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Trump inspired armed, crazed vigilantes to go to the border with his caravan fear mongering. Tell states: Arrest them!


Today’s Action: Investigate the death of the 7-year-old migrant child

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Trump is forced to roll out a second bailout of farmers because of his disastrous economic policy

The president tried to pretend it wasn’t his fault but gave away the game in a telling tweet.

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Report shows how Russia favored Trump, targeted African-Americans with election meddling
An investigation by the Senate Intel Committee shows that Putin went all out to get his man in the White House.

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The NY Times publicly calls out Trump’s cowardice and ordered him to visit the troops

The Gray Lady’s Editorial Board humiliated the Republican president in a devastating op-ed.

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The Trump admin blocks Congress from investigating the death of migrant child in U.S. custody
The Republican team exposed their guilty conscience in a telling move.

Take Action: Add your name to demand justice for the 7-year-old girl who died in custody of Trump’s border troops

New Flynn crony indictments blow a huge hole in Trump’s latest Mueller excuses

The president’s newest line of defense was washed away as quickly as it was rolled out.

Take Action: Sign the petition to stop Trump from pardoning himself and his corrupt cronies!

Trump awarded ‘Golden Idiot’ Prize by German TV show as the rest of the world laughs
Trump has publicly called for authorities to investigate primetime comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live over its humorous depictions of his presidency, but the Republican leader has inspired countless satirical portrayals across the globe as well.

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Today’s Action: Investigate the death of the 7-year-old migrant child

A 7-year-old girl named Jakelin Caal Maquin died in the custody of Customs and Border Protections (CBP). The child had traveled with her father from an impoverished rural area of Guatemala – but lost her life under US control due to dehydration and sepsis shock. Two days before her death, Jakelin passed through the CBP’s health inspection, was determined healthy, and placed on a bus far from the reach of immediate medical assistance.

Jakelin’s life is gone – but we can honor her and those who may come after her by demanding an investigation into her death.

Call or email your Members of Congress and request an investigation of the health, safety, and humanitarian steps taken by Customs and Border Protections (CBP) with respect to asylum seekers under Trump’s Zero Tolerance policy, beginning with the death of Jakelin Caal Maquin.

Even before Jakelin’s failed health examination, Jakelin and her father were set up for tragedy by Trump’s cruel policies. The CBP has requested asylum seekers present themselves for legal processing — even as they make every effort to deter this by closing ports of entry, using chemical weapons against those at open ports, and placing youth in child prisons upon processing.

With no humane legal option for entering, and facing humanitarian crisis at home, Jakelin’s father and many others opt to enter the country illegally, placing them under heightened danger of extreme elements and lack of food and water.

We can only conjecture that a reasonable, thoughtful, safe, and humane asylum system would have kept Jakelin alive. The horrific victim-blaming and victim-damaging policies of the Trump Administration requires immediate oversight.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress (and tweet at your incoming members!) to call for an investigation into the death of Jakelin Caal Maquin and the CBP’s inadequate treatment of asylum seekers.

We as a nation must be better than this.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling states to arrest the crazed vigilantes at the border who were inspired by Trump , 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.