Ana Navarro destroys attempt to ‘birther’ Kamala Harris

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Today’s Action: Tell your Members of Congress to support universal background checks

Today’s Top Stories:

Republican Ana Navarro beautifully shoots down the right-wing’s attempt to “birther” Kamala Harris

The GOP strategist took to Twitter and immediately shot down the racist allegations from a prominent Trump fan.

Take Action: Demand Trump apologize for his racist insults against LeBron James and other Black Americans!

Los Angeles teachers’ union scores a historic victory against nefarious billionaires
After nearly a week of striking, the teachers of the nation’s largest public school district earned a huge win for their students.

Take Action: Another victory! Thank you for supporting LA’s teachers, students, and public schools!

People in all 50 states are defying Trump’s efforts to undo Obama’s climate saving legacy with this online service

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The new Democratic House Judiciary Committee takes aim at Brett Kavanaugh in stunning announcement

The accused sexual assailant thought he was out of hot water — but he was very, very wrong.

Take Action: Add your name to call for the release of the results of FBI’s investigation into Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault.

Trump gives pathetic excuse for Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ unprecedented behavior
The Republican president took to Twitter to defend his Press Secretary and ended up making things worse.

The FBI Agents Association issues a dire warning about Trump’s government shutdown

FBI agents are anonymously sounding the alarm about how the Republican president is putting Americans in danger.

Take Action: Tell the Senate: Take up the bill passed by the House and end the Trump shutdown NOW!

Trump’s ex-Special Assistant reveals how Trump humiliated Paul Ryan behind closed doors
It appears the President hated the former Speaker of the House as much as we did.

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Giuliani insisted there were no plans for Trump Tower Moscow — Buzzfeed published them ALL
Rudy Giuliani’s latest lie goes up in smoke.

Today’s Action: Tell your Members of Congress to support universal background checks

Approximately 90% of Americans support universal background checks on gun purchases. And now, both chambers of Congress have bills under consideration that reflect this. Democrats have introduced legislation that requires background checks on nearly all gun sales, including the elimination of major loopholes such as internet purchases and gun shows.

The bills are also simple: they don’t include any gun reform beyond background checks. Republicans will be forced to finally answer whether they’re for or against this common sense and incredibly popular safety precaution, rather than hiding behind the excuses around more controversial measures.

As the government shutdown continues, Democrats are committed to passing a spending bill before any other legislation — but they can still cosponsor this much-needed bill.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them you support universal background checks. Ask them to cosponsor the bill if they haven’t, and thank them if they already have! Click to see Senate and House co-sponsors.

An improved background check system might have prevented the 2015 white supremacy-inspired mass shooting at a historic Black church in Charleston, SC…ditto to the 2017 Sutherland Springs shooting that killed 25. And a Washington State study found that 1-in-10 online gun purchases were made by individuals who would have been otherwise prevented by background checks due to rape, domestic violence, and other charges.

Universal background checks are, of course, not the ‘final answer’ in gun safety (Parkland, Las Vegas, and other shooters used guns purchased with a background check). But, there is no question that it would save lives. An improved process is a first of many needed steps to not only help prevent future mass shootings…but save thousands of lives lost each year that never make the headlines.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and ask for their support and co-sponsoring of universal background check legislation. And if they’ve already co-sponsored (Senate/House), thank them!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Democrats to stand firm and end this shutdown without Trump’s border wall, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.