Trump dangles staying in office longer than legal limit

Sexual assault in the military is up 38% since Trump took office. Tell Congress to put a stop to this horror.


Today’s Action: Tell Congress to #DefundHate – budget talks happening now!

Today’s Top Stories:

Trump dangles the prospect of staying in office more than two terms

The president treats the Constitution as purely optional in his latest Twitter blast.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jon Stewart slams McConnell in rare Fox News appearance

The revered former Daily Show host trashed the Senate Republican Leader where it hurts him most.

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

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The NY Times torches Trump for accusing them of committing treason with their coverage
The Grey Lady delivered a Father’s Day smackdown in response to the president’s wild accusations.

Trump takes Ocasio-Cortez out of context in a shameless Sunday “impeachment” tweet

He totally left out the second half of her sentence to deceive his followers and to evade the inevitable.

Trump goes on a lie-filled Sunday Twitter tirade resurrecting the Steele Dossier
The president made several calculated lies that are directly contradicted by the Mueller report.

Iran says it will break the uranium stockpile limit agreed under nuclear deal in 10 days
The predictable consequence of Trump breaking the Iran Nuclear deal are coming to pass and further destabilizing a region.

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Saudi Arabia may execute teenager for his protests — including when he was 10
Trump and Kushner’s buddy MBS continues his murderous reign.

Rick Scott’s company committed historic Medicare fraud. He will now lead Trump’s healthcare push
The Florida Senator has always seen U.S. healthcare as a way to scam poor people to fatten his pockets, so naturally corrupt Republicans want him in charge.

Today’s Action: Tell Congress to #DefundHate – budget talks happening now!

Some numbers before we talk numbers.

  • There are over 53,500 immigrants in detention right now, and 24 have died in-custody since Trump took office.
  • Trump has detained over 40,900 children since the start of the year, thousands of whom will now be placed in Fort Sill, a former WWII Japanese Internment Camp.
  • More than 8,400 immigrants have been placed in solitary confinement since 2012, as punishment by our country’s deportation machine, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Meanwhile, Trump has requested from Congress a budget of billions MORE to fund the Department of Homeland Security, AKA his border terror toolbox. He wants more family jails, faster deportations, and expanding ICE and Customs and Border Protections (CBP).

Funding levels live with Congress, not Trump, and the negotiations have begun – so we have the direct ability to influence exactly how much, or how little, Trump gets of his request.

Call or email your Members of Congress…

If they are on the House Appropriations Committee, tell them to:

  1. Cut funding for ICE and CBP
  2. Remove Trump’s $387 Million Deportation Slush Fund

If they aren’t on the Appropriations Committee, ask them to:

  1. Vote no on Trump’s request for additional DHS, ICE, and CBP funding
  2. Sign the “Jayapal-Torres-Chu Dear Colleague” letter making those same asks

Trump is working overtime to redefine “American” through his white supremacist lens, and now we know that includes torturing vulnerable immigrants in solitary confinement. That’s why we need to work overtime to stop him.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Congress to address the scourge of sexual abuse in America’s military, 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.


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