Saturday, March 25, 2017

No Supreme Court pick for Trump (Watch now!)

On the heels of a major health care victory, Senate Democrats are uniting to fight like hell to block Judge Neil Gorsuch's lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court. Democrats are uniting to fight like hell to block Judge Neil Gorsuch's lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

On the heels of a major health care victory, Senate Democrats are uniting to deny Judge Neil Gorsuch a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.1

Please watch and share my latest video with MoveOn. Trump doesn’t get to make a lifetime appointment to our nation’s highest court while there are significant and serious questions about the legitimacy of his presidency.

SCOTUS

(Not on Facebook? You can watch and share via YouTube.)

Here's one big reason that Democrats should be fighting like hell to block Gorsuch's nomination: Trump and his associates are the subject of a current criminal investigation by the FBI for possible ties to Russia and efforts to sway the November election.2

Please watch and share my latest video with MoveOn to help make sure that Democrats continue to fight like hell to block Trump’s (ultra-conservative) Supreme Court pick.

Thanks for all you do.

—Robert Reich

Sources:

1. "Schumer confident Democrats have votes to block Gorsuch," Politico, March 23, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/9110?t=6&akid=180232.10220574.eYdGAK

2. "Comey Confirms F.B.I. Inquiry on Russia; Sees No Evidence of Wiretapping," The New York Times, March 20, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/9005?t=8&akid=180232.10220574.eYdGAK

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Friday, March 24, 2017

BREAKING: Huge victory on health care!

Minutes ago, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care bill from the House floor. And it's because of one thing and one thing only: Your unprecendented grassroots resistance, alongside millions of other Americans, since the election. Minutes ago, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care bill from the House floor. And it's because of one thing and one thing only: Your unprecendented grassroots resistance, alongside millions of other Americans, since the election.

Dear MoveOn member,

Your voice and your actions just helped save health care for millions of Americans.

This afternoon, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican health care bill from the House floor. Donald Trump pushed hard to pass the bill, but in the end, the Republican leadership simply did not have the votes to pass it.

And it's because of one thing and one thing only: Your unprecedented grassroots resistance, alongside millions of other Americans, since the election—your nonstop calls, personal stories, town hall meetings, protests, Tweets, and other actions to fiercely defend health care for millions of Americans. MoveOn members made over 40,000 calls to Congress just today! The Washington Post reported that calls were running 48-to-1 against the bill.1

All these calls and other actions forced more members of the Republican caucus from moderate congressional districts to come out against the bill today in the final negotiations, as the GOP leadership gave additional concessions to secure the votes of the far-right "Freedom Caucus." And you helped strengthen Democrats and keep them united in opposition to the bill every step of the way.

Make no mistake about it: This bill has been the GOP's top priority. The GOP and Fox News have been obsessively railing against the Affordable Care Act for seven years. Every single GOP member campaigned on repealing it.

But the resistance movement just stopped them in their tracks and handed Trump and the GOP a HUGE legislative defeat. Will you share this graphic right now?

Let's celebrate. We helped stop a morally bankrupt bill that would have taken health care away from 24 million people, defunded Planned Parenthood, and stripped away coverage for basic services such as check-ups for kids, maternity care, and prescription drugs, while increasing costs for most people and giving large tax breaks to the super-rich.

And let's recommit to the fight. We'll need to be vigilant and ready to leap back into action if GOP leaders try to introduce another failed, cruel, destructive effort at ripping away health care from millions of Americans.

The fight against Trump and the GOP agenda, as well as for high-quality affordable health care for every American, continues. And now we have another reminder of just how much the resistance—you!—can accomplish.

We did it! Thank you!

And thanks for all you do.

—Anna, Ben W., Emma, Jayne, and the rest of the team

Source:

1. "Per House members, phone calls on the GOP health bill run 48-to-1 against," The Washington Post, March 24, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/9106?t=4&akid=180233.10220574.A5nY0j

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Help stop Trumpcare (House vote TODAY)

Trumpcare would rip away health care from 24 million Americans, gut Medicaid, and defund Planned Parenthood. And in just hours, the bill could pass the House of Representatives.

Dear MoveOn member,

Trumpcare would rip away health care from 24 million Americans, gut Medicaid, and defund Planned Parenthood. And in just hours, the bill could pass the House of Representatives. Unless folks around the country FLOOD Republican representatives with phone calls.

Will you share this graphic on Facebook right now? By sharing, you can make sure that your friends and family who have Republican representatives find out what's happening—and FLOOD their lawmakers with phone calls.


One you've shared, check MoveOn's Facebook page throughout the day for updates and more ways you can take action.

Yesterday, Trumpcare was expected to pass the House of Representatives. But then, in a dramatic turn of events, Speaker Ryan couldn't get the votes and was forced to pull the bill at the last minute.

Now, Ryan and Donald Trump are demanding a vote TODAY (Friday).1

That's the bad news. The good news is: We've been here before. Our strategy is to delay the Trumpcare disaster until we ultimately derail it. So far, that strategy has paid off. Republicans originally planned to repeal Obamacare before Trump was even sworn in and send it to his desk on Day 1. Thanks to our persistence, it was delayed for two months.

Every additional delay is a victory. The longer we delay the vote, the more Americans oppose this Trumpcare scheme, the less likely it is to pass, and the harder it is for the rest of Trump's toxic agenda to become a reality.

But to succeed in killing Trumpcare for good, we've got to keep at it. 

Please share this graphic on Facebook right now, so that your friends and family who have Republican representatives find out what's going on—and FLOOD GOP lawmakers with phone calls.


And then check MoveOn's Facebook page throughout the day for updates and more ways you can take action.

Thanks for all you do.

–Emma, Manny, Emily, Ben, and the rest of the team

P.S. Want to do even more (or don't use Facebook)?

1. Call your senators, or send them a personal note via their websites. Tell them you are outraged by the House health care bill that would take away health care from 24 million Americans and gut Medicaid. Ask them to vote no and to make sure the bill is dead on arrival in the Senate. You can look up your senators' websites and phone numbers here.

2. Take 10 minutes to write to and call friends and family represented by Republicans, let them know the stakes are real and this could happen today, and persuade them to call their own members of Congress, who will feel pressure from their constituents. 

Source:

1. "Trump team ultimatum: No more talks, time to vote," CNN, March 24, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/9091?t=9&akid=180208.10220574.xv2FRV

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mar-a-Lago

Will you sign and share the petition to encourage Congress to pass legislation to limit the amount of our taxpayer money spent on the Trump family's golf trips, vacations, and business trips?

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Maja Seif, a fellow MoveOn member in Sacramento, California, and I started a petition to Congress, which says:

Legislation must be passed to limit the amount of our taxpayer money spent on the Trump family's golf trips, vacations, and business trips—and on future presidents' expenses.

Support the No Taxpayer Revenue Used to Monetize the Presidency Act, or, the No TRUMP Act.

Trump's family business trips and vacations cost taxpayers over $11 million in just his first month in office.1 That $11 million paid for security on Trump's children's business trips on behalf of the Trump business organization and for Trump's three trips to the Mar-a-Lago resort, which he owns.By contrast, the Obamas' personal travel expenses were $12 million for one year.3

In light of this exorbitant spending, Representative Earl Blumenauer introduced the No Taxpayer Revenue Used to Monetize the Presidency Act, or, the No TRUMP Act, to prohibit the use of taxpayer funds to pay for events, overnight stays, food, and other miscellaneous expenses at hotels owned or operated by a president or his or her relatives.4

Will you sign and share the petition telling your members of Congress to support the No TRUMP Act?

What's worse, while the taxpayers continue to pay millions for him to play golf, Trump recently unveiled his cruel and immoral budget plan that would cut funding to PBS, NEA, Meals on Wheels, heat assistance, and other important social services.5,6

Essentially, we, the taxpayers, are paying exorbitant sums for the wealthy Trumps to further enrich themselves personally.

It's hypocrisy and it's unfair to taxpayers. Lawmakers must find a way to limit extravagant spending by this administration—especially when it profits the president personally—and prevent similar behavior by future administrations and presidents.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

—Maja Seif

Sources:

1. "Trump family trips cost taxpayers $11.3m in one month – almost as much as Obama’s cost in a year," The Independent, February 20, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/8894?t=5&akid=180189.10220574.ONgMiy

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. "Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer introduces the 'No TRUMP Act'," USA Today, March 9, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/8893?t=7&akid=180189.10220574.ONgMiy

5. "Here's what Trump's budget proposes to cut," CNN, March 16, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/8965?t=9&akid=180189.10220574.ONgMiy

6. "How much is Donald Trump’s travel and protection costing, anyway?," The Washington Post, March 17, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/9080?t=11&akid=180189.10220574.ONgMiy

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Dear MoveOn member,

Recently, Donald Trump complained about how effective the #Resistance movement has been:

"I hope that Democrats will stop the obstruction and resistance—in fact that’s what they have, they have a sign 'resist, resist'—they want to resist everything, including cabinet members."

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To keep building the movement, we’re launching a massive nationwide visibility campaign. We’re giving out hundreds of thousands of #Resistance bumper stickers. Imagine "RESIST" bumper stickers on cars, bikes, and windows across America—in every supermarket parking lot, at every traffic light, on every street. Imagine Republican members of Congress, home on recess, unable to get across town without a tangible reminder of how many of us are fighting their every move and standing strong for our communities and our democracy.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren demands an explanation before tomorrow (health care)

The House plans to vote tomorrow on a bill that would take away health care from 24 million Americans.

Dear MoveOn member,

Tomorrow, Republicans in the House of Representatives are expected to vote to dismantle the Affordable Care Act—tearing away health care from 24 million Americans, raising costs for nearly everyone, gutting Medicaid, cutting support for opioid treatments and children with disabilities, and defunding Planned Parenthood—all to give a tax break to the super-rich.

The fate of the bill is still up in the air as a number of conservative and moderate House Republicans and two Senate Republicans have announced they'll vote against the current House "Trumpcare" bill.And champions like Elizabeth Warren are on fire as they make the case against this cruel and damaging bill.

Will you watch and share this incredible video of Elizabeth Warren laying out what's at stake as only she can—and demanding Republicans answer for this destructive plan?


Not
on Facebook? You can watch and share it on YouTube by clicking here.

Many MoveOn members and other progressives have spent decades advocating for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans, and seven years ago we helped President Obama take a massive step toward that goal, with passage of the Affordable Care Act. (In fact, tomorrow is the seventh anniversary of the ACA, which is one reason some Republicans are eager to vote on repeal on that date.)

These next 10 days could be decisive for millions of us—and our friends, family members, and neighbors.

Click here to watch and share this videoand then let's do everything we can to stop Trumpcare from moving forward.

Thanks for all you do.

—Ben, Emma, Ilya, Ann, and the rest of the team

Source: 

1. "These Republicans Could Doom Their Party’s Health Care Bill," NBC News, March 22, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/9084?t=6&akid=180145.10220574.ZuG_VX

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