Trump’s doctor’s VA Secretary nomination implodes


Today’s Action: Stop Republicans from denying food stamps to needy families

Today’s Top Stories:

The career-ending reason for Trump’s doctor’s delayed confirmation hearing gets exposed
Ronny Jackson’s nomination as VA Secretary went up in flames in humiliating fashion.

Take Action: It’s Election Day, and Hiral Tiperneni will need all the help she can get to flip AZ-8 blue. Support Build the Wave’s GOTV efforts and volunteer to phone bank to get get this outstanding Democrat in Congress!

Kellyanne Conway touts Melania’s “superiority” to Michelle Obama in racist attack
Trump’s attack dog left Michelle’s supporters outraged with her dog-whistle remarks.

Take Action: Help fight hate in your own community. Read the SPLC’s guide to the ten ways you can make difference!

Obama Solar Energy Speech
People In All 50 States Are Defying Trump’s Efforts To Undo Obama’s Climate Saving Legacy With This Online Service

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Obama and royals

Michelle Obama breaks the internet with message congratulating UK royals on new baby
The former First Lady heard the news and issued the perfect response.

Bloomberg uncovers evidence that destroys Trump’s Russian pee tape alibi
For five years, Trump kept up his lie. Now, it goes up in flames.

Take Action: Add your name to the petition demanding answers on the Trump Tower-Russia meeting. Tell Congress to make Jared Kushner testify publicly!

Judge and trump

A district judge deals a devastating blow to efforts by Republicans to kick Dems off the 2018 ballot
The GOP’s latest crooked scheme just ran into a brick wall.

Take Action: Help continue the blue wave and defeat House Republicans! Find your nearest swing district and do your part to help the House swing left in 2018.

Colorado Supreme Court throw 6-term Republican Congressman off ballot in stunning upset
The unexpected move is the latest humiliation for the Republican Party.

Take Action: Be sure you’re registered to vote — and make sure your friends and family do the same!

Today’s Action: Stop Republicans from denying food stamps to needy families

House Republicans are continuing their agenda of decimating the working class and poor, proposing last week to dramatically expand 20-hour-a-week work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, aka food-stamps).

This latest GOP move to ‘reform’ our social welfare programs falls in line with Trump’s push to add work requirements to Medicaid (which will drop 100,000 recipients in Kentucky alone).

If passed, the changes to SNAP will drop more than one million recipients from food stamps…forcing families with very little to survive on even less.

Call or email your Representative and tell them ABSOLUTELY NOT to the GOP expansion of work requirements for food stamps.

1 in 8 Americans depend on food stamps and SNAP recipients average only $1.40 per meal. And 83% of SNAP benefits to go families with children, elderly, or a disabled person.

And, SNAP already includes work requirements. In fact, most working-age adults on SNAP who can work already do, but thanks to our paltry minimum wage laws, corporations often pay workers wages so low that they need additional assistance to survive. The Trump/GOP plan would raise the working-age to 62 and make it significantly harder for states to exempt vulnerable individuals from the work requirement.

For those who earn wages below the livable rate, or who experience unemployment, additional barriers will not improve their ability to work. This so-called reform is no more than deep Republican contempt for the poor and disabled, single parents with unreliable access to childcare, and particularly minorities in high areas of unemployment.

We need to stop it.

Call or email your Representatives and demand their disapproval of the GOP plan to expand work requirements to SNAP.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to close the deadly loophole that allowed the Waffle House shooter to get an assault rifle, and join the Americans demanding Congress protect Dreamers NOW!


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