Oprah makes huge Florida school shooting announcement

Reject Trump's cruel attempt to deny healthy food for low-income families

Today’s Action: Protect the Civil Rights of Disabled Americans

Today’s Top Stories:

Oprah announcement

Oprah throws her hat into the ring over Florida school shooting with huge announcement
The development is causing a massive headache for Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Trump’s accuser responds to his denial tweet with a demand he can’t ignore
Trump denied ever knowing her. Her response has the entire nation clamoring.

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Shooting Victims

Florida Republicans pull a shameful move right in front of school shooting survivors
They went to the state Capitol and experienced a disgusting display.

Trump’s FCC announces it will officially rescind Net Neutrality on Thursday
The development has left Americans infuriated.

Parkland Student

The Florida shooting survivor Trump Jr. attacked yesterday issues the perfect response
Parkland’s David Hogg saw the First Son’s unprovoked smear and showed him what really makes American “great.”

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A Florida school massacre survivor signs something that has Trump cowering
Fellow survivor Emma Gonzalez snapped a photo that is striking fear in the hearts of Republicans.

Resistance Merch

Get the gear that’s got Trump’s panties in a bunch
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Today’s Action: Protect the Civil Rights of Disabled Americans

In what seems more and more like a concerted effort by Republicans to threaten the security of every at-risk member of the U.S. population, Republicans are zeroing in on a new target: Disabled Americans. Last Thursday, the House passed a bill to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – and the vote expected to move to the Senate.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators today and tell them to preserve the integrity of the Americans with Disabilities Act and vote NO on any bill that would weaken it.

Most egregious among the bill’s proposals is the removal of penalties for businesses who fail to make their premises accessible, completely neutering the protections provided by the monumental ADA.

Euphemistically titled “The ADA Education and Reform Act,” businesses would effectively be free to discriminate against Americans with disabilities.

The bill further puts the onus of reporting and suing inaccessible businesses on disabled citizens. At best, a massive emotional burden. At worst, an insurmountable financial hurdle. And in the meantime, no access.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who lost both of her legs in service to our country, gave a personal account the beautifully summed up the need for a strong ADA and summed up the unabashed cruelty of the Republican proposal.

“I understand that not everyone thinks about these things because for most of my adult life I didn’t either,” Duckworth tweeted. “But the truth is that everyone is just one bad day away from needing accessible options the #ADA requires to help them get around.”

Call your Senators today and tell them to stand up for the civil rights of Disabled Americans and vote NO on any bill that weakens the ADA. Does America REALLY need to be making it easier to discriminate right now?

PS: Just because the bill passed in the House doesn’t mean they shouldn’t hear from us after the fact. Visit GovTrack.Us to see how your Representative voted – and let them know your disappointment if they voted Yes.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition rejecting Trump’s cruel attempt to deny healthy food for low-income families, and join the vast majority of Americans demanding Congress protect Dreamers NOW!