[Endorsements] 7 new VA candidates!
Patricia, Across the country, Democrats are energized to fight back and defeat President Trump's agenda at the ballot box. Our next big test is Virginia -- a state with off-year elections and where both the state Senate and state House are controlled by Republicans. Only Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe has stood between them and their anti-choice agenda. But we have a chance to change that with primaries on June 13th and the general election on November 7th. That's why I'm thrilled to let you know we just endorsed SEVEN women running for the Virginia state House. Help turn the Virginia House blue. Donate to EMILY's List to make sure we can send our seven women there this year: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170524_email_VirginiaHouse Let me tell you a little bit more about each of our newly endorsed women: Hala Ayala (HD-51) knows what it's like to work your tail off for something worth fighting for, no matter how challenging. Hala is a single mother of two children and a cybersecurity specialist. She also helped organize Virginia for the Women's March on Washington -- so you know she can get things done. Jennifer Carroll Foy (HD-02) is a public defender and a local community college professor in her district. She broke barriers as one of the first women to graduate from the Virginia Military Institute, created a nonprofit for foster children, and has been a foster parent for several years. Kelly Fowler (HD-21) has made her home district her life's commitment. Kelly is a former Virginia Beach public school teacher who now leads an all-woman team of real estate agents. Inspired by the Women's March on Washington, she's ready to fight for her hometown in the Virginia House. Wendy Gooditis (HD-10) is an educator, a parent, and a community leader in her district where she's lived for over 20 years. Wendy is doing her part to fuel the resistance in Virginia by organizing an Indivisible group and women's rallies after Election Day last year. Kathleen Murphy (HD-34) is the top incumbent seat Virginia Democrats need to protect. She won her previous election by less than 200 votes. Before pursuing a career in public service, Kathleen helped found Salute Our Services, an organization to connect deployed service members to their families, and Kids Serve Too, an organization to honor children in military families. Danica Roem (HD-13) is a lifelong resident of Prince William County who spent the last nine years as a reporter for the local newspaper. Danica is openly transgender and will bring a voice that is so important to have at the state legislative decision-making table. Finally, Cheryl Turpin (HD-85) is facing a rematch with the Republican opponent who won by less than 400 votes in the previous special election for this seat. Cheryl has spent most of her career as a teacher focused on at-risk students. She is dedicated to closing the achievement gap and making sure every child is prepared for college. Each of these seven women represents the place that Virginia could be, and have the deep roots in their communities that we know candidates need to win at the local level. Donate to EMILY's List and help these seven women win their June primaries: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170524_email_VirginiaHouse Thanks, Lucinda Guinn Vice President of Campaigns, EMILY's List
· Wed, May 24 · clinton-hillary

Senator Manchin's Newsletter - Memorial Day 2017
Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx =SenManchin%2501217322%2501201921%2b-%2b05-23-2017%2beNewsletter%2501179 58.17845720.11686878.14212520%2501manchin%2540unityfeed.com%2501Mr.%2bFe ed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501123%2bLane%253cbr%253e%250d%250aCi%252c%2b WV%2b90210%2501> Click here to open a plain text version of this email <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet//view_newsletter_setup.aspx n_text=Y&link=SenManchin%2501217322%2501201921%2b-%2b05-23-2017%2beNewsl etter%250117958.17845720.11686878.14212520%2501manchin%2540unityfeed.com %2501Mr.%2bFeed%2501Mr.%2bUnity%2bFeed%2501123%2bLane%253cbr%253e%250d%2 50aCi%252c%2bWV%2b90210%2501> <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/flag_enews_ banner.jpg> May 24, 2017 A SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE West Virginia is a deeply patriotic state. We have served at a higher rate than nearly every other state in all our nation's wars. We have more Veterans, per capita, on the Vietnam Wall than any other state. Because of our proud heritage of service, we in West Virginia celebrate Memorial Day each year with profound reflection, pride and respect. This a day to pay tribute to our Fallen Service Members and say thank you, from the bottoms of our hearts, to their families, and to all who served and continue to serve. If you see someone wearing the Gold Star Pin, which symbolizes the ultimate sacrifice, thank them. If you see a Veteran, thank them. If you see a Service Member, thank them. I'll be joining you in doing the same. Greenbrier CBOC Opening <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/cboc.jpg> Senator Manchin speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Veterans outpatient clinic in Greenbrier County on May 22. Vietnam veterans live by the creed, "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another." Here in West Virginia, that creed is lived fully, every day. And I saw it lived more powerfully than in our successful fight to get a new outpatient health clinic for veterans in Greenbrier County. Three years ago, the veterans outpatient clinic in Maxwelton was permanently shut down, leaving a real void in this area. Not having a clinic was simply unacceptable to me and to our local veterans, so we got to work. Together with the Vietnam Veterans of Greenbrier County � especially Jim Smith and Jim Creasman � we held town halls and meetings. We sent countless emails. We had conference calls with people at the highest levels of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. We talked to anyone who would listen � including the Secretary of the VA, Bob McDonald, whom I invited and brought to Greenbrier County two years ago to underscore the great need for this clinic. On Monday, we celebrated the payoff of all that hard work � with the doors officially opening at the new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) for Veterans in Ronceverte. After years with a temporary CBOC, veterans in the region now have permanent access to outpatient services including primary care, mental health, X-rays, telehealth, a laboratory, and a dedicated clinic for women. Veterans can seek these services at the new location � 228 Shamrock Lane in Ronceverte � from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. One of my biggest honors as West Virginia's United States Senator is serving on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. To best serve in this capacity, I have formed a statewide Veterans Advisory Group that provides direct feedback on legislation and issues facing the veterans community. With input from this group, right now in Washington, I am working on legislation to name the Huntington VA Medical Center after our Medal of Honor recipient Woody Williams. I'm working on the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2017. I'm a proud forming member of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus, which is focused on decreasing the unemployment rate among our nation's Veterans. And I've been so proud to champion legislative successes for our veterans � including the HIRE Vets Act, which we passed this year; legislation that allows all Purple Heart awardees to participate in the G.I. Education Enhancement Program; a bill that improves services for our homeless veterans; and legislation that removes regulations on information sharing so veterans have great care no matter where they receive treatment. The men and women who fought for all of us deserve nothing less than unending support. Whether it's pushing for policies that matter to veterans, getting this CBOC in Greenbrier County, helping veterans with their health care benefits or securing their long-overdue military medals, our veterans have always been there for us � and for each other � and I will always be there for them. Petition to Rename the Huntington VA after Woody Williams <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenManchin/woody_willi ams.jpg> Senator Manchin with Woody Williams in 2014. Photo credit: Charleston Gazette-Mail. Last week, I petitioned to rename the Huntington Veterans Affairs Medical Center after Hershel "Woody" Williams. Woody is West Virginia's only living Medal of Honor recipient. Woody has dedicated his life to public service, and he has represented the state of West Virginia with the utmost honor and distinction. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Woody continued in public service at the Veterans Affairs Administration for 35 years. Even today, at the age of 93, Woody travels around the country to advocate for Veterans and their families, to include those who have given the most, Gold Star Families. It is only fitting that a West Virginia VA Medical Center be named to honor the service and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipient and West Virginia icon, Woody Williams. I want to say to Woody how much I appreciate his friendship, his steadfast loyalty to his fellow Veterans, his selflessness, and his diligence in advocating for Veterans and their families. Veterans Recruitment Bill I proudly applaud the recent passage of the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, bipartisan legislation to help state and local law enforcement hire veterans onto their forces.The legislation will prioritize the U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) funding of law enforcement agencies that use the funding to hire military Veterans. This legislation not only helps our Veterans find meaningful employment, it also benefits law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Through grant funding, the COPS program encourages state and local law enforcement agencies to hire Veterans. Finding meaningful job opportunities after serving in the military is crucial to successfully transitioning back into civilian life. The legislation is supported by the Fraternal Order of Police, Major County Sheriffs of America, Major Cities Chiefs Association, Sergeants Benevolent Association, National Association of Police Organizations and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Veterans Homeless Bill This month, I introduced the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2017. This legislation would build on existing homeless veterans programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs by investing in established programs that are proven to be effective and removing any residual barriers to housing for Veterans. West Virginia's Veterans and their families have made unimaginable sacrifices to keep us safe, and when these men and women return home they deserve the best care. The Homeless Veterans Prevention Act bill expands on existing VA partnerships to provide West Virginia's Veterans with housing, health care access and legal services to prevent and end homelessness. It's our responsibility to ensure every Veteran has access to these resources. Key Points for the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2017: * Keeps Veteran families together by allowing the VA to house the children of homeless Veterans in transitional housing programs. * Requires the VA to enter into partnerships with public and private entities to provide legal services for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of becoming homeless. * Provides VA with the authority to provide dental care to homeless Veterans. * Extends and increases the amount of money available for supportive services to very low-income Veteran families in permanent housing. To contact me via email, please click here. 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· Wed, May 24 · manchin

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· Wed, May 24 · clinton-hillary

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

[Signature needed] Stand with Planned Parenthood >>
Patricia, President Trump's 2018 budget came out last night, and it's worse than we even imagined. Trump wants to cut ALL federal funding for Planned Parenthood -- going further than any other president has to gut their funding. And when we say all funding, we mean everything from funding for cervical and breast cancer screenings to Zika prevention, HIV/AIDS testing, sexual assault prevention, STI prevention, and children's health programs. If Trump gets his way, federal funding for these Planned Parenthood programs will be GONE. We have to fight back as hard and as fast as we can. Add your name to stand with Planned Parenthood: secure.emilyslist.org/page/s/20170523_email_StandPP No president has ever tried to exclude one provider from the entire federal budget before. And what's worse, he's going after an organization that provides critical resources to communities in need. Planned Parenthood is the nation's most trusted provider of reproductive health care, and it serves 2.5 million patients nationwide. Fifty-four percent of its clinics are located in underserved areas. It's the ONLY safety-net family-planning provider in over 20 percent of American counties. What happens to the women and families in those communities when their Planned Parenthood clinic has to close because of President Trump's budget? It's clear that Trump neither knows nor cares. We have to fight back. Add your name to stand strong with Planned Parenthood today: secure.emilyslist.org/page/s/20170523_email_StandPP Thank you, Leila McDowell Vice President of Communications, EMILY's List
· Tue, May 23 · clinton-hillary

📺 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 is a pivotal week for health care
Friends, Donald Trump just released a budget that puts health care for our country's poorest communities on the chopping block. This plan would gut Medicaid funding by $610 billion, leaving low income children, the disabled, and seniors without health care. The effects on our public health system would be a disaster. We are in the midst of an opioid epidemic, and the Republicans' biggest priority is to give tax breaks to the pharmaceutical industry. These corporations have flooded our communities with highly addictive prescription drugs, yet haven't borne any of the responsibility for the damage they've caused. Stripping health care from people who have nowhere else to turn is a cruel sham to increase corporate profitability on the backs of the most vulnerable. Our Revolution is fighting to end this corporate profiteering. Health care is a human right, and it should never, ever be cut. Join our efforts to save Medicaid and build a Medicare for All system with a $27 donation today. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-healthcare Health care budgets aren't just about line items and arithmetic. The decisions on how we fund our health care system mean life or death to the millions of people who rely on Medicaid. Congress has ignored the calls for universal coverage, which a majority of Americans want. Instead, they're propping up insurance and pharmaceutical industries whose businesses are predicated on profit, not prevention. It is morally wrong to take away health care from people who are already at risk of falling into the cracks. The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress don't care that people might have to choose between groceries and prescriptions, or that people can't pay for a visit to the doctor. We need a health care system that works for everyone, regardless of income, age, or socioeconomic status. Can you contribute $27 to Our Revolution to push back against the GOP assault on public health? Your donation will ensure we can run an organizing campaign in multiple states as we build up a national effort around Medicare for All. DONATE » secure.actblue.com/donate/or-healthcare We have to do more than stand against harmful policies. People want to hear a positive, progressive vision for the future of our country, and that's what we're doing, from supporting candidates that believe health care is a human right, to bills in state legislatures that would make it so. We've defeated the AHCA once before--with your help, I believe we can do it again. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Tue, May 23 · sanders

Ask me your TrumpCare questions
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· Tue, May 23 · merkley

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

Trump's Budget
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· Tue, May 23 · connolly

· Tue, May 23 · obama

Two stories you shouldn't miss
Friends - I wanted to share with you a few recent news stories covering events I participated in this past weekend. I attended a commemoration of the anniversaries of World War I and World War II in Caroline County on Saturday and then spent Sunday morning in Fredericksburg at the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon. You can read more below. To keep up with all of my work around the First District and in Washington, connect with me on Facebook. Sincerely, Rob The Free Lance-Star Caroline County commemorates anniversaries of WWI and WWII May 20, 2017 Caroline County, in partnership with Fort A.P. Hill and the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission, held the inaugural event in a year-long series of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of WWI and 75th anniversary of WWII. The special ceremony in April was developed to honor the sacrifices of Caroline County residents during the wars. Honored guests and speakers included Congressman Rob Wittman, R–1st District, Lt. Col. Andrew Q. Jordan, Commander of Fort A.P. Hill, and Cheryl L. Jackson, Executive Director of the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission. Jeffrey S. Black, Chairman of the Caroline County Board of Supervisors, served as master of ceremonies for the event. Descendants of WWI veterans, and WWII veterans and their family descendants were honored with the commemorative coin from the Commonwealth of Virginia and a certificate of appreciation presented by Caroline County. Recipients of these honors ranged in age from a 7-year-old honoring her great-great-great-uncle who was killed during WWI to a 102-year-old WWII veteran. Read the rest of the story here. WTOP Marine Corps Historic Half challenges runners for 10th anniversary May 21, 2017 FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Just 10 years ago, no one knew if the Marine Corps Historic Half would really take hold, but each year the race has grown bigger and better. Since 2008, the Historic Half in Fredericksburg has seen 50,000 runners, and this year runners from 46 states and seven countries are pounding the pavement. For the Historic Half’s 10th anniversary, race organizers added a new challenge for runners: the “Devil Dog Double.” *** Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va., 1st District) has been a part of the Historic Half over the last 10 years as a celebrity starter firing the starting pistol. He says people come from all over to Fredericksburg for the race, even making it a weekend destination. “It’s really amazing how it turned out and what it’s become today,” he said, adding that for the running community they look to this race as one that they have to check off their list. Read the rest of the story here. Unsubscribe: wittman.house.gov/Forms/EmailSignup/
· Tue, May 23 · wittman

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. Sincerely, Michael Keegan, President 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. 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· Tue, May 23 · obama

President Trump's Taxpayer First Budget
1600 Daily President Trump's Taxpayer First Budget. | click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ President Trump's first proposed budget shows respect for the people who pay the bills. The administration's proposal reverses the damaging trends from previous administrations by putting our nation's budget back into balance and reducing our debt through fiscally conservative principles, all the while delivering on President Trump's campaign promise not to cut Social Security retirement or Medicare. The budget's combination of regulatory, tax, and welfare reforms will provide opportunities for economic growth and creation. click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ Get the facts about President Trump's budget . Balance & Cutting Spending click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ Unlike any budget proposed by the previous administration, the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget achieves balance within the 10-year budget window and begins to reduce the national debt within that same window. click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ The policies in this Budget will drive down spending and grow the economy. By 2027, when the budget reaches balance, publicly held debt will be reduced to less than 60 percent of GDP, the lowest level since 2010. No Cuts to Medicare & Social Security click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ The President's Budget does not cut core Social Security benefits. And the President is fulfilling his presidential campaign promise not to cut Medicare benefits. Saving Taxpayers Money click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ President Trump's budget saves the American people billions of dollars through welfare, tax, and regulatory reform. Supporting Our Military click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ The President is requesting $54 billion, or 10 percent, more than the defense level President Obama signed into law for both the 2017 CR and the 2018 budget cap. This increase balances the need to rebuild the military with the need for disciplined, strategy-driven, executable growth. Keeping Americans Safe click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ The Budget includes over $2.6 billion in new infrastructure and technology investments in 2018 to give CBP frontline law enforcement officers the tools and technologies they need to deter, deny, identify, track, and resolve illegal activity along the border. Putting American Families First click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ President Trump's budget provides national paid family leave for the first time in the history of this country. Find out more information about President Trump's Taxpayer First Budget at click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ WhiteHouse.gov/taxpayers-first . click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ Privacy Policy | click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ Contact the White House | click.mail.whitehouse.gov/unsub_center.aspx Unsubscribe
· Tue, May 23 · presidenttrump

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· Tue, May 23 · obama

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· Tue, May 23 · fund-conservative

Honoring the Fallen
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· Mon, May 22 · moran

Building on last week's progress
A message from US Senator Todd Young <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/Customers/SenYoung/Todd_Young_Ba nner_logo2.png> Police mental health bill passes the Senate When our police forces are strong, our communities are strong and vibrant. It is imperative that we put officers in a position to succeed; ensuring they have access to robust mental health services is vital to their success. I was thrilled to see this bill pass the Senate and spoke about it on the Senate floor in conjunction with National Police Week. Click on the image below to watch remarks from the Senate floor. <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fyoutu. be%2f2l4Wfu7RcTk&redir_log=813399938918188> 3 steps Saudi Arabia can take to help save millions from starvation In advance of President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia, I discussed the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, which the United Nations has declared "the worst on the planet". Senator Murphy and I discussed specific steps Saudi Arabia can take, in conjunction with the United States and other allies, to prevent millions from starving to death. You can find video and highlights from our conversation here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo ung.senate.gov%2fcontent%2fsenators-young-murphy-senate-floor-call-actio n-address-humanitarian-crisis-yemen&redir_log=958733913812829> . Honoring the American Legion's 100 years of advocacy work The American Legion commemorative coin <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo ung.senate.gov%2fcontent%2fsens-young-donnelly-lead-bipartisan-coalition -honor-american-legion-100th-anniversary&redir_log=099585328617856> will honor the Legion's achievements along with helping to continue advocacy work that improves the lives of veterans. The Legion has been instrumental in providing support and programs for our nation's veterans, including influential work to help secure the passage of the G.I. Bill. The special, limited edition, commemorative coins would be available for purchase starting in 2019, marking the centennial of the organization which was originally chartered by Congress in September of 1919. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coins will go toward supporting American Legion programs and efforts to continue their invaluable work on behalf of our nation's veterans and their families. Protecting the Health and Safety of Olympic Athletes I questioned Shelly Pfohl, the CEO of the United States Center for SafeSport, on the independent nature of her organization. SafeSport was created to provide oversight of the U.S. Olympic program after revelations of abuse reported by the IndyStar. Watch our exchange here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fyoutu. be%2fxXkUVL1mGeI&redir_log=688897385323188> . The VA's unacceptable performance at Indianapolis & Peru clinics Our veterans deserve to know that they will receive the best care and treatment available when they utilize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.fa cebook.com%2fVeteransAffairs%2f%3ffref%3dmentions&redir_log=271059648521 390> . Last week, I met with the Director of Region 10's VA medical center network. I expressed concern with issues at the Indianapolis VA medical center and the Peru VA medical center. Specifically, I touched on another scandal at the Indianapolis center. Between 2014 and 2016, the Roudebush VA Medical Center lost nearly $1.5 million in medical equipment. This situation is unacceptable and proves that increased transparency, accountability, and reform is needed at the VA. You can watch WISH-TV's reporting on the matter here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwishtv. com%2f2017%2f05%2f16%2fsenators-young-donnelly-troubled-by-missing-medic al-equipment-demand-answers-from-va-secretary%2f&redir_log=5134004727738 67> . One more thing before you go...honoring the 2017 graduating class of Trine University I spoke at the commencement ceremony of Trine University's 2017 Graduating Class. I implored graduates to consider and reflect on the idea that our happiness is rooted in the happiness of those around us. I also spoke to the value of knowing where the nearest Taco Bell. Watch my address here <outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/iqClickTrk.aspx op=13276.6306542.5223493.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo utube.com%2fwatch%3fv%3dGK0l-OkpdL0%26feature%3dyoutu.be&redir_log=30431 6769458441> and congratulations to all of the graduates of the class of 2017! Thank you for the continued privilege in this post in the Senate. My mission is to fight on behalf of Hoosiers and the interests that are unique to our state. I look forward to working with you, and sharing our progress, in the days ahead. 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· Mon, May 22 · coats