BREAKING: Health care vote delayed, take action!
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, Lacking the votes he needed to ram through the Senate's version of Trumpcare, Mitch McConnell has postponed the vote on the GOP's disastrous health care bill until after the July 4 recess! We're helping to organize events this week to stop the GOP's attack on health care and we'll be mobilizing Americans from coast to coast throughout next week's recess. Please take the first step to let us know you're with us to STOP TRUMPCARE by adding your name to our petition right now>> site.pfaw.org/site/R -- Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R                           Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . 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. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
· Tue, Jun 27 · obama

Thousands are submitting public comments opposing Trumpcare
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/trumpcare_public_comments ]Submit a public comment: Fight Trumpcare and oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act Submit a public comment to the Department of Health and Human Services: "The Affordable Care Act has saved countless lives and improved the lives of millions – removing lifetime caps, expanding access to Medicaid, lowering costs, protecting people with pre-existing conditions and making sure millions of people get health care. Trumpcare and Republican plans for 'repeal' would actually steal health care from at least 22 million in order to give a huge tax cut to millionaires. That is immoral and unfair." [ act.credoaction.com/sign/trumpcare_public_comments ]Take action now ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/trumpcare_public_comments ][IMG] The Trump administration just asked the public what it thinks about repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.^1 We need to surprise them by sending in a flood of messages supporting it and opposing repeal. The request for information was posted to ask for comments on Trump’s executive order attempting to delay and sabotage the Affordable Care Act. But it is a golden opportunity to pour in messages supporting Medicare, Medicaid and lifesaving health care reforms. Already, people have started submitting messages opposing Trumpcare. The timing could not be more urgent – this public comment period coincides with Senate Republicans’ secretive efforts to end Medicaid and steal health care from millions in order to give a tax break to millionaires.^2 Every comment helps make it clear that opposition to Trumpcare is simply overwhelming and emerging everywhere possible. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/trumpcare_public_comments ]Submit a public comment: Fight Trumpcare and oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act. Trumpcare is cruel, reckless, dangerous and unpopular. It will take health insurance away from at least 22 million people, destroy Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood, increase health care premiums for seniors, force low-income people to go without necessary care, cost people their employer-provided coverage, deny people treatment for six months if their coverage lapses and punish people with pre-existing conditions^3 On his first day in office, Trump issued an executive order to delay and sabotage the Affordable Care Act while Republicans cooked up their plan to give millionaires a $1 trillion tax cut paid for by taking health care away from millions.^4 Now, the Department of Health and Human Services has requested information and public comment on one aspect of that executive order.^5 Perhaps they expect industry lobbyists to share comments about what a great job they are doing, but they gave us another chance to speak out. We need to use this opening to defend health care and defeat Trumpcare. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/trumpcare_public_comments ]Submit a public comment: Fight Trumpcare and oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act. Congressional Republicans are obstructionist, hyper-partisan extremists committed to jamming Trumpcare through in the dead of night. We need to use every chance we can find to fight back. Comments have started pouring in opposing Trumpcare. We need to keep hammering this message home. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/trumpcare_public_comments ]Submit a public comment: Fight Trumpcare and oppose repealing the Affordable Care Act. 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/trumpcare_public_comments ]Take action now ► References:  1. Regulations.gov, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14438 ]Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Reducing Regulatory Burdens & Improving Health Care Choices to Empower Patients,” accessed June 25, 2017.  2. Jonathan Chait, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14439 ]The Senate Trumpcare Bill Is As Mean As the House Version,” New York Magazine, June 21, 2017.  3. Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14443 ]Senate Health Bill Would Leave 22 Million More Uninsured, C.B.O. Says," The New York Times, June 26, 2017.  4. Office of the Press Secretary, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14440 ]Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal,” January 20, 2017.  5. Regulations.gov, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14438 ]Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Reducing Regulatory Burdens & Improving Health Care Choices to Empower Patients.”
· Tue, Jun 27 · obama

This is about our future
Friend -- My role as Grace on Will and Grace is the thing I'm second-most proud of. The first is being a mom. And as a mom, I really care about the trajectory of our country. Because what we do right now has consequences for decades, even generations. It determines whether we're a country that's inclusive, compassionate, and tolerant. Or not. This week, Senate leaders are pushing for a vote on their disastrous Obamacare repeal bill. If it becomes law, the consequences will be devastating. It would harm the millions of Americans living with pre-existing conditions; the women and families who depend on the essential services Planned Parenthood provides; and the children, the disabled, and the elderly currently getting crucial care through Medicaid -- to give a massive tax break to the wealthy. Taking critical -- even life-saving -- coverage away from the people who need it most is not humane. And that's why staying silent right now is not an option. We have to protect each other. This isn't some abstract issue. What happens this week could affect our parents, our children, and our friends who are bravely fighting illnesses. We can't turn our back on them, and the people elected to represent us shouldn't, either. Make no mistake: We are fighting for the soul of our country right now. If you agree that this catastrophic bill doesn't reflect the future you want for this country, join me in speaking out with OFA: my.ofa.us/Speak-Out-Today Thanks, Debra Messing
· Tue, Jun 27 · obama

Before Friday's deadline:
Anne -- The GOP thinks they've found a foolproof way to win elections, Anne: make it harder for people who typically vote for Democrats to cast their ballots. You don't have to take my word for it -- you can ask the courts. Last year, a federal court struck down North Carolina's draconian voting restrictions because they targeted African Americans "with almost surgical precision." The Supreme Court just announced that it will take up a case of gerrymandered congressional districts in Wisconsin, which one federal court already found were designed specifically to hurt minority voters. But even though the GOP is starting to take some losses in court, we know they're going to keep passing restrictive voting laws and drawing gerrymandered maps. It's a lot easier to win when you've got your finger on the scale -- even if it comes at the cost of eroding the very fabric of our democracy. These voting restrictions and district maps come by and large from GOP controlled statehouses. So if we're going to stop this junk, we need to elect Democratic governors and state legislators. There are governor's mansions and legislative seats at stake in just a few months in Virginia and New Jersey. Friday's end-of-quarter fundraising deadline is a huge opportunity for Democrats to set the tone for victories in November. So if you believe in protecting our right to vote and making sure our elections are fair, I need you to commit to electing Democrats. Chip in $3 or whatever you can before this deadline: my.democrats.org/June-Deadline-AB Thanks for stepping up when it counts. Jason
· Tue, Jun 27 · obama

22 million people
Friend -- The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office just scored the Senate's new repeal bill. The takeaway? 22 million will lose coverage. This bill is a non-starter, and we need to let them know it. We're in crunch time -- tell a key senator to stop playing partisan games with the lives of millions of Americans: twitter.com/intent/tweet Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Mon, Jun 26 · obama

Stand with President Obama on health care (add your name)
"The Senate bill... is not a health care bill. It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America." --President Obama Add your name to fight back: my.democrats.org/Stop-the-Republican-Health-Care-Bill
· Mon, Jun 26 · obama

Anne, here's what health care repeal would mean for women:
Anne -- Last week, just like you, I finally got to see the health care repeal bill that Senate Republicans have been working on in secret. I can't say I'm surprised that 13 Republican men came up with a bill that would be disastrous for millions of American women. Now, they're rushing their bill to a vote -- and we must stop it from passing. Can you pitch in $3 or whatever you can to stand with my Democratic colleagues and all the Democrats across the country who are fighting back against health care repeal? my.democrats.org/June-Deadline-AB The health care options that are available to women should be equal to what's available to men. That means basic health care needs -- like preventive care, cancer screenings, maternity care, and, yes, the constitutionally-protected right to access abortion services -- should be covered. That won't happen if the GOP's health care repeal becomes law: my.democrats.org/June-Deadline-AB If Republicans get their way, insurers would no longer be required to cover essential health benefits like maternity care. The GOP's draconian cuts to Medicaid would disproportionately affect women. Medicaid funding pays for nearly one-half of births nationwide, and in my state of New Hampshire, 62 percent of Medicaid recipients are women. And it wouldn't be a Republican health care bill if it didn't defund Planned Parenthood -- which doesn't only affect women's reproductive health choices, Anne. Millions of women across the country get their primary and preventive care from Planned Parenthood. In some communities, Planned Parenthood is the only women's health care provider available. Defunding it would cut off access to routine checkups, mammograms, and cancer screenings for hundreds of thousands of American women. When it comes right down to it, there's only one way to look at the GOP's health care repeal: they're playing political games with every woman in this country's right to make her own health care decisions. We have to fight back with everything we've got. Chip in $3 or more to stand together with Democrats and elect leaders who will protect our health care: my.democrats.org/June-Deadline-AB With every good wish, Maggie Hassan U.S. Senator, New Hampshire
· Mon, Jun 26 · obama

My pride
Friend -- On October 10th, 2015, I married my partner, Stephen. We'd met in Washington, D.C., bonded over our shared Boston background, and traveled all across the U.S. together. So naturally our wedding was in Copenhagen, Denmark. Two years earlier, I'd accepted President Obama's invitation to become the Ambassador to Denmark. Stephen and I had gradually settled into our new city. We'd learned of its proud history as the world's first nation to recognize same-sex marriages. And so we stood at Copenhagen City Hall, the spot of the very first same-sex marriages -- 26 years earlier -- and said our vows. It made it even more special that the U.S. had legalized same-sex marriage nationwide just four months earlier. In that moment, though, what I felt had nothing to do with politics. It was personal -- the same little moments and feelings that everyone experiences on their wedding day: Love. Friendship. Family. All of the good things. All of the happy words. To deny anyone the happiness we felt that day is inconceivable. And as I look at the progress we've made, I know how important it is to keep fighting: my.ofa.us/Still-In Since our wedding day, we've been overwhelmed by the good happening in communities around the country. The people in the LGBTQ community who bravely share their story. The people who listen to them. The marches. Our marches have always been more than celebrations. They're how we defend our hard-won advances -- and how we clear a path for the issues that we still need to tackle. As this administration threatens our progress, that's never been more true. That energy is where my pride comes from. Because if there's one thing that has been true for every single progressive issue in our country, it's that sweeping change -- the kind we look back on and say, "Well, this was inevitable" -- really isn't. It comes from us. So I say to everyone, both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ: Show up this month. Be loud. Be proud. And don't forget the work we still have to do. Stand with OFA now: my.ofa.us/Still-In Thanks, Rufus Rufus Gifford Former United States Ambassador to Denmark
· Mon, Jun 26 · obama

Signature needed: Normalizing Trump is unacceptable
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]Sen. Schumer: Don't provide cover for Sen. Manchin's attacks on progressive values. Sign the petition to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer: "I was disappointed to learn that Majority Forward, which you have close ties to, ran an ad praising Senator Joe Manchin for his efforts to roll back Obama-era clean water protections. I demand that you to stand up to attacks on people and the planet, not cover for conservative Democrats like Manchin who seek to normalize Trump and his extreme agenda." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]Sen. Schumer: Don't provide cover for Sen. Manchin's attacks on progressive values. Sen. Joe Manchin is one of the least-reliable members of the Senate Democratic caucus. He frequently sides with Trump and Republican extremists in opposition to progressive values like fighting for economic justice and defending women’s rights. As a longtime friend of the coal industry, Sen. Manchin is especially bad when it comes to fighting climate change and protecting the environment. Now, a dark money group run by a longtime operative of Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is running a TV ad praising Manchin for cozying up to Trump and working to poison our drinking water.^1 Sen. Schumer and his allies should be doing everything in their power to resist Trump, not providing cover for Sen. Manchin’s attacks on progressive values. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]Tell Sen. Schumer: Don’t provide cover for Sen. Manchin’s attacks on progressive values. Click here to sign the petition. The pro-Manchin TV ad was placed by Majority Forward, which has reportedly spent $4.5 million on advertising to support Sen. Manchin.^2 In the ad, the narrator directly praises Sen. Manchin for opposing Pres. Obama’s environmental regulations on the coal industry. “When Washington proposed anti-coal regulations, Joe Manchin said no,” the narrator says. Here’s why that’s a problem: The regulation in question – known as the Stream Protection Rule – prohibited coal mining companies from disposing of toxic waste containing dangerous heavy metals into streams. Until Pres. Obama cracked down on it last year, this dangerous coal industry practice had dire health consequences for people living nearby.^3 When Trump signed legislation reversing the regulation, Sen. Manchin was there for the photo-op alongside Trump and a handful of congressional Republicans.^4 By praising Manchin’s opposition to this commonsense rule that protected people and the environment from toxic coal mining waste, the Schumer-aligned Majority Forward is undercutting core progressive values and sending a message that collaborating with Trump to choose corporations over people is an acceptable thing for Democratic politicians to do. We couldn’t disagree with that sentiment more. With Republicans in lockstep opposition to protecting people and the planet from dirty energy companies and all other progressive priorities, the last thing we need is for groups aligned with Democratic leaders to be providing cover for Democrats like Joe Manchin who frequently side with Republicans. That’s why we’re joining Friends of the Earth Action and other allies to demand that Sen. Schumer stand up to attacks on people and the planet and stop providing cover for Manchin. Tell Sen. Schumer: Don’t provide cover for Sen. Manchin’s attacks on progressive values. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks Thanks for everything you do. Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Dylan Brown, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14395 ]PAC aligned with Schumer runs pro-Manchin TV ad," E&E Daily, June 13, 2017.  2. Friends of the Earth, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14396 ]PAC’s West Virginia Manchin TV ad undercuts environment, resistance to Trump," June 15, 2017.  3. Brad Plumer, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14398 ]Why Trump just killed a rule restricting coal companies from dumping waste in streams," Vox, Feb. 16, 2017.  4. The Intelligencer, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14399 ]Trump Halts Rule On Stream Regulations With W.Va., Ohio Leaders Looking On," Feb. 17, 2017.
· Mon, Jun 26 · obama

Get your free Samsung S7 Edge from CREDO
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· Mon, Jun 26 · obama

With us?
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, We're closing in on the halfway mark of 2017 and I'm hoping you'll take this chance to make your support official and renew your PFAW membership for the year -- a year when we need you more than we ever have. Our mid-year deadline is FRIDAY and we need every PFAW member with us to fight back against the attacks on the American Way by Trump and his right-wing allies. Until our deadline, every online PFAW renewal donation will be MATCHED FIVE-TO-ONE up to $50,000! Your $25 becomes $125. Your $100 becomes $500. Your $200 becomes $1,000. And so on... Will you let us know you're with us to RESIST Trump Republicans' extreme and dangerous agenda by renewing your 2017 PFAW membership with a 5X MATCHED donation right now? site.pfaw.org/site/R We've never needed EVERY PFAW member with us like we do right at this very moment. Republicans are trying to ram through a health care bill that takes away lifesaving care from MILLIONS in order to give massive tax cuts to the top fraction of the richest 1%. Donald Trump and the Republicans who continue to cover for him have abandoned all civility and are, on a daily basis, doing unprecedented harm to our democratic institutions and the rule of law. And Americans' fundamental constitutional rights are under attack like never before in modern times. Women's rights, workers' rights, voting rights, LGBTQ equality, and our cherished First Amendment freedoms of expression, religion, and the press are all in danger. Member Record for: xxx Constituent ID: 4443239 2017 Status: UNRENEWED Renew with a 5X MATCHED donation now>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Match My Gift (X5) ? site.pfaw.org/site/R People For the American Way was created for times like these ... to counter the Right Wing's extremism, bigotry, and quest for absolute power. But the work we do day-in and day-out to fight the Right -- in the policy arena, in elections, in the media, and in communities across America -- depends on our members and the strength of your support. So, please, don't wait. Now is the time. Renew for 2017 with your most generous 5X MATCHED donation now>> site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R THANK YOU for everything you do. Sincerely, Kristen Smith, Membership Director P.S. Please let me know if our records are incorrect and you have already renewed! If our records are right and you haven't had a chance to renew yet, I hope it's just an oversight -- one that you can address right now by renewing with a 5X MATCHED online donation. site.pfaw.org/site/R Match My Gift (X5) ? site.pfaw.org/site/R                               Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . 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. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
· Mon, Jun 26 · obama

re: our new ad to get the word out
We're making sure Americans know the facts about the GOP health care repeal and can take action to stop it. Pitch in $3 or whatever you can now to make sure we can keep this ad running and stand up to the GOP: my.democrats.org/Health-Care-Ad-AB
· Sun, Jun 25 · obama

5 reasons why Sessions should RESIGN
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne-- Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs to resign. Why? He has tarnished the office he sits in for numerous reasons, from his collusion with Russia to his reigniting of the war on drugs. Here are five reasons why he needs to step down, NOW: 1. During his confirmation testimony in front of the US Senate, Sessions lied under oath about his meetings with the Russian ambassador. 2. Sessions violated two separate recusal oaths related to his conflicts of interest when he recommended Donald Trump fire former FBI director James Comey, and ignored Comey's plea not to leave him alone with the president. 3. Sessions continues to undermine the historical and incredibly important independence of the Department of Justice, seeming to act at times more like the president's personal attorney than the attorney general of the United States. 4. Sessions' DOJ is pursuing an anti-civil rights agenda that criminalizes communities of color instead of protecting Americans' rights and ensuring justice for all. 5. And most recently, he's shirked congressional oversight by refusing to testify before the committees with oversight jurisdiction over the DOJ and when he did testify before the Senate Intel committee, he stonewalled the committee and refused to answer questions about his conversations with Trump. Jeff Sessions is unfit to serve as attorney general -- please demand he resign now>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Right now it's critical to keep fighting for the integrity of our institutions, and our democracy is at stake. Thank you, Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R                                 Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . 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. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
· Sun, Jun 25 · obama

A message from President Obama:
"After all, this debate has always been about something bigger than politics. It's about the character of our country -- who we are, and who we aspire to be. And that's always worth fighting for." --President Barack Obama Stand with President Obama and Democrats and fight to protect our health care: my.democrats.org/Stop-the-Republican-Health-Care-Bill
· Sat, Jun 24 · obama

Signature needed: Normalizing Trump is unacceptable
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]Sen. Schumer: Don't provide cover for Sen. Manchin's attacks on progressive values. Sign the petition to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer: "I was disappointed to learn that Majority Forward, which you have close ties to, ran an ad praising Senator Joe Manchin for his efforts to roll back Obama-era clean water protections. I demand that you to stand up to attacks on people and the planet, not cover for conservative Democrats like Manchin who seek to normalize Trump and his extreme agenda." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]Sen. Schumer: Don't provide cover for Sen. Manchin's attacks on progressive values. Sen. Joe Manchin is one of the least-reliable members of the Senate Democratic caucus. He frequently sides with Trump and Republican extremists in opposition to progressive values like fighting for economic justice and defending women’s rights. As a longtime friend of the coal industry, Sen. Manchin is especially bad when it comes to fighting climate change and protecting the environment. Now, a dark money group run by a longtime operative of Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is running a TV ad praising Manchin for cozying up to Trump and working to poison our drinking water.^1 Sen. Schumer and his allies should be doing everything in their power to resist Trump, not providing cover for Sen. Manchin’s attacks on progressive values. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]Tell Sen. Schumer: Don’t provide cover for Sen. Manchin’s attacks on progressive values. Click here to sign the petition. The pro-Manchin TV ad was placed by Majority Forward, which has reportedly spent $4.5 million on advertising to support Sen. Manchin.^2 In the ad, the narrator directly praises Sen. Manchin for opposing Pres. Obama’s environmental regulations on the coal industry. “When Washington proposed anti-coal regulations, Joe Manchin said no,” the narrator says. Here’s why that’s a problem: The regulation in question – known as the Stream Protection Rule – prohibited coal mining companies from disposing of toxic waste containing dangerous heavy metals into streams. Until Pres. Obama cracked down on it last year, this dangerous coal industry practice had dire health consequences for people living nearby.^3 When Trump signed legislation reversing the regulation, Sen. Manchin was there for the photo-op alongside Trump and a handful of congressional Republicans.^4 By praising Manchin’s opposition to this commonsense rule that protected people and the environment from toxic coal mining waste, the Schumer-aligned Majority Forward is undercutting core progressive values and sending a message that collaborating with Trump to choose corporations over people is an acceptable thing for Democratic politicians to do. We couldn’t disagree with that sentiment more. With Republicans in lockstep opposition to protecting people and the planet from dirty energy companies and all other progressive priorities, the last thing we need is for groups aligned with Democratic leaders to be providing cover for Democrats like Joe Manchin who frequently side with Republicans. That’s why we’re joining Friends of the Earth Action and other allies to demand that Sen. Schumer stand up to attacks on people and the planet and stop providing cover for Manchin. Tell Sen. Schumer: Don’t provide cover for Sen. Manchin’s attacks on progressive values. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks Thanks for everything you do. Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_manchins_attacks ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Dylan Brown, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14395 ]PAC aligned with Schumer runs pro-Manchin TV ad," E&E Daily, June 13, 2017.  2. Friends of the Earth, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14396 ]PAC’s West Virginia Manchin TV ad undercuts environment, resistance to Trump," June 15, 2017.  3. Brad Plumer, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14398 ]Why Trump just killed a rule restricting coal companies from dumping waste in streams," Vox, Feb. 16, 2017.  4. The Intelligencer, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/14399 ]Trump Halts Rule On Stream Regulations With W.Va., Ohio Leaders Looking On," Feb. 17, 2017.
· Sat, Jun 24 · obama

Pair CREDO's Unlimited Plan with the Galaxy S8's Infinity Display
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· Sat, Jun 24 · obama

Anne, why do you resist?
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, A few weeks ago, I emailed you asking for your personal story about what you are doing in your community to resist and why you resist. The response from energized PFAW members -- 1,500 of you so far -- has been humbling. Everyday PFAW supporters just like you are joining local activist efforts, speaking out for justice, and working for change in their communities and nationally. Please submit YOUR story of resistance and Why You Resist here>> site.pfaw.org/site/R We'll use your stories to help grow the movement, inspire more activism, and put a human face on the spirit of patriotism and what it means to be committed to defending the American Way. You know that the support and activism of our members fuel our work, and that's why these stories make such a difference. They make a difference to the entire Resistance movement, in a way that's deeply personal and gives us hope for the future of our country. In fact, our words can't do these stories justice, so here are just a few examples from our members in their words. ~*~*~*~ Teri in California says, "I resist because, as a grandmother and retired teacher, I worry about the harm that Trump's policies are creating, to the environment and to the very core of our society." Teri also notes that Trump is setting "a tone of hate, aggression, and ignorance." Among her first acts of resistance were to subscribe to the mainstream and progressive news sources that are telling the truth about this administration and become a member of advocacy organizations fighting for the issues she cares about. Teri signs petitions, attends local marches and town hall meetings, and calls her senators and representatives -- something she says she never did in the past. ~*~*~*~ Garrin from Florida says, "I resist in memory of my family who perished at the hands of the Nazis ... When our civil liberties are threatened, when fact-based science and public education are threatened, when our environment is threatened, when minorities are attacked, when women's rights and healthcare are threatened, we MUST speak up." Garrin attended both the March for Science the People's Climate March in south Florida and has "signed more petitions, made more phone calls to my representatives, sent more faxes, more emails, and tweets, than I have in my entire lifetime." He's also collected petitions in support of Floridians for a Fair Democracy's initiative to restore voting rights to 1.7 million citizens in Florida and has sent press releases to the media, participated in a congressional town hall, and became an active member of Florida Action Network. ~*~*~*~ Nathan from Washington, DC told us about converting to Islam when he married his wife, who is from Egypt, about how his brother is openly gay, and about how his extended family's interactions with each other regarding religion and LGBTQ equality -- approached with love, understanding, and tolerance -- have opened the minds of everyone involved. He told us how his own experience has shown him how diversity and acceptance can lead to peace, and also expressed his deep commitments to democracy and policies that are fact- and science-based, noting that "the current administration ignores facts and research" and "this is extremely dangerous behavior for someone with the bully pulpit of the presidency." Nathan says, "I want an administration and a country that cares about ALL of my loved ones regardless of religion, sexual orientation, and gender. I want an administration that elevates research and uses it to discover and expand best practices in healthcare, the environment and climate change, transportation, and human rights." ~*~*~*~ This is just a tiny sample. We also heard from Marian in Louisiana who is frustrated that right-wing Republicans in her state's legislature have abandoned the interests of the people and won't even work with the Democratic governor to fulfil basic infrastructure needs. We heard from many veterans, many grandparents concerned about their grandkids' futures, members of the clergy, disabled people, spouses of fallen service members, and no shortage of cancer survivors and others who say they literally owe their lives to the Affordable Care Act that Republicans are now trying to repeal. What's YOUR story? Because we want to hear it too. Tell us your story of resistance here, and let us know if we can use it in our organizing efforts>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Thank you, so much, for everything you do. --Bradley Williams, Digital Organizing Coordinator donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R                                 Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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. 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· Sat, Jun 24 · obama

The Senate unveiled their bill yesterday...
Friend -- The Senate's repeal bill covers millions less people, raises costs, decimates Medicaid, defunds Planned Parenthood, weakens protections for people with pre-existing conditions, gives huge tax cuts to the rich, slashes funding for opioid treatment And on and on on. Tweet at a key senator today and let them know that we deserve better. twitter.com/intent/tweet Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Fri, Jun 23 · obama

Stand with Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats against health care repeal
"We live in the wealthiest nation on Earth. Surely, surely, we can do better than what the Republican health care bill promises." --Sen. Chuck Schumer Stand with Democrats to protect our health care. Pitch in so we can keep our new ad on the air and help spread the truth about how the GOP's health care repeal will hurt millions of hardworking Americans: my.democrats.org/Health-Care-Ad-AB
· Fri, Jun 23 · obama

President Obama just now: "It's about the character of our country"
Friend -- "After all, this debate has always been about something bigger than politics. It's about the character of our country - who we are, and who we aspire to be. And that's always worth fighting for." -- President Barack Obama, June 22, 2017 Obamacare has been a lifeline for millions -- commit to speaking out this week. Let's go: my.ofa.us/Worth-Fighting-For Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Thu, Jun 22 · obama

BREAKING: Our new health care ad
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· Thu, Jun 22 · obama

The Senate just showed us their health care bill
Friend -- This morning, the Senate unveiled their Obamacare repeal plan. Unsurprisingly, it's just as cruel as the irresponsible bill the House passed in May. Here's what we know so far about this bill: It would: -- Insure fewer Americans than the current law and raise costs for millions more -- End Medicaid as we know it -- Eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood Health care is complicated. But the devastating impacts of this bill are not: If it passes, lives will be on the line. We're down to the wire, and we all need to do something -- anything -- to make a difference. Here are three ways to be heard: Get in touch with a key senator directly by making a call right now, write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper, or pitch in to fund the work ahead in the next few weeks. OFA volunteers continue to push back against congressional leaders' disastrous Obamacare repeal plan -- help them now: Make a call: my.ofa.us/Call-A-Senator Write a letter: my.ofa.us/Write-A-Letter-Now Chip in: my.ofa.us/Help-Us-Keep-Fighting Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Thu, Jun 22 · obama

Get your new smartphone from CREDO Mobile before June's deals run out
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· Thu, Jun 22 · obama

The Senate's handling of health care is shocking
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne-- Details of the Senate version of Trumpcare are being released TODAY. Health care is in jeopardy. Millions of Americans could lose their coverage because Republicans are trying to give the wealthy tax cuts at the expense of everyone else. You and I both likely know people who would be directly impacted by the Obamacare repeal. Trumpcare must be stopped -- sign the petition to demand senators protect health care now>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Mitch McConnell and an all-male team of another dozen Republican senators wrote the Senate version of the health care bill in total secrecy -- and now he wants a vote on it next week. And while he harps on about how he thinks Obamacare was rushed, it's important to remember that there were no less than 45 hearings before Obamacare was passed. The Senate has not held a single hearing before their planned vote. In fact, even Republican senators outside the process don't know what is in the bill, but they sure do seem to be fine with the unprecedented and despicable secrecy of this process. It's time to tell your senators to do EVERYTHING they can to stop Trumpcare in its tracks>> site.pfaw.org/site/R The Senate version of the bill reportedly tracks very closely to the House bill that guts Medicaid and eliminates health care for 23 million Americans. To recap, the House Republican plan aims to reduce Medicaid spending by $800 billion over the next 10 years. And that will have dramatic consequences for A LOT of Americans. Nearly 50% of births are covered by Medicaid. It covers 76% of poor CHILDREN, 60% of children with disabilities, 40% of poor adults, and 30% of adults with disabilities. And the Senate bill could include even more long-terms cuts to Medicaid! Anne, this is not okay. Trumpcare is going to hurt a lot of people, and that's why Mitch McConnell and the GOP senators working on the bill are sneaking around, evading the transparency Americans deserve, and hoping that no one will notice. Thank you for all that you do, Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator donate: site.pfaw.org/site/R                             Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> site.pfaw.org/site/R 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: site.pfaw.org/site/CO . 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. CONTACT: site.pfaw.org/site/R pfaw.org  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R site.pfaw.org/site/R   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio site.pfaw.org/site/R
· Thu, Jun 22 · obama

Join OFA's health care briefing call
Friend -- As President Obama's Chief of Staff, I talked with representatives and senators, on both sides of the aisle, almost every day I went to work. Maintaining those relationships was a major part of my job. So I feel pretty comfortable saying that what's happening right now in the Senate with this health care bill is completely unprecedented. As Senate leaders continue to rush through a bill that no one has seen to repeal the Affordable Care Act and dismantle Medicaid -- despite the fact that these programs are working for millions of families -- I'm left with one question: how does this make health care for Americans better? The bill would push millions of people off of their health care, taking away the financial security and peace of mind that comes with having insurance, and raise costs for everyone. All for the sake of a political "win." That will make health care in America worse -- and it's up to all of us to do something about it. Tomorrow, I'll be speaking on a call with OFA supporters and grassroots leaders from the many organizations fighting this important fight across the country. First and foremost, I want to thank you for all the work you've been doing to protect Americans' health care. We'll also be discussing updates on the health care front, and going over what you can do to stop the Senate from moving forward with their plan to repeal this law and harm so many of our fellow Americans. What: Health care briefing call When: Thursday, June 22 at 5 p.m. ET Where: RSVP below for your personal dial-in information. RSVP: myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/E4L8IMEOLSJK0UP I hope you can join tomorrow's call -- looking forward to talking with you. Denis McDonough Former White House Chief of Staff during the Obama administration
· Wed, Jun 21 · obama