Speaker Pelosi declares war on Trump and Barr

Charge Trump’s Attorney General with perjury for lying to Congress!


Today’s Action: Support paid leave for family care

Today’s Top Stories:

Speaker Pelosi declares war on Trump and Barr in sudden full-on blitz

The shameful display from Trump’s attorney general provoked a firestorm from the Democratic leader.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Black congresswoman DESTROYS Trump’s labor secretary over women’s health

Rep. Lauren Underwood, a black congresswoman (and nurse) destroys Trump’s labor secretary over women’s health rights in a fiery exchange on the floor of congress.

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

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Bush’s ethics chief demands Trump fire Kellyanne Conway after she violated federal law AGAIN
The president’s right-hand woman flagrantly broke the law this week — and Richard Painter is up in arms.

Kamala Harris fires back at Trump’s “very nasty” comments with a clapback he can’t afford to ignore

The California Senator and expert prosecutor sent shivers down the President’s spine with her response to his childish attacks.

Take Action: Charge Trump with obstruction of justice!

Social media tears into Trump after his weird, uncomfortable speech at National Day of Prayer
The president left his audience confused and the internet outraged.

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Leaked racist text messages full of slurs sets off a major scandal for Tennessee Republicans
The Tennessee statehouse was plunged into turmoil after the release of these appalling messages.

Take Action: Tell Twitter: No more excuses. Ban white supremacists NOW!

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Today’s Action: Support paid leave for family care

Under our current system, if you are sick, have a sick family member, new child, or an elderly parent, and you need to take time off from work…chances are you’ll be walking away from a paycheck.

About 38% of Americans currently have access and the ability to take unpaid leave, through the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — but the majority either do not have this privilege or even if they do, simply cannot afford to leave work for a length of time.

The Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act proposes to fix this, creating a national paid family and medical leave insurance plan that will cover you and provide a paycheck for when (we hope it never happens, but if it happens) you need to take time off to care for a loved one.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them you support paid family and medical leave, and they should too. Check to see if your reps have cosponsored yet (House/Senate), and thank them if they have!

The FAMILY Act will cover nearly all U.S. workers:

  • 12 weeks of of paid leave (up to 66% of current missed wages, up to $4000 a month) for the birth or adoption of a child or care for your own or a family member’s medical issues.
  • Applicable to nearly all workers, including part-time, self-employed, low-wage, and younger employees
  • Funded responsibly through employer and employee contribution, but no more than 2 cents per $10 earned in any paycheck, and available for ALL who need it, when they need it.

It’s an awesome social net that all workers deserve…regardless of political party.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and ask them to cosponsor the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. Check to see if your reps have signed on yet (House/Senate)!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to charge Trump’s Attorney General with perjury for lying to Congress, 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.