Michael Cohen admits crimes ordered by Trump

White supremacists don't belong in Congress! Call for the resignation of racist, pro-Trump Rep. Steve King


Today’s Action: Join the 3rd Annual Women’s March tomorrow!

BREAKING: Trump directed Michael Cohen to commit a federal crime by lying to Congress about Trump Tower Russia

Today’s Top Stories:

Lindsey Graham scolds Trump for cancelling Nancy Pelosi’s troop visit in petty retaliation

The Republican Senator saw his own party’s president’s antics and put him in his place.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Democrats to block all Senate business until McConnell and Trump reopen the government!

Michael Cohen admits that Trump forced him to rig various influential election polls in his favor
Trump’s longtime personal attorney took his backstabbing to a whole new level.

Take Action: Sign the petition to tell Congress to censure Trump for abusing presidential power for his own personal gain!

Thousands more migrant kids separated from parents under Trump than previously reported
A government report says thousands more migrant children were separated from parents under Trump than reported and whether they were reunified is unknown.

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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Trump tried to illegally withhold disaster relief money from Puerto Rico

Trump’s handling of his one big external crisis remains terrifying.

House floor erupts after lawmaker shouts ‘Go back to Puerto Rico’
The House floor erupted when an unidentified Republican congressman yelled a controversial racially charged remark across the aisle.

Trump pulls a pathetic stunt to punish Nancy Pelosi for refusing to hold his State of the Union Address

First, the Democratic Speaker of the House humiliated him. Now, he lashed out like a child and exposed secret information out of spite.

Rudy Giuliani admits that Trump has been lying about collusion with Russia for the last two years
Trump has spent his entire presidency telling a big whopper. Now, his own lawyer has exposed him.

Take Action: Add your name to make Trump testify under oath about what he knew about Trump Tower-Russia meeting!

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Today’s Action: Tell the House to pass H.R.1 and overturn Citizens United

The Democratic-led House’s first piece of legislation, H.R.1, is an agenda-setting piece of government accountability and democracy reform. We’ve previously covered how H.R.1 would require Trump to release his tax returns and restore the Voter Rights Act to full power. Today, we’re focusing on third aspect: H.R.1 would overturn Citizens United.

Citizens United vs FEC was a 2010 Supreme Court decision that determined, when it comes to campaign donations, corporations are people. Immediately following, the ruling Speechnow.org vs FEC removed the cap on donation amounts to political action committees (PACs) that don’t work directly with candidates.

The result: Super PACs, and billions of anonymous “dark money” dollars spent each election cycle, passed through by special interest organizations. Super PACs act as an auxiliary arm to political campaigns – and corporations are only limited by their own bank accounts.

Campaign finance reform, and H.R.1, begins with overturning Citizens United through legislation.

Call or email your Representative and ask them to co-sponsor and — once they’ve ended the government shutdown — push forward H.R.1, without watering it down. And if they’ve already co-sponsored, thank them!

As it tackles campaign finance reform (which 82% of voter support), H.R.1 wouldn’t stop at ending Citizens United. To heighten public transparency, H.R.1 would require Super PACs to disclose their donors to the public, and Facebook/Twitter to reveal the source and money spent on political advertisements on their platforms.

H.R.1 would also encourage small donations through a federal matching program that boosts donations under $200 six times over, thereby incentivizing candidates to seek the support of the average voter.

In short, it’s a badly needed piece of legislation to restore public transparency, access, and control over who represents us in our government.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Representative and tell them to co-sponsor and, once the government shutdown is resolved, pass H.R.1. Be sure to check whether they’ve already co-sponsored, so that you can thank them while you encourage them to aggressively move it forward.

P.S. Thus ends our 3-part breakdown of H.R.1. If you missed Parts 1 and 2, check them out now!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for the resignation of racist, pro-Trump Rep. Steve King, 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.