Historian humiliates Eric Trump over JFK remarks

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Today’s Action: Tell the House to support universal healthcare!

Today’s Top Stories:

A historian publicly humiliates Eric Trump for ignorant JFK remarks

The president’s son tried to smear Democrats but got schooled instead.

Take Action: Tell Congress: Censure Trump for abusing presidential power for his own personal gain!

Australian ex-foreign minister reveals Melania dissed her with an oblivious gaffe
During a United Nations reception, the American first lady demonstrated her lack of awareness to the foreign leader.

Each year, the average American spends $1,200 on electricity from fossil fuels and thinks about it for 11 minutes

OD Action Partner: You can take action today by signing up your utility account for clean energy at no cost. Plus, receive 4 free LED light bulbs as a thank you.

The NY Times humiliates Mike Pence by disproving a major Trump team talking point

The Trump team has been going on and on about this story for weeks now — and it was exposed as a lie the entire time.

Take Action: It cost $20 million to clean up the mess of the Pence family business, and taxpayers paid the bill. Make them pay us back!

Trump responds to February’s abysmal jobs report with a delusional rant
With the wheels coming off the Trump economy, he took to Twitter to do damage control.

Audio surfaces of Fox News host Tucker Carlson defending child rape and insulting women

The audio footage from 2009 threatens to derail controversial conservative host’s career.

Take Action: Demand TV networks like Fox and Sinclair disclose when they are forced to repeat corporate propaganda

Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro sets off a storm of outrage with disgustingly racist attack on Ilhan Omar
The president’s favorite interviewer crossed a serious line in her latest outburst.

Pantsuit Politics hosts release the ultimate guide to discourse in the Trump era

OD Action Pick: “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” is an OD Action favorite and one of the best reviewed political books of 2019.

Today’s Action: Tell the House to support universal healthcare!

Our country spends more on healthcare than almost any other in the world — but our health results rank tragically low compared to other wealthy nations, especially for women, people of color, and low-income communities.

But more than 100 Democrats in the House have cosponsored a bill to create universal healthcare. The Medicare for All Act seeks to finally provide what even Obamacare couldn’t secure: a single-payer (government-funded) healthcare system that guarantees quality medical coverage for every single American (and yes, even immigrants!)

And what’s more: it could save the United States (and taxpayers) $350 billion a year, even as it’s saving lives and guaranteeing the right to healthcare.

Call or email your Representatives and urge them to cosponsor The Medicaid for All Act (and if they already have cosponsored, thank them!) Tell them universal, quality healthcare should be a right — especially a plan that costs billions less than our current system.

The Medicare for All Act would cut our impossibly high healthcare costs by setting standardized prices for medical procedures, creating budgets based on previous years’ actual spending (preventing false cost inflation), and easing the path to more affordable generic lifesaving medications.

Further, the act seeks to cut administrative spending, which accounts for 25% of healthcare costs. Without the need for hospital employees to sort through thousands of insurance plans, the elimination of market cap motivation, and little marketing budget needed in a single-payer system, The Medicare for All Act trims the spending significantly without touching the quality care provided.

Seems like a healthy choice to us.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Representatives and ask them to cosponsor The Medicaid for All Act – and thank them if they’ve already signed on!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for Congress to pass paid parental leave, 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.