Trump’s ex-campaign chief trolls in impeachment hearing

Hold Trump’s ex-comms chief in contempt for refusing to comply with a Congressional subpoena!


Developing: Israeli elections remain too close to call and Netanyahu’s grip on power appears to be slipping.

Today’s Top Stories:

Trump’s ex-campaign manager provokes outrage by trolling and mocking Democrats during first impeachment hearing

Cory Lewandowski’s appalling behavior in front of the House Judiciary Committee quickly transformed the proceedings into a circus.

Take Action: Tell the House it’s time to impeach Donald Trump!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump campaign manager caught in lie during impeachment hearing

Lewandowski came to troll Democrats and left having exposed his own lawlessness.

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White House to revoke waiver allowing California to set its own emissions standards
Trump is betraying Republicans’ “states’ rights” mantra to allow big oil to trash our planet and rake in profit.

Take Action: Contact your Members of Congress and tell them to stop Trump from blocking California’s efforts to limit deadly emissions.

Trump falsely claims he never met Cokie Roberts and slammed her for not “being nice” to him
On the day of her passing, the president could only think of his ego.

Rep. Amash says Lewandowski confirmed impeachable Trump acts from Mueller report in hearing
The Congressman who left the GOP over his calls for impeachment thanked the former campaign manager for proving he was right.

Trump orders two aides to defy subpoenas from House Judiciary Committee
The president uses the invented concept of “constitutional immunity” to hinder the impeachment investigation against him.

“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.

Trump publicly asks a Republican Hispanic operative if he likes “the country or Hispanics” more
The president wondered why he looks like a “WASP” before launching into a flagrant white nationalist dog whistle.

Trump promises he’ll do “something” about homeless people bothering rich Californians
The president set off alarm bells with his dehumanizing rhetoric in a shameless play for wealthy Californian donors.


Today’s Action: Stop Trump’s newest anti-immigrant scheme

The Trump Administration (boy, these words never follow with good news) has recently made a rule change that now penalizes immigrants applying for visas and green cards if they show signs they may be a “public charge.”

In other words, if an immigrant has ever used Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP, aka food stamps) or Medicaid/CHIP (children’s healthcare), they are much more likely to be denied permanent residency in our country. The change is set to go into effect on October 15.

The change would have critical and devastating consequences: millions of immigrants, and many with children, may choose to forego badly-needed assistance on basic necessities like food, housing, and healthcare access, fearing future consequences. But Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA-27) has introduced H.R. 3222 to block Trump’s cruel rule by denying him the funds needed to implement the change.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they cosponsor and pass H.R. 3222, the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act. Trump must not be allowed to use basic needs as blackmail against immigrants seeking visas and green cards.

The effects of this change are projected to extend far beyond those immigrants it would actually impact. Advocates expect many to skip applying for benefits they’re entitled to, even if they aren’t affected by this rule change, out of confusion and fear – including permanent residents and citizens.

For example, a recent study found that 14.7% of adults in families where each member holds a green card still chose not to apply for social services – out of fear of their future green card status.

The idea is also based on a deeply flawed ideology that states that immigrants come here to leech off the system. The truth is, while some immigrants need assistance with healthcare, housing, and food at some point, the vast majority move off assistance in a short time to not only be productive assets in our society but creating a huge net gain for America’s financial prospects.

This continued fear-mongering is another Trump step toward creating a group of second-class citizens of color in our country and it absolutely must be stopped – starting with the cash needed to make it happen.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to cosponsor and pass H.R. 3222, the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act, to cut off Trump’s funding for implementing his new public charge rule.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to hold Trump’s ex-comms chief in contempt for refusing to comply with a Congressional subpoena, 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.