So much could be lost (24 hours!)
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Dear Anne, Our deadline is just 24 hours away and we are seriously behind our goal of 2,018 early renewed members! We have the chance to stop so many right-wing attacks and DEFEAT Trump Republicans at the polls, but we're counting on our best supporters like you to let us know you're with us for the absolutely critical year ahead! Will you renew with a donation now to be one of the 840 members we still need before midnight tomorrow? act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-early-2018/ The attacks on our rights and our democracy aren't stopping... but, with your help, we're fighting back. We're fighting to SAVE AND PROTECT: - voting rights - civil rights - choice and women's health care - social safety net programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security - equality for LGBTQ people - free speech and expression - religious liberty - and more! But if we don't go into 2018 with the member strength needed to take on these major fights (AND stand up to Big Money in politics ... AND defeat Trump and right-wing extremists in the 2018 elections), all of these things could be lost. I know you're with us in spirit, but we also need you with us as an early renewed 2018 member. Please don't wait another minute and renew your PFAW membership for next year now with a much-needed donation>> act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-early-2018/ Thank you! -- Kristen Smith, Membership Director donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-early-2018/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/1173 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/
· Tue, Nov 21 · obama

287,000 Utahns will see their taxes go up
Friend -- Paul Ryan and his rubber stamps in Congress voted to raise taxes on thousands of working and middle-class families to give massive tax cuts to billionaires and big corporations. The Senate's bill is even worse -- gutting Obamacare, threatening Medicare, and giving tax breaks to private jet owners. We can stop it, but we have to speak out. Call a key senator now: my.ofa.us/Call-A-Key-Senator Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Tue, Nov 21 · obama

Tuesday Tips: How to Make Better Video Calls
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· Tue, Nov 21 · obama

Signature needed: Domestic abusers should not have guns
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/DV_Guns ]Tell Congress: Pass the Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act Tell Congress: “Domestic abusers should not have guns. Pass the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/DV_Guns ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/DV_Guns ]Tell Congress: Pass the Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act Last week’s mass shooting in Rancho Tehama, California was just the latest reminder that domestic violence, misogyny and guns are a deadly combination. The gunman had a history of violence against women.^1 Reports indicate that the murder of his wife may have been what prompted the deadly rampage that included killing a female neighbor who obtained a restraining order against him earlier this year and firing a semi-automatic weapon into a school.^2 The statistics on the links between domestic violence and gun violence are chilling. Fifty-four percent of mass shootings are connected to domestic or family violence. The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely that domestic abuse will turn into murder. And people with a history of committing domestic violence are more likely to subsequently kill an intimate partner.^3 Today, loopholes in current gun laws allow some domestic abusers to keep their guns. The Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act would close them. It is time for Congress to pass it. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/DV_Guns ]Tell Congress: Domestic abusers should not have guns. Pass the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act. Click here to sign the petition. Last week’s massacre was preceded by a long list of others where domestic violence was a key part of a mass tragedy.^4 The man who killed 25 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas earlier this month was jailed for assaulting his wife and child.^5 In September, a man killed his wife and eight others in Plano, Texas. She had left him days earlier because of abuse ^6 The man who killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in 2016 allegedly beat his ex-wife, took her paycheck and isolated her in their home.^7 And behind the spotlight of these mass shootings are the daily incidents where gun violence makes domestic violence more dangerous and more deadly. Current gun laws prohibit gun ownership by an intimate partner who is convicted of domestic abuse, but the definition of intimate partner is narrowly defined and excludes people who have not been married, lived together or had a child.^8 The Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act would close this so-called “boyfriend” loophole by adding dating partners to the definition of intimate partner. It would also prohibit convicted stalkers from buying or possessing guns.^9 These changes will not close all the loopholes that help arm domestic abusers but they will close big ones, and they will save lives. But the National Rifle Association (NRA), which has most congressional Republicans in its pocket, is against even this kind of commonsense bill to protect survivors of domestic violence. We need to remind our representatives that, in the face of our gun violence epidemic, their constituents are demanding more than blind allegiance to the NRA. Tell Congress: Domestic abusers should not have guns. Pass the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/DV_Guns ]act.credoaction.com/sign/DV_Guns Thank you for standing up against gun violence today, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/DV_Guns ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Addy Baird, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18497 ]The Northern California shooter had a documented history of abusing women," ThinkProgress, Nov. 15, 2017.  2. Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Phil Gast, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18498 ]Gunman in Northern California rampage was not supposed to have guns," CNN, Nov. 15, 2017.  3. Everytown for Gun Safety, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/12308 ]Guns and Violence Against Women," accessed Nov. 16, 2017.  4. Media Matters for America, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18499 ]If media don't point out the clear connection between domestic abuse and mass shootings, they're not doing their job," Nov. 6, 2017.  5. Ibid.  6. Casey Quinlan, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18500 ]The shooting of 9 people in Texas fits into a disturbing pattern," ThinkProgress, Sept. 13, 2017.  7. Media Matters for America, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18499 ]If media don't point out the clear connection between domestic abuse and mass shootings, they're not doing their job."  8. Sheryl Gay Stolberg, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18501 ]Domestic Abusers Are Barred From Gun Ownership, but Often Escape the Law," The New York Times, Nov. 6, 2017.  9. Ibid.
· Tue, Nov 21 · obama

[PRE-BLACK FRIDAY] Show off your Dem pride, Mary
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· Tue, Nov 21 · obama

See Eric Holder's op-ed yesterday?
Friend -- When we announced our partnership with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) a month ago, we knew we had a huge opportunity to make progress towards a more fair democracy. What we didn't know was just how quickly our volunteers and supporters would throw themselves into this mission. Now is the time to get to work -- to help end gerrymandering, and build a better, more fair democracy. Join us today: my.ofa.us/Fight-Gerrymandering Over the past month, we've seen tens of thousands of Americans sign on to get involved. Two weeks ago, we made huge electoral progress in Virginia and New Jersey. And last night, OFA supporters from across the country joined Attorney General Holder on a kickoff call to discuss our strategy. Here's what the former Attorney General wrote in Crooked Media yesterday: "Gerrymandering is quite simply an attack on our democracy. It undercuts the tenet of one person, one vote ... together, we [must] engage in citizen-to-citizen dialogue to start educating, organizing, and mobilizing to bend our democracy toward fairness." Making fairer maps across the country won't be easy. The process is different in every state. We're starting at a big disadvantage. And time isn't on our side -- today's candidates, ballot initiatives, and legal decisions are setting the stage right now for the crucial redistricting process in 2021. But if we start organizing now, we can make a huge difference. We need all hands on deck. It's a fight we can -- and must -- win. Join the team here: my.ofa.us/Fight-Gerrymandering Thanks, Jennifer Jennifer Warner National Organizing Director Organizing for Action
· Tue, Nov 21 · obama

Your favorite Dem gear is 15% off!
You're one of our biggest supporters, Mary! Wear it as a badge of pride. (Literally!) Shop the Official Democratic Store and save 15% during our pre-Black Friday sale with code: PBF2017 Shop now: my.democrats.org/Black-Friday-Sale **Promotion valid until 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the Official Democratic Store.
· Mon, Nov 20 · obama

Share now
Friend -- This is big, so I'm going to keep it quick -- we haven't had a moment this important since we fought for and protected Obamacare nearly two months ago. When Congress returns to Washington from Thanksgiving break, they're going to vote on a tax plan that would crush millions of Americans. We have an opportunity to speak out against it while they're home on recess this week, and we have to be loud. Share this with your friends on social media and let them know: This #TaxScam is unacceptable. To share on Facebook: my.ofa.us/Fight-This-Tax-Bill-FB To share on Twitter: my.ofa.us/Fight-This-Tax-Bill-TW Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Mon, Nov 20 · obama

Tell the Senate: No Big Pharma CEO as health secretary
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/alex_azar ]Tell the Senate: No Big Pharma CEO as Health Secretary Petition to the U.S. Senate: "Block and resist the nomination of Big Pharma CEO Alex Azar to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. A pharmaceutical industry executive who repeatedly raised the price of life-saving medicines has no place in government." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/alex_azar ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/alex_azar ]Tell the Senate: No Big Pharma CEO as Health Secretary We always knew that Donald Trump was nothing more than a Trojan horse for Big Pharma. But now, Trump’s association with Big Pharma is out in the open as he has cut out the middleman and nominated a price-jacking pharmaceutical executive to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).^1 While Alex Azar was president of Eli Lilly, the company increased the price of its insulin by 345 percent – and did so in lockstep with other pharmaceutical companies, leaving sick people without options.^2,3 At a time of skyrocketing pharmaceutical drug prices, Trump has literally chosen a price-raising Big Pharma CEO to be our nation’s top health official. We need to do everything we can to stop this nomination in its tracks – and expose Trump’s lies about wanting to take action against high drug prices. Can you help? [ act.credoaction.com/sign/alex_azar ]Tell the Senate: No Big Pharma CEO as Health Secretary. Click here to sign the petition. Nominating Azar shows that Trump wants to put Big Pharma in charge of our health care system. Azar is one of the worst possible picks for HHS, because he: * Raised prices of pharmaceutical drugs on patients. Under Azar, Eli Lilly raised prices on insulin repeatedly and did so at the same time as the other two main suppliers of insulin. Over the past 20 years, the price of Eli Lilly’s insulin has increased 1,000 percent, from $21 per vial to around $300. During Azar’s time at Eli Lilly, the company paid tens of millions in fines for allegedly lying about the cancer risks of some medicines and engaging in illegal off-label sales.^4,5 * Walked through the revolving door between government and pharma. Azar was a big supporter of President George W. Bush and got a job in HHS despite not knowing much about health care. He then left his job to become president of the very corporations he had just been regulating. Now that Eli Lilly has fired him, he is trying to hop back into government – with massive conflicts of interest and a history of blaming safety measures, not greed, for rising pharmaceutical prices.^6 * Wants to sabotage the Affordable Care Act. Azar is an ardent opponent of Obamacare, even though the ACA has lowered costs and covered millions. As head of HHS, he will have the power to sabotage the act by withdrawing funding or misappropriating money designed to let people know about their options.^7 * Supports anti-choice politicians. At a time when Republicans are attacking women’s health across America, the last thing we need is an HHS secretary who has donated heavily to anti-choice candidates.^8 Trump loves to make vague promises about tackling high drug prices. But he always sides with Big Pharma when it counts. Now, he wants to put Big Pharma in charge of our nation’s health. We can’t let that happen. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/alex_azar ]Tell the Senate: No Big Pharma CEO as Health Secretary. Click here to sign the petition. Hundreds of thousands of CREDO members have stood up for Medicare for All and bold solutions to crack down on Big Pharma. At the same time, countless CREDO members have made phone calls or joined campaigns opposing Trumpcare and the Trump administration’s attempts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act. The Trump strategy is to intentionally hamstring the Affordable Care Act and then point to the problems they created as a reason to steal health insurance from millions. At the same time, Trump wants to get credit for tweets about pharmaceutical prices while cutting out the middlemen and giving Big Pharma direct access to government. The good news is that massive public pressure stopped Trumpcare – so we know this is Trump’s weak spot, and a huge outcry right now could stall Azar or exposed Trump’s hypocrisy. Tell the Senate: No Big Pharma CEO as Health Secretary. Click below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/alex_azar ]act.credoaction.com/sign/alex_azar 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/alex_azar ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. David Lazarus, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18523 ]Swamp deepens as Trump names former drug industry exec to be health secretary,” The Los Angeles Times, Nov. 15, 2017.  2. Justin Mendoza, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18524 ]With Trump's HHS pick Big Pharma takes over our health system,” The Hill, Nov. 14, 2017.  3. Lazarus, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18523 ]Swamp deepens as Trump names former drug industry exec to be health secretary.”  4. Mendoza, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18524 ]With Trump's HHS pick Big Pharma takes over our health system.”  5. Lazarus, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18523 ]Swamp deepens as Trump names former drug industry exec to be health secretary.”  6. Ibid.  7. Ibid.  8. NARAL Pro-Choice America, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18525 ]NARAL Statement on Trump’s Announcement on Alex Azar to Lead HHS,” Nov. 13, 2017.
· Mon, Nov 20 · obama

The Amazing iPhone 7 for $0 and a FREE $200 Gift Card
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· Mon, Nov 20 · obama

Let's get used to victory, Anne
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Dear Anne, We have momentum like we’ve never had before. The elation of Election Day last week helped soothe the anniversary of Trump’s election in a major way. Now imagine getting used to that feeling... and what it would be like to have sweeping progressive victories in 2018... But if we want victory in 2018, we are going to need to have the strongest membership base possible to get all the resources we need to tackle a major effort to elect progressives across the states and regain control of the House and the Senate. If you renew your PFAW membership before Thanksgiving Anne you will give us the power we need to go into 2018 ready to retake the House and Senate and WIN in the mid-term elections. We set an important deadline of 2,018 renewed members before Thanksgiving and we are HALF-WAY there, but we need 1,009 more members like you to step up! Will you renew your membership with an urgent donation of $7 or more TODAY to help us head into 2018 as strong and ready as possible? act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-early-2018/ In last Tuesday’s wave of progressive victories, we saw the powerful effect of "reverse coattails" -- by competing everywhere, and generating excitement for dynamic state and local candidates, we can drive progressive success at the top of the ballot (this could be the KEY to our success in 2018)... We also saw that voters are ready to repudiate Trump’s divisive bigotry and hate by electing increasingly diverse candidates -- leaders who truly reflect America. In Virginia and across the country, young candidates endorsed by PFAW’s Next Up Victory Fund broke barriers and made history: - Justin Fairfax became just the second African American to be elected to statewide office in Virginia (and the first in more than 20 years)... - Danica Roem became the first openly transgender person elected to a state legislature... - Melvin Carter was elected the first Black mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota... This list goes on and on, with historic victories for women, candidates of Latino and Asian descent, and successful trans candidates in addition to Danica Roem who won local elections in California, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota, where Minneapolis Councilmember-elect Andrea Jenkins became the first openly trans woman of color ever elected to office. Rebuilding progressive power in America starts from the ground up, which is the whole reason we launched our Next Up Victory Fund this year -- to build a deep bench of winning, young progressive candidates at all levels of government. This is the work that will pave the way to lasting victories, and a more progressive future in which our country lives up to its core values -- equality, liberty, democracy, and justice for ALL. Help build the wave in 2018 and make a donation of $7 or more to be one of the 1,009 members we need to renew their membership BEFORE THANKSGIVING>> act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-early-2018/ The resistance is strong and the progressive movement has momentum -- momentum we can use to protect civil rights, prevent extremist judges from having power over every day people, and elect officials who want to move this country forward, not backward. But only if we’re in this together. Thank you for all you do -- everything makes a difference. --Ben Betz, Digital Director donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-early-2018/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/1130 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/
· Sun, Nov 19 · obama

Anti-abortion extremists love the Trump Tax Scam
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/TaxScam_Personhood ]Tell the Senate: Block the attack on abortion rights in the Trump Tax Scam Tell the Senate: “Do everything in your power to block the anti-abortion fetal personhood language in the Trump Tax Scam.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/TaxScam_Personhood ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/TaxScam_Personhood ]Tell the Senate: Block the attack on abortion rights in the Trump tax scam Republicans attack abortion rights whenever and wherever they can. Right now, it is through the Trump Tax Scam. It is not enough that the bills moving through Congress would make deep cuts to the social safety net and raise taxes on middle- and lower-income families – all while giving Trump and his wealthy friends trillions in handouts. They would also strike an intentional blow to abortion rights by enshrining the language “unborn child” into the federal tax code.^1 Senate Democrats must push back on this attack on women with everything they’ve got. They should be calling out Republicans’ attempt to inject anti-abortion politics into the tax code and pledging to block any tax bill that contains the unborn child provision. If we speak out now, we can make sure this issue does not get lost among all the other horrible things in the tax scam. Can you add your name today? [ act.credoaction.com/sign/TaxScam_Personhood ]Tell the Senate: Block the anti-abortion provision in the Trump tax scam. Click here to sign the petition. Republican right-wing extremists in Congress are trying to sneak their unborn child language into a provision about the 529 plan, a college savings account. These accounts let parents put aside money for their children’s education. They already allow parents to set up accounts for their children before they are born. Parents set up the account in their own names and then transfer it to their child’s name when the child is born. Republicans’ new language specifically states that an “unborn child may be treated as a designated beneficiary or an individual under section 529 plans.”^2 It is unnecessary as tax law, but a great way for right-wing Republican leadership to give a gift to the anti-abortion extremists in their base. Enshrining “unborn child” in the tax code helps these extremists achieve their goal of legally establishing fetal personhood. If they can codify the notion that life begins at conception, they can claim that fetuses have constitutional rights and lay the groundwork for banning abortion outright. Republicans in states across the country have tried other ways to establish fetal personhood. Personhood amendments have failed in every state, but other attempts to give fetuses, and even embryos, rights or to punish women for endangering their fetuses have succeeded in greasing “an already slippery slope” of prioritizing fetal rights over women’s rights.^3 Senate Democrats, along with any Republican with a conscience who cares more about women than party politics, must shut this latest attempt down. Help make sure they know we are expecting them to stand strong for women’s rights and block this right-wing extremist sneak attack on abortion. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/TaxScam_Personhood ]act.credoaction.com/sign/TaxScam_Personhood Thank you for fighting for abortion rights today, Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/TaxScam_Personhood ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Emily Peck, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18608 ]Senate Republicans Shoehorn Anti-Abortion Measure Into Tax Bill," HuffPost, Nov. 14, 2017.  2. Ibid.  3. Christina Cauterucci, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/18609 ]Why the Republican Tax Plan Gives Fetuses the Right to Save for College," Slate, Nov. 6, 2017.
· Sat, Nov 18 · obama

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· Sat, Nov 18 · obama

Let's keep winning, Mary
We just won big in Virginia, New Jersey, and across the country using the latest tools and tech, plus good old-fashioned organizing. Let's continue our victories in 2018 in all 50 states, up and down the ballot! Chip in $10 or more to help elect Democrats nationwide: my.democrats.org/Help-Democrats-Fight-Back
· Sat, Nov 18 · obama

Renew early to keep this momentum>>
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne, After blow-out progressive victories last Tuesday in Virginia and across the states, Republicans are running scared. In a shockwave election, Democrats in Virginia have nearly taken back the House of Delegates... a long-term goal that no one predicted could be possible so soon. Republicans are terrified about what this means for 2018, and we now have an amazing opportunity to take back the House and maybe even the Senate -- and to keep building progressive power from the ground up at the state and local levels. But all of this is going to take a tremendous amount of work and resources, and we need to end this year with the strongest membership base possible for 2018... and that means your early renewal is urgently needed before Thanksgiving rolls around next week. Anne, we've set a must-hit goal of 2,018 early renewed members BEFORE Thanksgiving. The good news is that we're almost halfway there... but the bad news is that we have less than ONE WEEK to go and we're running out of time. Will you renew your membership with PFAW before Thanksgiving with a donation of $7 or more that will help us relive our Election Day 2017 victories in 2018? act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-early-2018/ Right now we have momentum like we've never had before, and progressives across the US are invigorated from wins that clearly repudiated the Trump agenda... from Ralph Northam and Justin Fairfax decisively beating back Republican Ed Gillespie's attempt to win the Virginia governorship using Trump's playbook... to the victories of diverse candidates in important local races... to landmarks like electing to the Virginia House of Delegates the first openly transgender candidate in any state legislature in the country and the elections of the first Black mayors in cities like Helena, Montana and St. Paul, Minnesota. Your renewed gift can give us the boost that we need to carry this momentum into the 2018 elections. We only need 1,111 more members to give for us to hit that critical Thanksgiving deadline. So please don't wait: Renew your PFAW membership NOW and give us the edge we need going into 2018 to make sure we can repeat the victories we had last week>> act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-early-2018/ We can't just stop now because of the victories last Tuesday. In fact, those victories are even more reason for progressives to do all they can to make sure we have a strong showing in 2018. Thank you for everything that you do, Anne. Sincerely, Ben Betz, Digital Director donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/renew-early-2018/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/1122 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, Nov 17 · obama

And so much more ...
Friend -- The Senate's tax bill: -- Would gut Obamacare -- Raises taxes on millions of Americans making less than $75,000 -- Gives a huge tax break to corporations, millionaires, and billionaires -- Raises taxes on graduate students -- Eliminates many state and local tax deductions This tax bill is a disaster, and we can't let them get away with it -- key senators need to hear from you: my.ofa.us/Call-A-Key-Senator Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Fri, Nov 17 · obama

BREAKING: The House just passed the tax scam bill! Sign to STOP it in the Senate>>
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** As expected, the House passed its version of the disastrous Trump-GOP tax scam. NO Democrats voted for it and a measly 13 Republicans voted to oppose it. This is discouraging news but we still have time to stop the tax scam in the Senate -- and we have good reason to believe that we CAN stop it there! Add your name now to send a message to your senators to OPPOSE the tax scam>> act.pfaw.org/sign/stop-GOP-tax-scam/ If the Senate passes their version -- in a vote expected shortly after Thanksgiving -- we can expect the worst of both worlds, from the House and Senate bills, to make it into the final bill through the reconciliation process. For instance, the bill the House passed today includes repeal of the Johnson Amendment, a vital protection for the separation of church and state that keeps churches from being used as vehicles of Big Money special interests to spend vast amounts of tax-deductible money to influence elections. The Senate version doesn't have that but it includes what would be a dagger in the heart of the Affordable Care Act -- the repeal of the individual mandate, which itself would drive up health care premiums and deny an estimated 13 million Americans access to life-saving health care. If the Senate bill passes, there's no reason to think that both awful provisions won't make it into the final bill crafted by the Republican majorities in each chamber. This tax plan is exactly what you'd expect from a con man like Donal Trump, who continues his shockingly dishonest assertions that the plan would cut taxes for working Americans. In reality, taxes on millions of middle-class Americans would go UP. This immoral scam will not only force massive cuts to the social safety net and other vital programs, it also includes tax increases that would specifically devastate poor people, with, as The Hill notes, "those making between $20,000 and $30,000 seeing their tax bills rise starting in 2021. By 2027, they would see a 25.4 percent increase in their tax bill." Stopping this bill in the Senate needs to be the top priority of the Resistance and the progressive movement over these next couple of weeks. And it starts with you taking one minute right now to sign your name in opposition and tell the Senate to REJECT the tax scam. Sign now>> act.pfaw.org/sign/stop-GOP-tax-scam/ Thanks for being part of this fight. -- Katie ================= Previous message: Anne, Earlier this year, the American people banded together and took to the streets to STOP Republicans in Congress from repealing the Affordable Care Act. It was a powerful victory for Americans’ health care and our democracy. Well, the Trump administration’s response was to take executive action to sabotage the ACA and now Senate Republicans are following Trump’s lead, with a sneak attack they’re adding to their tax scam bill to destroy one of the foundational elements of health care reform, the individual mandate. This move will end up denying 13 million Americans access to health care and will drive the costs up, through increased premiums, for many millions more. The Senate is expected to vote on their version of the tax bill shortly after Thanksgiving. It’s a disastrous and devious plan that, in addition to including this latest health care attack, would -- like the House version -- shift more of the tax burden onto the middle class in order to pay for massive giveaways to corporations and the top fraction of the 1%. Sign our emergency petition to STOP the GOP’s tax scam -- including the new attack on health care -- NOW>> act.pfaw.org/sign/stop-GOP-tax-scam/ The House votes on their version of the tax bill TOMORROW and every American who cares about stopping this scam needs to speak out now. Besides the attack on health care, both the House and Senate versions of the bill are a terrible deal for working families. THE REPUBLICAN TAX SCAM WOULD... ... give massive cuts to corporations and a relative handful of the very top most wealthy families, including the elimination of the Estate Tax and the Alternative Minimum Tax -- one of the very few things we know about Trump’s taxes is that with no AMT, Trump himself would have saved $31 million in taxes in 2005! ... directly set up massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, public education, and other vital programs. ... actually INCREASE taxes on millions of middle-class tax payers, especially in states like California, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland. This is in addition to elements of the bill that hurt many middle-class households like capping mortgage interest and property tax write-offs, and cuts to personal exemptions. ... increase the overall tax burden over 10 years on 46% of Americans earning under $100,000 a year. ... INCENTIVIZE the offshoring of jobs via a specific tax giveaway to American companies with offshore subsidiaries. ... reduce giving to charities in the US by BILLIONS, through changes in the tax code. ... blow a massive hole in our national debt (as much a $1.5 trillion). It’s easy to be baffled by why the GOP would pursue a tax plan that would cause such harm to the middle class and working families ... but the answer is that, after the failure of health care repeal, their Big Money donors are DEMANDING a legislative win or they are threatening to close their check books. And this tax bill gives them A LOT of the items on their regressive, right-wing wish list. SIGN THE PETITION: STOP the Republican tax scam!>> act.pfaw.org/sign/stop-GOP-tax-scam/ THANK YOU for all you do. --Katie O’Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator
· Fri, Nov 17 · obama

Everything about this nominee is offensive (the case against Brett Talley grows)
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne, Retweeting conspiracy theory sites appears to be just the beginning of Trump judicial nominee Brett Talley's alarming and extreme online presence. Talley, a frequent poster on online message boards, actually defended original inception of the KKK, incorrectly arguing that the KKK did not engage in racial violence when it was founded. These are breathtaking arguments for a federal judicial nominee to make, and should absolutely disqualify Talley. Demand Senators reject Talley's confirmation to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge>> act.pfaw.org/sign/senators-vote-no-talley/ 18,000 PFAW supporters like you have already signed our petition to stop Talley’s confirmation. Don’t let us lose this great momentum, especially as damning revelations about this unacceptable nominee continue to emerge. Help us get to at least 30,000 signatures before the weekend to send the most powerful message possible to the US Senate. Sign now>> act.pfaw.org/sign/senators-vote-no-talley/ --Katie, PFAW
· Thu, Nov 16 · obama

The House just passed a disastrous tax bill
Friend -- The House just passed a disastrous tax bill -- and the Senate's version is even worse. If it passes, 13 million Americans could lose their health insurance. That's unacceptable. We have to stop it. Get in touch with a key senator now: my.ofa.us/Call-A-Key-Senator Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Thu, Nov 16 · obama

Sign the petition: Keep the spotlight on Wilbur Ross’s ethics problems
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/wilbur_ross ]Tell the Trump administration: Ethically compromised Wilbur Ross has to go Petition to the Trump administration: "Wilbur Ross reportedly misled the American people about his business conflicts of interest, maintains financial ties to Putin-linked Russian oligarchs and has ducked ethics scrutiny. Remove him from office immediately." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/wilbur_ross ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/wilbur_ross ]Tell the Trump Administration: Ethically compromised Wilbur Ross has to go Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross reportedly misled the American people about his investments and appears to have used his position to line his own pockets.^1 It’s time for him to go. Wilbur Ross’s hidden investments were one of the biggest revelations in the Paradise Papers – documents revealing how the Wall Street super-wealthy and international corporations avoid taxes.^2 Not only does Ross have secret financial ties to Russian oligarchs with family ties to Vladimir Putin, the papers show that Ross was negotiating natural gas export deals while he held huge investments in the world’s largest fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers.^3 Worse, the ethics official who endorsed Ross’s activity received a promotion from Ross shortly after clearing him.^4 This is another textbook case of the Trump administration’s phony populism serving as cover for the wealthiest few to enrich themselves at public expense. We need a concerted public push to expose Ross and make it clear that recusals cannot erase this conflict of interest and seeming corruption. Wilbur Ross has to go. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/wilbur_ross ]Tell the Trump administration: Ethically compromised Wilbur Ross has to go. Click here to sign the petition. The Paradise Papers reveal that Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has financial ties to Russian oligarchs and did not reveal that information before his confirmation.^5 But the conflict of interest goes beyond Russia. Wilbur Ross “personally negotiated” a trade deal involving the shipping of LNG to China. All the while, he held far greater investments in Navigator – the company with the largest fleet of LNG carriers – than he had previously revealed. When pressed, Ross points at a stamp of approval from Commerce Department ethics adviser David Maggi. But a few months after approving Ross’s suspect deals, Ross rewarded Maggi by promoting him to a permanent post.^6 As Jeff Hauser of the Revolving Door Project put it: “The commerce secretary is behaving in a way that’s a prima facie conflict of interest. The designated ethics official should rein him in. He hasn’t, and he owes his job to Ross.”^7 Once again, the oligarchs of team Trump are using their ill-gotten power to profit while making grand populist promises. It is up to us to expose this phony populism and demand that Ross step down. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/wilbur_ross ]Tell the Trump administration: Ethically compromised Wilbur Ross has to go. Click here to sign the petition. Since the release of the Paradise Papers, Ross has agreed to divest of the original holding – which only goes to show how wrong-headed Maggi’s initial judgment actually was. We still do not know the extent of Ross’s financial holdings, and we cannot trust either his false promises to recuse himself or the ethics official who owes his job to Ross.^8 As Sen. Richard Blumenthal said recently: “In concealing his interest in these shipping companies – and his ongoing financial relationship with Russian oligarchs – Secretary Ross misled me, the Senate Commerce Committee, and the American people. Secretary Ross’ financial disclosures are like a Russian nesting doll, with blatant conflicts of interest carefully hidden within seemingly innocuous holding companies.”^9 Sen. Blumenthal has called for an Office of the Inspector General investigation, but it is hard to see how any finding would eliminate the fundamental and blatant conflict of interest. We need to keep Ross’s seeming corruption in the spotlight and keep the pressure on until he is no longer able to exploit the American people. Tell the Trump administration: Ethically compromised Wilbur Ross has to go. Click below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/wilbur_ross ]act.credoaction.com/sign/wilbur_ross 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/wilbur_ross ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. David Dayen, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18404 ]The Wilbur Ross Scandal Isn’t About Russia, It’s About Corruption,” The Intercept, Nov. 8, 2017.  2. Richard Engel and Aggelos Petropoulos, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18193 ]Paradise Papers: Leaks Show Wilbur Ross Hid Ties to Putin Cronies,” NBC News, Nov. 5, 2017.  3. Dayen, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18404 ]The Wilbur Ross Scandal Isn’t About Russia, It’s About Corruption.”  4. Ibid.  5. Engel and Petropoulos, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18193 ]Paradise Papers: Leaks Show Wilbur Ross Hid Ties to Putin Cronies.”  6. Dayen, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18404 ]The Wilbur Ross Scandal Isn’t About Russia, It’s About Corruption.”  7. Ibid.  8. Ibid.  9. Louis Nelson, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/18195 ]Wilbur Ross: Accusations that I failed to disclose Russia-linked investments are 'evil,’” POLITICO, Nov. 6, 2017.
· Thu, Nov 16 · obama

Save 40% on a New Unlimited Plan
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· Thu, Nov 16 · obama

A tax bill for the 1%, not for us >>
Republicans are getting ready to vote this week on a tax plan that will benefit the 1%. But, most Americans don't want Congress to cut taxes for corporations. They understand that these tax cuts are unfair and hurt hardworking American families... so why doesn't Congress? Add your name to tell Republicans to not throw the middle class under the bus: my.democrats.org/Defeat-the-GOP-Tax-Plan
· Wed, Nov 15 · obama

NOW: Call your member of Congress
Friend -- Repealing Obamacare to give permanent tax cuts to corporations is unacceptable. Before they vote, Congress needs to hear from you. Call a key member now: my.ofa.us/Call-A-Rep Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Wed, Nov 15 · obama

Unanimously unqualified, inexperienced, and a federal judge?
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Tell Senators to vote NO on unqualified Trump nominee Brett Talley>> act.pfaw.org/sign/senators-vote-no-talley/ Anne, The bar for Trump's judicial nominees is so low it might as well be on the floor. Last week Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Brett Talley, a Trump nominee who has only three years of experience practicing law, has never tried a case, and who was rated unanimously "not qualified" for a federal judgeship by the American Bar Association -- their lowest rating. But that's just the tip of the iceberg... on his Senate questionnaire, Talley was asked if he had any family members or friends who could cause conflicts of interest and he omitted that his wife is the chief of staff for the White House counsel and who was recently questioned in the Mueller investigation. Sign the petition to OPPOSE the confirmation of Brett Talley>> act.pfaw.org/sign/senators-vote-no-talley/ Talley is also remarkably partisan for a judicial nominee. On his blog, Talley pledged support for the NRA and mocked gun control after the Sandy Hook massacre… he has retweeted Alex Jones' conspiracy theory site Infowars (which infamously claimed that Sandy Hook was a hoax), and called for Hillary Clinton to be "locked up" (while referring to her as Hillary "Rotten" Clinton). With all of this in mind, it is breathtaking that Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans voted to approve Talley and move him forward to a full confirmation vote. Demand Senators vote NO on Brett Talley's confirmation to a lifetime court seat>> act.pfaw.org/sign/senators-vote-no-talley/ Talley's nomination is clear evidence of Trump's desire to pack the courts with extremist ideologues and of Senate Republicans' reckless irresponsibility in confirming anyone Trump nominates to a federal judgeship -- no matter if they're absolutely unqualified or would be extremely partisan on the courts. Courts have been instrumental in preventing some of Trump's worst policies from being enacted, like the anti-Muslim travel ban, the ban on transgender troops in the military, and ending federal funding for sanctuary cities. So it's no wonder that Trump wants to stack the courts with judges who will support his extreme agenda no matter what. Talley is not only extremely partisan... he's absolutely unqualified for the seat he has been appointed to. In fact, until Trump, the American Bar Association had only unanimously voted to call a nominee "not qualified" twice in more than a quarter century. Take action now, Anne -- urge your Senator to vote against confirming Brett Talley>> act.pfaw.org/sign/senators-vote-no-talley/ Thank you for all that you do! Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator
· Wed, Nov 15 · obama