Ukraine’s President breaks silence on Trump-Putin


Today’s Top Stories:

I don’t trust anyone at all.’ Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks out on Trump, Putin and a divided Europe

“We’re at war. If you’re our strategic partner, then you can’t go blocking anything for us.”

Take Action: Tell House Democrats not to let up. Trump must be impeached!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Republican called out to his face for repeating Russian lies in fiery interview

Vladimir Putin never could have dreamed that Republicans would have done his bidding so dutifully.

Former FBI lawyer vilified Trump breaks two years of silence — and she has quite a lot to say
Lisa Page Speaks: “Honestly, his demeaning fake orgasm was really the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

Trump refuses invitation to participate in impeachment hearing after weeks of complaining that he wasn’t allowed to participate in impeachment hearings
“I hope that he chooses to participate in the inquiry, directly or through counsel, as other Presidents have done before him,” Chairman Nadler said.

Take Action: Tell the courts to reject Trump’s absurd argument against complying with an impeachment inquiry!

Fox News’ Judge Napolitano outlines likely articles of impeachment against Trump
When a Republican president is losing Fox News, who does he have left?

The daughter of police chief in Starbuck’s “Pig” controversy says her father deserves the slur
Chief Johnny O’Mara complained when a barista delivered drinks with “PIG” printed on the cups, now his own daughter has commented on the incident.

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Rosa Parks statue unveiled in Montgomery on 64th anniversary of not giving up her seat
The Civil Rights icon got a much deserved honor this weekend.


Today’s Action: We still need the Violence Against Women Act

This past February, funding for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) lapsed, stalled over Republican obstruction in Congress and ultimately left out of the funding bill which re-opened the government after Trump’s shutdown.

The House passed a funding bill in April with 33 Republicans adding their support to Democrats. And it’s a good bill: it eliminates the “boyfriend loophole” by expanding the ban of firearm purchases for spouses convicted of abuse to include dating partners as well.

But Republicans in the Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have heard complaints from their significant other, the National Rifle Association, over this attempt to, you know, protect victims from violent and dangerous partners, and so the bill has stalled.

Call or email your Senators and demand they pass the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R.1585), which reauthorizes previous funding and further protects women from violent dating partners by eliminating the “boyfriend loophole.”

The VAWA was enacted in 1994, and in the last 25 years, has provided abused, battered, and stalked women with vital support networks: rape crisis centers, shelters, legal assistance, counseling, and more. Though violence against women remains far too common, in the years since VAWA’s inception, intimate partner violence has declined by an astounding 72% and sexual assault against women has dropped by nearly 60%.

Until recently, a bipartisan effort was underway in the Senate to build a VAWA funding bill that Mitch McConnell wouldn’t ignore. But those efforts have fallen apart, and Republicans are now attempting to move forward with a version that pleases the NRA.

But we don’t want the NRA’s VAWA bill, which would happily keep firearms in the hands of as many violent, abusive men as it can get. Senate Democrats must push for the House’s bill, and Republicans must hear from their constituents to stop valuing the life of a gun organization over the lives of their voters.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and tell them to take up the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R.1595), which includes an elimination of the “boyfriend loophole” – and not a weaker, NRA-approved version of VAWA funding.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Congress to stop Trump from bringing his tyrant pal Putin to the United States, 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.