Trump urges Kavanaugh to sue accusers for “liable”

Impeach Brett Kavanaugh!


Today’s Top Stories:

Trump tweets that Kavanaugh should sue his accusers for “liable or the Justice Department should come to his rescue”

The Republican President demanded that the controversial Justice sue his critics in an unhinged Twitter rant Sunday.

Take Action: Tell the Senators who confirmed accused sexual predator and hot-tempered liar, Kavanaugh: Shame on you!

Kellyanne Conway goes there: it’s unconstitutional to embarrass Trump with impeachment
The Republican president’s spokeswoman set off controversy Sunday with a preposterous assertion.

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Democratic presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment after new allegations
After the latest sexual misconduct accusations against the hastily confirmed Supreme Court Justice, a legitimate investigation is needed the Dems say.

Trump shamelessly cherry picks Washington Post article to butter himself up in Sunday tweet

The Republican president pulled the wool over his supporters’ eyes with his misleading summary.

Autoworkers union calls for first nationwide strike against GM since 2007
Though union strength has diminished in the last 40 years, those who still have union protections are able to fight for better deals when corporations try to take advantage of them.

Take Action: Tell Congress to pass the Raise the Wage Act and raise the Minimum wage to $15 per hour!

Judge blocks Tennessee from imposing new restrictions on voter registration drives
The law subjects people who engage in voter registration to potential fines and even criminal penalties.

“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.

Helicopter pilot finds dozens of people alive in destroyed Bahama village
At first they didn’t believe there could be anyone in the debris that “looked like landfill”

Twitter mocks Boris Johnson after he compares himself to the Hulk
The Prime Minister said in an interview with the Daily Mail that the U.K. would exit the European Union like the Hulk: “The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets.”

Steve Mnuchin’s mysterious link to creepy Epstein model scout
The Treasury secretary’s name shows up on official records for a company formed in the 1980s by Jeffrey Epstein’s close friend, the model scout Jean-Luc Brunel.


Today’s Action: Stop the Trump administration from making housing segregation legal again

Ben Carson, Trump’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is plotting even more destruction against our most vulnerable communities. He has proposed changes to undo President Obama’s protections that give targeted and minority communities recourse from housing discrimination – people of color, women, families with children, and people with disabilities.

Obama’s regulation (the “Disparate Impact” rule) created a uniform standard for identifying discrimination in housing, affirming that a policy can be discriminatory even if it wasn’t the intention of the policy, and creating a pro-consumer route to fighting it. It was a necessary and powerful step toward battling systemic racism in our country.

So of course, Trump and Carson are undoing it. But the change must go through a 60-day public comment period, which means we have a direct route to fighting it.

Leave your comment with the Federal Register, stating you oppose the proposed changes to the Disparate Impact rule, and that the effects will greatly harm communities of color, women, families with children, and people with disabilities in our country.

Specifically, Trump and Carson propose amending the disparate impact rule to allow corporations — banks, insurance companies and landlords —to substitute an algorithm for any protected class, allowing them to adopt discriminatory underwriting standards — undoing one of the most effective tools we have against bigotry in homeownership, renting, and property insurance — with the government’s blessing.

We must provide clear documentation and strong outcry against this change, and leave Carson and Trump with no question regarding the consequences of their actions, and the views of the public.

The comment period closes on October 18, so don’t delay! State your opinion clearly: you oppose the proposed changes to the Disparate Impact rule and the Trump Administration’s interest in making housing harder for people of color, women, families with children, and people with disabilities.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for the impeachment of Brett Kavanaugh, 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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