BREAKING: Senate health care vote suspended
Friends, Thank you. Because of you and the thousands of calls made that flooded the offices of Senators Susan Collins, Dean Heller, and others, Mitch McConnell just announced that the Senate will delay their vote on the disastrous American Health Care Act until after the July recess. We've bought ourselves some time to stop this bill for good. Now Republican senators have to go home to explain why they're trying to rip health care away from 22 million. We must remain vigilant and protect health care for millions of Americans. Please donate any amount to Our Revolution to help fuel our efforts to stop this terrible health care bill. DONATE » The tide is turning in our favor but there's no telling how abruptly the GOP will turn around and try to force a vote on health care. It's clear that our model of organizing is working. Our Revolution and other grassroots organizations are taking back power from Republican legislators through direct actions, phone calls, and the electoral power we're building across the country. Lives are on the line in the debate over our health care. Make a contribution of any amount today to help us organize for Medicare for All. DONATE » This is a great victory. The political revolution is winning, and that's all thanks to your efforts and support. Thank you. In solidarity, Shannon Jackson Executive Director Our Revolution
· Tue, Jun 27 · sanders

What Trump's terrible #s mean for us >>
Patricia, Trump's disapproval rating hit a historic high: 60% of Americans disapproved of Donald Trump. [Gallup, 6/12/17] If his popularity plummets further, it could mean flipping the House and making gains in the Senate next year. We HAVE to be prepared. Donate to help hit our $250,000 End-Of-Quarter goal: - the EMILY's List team
· Tue, Jun 27 · clinton-hillary

BREAKING: Health care vote delayed, take action!
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. Anne, Lacking the votes he needed to ram through the Senate's version of Trumpcare, Mitch McConnell has postponed the vote on the GOP's disastrous health care bill until after the July 4 recess! We're helping to organize events this week to stop the GOP's attack on health care and we'll be mobilizing Americans from coast to coast throughout next week's recess. Please take the first step to let us know you're with us to STOP TRUMPCARE by adding your name to our petition right now>> -- Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator donate:                           Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE>> 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: . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. CONTACT:  |  privacy policy  |  subscribe   |   contact us Facebook  |  Twitter  |  YouTube   1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 Powered by Convio
· Tue, Jun 27 · obama

3rd Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes - July 8th
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· Tue, Jun 27 · manchin

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

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

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

Update from Senator Bob Corker - June 27, 2017
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee *Reviewing the Discussion Draft of the Senate Health Care Legislation* On Thursday afternoon, Senator Corker released the following statement regarding the discussion draft of the Senate health care legislation. �Under the current health care system, families in Tennessee and across our country face rising costs and have limited choices,� *said Corker*. �Congress has a responsibility to resolve these issues and stabilize the individual insurance market, and over the next several days, I will take time to fully review the legislative text and seek input from a wide range of stakeholders across our state. I will make a final decision based on whether this legislation, on the whole, is better than what is in place today.� Click here [link 1] to read the discussion draft of the Senate health care legislation. Click here [link 2] to read a summary of the discussion draft (courtesy of the Senate Budget Committee). Click here [link 3] to provide input to Senator Corker. *President Trump Is Keeping His Word to Veterans* On Friday, Senator Corker released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 (S.1094). The bipartisan legislation will increase accountability within the VA by streamlining the process to fire misbehaving and underperforming employees, holding VA executives to higher standards, and ensuring appropriate due process protections for whistleblowers. � � � �Our nation�s veterans deserve the very best care, and by signing legislation to improve accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the president is keeping his word to the brave men and women who have served our country,��*said Corker*. �There have been systemic problems within the VA for decades, and I am glad that Congress, Secretary Shulkin and the Trump administration are working together to tackle these challenges head on. While more reforms will be necessary, this is a step in the right direction, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to address the problems that have plagued the VA for far too long.� *Welcoming Tennesseans to Washington* Last week, Senators Corker and Alexander hosted more than 100 Tennesseans at �Tennessee Tuesday,� a regular breakfast held on Capitol Hill every week the Senate is in session for visitors from the Volunteer State. For more information, click�here [link 4]. [image =] [image =] [image =] On Wednesday afternoon, Senators Corker and Alexander met the Congressional Award winners from Tennessee, Grace and Carmen. Each year, Congress recognizes young people across the country who have made and achieved goals in personal development, public service, physical fitness and outdoor exploration.� [image =] [image =] On Thursday, Senator Corker was honored to receive the National Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors of West Tennessee for his support of the local construction industry.� [image =] [image =] *President Trump Approves Disaster Assistance for 12 Tennessee Counties* On Friday, President Trump approved [link 5] federal disaster assistance for 12 Tennessee counties that were impacted by severe storms and flooding during the Memorial Day weekend. All members of the Tennessee congressional delegation supported [link 6] Governor Haslam's request, and Senator Corker thanked the president for approving the assistance.� [image =] [link 7] *Memphis and Jackson Working With the Department of Justice to Reduce Violent Crime* On Wednesday, Senator Corker released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) selected [link 8] Memphis and Jackson as two of 12 cities to participate in the department�s National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) program. Through the partnership, the DOJ will support Memphis and Jackson law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in reducing violent crimes and gang violence. �Nothing affects families more than knowing they are safe in their community, and I am glad to see the cities of Memphis and Jackson working with the Department of Justice to combat violent crime,� *said Corker*. �This partnership will be an added resource for local law enforcement agencies in their efforts to enhance safety, and I look forward to following the program�s progress.�
· Tue, Jun 27 · corker

EMILY's List resistance supporter record for Patricia
Patricia, Since Election Day, we've seen a record number of new donors, been contacted by nearly 15,000 women who want to run for office, and launched a brand-new program to support them. The grassroots movement we are building is strong. Now we have to prove we're in it for the long haul. It takes a significant amount of resources to continue training the women who want to run and to support our women up for re-election next year. That's why hitting our $250,000 End-of-Quarter goal is so important. I've checked our records since Election Day and so many people have stepped up to help. Now I'm asking everyone to do a little more. Here are our records associated with this exact email address: EMILY's List Resistance Donor Status: Not yet Suggested action: Donate $3 to help elect pro-choice Democratic women: I want us to be able to support as many women as possible in key races this year and next year, but doing that means hitting our goals. Thanks to the outpouring of enthusiasm from this community, we've been able to help more women than ever before. From training thousands of women to run for office to flipping Republican-held House seats to protecting our nine Senate women up for re-election next year, this community has a lot of races it can impact. Donate $3 now to help elect pro-choice Democratic women up and down the ballot and reach our End-of-Quarter goal: Thanks, Leigh K. Warren Chief Operating Officer, EMILY's List
· Tue, Jun 27 · clinton-hillary

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

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

On Healthcare
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· Mon, Jun 26 · moran

[Polls] Tough Senate races
Patricia, 3 of our Senate women up for re-election are running in states Trump won last year. But take a look at his approval ratings: In Michigan where Debbie Stabenow is up: 61% disapprove of Trump [EPIC MRA, 5/24/17] In Wisconsin where Tammy Baldwin is up: 47% disapprove of Trump [Marquette Law School, 3/22/17] In Missouri where Claire McCaskill is up: 43% disapprove of Trump [Remington Research, 2/07/17] Trump's sinking popularity is a good sign for our women, but they're still facing tough races. Donate to help reach our $250,000 End-of-Quarter goal to make sure Debbie, Tammy, and Claire stay in the Senate: - the EMILY's List team
· Mon, Jun 26 · clinton-hillary

Doing nothing is not an option
A message from US Senator Todd Young < nner_logo2.png> Under Obamacare, insurance options dwindling Indiana no longer has an insurance provider within the individual market that covers the entire state. That includes four counties that have no coverage options on the exchange. Rising costs are driving insurers out of the market as the system continues to collapse on itself. We must act in order to stabilize markets and ensure Hoosiers have access to affordable and quality options. < thcare_graphic.png> I am reviewing the Senate healthcare discussion draft and speaking with folks at home, but one thing is clear: doing nothing is not an option. Obamacare has failed Hoosiers as prices have skyrocketed, insurers have left the marketplace leaving severely limited choices, and deductibles have risen to a level where, for some, insurance is useless. Obamacare's continuous collapse will eventually leave Hoosiers without insurance. I am committed to improving our nation's health care system so everyone has the opportunity to access high quality and affordable care. I spoke with Fox59's Dan Spehler on INFocus < op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2ffox59.c om%2f2017%2f06%2f25%2fin-focus-sen-young-hoping-to-get-to-yes-on-health- care%2f&redir_log=877437591853560> about the discussion draft and elaborated how we must reverse the damage Obamacare has done to the American healthcare system and the undue strain it has placed on so many Hoosiers. Expert Panel Examines World Health Organization Preparedness for Pandemics The international community confronts a growing and serious pandemic threat. Last week, I chaired an expert panel < op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo %2580%2599s-readiness-global-pandemics&redir_log=531904115509787> to examine the World Health Organization's preparations for a possible global health pandemic. Unfortunately, the WHO has numerous shortcomings in its preparations for the threat and Dr. Rebecca Katz, one of the expert panelists, cited pandemic modelers who say there is a high probability of a large-scale influenza pandemic in the next 10-30 years. That potential pandemic would put tens of millions of lives in danger. It's important to note that pandemics know no national borders and simply preparing the United States for a pandemic is insufficient. Mobile Office Hours Coming to Hamilton Co. Do you need help with a federal agency? A member of my staff will be holding mobile office hours in Hamilton County this week. Location: The Government and Judicial Center One Hamilton County Square, Suite 157, Commissioners Conference Room 1A Noblesville, IN 46060 Time: Thursday, June 29th, 2:30p - 4:30p My office is equipped to handle a number of different casework situations; l < op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo> earn more < op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo> about how we can assist you. Please note these mobile office hours are intended to help Hoosiers navigate federal agencies. To make your opinion known on legislation, please call us to schedule an appointment or send an email on my website < op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=https%3a%2f%2fwww.yo> One more thing before you go� I visited with Ball State University President Geoff Mearns to discuss issues important to the university. He graciously volunteered to help decorate the office walls to ensure BSU is well represented. < 017-06-26_at_12.00.19_PM.png> Thank you for the continued privilege to serve you in the U.S. 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. Until then� In Service, <> Contact Todd < op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&> You can follow us on social media to receive constant updates on Senator Young's work on behalf of you: Facebook < op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.fac> Twitter < op=13305.6905333.5280574.189397&report_id=&redirect=http%3a%2f%2fwww.twi> Unsubscribe < __sid=100001&__crop=13305.6905333.5280574.189397> Click here to open a plain text version of this email < _text=Y&link=SenYoung%2501100630%2501100048%2b-%2b06-26-2017%2beNewslett y%2501Unity%2bFeed%2501%2501> Click here to forward this email < rd=Y&link=SenYoung%2501100630%2501100048%2b-%2b06-26-2017%2beNewsletter% 501Unity%2bFeed%2501%2501> Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window < SenYoung%2501100630%2501100048%2b-%2b06-26-2017%2beNewsletter%250113305. bFeed%2501%2501> < p=13305.6905333.5280574.189397> < p=13305.6905333.5280574.189397>
· Mon, Jun 26 · coats

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 6.26.17
A Win for Religious Freedom On June 26, the Supreme Court ruled in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources that religious institutions cannot be prevented from receiving funds solely because they are a religious organization. The case originated in Missouri, where a church applied for funding from the state to replace a pea gravel playground surface with a safer material made from recycled tires. Although the church placed high enough under the state criteria among the applicants to receive the money, the state did not grant funding because the playground belonged to a church. However, the Supreme Court said that this logic is unconstitutional, and in a 7-2 vote they ruled that religious institutions cannot be barred from funding to improve playground safety, or any other state funding provided for safety or other secular purposes. Kate’s Law The House of Representatives is working to improve our broken immigration system and a bill commonly known as Kate’s Law is one I support. You probably remember the tragic murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. She was a young woman who was shot by an illegal immigrant who was previously deported five times. He had several run-ins with the law, but was released onto the streets because of San Francisco’s so called “sanctuary” policy, in which they refuse to cooperate with the federal immigration authorities. Kate’s Law establishes increased and mandatory penalties for illegal immigrants who unlawfully reenter our country after being removed. If someone repeatedly and blatantly disobeys our laws by jumping the line and entering our country illegally, it only makes sense that they should face significant consequences. I’ve always been proud that the United States is a melting pot and welcomed immigrants who follow the rules and respect our laws. But we cannot suspend the rule of law for those who don’t, and I hope Kate’s Law will deter future unlawful, criminal entry. The House passed Kate’s Law last Congress, but it did not move onto the President after a 60 vote filibuster in the Senate. With President Trump’s support, I hope the Senate will pass this bill so it can become law. No Sanctuary for Criminals Act The House is also scheduled to vote on another bill, called the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act. This bill addresses the cities that declare themselves “sanctuary cities.” States and localities have jurisdiction in many areas, but they do not have the right to ignore federal immigration laws. The bill says that no entity or individual can prohibit a government entity from complying with federal immigration laws. It also ends certain Homeland Security and Justice Department grants to cities that declare themselves “sanctuary” and fail to comply with lawful requests from the federal government related to immigration. I am in support of this bill as well. Senate Health Care Bill The Senate recently unveiled their Obamacare repeal and replacement plan. I am in the process of reviewing it. It is very difficult to fix a problem as complex and complicated as the American health insurance system post passage of Obamacare. But, it is clear that Obamacare has failed, as many predicted from the start. From the disastrous roll out of the online marketplace, to the many insurance companies that announced they can’t afford to participate in the exchanges, it is clear the status quo is not an option. As I write this column, five Senators have indicated they can’t vote the bill as it is currently written. Some who are opposed lean moderate, and some lean more conservative. Mitch McConnell has indicated he wants a health care vote soon, but it may take time to reach a consensus. Because the status quo is not an option, the Senate must reach an agreement. Because of so many broken promises in Obamacare, nothing we do will satisfy everyone. But, we will continue working to increase choices and lower health insurance costs. Again, because the status quo is not an option, I will consider whatever language the Senate finally adopts. But, I will be guided in making a final decision by the bill’s efforts to lower insurance premiums, co-pays, deductibles, etc., in order for American families to be able to afford real health insurance. If you have questions, concerns, or comments, feel free to contact my office. You can call my Abingdon office at 276-525-1405 or my Christiansburg office at 540-381-5671. To reach my office via email, please visit my website at Also on my website is the latest material from my office, including information on votes recently taken on the floor of the House of Representatives. ### Unsubscribe:
· Mon, Jun 26 · griffith

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

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

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

Your 1600 Daily
1600 Daily Everything White House for 6/26/2017. | Obamacare's record speaks for itself. Premiums continue to rise, millions remain uninsured, and insurance providers are fleeing the market faster than ever. Obamacare is failing the American people. President Donald J. Trump remains committed to working with Congress to repeal and replace the disaster that is Obamacare. Today's Events 10:30 AM: President Trump receives his daily intelligence briefing 1:00 PM: President Trump has lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley 1:30 PM: Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer 2:30 PM: Vice President Pence joins Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma for a listening session with victims of Obamacare - Watch 3:35 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India 4:15 PM: President Trump leads an expanded bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi 5:15 PM: President Trump gives joint statements with Prime Minister Modi - Watch 6:00 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have dinner with Prime Minister Modi 7:30 PM: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participate in the departure of Prime Minister Modi Photo of the Day President Donald J. Trump signs the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 | June 23, 2017 OBAMACARE FACT OF THE DAY FACT: When Obamacare was signed into law, CBO estimated that 23 million people would be covered in Obamacare's exchanges in 2017. They were off by more than 100% - only 10.3 million people are covered by Obamacare. WHITE HOUSE UPDATES On Friday, President Donald J. Trump signed the Department of Veteran Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which will bring accountability back to the VA. This bill gives senior officials in the Department of Veterans Affairs the power to fire failing employees and establishes safeguards to protect those who reveal wrongdoing in the agency. On Friday, Vice President Pence gave remarks at the Focus on the Family 40th Anniversary Celebration in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He congratulated the organization on their historic milestone and praised their efforts to strengthen the American Family. Last week, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted Congressional members and their families on the South Lawn for the annual Congressional Picnic. West Wing Reads In the Philadelphia Inquirer , Sen. Pat Toomey (R) praises the Senate repeal bill, writing that it “will help to drive down costs for everyone” and fulfill the promise to repeal Obamacare.
· Mon, Jun 26 · presidenttrump

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· Mon, Jun 26 · obama