Trump trolls teen activist as impeachment looms

Tell Melania Trump: If she wants to combat cyberbullying, start with her husband!


Since OD Action launched in 2017, impeachment has been at the forefront of our goals, not because we loathe Trump (though we do) but because we believe in the constitutional mechanisms for holding a lawless president to account. Yesterday, we saw the biggest milestone yet to that end, and it has already made a difference. But yesterday was not THE victory — not by a long shot. Trump, McConnell, and their cronies haven’t gone anywhere. The successes we’ve seen to this point have been in large part a direct result of your efforts, and ridding our government of the cancers that have infected it will depend on your continued work. So please, stay informed and engaged, keep taking action and signing petitions, and get ready to step it up. If you do, by January 21, 2021, we’ll have some real victories to celebrate.

Today’s Top Stories:

Trump mocks 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg and her dire warnings: “So nice to see!”

With his presidency falling apart, Trump tried cyberbullying Greta Thunberg. Because he’s terrible person.

BTC breaks down Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump

The historic moment is sending shockwaves through the White House.

Take Action: Repeal the rule against indicting the president — the only reason Trump isn’t charged with a crime!

Show the world not all Americans are racist with gifts and gear from Resistance Merch

OD Action Shop: The hottest progressive swag from shirts and pants to mugs, magnets and more. #ResistLikeIts1776

OPINION: Filmmaker Robert Greenwald reflect on the falling dominoes of the Trump presidency
The award-winning director of Brave New Films makes has a message for the Republican rats on Trump’s sinking ship.

Whistleblower wants to testify before House Intelligence Committee

The president’s accuser is coming forward to cut through the noise.

Trump calls Pelosi in Hail Mary attempt to “work something out” before impeachment announcement
On the day that the House Speaker announced impeachment proceedings, the Republican president tried to revive the art of the deal.

Senate unanimously calls for Trump to release Ukraine whistleblower complaint
Even McConnell could see that Trump’s brazen lawlessness could not be defended.

“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.

White House preparing to release whistleblower complaint to Congress
With the walls closing in on Trump, he finally agreed to obey the law… once he had no other choice.

Trump accuses Democrats of “ruining so much success” at the UN after Pelosi announces impeachment
The Republican president rolled out a Twitter distraction in an attempt to deflect blame for his Ukrainian scandal.

A new report shows the White House tried to let Egypt arrest a NY Times journalist
Not only did the Trump team try to let it happen, but they also fought to conceal the threat from the Times itself.

The brother of Fox’s Laura Ingraham condemns her “monstrous behavior” after she attacks Greta Thunberg
The divisive Fox News host attacked the teenage activist and her own sibling publicly called her out on Twitter.

Take Action: White supremacists don’t belong in Congress! Call for the resignation of racist, pro-Trump Rep. Steve King

Trump escalates battle over environmental regulations with California
The petty president is now trying to punish the state for being responsible stewards of the planet.

Take Action: Stop Trump’s attempt to frack public lands in California!


Today’s Action: Tell Congress to support D.C. statehood

Washington, D.C. has 702,000 residents…more than both Vermont and Wyoming. But unlike the residents of Vermont and Wyoming, who each have two Senators and one Representative in Congress, those in D.C. have no voices speaking for them at the federal level.

So why do many Republicans oppose statehood for D.C., despite the clear population need for representation? The answer is simple. Vermont’s population of Black residents sits at 1.27%, and Wyoming’s at 1.1%… whereas D.C.’s population is 47.5% Black and only 40.7% White. And the assumption is, the state of Washington, D.C. would elect Democrats.

With rampant GOP voter suppression running wild this past decade, statehood for D.C. is more than just a question of logistics…it’s a clear and serious civil rights issue.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand their support of statehood for Washington, D.C by cosponsoring the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. And if they’ve already cosponsored (H.R.51/S.631), thank them!

Republicans aren’t even denying the political games behind their opposition. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is on the record stating he doesn’t want D.C. or Puerto Rico to ever reach statehood simply because he doesn’t want more Democrats in Congress. No care or consideration for the citizens in those areas who have zero representation to speak on their behalf and fight for their rights.

Which fits right in line with GOP voter suppression, which has run wild since the right-wing Supreme Court shut down key elements of the Voter Rights Act in 2013, rapidly returning to practices that pre-date the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s and taking every step to suppress and silence voters of color.

Statehood for D.C. would give Congressional voice to hundreds of thousands of people of color who deserve it every bit as much as any other American. The work to enfranchise the people of D.C. must start now as we push to get over the finish line after Democrats take control in 2021.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to cosponsor and support the Washington, D.C. Admission Act to make D.C a state. If they’ve already cosponsored (H.R.51/S.631), tell them thanks for supporting hundreds of thousands of voters with no representation of their own.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Melania Trump if she wants to combat cyberbullying, she should start with her husband, 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.