Dear MoveOn member,
If you thought House Republicans couldn't get worse, I've got bad news. Speaker John Boehner is now threatening to sue President Obama because House Republicans are mad that President Obama is using his executive authority to get things done where Congress won't act.1
Such a ridiculous lawsuit would be a wasteful and inappropriate use of taxpayer dollars for political purposes, and we've hatched a plan to fight back.
Our legal team is investigating options to hold Speaker Boehner accountable if he moves forward—from launching a lawsuit of our own, to filing a formal complaint in Congress, to other responses. And we are planning protests outside of Republicans' district offices and other tactics that can break into the news. Together, we can help expose the lawsuit for the cynical political ploy that it is and generate press coverage that holds Republicans accountable as the November elections loom.
Because MoveOn is its members, we want to know what you think before we decide whether to proceed. Do you think we should move forward—or do you want us focused on other things? Click to let us know:
Thanks for all you do.
–Anna, Bobby, Matt, Amy, and the rest of the team
1. "Boehner v. Obama: House lawsuit brings new twist to familiar conflict," CBS News, July 3, 2014
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