Whistleblower complained of numerous Trump offenses

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DEVELOPING: Tens of thousands of students are walking out of school today to demand action on climate, showing courage and leadership where our nation’s right wing leadership has failed.

Today’s Top Stories:

New reports indicate the whistleblower complaint against Trump encompasses multiple disturbing incidents

The Washington Post revealed that the president allegedly made a troubling promise to a foreign leader. Now, The New York Times is reporting there is much more to the disturbing story.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Giuliani sinks Trump with bombshell misstep on air

The president’s lawyer incriminated his client on live television.

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Trump questions if Americans are “dumb enough” to believe he made secret promise to foreign leader on phone
A bombshell Washington Post report alleges the president made a disturbing promise to a world leader and now he’s in full damage control.

Trump says it’s “great” to see Pelosi’s drug price bill after McConnell smears it as “socialism”

The president and his Senate majority leader sent out very mixed messages this afternoon.

Reporters who published new Kavanaugh allegation accuse him of asking them to lie in exchange for interview
Kavanaugh agreed to an interview for their new book on the condition that they say he declined to be interviewed.

Take Action: Demand a REAL investigation into Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misconduct and perjury!

30 innocent Afghan farmers were killed and 40 injured in U.S. bombing massacre
As Trump drags us headlong into conflict with Iran, the wars we’re already fighting are killing staggering numbers of civilians.

“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.

Ben Carson worries about ‘big, hairy men’ in women’s restrooms
The president’s unqualified HUD Secretary is loony tunes.

Senate panel postpones Darrell Issa confirmation hearing over FBI file questions
The former GOP Congressman’s file turned up something “embarrassing.”


Today’s Action: Stop Trump from destroying the Endangered Species Act

Democrats are fighting back on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves and need our help: endangered plants and animals.

The Endangered Species Act is supported by 83% of Americans (yes, that includes a ton of conservatives). And since it’s induction in 1973, it has saved 99% of the species it protects from extinction, including the bald eagle, humpback whale, and grizzly bear.

Trump wants to change that. Paving the way for his business pals to make extra cash, and utterly against public opinion, Trump has made new changes to the Endangered Species Act, significantly weakening protections against the nearly 1 million species currently under threat of eradication due to human activity.

The new rules will go into effect by the end of the month…but Congress has 60 days to reverse it with a simple majority vote, and pass legislation to block him. For all the polar bears, grey wolves, caribou, the Florida Key deer, and so many more precious forms of life in serious danger of disappearing from our planet forever, it’s crucial that we act fast to save them.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them to 1. use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reverse Trump’s devastating changes to the Endangered Species Act and 2. cosponsor the bill to stop him (S.2491/H.R.4348).

The benefactors of Trump’s actions are fossil fuels, mining, logging, coal – major climate-change influencers that require more and more land and sea currently — homes to endangered and threatened species. And those plants and animals lucky enough to survive the immediate devastation of their environment will be under further threat in the decades to come if these greenhouse gas-producing industries are allowed to expand.

Two of the major changes include:

  • Weakening threatened species by allowing leeway on what a threat in the “foreseeable future” may entail. In other words, the administration may choose not to take future climate change projections into account while assessing a species’ threat level. Polar bears, for example, may not be given the courtesy of projected disappearing sea ice to decide whether they are at risk today.
  • Allowing the government to present the public with the potential financial gain, in juxtaposition with the loss of a species’ protection…opening the doors for Trump’s business buddies to make sales pitches over which species are worth losing to gain some profit.

The Endangered Species Act should never have been touched, and it needs to return to the state that has functioned so well for 46 years. If anything, it should be strengthened, to further protect the delicate balance of biodiversity that keeps our Earth in balance…but we’ll save that battle for the Democrat who takes the White House in 2020.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand they 1. cosponsor the legislation to stop Trump’s actions (S.2491/H.R.4348) and 2. use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to restore the Endangered Species Act to its previous form.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Congress to ban surprise medical bills that are bankrupting families without warning, 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.