NY launches ‘death penalty’ probe of Trump Organization

Trump's buget steals from education and Medicare to give to the rich and build his stupid wall! It must be rejected.


Today’s Action: Take a stand for Native women, pass Savanna’s Act

Today’s Top Stories:

New York’s Attorney General opens a “death penalty” probe of the Trump Organization

The president’s already sizeable legal troubles are about to get a hundred times worse.

Take Action: Tell Congress to censure Trump for continued and egregious abuse of power!

Trump leaves nation bewildered with bizarre rant about airplane pilots’ intelligence
The president left Americans scratching their heads in disbelief with his weird tweetstorm.

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 Utah Jazz ban a Trumper for life after racist tirade against star Black player

The Oklahoma Thunder’s Russel Westbrook got into a heated exchange with the pro-Trump Jazz fan and he paid the price.

Take Action: Help support the Black Lives Matter Movement. Read I-D’s guide to the 10 ways you can stand in solidarity, proactively and effectively, with the movement.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka engulfed in new Air Force jet flight scandal
The President’s daughter and her husband are intent on living comfy on the taxpayer dime — no matter how many rules they have to bend.

Take Action: Jared Kushner is a threat to national security. Demand Trump’s son-in-law’s clearance be revoked!

Betsy DeVos takes a sledgehammer to the Constitution’s separation of church and state

Trump’s Education Secretary undid hundreds of years of precedent and made our founding fathers turn over in their graves.

Take Action: Tell Betsy DeVos to rescind her rules that make it easier for people to get away with rape on campus!

White House reporters reveal the Boeing CEO’s desperate call to Trump after the Ethiopian plane crash
With his world crumbling around him, the airline’s top executive threw a Hail Mary.

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.

A Muslim US Marine veteran shreds Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro over Ilhan Omar
The brave patriot saw her attack on the Muslim Congresswoman and publicly exposed Pirro.

Today’s Action: Take a stand for Native women, pass Savanna’s Act

It’s a non-negotiable, stark, and heartbreaking fact. Native women in the United States face astounding, disproportionate rates of violence. More than four in five are victims of violence in their lifetimes, and 56% face sexual violence.

Our current institutions fail these women. In 2016 alone, 5,712 cases of missing or murdered Native women were reported, but only 116 of these were logged in the Department of Justice database. Institutionalized racism and sexism has long kept the dangerous plight of Native women in the shadows…but Savanna’s Act aims to shed some light.

Call or email your Senators and ask them to cosponsor and approve Savanna’s Act. Remind them that last year’s Senate passed Savanna’s Act unanimously – and you expect them to do the same now.

Former Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) first introduced Savanna’s Act in 2017, a widely-supported bipartisan bill to increase communication between federal and local authorities, strengthen crime data collection, and hold accountable law enforcement agencies that don’t follow the law.

But in late December 2018, after passing the Senate unanimously, the bill was blocked in the House by the former House Judiciary Chair (who is no longer in office and whose party is no longer in control) because he didn’t like the sound of police being held accountable for actually doing their jobs (we do not miss him). Heitkamp did not win re-election, but Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has re-introduced the bill.

Native women urgently need our support. With a new Congress in session, both chambers must start from scratch to pass Savanna’s Act – so let’s push them forward as quickly as possible.

Contact your Senators and tell them to co-sponsored Savanna’s Act immediately. If they already have, thank them!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Congress to reject Trump’s reckless budget, 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.