Update- Krugman: "most important place on the U.S. political landscape"
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** A new Monmouth University poll JUST came out that has the Trump Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie in the lead for the first time!!! This is a true emergency. Currently, ours is the only Spanish language media on the air ... we're doing all we can to counter Republicans' racist tactics ... our dozen young progressive Next Up Victory Fund candidates for state House are also being smeared and need our help ... We can't win this fight without your help -- and this is a fight we must win! act.pfaw.org/donate/virginia-2017/
· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

Sign the petition: Every child needs health insurance
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]Tell Congress: Save CHIP now The petition to Congress reads: "Immediately renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program and refuse to trade CHIP for deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act or any other part of our social safety net." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]Tell Congress: Save CHIP now Trump Republicans have put the lives of millions of children in jeopardy.^1 The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers essential health services for more than 9 million low- and middle-income children in states across the country, and morally bankrupt Republican congressional leaders just let its federal funding expire.^2 Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and other cruel right-wing extremists in Congress could have saved CHIP months ago, but instead they launched several failed attempts to gut the Affordable Care Act. Now, they are trying to leverage CHIP to make deep cuts to our social safety net.^3 We must speak out now to demand that Congress immediately renews CHIP with no strings attached. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]Tell Congress: Every child deserves health coverage. Renew federal funding for CHIP now. Click here to sign the petition. CHIP is a widely successful health program. It has lowered the percentage of uninsured children in the United States from nearly 14 percent, when the Clinton administration launched the program in 1997, to 4.5 percent in 2015.^4 Low- and middle-income children and pregnant women rely on CHIP to access: * Preventive health check ups * Immunizations * Dental and vision care * Lab work and x-rays * Emergency services Allowing federal funding for CHIP to expire shows that Republicans are incapable of governing. It also makes clear that their heartless party cares more about advancing their cruel agenda than the lives of American children. Providing health care for children should not even be up for debate, but Republican leaders are so consumed with their quest to gut our health care and social safety net that no vulnerable population is off limits for them to exploit. Right-wing Republicans Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy derailed legislation to renew CHIP when they introduced their latest version of Trumpcare in September. Instead of advancing a bill to reauthorize CHIP, Republicans put the full weight of their caucus behind legislation that would have stripped health care away from low-income people and children, women, seniors and sick people just to give Donald Trump the win he so desperately wants. Our resistance forced Republicans to give up their Trumpcare push for the time being, but the fight to protect our health care and the health care of our children is far from over. States like Arizona, California, Nevada, North Carolina and Utah are already running out of funding to keep their state’s CHIP program going. Minnesota will run out of funding by the end of October.^5 In the face of massive public outrage over their failure to fund CHIP, Republicans in the Senate Finance Committee recently advanced a bill to restore funding, but House Republicans are refusing to finance CHIP without cuts to Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.^6 We must speak out now to demand that Congress restores CHIP and refuses to advance any bill that trades funding for the program for cuts to any part of our social safety net. Add your name now. Tell Congress: Every child deserves health coverage. Renew federal funding for CHIP now. Click the link below to sign the petition. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip Thanks for all you do, Nicole Regalado, Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/congress-chip ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Valerie Strauss, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17052 ]9 million kids get health insurance under CHIP. Congress just let it expire.” The Washington Post, Oct. 1, 2017.  2. Clio Chang, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17053 ]The GOP’s Struggles to Re-Authorize CHIP Is a Devastating Indictment,” New Republic, Sept. 28, 2017.  3. Robert Pear, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17054 ]Bill to Rescue Children’s Health Program Hits Snag in House,” The New York Times, Oct. 4, 2017.  4. Strauss, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17052 ]9 million kids get health insurance under CHIP. Congress just let it expire.”  5. Chang, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17053 ]The GOP’s Struggles to Re-Authorize CHIP Is a Devastating Indictment.”  6. Pear, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17054 ]Bill to Rescue Children’s Health Program Hits Snag in House.”
· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

New tool tracks Trump-Sessions DOJ’s war on Americans
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne-- Jeff Sessions is testifying today in a DOJ oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee and it's the perfect opportunity to share with you our extensive tracking of the Trump-Sessions DOJ's assault on justice and on the American Way... and we have an exciting new tool to do it! Presenting: The Trump-Sessions InJustice Department Tracker, aka the #DOJTracker! act.pfaw.org/go/3634 Since Trump took office, he and Attorney General Sessions have used the Department of Justice to wage war against marginalized communities -- undocumented immigrants, African Americans, victims of hate crimes, and more. DOJ's purpose is to safeguard civil rights, not attack them... however, we've documented one instance after another of how this administration is using the DOJ as a weapon to advance a bigoted, far-right ideology. Click to read more and see the full timeline -- from January 20 through today -- of how Trump and Sessions have subverted the DOJ's mission>> act.pfaw.org/go/3634 Once you've looked at the InJustice Tracker page, please share it with your friends and networks online, refer to it if you're reading coverage of today's hearing, and feel free to let us know if you think we missed something on Twitter with the hashtag #DOJTracker or by email at xxx. Thank you, 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/767 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, Oct 18 · obama

Your chance to meet former President Obama
Friend -- Former President. Organizer. Citizen. Barack Obama is coming home to Chicago for an afternoon with OFA. Want to be there? Chip in to be automatically entered: my.ofa.us/Enter-Now Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

AT&T is in Trump's Pocket
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· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

📢 Tell Republicans: No tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of working families
When Republicans in Congress tried and failed to repeal Obamacare, their proposals included eliminating taxes imposed on high-income Americans. Now, they've passed a budget resolution that includes $2 trillion in cuts to health care, including programs like Medicare and Medicaid, in order to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and wealthy corporations. No matter how they want to package it, slashing access to affordable care to line the pockets of their wealthy friends is heartless -- and devastating for working families. Add your name -- tell congressional Republicans no tax cuts for the wealthy at the expense of hard-working Americans: my.democrats.org/Defeat-the-GOP-Tax-Plan
· Wed, Oct 18 · obama

· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

Let's build a fair democracy
Friend -- "It's a right." "It's a privilege." "It's our foundation." "It's a civic responsibility." "It's how we choose." "It's how we engage." Our ability to vote is everything--but only if we use it. Give people an easy way to get themselves registered to vote. Together, we can build a fair democracy: my.ofa.us/Build-A-Fair-Democracy Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

Add your name if you agree with Senator Warren:
"Not one penny in tax cuts for the wealthy and giant corporations -- especially not on the back of everyone else. We will fight back against this GOP tax plan." --Elizabeth Warren Stand with Democrats to demand a fair tax plan for every American: my.democrats.org/Defeat-the-GOP-Tax-Plan
· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

How to Use Your Phone as a Wi-Fi Hotspot
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· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

Watch live: A conversation with Jane Kleeb of Bold
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· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

Sign the petition: Don’t let Trump install acting IRS commissioner
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]Resist Trump installing an IRS acting commissioner Tell the U.S. Senate: "Resist Trump unilaterally installing an IRS acting commissioner who could interfere with audits and investigations into Trump and his associates' potential tax fraud and money laundering." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ][IMG] Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump and Russia is working with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) criminal division, according to recent reports.^1 But Donald Trump could handpick a loyalist as the acting IRS commissioner, despite the blatant conflict of interest. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s term ends in November. But instead of nominating someone who would face Senate confirmation, Trump could simply name a trusted crony as a “temporary” appointment who would wield the exact same power.^2 The Senate must pressure Trump to not install a puppet IRS commissioner without senators’ advice and consent. We can win this fight if all the members of the Senate Democratic caucus and key Republican senators who are concerned about the integrity of the Russia investigation hold firm. Our activism is crucial, and it works. Together we have stopped Trumpcare three times, and now we must demonstrate that the public is paying attention and will not tolerate Trump picking an IRS chief while he or his associates are under investigation for wrongdoing, potentially including tax fraud and money laundering. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]Tell the U.S. Senate: Resist Trump installing an IRS acting commissioner. Click here to sign the petition. Trump has already installed more than 1000 political appointments to head up federal agencies – all without Senate approval. The administration has been able to place industry insiders and shadowy Trump loyalists in charge of much of the government’s day-to-day operations. Trump could do the same thing with the IRS, unless the Senate insists that he play by the rules.^3 Even before the 2016 election, the IRS joined the FBI in investigating former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort on suspicion of money laundering and tax fraud.^4 In recent weeks, the IRS has coordinated with special counsel Mueller on his investigation of Manafort and other Trump associates, including former White House national security adviser, Michael Flynn.^5 As Mueller’s investigation has gotten closer to Trump’s finances, Trump has accused the special counsel of crossing a line, prompting many to speculate that Mueller's firing is imminent.^6 The IRS' cooperation is crucial for federal prosecutors in investigating tax crimes, and Trump has made it clear he will go to great lengths to hinder Mueller’s investigation – possibly even installing someone loyal to him to oversee the IRS. The Senate must intercede now – we need to keep reminding Democrats to use their power to keep Trump from being able to advance his dangerous agenda on any front, especially when it comes to the agency investigating his ties to Russia. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]Tell the U.S. Senate: Resist Trump installing an IRS acting commissioner. Click here to sign the petition. Beyond the many conflicts of interest that relate to the Russia investigation, Trump still refuses to release his tax returns, claiming he is unable to do so while under audit.^7 The IRS has audited both the president and the vice president every year since Watergate, when Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew’s personal taxes were under scrutiny and Agnew resigned over tax evasion. These regular audits are designed to uphold public confidence in the IRS as a fair, non-partisan body.^8 Congress cannot allow Trump to handpick his own auditor. As the head of the agency that enacts tax policy, the next IRS commissioner will also oversee Trump's audit and potential audits of other administration officials, along with evidence in the Russia investigation. The public must have confidence in the impartiality of this appointment. It is unacceptable that the Trump administration has gotten away with circumventing congressional approval on so many crucial government roles, but when it comes to the IRS commissioner, the Senate must intercede. That is why CREDO is standing alongside our friends at the Revolving Door Project and other progressive allies to demand that the Senate assert its authority and resist Trump installing an acting IRS commissioner.^9 Senate Democrats and Republicans who will stand up against corruption must have a backbone and be a total firewall against Trump’s attempts to undermine ongoing investigations. Tell the U.S. Senate: Resist and resist Trump from installing an IRS acting commissioner. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity Thank you for everything you do to resist Trump, Kaili Lambe, Director of Organizing [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/preserve_IRS_integrity ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Manu Raju, Pamela Brown and Evan Perez, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16772 ]Exclusive: IRS shares information with special counsel in Russia probe,” CNN, Sept. 26, 2017.  2. Saleha Mohsin, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16773 ]Trump Prepares to Pick His Own Auditor at the IRS,” Bloomberg, Sept. 28, 2017.  3. Derek Kravitz, Isaac Arnsdorf and Marina Affo, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16774 ]Lifting the Veil on Another Batch of Shadowy Trump Appointees," ProPublica, Aug. 31, 2017.  4. Nicole Bertrand, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16775 ]The IRS and special counsel Mueller just took a big step forward in the Russia probe,” Business Insider, Sept. 27, 2017.  5. Raju et al, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16772 ]Exclusive: IRS shares information with special counsel in Russia probe.”  6. Jacqueline Thomsen, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16776 ]Trump warns Mueller against investigating his family's finances beyond Russia probe,” The Hill, July 19, 2017.  7. Steve Benen, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16777 ]GOP again moves to help keep Trump’s tax returns secret," MSNBC, Sept. 8, 2017.  8. Jeanne Sahadi, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16778 ]The president always gets audited (and the veep too),” CNN, April 17, 2017.  9. Revolving Door Project et al., “[ act.credoaction.com/go/16779 ]Re: Pending Vacancy in the Office of Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service,” Sept. 21, 2017.
· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

iPhone 7 for $0 and a $100 Gift Card. Today Only!
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· Tue, Oct 17 · obama

Free shipping at the OFA Store
Friend -- Get your fall gear -- shop the OFA store now. And, for a limited time, get free shipping on all orders. Free shipping applied at checkout. Offer lasts through October 23, 2017: my.ofa.us/Fall-Free-Shipping Thanks, Organizing for Action
· Mon, Oct 16 · obama

BREAKING: Trump declares Obamacare "dead"
"Because Obamacare is finished. It's dead. It's gone. It's no longer... you shouldn't even mention it. It's gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore." --Donald Trump, 10/16/17 After taking actions last week to sabotage Obamacare, Trump is celebrating. But health care is not a game. Add your name if you're committed to protecting affordable care for every American: my.democrats.org/Stop-Health-Care-Sabotage
· Mon, Oct 16 · obama

📊 POLLING UPDATE: Trump approval ratings
Donald Trump's approval rating has dropped in every state. And most Americans disapprove of his job performance. Why? Maybe it's because Trump... --thinks white supremacists are fine people --attacks American citizens for exercising their First Amendment rights --promotes disastrous foreign policy initiatives --is taking us backward in the fight against climate change --wants to take health care away from millions and is sabotaging the ACA --supports regressive tax policies that give trillions to corporations and the wealthy Add your name if you're fed up with Trump and ready to elect Democrats who will put him in check: my.democrats.org/Commit-to-Electing-Democrats
· Mon, Oct 16 · obama

Sign the petition: Stop Paul Ryan from gutting Medicare
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]Stop Republicans in Congress from gutting Medicare Tell Republicans in Congress: "Do not cut, privatize, weaken or otherwise damage Medicare. We should expand this successful program – not destroy it." Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]Sign the petition ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]Medicare killers Medicare is a fundamental tool of economic security – a guarantee that seniors will not be denied health care just because they cannot afford it. But Republicans in the House, led by Paul Ryan, just voted for a budget plan that would gut Medicare – slashing funding for the program by more than $473 billion.^1 Fresh off their failure to pass Trumpcare and take away health insurance for millions, cruel and heartless Republicans in Congress, led by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, are desperate to tell their insurance industry donors that they have been able to do something to undermine the social safety net, and so they are sneaking this massive cut into their 2018 budget proposal. More than 58 million seniors rely on Medicare, and the program is overwhelmingly popular.^2,3 When we have collectively taken action to stop Trumpcare, we have been able to keep the Republicans from gutting health care. With Medicare now on the chopping block, we need to make it clear that any attempt to privatize, cut, weaken or damage Medicare is completely unacceptable. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]Stop the Republican attack on Medicare. Click here to sign the petition. Ryan has wanted to destroy Medicare for years. His ultimate goal is to end Medicare as we know it and replace it with a privatized program in which seniors would get federal vouchers to help offset the cost of premiums charged by commercial insurance plans. It’s a trick designed to create the appearance of cutting costs by shifting some of the financial burden from the federal government to America’s seniors. If Ryan gets his way, folks who have been working their whole lives counting on Medicare in their retirement won’t ever be able to enroll in Medicare – instead, they will get a check that might help cover their premium for private insurance, if they are lucky.^4 The devastating budget bill that Ryan just pushed through the House would destroy the social safety net: slashing funding not just for Medicare, but also for Medicaid, affordable housing and Pell Grants. All so they can give the ultra-wealthy a 1.5 billion-dollar tax cut.^5 During his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly pledged that he would not attack Medicare, but since inauguration, he has only undermined the program. First he appointed Tom Price, who has a long history of opposing Medicare as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Price has since resigned over his use of tax payer-funded private jets, but another Trump appointee and fervent Medicare opponent, Mick Mulvaney, remains the budget director, where he has significant influence on social safety net spending.^6 These attacks on Medicare are enormously unpopular, and if we speak up now, we can stop cruel and reckless Republicans from gutting this essential program just so they can give a massive tax hand out to corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Stop the Republican attack on Medicare. Click the link below to sign the petition: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare Thank you for your activism, Kaili Lambe, Director of Organizing [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/Save_Medicare ]Sign the petition ► References:  1. Joan McCarter, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17036 ]House passes $4.2 trillion budget, sets up tax cuts for the rich and guts Medicare, Medicaid,” Daily Kos, Oct. 5, 2017.  2. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17029 ]Medicare Enrollment Dashboard,” accessed Oct. 3, 2017.  3. Dan Mangan, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17030 ]Medicare, Medicaid popularity high: Kaiser,” CNBC, July 17, 2017.  4. Josh Marshall, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17031 ]Ryan Plans to Phase Out Medicare in 2017,” TPM, Nov. 13, 2016.  5. McCarter, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17111 ]House passes $4.2 trillion budget, sets up tax cuts for the rich and guts Medicare, Medicaid.”  6. Nancy Altman and Linda Bensch, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17032 ]Five Ways Donald Trump Has Broken His Promise To Protect Social Security, Medicare And Medicaid In His First 100 Days, HuffPost, May 1, 2017.
· Mon, Oct 16 · obama

Did you forget to RSVP?
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· Mon, Oct 16 · obama

Switch Today to the EFF's Only 5-Star Carrier.
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· Mon, Oct 16 · obama

re: health care and taxes
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· Sun, Oct 15 · obama

Add your name: Protect access to birth control
[ act.credoaction.com/sign/hhs-birthcontrol ]Comments needed: Protect access to birth control The comment to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reads: “I strongly oppose the Department of Health and Human Services’ new rule that guts the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit. I also stand firmly against employers using religion to discriminate against women.” [ act.credoaction.com/sign/hhs-birthcontrol ]Take action now ► Dear Anne, [ act.credoaction.com/sign/hhs-birthcontrol ]Trump is trying to gut access to birth control The misogynist in chief has struck again. Donald Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just gutted the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control benefit.^1 Its new rule would allow any employer to use religion or morality as an excuse to ignore the ACA and refuse to provide employee health plans that cover no-cost contraception. Millions of women could lose access to birth control because of their employers’ personal religious beliefs. We need to show that there is massive opposition to this anti-women attack and go on the record against it now. The more comments we submit, the brighter the light we shine on Trump’s sexist regime. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/hhs-birthcontrol ]Comments needed: Protect access to birth control. Click here to submit your comment. Like other bigoted right-wing Republicans before him, Trump is using the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to enact a blatantly discriminatory policy. The RFRA was designed to protect religious minorities, but Republican extremists have used it to pass anti-LGBTQ laws in states across the country for years. HHS’ new rule is another perversion of the RFRA. It would: * Give employers the power to deny their employees contraceptive coverage based on a religious or moral objection. * Allow religiously affiliated universities to completely deny their students birth control coverage. The ACA’s birth control benefit gave 62.4 million women access to no-cost birth control and saved them an estimated $1.4 billion a year.^2 It is one of the ACA’s landmark reforms that reduced the cost of health care for women and made sure that insurance companies could not charge a person more for care based on their sex or gender. ACA provisions like the birth control benefit moved the fight for gender equality one huge step forward. This latest attack proves, once again, that Trump and his right-wing sexist regime are determined not only to demolish the ACA, but roll back women’s health and rights by any means necessary. Trump Republicans want to control women’s bodies and keep women in their place. They just passed a 20-week abortion ban in the House. They continue to advance policies that would significantly reduce access to contraception and defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers at the state and federal levels. And they refuse to call votes on bills to ensure equal pay or paid family leave. Under Trump, Republicans’ war on women and vendetta to destroy the ACA are escalating rapidly. We need to make sure that every single attack is met with massive public opposition. Will you submit a comment now? Comments needed: Protect access to birth control. Click the link below to submit your comment. [ act.credoaction.com/sign/hhs-birthcontrol ]act.credoaction.com/sign/hhs-birthcontrol Thank you for standing up for women’s health and rights, Nicole Regalado, Campaign Manager [ act.credoaction.com/go/111 ]CREDO Action from Working Assets Add your name: [ act.credoaction.com/sign/hhs-birthcontrol ]Take action now ► References:  1. Amy Goldstein, Juliet Eilperin and William Wan, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17263 ]Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate,” The Washington Post, Oct. 6, 2017.  2. National Women’s Law Center, “[ act.credoaction.com/go/17264 ]The Affordable Care Act’s Birth Control Benefit Is Working for Women,” accessed Oct. 10, 2017.
· Sun, Oct 15 · obama

Anne, your vote is worth $150,000
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· Sun, Oct 15 · obama

Monday: Join OFA's enrollment volunteer call
Friend -- Open enrollment starts November 1st, and OFA supporters are gearing up to spread the word and help get their friends, family members, and neighbors covered. This is especially crucial this year, as this administration keeps attempting to undermine Obamacare. They've already lowered the budget for enrollment outreach grants and advertisements, cut the sign-up period in half, and pulled out of supporting state-based events -- even though there are millions of Americans who need coverage. It's more important than ever that we step up and make sure everyone has the resources they need to find a plan that works for them. So on Monday, we'll be hosting a call to go over what we can do in our own communities, to make sure people in our areas have the information to successfully choose a health care plan through the marketplace and have quality coverage going into the new year. I hope you'll be able to join the call -- here are the details: What: ACA Enrollment Volunteer Call When: Monday, Oct. 16, 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT) RSVP: zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_shG2esDVRQaIoSxFaub7QA Thanks for all that you do, Saumya Saumya Narechania National Issues Campaign Manager Organizing for Action
· Sat, Oct 14 · obama

NFL players’ freedom of speech under attack>>
A new message from your friends at People For the American Way. *********************** Anne-- NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains a repeated target of attacks on cable news outlets and social media. His crime? Peacefully protesting U.S. police brutality, including unpunished murders of black people. Kaepernick famously "took a knee" during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice and police violence. His actions -- and those of other athletes (before him, and recently inspired by him) -- are well in keeping with America's proud heritage of peaceful dissent. And yet, many attribute his inability to get a job with the NFL to his brave decision to protest. Stand with NFL players and other athletes who are peacefully protesting police brutality>> act.pfaw.org/go/3608 In an intentionally divisive move, President Trump has inserted himself squarely into this debate, attacking Kaepernick, NBA star Steph Curry, and any player who expresses support for Kaepernick or for "taking a knee" during the anthem. He has encouraged the NFL to respond to players' peaceful protest by firing them. Through his threats of retaliation, the president is stoking divisions and potentially violating the First Amendment rights of athletes. He's setting a precedent that could be used against all Americans. What's more is Trump's clear hypocrisy -- while he sees white supremacists inciting violence in Charlottesville as "very fine people," players of color who use their First Amendment right to kneel in peaceful protest against police brutality and racial injustice are, according to him, "son[s] of a bitch." To: All NFL Team Owners and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell We need you to say loud and clear that you support athletes' -- and all Americans' -- right to free speech. We call on you to do more than make public statements: Act in solidarity with athletes who engage in peaceful protests. Protest is an action taken to call attention to demands for change. Expressing solidarity with protesters, accordingly, brings with it a responsibility to hear out those demands and engage in dialogue. We urge the league and owners to listen to, seriously consider, and respond to the players' expressed concerns and requests around racial equity and criminal justice reform. Sign the petition>> act.pfaw.org/go/3608 Thank you for all you do. Katie O'Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator
· Sat, Oct 14 · obama

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· Sat, Oct 14 · obama