Monday, April 17, 2017

Resistance Recess so far

Resistance Recess is going strong for one more week. Check out the action.

Dear MoveOn member,

What a recess it's already been!

Fired–up voters chanted "You lie" at Representative Joe Wilson over his attempt to take health care away from his constituents and tens of millions of other Americans.

More than 2,000 people showed up for Rep. Greg Walden's first town hall in over four years in Bend, OR, the largest city in his district.

Local and national media have reported on the intense pressure to oppose Trump's agenda that "moderate" Republicans like Mike Coffman of Colorado and Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania have faced.

And just today, Nevada Senator Dean Heller took so much heat from his constituents that he publicly stated support for federal funding for Planned Parenthood, even though he voted two weeks ago to block its Title X funding. 

These are a few of the stories from the hundreds of events in the first week of Resistance Recess. Click here or on the image below to see some of the headlines and images from last week's actions—then click here to see if there are events near you over the week ahead (and if there aren't, you can add your own event!).

In addition to the town halls, hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets at Tax Marches across the country last weekend to demand the truth about Trump's financial entanglements—triggering a defensive tweet from Trump and helping focus media coverage on his scandalous, ongoing failure to release his taxes. And in the coming weeks, there will be wave after wave of mass protest: a Science March, a Climate March, a May 1 mobilization supporting immigrant rights, and rallies across the country this week with Bernie Sanders.

The resistance movement is real, growing, and becoming an electoral force. 

We saw this last week when a Democratic upstart came within a narrow margin of upsetting a Republican in a special election in a deep-red Kansas district. And we see it in the surprisingly strong showing of John Ossoff, who is making a run at Newt Gingrich's old House seat in Georgia in a special election tomorrow to replace Trump's secretary of Health and Human Services, the architect of the attempted repeal of the ACA.

Members of Congress are home for one more week, so don't miss your opportunity to talk with them. Find a local event to confront your representatives in person on issues that matter to you.

Thanks for all you do.

—Katherine, Emma, Justin, Michael, and the rest of the team

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