Sally Yates destroys Trump’s exoneration fantasies

Demand Attorney General Barr resign after betraying the public trust to protect Trump


Today’s Action: Fight white supremacy – and its weapons

Today’s Top Stories:

Sally Yates destroys Trump supporters exoneration fantasies in brutal Sunday interview

Trump may have fired her, but she is getting the last laugh.

Take Action: Add your name to call for Trump to be charged with obstruction of justice!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump tells most disgusting lie imaginable about executing live babies

This is beyond abhorrent.

Take Action: Tell Congress to stand up for women’s healthcare. Don’t defund Planned Parenthood!

Wind turbines do not cause cancer. But pollution from the fossil fuel industry does.

OD Action Pick: Do your part to save the planet and support clean, renewable wind power at home — even apartments — at no cost. Plus, receive 4 free LED light bulbs as a thank you.

Ocasio-Cortez torches Kellyanne Conway for implying she didn’t care about massacre victims
Trump’s counselor tried to smear her on live TV and immediately paid for it.

War breaks out between the Attorney General and the House Judiciary Committee

With Attorney General William Barr and Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler locking horns, a constitutional crisis is rapidly brewing.

Texas Republicans forced to admit their ‘voter fraud’ panic was a lie
Texas tried to purge 95,000 people from the voter rolls by claiming they voted illegally. But it was all a lie.

National Guards in four states defy Trump’s trans troops ban
The president’s shameful bigotry will not go unchallenged.

Take Action: Demand Trump end his transgender ban and allow these brave service members to serve openly!

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OD Action Partner: Use Code FREESHIP419d06689 at Resistance Merch through May4th for free shipping on shirts, mugs and more.

Today’s Action: Fight white supremacy – and its weapons

Today we mourn the loss of life at the Congregation Chabad in Pomway, CA, where a shooter entered a synagogue during Shabbat services on the last day of Passover, killing one and injuring several others. The death toll could have been higher, had the shooter’s gun not jammed. This hate crime has landed six months after the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, which claimed 11 lives.

Although the exact weapon has not been confirmed, witnesses have reported an “AR-type assault weapon,” an automatic or semi-automatic gun designed for one purpose: to kill en masse. And, the type of gun New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern banned within days of the Christchurch mosque shooting, which killed 50 Muslims.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them to follow New Zealand’s lead for a national ban on all semi-automatic weapons. Protecting 2nd Amendment rights does not mean allowing weapons with mass-murdering capabilities into our places of worship, schools, and public gatherings.

Contrary to what Republicans and their NRA funders claim, after Australia banned semi-automatic weapons in 1996, gun deaths plummeted and the murder rate began a steady decline that continues more than two decades later

The Pomway shooter’s manifesto was clear: white supremacy that reflected the irrational and manufactured fear of white displacement. Taking direct inspiration from the Christchurch mosque shooter, he also set fire to an Escondido, CA mosque two weeks ago.

This fear of white displacement is not new, and has been used by right-wing governments and dictators around the world to push for anti-immigration, anti-refugee, and anti-religious-minority policies. And as Trump and the GOP continue their crusade against people of color, removing the weapons of this hatred will be one way to save lives even as we fight to educate and legislate against violent and racist ideology.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand a ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons. Remind them that New Zealand has already taken this step in response to the Christchurch shootings.

To all our Jewish OD Action community members and to all who mourn, our thoughts are very much with you.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for William Barr to resign after he betrayed his constitutional obligation to the American public, 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.