Trump bars Democrat from event for massacre memorial

The Amazon is on fire. Demand action and accountability from Brazil’s Trump ally president — who is making it worse! Weeks later, the Amazon continues to burn as Brazil President Bolsonaro bows to destructive corporate interests. Please take a moment to add your name to call for emergency action to save the rain forest’s vital natural resources.


Today’s Top Stories:

Trump White House bars Democratic mayor from ceremony honoring mass shooting first responders

After tragedy struck Dayton, Ohio, the president hit its mayor with a shocking snub.

Take Action: Tell Republicans: Join Democrats to pass common sense, BIPARTISAN gun violence protection laws NOW!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump takes disgusting swipe at Bahamas hurricane evacuees

The president used the tragedy to further his vile racist agenda.

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White supremacist Milo Yiannopoulous is complaining about how he’s broke after getting banned from social media
The effectiveness of deplatforming was made hilariously clear on Monday after the ex-InfoWars provocateur trashed his fans and shared his despair with the world.

Take Action: Another success! Milo was not only kicked off social media thanks to your efforts, the white supremacist is going broke. Womp.

Trump issues a laughable denial of guilt in Pence/Air Force visits to Trump resorts

The president claims to “know nothing” about the scandals in a disturbing abdication of his executive responsibility.

Take Action: Tell Congress to impeach Donald Trump!

Trump Justice Department greenlights gun buys for tens of thousands of fugitives from justice
A new op-ed from former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has shone a light on the President’s disturbing loosening of gun laws.

Trump blames the media in weak attempt at damage control over Taliban-Camp David debacle
As the criticism grows louder, the president is pointing fingers at his favorite scapegoat.

“Don’t think of an Elephant” — Democrats’ seminal guide to winning arguments and elections (now in audio)

OD Action Pick: The easily digestible guide from the brilliant George Lakoff is a must-read for any Democrat looking to get our country on track.

Commerce Secretary facing calls to resign after threatening scientists over Trump hurricane debacle
Wilbur Ross’ inappropriate intervention on behalf of the president’s fragile ego has Congressmen up in arms.

The CIA removed its top spy from the Kremlin after Trump gave classified info to the Russian Ambassador
New reports have revealed our intelligence community was forced to take drastic measures after Trump cozied up to Russia.

Trump’s Customs and Border Patrol turns away boatful of 130 Bahamian hurricane refugees
Desperate evacuees from the majority-black island were removed from the boat and denied passage to the US in abrupt betrayal.

Todd Palin files for divorce from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin
Public filings show that Todd finds it “impossible to live” with the family values conservative who judged the families of so many.

Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame is running for Congress, and her launch video looks like a spy movie trailer
Her career was ended by a Dick Cheney grudge, but she is far from done fighting.

Eight Democratic presidential candidates team up with Gabby Giffords’ with powerful anti-gun violence video

America is begging for change, and Democrats are the only ones listening.

Today’s Action: Join the battle over Congress’ September spending bills to #DefundHate

Congress is back in session after five weeks away, and their biggest task this month will be agreeing upon and passing spending bills – in other words, they have three weeks to avoid a government shutdown, which Trump is keen to avoid having lost the political battle so miserably on his shutdown this past February.

The House has already passed most of its spending bills…but they have NOT passed appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security, which funds the machines for Trump’s war against immigrants. And the Senate hasn’t passed any bills at all.

This means we have three weeks to push Congress as hard as possible on cutting funding for Trump’s concentration camps, family separation, the wall that Mexico was going to pay for…which, in practice, means cutting funding for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and CBP (Customs and Border Protection).

Let’s get to work.

FIRST: Call or email your Members of Congress and demand the following:

  1. Drastically cut funding to ICE and CBP
  2. End ICE’s “transfer and reprogramming authority,” which allows ICE to steal money from other agencies, as it’s done from FEMA disaster relief funding.
  3. Eliminate the slush fund that provides Trump a blank check for ICE

SECOND: Plan to attend an event this week as part of Indivisible’s Defund Hate Week of Action, with in-person events across the country on various days. Enter your zip code to find the event nearest you!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding action and accountability from Brazil’s Trump ally president as the Amazon continues to burn, 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.