GOP falls into its own trap on anti-hate bill

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Today’s Action: Support the Green New Deal

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House Republicans embarrassingly fall into their own trap in vote on anti-hate bill

The Republicans thought they had the Democrats in checkmate, but they could not have been more wrong.

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Twitter explodes in fury at news of Manafort’s slap-on-the-wrist sentence
The Reagan-appointed judge let Trump’s former chairman off the hook, and Americans are outraged.

Take Action: Demand obstruction of justice charges against Trump for dangling a pardon to influence Manafort!

Michael Cohen blindsides Trump with a major lawsuit
Trump’s former longtime lawyer saved the best for last.

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

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Speaker Pelosi sends Trump’s children an ominous message about the House’s investigations

Pressed by reporters on whether the president’s kids are off-limits, her answer put them on notice.

Apple CEO Tim Cooke expertly trolls Trump after Trump calls him “Tim Apple”
First, the president made an embarrassing mistake. Now, the shrewd tech executive roasted him.

The State Department rescinds a Russia-investigating journalist’s award over Trump

They didn’t like what she had to say and humiliated her for it.

Take Action: Make Trump testify under oath about what he knew about Trump Tower-Russia meeting!

Embassy staffers blow the lid off the incredibly shady details of Jared Kushner’s foreign trip
The president’s son-in-law is setting off alarms on Capitol Hill amidst the disturbing new revelations.

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

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

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Today’s Action: Support the Green New Deal

We are rapidly running out of time. According to the U.N., the effects of climate change could be irreversible by 2030 if not immediately checked. Meanwhile, our president pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord last year and has encouraged polluters, exacerbating global warming.

But Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY and “AOC” in social media) and Sen. Ed Markley have made waves by introducing the Green New Deal, a framework of goals and principles to confront climate change head-on while tackling America’s rampant income inequality. The resolution sets the stage for the 2020 presidential elections and beyond — and it should!

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has pushed for a quick vote on the Green New Deal, in order to shut it down before it gains momentum. Therefore, resistant moderate Democrats and Republicans need to hear from us TODAY that climate change is no longer a debatable topic.

Check to see whether your Representatives and Senators have co-sponsored the Green New Deal yet. If they have, thank them. If they haven’t, tell them to get on it ASAP, because Earth and her inhabitants are literally running out of time.

The Green New Deal aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition the United States to 100% renewable energy sources in a decade (we’re currently at 11%).

And it goes beyond that: creating new jobs (including solar power panel installation and manufacturing electric cars) and advocating for universal healthcare and basic living income.

It’s an incredible package that the entire planet and all her inhabitants need to survive….but we’ll be playing the long game with our current leadership. Our first big step is championing it in the House and advocating for it in the Senate, thereby guaranteeing its spot front and center in the 2020 elections (because a few Democrats *also* need a reminder).

Email or call (202.224.3121) your members of Congress and demand they cosponsor and support the Green New Deal. Already cosponsored (House/Senate)? Thank them, and encourage them to continue pushing forward.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop Trump from pardoning himself and his corrupt cronies, 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.