Tell ESPN that you stand with Jemele
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/standwithjemele ]Tell ESPN: Stand with Jemele, not Trump The petition to ESPN reads: “With a white supremacist in the White House who is actively trying to undercut the power of the media, media outlets must do everything it can to defend its reporters, especially when they are fighting back against Trump’s racism and hate. Apologize to Jemele Hill for suspending her and publicly commit to protecting your journalists’ First Amendment rights.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/standwithjemele ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/standwithjemele ]Tell ESPN: Stand with Jemele, not Trump ESPN’s suspension of “Sportscenter” host, Jemele Hill, is a win for white supremacy and a threat to free speech. When African-American journalist, Jemele Hill, called Donald Trump a white supremacist, Trump’s fascist regime immediately tried to discredit her and called on ESPN to fire her.^1 When Hill called out Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, for threatening to bench players protesting police brutality against African-American people, ESPN caved to pressure from pro-Trump NFL owners and suspended her for two weeks.^2 Trump is using the White House to crack down on any member of the media who criticizes his bigoted administration – and ESPN just helped him silence one of its own journalists. Jemele Hill comes back from suspension on Monday. It’s up to us to hold ESPN accountable. Add your name now to demand that ESPN apologize to Hill and publicly commit to defending its journalists from Trump’s attacks. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/standwithjemele ]Tell ESPN: Apologize to Jemele Hill and commit to protecting her First Amendment rights. Click here to sign the petition. ESPN is making an example of Hill to appease racist sports fans and pro-Trump NFL owners like Jerry Jones. Jones wants to keep African-American football players in their place. He is the only NFL owner who has publicly threatened to bench his players for exercising their right to free speech by protesting racial injustice during the national anthem. This is a clear attempt to keep African-American football players from using their influence and power to lift up and fight against the crisis of police terror, brutality and killings in the African-American community. It’s an attack rooted in white supremacy. Trump has called white supremacists and neo-nazis “very fine people,” and African-American football players protesting racial injustice “sons of bitches.” He has stacked his administration with white nationalists who are undermining the voting rights, civil rights and civil liberties of African-American people and other people of color daily. ESPN’s failure to defend the First Amendment rights of its African-American employees when they call out racism actively legitimizes and aids Trump’s bigoted attempts to quash dissent and uphold white supremacy. That is dangerous and unacceptable. Under Trump’s fascist administration, everyone must make a choice, including executives at sports media outlets like ESPN. Will they side with a racist bigot and his craven base of supporters, or will they stand up to Trump’s hate and fiercely protect African-American journalists? Tell ESPN: Apologize to Jemele Hill and commit to protecting her First Amendment rights. Click the link below to sign the petition. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/standwithjemele ]act.credoaction.com/sign/standwithjemele Thank you for all you do. Nicole Regalado, Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/standwithjemele ]Sign the petition ► References: 1. David Nakamura, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/17561 ]White House: ESPN’s Jemele Hill should be fired for calling Trump a ‘white supremacist’," The Washington Post, Sept. 13, 2017. 2. Frank Pallota, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/17562 ]ESPN suspends Jemele Hill over NFL tweets," CNN, Oct. 9, 2017.
· Sat, Oct 21 · obama

Trump nominee compares treatment of Christians to Nazi Germany
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne, We've already told you about how Trump judicial nominee Jeff Mateer called transgender youth "part of Satan's plan," endorsed the deadly practice of so-called "gay conversion therapy," and even attended a 2015 conference hosted by a notorious "kill the gays" pastor ... now, CNN reports that Mateer also has made a series of comment comparing policies like the contraception mandate at issue in the Hobby Lobby case to crackdowns by the Nazis! He actually said that these policies aimed at ensuring equal access to birth control are akin to "what happened in the 1930s in Germany with Hitler." It seems to be a pattern of Mateer's to cry "Nazi" at any policy that disagrees with the radical Religious Right. Anne, these comments are jaw-dropping, and Mateer has proven that the Senate should not even consider him for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. SIGN NOW: Demand Senators call for Mateer's nomination be withdrawn immediately>> act.pfaw.org/sign/withdraw-mateer/ Under no circumstances should Jeff Mateer sit on the federal bench for a lifetime appointment. If a nominee like this can be considered for a lifetime seat, I shudder to think about the types of nominees Trump will appoint in the future. Demand your senators condemn Mateer's extremist record and call for his nomination to be withdrawn immediately>> act.pfaw.org/sign/withdraw-mateer/ Your voice and pressure can stop a truly harmful and extreme nominee from being appointed to a federal court. Thank you, Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator --- donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/support-pfaw-today/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/805 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/
· Sat, Oct 21 · obama

BREAKING: Anne Paquet-Howard & 38 others put progressives over the finish line.
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** “Virginia is now the most important place on the U.S. political landscape -- and what happens there could decide the fate of the nation.” -- Paul Krugman, New York Times Mike, In his New York Times column this past weekend, Paul Krugman wrote (emphasis added): "Whatever happens in Virginia, the consequences will be huge. If [Republican gubernatorial candidate] Gillespie pulls this off, all the worst impulses of the Trumpist G.O.P. will be empowered; you might think that things can’t get even worse, but yes, they can." That’s right -- former RNC chair and self-styled Trump clone Ed Gillespie is running for governor on Trump’s playbook: Racist fear-mongering Energizing white nationalists Outlandishly dishonest smears against his Democratic opponent And the race is a dead heat -- with the latest polls within the margin of error and the very latest poll having Gillespie UP for the first time! Please donate right now to help us expand our efforts in this CRITICAL election to turn out the progressive vote and defeat Trump Republicans>> act.pfaw.org/donate/virginia-2017/ We're on track to hit our goal of 1,500 donations by midnight to keep this work going -- only 39 donations away! But we need all the help we can get ... and if we beat our goal by a lot, then we can put even more resources into turning out every last progressive vote. Campaign_ID Number_Of_Donations Oct_20_Goal Donation_Deficit VIRGINIA ELECTIONS: Defeat Trump Republicans in the Biggest Election of the Year 1,461 1,500 (-39) The polls have tightened and the Right Wing has gotten even more brazen with its bigoted attacks -- in both the governor's race AND critical State House races. volunteer with us this saturday! In the last governor’s race, Democrat Terry McAuliffe won, but only by about 2% … after recent polls had him up by double digits. And the Democratic state attorney general, who has been instrumental in defending Virginian's health care and other rights, won by only 165 votes, out of more than 2.2 million cast! Every single vote counts! And every single dollar you can chip in to help us turn out those votes will make a difference. Please give what you can now to ensure a progressive victory in the most important election of the year>> act.pfaw.org/donate/virginia-2017/ Thanks for everything you do. -- Lizet Ocampo, Political Director donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/virginia-2017/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/819 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/
· Fri, Oct 20 · obama

meet Barack Obama
Friend -- "If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing." --President Obama, January 9, 2017 Getting involved has never been more important. This fall, win a chance to fly to Chicago to talk about it face-to-face with former President Obama: my.ofa.us/Enter Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Fri, Oct 20 · obama

No Tricks. Just Treats. iPhone 6s + a $200 Gift Card for Every Line You Switch
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· Fri, Oct 20 · obama

This open enrollment period:
Friend -- Open enrollment for Obamacare starts in just a few weeks, and OFA supporters are gearing up to spread the word. This year, the enrollment period will be different than in years past, as this administration continues to try to sabotage Obamacare. Open enrollment will be half as long and there will only be one deadline: December 15th. The administration has also cut some resources for in-person assistance and advertising. So it's up to all of us to spread the facts and make sure our friends, family members, and neighbors have the information they'll need to get covered. If you need coverage, click here and we'll make sure you have the facts on Obamacare, and the information you'll need to sign up for care for 2018: my.ofa.us/I-Need-Insurance If you're already covered, but want to help others find coverage by spreading the word about open enrollment, here are some ways you can get involved: 1. Join OFA's on-the-ground enrollment team: Commit to having conversations in your community, letting everyone know that Obamacare is working, and making sure your friends and neighbors have the resources they'll need if they're looking for coverage: my.ofa.us/Join-Our-On-The-Ground-Team Or 2. Join OFA's digital enrollment team: Say you'll use social media to help cut through the confusion surrounding open enrollment. Help by sharing key facts and by making sure your networks have what they'll need to get covered before the December 15 deadline: my.ofa.us/Join-Our-Digital-Team No matter how you choose to spread the word, you'll be doing critical work to ensure that your loved ones get the coverage they need for 2018. Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Thu, Oct 19 · obama

Sign if you agree: Reject Trump's coal lobbyist pick at the EPA
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/reject_wheeler_epa ]Reject Trump's coal lobbyist pick at the EPA The petition to the Senate reads: "Block and resist the nomination of coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler for deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/reject_wheeler_epa ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/reject_wheeler_epa ][IMG] If you thought Donald Trump's war on the climate and our environment couldn't get any worse, think again. Trump recently nominated coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to fill the number two spot at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), doubling down on his anti-climate agenda and his dangerous campaign promise to prop up the failing dirty coal industry. If confirmed by the Senate, Wheeler would be responsible for regulating the very industry he lobbied for. We must urge the Senate to block and resist this dangerous climate change denier’s nomination before it comes up for a vote in the next few weeks. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/reject_wheeler_epa ]Tell the Senate: No coal lobbyists at the EPA. Click here to sign the petition. For nearly a decade, Wheeler lobbied for the coal industry and other polluters, and since 2009, he has been a registered lobbyist for Murray Energy, the largest coal mining conglomerate in the country. Murray Energy's CEO, Robert Murray, who famously tried to sue HBO's John Oliver over an accurate exposé about the coal industry, is an outspoken climate change denier who regularly peddles in blatant lies, believes the Earth is cooling and recently falsely claimed 4,000 scientists told him that "mankind is not affecting climate change."^1 During the time Murray Energy was Wheeler's client, the coal giant regularly sued the EPA to prevent stricter regulations on ozone and carbon emissions and other pollutants, including leading a lawsuit with a number of Republican-led states against the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, of which Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently moved to reverse.^2 Wheeler, who believes the Earth may be going through a "cooling phase," also previously served as a close adviser to notorious anti-science climate change denier Sen. James Inhofe, who once brought a snowball to the Senate floor in a pathetic attempt to disprove climate change.^3 Time and time again, Trump is attempting to put the fox in charge of watching the henhouse and packing the EPA with anti-climate zealots to line the pockets of his friends in the fossil fuel industry. The Senate will be holding a confirmation hearing for Wheeler's nomination soon, so we must act now to demand they stop this climate-denying coal lobbyist from ever setting foot inside the EPA. Tell the Senate: No coal lobbyists at the EPA. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/reject_wheeler_epa ]act.credoaction.com/sign/reject_wheeler_epa Thanks for all you do. Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/reject_wheeler_epa ]Sign the petition ► Photo: Educational Images/Getty Images References  1. Marianne Lavelle, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/17438 ]Coal Boss Takes Climate Change Denial to the Extreme," InsideClimate News, Oct. 11, 2017.  2. Samantha Page, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/17439 ]Coal company loses 'war on coal' case," Think Progress, June 29, 2017.  3. Natasha Geiling, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/17440 ]Trump nominates a coal lobbyist to the number two spot at EPA," Think Progress, Oct. 5, 2017.
· Thu, Oct 19 · obama

Trump’s approval ⬇️ Our shot ⬆️
"Trump's approval ratings drop in every state" --CNBC Sounds right to us! Pitch in $3 to help elect Democrats so we can take back Congress in 2018 and the White House in 2020: my.democrats.org/Help-Democrats-Fight-Back-AB
· Thu, Oct 19 · obama

Update- Krugman: "most important place on the U.S. political landscape"
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** A new Monmouth University poll JUST came out that has the Trump Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie in the lead for the first time!!! This is a true emergency. Currently, ours is the only Spanish language media on the air ... we're doing all we can to counter Republicans' racist tactics ... our dozen young progressive Next Up Victory Fund candidates for state House are also being smeared and need our help ... We can't win this fight without your help -- and this is a fight we must win! act.pfaw.org/donate/virginia-2017/
· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

Sign the petition: Every child needs health insurance
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]Tell Congress: Save CHIP now The petition to Congress reads: "Immediately renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program and refuse to trade CHIP for deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act or any other part of our social safety net." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]Tell Congress: Save CHIP now Trump Republicans have put the lives of millions of children in jeopardy.^1 The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers essential health services for more than 9 million low- and middle-income children in states across the country, and morally bankrupt Republican congressional leaders just let its federal funding expire.^2 Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and other cruel right-wing extremists in Congress could have saved CHIP months ago, but instead they launched several failed attempts to gut the Affordable Care Act. Now, they are trying to leverage CHIP to make deep cuts to our social safety net.^3 We must speak out now to demand that Congress immediately renews CHIP with no strings attached. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]Tell Congress: Every child deserves health coverage. Renew federal funding for CHIP now. Click here to sign the petition. CHIP is a widely successful health program. It has lowered the percentage of uninsured children in the United States from nearly 14 percent, when the Clinton administration launched the program in 1997, to 4.5 percent in 2015.^4 Low- and middle-income children and pregnant women rely on CHIP to access: * Preventive health check ups * Immunizations * Dental and vision care * Lab work and x-rays * Emergency services Allowing federal funding for CHIP to expire shows that Republicans are incapable of governing. It also makes clear that their heartless party cares more about advancing their cruel agenda than the lives of American children. Providing health care for children should not even be up for debate, but Republican leaders are so consumed with their quest to gut our health care and social safety net that no vulnerable population is off limits for them to exploit. Right-wing Republicans Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy derailed legislation to renew CHIP when they introduced their latest version of Trumpcare in September. Instead of advancing a bill to reauthorize CHIP, Republicans put the full weight of their caucus behind legislation that would have stripped health care away from low-income people and children, women, seniors and sick people just to give Donald Trump the win he so desperately wants. Our resistance forced Republicans to give up their Trumpcare push for the time being, but the fight to protect our health care and the health care of our children is far from over. States like Arizona, California, Nevada, North Carolina and Utah are already running out of funding to keep their state’s CHIP program going. Minnesota will run out of funding by the end of October.^5 In the face of massive public outrage over their failure to fund CHIP, Republicans in the Senate Finance Committee recently advanced a bill to restore funding, but House Republicans are refusing to finance CHIP without cuts to Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.^6 We must speak out now to demand that Congress restores CHIP and refuses to advance any bill that trades funding for the program for cuts to any part of our social safety net. Add your name now. Tell Congress: Every child deserves health coverage. Renew federal funding for CHIP now. Click the link below to sign the petition. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip Thanks for all you do, Nicole Regalado, Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Valerie Strauss, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17052 ]9 million kids get health insurance under CHIP. Congress just let it expire.” The Washington Post, Oct. 1, 2017.  2. Clio Chang, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17053 ]The GOP’s Struggles to Re-Authorize CHIP Is a Devastating Indictment,” New Republic, Sept. 28, 2017.  3. Robert Pear, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17054 ]Bill to Rescue Children’s Health Program Hits Snag in House,” The New York Times, Oct. 4, 2017.  4. Strauss, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17052 ]9 million kids get health insurance under CHIP. Congress just let it expire.”  5. Chang, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17053 ]The GOP’s Struggles to Re-Authorize CHIP Is a Devastating Indictment.”  6. Pear, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17054 ]Bill to Rescue Children’s Health Program Hits Snag in House.”
· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

New tool tracks Trump-Sessions DOJ’s war on Americans
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne-- Jeff Sessions is testifying today in a DOJ oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee and it's the perfect opportunity to share with you our extensive tracking of the Trump-Sessions DOJ's assault on justice and on the American Way... and we have an exciting new tool to do it! Presenting: The Trump-Sessions InJustice Department Tracker, aka the #DOJTracker! act.pfaw.org/go/3634 Since Trump took office, he and Attorney General Sessions have used the Department of Justice to wage war against marginalized communities -- undocumented immigrants, African Americans, victims of hate crimes, and more. DOJ's purpose is to safeguard civil rights, not attack them... however, we've documented one instance after another of how this administration is using the DOJ as a weapon to advance a bigoted, far-right ideology. Click to read more and see the full timeline -- from January 20 through today -- of how Trump and Sessions have subverted the DOJ's mission>> act.pfaw.org/go/3634 Once you've looked at the InJustice Tracker page, please share it with your friends and networks online, refer to it if you're reading coverage of today's hearing, and feel free to let us know if you think we missed something on Twitter with the hashtag #DOJTracker or by email at xxx. Thank you, Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator --- donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/support-pfaw-today/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/767 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/
· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

Your chance to meet former President Obama
Friend -- Former President. Organizer. Citizen. Barack Obama is coming home to Chicago for an afternoon with OFA. Want to be there? Chip in to be automatically entered: my.ofa.us/Enter-Now Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

AT&T is in Trump's Pocket
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· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

📢 Tell Republicans: No tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of working families
When Republicans in Congress tried and failed to repeal Obamacare, their proposals included eliminating taxes imposed on high-income Americans. Now, they've passed a budget resolution that includes $2 trillion in cuts to health care, including programs like Medicare and Medicaid, in order to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and wealthy corporations. No matter how they want to package it, slashing access to affordable care to line the pockets of their wealthy friends is heartless -- and devastating for working families. Add your name -- tell congressional Republicans no tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of hard-working Americans: my.democrats.org/Defeat-the-GOP-Tax-Plan
· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

Let's build a fair democracy
Friend -- "It's a right." "It's a privilege." "It's our foundation." "It's a civic responsibility." "It's how we choose." "It's how we engage." Our ability to vote is everything--but only if we use it. Give people an easy way to get themselves registered to vote. Together, we can build a fair democracy: my.ofa.us/Build-A-Fair-Democracy Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

Add your name if you agree with Senator Warren:
"Not one penny in tax cuts for the wealthy and giant corporations -- especially not on the back of everyone else. We will fight back against this GOP tax plan." --Elizabeth Warren Stand with Democrats to demand a fair tax plan for every American: my.democrats.org/Defeat-the-GOP-Tax-Plan
· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

How to Use Your Phone as a Wi-Fi Hotspot
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· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

Watch live: A conversation with Jane Kleeb of Bold
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· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

Sign the petition: Don’t let Trump install acting IRS commissioner
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]Resist Trump installing an IRS acting commissioner Tell the U.S. Senate: "Resist Trump unilaterally installing an IRS acting commissioner who could interfere with audits and investigations into Trump and his associates' potential tax fraud and money laundering." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ][IMG] Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump and Russia is working with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) criminal division, according to recent reports.^1 But Donald Trump could handpick a loyalist as the acting IRS commissioner, despite the blatant conflict of interest. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s term ends in November. But instead of nominating someone who would face Senate confirmation, Trump could simply name a trusted crony as a “temporary” appointment who would wield the exact same power.^2 The Senate must pressure Trump to not install a puppet IRS commissioner without senators’ advice and consent. We can win this fight if all the members of the Senate Democratic caucus and key Republican senators who are concerned about the integrity of the Russia investigation hold firm. Our activism is crucial, and it works. Together we have stopped Trumpcare three times, and now we must demonstrate that the public is paying attention and will not tolerate Trump picking an IRS chief while he or his associates are under investigation for wrongdoing, potentially including tax fraud and money laundering. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]Tell the U.S. Senate: Resist Trump installing an IRS acting commissioner. Click here to sign the petition. Trump has already installed more than 1000 political appointments to head up federal agencies – all without Senate approval. The administration has been able to place industry insiders and shadowy Trump loyalists in charge of much of the government’s day-to-day operations. Trump could do the same thing with the IRS, unless the Senate insists that he play by the rules.^3 Even before the 2016 election, the IRS joined the FBI in investigating former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on suspicion of money laundering and tax fraud.^4 In recent weeks, the IRS has coordinated with special counsel Mueller on his investigation of Manafort and other Trump associates, including former White House national security adviser, Michael Flynn.^5 As Mueller’s investigation has gotten closer to Trump’s finances, Trump has accused the special counsel of crossing a line, prompting many to speculate that Mueller's firing is imminent.^6 The IRS' cooperation is crucial for federal prosecutors in investigating tax crimes, and Trump has made it clear he will go to great lengths to hinder Mueller’s investigation – possibly even installing someone loyal to him to oversee the IRS. The Senate must intercede now – we need to keep reminding Democrats to use their power to keep Trump from being able to advance his dangerous agenda on any front, especially when it comes to the agency investigating his ties to Russia. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]Tell the U.S. Senate: Resist Trump installing an IRS acting commissioner. Click here to sign the petition. Beyond the many conflicts of interest that relate to the Russia investigation, Trump still refuses to release his tax returns, claiming he is unable to do so while under audit.^7 The IRS has audited both the president and the vice president every year since Watergate, when Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew’s personal taxes were under scrutiny and Agnew resigned over tax evasion. These regular audits are designed to uphold public confidence in the IRS as a fair, non-partisan body.^8 Congress cannot allow Trump to handpick his own auditor. As the head of the agency that enacts tax policy, the next IRS commissioner will also oversee Trump's audit and potential audits of other administration officials, along with evidence in the Russia investigation. The public must have confidence in the impartiality of this appointment. It is unacceptable that the Trump administration has gotten away with circumventing congressional approval on so many crucial government roles, but when it comes to the IRS commissioner, the Senate must intercede. That is why CREDO is standing alongside our friends at the Revolving Door Project and other progressive allies to demand that the Senate assert its authority and resist Trump installing an acting IRS commissioner.^9 Senate Democrats and Republicans who will stand up against corruption must have a backbone and be a total firewall against Trump’s attempts to undermine ongoing investigations. Tell the U.S. Senate: Resist and resist Trump from installing an IRS acting commissioner. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity Thank you for everything you do to resist Trump, Kaili Lambe, Director of Organizing [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Manu Raju, Pamela Brown and Evan Perez, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16772 ]Exclusive: IRS shares information with special counsel in Russia probe,” CNN, Sept. 26, 2017.  2. Saleha Mohsin, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16773 ]Trump Prepares to Pick His Own Auditor at the IRS,” Bloomberg, Sept. 28, 2017.  3. Derek Kravitz, Isaac Arnsdorf and Marina Affo, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16774 ]Lifting the Veil on Another Batch of Shadowy Trump Appointees," ProPublica, Aug. 31, 2017.  4. Nicole Bertrand, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16775 ]The IRS and special counsel Mueller just took a big step forward in the Russia probe,” Business Insider, Sept. 27, 2017.  5. Raju et al, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16772 ]Exclusive: IRS shares information with special counsel in Russia probe.”  6. Jacqueline Thomsen, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16776 ]Trump warns Mueller against investigating his family's finances beyond Russia probe,” The Hill, July 19, 2017.  7. Steve Benen, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16777 ]GOP again moves to help keep Trump’s tax returns secret," MSNBC, Sept. 8, 2017.  8. Jeanne Sahadi, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16778 ]The president always gets audited (and the veep too),” CNN, April 17, 2017.  9. Revolving Door Project et al., “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16779 ]Re: Pending Vacancy in the Office of Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service,” Sept. 21, 2017.
· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

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· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

Free shipping at the OFA Store
Friend -- Get your fall gear -- shop the OFA store now. And, for a limited time, get free shipping on all orders. Free shipping applied at checkout. Offer lasts through October 23, 2017: my.ofa.us/Fall-Free-Shipping Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Mon, Oct 16 · obama

BREAKING: Trump declares Obamacare "dead"
"Because Obamacare is finished. It's dead. It's gone. It's no longer... you shouldn't even mention it. It's gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore." --Donald Trump, 10/16/17 After taking actions last week to sabotage Obamacare, Trump is celebrating. But health care is not a game. Add your name if you're committed to protecting affordable care for every American: my.democrats.org/Stop-Health-Care-Sabotage
· Mon, Oct 16 · obama

📊 POLLING UPDATE: Trump approval ratings
Donald Trump's approval rating has dropped in every state. And most Americans disapprove of his job performance. Why? Maybe it's because Trump... --thinks white supremacists are fine people --attacks American citizens for exercising their First Amendment rights --promotes disastrous foreign policy initiatives --is taking us backward in the fight against climate change --wants to take health care away from millions and is sabotaging the ACA --supports regressive tax policies that give trillions to corporations and the wealthy Add your name if you're fed up with Trump and ready to elect Democrats who will put him in check: my.democrats.org/Commit-to-Electing-Democrats
· Mon, Oct 16 · obama

Sign the petition: Stop Paul Ryan from gutting Medicare
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]Stop Republicans in Congress from gutting Medicare Tell Republicans in Congress: "Do not cut, privatize, weaken or otherwise damage Medicare. We should expand this successful program – not destroy it." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]Medicare killers Medicare is a fundamental tool of economic security – a guarantee that seniors will not be denied health care just because they cannot afford it. But Republicans in the House, led by Paul Ryan, just voted for a budget plan that would gut Medicare – slashing funding for the program by more than $473 billion.^1 Fresh off their failure to pass Trumpcare and take away health insurance for millions, cruel and heartless Republicans in Congress, led by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, are desperate to tell their insurance industry donors that they have been able to do something to undermine the social safety net, and so they are sneaking this massive cut into their 2018 budget proposal. More than 58 million seniors rely on Medicare, and the program is overwhelmingly popular.^2,3 When we have collectively taken action to stop Trumpcare, we have been able to keep the Republicans from gutting health care. With Medicare now on the chopping block, we need to make it clear that any attempt to privatize, cut, weaken or damage Medicare is completely unacceptable. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]Stop the Republican attack on Medicare. Click here to sign the petition. Ryan has wanted to destroy Medicare for years. His ultimate goal is to end Medicare as we know it and replace it with a privatized program in which seniors would get federal vouchers to help offset the cost of premiums charged by commercial insurance plans. It’s a trick designed to create the appearance of cutting costs by shifting some of the financial burden from the federal government to America’s seniors. If Ryan gets his way, folks who have been working their whole lives counting on Medicare in their retirement won’t ever be able to enroll in Medicare – instead, they will get a check that might help cover their premium for private insurance, if they are lucky.^4 The devastating budget bill that Ryan just pushed through the House would destroy the social safety net: slashing funding not just for Medicare, but also for Medicaid, affordable housing and Pell Grants. All so they can give the ultra-wealthy a 1.5 billion-dollar tax cut.^5 During his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly pledged that he would not attack Medicare, but since inauguration, he has only undermined the program. First he appointed Tom Price, who has a long history of opposing Medicare as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Price has since resigned over his use of tax payer-funded private jets, but another Trump appointee and fervent Medicare opponent, Mick Mulvaney, remains the budget director, where he has significant influence on social safety net spending.^6 These attacks on Medicare are enormously unpopular, and if we speak up now, we can stop cruel and reckless Republicans from gutting this essential program just so they can give a massive tax hand out to corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Stop the Republican attack on Medicare. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare Thank you for your activism, Kaili Lambe, Director of Organizing [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Joan McCarter, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17036 ]House passes $4.2 trillion budget, sets up tax cuts for the rich and guts Medicare, Medicaid,” Daily Kos, Oct. 5, 2017.  2. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17029 ]Medicare Enrollment Dashboard,” accessed Oct. 3, 2017.  3. Dan Mangan, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17030 ]Medicare, Medicaid popularity high: Kaiser,” CNBC, July 17, 2017.  4. Josh Marshall, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17031 ]Ryan Plans to Phase Out Medicare in 2017,” TPM, Nov. 13, 2016.  5. McCarter, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17111 ]House passes $4.2 trillion budget, sets up tax cuts for the rich and guts Medicare, Medicaid.”  6. Nancy Altman and Linda Bensch, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17032 ]Five Ways Donald Trump Has Broken His Promise To Protect Social Security, Medicare And Medicaid In His First 100 Days, HuffPost, May 1, 2017.
· Mon, Oct 16 · obama