Supreme Court give Dems surprise win on gerrymandering

Stop Trump from using a technicality to deport a U.S. veteran's daughter!


Today’s Action: Host or attend a Democratic debate watch party!

Recently, Walter Shaub — President Obama’s ethics chief who resigned to protest Trump — tweeted his advice “to respond to our current crisis.” In a 13-part thread, he said contact Congress, get friends voting, donate and volunteer for good groups and candidates, run for office, stay informed, spread the word, and “sign petitions. Encourage people to sign petitions.”

In other words, keep up the good work OD Action community. Our efforts are making a difference.

Today’s Top Stories:

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win on racial gerrymandering in Virginia

Republicans’ scheme to cheat their way to power finally hit a roadblock.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Utah reinstate the judge who was suspended for criticizing Trump!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: McConnell strikes back at Jon Stewart with smug response

Feud escalates as the Republican Senate Leader shows a stunning lack of human compassion.

Take Action: Join Jon Stewart in demanding Trump and Congress get 9/11 first responders the care they deserve!

Congress won’t act to save our planet but you can

OD Action Partner: You can do your part with your own personal Green New Deal — and it’s free. Sign up to get clean energy at your home (even apartment) before the end of the month and get 4 energy efficient, LED lightbulbs as a thank you for taking the action that Trump and Congress won’t.

Climate change: Arctic permafrost now melting at levels not expected until 2090
Series of ‘anomalously warm summers’ caused ground to thaw, researchers say.

Take Action: Tell Democrats to support a Green New Deal before it’s too late!

An alt-right ‘incel’ is killed after rushing a Dallas federal building with an assault rifle

The slain domestic terrorist has a history of offensive political social media posts.

Trump tweets plan for mass deportations
They will be removed as fast as they come in,’ Trump tweeted.

Take Action: Contact your Members of Congress and urge them to end Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy that incarcerates and prosecutes families fleeing persecution and survivors of domestic violence.

Trump goes on an insecure rant about Fox News and his sinking re-election chances
His favorite network is struggling to toe the line and Trump is getting rattled.

Resist in style with progressive gifts and gear from Resistance Merch

OD Action Partner: Check out Resistance Merch for all your liberal swag needs. #ResistLikeIts1776

Trump to send 1,000 troops to Middle East as Iran tensions escalate
The war mongers in the ‘America First’ regime are slowly winning out.

U.S. Healthcare ranked worst in the developed world
Sometimes, you don’t get what you pay for.

Today’s Action: Host or attend a Democratic debate watch party!

The first round of Democratic debates are next week, Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 and 27. Two nights of debates…because we’ve got 20 candidates who have made the first cut (hitting certain donor and polling benchmarks*).

This is an exciting and critical time in our journey to defeat Trump in 2020. Getting voters pumped about candidates – and ensuring candidates are pushing our platforms – starts now. And there’s no better way to tackle both goals than by hosting or attending a debate watch party!

SwingLeft has all the info you need to host a Democratic debate watch party. Sign up here – or check for local events near you that you can join!

We don’t just want *any* new president. Just as the Great Depression opened up the doors for FDR and a generation of real progressive reforms, this new Trumpian rock bottom provides an opportunity to elect a president who will truly push America forward on issues like combatting climate change, implementing a strong, compassionate imigration policy, valuing women’s and minority rights, enacting tax policies that expand opportunity and benefit the majority of American (not just billionaires and corporations), and so much more.

And just as importantly, we need voters who are fired up. We need Democrats who don’t *just* show up on Election Day (we need that, for sure), but who are also inspired to make phone calls, canvass for candidates, register voters, and donate to help push a Democratic president across the finish line next November.

All of this begins with watching the debates, which helps us sort out whom to rally behind and how we want to be involved. So gather your friends and a few snacks and beverages…and welcome the official start of the 2020 election season.

Host or attend a Democratic debate watch party! If you need help planning, SwingLeft has the tools you need – and a list of events in case you don’t want to host!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop Trump from deporting a U.S. veteran’s daughter using a technicality, 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.