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Donald Trump Jr. rudely trashes Greta Thunberg over her TIME Person of the Year Award

Barely a week after declaring teens off-limits for political attacks, the president’s son threw a fit over the young climate activist’s coveted recognition.

Take Action: Hold Donald Trump Jr. accountable for outing the alleged whistleblower and jeopardizing his safety!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Top Democrats trounce Lindsey Graham with epic rebuttal at Senate hearing

The disgraceful display by Trump’s Senate yes-man got exposed for the fraud that it is.

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Giuliani ally Parnas got $1 million from Russia just before arrest
Prosecutors want to know what Trump’s lawyer’s henchman was doing for the money and have requested he be jailed while they find out.

Take Action: Investigate Devin Nunes for conspiring with Giuliani and Trump to extort Ukraine for political gain.

Trump invites pastor who said Jews will go to hell to speak at Hanukkah ceremony
The president demeaned the sacred day by inviting a controversial radical to the occasion.

Lindsey Graham compares FBI’s treatment of Trump to their infamous treatment of MLK
The president’s Senate lapdog used a horrendously offensive comparison to excuse Trump’s misdeeds.

17 former Watergate prosecutors urge Congress to impeach and convict Trump
They have seen presidential abuse of power up close and are calling Trump out.

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Kentucky’s newly elected Democatic governor to restore voting rights to 100,000 convicted felons
“By taking this step, by restoring these voting rights, we declare that everyone counts in Kentucky. We all matter.”

Investigation into alleged FBI leaks to Giuliani during 2016 campaign is ongoing, DOJ watchdog says
Days before the FBI announced it had reopened the Clinton email investigation, Giuliani said the Trump campaign had “a couple of things up our sleeve.”

House votes to provide a pathway to citizenship for thousands of undocumented farmworkers
The Democatic bill would provide legal stability for 15% of the country’s agriculture workers who are being exploited despite working hard and contributing to our economy.

Trump publicly minimizes impeachment while he stews privately
What Trump publicly decries as “the lightest, weakest impeachment” has gotten way under his thin skin behind closed doors.


Today’s Action: Tell our leaders to reverse Trump’s changes to food stamps

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP (or “food stamps”), is one of the most highly-regarded social safety nets in our country, helping to feed more than 42 million Americans a year. Predominantly serving families with children, the elderly, and disabled Americans. SNAP is an absolute lifesaving necessity.

Which, of course, is why Trump is wrecking it.

Trump has proposed changes to SNAP that are expected to knock millions of Americans off the program, an 11% reduction in beneficiaries. Nearly 700,000 Americans will lose benefits due to work requirements that have already taken effect (for the heartbreaking reality of what this looks like, check out this Atlantic article).

Two other changes, concerning how most states automatically enroll families into SNAP if they receive other benefits, will cut SNAP access entirely to 3.7 million households, reduce monthly benefits for 5.2 million, and bump nearly 1 million students off of free or reduced lunch programs.

Call or email your Members of Congress and State Reps, and tell them to take legislative action to reverse Trump’s recent attacks on SNAP. And follow your call with a letter to the editor of your local newspaper… because the loss of SNAP is something every American should be moved by.

The work-requirement rule has existed in other forms since 1996, but with state ability to waive the restriction. Trump’s change eliminates the waiver, cementing the policy.

And local areas that tested pilot programs of the Trump version of this plan saw a severe increase in food instability and pressure on local charities to pick up where SNAP dropped off. This so-called right-wing ‘solution’ to unemployment is completely inhumane, unsupported by research and testing, and an unwelcome throwback to an American era before social safety nets existed.

We must speak up now for those with fewer resources to fight for themselves, and keep SNAP the catch-all for poverty-driven hunger that it was designed to be.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and State reps, and tell them to speak out and reverse Trump’s changes to SNAP. And, reach Republican and Democratic voters alike by writing a letter to your local newspaper editor.

Trump’s stigmatization and punishment of the poor and hungry is a betrayal of those most in need, and we cannot allow this to happen without a fight.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Betsy DeVos to ensure clean drinking water in all public schools, 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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