FCC voting today
Friends, The Republican-controlled FCC board is meeting today for a vote that will determine the future of internet access in the United States. Tell your Representative that if the FCC won't protect internet freedom for all Americans, then Congress must. Net neutrality must be protected. CALL 202-759-7766 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/protect-net-neutrality/ FCC Chair and former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai is determined to carve up the internet into little pieces and give them away to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) like Verizon and Comcast. In turn, those ISPs would sell them back to the public for more money, increasing their profits while making us pay more for less internet freedom. We should be talking about how to expand internet access, not restrict it. People rely on the internet for education, employment, information, and connecting with one another. We cannot stand idly by while the FCC tries to take those freedoms away from us. Call Congress and tell them to protect net neutrality and internet freedom for all. CALL 202-759-7766 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/protect-net-neutrality/ If we come together and fight back against the FCC ruling, we can defeat the corporate lobbyists and special interests. Thank you for joining us today. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Thu, Dec 14 · sanders

Join Bernie today!
Friends, Senator Bernie Sanders is joining working men and women today at the Capitol to demand President Trump replace NAFTA with a new deal that puts people and the planet before corporations. Join Bernie and thousands of people across the country participating in today's #ReplaceNAFTA Day of Action by calling your Representative: CALL NOW>>>>>go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/nafta/ The time is now to implement environmental and climate provisions that meet fundamental international standards, to raise wages for all workers, and to put an end to the corporate incentives in NAFTA that outsource jobs and labor. In solidarity, The Team at Our Revolution
· Wed, Dec 13 · sanders

Net Neutrality
Friend, The FCC is voting Thursday on whether to repeal the "Net Neutrality" rule adopted in 2015. Three years ago, the FCC passed a landmark rule that prevents internet service providers from favoring some sites over others - slowing down connections or charging customers a fee for streaming or other services. It gave Americans equal access to all the content that's available on the internet - videos, social media, e-commerce sites, etc. - at the same speeds. But the recently appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, wants to abolish "Net Neutrality," and give telecommunications giants like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T the upper hand. His plan would: 1. Drive up prices for internet service. Broadband providers could charge customers higher rates to access certain sites, or raise rates for internet companies to reach consumers faster speeds. Either way, these prices hikes would be passed along to you and me. 2. Give corporate executives free reign to slow down and censor news or websites that don't match their political agenda, or give preference to their content - for any reason at all. Stifle innovation. Cable companies could severely hurt their competitors by blocking specific apps or online services. Small businesses who can't afford to pay higher rates could be squeezed out altogether. 3. Broadband providers claim that Net Neutrality rules actually hurts consumers because it discourages investment in their networks. Rubbish. Since Net Neutrality was adopted, investment has remained consistent. During calls with investors, telecom executives themselves have even admitted that Net Neutrality hasn't hurt their businesses. Watch the video - www.sandersinstitute.com/blog/why-we-must-protect-net-neutrality There's still time. Please help stop this corporate power grab over what we can say and do online. Robert Reich, Founding Fellow, The Sanders Institute DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/sandersinstitute
· Wed, Dec 13 · sanders

[SPAM] Establishment media is noticing Our Revolution
Dear Friend, Since Our Revolution started, a little more than a year ago, local groups and people like you have cut through the noise of everyday politics and advanced a progressive agenda. together, we have uplifted new leadership and moved forward policies that directly benefit working families, not the billionaires and wealthy corporations. All of our hard work is gaining recognition. Just this past Monday, December 4, Politico's Playbook named Senator Nina Turner to their Power List, proclaiming her among the 18 to Watch in 2018. Like Senator Sanders said when they were together at the Protecting Working Families Rally in Reading, Pennsylvania, she is "undertaking a task which is perhaps the most important work that anybody in America could be doing. She is running all over this country creating political revolutions." www.politico.com/interactives/2017/politico-power-list/nina-turner/ The bedrock of this movement is the people, and you have helped show this country a brighter future. Together, we have grown to more than 500 local groups, and since 2016 almost half of our endorsed candidates were elected to public office. One of our endorsed candidates, Pramila Jayapal, who was recently elected to Congress, was also featured in the "18 to Watch in 2018" Power List. In a crowded field of Beltway influencers, media executives, and lobbyists, this recognition of Senator Turner is proof that the political elites are paying attention to our movement and are seeing the results of our hard work. The 2018 elections are fast approaching. Together, we can continue to bring the political revolution to all 50 states, but we need your support. Click below to find out the best way to get involved in your community today. In solidarity, Susan Sarandon GET INVOLVED » ourrevolution.com/thanks/
· Wed, Dec 13 · sanders

Order by 12/15 to receive Our Revolution merch for the holidays!
Friends, Our Revolution opened our online store just in time for the holidays, and we want to make sure you have an opportunity to place your order to receive it in time! December 15 is the final day to receive your shipment by the end of the year. Visit our online store today and purchase our official, union-made merchandise before December 15! VISIT THE STORE » shop.ourrevolution.com/ Order by December 15 to Guarantee Delivery Before December 25 We're closing out the end of the year strong and gearing up for a 2018 full of activism, voter participation, and victories. Your purchase in the Our Revolution store supports our union vendors who make merchandise here in the United States. It also supports the 500 local groups that Our Revolution members have independently formed as our fundraising goes to the organizing efforts we need to win back 1,100 state and federal seats across the country. Help our grassroots organization grow even stronger while wearing the official uniform of the political revolution. Visit Our Revolution's online store before our end-of-year shipping deadline on Friday, December 15! VISIT THE STORE » shop.ourrevolution.com/ Thank you for your continued and generous support. I can't wait to see the Our Revolution t-shirts, buttons, and bumper stickers at our events, on social media, and on the trail in 2018. In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution
· Mon, Dec 11 · sanders

Finally, Unity and Reform
Friends, Over the past year, I and seven other members appointed by Senator Bernie Sanders participated in the DNC's Unity Reform Commission. While it was not an easy process, we worked to make much needed, and long overdue, changes to how the Democratic Party operates. In yesterday's final Unity Reform Commission meeting, we sent the DNC key recommendations including: Reducing the number of unpledged "superdelegates" in the presidential nominating process by 60 percent. Electoral reforms and a process for rewarding states that have same-day registration, same-day party change, open primaries, and other measures that increase civic participation. Commitment to reevaluating allocation formulas so primary and caucus winners receive more pledged delegates. Commitment to reexamine the primary calendar, and offer incentives to states to ensure the calendar is appropriately spread out so voters in each state receive the necessary exposure to the candidates. Steps toward financial transparency and oversight, the creation of an Ombudsman Committee, and strengthening the conflict of interest provision. These recommendations are a start and our discussion of these topics over the past year have brought new voices to our side. Members of the political establishment have also joined the call for reform. Senator Tim Kaine, who was Secretary Clinton's running mate in 2016, has come out in favor of eliminating superdelegates from the presidential nominating process. This is a good start, but there are still far too many who resist change and seek to uphold the status quo. Donate $5 to Our Revolution and help us continue the fight to open the Democratic Party to all people. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-dnc Our Revolution is building solidarity with grassroots organizations across the country. Just last week, Senator Bernie Sanders and Our Revolution president Nina Turner held rallies across Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania rallying Americans against the GOP tax bill. These efforts are critical, but the Unity Reform Commission must affect change here in Washington if our organizing efforts are to be successful in the long term. We are fighting for racial, social, economic, and environmental justice. The Democratic Party needs everyone, regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, country of origin, language, or socioeconomic status, to be deeply involved in order to change the course of this country. That's why we are calling for an end to superdelegates, open primaries and caucuses, same-day registration, and more transparent, fair, and accountable leadership at the helm of the DNC. Make a $5 contribution to Our Revolution as we work in Washington to bring real, meaningful reforms to the DNC this weekend. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-dnc Your generous support helps build the foundation upon which the people of this country can champion the issues that brought our movement together. Thank you. In solidarity, Jim Zogby Our Revolution Board Member DNC Unity Reform Commission Member
· Mon, Dec 11 · sanders

Six Months In: Thank You!
Friend, "Polarizing hostile discourse will only breed more division while, at the same time, making real debate over issues less likely." -James Zogby, Sanders Institute Board Chair The mission of the Sanders Institute is to revitalize democracy by actively engaging individuals, organizations, and the media in the pursuit of progressive solutions to economic, environmental, racial, and social justice issues. To commemorate our first six months of operation, we have designed a limited-edition Sanders Institute t-shirt that highlights our primary tenets - Civil Discourse / Progressive Ideas / Informed Electorate. BUY A LIMITED EDITION SANDERS INSTITUTE TEE » represent.com/thesandersinstitute We choose to believe in more than just angry tweets and doomsday headlines. We choose to be a part of a movement where we talk to people even if we don't agree with them. We choose to educate ourselves about what really matters. Together we have published research papers, op-eds, videos and articles on bold ideas, as well as organized media coverage for Progressive champions. The journey has just begun. Wear a t-shirt, spark a conversation. Thank you for being a part of the movement. Jane O'Meara Sanders DONATE » secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/sandersinstitute
· Sat, Dec 9 · sanders

Facing deportation
Friends, I was just as American as anyone else. In high school I ran track and field, I went to prom, and I applied to college. Like many seniors in high school applying for financial aid, I realized I would need to know my Social Security number (SSN) to qualify. I asked my mom for my SSN and she told me I didn't have one--she told me that I was undocumented. At 24, I went to court in Baltimore every month to find out if I was going to be deported. I had to show my student records, I had to get affidavits from my friends and I had to show I had no criminal record. But when the judge saw my parents enter the courtroom I watched him change his mind about me. I was only able to beat deportation because both of my parents were disabled, allowing me to qualify for cancellation of removal. During my last deportation hearing, the judge granted my protection. I was lucky, but there are still 800,000 Dreamers who need permanent status. Call your Senators today and urge them to vote for a clean Dream Act. CALL 844-847-3222 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/defend-daca/ With my back against the wall for so much of my life, I learned to rely on my natural gifts and figure out what I could do to make ends meet and survive. I put myself through college on the small amount of money I made as a freelance designer and what my mom could spare from her disability checks. I did all of this while facing deportation. Now, I use my talents as Our Revolution's Head Graphic Designer to advocate for progressive change, including immigration justice. Every Dreamer has the right to experience the same thing that I am now experiencing. I am fighting for a clean Dream Act because I don't want anyone else to experience the fear of deportation hearings. There should be a clear approach for people like me who came here at a young age, who have clean records, who want to provide for their families and who are upstanding citizens. I was brought to America when I was three years old from Nigeria. My parents raised me to be a good person, to treat others with kindness and respect, and to stand up for what is right. I need you to stand up for what is right too. Call your Senators and urge them to vote for a clean Dream Act. CALL 844-847-3222 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/defend-daca/ In solidarity, Sam Adaramola Graphic Designer Our Revolution
· Thu, Dec 7 · sanders

An Open Letter to the U.S. Congress
Friend, Both the House and the Senate have passed versions of a GOP tax plan. According to analyses from the Tax Policy Center, the CBO and numerous economists, both plans overwhelmingly benefit the wealthiest people in this country, and both will result in the loss of health insurance for some 13 million Americans. Meanwhile, research warns that millions will face higher taxes and a spike in their health insurance premiums in the years ahead. And there isn't a single credible study that supports the claim that either of these tax plans will deliver the kind of economic growth -- with higher wages and substantially more jobs -- the GOP is touting to sell their plan. In response to a plethora of criticism, and to defend their wild growth projections, Republicans recently circulated a letter, claiming to show that the economic community was backing their plan. What you may not know is that this letter was put together by a corporate advocacy group called the RATE Coalition and, as it turns out, some of the 137 signatories weren't even economists. A portion of their letter reads: "Economic growth will accelerate if the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passes, leading to more jobs, higher wages, and a better standard of living for the American people." Let us be clear. This is not what most economists believe. Tax cuts that create economic growth start at the bottom, not at the top. That is why my colleagues, John T. Harvey, Fadhel Kaboub, and I drafted our own statement and circulated it among professional economists. In the last 48 hours, more than 200 Ph.D. economists have added their names to our open letter. We hope that you will read what we have to say and pass along our message. It's not too late to make the current bill into something that could deliver on the promise of more robust growth, high wages and a new era of prosperity for all Americans. Thank you for staying engaged, Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University, and Sanders Institute Founding Fellow
· Wed, Dec 6 · sanders

Fwd: The GOP tax plan payoff
Hi there, There's not much time left before Ben & Jerry's offer to receive a FREE "Stamp Money Out of Politics" stamp runs out! Contribute $25 or more to Our Revolution before Midnight EST and we'll send you a free "Stamp Money Out of Politics" self-inking rubber stamp. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/stampout Just one stamped dollar bill gets seen an average of 875 times, and one person stamping three bills a day in one year creates over one million impressions. Join us as we take part in this viral marketing campaign to get big money out of politics today. In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution
· Tue, Dec 5 · sanders

Mark my words
Sisters and Brothers - I believe that historians will look back at the early morning hours of Dec. 2, 2017 and conclude that it was one of the great acts of thievery in the history of the United States. Let me be very clear about what is happening here. It is an extraordinarily cynical "two-step" process. First, Republicans are looting the treasury. They are stealing trillions of dollars from the American people in order to give huge tax breaks to billionaires and large corporations. Second, as their tax breaks increase the deficit by $1.4 trillion, they will come back and, in the name of "deficit reduction," propose major cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education, nutrition, affordable housing and other programs desperately needed by the shrinking middle class. This is class warfare, led by the Koch brothers and other wealthy Republican campaign contributors. More for the rich. Less for working families. Our job now is to stand up and fight back. That is why last weekend I spoke to large crowds in Louisville, Kentucky, Dayton and Akron, Ohio and Reading, Pennsylvania. Over 5,000 people took time out of their weekend to attend these high energy meetings in person and almost one million watched on-line. At these rallies activists heard not only from me, but from working people, DREAMers, nurses, Planned Parenthood patients and others about how this tax bill would negatively impact them, their kids, their parents and the future of our country. Everyone made it absolutely clear that we need to keep fighting against this disastrous piece of legislation and not stop until we defeat it. This legislation now goes to something called a "conference committee" where the House and Senate work out the differences between their respective bills. Then, the bill comes back for final passage. That means we probably have about three or four weeks to educate and organize the American people to defeat this dangerous bill. Please, get on the phone to your House and Senate members. Email them. Spread the word to your friends by social media. Talk to your co-workers. In the midst of massive income and wealth inequality, this country does not need more tax breaks for billionaires. I will not stop until we defeat this disastrous piece of legislation. But I cannot do it alone: Please sign my petition calling on the United States Congress to vote NO on the Republican tax reform legislation that gives obscene amounts of money to people and corporations who have so much, while laying the groundwork for massive cuts to programs that working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor depend upon. go.berniesanders.com/page/s/this-is-class-warfare One point I made clear at each stop on this trip is that Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have a plan. Mark my words. Once they pass this bill, they will claim we need to deal with the deficit by cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. You don't have to take my word for it. Here is what the New York Times wrote this weekend: "As the tax cut legislation passed by the Senate early Saturday hurtles toward final approval, Republicans are preparing to use the swelling deficits made worse by the package as a rationale to pursue their long-held vision: undoing the entitlements of the New Deal and Great Society, leaving government leaner and the safety net skimpier for millions of Americans." You might recall that during the campaign Donald Trump told the American people time and time again that he would not cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. Well, like so much else, it is clear he was lying. Remember, this legislation has nothing to do with what the American people want. Poll after poll shows that ordinary Americans are strongly opposed to this give-away to the rich. On the other hand, this "tax reform" has everything to do with what wealthy campaign contributors want. It has everything to do with a corrupt campaign finance system. This bill is nothing more payback time for those who finance the Republican Party. Please sign my petition calling on the United States Congress to vote NO on the Republican tax reform legislation that gives obscene amounts of money to people and corporations who have so much, while cutting services and programs for working families. go.berniesanders.com/page/s/this-is-class-warfare Make no mistake about it. The political momentum is with us. A few weeks ago, on Election Day, November 7th, 2017, Donald Trump's name may not have been on the ballot, but Trumpism was. And it suffered a massive defeat. From coast to coast, in small towns and large cities, working people and young people, many of them first time candidates, ran for office - and won. Voter turnouts in many parts of the country were surprisingly high. People are fighting back to reclaim their democracy. They are fighting for a government and economy that works for all of us, not just the 1 percent. And now we have got to continue that pressure. Our job in the next few weeks is to make our voices heard louder than ever. Yes. If we do that, we can stop this morally bankrupt bill. In solidarity, Bernie Sanders
· Tue, Dec 5 · sanders

The GOP tax plan payoff
Friends, The plain fact of the matter is that Congress has been bought and paid for by corporations and the 0.1 percent. The GOP tax plan passed this weekend is a massive payoff to the corporations and special interests that finance campaigns and elections. This plan is another example of systemic corruption and pay-to-play politics that Our Revolution is fighting against. That's why we support Our Revolution and that's why we're teaming up to hack at the root of injustice by stamping big money out of politics. Ben started the Stamp Stampede to harness that power of people over dollars. There's now over 80,000 of us that are legally rubber-stamping paper currency with messages like "Stamp Money Out of Politics" and "Not to be Used to Bribe Politicians." We're turning money into media--using money to get money out of politics. Join us! When you donate $25 or more to Our Revolution by Midnight EST, you'll receive a FREE Stamp Money Out Of Politics self-inking rubber stamp. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/stampout Money is the original viral marketing medium. A stamped dollar gets seen 875 times as it gets passed from person to person. By tagging dollars with our message we demonstrate overwhelming public demand to pass legislation and amend the Constitution. And it has staying power. The average bill that gets stamped stays in circulation for 2 1/2 years. The numbers are astounding. Just one person stamping 3 bills a day for a year creates a million impressions. They may have gobs of money on their side, but we have the people. Support Our Revolution, join the fight to end big money politics, and help create a better democracy. That's what we call a win-win. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/stampout In solidarity, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield Co-founders of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Head Stampers at StampStampede.org
· Tue, Dec 5 · sanders

[URGENT] Join the mobilization for a clean Dream Act
Friends, Immigration justice means more to me than getting papers. It is about my ability to provide for myself and my family. I have fought for immigration justice throughout my career because securing permanent status for immigrants in the United States means entering the labor market, accessing healthcare, and even things as seemingly small as getting a driver's license. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enabled me to pursue higher education and get the lifesaving and necessary gender-affirming healthcare to live authentically and unapologetically as a transgender woman. For me, and thousands of other transgender and queer immigrants, deportation leads to a death sentence. Now is the time to pass a clean Dream Act and once and for all to provide permanent protection for young people who have never known any home other than the United States. This week, there are thousands of people mobilizing around the U.S. supporting the passage of a clean Dream Act. Can I count on you to call your Senators and support the mobilizations happening nationwide? CALL TODAY>>>>>go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/defend-daca/ DACA allowed Dreamers like me to pursue our passions in the United States with the assurance and safety that our future could not be torn away. Join me in making sure elected officials will not compromise the survival and wellbeing of the 75,000 transgender and queer immigrants who will benefit from the passage of a clean Dream Act. All 800,000 young undocumented immigrants deserve stability and a humane pathway to citizenship. The power of community and solidarity has helped thousands of undocumented immigrants come out of the shadows. Show your support for a clean Dream Act and call your Senators today. En Solidaridad, Catalina Velasquez Co-Vice Board Chair Our Revolution Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
· Mon, Dec 4 · sanders

The Senate is voting on tax reform
Friends, Despite their bill's massive unpopularity, Senate Republicans are bringing tax reform to a vote today. Opposing corporate welfare and tax breaks for the top one percent like this is exactly why Bernie ran for president. We need to keep fighting and keep organizing. We can never stop defending the middle class and working families from the oligarchy of campaign contributors that want our entire government and economy for themselves. Can you contribute $5 to help us support the 500 local Our Revolution chapters across the country before our end-of-month deadline at midnight tonight? CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-eom Republicans love to talk about Ronald Reagan. It's almost like they have completely forgotten about the George W. Bush administration--or they don't want the American people to remember. The same trickle-down policies they are trying to pass now led to the Wall Street crash and the Great Recession, and progressives like Bernie saw it coming all along. We cannot allow more handouts to millionaires and billionaires at the expense of hard-working Americans, who will shoulder the cost of the $1.4 trillion deficit increase incurred by this plan. The GOP is trying to install a corporate oligarchy at the top of our society made up of their billionaire campaign contributors. To them, if you can't contribute to their campaign then your interests are irrelevant. What they don't understand is that when we work together, the people have the power. Our organizing is the only counter to the GOP's lies about helping the middle class. Help us fight this tax scam bill and build our organizing efforts by making a $5 contribution to Our Revolution today. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-eom The American people aren't going to have the wool pulled over our eyes. We know exactly what the Republican Party is trying to do, and it's up to us to stop it. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Thu, Nov 30 · sanders

Time is Running Out for the Clean Dream Act
Friends, The Senate has a chance right now to protect the future of 800,000 Dreamers. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has provided Dreamers, people brought to this country as children, the opportunity to come out of the shadows and pursue the American dream. Every person dreams of a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their country. DACA recipients deserve the ability to dream of a better future too. I will not stop fighting until there is a legislative solution that provides permanent status. Will you join me and take action today? Call your Senators and tell them to pledge to vote against any year-end spending bill unless it includes a clean Dream Act. CALL 844-847-3222 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/defend-daca/ On September 5, President Trump repealed DACA, putting thousands of young undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. If Trump is successful, these young people will be taken away from the only country they've called home and the dream that they have pursued will be taken away. Passing a clean Dream Act is a step forward for our country, anything short of that will take us backward. DACA recipients are ingrained in our communities--they are our friends, our neighbors, and our fellow Americans. We must push our Senators to include the clean Dream Act in the omnibus spending bill, which is expected to be voted on December 8. Will you call your Senators today? CALL 844-847-3222 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/defend-daca/ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.." I carry this quote with me in the fight for Dreamers. Every single person deserves the opportunity to pursue their dream, regardless of their skin color, their gender, or where they were born. Today I am calling on you to join us as we stand with the Dreamers. Call your Senators today. CALL 844-847-3222 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/defend-daca/ In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution
· Thu, Nov 30 · sanders

The Republican tax bill is a moral abomination
Sisters and Brothers - For the past 40 years, the financial and political elite of this country have rigged the tax code to redistribute wealth and income to some of the richest and most powerful people in this country. The result: we are moving rapidly toward an oligarchic form of society in which the top 1 percent is doing phenomenally well, the middle class continues to decline and 40 million Americans are living in poverty. And it will probably not surprise you to learn that just as our tax code benefits the wealthiest people in this country, it also benefits some of the largest and most profitable corporations in the world with a myriad of tax breaks, deductions, credits and other loopholes. As a result, one out of five large profitable corporations today pays nothing in federal taxes. The current Republican "tax cut" bill, paid for by the Koch brothers and other billionaire campaign contributors, continues the push to make the rich richer at the expense of everyone else. It would raise taxes on middle class families making $75,000 a year or less and would throw 13 million Americans off of health insurance. And it would do all of these things to provide permanent tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and profitable corporations that ship American jobs to China while moving their American profits to the Cayman Islands. But let's be clear. This legislation goes well beyond taxes. Its ultimate goal is to radically transform American society and the role that government plays in the lives of the working families of our country. This legislation will increase the deficit by at least $1.5 trillion over ten years. Mark my words. If passed, the Republicans will then rediscover the "deficit crisis," and push aggressively for massive cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education - higher education in particular - nutrition, affordable housing and more. They will seek to undo every major piece of legislation passed in the last 80 years designed to help working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor. This is the Republican plan. Huge tax breaks for the rich and powerful. Massive cuts to life and death programs for the middle class and working families of our country. This is not moral. This is not what the American people want. This is not what our country and our pledge for "liberty and justice for all" is supposed to be about. That is why I am going on the road this week to talk directly to working people in Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania about this disastrous piece of legislation. If we stand together - black, white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, male and female, young and old, gay and straight - we can defeat this horrific bill. But I need you to make your voice heard as well. We need to stand together. Please sign my petition calling on Congress to REJECT the Republican "tax cut" plan that would take from the working families in this country to give a massive tax break to people and corporations who already are doing extremely well. At a time of grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality, we must not make a bad situation even worse. go.berniesanders.com/page/s/bernie-gop-tax Today in America, more than 40 million Americans, including 20 percent of all children, live in poverty. Many in extreme poverty. Almost 28 million Americans have no health insurance. Millions of bright kids can't afford to go to college without facing a lifetime of debt. Seniors and disabled veterans are struggling to stay alive on inadequate Social Security checks. Despite all of that pain, the greed of the billionaire class in this country knows no limits. No. We will not allow them to take away from those in need in order to give a trillion dollars in tax breaks to the very rich. Here's a radical idea for my colleagues in the Republican Party: instead of just listening to the rich and powerful few in this country, maybe just maybe Congress should listen to the majority of the American people who want a fair tax system. Maybe just maybe corporate tax reform should start by preventing profitable companies from sheltering profits in tax haven countries like the Cayman Islands. Here is something you may not know: A 2008 Government Accountability Office report found that 83 of the Fortune 100 companies use at least one offshore tax scheme to lower their taxes. A 2016 study found that one of every five large, profitable corporations paid no federal income taxes at all in 2012. The practice of stashing profits in places like the Cayman Islands has become so absurd that one single, five-story office building there is now the official legal "home" to more than 18,000 corporations! Our tax code has essentially legalized tax dodging for large corporations. We must stop this bill. We must stop the Republicans from moving this country into an oligarchy. And that starts with all of us standing up, fighting back and making our voices heard. Three weeks ago progressives from coast to coast ran for office at the local and state level - and they won. We have to continue that progress and build on that momentum. Please sign my petition calling on Congress to REJECT the Republican "tax cut" plan that would take from working families in this country all to give a massive tax break to people and corporations who already have it all. go.berniesanders.com/page/s/bernie-gop-tax Brothers and sisters. We must do exactly the opposite of what Trump is attempting to do. He wants to divide us up by the color of our skin, our gender, our religion, our sexual orientation or our country of origin. He wants us fighting with each other while Wall Street and the billionaire class laugh all the way to the bank. Our job is to bring our people together around an agenda that creates an economy and government that works for all, not just the 1 percent. Defeating this terrible piece of legislation will be an important step forward. This bill is a moral abomination. I hope you'll add your name if you agree. In solidarity, Bernie Sanders ADD YOUR NAME go.berniesanders.com/page/s/bernie-gop-tax
· Wed, Nov 29 · sanders

Our online store opens TODAY!
Friends, The team at Our Revolution is thrilled to announce the opening of our official online store! Our merchandise is one hundred percent union-made and union-printed here in the United States. By purchasing some of our official merchandise, you're not only supporting union jobs but our grassroots organizing efforts across the country. Visit our store now and check out our awesome new merchandise! VISIT THE STORE » shop.ourrevolution.com/ Our Revolution members come from all walks of life, and we've designed our online store so that you can represent the political revolution wherever you go. Whether you're wearing a t-shirt or button to volunteer, carrying your tote bag to the grocery store, or driving around town with a brand new bumper sticker, you can show off the people power of Our Revolution. Check out our brand new online store and purchase the official gear of the political revolution today! VISIT THE STORE » shop.ourrevolution.com/ Thank you for your steadfast support this year. As we have faced challenges one after another, our movement has grown stronger and more resolute in championing the progressive values that brought us all together. In solidarity, The Team at Our Revolution
· Mon, Nov 27 · sanders

Our Store: Union-made in the USA
Friends, The official Our Revolution online store is opening this Monday, and if you sign up now we will send you a discount code to be used for anything in the store! Sign up to receive a discount code to be used on anything in our store during this Cyber Monday, November 27 - go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/store-opening All of our merchandise is union-printed here in the United States. Our Revolution is committed to supporting fair labor practices, middle-class jobs, and the textile and manufacturing industries that form the backbone of communities across this country. Whether you are attending an organizing meeting, volunteering for a candidate or ballot initiative, at a march or protest, or simply going about your day, you can show the power of Our Revolution when you wear our official discounted store merchandise. This discount expires on Monday night, so sign up today and use it to get some brand new Our Revolution gear while you can! The political revolution is built to last. Not only does your support get you some awesome Our Revolution t-shirts, buttons, bumper stickers, and more, you also get to support our organizing efforts in communities across the country. Take the next step to becoming a part of the political revolution today. In solidarity, The Team at Our Revolution Get The Code>>>go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/store-opening
· Fri, Nov 24 · sanders

UPDATE: Aid to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Friends, Having just returned to my home in Iowa after spending 40 days in Vieques, Puerto Rico, I am thankful for electricity, running water you can drink and internet connectivity. Now a full two months after Hurricane Maria obliterated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, most of the Commonwealth's 3.5 million American citizens will celebrate this Thanksgiving without power or water. What began as a climate change fueled natural disaster has become a man-made humanitarian crisis because of the Trump administration's callous disregard for the lives of our citizens. There is no doubt in my mind that if Puerto Rico were home to multinational fossil fuel headquarters or the wealthy estates of the vulture capitalists behind their crippling debt crisis, the lights would be on by now. But in Donald Trump's world, the lives of Puerto Ricans and Virgin Islanders don't count. Fortunately, despite Trump's indifference, heroes are emerging through the thankless work of private citizens working around the clock to save lives. I saw these heroes firsthand -- doctors and nurses treating medical patients in outdoor tents because the hospital on Vieques had been destroyed... volunteers going house to house to make sure elderly residents and families had food and water... US veterans toiling to get generators working to power the island's water supply and sewage treatment. And while the Washington politicians ignore this crisis, local political leaders are stepping up... Vieques Vice Mayor Daisy Cruz has been tirelessly overseeing the municipality's emergency response with a mission to get the island's schools reopened and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has become a forceful voice for justice. And our very own Sen. Bernie Sanders came to San Juan -- not to brag and throw toilet paper at Puerto Ricans as Trump did -- but to simply listen and learn. The heroes of Puerto Rico's and the U.S. Virgin Islands' recovery still need our help. Please consider making a donation this Thanksgiving to help relief efforts. By working together we can do right by our fellow citizens. - secure.actblue.com/donate/puerto-rico In solidarity, Robert Becker Former Iowa Director, Bernie 2016 Our Revolution member Donate>>>secure.actblue.com/donate/puerto-rico
· Thu, Nov 23 · sanders

Tell Congress to stop the tax scam bill
Friends, Senate Republicans are moving full-speed ahead on their so-called "tax reform" bill that will make the current crisis of income and wealth inequality even worse. While we already have more inequality than at any time since the Great Depression, the corporate oligarchy in control of our politics wants even more. Call your senator today and tell them to reject the Republican tax reform bill. We must do everything in our power to stop this scam in its tracks. DIAL 844-266-4612 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/tax-plan/ Republicans make room for the repeal of the estate tax, a massive tax cut for the top bracket of earners, and subsidies for the fossil fuel industry by cutting billions of dollars out of Medicare and Medicaid, removing state, local, and health care tax deductions, and actually increasing taxes on middle income families after the first ten years. It's a ludicrous giveaway to repay and appease their campaign contributors. This tax giveaway can still be stopped. When 45 million Americans live in poverty, and 28 million people have no form of health insurance, it is cruel and inhumane to attack the most vulnerable to help people who do not need it. Tell your senator to stop Republicans from passing this tax scam bill. DIAL 844-266-4612 » go.ourrevolution.com/page/content/tax-plan/ We need to start over with a tax plan that provides relief to middle and working class families and ensures that corporations and top earners pay their fair share. We have the power to stop it, but only if we work together. That's why your action today is so critical. In solidarity, Larry Cohen Board Chair Our Revolution
· Wed, Nov 22 · sanders

Want a copy of Bernie's book?
For a limited time, make a donation of $27 to Progressive Voters of America and get a FREE copy of Bernie Sanders' book, Our Revolution. Bernie Sanders wrote a book about the steps we can take to revitalize American democracy and bring millions of young people and working people into an unstoppable movement that fights for a government that represents all of us, not just the billionaire class. Make a donation of $27 to Progressive Voters of America to help Bernie elect progressives across the country and we'll send you a copy of his New York Times Best-Seller: Our Revolution. Contribute any amount and receive the copy of Bernie's book: Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution. GET YOUR BOOK >> secure.actblue.com/donate/bernie-pva-book We only have a limited number of books to give away for a donation of $27, so this email is probably your only chance to get one. All you have to do is make a donation of $27 and we'll get Bernie's book out to you in the mail. Thank you for standing with Bernie and supporting his work electing progressives across the country who count themselves as part of our political revolution. In solidarity, Jeff Weaver Campaign Manager Bernie 2016
· Wed, Nov 22 · sanders

Your help is needed
Friends, We just recently learned that human-caused carbon-dioxide emissions have increased again. In 2017, global emissions of CO2 from fossil fuels and industry will once again rise by 2 percent, scientists project, to a record 37 billion metric tons. We are reaching a point of no return for humanity and climate disruption has become the defining challenge of our era. If we fail to act, it will be devastating. I believe we can overcome it together, as we have so many other challenges before. That's why I have worked with Senator Sanders and other Senate colleagues on legislation that ensures we transition to 100% clean and renewable energy. This is also where you come in. We need progressive organizers on the ground finding ways to build a movement to solve climate disruption. It is only through your hard work getting more people involved that we can truly recognize a clean energy future. Your work urging other legislators, and others who are running for office, to make climate disruption a top priority is critical. Will you join me in supporting Our Revolution in building a grassroots army to combat climate disruption? Your support is needed today. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/act-on-climate American ingenuity can stave off disaster, create new jobs, end our dependence on fossil fuels, and conquer the challenge of climate disruption. If we work together to take action, we can transition our country away from fossil fuels and turn back the tide on climate disruption. We have plenty of work to do--but with your support, we can make it happen. Contribute to Our Revolution and help build the grassroots support we need to make climate change the top issue in 2018. CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/act-on-climate We must do all that we can to protect our planet. Thank you for all that you do. In solidarity, Sen. Jeff Merkley
· Thu, Nov 16 · sanders

Urgent: FCC to announce net neutrality vote
Friends, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has defied millions of Americans who expressed their support for net neutrality, the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally. Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, could announce his corporate-friendly plan to end the free and open internet as we know it as soon as November 22--the day before Thanksgiving--with a vote to follow quickly afterward. Call your member of Congress today and tell them to stop the FCC from ending net neutrality. CALL 202-759-7766 We have to stop this campaign against consumers before it goes any further. Congress has oversight over the FCC. They can slow down the FCC or even force them to abandon this plan. Key lawmakers are prepared to stand up to the FCC, but we need to rally more support to oppose this giveaway to internet service providers. Net neutrality protections are the First Amendment of the internet. The majority of US internet users, 76 percent, support net neutrality. Without this basic principle, powerful corporations like Comcast and Verizon would be allowed to block apps, slow websites, and charge us extra fees. When we come together like we did for health care, we are more powerful than the wealthy special interests working against us. We have the power to stop this. Call your members of Congress now! CALL 202-759-7766 Thank you for everything you do. In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution
· Wed, Nov 15 · sanders

I wouldn't be here without you
Friends, My name is Lee Carter, and I just won a race that no one ever thought was possible. Thanks to your dedication to progressive candidates such as myself, I will be sworn in next year as the next Delegate for Virginia's 50th district. While many thought my victory was impossible, we were able to prove them wrong because of your commitment to the political revolution. As a Marine, this belief of service has been guided by the core values of the Marine Corps -- honor, courage, and commitment. This idea of serving others is not unique to the Marines, we learn it from watching others as children and adults. Recognizing the service of those to our country on Veteran's Day is critical in developing the values that can improve the lives of Americans. Whether you are a veteran, a relative or friend of one, or someone who believes that our higher purpose in life is to help one another, we are united to a common goal. For me, the most important value I hope to instill in others is to put people over profits. It's this belief -- instilled in me witnessing my father's service in the Navy -- that inspired me to serve as a Marine, and now in the Virginia House of Delegates. While I was on active duty in Kuwait in 2009, I was injured by a 400lb crate of radios that dropped on my leg. The container sliced my leg so deep that I could see the muscle. As a Marine, I was able to get treatment and the time I needed to recover quickly. As a private citizen in Virginia, when I suffered a workplace injury, I was not as lucky. I could barely walk for months and I was worried every day how I was going to provide for my family. Once I could walk again, I decided I should not just walk, but run for office so that others would not have to go through what I endured. This Veteran's Day I hope we all pause to recognize the service that so many have made for our country and the values that their service has inspired us to hold deeply. To those of you that have served, thank you. And to those of you that recognize that service, I hope you are inspired as I was to become more involved. To organize for a better future. And to work together to accomplish what others think is impossible. What happened on Tuesday is just the beginning. Your role in reshaping our politics and winning more races is critical and I hope you will continue supporting candidates that support the political revolution. In solidarity, Lee Carter Delegate-elect, Virginia 50 Our Revolution Member
· Sat, Nov 11 · sanders

This is how we win
Friends, Last night was historic. Our Revolution backed candidates claimed victories at every level of government. In cities, towns, and neighborhoods across America, voters showed up for Election Day 2017 and swept progressive candidates into office. Our Revolution won 21 seats and one ballot initiative, with more results yet to be finalized. None of this would have been possible without grassroots organizing. A growing and dedicated base of Our Revolution members volunteered to make over 132,000 calls and send over 373,000 individual text messages to supporters in key races. Thanks to this massive effort, you've helped elect progressive champions that will be part of the vital work of being responsive to the needs of their constituents and rebuilding our progressive bench from the ground up. These are the candidates you helped elect: Jennifer Caroll Foy, Virginia House of Delegates, District 2 Elizabeth Guzman, Virginia House of Delegates, District 31 Lee Carter, Virginia House of Delegates, District 50 Larry Krasner, Philadelphia District Attorney Andrea Jenkins, Minneapolis, Minn. City Council, Ward 8 Carlos Menchaca, New York City Council, District 38 Matt McLaughlin, Sommerville, Mass. Ward 1 Alderman J.T. Scott, Somerville, Mass. Ward 2 Alderman Ben Ewen-Campen, Somerville, Mass. Ward 3 Alderman Jesse Clingan, Sommerville, Mass. Ward 4 Alderman Will Mbah, Somerville, Mass Alderman At-Large Jasmin Santana, Cleveland, Ohio City Council, Ward 14 Tamaya Dennard, Cincinnati, Ohio City Council At-Large Tristan Rader, Lakewood, Ohio City Council At-Large Gina Morgenstein, Wallingford, Connecticut Town Council Ted Terry, Clarkston, Georgia Mayor Brian Nowak, Cheektowaga, New York Town Council Anita Prizio, Allegheny, Penn. County Council, District 3 Mik Pappas, Allegheny County, Penn. Magistrate, District 31 Anna Payne, Middletown, Penn. Township Auditor Noelia Corzo, San Mateo/Foster City, California School Board Mainers for Healthcare (ballot initiative expanding Medicaid access) This is only the start. The victories of this election cycle built upon our victories in 2016. This is what this movement is all about. Moment by moment, community by community, election cycle by election, we continue to create a political environment steeped in a commitment to do the work that transforms the lives of people generation after generation. And in 2018, we are going deeper. As you know, change does not come from Washington. On many of the matters most critical to our movement, the change must happen closer to your community. The candidates you helped to elect are fighting for housing justice, criminal justice, justice in education and justice in political representation. Lives will improve because of you. These are the candidates that will be the next generation of local, state and federal leaders. Just like Bernie Sanders as mayor, newly elected leaders such as Elizabeth Guzman in Virginia, Larry Krasner in Philadelphia, Tamaya Dennard in Cincinnati and the many others you helped elect last night, will shape our future for years to come. We are looking forward to many more victories in elections ahead. Thank you for being a part of the political revolution. In solidarity, Nina Turner President Our Revolution CONTRIBUTE » secure.actblue.com/donate/ourgrassrootsarmy
· Wed, Nov 8 · sanders