Stop the NRA (sign this)
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_CCR ]Stop the NRA: Block concealed carry reciprocity Tell Congress: “Block concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would undermine state laws protecting residents from gun violence.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_CCR ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_CCR ]Stop the NRA The National Rifle Association’s (NRA) dream bill is moving through Congress.^1 It pushes concealed carry reciprocity, an extremely dangerous policy that would undermine state efforts to protect residents from gun violence and force every state to abide by the weakest gun laws in the country. For years, the NRA’s lock on Congress has blocked every attempt to pass proactive gun control legislation, but the gun lobby had to look to state legislatures to undermine gun safety laws and advance its “guns everywhere” agenda. Now Republicans are in control of the House and the Senate, and Donald Trump, who pandered to gun extremists on the campaign trail, is in the White House. The NRA and its lackeys in Congress see a chance to promote their reckless agenda on a national scale. We have to push back now and show our elected officials that there is a massive public opposition to the NRA’s “gun everywhere” agenda. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_CCR ]Tell Congress: Block concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would undermine state laws protecting residents from gun violence. Click here to sign the petition. Every state allows some kind of concealed carry, but 39 states require a gun owner to obtain a permit before publicly carrying concealed weapons in public.^2 Some of those states require training before residents are issued permits. Some states block people who have committed violent crimes, domestic abusers, stalkers, or people with mental illness that make them a danger to themselves or others from buying a gun or getting a concealed carry permit. Nearly every state restricts residents from carrying concealed weapons in places like schools, hospitals, government buildings or bars.^3 Concealed carry reciprocity uses the differences between states’ gun control laws to water down protections across the country. It forces states to recognize concealed carry permits issued by any other state, no matter how lax the state’s permitting standards are.^4 A resident of a state whose legislature has stood up for public safety and passed gun control legislation would be no safer than a resident of a state whose legislature is in the pocket of the NRA. Years of statistics prove that comprehensive state gun laws lead to fewer gun deaths.^5 It is outrageous but not surprising that the NRA wants to undermine public safety by advancing a reckless, dangerous policy like concealed carry reciprocity. It would be even more outrageous for Congress to prove its blind allegiance to the NRA by passing it. We know that politicians beholden to the NRA won’t do the right thing unless they are forced to by their constituents. Add your voice to make sure your representatives know you expect them to stand up to the NRA, not do its bidding. Tell Congress: Block concealed carry reciprocity legislation that would undermine state laws protecting residents from gun violence. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_CCR ]act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_CCR Thanks for standing up to the NRA, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Block_CCR ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Michele Gorman, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13755 ]Guns in America: What is national concealed carry reciprocity?" Newsweek, March 3, 2017.  2. Ibid.  3. Ibid.  4. Everytown for Gun Safety, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13756 ]Federally Mandated Concealed Carry Reciprocity," accessed April 18, 2017.  5. Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13757 ]2016 Gun Law State Scorecard,” accessed April 18, 2017.
· Mon, Apr 24 · obama

re: our goal
The Democratic Party
· Mon, Apr 24 · obama

Get the Incredible 16GB iPhone SE - on us
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· Mon, Apr 24 · obama

What we did yesterday
Friend -- Yesterday was a big day for science, progress, and facts. Help carry this momentum forward as we build for the fights ahead -- chip in now to keep the momentum strong: my.ofa.us/Pitch-In Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Sun, Apr 23 · obama

Sign the petition: Big Pharma is the problem with American health care
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/franken_big_pharma ]Stand with Sen. Franken: Fight Big Pharma. Lower drug prices. Petition to Congress: "Support real solutions that reform health care by cracking down on Big Pharma. Pass The Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/franken_big_pharma ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/franken_big_pharma ]Stand with Sen. Franken: Fight Big Pharma. Lower drug prices. Despite the demise of Trumpcare, Republicans have not given up on their dream of stealing health care from millions of Americans.^1 We stopped one bill for now, but we need to stay on offense. Americans still pay the highest prices in the world for pharmaceutical drugs, and too many still must choose between groceries and medicine. Republicans are the party of no health care. Democrats need to be the party of better health care. That means cracking down on Big Pharma’s price gouging, and Sen. Al Franken and Democratic allies in the Senate have a bold, comprehensive bill to do just that.^2 It’s time for a show of force to highlight that progressives have the courage to take on Big Pharma and bring down prescription drug prices. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/franken_big_pharma ]Stand with Sen. Franken: Fight Big Pharma. Lower drug prices. Click here to sign the petition. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Merkley and more are standing alongside Sen. Franken and pushing for the most comprehensive bill to reform American health care by bringing down prescription drug prices.^3 Big Pharma is one of the biggest drivers of our high health care costs. Massive pharmaceutical monopolies rake in money with little incentive to innovate or lower prices. Drug companies have successfully lobbied to bar Medicare from using its massive buying power to negotiate lower drug prices, inflating the market for pharmaceuticals. They buy up exclusive rights to drugs and jack up the price, like “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli did.^4 This bill tackles prescription drug prices on multiple fronts by promoting:^5 * Transparency, forcing drug companies to be open and honest about how they arrive at their ridiculous prices * Affordability, letting Medicare negotiate discounts, monitoring price spikes, and allowing the importation of safe and affordable drugs from Canada * Innovation, from new funding for research and trials to awarding prize money for new cures * Competition, ending tax breaks for Big Pharma’s constant television ad campaigns and boosting generic drugs. Repealing health care is off the table. Fixing the Affordable Care Act and expanding it by moving toward Medicare for All and cracking down on high drug prices are the only options the American people will accept. This bold bill shows that progressives have health care solutions that will benefit all Americans, and we need to get behind it in a big way. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/franken_big_pharma ]Stand with Sen. Franken: Fight Big Pharma. Lower drug prices. Click here to sign the petition. After a long campaign promising to take on Big Pharma, it took Trump less than two weeks to echo the Wall Street line. At a White House event, immediately after talking to pharmaceutical representatives, Trump said nothing about price negotiations or importation. Instead, he promised tax cuts and fewer safety rules on companies that already rake in record billions in profits.^6 A huge show of support for this new bill will help show the clear contrast between Trump Republicans, who want to help Big Pharma and health insurance companies, and Democrats who stand with everyday Americans who need health care. Let’s show that progressives have solutions – and keep the pressure on Congress to take positive steps instead of floating new health care repeal plans. Stand with Sen. Franken: Fight Big Pharma. Lower drug prices. Click below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/franken_big_pharma ]act.credoaction.com/sign/franken_big_pharma Thank you for speaking out, Murshed Zaheed, Political Director [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/franken_big_pharma ]Sign the petition ►  1. Lisa Mascaro and Noah Bierman, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13675 ]White House and GOP aim for do-over of failed Obamacare repeal, but chances for agreement are slim,” Los Angeles Times, April 4, 2017.  2. Sen. Al Franken, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13676 ]As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices,” March 29, 2017.  3. Ibid.  4. Judd Legum, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13186 ]‘It’s Criminal': Congressman Wants ‘Pharma Bro’ To Testify Under Oath,” ThinkProgress, Sep. 22, 2015.  5. Sen. Franken, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13676 ]As Health Care Debate Shifts, Senator Franken and Senate Colleagues Lead Milestone Effort to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices.”  6. James Downie, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13185 ]Trump is handing Democrats a gift on drug prices,” The Washington Post, Feb. 2, 2017.
· Sun, Apr 23 · obama

Here's to you, Anne!
The Democratic Party
· Sun, Apr 23 · obama

CREDO is fighting for climate justice
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· Sun, Apr 23 · obama

Fight back against the anti-science GOP (add your name)
Today is Earth Day, and thousands marched to protect our planet from the anti-climate change, anti-science Trump administration and GOP-controlled Congress. Add your name to stand with Democrats as we fight to save our planet: my.democrats.org/Protect-the-Environment
· Sat, Apr 22 · obama

Add your name if you believe in science
Donald Trump doesn't believe in climate change and nullified President Obama's Clean Power Plan. House Republicans voted to restrict the EPA from basing decisions on scientific facts. And EPA administrator Scott Pruitt ignored decades of scientific research to keep a toxic pesticide on the market. Today as Americans across the country march for science, say you're ready to fight back against the anti-science GOP: my.democrats.org/Protect-the-Environment
· Sat, Apr 22 · obama

BY MIDNIGHT: $100,000 for Jon Ossoff (last call!)
The Cook Partisan Voter Index: Rates Georgia's 6th district R+8. In 2016, Republican Tom Price won 61% of the vote. So if Jon Ossoff is going to turn this district blue, he'll need our help! We need to raise $100,000 for Jon before midnight tonight. Pitch in $3 or more to Jon's campaign and the DNC to help get Jon and Democrats around the country to Congress! my.democrats.org/Jon-Ossoff-AB
· Fri, Apr 21 · obama

An immigration policy with heart?
Friend -- When this administration took office, they said they would approach their immigration policy with "a lot of heart." Well, something happened this week that puts that claim to the test. Let me explain: Over the past several years, OFA supporters, President Obama, and many in Congress have fought to make our nation's broken immigration system more fair. We fought especially hard for a group of undocumented immigrants known as "DREAMers" -- young people who were brought to this country as children through no fault of their own. DREAMers are Americans in every way except on paper. That's exactly why President Obama instituted the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provided eligible individuals who represent no national security or public safety risk the opportunity to apply for protected status to stay and in America. Now, pivoting back to the current situation: In January, the new administration insisted that DREAMers "shouldn't be very worried" about losing their protected status. But then, this week, they released a statement that said that the temporary relief from deportation DREAMers received through the DACA program "may be revoked at any time." Since DACA was implemented, more than 750,000 young people have earned this protected status -- it allowed them to pursue college degrees, serve in the military, and hold jobs without the constant threat of being deported. But the administration's stance strips them of that peace of mind. This is not who we are. We pull strength from our diversity and take pride in our compassion -- add your name with OFA and say you'll stand up for those core values: my.ofa.us/Speak-Out-Against-Discriminatory-Policies Thank you, Yoli Yolanda Magallanes Development Director Organizing for Action
· Fri, Apr 21 · obama

BY MIDNIGHT: $100,000 for Jon Ossoff
We need to raise $100,000 by midnight tonight to help Jon Ossoff turn a red district blue. Can you help us get there? (Your donation will be divided between Jon's campaign and the DNC to help elect Jon and Democrats nationwide.) my.democrats.org/Jon-Ossoff-AB
· Fri, Apr 21 · obama

💢 Battle to save affordable health care: round 2 💢
1. "Some Republicans Think They May Have A Health Care Deal" --The Huffington Post, 4/19/2017 2. "New GOP Health Proposal Could Ditch Protections For People Who Are Sick" --NPR, 4/20/2017 3. "White House plans Obamacare showdown next week" --Politico, 4/20/2017 It's back. Stop the GOP's health care disaster: my.democrats.org/Stop-the-GOP-Bill
· Thu, Apr 20 · obama

"Even crueler than the last plan."
Friend -- It hasn't even been a month since congressional leaders withdrew their "best" effort to repeal Obamacare. They presented a plan that would have raised premiums, given massive tax cuts to the wealthy, and taken health care away from 24 million Americans -- but an onslaught of grassroots opposition led them to cancel the vote. Now, they've taken that bill -- which received a whopping 17 percent approval -- and somehow made it worse. Obamacare opponents are meeting in secret to finalize a new plan -- one that, in the words of the Washington Post, is "even crueler than the last one." They're working on something called the MacArthur Amendment, and it would keep all of the same dangerous ideas the American people rejected the first time around: gutting coverage, slashing Medicaid, and raising health care costs for families. But now, there's a new twist. It would allow states to opt out of critical provisions embedded in Obamacare, leaving anyone with a pre-existing condition -- otherwise known as millions of Americans -- at the mercy of big insurance companies, while their premiums spike as much as 3,500 percent. Congress returns to Washington next week, and they're threatening to jam this bill through right away. We need to stand up -- right now -- and say loudly: This isn't an option: my.ofa.us/Keep-Up-This-Fight This is the clearest sign yet that the administration and congressional leaders aren't interested in listening to the people they represent. They're trying to score political points, meeting behind closed doors in a desperate attempt to have anything to show for their first 100 days -- even if it comes at our expense. Here's what they need to understand: Obamacare is more popular than it's ever been, and it's been helping millions of Americans get the quality, affordable care they deserve. It's up to all of us to raise our voices again and keep fighting against another cruel attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Add your name: my.ofa.us/Keep-Up-This-Fight Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Thu, Apr 20 · obama

· Thu, Apr 20 · obama

I stand with Planned Parenthood (sign the petition)
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/protect_pp_cr ]Tell Democrats: Stand strong. No cuts to Planned Parenthood The petition to congressional Democrats reads: "Stand strong on women’s health care. Reject any spending bill that strips Planned Parenthood of federal funding.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/protect_pp_cr ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/protect_pp_cr ]Sign to protect Planned Parenthood This month, right-wing extremist Republicans may try to shut down the government in order to advance their anti-woman agenda. We must act now to make sure Democrats in Congress stand their ground. Government funding is projected to run out April 28. But instead of proposing a clean funding bill, extremists in the House are trying to defund Planned Parenthood as part of the must-pass continuing resolution to keep the government funded.^1 Defunding Planned Parenthood is extremely unpopular, but Republicans are hoping that if they threaten a government shutdown, Democrats will cave in to their hostage-taking. If we want to protect access to reproductive health care, we must make sure that Democrats stand strong and block any bill that cuts funding for Planned Parenthood. Budget negotiations will continue as soon as Congress gets back from recess next week, which is why we must build momentum now. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/protect_pp_cr ]Tell Democrats: Reject any spending bill that defunds Planned Parenthood. Anti-choice Republicans have launched relentless attacks on women’s health and tried to defund Planned Parenthood for years. But since Trump took office, their tactics have become harsher and crueler. Right-wing extremists in Congress have tried to outlaw abortion nationwide, destroy the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit and make it more difficult for women to purchase health insurance that covers abortion. The Republican-led “war on women” is an attempt to maintain systemic gender oppression and the patriarchy. Planned Parenthood is a main target because its health centers are proud to provide safe, legal abortions and its Action Fund fights to expand and protect women’s reproductive rights. When right-wing Republicans try to defund Planned Parenthood, they are not just trying to take health care away from women, they are also trying to silence one of the most influential champions of women in the country. We can’t let that happen. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/protect_pp_cr ]Tell Democrats: Reject any spending bill that defunds Planned Parenthood. Cutting funding for Planned Parenthood is as unpopular as Trump. There is no reason for Democrats to back down in fear of Republican threats of a shutdown – but history shows that we will need to speak out to make sure they stand strong. Our activism is already pushing Democrats to obstruct Trump’s sexist regime. Paul Ryan has warned staunch anti-choice Republicans to leave Planned Parenthood out of the federal funding fight in fear of opposition from Democrats and a government shutdown.^2 And even though Trump recently signed a measure into law that makes it easier for states to defund Planned Parenthood, resistance from Democrats forced Mike Pence to cast a rare tie-breaking vote to get the measure out of the Senate and on Trump’s desk.^3 If the demise of Trumpcare proves anything, it is that factions within the Republican party can doom many of their worst ideas. With some right-wing hardliners refusing to support any government funding without unpopular cuts, Republicans may well need Democratic votes in order to avoid a shutdown. Democrats have all the leverage as long as they stay united in their insistence on a clean funding bill with no cuts to Planned Parenthood and refuse to back down. Add your name now to make sure Democrats refuse to approve any spending bill that leaves women’s health behind. Click the link below to sign the petition. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/protect_pp_cr ]act.credoaction.com/sign/protect_pp_cr Thank you for speaking out, Nicole Regalado, Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/protect_pp_cr ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Jennifer Steinhauer, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13760 ]Congress Is Headed to Another Government Funding Showdown,” The New York Times, March 28, 2017.  2. Sylvan Lane, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13761 ]Ryan: Don’t tie Planned Parenthood to government funding fight,” The Hill, March 28, 2017.  3. Julie Hirschfeld Davis, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13762 ]Trump Sign Law Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood Funding,” The New York Times, April 13, 2017.
· Thu, Apr 20 · obama

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· Thu, Apr 20 · obama

This is what we mean
Friend -- When we talk about "our movement," this is what we mean. It's real people showing up, and doing the work that needs to be done to defend the progress we've made. And it's working. Here's a sampling of what we heard at town halls all over the country last recess: "It was a wake-up call for Rep. Bilirakis...seeing constituents be vocal about their concerns. We're from all walks of life, but all passionate about what is right." -- Mary F. (Palm Harbor, FL) "I'm a child of the 1960's, and I never picketed or did anything about the Vietnam War. This is my time. It makes me feel like I'm actually doing something." -- Karen M. (Saco, ME) "Seeing the number of people who turned out on a weekend gave me confidence in our democratic system...I was very heartened." -- Debora M. (El Cerrito, CA) "When people get silenced, they're going to raise their voices." -- Holly B. (Tahlequah, OK) "We had 2,000 people attend...for most, it was their first town hall." -- Gail L. (San Rafael, CA) "In a time of turmoil, it's comforting to see. I stood...with a wonderful crowd of like-minded people concerned about our healthcare, environment, and country." -- Ellen K. (Somerville, NJ) This work is a marathon, not a sprint -- and together, we're keeping the fight for real, lasting change alive.
· Wed, Apr 19 · obama

FRIDAY: Join Tom and Bernie Sanders in Salt Lake City!
Join Tom Perez and Bernie Sanders on the Come Together and Fight Back Tour in Salt Lake City! Friday, April 21st The Rail Center 235 N 500 W Salt Lake City, UT 84116 Doors open at 10:30 a.m. RSVP now: my.democrats.org/Come-Together-Salt-Lake-City
· Wed, Apr 19 · obama

· Wed, Apr 19 · obama

Sabotaging Obamacare
Friend -- Last week, the administration once again made an underhanded attempt at sabotaging Obamacare by releasing a new regulation. This new rule forces people who need health insurance to jump through more hoops to get coverage. It cuts the open enrollment period in half, and holds Obamacare plans to looser standards, leading to higher deductibles and out-of-pocket costs for families and neighbors who depend on this law for coverage. OFA supporters played a key part in defeating Obamacare opponents' last attempt at doing away with the law. This fight isn't over -- this new rule is just their latest volley in attacking Obamacare, and they'll keep trying to sabotage it. We need to keep our organizing efforts strong. When Congress returns from recess next week, they're expected to continue their assault on Obamacare. Help fund this work by chipping in now: my.ofa.us/Help-Us-Keep-Fighting Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Tue, Apr 18 · obama

Add your name if you are not a paid protestor:
On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of Americans marched to demand Donald Trump's tax returns. Then, Trump responded in disbelief that his tax returns were still being demanded and accused the protestors of being paid. He doesn't get it, Anne. 74% of Americans want to see Trump's tax returns so we can have transparency and honesty from the President of the United States -- and the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who came out to protest this past weekend aren't being paid to demand them. Let Trump know that you won't stop until we see his tax returns: my.democrats.org/Trump-Tax-Returns
· Tue, Apr 18 · obama

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· Tue, Apr 18 · obama

Ask your representative a question:
Friend -- OFA supporters are holding our representatives accountable this recess -- asking questions like: What do you plan to do about climate change? Are you going to support cuts in Medicare? How will you protect clean air and water? Why would you vote to defund Planned Parenthood? What do you want to ask? Submit your question here: my.ofa.us/Ask-A-Question1
· Tue, Apr 18 · obama

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· Tue, Apr 18 · obama