Trump gives horrific message to parents scared of sending kids to school

Demand schools in hotspots reject DeVos & Trump's threats. Stay closed to protect children’s lives!


Top Stories for July 14:

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump gives horrific message to parents scared of sending kids back to school

The president callously called for schools to reopen in overtly political terms and essentially called himself a hero for saving lives by not doing nothing.

Take Action: Tell Betsy DeVos to stop harming kids’ health. Clean drinking water in ALL public schools NOW!

Trump rambles incoherently, appears to blame Obama for virus testing troubles at event
The president held a roundtable event this afternoon and proved how unfit he is to hold his office.

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump now set to take down his ENTIRE party
Things just went from bad to worse for the GOP.

GOP senator said ‘We still don’t know’ if kids can get, transmit virus as child cases surge
Sen. John Cornyn said it’s unclear whether children can get and transmit the virus. That same day, Texas reported more than 550 infections in children 9 and younger.

Fauci blames virus surge on US not shutting down completely

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday ascribed the surge in US cases to the country’s failure to shut down completely, then a rush to reopen too soon, and urged a commitment to guidelines to snuff out the disease.

Providing no evidence, Trump tweets message attacking CDC, calls doctors liars
The attacks on doctors and leading infectious disease scientists came as the White House has sought to discredit Dr. Fauci, a member of its own task force.

Take Action: Tell Republicans to stop blaming Obama for Trump’s failed response after McConnell admits LIES!

Trump says he disagreed with privately funded border wall. The builder got $1.7 billion in wall contracts from his administration anyway
The president now claims this wall was built to “make me look bad,” even though the project’s builder and funders are all Trump supporters.

Take Action: Tell Congress: Stop Trump stealing vital funds to build his stupid, environment-destroying border wall!

Election year is here!

Say goodbye to Trump forever with gear that tells him how you really feel.

Tucker Carlson announces vacation after his top Fox News show writer resigns for racist, sexist posts
The announcement came after Blake Neff, the show’s top writer, was exposed for his history of racism and bigotry.

Veterans group condemns Trump after mask ‘photo-op’ at Walter Reed Military Hospital
VoteVets called the president a traitor in its video while declaring his decision to wear a mask at the medical center was merely a “photo-op.”

Trump lifted a ban on sales of silencers to private overseas buyers that was intended to protect US troops from ambushes
The gun lobby over American lives anyday for Trump and the GOP.



Yes. Seriously.


Today’s Action: Tell Congress to cut our defense budget by 10%

Democrats in the Congressional Progressive Caucus Senator have joined with Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to propose a sweeping cut to the Pentagon, a reduction of our military’s budget by 10%, with legislation to shift that funding to supporting high poverty areas in our country. More public housing, decontaminating drinking water, and boosted pay for teachers instead of more weapons and endless war? YES PLEASE.

Trump has lifted our defense budget by more than $100 billion since he took office, bringing the top line to $740 billion. Which means that the proposal, reducing the budget by approximately $74 billion, still won’t bring it back down to the pre-Trump level…but it launches the conversation.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them you support the proposal to reduce defense spending by 10% and reprioritize that money to high-poverty areas in our country. And, encourage them to go further with these cuts!

U.S. defense spending is #1 in the world, more than the ten next-highest countries combined. Couple this with an endless war in the Middle East (18 years and counting) and the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) which gives our President widespread authority to engage in war without any Congressional approval, and no one’s foot is on the brake pedal.

The richest country in the world spends a bulk of its fortune on warfare, the murder of people of color, and the destruction of their societies. Military contractors and the politicians who support them get richer while millions of Americans struggle with basic access to affordable housing, clean water and healthy food, and quality education.

This cycle of abuse must end. Redistributing the Defense budget by 10% toward high-poverty communities is a place to start – but we’ll continue to fight for more.

Email or call your Members of Congress and demand their support for the proposal to redistribute 10% of defense to our high-poverty communities – and then tell them 10% should just be the beginning!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding schools in hotspots reject DeVos & Trump’s threats and stay closed to protect children’s lives!, 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.