Michael Strahan shows up Trump over fast food debacle

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

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NFL icon Michael Strahan shows up Trump on Good Morning America over his fast food debacle

The former NY Giants star trolled Trump and hit him where it hurts in front of a national audience.

Giuliani whips himself into a frenzy trying to explain Trump’s collusion with Russia
Giuliani says that he “never said there was no collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia, claiming only that Trump himself was not involved in collusion.

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Michael Cohen accuses Trump of putting the lives of his family at risk

Trump’s longtime lawyer-turned state’s witness is in deep fear and sounding the alarm.

ICE tries to deport a U.S.-born Marine veteran, says ACLU
A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S. citizen born in Michigan.

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A Native American leader shreds Trump over his new racist attack

The Native American community is up in arms and the influential Tribal Chairman unleashed their anger.

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Nancy Pelosi sends Trump a letter demanding that he postpone his 2019 State of the Union Address
Trump wakes up to an unexpected piece of mail from the new Speaker of the House.

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Karen Pence is “excited” to be teaching at a school that doesn’t allow LGBTQ students or teachers
Vice President Mike Pence’s wife Karen has taken a job at at private school that doesn’t admit — or tolerate — LGBTQ students or employees.

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 to stop big banks from joining Trump in screwing over furloughed federal workers, 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.