Ivanka tries to downplay mass shootings and gets roasted

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Today’s Action: Abolish the death penalty

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Ivanka tries to pull attention away from mass shootings and gets raked over the coals

As her father gets hammered with criticism over his lack of action, her comments only stirred the hornet nest.

Take Action: Stop Trump giving Ivanka and Jared important jobs they have no qualifications for!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Kellyanne goes off the rails defending Trump amid shooting

Her shameless defense of the indefensible reached a new low.

Take Action: Demand Trump take responsibility for his hateful rhetoric and stop inciting violent attacks!

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As El Paso begs him to stay away, Trump attacks Beto befor “healing” visit
O’Rourke hit back at Trump, tweeting that “22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism.”

Trump misspells his own name and Twitter cannot stop laughing

The president’s morning tweetstorm ended in a flood of embarrassment and mockery.

Thin-skinned Trump attacks Obama for statement on shootings
The former president didn’t even mention him in his powerful statement.

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Officers on horseback lead a black suspect through the streets by rope
The police chief apologized for the despicable display

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Alaska’s sea ice has completely melted away
Politicians on the right continue to treat humanity’s greatest threat like a nuissance to be ignored.

A Catholic bishop in Texas is publicly acknowledges Trump’s racism
Christian leaders cannot afford to ignore the president’s defiance of the beliefs they espouse.

Cyntoia Brown, alleged sex trafficking victim who was convicted of murder, released from prison
The victim who acted only in self-defense is finally free!

Take Action: Another victory for activists demanding justice!

Venezuela, Uruguay, Japan warn citizens about traveling to the US because of mass shootings
Travelers should be wary of Trump’s America.

Today’s Action: Abolish the death penalty

In 1989, Donald Trump bought a full-page newspaper ads calling for the death penalty to be reinstated in New York. The ad was in direct response to “The Central Park 5,” five boys of color wrongfully convicted of the brutal rape of a young white woman. The young men each served years in prison before they were fully exonerated. Trump has never apologized, and thankfully, all of the men are still alive.

Two decades later, Trump’s violent hatred for people of color is clear…and so is his blood-lust for execution. He and his Justice department have announced that they will begin executing federal prisoners after nearly two decades…and instead of seeking a solution to our gun violence epidemic last week, Trump called for the death penalty against the Dayton and El Paso shooters to distract from his own culpability and inaction.

But beyond being a unjust and inhumane policy that has no place in our society (which is enough to abolish it), the death penalty in the United States disproportionately affects people of color to a drastic degree.

Call or email your Representatives and tell them to support and cosponsor the abolishment of federal executionsH.R.4052.

Since 2002, 12 white people have been executed for deaths of black victims while 178 Black people have been executed for deaths of white victims. This gross bias plays out at both the state and federal level.

Even if the racial bias weren’t screaming out at us; the death penalty still needs to go, from an ethical and humane standpoint, for the fact that it doesn’t reduce crime, and for the times we’ve executed the innocent. The death penalty is disappearing around the world.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-OH), part of “the Squad” of four freshmen Congresswomen of color subjected to racist attacks by Trump last month, has introduced the legislation to abolish the state sanctioned executions. And there isn’t much time – the next executions are now slated for January 2020.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Representatives and tell them to support the abolishment of capital punishment — cosponsor H.R.4052.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for the resignation of the Republican Rep who blamed trans Americans and gay marriage for mass shootings, 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.