Our first win >>
Patricia, THE MAKING OF EMILY In 1986, just one year after EMILY's List was founded, we helped Sen. Barbara Mikulski (MD) become the first Democratic woman elected to the Senate in her own right. This community takes on the fights others say are impossible -- and we win. Donate $3 now to help elect more fierce pro-choice Democratic women like Barbara: secure.emilyslist.org/page/contribute/20170725_email_ELHistoryVol1 - the EMILY's List team
· Wed, Jul 26 · clinton-hillary

Fight like hell
The Democratic Party
· Wed, Jul 26 · obama

The Rust Belt Gave President Trump a Hero’s Welcome
1600 Daily "Why the Rust Belt just gave Donald Trump a hero’s welcome" - Salena Zito, in the New York Post Last night in Youngstown, Ohio, the “town was on fire,” writes Salena Zito, in the New York Post. Preparing for the President’s visit, “By 1 in the afternoon on Tuesday, every main thoroughfare downtown was filled with happy people heading toward the Covelli Centre,” Zito reported. She interviewed Donald Skowron, a retired police officer, who said he was “very happy with the president’s performance so far,” and Dave Torrance who said the president is “doing the right things.” She offers insights into how the President connects with working class voters, and how he is offering them hope that once again, the American dream is alive. click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ Click here to read more.
· Wed, Jul 26 · presidenttrump

SHAME
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** SIGN NOW: Condemn the Senate GOP's Vote to Gut Health Care for Millions of Americans>> act.pfaw.org/sign/shame-on-GOP-healthcare-vote/ Anne, Republicans in the Senate just voted to open debate on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Because of the tenacity of Mitch McConnell, and a combination of perhaps unprecedented extremism and political cowardice on the part of other Republican senators, Trumpcare lives. And millions of Americans are left wondering if the health care they depend on will be there next year. Please speak out now and denounce this vote by Republicans and let them know that you're still in this fight!>> act.pfaw.org/sign/shame-on-GOP-healthcare-vote/ We need to gird for a fight over every amendment ... every attack on Medicaid, attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, and effort to give a massive tax cut to the ultrawealthy by gutting the access to health care that is literally the difference between life and death for millions. Only TWO Republican senators voted against the motion to proceed. All the other so-called "moderates" who expressed some reservation about gutting health care for tens of millions -- Senators Portman, McCain, Heller -- caved under the pressure. Sen. Shelly Moore Capito of West Virginia was one of three Republican senators who last week said she opposed to a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act without any replacement plan, saying that she didn't come to Washington to "hurt people" ... but that's what she voted on today. We know that the specifics of the legislation and amendments that will be debated over the coming days are sure to be LOADED with provisions that hurt millions of people -- and hurt them severely. This is a shameful moment in history. Republicans have continued to sink to new lows with each passing fight on legislation, judicial and executive branch nominees, and holding Trump accountable. But today's end-run around any measure of civility and respect for the legislative process -- all to deny millions people health care -- is shocking even for them. Speak out now and CONDEMN Republicans for their vote to destroy health care!>> act.pfaw.org/sign/shame-on-GOP-healthcare-vote/ Thank you for all you do! More to come on how we will keep fighting against the GOP's odious attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. --Katie O’Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator donate: act.pfaw.org/donate/support-pfaw-today/ *********************** Do not reply directly to this e-mail. Please use xxx. Trouble viewing the email? VIEW AS WEB PAGE: act.pfaw.org/mailings/view/68 This email was sent to xxx. Reaching you over email is the best way we have to let you know about the ways you can take action to fight the Right Wing and defend our constitutional rights and values. If you have any thoughts, comments, or criticisms, or if there's a better email address at which to reach you, please let us know. If you'd like to unsubscribe from our list, you can do that here: You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/ . But know that if you leave, it will be harder for you to stay involved with People For the American Way and continue our crucial work. PFAW is able to win policy battles and elections, and counter the Right's extremism and hate, because of dedicated activists like you, and we're always eager to hear your thoughts. Thanks for your support. act.pfaw.org/go/1 CONTACT: act.pfaw.org/go/2 PRIVACY POLICY: act.pfaw.org/go/3 FACEBOOK: act.pfaw.org/go/4 TWITTER: act.pfaw.org/go/6 YOUTUBE: act.pfaw.org/go/7 1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005-5002, 202-467-4999 You can unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time: act.pfaw.org/cms/unsubscribe/unsubscribe/
· Wed, Jul 26 · obama

What we're made of
Friend -- Like you, I was devastated to see the Senate move forward with its heartless plan to repeal Obamacare last night. When I think about this debate, I don't think about whip counts or Washington. I think about one of my constituents, who I met a few weeks ago. Ted is a bricklayer from Fall River, Massachusetts. It's hard, proud work -- the kind that comes with frequent physical injury. He's no exception, and for years Ted took opioids to deal with the pain. He traveled the long, painful road to addiction ... and fought back. By force of will and faith, he pulled himself up. He got treatment. He got his life back together. But a few months ago, an injury cost him his job and health insurance. And a new diagnosis just came in: liver cancer. It's a bad break at the worst possible time -- the moment we all dread, a blow that could come to any one of us or someone we love. So here's what I'll say: This is where our system proves what it's made of. We must deliver. For Ted, and for every American in need of a little compassion and mercy. my.ofa.us/This-Is-Not-Over When our people are sick, or tired, or terrified, and have given everything they've got ... we do not abandon them. We pull them up. We bet on their resilience. Because there's nothing more fundamentally American than the belief that our people survive, endure, and rise to fight again. They deserve a government and health care system that will jump into the ring, right by their side. This is the ultimate test in our health care fight -- to create something as good and decent as the people we serve. We cannot fail. Stand with OFA, and help us deliver: my.ofa.us/This-Is-Not-Over Thank you, Congressman Joe Kennedy III
· Wed, Jul 26 · obama

FWD: Deciding Vote Dean
Patricia, Last night, "Deciding Vote Dean" moved Trumpcare one step closer to reality. In voting to take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans, Nevada Senator Dean Heller just solidified his spot as the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate. We've got the perfect candidate ready to take his seat: Jacky Rosen. She's a champion for women and families, and she has a real shot at booting Heller from the Senate once and for all. Donate $3 to Jacky right now -- 100% of your donation will go straight to her campaign: www.emilyslist.org/donate/candidate/jacky-rosen1 Thanks, Lucinda Guinn Vice President of Campaigns, EMILY's List
· Wed, Jul 26 · clinton-hillary

Sign this: Betsy DeVos’ head of civil rights thinks sexual assault survivors are lying
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/devos_titleix ]Betsy DeVos: Stand with survivors of sexual assault The petition to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reads: “The Department of Education must stand with survivors of campus sexual assault. Candice Jackson’s statement about sexual violence survivors perpetuates victim blaming and rape culture. Immediately fire Candice Jackson and publicly commit to protecting all students from discrimination, hate and violence by preserving and enforcing Title IX.” Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/devos_titleix ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/devos_titleix ][IMG] Under Betsy DeVos’ Department of Education (DOE), campus sexual assault survivors are on their own. DeVos recently met with misogynistic "men’s rights groups" and rape deniers about weakening Title IX protections for campus sexual assault survivors.^1 And that’s not all. DeVos has also appointed Candice Jackson – an anti-feminist activist who publicly doubts women who report sexual assault – as acting head of the DOE's Office for Civil Rights. This is beyond appalling.^2 We cannot remain silent while DeVos undermines policies that protect students from discrimination and violence, empowers rape deniers and appoints anti-feminist activists to run the DOE's investigations of schools that fail to properly handle reports of sexual assault. We must raise a massive public outcry to demand that DeVos do her job, immediately fire Candice Jackson and publicly commit to protecting all students from hate. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/devos_titleix ]Tell Betsy DeVos: Fire Candice Jackson and publicly commit to protecting all students from discrimination, hate and violence. Click here to sign the petition. DeVos has already refused to say whether she will stand up for LGBTQ students. Now it seems she is turning her back on sexual assault survivors as well. DeVos devoted one third of her summit on Title IX to "men’s rights groups." These groups elevate a false narrative that most sexual assault charges are false, promote victim-blaming, and attempt to harass and intimidate assault survivors to get them to drop their cases.^3 At around the same time of DeVos’ summit with "men’s rights groups," Jackson, the acting head of the DOE's Office for Civil Rights, told reporters from the New York Times that: “90 percent of sexual assault accusations fall into the category of, 'We were both drunk’, ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under a Title IX investigation because she just decided that our last sleeping together was not quite right.'”^4 This is not the first time Jackson has made such appalling statements. She is a long-time anti-feminist activist who has almost no experience with civil rights law. She once claimed she faced discrimination because she was white.^5 She has also made many victim-blaming statements over the years and has shown a deeply troubling skepticism of women who report sexual violence.^6 Jackson is completely unqualified to run the DOE's Office for Civil Rights. A top DOE official in charge of enforcing policies to protect students from discrimination and violence should never trivialize sexual assault or discourage students from reporting it. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/devos_titleix ]Tell Betsy DeVos: Fire Candice Jackson and publicly commit to protecting all students from discrimination, hate and violence. Click here to sign the petition. One in five women are sexually assaulted in college.^7 Schools are responsible for responding to student reports of sexual violence, but many universities have a terrible record of sweeping sexual assault cases under the rug to protect their bottom lines.^8 When schools do not do their jobs, many survivors end up suing educational institutions and must endure drawn out and sometimes humiliating investigations just to get basic accommodations like class schedule changes and mental health coverage.^9 In the face of this epidemic, the Obama administration issued a 2011 Dear Colleague Letter to clarify how Title IX, which mandates gender equality in education, should be used to fight campus sexual assault.^10 The guidance makes it easier for students to report sexual violence to their institution. It also requires schools and universities to handle reports quickly and fairly and provide accommodations for survivors so they do not face their assailants daily in their dorms and classrooms.^11,12 According to a recent Title IX DOE report, there are 344 open sexual violence investigations at 242 postsecondary schools on the books right now.^13 Title IX will only protect students from hate and violence if DeVos makes sure that schools enforce it. Speak out now to demand that she stand up for sexual assault survivors. Click the link below to sign the petition. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/devos_titleix ]act.credoaction.com/sign/devos_titleix Thank you for your activism, Nicole Regalado, Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/devos_titleix ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Casey Quinlan, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14654 ]Betsy DeVos echoes ‘men’s rights’ activists on campus rape,” ThinkProgress, July 14, 2017.  2. Laura Bassett, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14655 ]Betsy DeVos Is Under Fire For Scaling Back Campus Rape Investigations,” HuffPost, July 6, 2017.  3. Kaitlin Menza, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14656 ]Betsy DeVos’ Campus Rape Talks with Men’s Rights Groups Are a Travesty,” SELF, July 14, 2017.  4. Laurie Kellman and Carole Feldman, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14657 ]Education Department Official Apologizes for ‘Flippant’ Sexual Assault Remarks – Again,” TIME, July 13, 2017.  5. Annie Waldman, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14658 ]DeVos Pick to Head Civil Rights Office Once Said She Faced Discrimination for Being White,” ProPublica, April 14, 2017.  6. Bassett, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14655 ]Betsy DeVos Is Under Fire For Scaling Back Campus Rape Investigations.”  7. Michelle J. Anderson, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14659 ]I’m a college president. Betsy DeVos should help me deal with campus sexual assault.” The Washington Post, July 13, 2017.  8. Kellman and Feldman, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14657 ]Education Department Official Apologizes for ‘Flippant’ Sexual Assault Remarks – Again.”  9. Teen Vogue, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14660 ]Betsy DeVos, This is What Sexual Assault Survivors Want to Know: ‘Who are you here to serve?’” July 12, 2017. 10. Jeannie Suk Gersen, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14661 ]The Trump Administration’s Fraught Attempt To Address Campus Sexual Assault,” The New Yorker, July 15, 2017. 11. Teen Vogue, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14660 ]Betsy DeVos, This is What Sexual Assault Survivors Want to Know: ‘Who are you here to serve?’” 12. Andrew Kreighbaum, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14662 ]DeVos Hints at Changes in Title IX Enforcement,” Inside Higher Ed, July 14, 2017. 13. Kellman and Feldman, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/14657 ]Education Department Official Apologizes for ‘Flippant’ Sexual Assault Remarks – Again.”
· Wed, Jul 26 · obama

Make Republicans pay for their vote (and get your donation matched!)
Had enough of Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, and Paul Ryan? You can make sure Republicans pay the price for voting to take our health care away. Donate now to help elect Democrats, and a group of generous donors will match your contribution dollar-for-dollar: my.democrats.org/Help-Democrats-Fight-Back-Match
· Wed, Jul 26 · obama

A Message from President Trump on Obamacare
1600 Daily click.mail.whitehouse.gov/ A Statement From The President "I applaud the Senate for taking a giant step to end the Obamacare nightmare. As this vote shows, inaction is not an option, and now the legislative process can move forward as intended to produce a bill that lowers costs and increases options for all Americans. The Senate must now pass a bill and get it to my desk so we can finally end the Obamacare disaster once and for all." -President Donald J. Trump
· Wed, Jul 26 · presidenttrump

Deciding Vote Dean
Patricia, Senate Republicans JUST voted to advance Trumpcare by the margin of a single vote. The deciding vote was Nevada Senator Dean Heller -- the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate, and we are going to make sure he loses his seat because of it. We've already endorsed Jacky Rosen to take on and defeat Heller. Now we have to make sure she has the resources to win. Donate to Jacky right now to help her defeat Dean Heller -- the first of many Republicans we will make sure lose their seats because of this vote. 100% of your donation will go directly to Jacky's campaign: www.emilyslist.org/donate/candidate/jacky-rosen1 Heller waffled for weeks on this vote, but ultimately he sided with Trump over the thousands of Nevada families and tens of millions of Americans who could lose their insurance because of this legislation. As if losing their health insurance wasn't bad enough news for women and families in Nevada, the bill ALSO defunds Planned Parenthood. It is the worst bill for women in a generation. Heller deserves to lose his seat for this political cowardice. Donate to help Jacky defeat him -- 100% of your donation will go to her campaign: www.emilyslist.org/donate/candidate/jacky-rosen1 Thanks, Emily Cain Executive Director, EMILY's List
· Tue, Jul 25 · clinton-hillary

We have to keep working - join tomorrow's health care briefing call
Friend -- Today, the Senate voted to proceed with debate on Obamacare opponents' disastrous repeal plan. Make no mistake: Repealing Obamacare would harm millions of Americans -- our friends, our family, our neighbors -- who rely on Medicaid, who were born with a pre-existing condition, or who are bravely battling cancer. Moving forward with a plan to take care away from those depending on Obamacare's protections isn't just irresponsible -- it's appalling. But this isn't over. OFA supporters and volunteers will continue fighting back against this law's repeal. And with Senate leaders rushing toward a final vote, we don't have much time. So tomorrow, Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor and Director of the Office of Public Engagement during the Obama administration, will join us on a health care briefing call to discuss what we can do next. We'll go over how we can keep putting pressure on elected officials, and making sure they're acting in the interests of the people they were elected to represent. I hope you can join us -- here are the details for the call: Tomorrow, Wednesday July 26th 8pm ET RSVP now: myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/EDDZ8PKRUVIT7FV6 Thanks, Jack Shapiro Director of Policy & Campaigns
· Tue, Jul 25 · obama

This is not over
Friend -- After today's vote to proceed, the Senate has started official debate on Obamacare repeal. Here's what Mitch McConnell and other Senate leaders don't understand: Cancer doesn't have partisan leanings. Heart attacks and asthma don't target political parties. And all Americans, regardless of age or income or background, deserve access to affordable health care. Every senator working to rip health care away from millions of people must know: Our movement will never stop fighting. Join us: my.ofa.us/This-Is-Not-Over Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Tue, Jul 25 · obama

The fight against human trafficking starts in every community
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