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Today’s Action: Flip a House seat on August 7th — phonebank this weekend!

Today’s Top Stories:

Lebron and Obama
“Feels more than a little racist”: reactions to Trump’s attack on LeBron

Trump takes a break from dog-whistling the NFL to attack LeBron James… [more]

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump fire the white supremacists in the White House!

A new report reveals the NRA is on the verge of financial collapse
A stunning new legal filing hung the NRA’s dirty laundry out to dry for the whole nation to see.

Take Action: Sign the petition to demand the FBI give the NRA the designation it has earned: Domestic Terrorist Organization

Obama and Solar Energy
People In All 50 States Are Defying Trump’s Efforts To Undo Obama’s Climate Saving Legacy With This Online Service

OD Action Partner: Arcadia Power is offering a way for all Americans to join the green power movement — free. No installation, no contract, $20 off your next electric bill.

Toyota plant
Trump trade war will add $3,000 to price of some popular pickup trucks, minivans, Toyota says

Toyota says a 25 percent tariff on automotive imports would raise prices even for vehicles made in the U.S.… [more]

Take Action: Add your name to revoke Trump’s ignorant, economy-killing tariffs!

Federal Judge calls government plan to reunify migrant families ‘Disappointing’
A U.S. District Judge says that he will order the government to appoint a single point person to oversee the reunification process… [more]

Seth Owens
After fundraiser goes viral, Georgetown awards gay valedictorian full scholarship

A fundraiser to help pay for Seth Owen’s college tuition reached nearly $130,000 as of Friday afternoon… [more]

Take Action: Help fight homophobia in our communities. Read this guide on 10 ways you can support gay rights.

Manafort trial day 4: Accountant concedes possible wrongdoing, Manafort’s double life
Manafort’s accountant admitted at his tax- and bank-fraud trial Friday that she filed tax returns she thought contained false information and that she may have committed a crime in doing so… [more]

An ex-NASA astronaut gives an out-of-this-world response to Trump’s ridiculous “space force” plan
The former commander of the International Space Station tore into the President with a blistering message he can’t ignore.

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People are saying Trump wants apology from progressive merch store

OD Action Partner: Resistance Merch refuses to back down, instead doubles down with new products! Gear up for the resistance today.

Today’s Action: Flip a House seat on August 7th — phonebank this weekend!

Democrats only need to win 23 seats in the House to flip blue this November. 23 out of 435. And, a whopping 78 of those 435 seats are considered highly competitive swing district possibilities (where Hillary won, or lost by only a little).

This Tuesday, August 7th, is our next big chance at one of those 23 seats. Democrat Danny O’Connor is running in Ohio’s 12th District, a GOP stronghold that hasn’t elected a Democrat since the 80’s, and voted for Trump by 11 points… Except polls show O’Connor in a dead heat with his GOP opponent, thanks to Ohio-voter dissatisfaction with the GOP’s slaughtering of social services.

This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. No matter where you live, join the #BlueWave and help push this House seat over the finish line by volunteering a few hours to phone bank for Danny O’Connor (all from the comfort if your living room).

O’Connor is a fresh voice for Ohio, a lawyer and small-business owner who has dedicated years of work to helping veterans and battling homelessness — a Democrat who wants to expand healthcare, fight for family leave, and protect Social Security and Medicare.

In short, we need him in the House. But to achieve that, O’Connor needs phone bank volunteers to push Ohio Democrats out the door and into polling booths this Tuesday.

Intimidated by phone banking? Don’t be – your calling-list comprises registered Democrats and those who have already expressed interest in the O’Connor campaign. They don’t need to be convinced…they literally just need a reminder to vote.

Join #BlueWave efforts and phone bank for Danny O’Connor this weekend! Sign up to make calls to Ohio Democrats from your own living room.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop Trump from giving the NRA’s favorite lawyer a lifetime judicial seat, 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.