Last chance: your vote determines the outcome
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· Sun, May 28 · obama

Take Action: We have the power to stop Trumpcare!
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Tell US Senators: OPPOSE Trumpcare>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Stop Trumpcare: Tell your Senators to vote NO! site.pfaw.org/site/R Anne-- Following nonpartisan analysis by the Congressional Budget Office showing that the AHCA will deny healthcare to 23 million Americans (all in service of cutting taxes for the very wealthy), Americans across the country are rallying against Trumpcare and giving their members of Congress an earful while they're home this week for recess. This is critical -- reports are coming out that some members of Congress are using this recess to see if they should continue to support Trumpcare. Keep the pressure on! Sign the petition now telling US senators to REJECT the AHCA!>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Thank you! Katie O'Connell, Digital Campaign 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, May 28 · obama

Time to make calls for Georgia 6
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, We're just a few weeks out from Election Day in the Georgia special election -- our best chance to flip a Republican House seat from red to blue! Georgia's 6th District went for Trump by less than 2% and progressive Democrat Jon Ossoff is currently LEADING his Republican opponent in the polls. But if we're going to flip this seat and send Jon to Congress to be a strong voice for progressive values, we need your help. We've teamed up with allies in Georgia to offer you a virtual phone banking tool that allows you to call from anywhere -- so you can still volunteer to help with  this race no matter where you live in the country. Can you make calls to voters in Georgia's 6th District to help get out the vote for Jon Ossoff? Sign up to make calls>> site.pfaw.org/site/R You will be asked to agree to the code of conduct for this volunteer activity as the first step. After agreeing to the terms, you'll be given detailed instructions on how to use login and use the tool. Unable to make calls? Please donate to our efforts to flip the 6th District from red to blue and elect Jon Ossoff>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Electing Jon Ossoff will send a clear message to Trump, his administration, and Republican members of Congress that the resistance is growing and they better be ready to be held accountable for their extreme and hateful agenda. Thank you 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. 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
· Sat, May 27 · obama

Make Trump pay for his golf trips
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/swamp_act ]Tell Congress: Make Trump pay for his golf trips Petition to Congress: "Make Donald Trump reimburse taxpayers for his trips to Trump properties like Mar-a-Lago by passing the Stop Waste And Misuse by the President (SWAMP) Act of 2017." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/swamp_act ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/swamp_act ]Trump is corrupt Donald Trump just unveiled a budget proposal that would hammer public education and steal health care from millions, including children.^1 But he has no problem spending taxpayer dollars on regular golfing trips to properties he owns and profits from.^2 Progressive Rep. Ted Lieu is out to change that with a new bill that deserves our immediate support: The Stop Waste And Misuse by the President (SWAMP) Act of 2017. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/swamp_act ]Tell Congress: Make Trump pay for his golf trips. Click here to sign the petition. Trump is on pace to spend more on his personal trips in just one year than President Obama spent in all eight years combined. Every trip to Mar-a-Lago costs $3.7 million. That astonishing amount does not even include the cost of air travel and overtime for local law enforcement. Trump has also spent more than $20 million in taxpayer dollars on trips to Trump Tower in New York.^3 On top of it all, he forces the Secret Service to pay tens of thousands of dollars to rent golf carts while he plays. And he is doing all this after spending years demonizing President Obama for daring to golf a handful of times.^4 Rep. Lieu’s bill would require Trump to reimburse taxpayers for every cent spent on travel to properties he owns.^5 No more racking up huge costs while cutting Meals on Wheels. No more lining his own pockets while kicking children off health care. No more expensive hypocrisy while people experiencing homelessness lose a lifeline. We need to put a giant spotlight on Trump’s outrageous behavior by getting behind this bill in a big way. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/swamp_act ]Tell Congress: Make Trump pay for his golf trips. Click here to sign the petition. Trump’s budget would cut Social Security, end Medicaid as we know it, slash $11 billion from public education, and axe everything from Pell Grants for low-income students to food stamps, medical research, student loans, fossil fuel emissions reduction, and programs that offer a lifeline to those experiencing illness, homelessness, poverty, or disability.^6 But spending millions golfing every weekend and lining his own pockets in the process? Trump is fine with that. Tell Congress: Make Trump pay for his golf trips. Click the link below to sign the petition. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/swamp_act ]act.credoaction.com/sign/swamp_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/swamp_act ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Julie Hirschfeld Davis, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14081 ]Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts,” The New York Times, May 22, 2017.  2. Sebastian Murdock, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14082 ]SWAMP Act Would Make Donald Trump Pay For His Own Visits To Mar-A-Lago,” HuffPost, May 20, 2017.  3. Ibid.  4. Ibid.  5. Ibid.  6. Hirschfeld Davis, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14081 ]Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts.”
· Sat, May 27 · obama

Memorial Day Savings! iPhone 7 for $99 plus $100 giftcard for each line.
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· Sat, May 27 · obama

If you agree with Heather Booth...
"There's two big resources: there's people and there's money. We may not have all the money, and we need some, but we do have the people. And we get the people when we organize." --Heather Booth Anne, we know you're someone we can count on to help organize -- now make sure we have the resources to fight back and win. Pitch in $3 or more before our deadline on Wednesday: my.democrats.org/May-Deadline-2017-AB
· Sat, May 27 · obama

Find a resistance event near you!
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, These last two weeks have been challenging. From the Trump-Russia ties to the Trump budget proposal to the CBO report that 23 million people would lose health care under the AHCA, the news has been stunning. We need to keep the resistance going and keep fighting back this Memorial Day recess, when members of Congress will be in their home states and districts. Many members are holding town hall meetings and other constituent events -- although too many are not. But in the districts of many of those members of congress not holding public events, other grassroots events are being organized to get their attention. ALL members of Congress -- senators and representatives, Republicans and Democrats -- need to be hearing from their constituents this coming week about the urgency of: * Holding Trump and top administration officials accountable for their flagrant disregard of the rule of law, their trampling of our democratic institutions, and potential corruption at the highest levels of our government... * STOPPING passage of the AHCA (Trumpcare) in the Senate, and accountability for Republicans who voted to pass it in the House... * Resisting Trump's disastrous budget, which includes deep cuts to Medicaid, food stamps, student aid and more to pay for massive tax cuts for the top fraction of the top 1%... * Speaking out against the DOJ's actions to criminalize communities of color, the Right's ongoing attacks on women and voting rights, efforts to reshape the judiciary with extreme far-right judges, and more... Find a congressional town hall meetings and resistance events near you that are happening this weekend through next week at Resistance Near Me>> site.pfaw.org/site/R (You can also organize and submit your own event on that national action hub.) AND... we want to hear YOUR story of resistance! When we're able to amplify the stories of PFAW members resisting in their communities, it encourages more engagement from others, energizing the resistance movement even more. This works -- it's science! We're eager to know what you're doing to resist in your community or what kind of activism you are seeing where you live. If you plan to attend (or host) an event this recess, please tell us about it! And after you take part in an event or a grassroots action, please let us know about your experience. Tell us your story here>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Thank you so much for everything you do! In solidarity, Bradley Williams, Digital Organizing Coordinator P.S. An additional useful tool for any resister looking to organize locally is the Indivisible Guide -- A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda -- which can be found here: site.pfaw.org/site/R P.P.S. If you cannot commit the time or are otherwise unable to participate in a resistance event this recess, can you contribute a few dollars to keep vital resources flowing to empower activists and citizens across the country? site.pfaw.org/site/R Even just a few dollars can make a major difference. 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
· Sat, May 27 · obama

Pre-order your Galaxy S8 or S8+ today
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· Fri, May 26 · obama

Sign if you agree: Stop selling weapons to human rights abusers
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/no_arms_sales_saudi ]Tell Congress: Block arms sales to countries with records of human rights abuses The petition to Congress reads: "The United States should not sell fighter jets, missiles or other military equipment to countries engaged in known human rights abuses. Block arms sales to human rights abusers and pass legislation to prohibit arms sales to countries with a record of abusing human rights moving forward." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/no_arms_sales_saudi ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/no_arms_sales_saudi ]Stop Arms Sales to Human Rights Abusers Donald Trump just approved a potentially illegal $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.^1 Simply put: The United States is not supposed to sell weapons to countries that are going to use them to target civilians.^2 Saudi Arabia has consistently failed to live up to international and U.S. humanitarian standards in how it uses its weapons.^3 But Trump, Tillerson and the rest of the current administration do not care. They are even including precision-guided missiles in the deal, which Saudi Arabia have used to directly attack and murder civilian and humanitarian targets in the past.^4 Congress has the power to stop this. Section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control Act says that Congress has the power and authority to pass legislation to block or modify an arms sale at any time up until the weapons are delivered into foreign hands.^5 It can block the sales to countries such as Saudi Arabia and pass laws that place conditions on our future arms sales so that we never sell weapons to human rights abusers again. We have to put pressure on Congress to make sure it takes action.^6 [ act.credoaction.com/sign/no_arms_sales_saudi ]Tell Congress: Do not let the Trump administration to sell weapons to human rights abusers. Click here to sign the petition. During the Obama administration, there were limits to which countries the United States would arm. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has taken those fragile buffers away. The Trump administration has been sending clear signals to rest of the world that the current occupant of the White House has nothing but contempt for human rights. The arms deal with the Saudi Arabia’s authoritarian regime was not an aberration. Recently, Tillerson lifted all human rights preconditions on a major sale of fighter jets and other lethal weapons to Bahrain.^7 By removing these preconditions, he sent a clear message to Bahrain, the same one that Trump is now sending to Saudi Arabia: As long as foreign governments give the United States money, the Trump administration will turn a blind eye to those governments’ acts of torture, genocide, oppression or any blatant human rights abuses and supply them with weapons of war. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/no_arms_sales_saudi ]Tell Congress: Do not let the Trump administration to sell weapons to human rights abusers. Click here to sign the petition. Human rights groups and activists have long criticized U.S. arms sales to countries with known human rights abuses, including outcry that helped block a sale of precision missiles to Saudi Arabia.^8 Saudi Arabia remains one of the highest volume customers of American weaponry.^9 We have known from the beginning that Tillerson is a billionaire who cares more about lining his pockets than about protecting people or the planet, just like Trump. Tillerson’s confirmation hearing was awash with red flags concerning his willingness to turn a blind eye to human rights abuses. He refused to call Vladimir Putin a war criminal for his involvement in Aleppo,^10 denied that Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is a human rights violator^11 and dismissed the unequal and oppressive treatment of many women in Saudi Arabia.^12 It is up to Congress to rein in this administration and make sure that we stop giving human rights abusers the tools they need to kill. Tell Congress: Pass legislation to prohibit arms sales to countries with records of human rights abuses, like Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/no_arms_sales_saudi ]act.credoaction.com/sign/no_arms_sales_saudi Thank you for standing up for peace, Tessa Levine, Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/no_arms_sales_saudi ]Sign the petition ► References: 1. Akbar Shahid Ahmed “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14068 ]The $110 Billion Arms Deal Trump Just Signed With Saudi Arabia May Be Illegal,” HuffPost, May 19, 2017. 2. Kristine Beckerle, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14069 ]U.S. Officials Risk Complicity in War Crimes in Yemen,” Just Security, May 4, 2017. 3. Kristine Beckerle, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14070 ]Trump to Reward Saudi War Crimes with Weapons,” Human Rights Watch, May 20, 2017. 4. Sen. Chris Murphy, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14071 ]Just What The Middle East Needs — $110 Billion More In Weapons,” HuffPost, May 20, 2017. 5. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13841 ]Arms Sales: Congressional Review Process,” accessed May 24, 2017. 6. Human Rights First, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13842 ]Congress Urged to Check Administration's Actions, Block Sale of F-16s to Bahrain,” March 30, 2017. 7. Felicia Schwartz and Doug Cameron, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13840 ]Tillerson Dropping Human Rights Conditions on Sale of F-16s to Bahrain,” The Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2017. 8. Helene Cooper, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13844 ]U.S. Blocks Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia Amid Concerns Over Yemen War,” The New York Times, Dec. 13, 2017. 9. David E. Sanger and Eric Schmitt, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13845 ]Rex Tillerson to Lift Human Rights Conditions on Arms Sale to Bahrain,” The New York Times, March 29, 2017. 10. David Bixenspan, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13846 ]Rex Tillerson Refuses to Call Vladimir Putin a ‘War Criminal’ During Hearing,” Mediaite, Jan. 11, 2017. 11. Jessica Taylor, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13847 ]5 Top Moments From Rex Tillerson's Hearing To Be Secretary Of State,” NPR, Jan. 11, 2017. 12. Ibid.
· Fri, May 26 · obama

Stop Donald Trump's immoral budget (add your name)
"Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits" --The Washington Post, 5/21/17 "Trump budget: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts" --CNN, 5/22/17 "Education: Steep cuts ahead in Trump budget" --Charlotte Business Journal, 5/22/17 "Trump's budget plan continues his deceitful attack on the disabled -- and violates a campaign pledge" --Los Angeles Times, 5/22/17 Stop Donald Trump's immoral budget: my.democrats.org/Defeat-the-Trump-Budget
· Fri, May 26 · obama

re: Trump and Ryan celebrating (add your name)
This is the health care bill that Donald Trump and Paul Ryan were celebrating: -- Takes insurance away from 23 million people -- Cuts $834 billion from Medicaid -- Gives billions in tax breaks to the wealthy And Paul Ryan says: "I feel good about it. It's great." Say you're in to stop this bill in the Senate: my.democrats.org/Stop-the-Republican-Health-Care-Bill
· Thu, May 25 · obama

NEXT UP: The pipeline to progressive power (RSVP today)
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, Earlier this week, PFAW launched a major new initiative to elect the next generation of progressive leaders and rebuild progressive power from the ground up in the states: The Next Up Victory Fund. We held a kickoff event on Tuesday night with young elected progressives and members of Congress -- including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Reps. Joaquin Castro and Jamie Raskin, and Deputy DNC Chair Keith Ellison -- but now we're eager to tell YOU all about the program and why it's generating so much excitement among the progressive community. YOU'RE INVITED to our next member telebriefing, all about PFAW's Next Up Victory Fund, a week from today. WHAT: Next Up Victory Fund member briefing call WHEN: Thursday, June 1 at 4:30pm Eastern Time (3:30 Central / 2:30 Mountain / 1:30 Pacific) RSVP here to receive the call-in information>> site.pfaw.org/site/R We're so excited to continue our long history of supporting young progressive candidates for office. The briefing will be led by PFAW Political Director Lizet Ocampo and PFAW's Director of Youth Candidate Engagement Svante Myrick, who is also the mayor of Ithaca, NY -- that city's youngest ever mayor. (Possible special guest -- or guests -- TBD!) We'll tell you all about what Next Up hopes to achieve, the types of candidates we're going to support, and how PFAW members can plug in and get involved. Space is limited so RSVP now to join the call>> site.pfaw.org/site/R Thank you for everything, 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, May 25 · obama

President Obama in Berlin:
Friend -- "Each generation tries to make progress knowing that [it] is not going to be perfect, that it's not going to solve every problem, and that we're going to pass the baton to somebody behind us ... but [if] we've run our leg of the race effectively, the world has gotten a little bit better." --President Obama, May 25, 2017 We all have to do our part to protect the progress we have made -- there's too much at stake to sit on the sidelines. Pick up the baton: my.ofa.us/Push-Forward Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Thu, May 25 · obama

Republicans are ramming through this extreme Trump nominee on their own
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Dear Anne, Yesterday every single Democrat in the Senate voted in unity AGAINST cloture for Trump's Sixth Circuit nominee Amul Thapar, an ultraconservative judge and friend of Mitch McConnell. While Thapar may still be confirmed today in a final vote -- expected to be strictly party line -- Senate Democrats deserve thanks and encouragement for staying unified in their opposition to a judge most notable for a view of the law that would prevent common sense measures to reign in big money in politics. If one of both of your Senators are Democrats, please call today and thank them! Encourage them to keep their opposition up and hold strong against Republican efforts to steamroll our democratic institutions and ram through Trump's extreme judges. If your Senators are both Republicans, call them too and tell them that you oppose Thapar and will hold them accountable for supporting him and the flow of cash into politics. * Sen. Maria Cantwell - (202) 224-3441 * Sen. Patty Murray - (202) 224-2621 And if you haven't done so already, please add your name to our petition calling on the Senate to OPPOSE extreme judicial nominees put forth by this president. site.pfaw.org/site/R Thank you for everything, 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, May 25 · obama

More bad news about the GOP health care bill (add your name)
Breaking news from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office: 23 million people will lose their health care under the GOP bill that passed in the House. We have to stop this bill in the Senate. Add your name to tell the Senate to kill this disastrous health care bill: my.democrats.org/Stop-the-Republican-Health-Care-Bill
· Wed, May 24 · obama

Breaking: Block and resist Trump’s cruel and heartless budget
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_trump_budget ]Tell Congress: Stop Trump’s cruel and heartless budget Petition to members of Congress: Block and resist Trump’s cruel and heartless budget proposal, which would make devastating cuts to Medicaid, Social Security, the social safety net and countless programs that make America stronger and more prosperous, while giving tax cuts to the super-rich and handouts to international corporations and war profiteers. Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_trump_budget ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_trump_budget ][IMG] The first Trump budget has arrived, and it is as cruel and heartless as we expected. Donald Trump’s proposed budget would take an axe to the social safety net at a time when rampant economic inequality leaves too many struggling to get by. Trump wants to slash food stamps – and even cut Social Security, despite his repeated promises he would not do so. He and Betsy DeVos want to cut $11 billion from public education, eliminating 22 programs. Perhaps worst of all are massive funding cuts for Medicaid, which would end the program as we know it and steal health care from about 10 million low-income Americans.^1,2 Sen. Elizabeth Warren has said it best: This budget “would ruin lives.”^3 This is the budgetary equivalent of Trumpcare: cruel, heartless and deeply unpopular. We need to insist that Democrats stay united in their resistance and show wavering Republicans that these proposals are toxic. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_trump_budget ]Tell Congress: Block and resist Trump’s cruel and heartless budget. Click here to sign the petition. The Trump-Republican budget hammers poor and middle-class Americans while delivering massive tax cuts to the wealthy and obscene handouts to war profiteers. In addition to cutting Medicaid, it would give conservative governors and legislatures permission to impose harsh new requirements on people who are counting on a little bit of support to survive. It would repeal rules and regulations that keep Americans safe and healthy. Trump’s plan would even cut Social Security – slashing Social Security Disability Insurance that millions of Americans rely on – in a betrayal of all his promises to protect Social Security.^4 Other targets of Trump’s crusade against everyday Americans include the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Violence Against Women grants, legal aid for poor Americans and programs to improve energy efficiency, reduce fossil fuel emissions;, civil rights enforcement, community policing, housing, and food assistance.^5 The “Trump-DeVos” budget, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls it, would slash public education. After-school programs, foreign languages, teacher training, physical education, arts programs, class-size reduction – all gone. It would even cut the Special Olympics. College students would be crushed, too, with the elimination of public service loan forgiveness, cuts to Pell Grants and an end to subsidies for low-income students.^6 The only people who come out ahead in this budget are wealthy billionaires. We need a sharp and fierce outcry to stiffen Democrats and make sure Republicans feel pressure. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_trump_budget ]Tell Congress: Block and resist Trump’s cruel and heartless budget. Trump’s budget proposes to increase wasteful military spending by 10 percent, or $54 billion, even though Congress is already funding weapons projects the military does not want.^7 It also includes massive tax cuts for the wealthiest few and international corporations that hide money overseas.^8 This budget is not just cruel and heartless – it is a betrayal of all the people who believed Trump’s promises. We do not have a spending problem. We have a defense spending problem. We spend more on defense than we do on all other areas combined. More than half the discretionary budget goes to the military-industrial complex, and the “non-discretionary” budget – things like Social Security – is funded for decades, or longer with small fixes.^9 Trump and his Republican backers are not serious about spending, they are simply declaring war on the poor as an excuse to pass massive tax breaks for their wealthy campaign donors and corporate pals. Some Democrats will face the temptation to compromise in order to show their friends at Washington cocktail parties that they are “serious” about spending. If they do so, they will be complicit in making America sicker, poorer, less prosperous and less well-educated. We need to declare in no uncertain terms that Congress must resist the Trump cuts. Tell Congress: Block and resist Trump’s cruel and heartless budget. Click below to sign the petition. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_trump_budget ]act.credoaction.com/sign/stop_trump_budget 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/stop_trump_budget ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Damien Paletta, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14052 ]Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits,” The Washington Post, May 21, 2017.  2. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14057 ]I just got a preview of the reported budget…” May 22, 2017.  3. Ibid.  4. Paletta, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14058 ]Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits.” The Washington Post, May 21, 2017.  5. Bryce Covert, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13100 ]Trump preparing budget with most extreme cut in government spending yet,” ThinkProgress, Jan. 19, 2017.  6. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14057 ]I just got a preview of the reported budget…” May 22, 2017.  7. Alex Morash and Craig Harrington, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13446 ]Economists And Experts Hammer Trump's Plan To Increase Military Spending At Expense Of Nearly Everything Else,” Media Matters for America, Feb. 27, 2017.  8. Paletta, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14052 ]Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget, slashing Medicaid and opening door to other limits.”  9. Charles Osterndorf, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/13102 ]Bernie Sanders is right—America spends too much money on its military,” The Daily Dot, Aug. 26, 2015.
· Wed, May 24 · obama

✍️ Add your name to stop Trump’s budget nightmare:
Trump promised he wouldn't touch Medicaid during the campaign. But his budget will cut $800 billion from Medicaid, along with cuts to: --SNAP (food stamps) --CHIP (Children's Health Insurance) --SSDI (Disability Insurance) This budget hurts the most vulnerable Americans. We have to fight against it. Add your name: my.democrats.org/Defeat-the-Trump-Budget
· Wed, May 24 · obama

Get a $100 gift card for each line you switch to CREDO Mobile this Memorial Day
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· Wed, May 24 · obama

This Thursday's briefing call:
Friend -- We know how chaotic this political landscape can seem -- how every single day brings rapid new developments on the issues we care about, and how hard it can feel to keep up to date. That's why it's more crucial than ever to stay plugged into the action on the issues that matter so much to the lives of everyday people -- our fights to protect 24 million Americans' affordable health care, stand up for immigrants and DREAMers, and stop dangerous climate change, to name a few. That's what this Thursday night's briefing call will be about -- what the next steps for these campaigns will look like, and how the next recess, starting Friday, will matter. We're inviting you to jump on the phone with Jack Shapiro, our Director of Policy and Campaigns, who will walk you through the latest on health care, the White House budget, immigration, climate change, gun violence prevention, and more. You'll get an insider's look at the issues that will define the coming months. This is your chance to learn what the latest developments mean for our advocacy efforts, ask questions, and get fired up to make a difference in your community. I hope you'll join us -- here are the details: What: OFA Immigration Campaign Briefing When: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 8 p.m. ET RSVP below for your personal dial-in information: myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/NRPZJQKO5MU2DY7 Thanks, Jennifer Jennifer Warner National Organizing Director Organizing for Action
· Tue, May 23 · obama

📺 RSVP to watch John Lewis and Heather Booth tomorrow 📺
We are honored to have Rep. John Lewis and Heather Booth join us on Democrats Live tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. ET. Make sure you tune in for some "Good Trouble." RSVP and we'll send you a reminder before the show begins: my.democrats.org/Democrats-Live-Episode-Ten
· Tue, May 23 · obama

This president's budget:
Friend -- The White House released their budget today -- a laundry list of harsh proposals that would have a devastating effect on millions of American families. There's no sugar-coating this: This budget would end Medicaid as we know it. It takes an axe to the Children's Health Insurance Program, and it slashes Social Security benefits for the disabled. Millions of people would find themselves without access to basic necessities under this budget -- we can't stand for this: my.ofa.us/Raise-Your-Voice-On-This-Budget Cuts under this budget are far-reaching, including cancer research, help for low-income students to afford college, nutrition assistance for poor kids, the Centers for Disease Control, the EPA's ability to keep pollutants out of our air and water -- and the first-ever White House attempt to fully block Planned Parenthood from federal funds. This budget is a cruel demonstration of what really matters to this administration. Instead of slashing programs that are working for some of the most vulnerable Americans, a budget should affirm our shared values. No child in America should go hungry, people who are down on their luck should have the opportunity to bounce back through training programs, and those who are physically unable to work should be treated fairly with dignity and respect. We cannot stay silent on this -- make your voice heard on the administration's budget: my.ofa.us/Raise-Your-Voice-On-This-Budget Thanks, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Tue, May 23 · obama

· Tue, May 23 · obama

ANNOUNCING: The Next Up Victory Fund!
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, The national progressive movement has been in crisis since well before the 2016 elections. Between governorships and legislatures, Democrats have lost a net 1,037 seats in the past eight years. Republicans have methodically taken complete control of 32 legislatures and control every branch of government in 25 states -- half of the entire country, allowing them to ram through gerrymandering, voter suppression, and attacks on the rights of women, workers, LGBTQ people, and others unchecked. Since the last election, you've no doubt seen Democrats and organizations on the political left scrambling to come up with plans to build a deep "bench" of progressive candidates and a "pipeline" to identify and support our future elected leaders. PFAW and our affiliate have been doing this work for years with programs to support young progressive leaders at every level of elected office. Today, we launch a new initiative to scale up these efforts and meet the urgency of electing dynamic young progressives to critical state and local offices, to rebuild our movement from the ground up in states across the country. I am thrilled to announce the creation of the Next Up Victory Fund. The goal of Next Up is to significantly shift the map within the next few election cycles to retake power in the states, win vital Democratic control over the redistricting process, and nurture a crop of progressive officeholders well positioned to win in their districts, statewide, and in future pursuits of federal office. This is our official launch email and you are one of the very first PFAW supporters I am reaching out to about the Next Up program. If you are with us in understanding the urgent need for this effort, please help us get it off the ground in the biggest way possible by becoming a founding grassroots supporter of the Next Up Victory Fund with a contribution today. site.pfaw.org/site/R Our goal is 1,000 inaugural grassroots supporters in the first week of our launch. The landscape right now in the states is dismal for progressives. And that needs to change. The 32 states where Republicans control the entire state legislature is an increase of 22 since 2009... And the 25 states where Republicans have a full trifecta of power -- both chambers of the legislature along with the governor -- include several traditionally blue states, and that GOP control predates Trump's 2016 wins in the industrial Midwest. This is largely due to poor performance by Democrats in midterm elections beginning with the Tea Party wave of 2010. That election cycle gave Republicans control over the redistricting process in many states and led to right-wing gerrymandering of both congressional and state legislative districts. But we have a path to progress! In 23 states we have close divides in state legislative chambers where we have the chance to flip control from Republicans or cement firm Democratic majorities. In five more states with Republican-controlled legislatures, we can make vital inroads to start closing the gap and put us on track for future Democratic control. Next Up Victory Fund will work tirelessly to change the current landscape by identifying and vetting progressive candidates younger than 40 in state and local elections, and supporting them in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to: * Endorsing with direct financial support, press outreach, and connections to both high-level and small grassroots donors... * Engaging PFAW's membership and networks in candidates' states to help get out the vote, recruit campaign volunteers, attract donors, and more... * Helping to amplify and credential these younger candidates, who depending on their age and experience might need help establishing themselves in the eyes of potential supporters... The Next Up Victory Fund is the next step in our deep, long-term investment in youth leadership development. It's the continuation and expansion of our former Young Elected Progressives program. Our nonpartisan affiliate People For the American Way Foundation has supported young leaders for over a decade, through Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network and Young People For (YP4). PFAW has more than 30 years of expertise and a proven track record of success in helping strong progressive candidates win tight races. This is going to be one of our most important endeavors of the next several election cycles -- including elections taking place this year, in advance of the all-important 2018 midterms. We need inaugural grassroots support to the tune of 1,000 donors to the Next Up Victory Fund this week in order to kick it off right. Will you donate to the Next Up Victory Fund and become one of our first 1,000 inaugural supporter now? site.pfaw.org/site/R Thank you for all you do. Please stay tuned for more details about this major new PFAW initiative in the coming days. 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· Tue, May 23 · obama