in Congress this week are aggressively trying to pass a 20-week abortion BAN… And the list goes on. Their cruelty seems never ending … remember this is the party that, as a shameful bargaining chip, held 9 million kids’ health care (via the Children’s Health Insurance Program) hostage for months. You can stand up to their extremism, their cruelty, and their dishonest, cutthroat tactics with your urgent membership donation to PFAW today. Renew for 2018 with a donation now>> act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-2018/ If ever there was a moment we NEEDED every single PFAW member standing with us, together, ready to fight, that moment is now. Thank you for everything you do! -- Ben Betz, Digital Advocacy Director donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-2018/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/1936 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: You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/ . 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. act.pfaw.org/go/1 CONTACT: act.pfaw.org/go/2 PRIVACY POLICY: act.pfaw.org/go/3 FACEBOOK: act.pfaw.org/go/4 TWITTER: act.pfaw.org/go/6 YOUTUBE: act.pfaw.org/go/7 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/
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Membership Updated: 1/25/18

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Anne,

Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union Address this coming Tuesday, but you already know that, sadly, our union is in shambles.

The good news is that a solid majority of Americans oppose Trump, his authoritarian reshaping of our government, his war on our rights and values, and his party’s extreme right-wing agenda. But the cult following Trump commands is still massive, and their loyalty to Trump and disconnection from facts and the truth is nourished every day by Fox News and the rest of the right-wing media.

And, perhaps worst of all, Republican members of Congress are shamelessly complicit, as we watch them become more and more willing to lie and cover for Trump, and to attack our democratic institutions and norms on his behalf.

This year is our chance to turn the tide and save our country by defeating Trump Republicans, both in the policy arena and in the midterm elections, and providing a desperately needed check on Trump’s power and his administration’s flagrant lawlessness.

But we need to hit our monthly membership goals in order to be strong enough to do it.

That’s why I’m asking you to fight back and be part of the progressive response to Trump’s State of the Union speech by .

We need another 1,000 new or renewed members by January 31 to hit our target.

Here's why it's so crucial that we do:

Republican members of Congress in both the Senate and the House, including leaders of the House Intelligence Committee, are not only trafficking in dangerous far-right conspiracy theories about the Russia investigation and the FBI, they are actively helping to manufacture them.

Meanwhile…

  • Senate Republicans are throwing out decades of rules and traditions in a mad dash to pack our courts with Trump's unfit, unqualified, extreme right-wing judicial nominees.
  • The White House and GOP members of Congress continue to play politics with the lives of nearly 800,000 DREAMers...
  • More news seems to come out every week about insidious efforts to rig our elections in Republicans' favor and trample voting rights...
  • Trump is using the Department of Health and Human Services to hijack religious freedom and turn it into a weapon of discrimination against LGBTQ people and women -- in health care of all things, making it especially cruel...
  • Republicans in Congress this week are aggressively trying to pass a 20-week abortion BAN…

And the list goes on. Their cruelty seems never ending … remember this is the party that, as a shameful bargaining chip, held 9 million kids’ health care (via the Children’s Health Insurance Program) hostage for months.

You can stand up to their extremism, their cruelty, and their dishonest, cutthroat tactics with your .

If ever there was a moment we NEEDED every single PFAW member standing with us, together, ready to fight, that moment is now.

Thank you for everything you do!

-- Ben Betz, Digital Advocacy Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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