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Today’s Action: Stop Trump from using a state of emergency for his stupid wall

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The Department of Justice gives Trump a jarring wake-up call about his national emergency

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Nancy Pelosi torches Trump’s emergency declaration and taunts him with ominous threat

The Speaker of the House heard the news and immediately fired back.

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Trump launches a disgusting Valentine’s Day attack on the FBI
After Andrew McCabe’s bombshell about removing Trump from office, the president absolutely lost it.

Trump is busted begging FOX News hosts to help him cover up his embarrassing wall defeat

The Republican president’s team is pulling out all the stops to protect the president’s ego from the humiliating sting.

Conservatives are panicking over Trump’s emergency wall declaration and it is glorious
Every Republican with half a brain is losing their minds right now, and it is IMMENSELY satisfying.

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Today’s Action: Stop Trump from using a state of emergency for his stupid wall

Despite 6 in 10 Americans being against it, Congress voting to move forward without it, and a crisis that only exists in the president’s head, Trump is desperate to build a border wall to please his rabid base. And since the bipartisan budget plan in Congress doesn’t give him the funding he needs, Trump has announced he will declare a national state of emergency.

There is NO emergency (undocumented immigrant numbers have actually dropped), and it would be a violent, anti-democratic, dictator-like power grab to move forward in this manner.

Call or email your Members of Congress, and tell them to act swiftly if Trump declares a state of emergency to build his racist border wall. They’ll need to 1) immediately pass a resolution to end the emergency and block any funds for the wall, and 2) launch an investigation into abuses of power.

While you’re on the phone, tell your Senators to cosponsor S.326, which would prevent Trump from using an emergency declaration on a wall before he even attempts it.

Using a state of emergency for an unwanted, unneeded monument to xenophobia is hardly legal. But it’s been used to justify Japanese internment camps and post-9/11 torture…and the wall would fall into the same shameful camp. Unless Congress stops it.

Congress is a ruling body equal to the presidency. For two years, Republicans in both chambers bent over backward to give Trump what he wanted. Now, Trump needs to grow up past a toddler’s understanding of negotiation and learn that throwing a tantrum won’t get him anywhere.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to plan ahead if Trump declares a state of emergency to build his wall. Demand they immediately pass a resolution to end the emergency, block any wall funding, and investigate Trump’s abuse of power.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to tell Congress to censure Trump for abusing presidential power for his own personal gain, 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.


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