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Today’s Action: Raise the national minimum wage

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The pro-Trump manifesto of the New Zealand mosque mass shooter surfaces

A man live-streamed himself gunning down innocent Muslims at a mosque. Now, we know why.

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Ocasio-Cortez humiliates Mark Meadows and Wilbur Ross after shredding them in hearing
The freshman Congresswoman took a well-deserved victory lap that’s bound to leave a mark.

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Each year, the average American spends $1,200 on electricity from fossil fuels and thinks about it for 11 minutes

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Trump issues a wounded response to betrayal vote by Senate Republicans against border “emergency”

Minutes after his own party hung him out to dry on his biggest obsession, he went to Twitter to do damage control.

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Trump’s insecurities were on full display Thursday morning when asked about the new Democratic 2020 candidate.

Ireland’s first openly-gay prime minister introduces Mike Pence to his boyfriend


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Trump kicks British Prime Minister Theresa May while she’s down with a delusional dig
Asked about her struggle to negotiate Brexit, he lost his marbles.

Pantsuit Politics hosts release the ultimate guide to discourse in the Trump era

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Today’s Action: Raise the national minimum wage

Could you live on it? Do you live on it? The current national minimum wage is $7.25/hour…more accurately known as “starvation wage.”

A majority of Democrats in both chambers of Congress are cosponsoring the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which would bring the national minimum wage to $15/hour by 2024 and keep pace with inflation thereafter.

If passed, the new law would raise wages for 40 million Americans, about 30% of the total workforce, including 40% of African Americans and one-third of Latinx workers, and put as much as $144 billion back into the economy.

Call or email your Members of Congress and ask them to cosponsor the Raise the Wage Act of 2019. If they have already cosponsored (House/Senate), thank them!

Three out of five minimum wage jobs are held by women, including 6 million mothers. 9 million children with at least one working parent still live below the poverty line. This act would bring that number down dramatically.

If you currently work for less than $15/hour and are living the painful truth that the minimum wage hasn’t budged since 2009, we don’t need to convince you of the benefits of this act.

If you work above $15/hour, you’ll still see the impact too. Beyond the massive ethical implications of guaranteeing living wages for all, lifting families out of poverty means fewer of your tax dollars spent on social services, empowering and uplifting poorer populations, and more money sent back into our economy by new spenders.

It’s a win all-around, and a national movement that’s been in the works for years. Let’s see it across the finish line.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand their support of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019. Check their cosponsor status (House/Senate) — if they aren’t on this list, ask them why they don’t want to support working families?

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand Sarah Huckabee Sanders retract her proven lies about “terrorists at Mexico’s border”, 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.