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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Join the nationwide campaign to make the Resistance visible on every street corner. Order your (free!) "RESIST" bumper sticker now!

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."

Darn straight. We're glad he's noticed. Now to make an even louder impression, we printed a bunch of "RESIST" bumper stickers—order one now for FREE before we run out of stock!

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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Call the Senate now: Stop Trump's Supreme Court nominee

No Supreme Court hearing while Trump is being investigated The confirmation hearing for Trump's ultra-right-wing Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, began yesterday—the same day that we learned that Trump and his cronies have been under FBI investigation since July of 2016.

Dear MoveOn member,

The confirmation hearing for Trump’s ultra-right-wing Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, began Monday—the same day that we learned that Trump and his cronies have been under FBI investigation since July of 2016. The Senate and House have a responsibility to stop the Trump presidency in its tracks until a full investigation reveals the extent of Trump's relationship with Russian efforts to meddle in our elections. That means no consideration of a Supreme Court justice.

Senate Democrats can—and they must—filibuster. If they don’t stop Gorsuch, the dangerous agenda of the Trump era won’t just last a few years—it will live on for decades on the Supreme Court. And as more comes out about Trump's relationship to Russia, it will be too late to reverse this appointment.

But right now, too many Senate Democrats aren't saying clearly that they'll do everything in their power to block Gorsuch. That’s why all Senate Democrats and Independents need to hear from their constituents today.

Will you pick up the phone and urge Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand to filibuster Gorsuch? 

Here's where to call: 

  • Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542
  • Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451

When you call, say something like:

"I'm a constituent and a voter from New York, and I'm calling to urge Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand to support a filibuster against Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court while a cloud of criminal investigations hangs over Trump's ties to Russia. We can’t afford a Court that would codify Trump’s anti-woman, pro-business, anti-worker agenda."

After calling, click here to tell us how your call went.

Gorsuch is even more conservative than the late Justice Antonin Scalia.1 His track record as a judge makes clear that he consistently sided with corporations—over women, over workers, and over people in general. Look at his record: 

  • He supported the Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed employers to prevent their employees’ health insurance from covering birth control—in the name of religious freedom.
  • He supported rulings that threaten the environment, American workers, and safe food and medicine.
  • He supported corporations over people by saying that it should be more difficult for consumers to sue large corporations for fraud and wrongdoing. 

Gorsuch has opposed LGBTQ rights, civil rights, immigrants’ rights, and disability rights. His potential impact on the Supreme Court would be devastating. But many Senate Democrats have yet to announce whether they will support a filibuster. They’re under intense pressure to let him sail through: Republicans are flooding the airwaves with an eight-figure advertising campaign to lift up their nominee in states with vulnerable Democrats.2

It’s up to us to make sure they know that while special-interest money may side with Gorsuch, their constituents oppose him.

Will you pick up the phone and urge Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand to filibuster Gorsuch? 

Here's where to call: 

  • Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542
  • Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451

Then, click here to report your call.

The early days of the Trump administration have already been filled with unconstitutional actions and attacks on an independent judiciary. And it seems very likely that significant parts of Trump’s agenda, such as his Muslim ban, will make it to the Supreme Court, where we need to ensure independent justices act as a block on his attacks against our communities and our Constitution.

And now, amidst more revelations about the investigation into Trump and Russia, it's imperative we put a stop to his nominations until a full investigation gets to the truth.

All Democrats and Independents need to say no to Trump's agenda, no to his nominee, and no to a right-wing Supreme Court, using every tool at their disposal, including the filibuster. This is the moment for the Democrats to stand strong. Make sure they hear from us and know we're watching.

Thanks for all you do.

—Jamiah, Justin, Ben W., Hannah, and the rest of the team

 Sources:

1. “Where Neil Gorsuch Would Fit on the Supreme Court,” The New York Times, February 1, 2017.
https://act.moveon.org/go/9039?t=4&akid=180089.10220574.3DyBIn

2. Democrats cede the airwaves in Gorsuch fight, CNN, March 16, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/9040?t=6&akid=180089.10220574.3DyBIn

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Shut down and investigate Trump

Will you tell Congress to shut down all Trump-related appointments and legislation until the American people learn the truth about Trump and Russia?

Dear MoveOn member,

The New York Times just called it a "breathtaking admission."1

Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that Donald Trump and his associates are subjects of an active criminal investigation regarding "possible connections between President Trump’s campaign and Russia’s efforts to sabotage" November's election—to benefit Trump.2

These allegations are remarkably serious. So serious that earlier today Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stood on the floor of the U.S. Senate to call for a delay on the confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee until Trump has been fully investigated.3 Will you sign the petition urging Congress to support both a special prosecutor and an independent investigation—and to pause all Trump-related appointments and legislation until Americans learn the full truth?

Congress must pause all Trump-related legislation and appointments—starting with a halt to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation process—until the American people learn the full truth about Trump and Russia.

How can Congress, in good conscience, agree to further Trump's agenda amid such serious allegations regarding possible illegal collusion with Russia? The answer is simple: It can't.

There's no other way to characterize this breaking news: The legitimacy of Trump's presidency and his entire administration is in question. And with so much yet unknown, Congress cannot consider Trump's agenda, especially the lifetime appointment of Neil Gorsuch.

That's why it's imperative that Congress halt every piece of the Trump agenda—and that the Senate heed Sen. Schumer's call to stop Supreme Court confirmation hearings—until a full and independent investigation has been conducted.

Deliver a simple three-word message to Congress: Shut it down.

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

Thanks for all you do.

—Maria, Josh, Jo, Ilya, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "Comey’s Haunting News on Trump and Russia," The New York Times, March 20, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/9063?t=5&akid=180066.10220574.rTPhZB

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=7&akid=180066.10220574.rTPhZB

3. "Schumer calls for delaying Gorsuch vote because of Trump-Russia probe," Politico, March 21, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/9061?t=9&akid=180066.10220574.rTPhZB

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Please read (Trump team is under criminal investigation)

Now that the head of the FBI has admitted that Trump and his associates are part of a criminal probe, we're demanding Democrats stand unified in the resistance and shut down the business of the Trump administration. Now that the head of the FBI has admitted that Trump and his associates are part of a criminal probe, we're demanding Democrats stand unified in the resistance and shut down the business of the Trump administration.

Dear MoveOn member,

Yesterday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that Donald Trump and his associates are part of an ongoing criminal investigation having to do with their ties to Russia.1

Now, Republicans have a choice to make: appoint an independent commission to investigate Trump and Russia—or be complicit in a scandal that could be worse than Watergate. MoveOn members are demanding that Republicans do the right thing. And until they do, we're calling for Democrats to shut down ALL business—including Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Are you in?

Yes! I'll chip in $3 to the emergency campaign to demand an independent commission to investigate Trump's Russia ties.

Every week, we hear more revelations about the Trump team's ties to Russian officials.

And yesterday, we learned that Trump and his associates are actively embroiled in a criminal probe. Some Republicans have talked a big game about Trump and Russia. They've made noise about subpoenas and demanding documents.2 But so far, it's all just talk. Not one Republican has voted for an independent commission to investigate the Trump team's Russian entanglements or Russia's influence on our election.

MoveOn members have been demanding an independent commission (like the one that was created after 9/11) for weeks—and we've supported efforts in the House and Senate to pursue it. But now that the head of the FBI has confirmed that Trump and his associates are part of a criminal probe, this takes on increasing urgency and importance.

Will you chip in $3—and support our campaign to demand the truth about Trump and Russia?

Yes, I'll chip in and demand an independent investigation into Trump and Russia.

MoveOn has an ambitious plan to keep this story in the public eye and keep the pressure on Congress to act—until the American people know the truth:

  • Create rapid response videos. We've already had millions of views on videos we've produced about Mike Flynn, Jeff Sessions, Steve Bannon, and the question of what Trump knew and when he knew it. Now we'll produce videos asking Republicans "When will you take your head out of the sand?"—and demanding an independent commission to investigate Trump's ties to Russia.
  • Get every single Republican on the record. We helped generate 850,000 petition signatures to support the effort by Representative Jerry Nadler in the House to get the House Judiciary Committee to vote for an investigation. Every Republican refused. We're going to support efforts to introduce similar measures in committee after committee until EVERY single Republican is on the record. The public needs to know who's for (and against) pursuing the truth, wherever it may lead. We'll track these votes publicly and make them electoral issues in the next election.
  • Show up in person. Members of Congress are coming home in just a few weeks for their April recess. We will meet them with town halls, outside their offices, and at every public event—and we'll stream key encounters over live video, so that every Republican will be asked to support investigations or be revealed as a supporter of Trump's cover-up.

Can you chip in $3 and support MoveOn's campaign for an independent investigation into the Trump administration's Russia ties?

Yes, I'll chip in to help demand an independent investigation.

We're calling on Democrats to stand unified in the resistance and to shut down the business of the Trump administration until this investigation is conducted thoroughly. That means no nominations. No legislation. Full resistance.

But we must also demand that Republicans stop talking big—and actually get in the game. They have the power to launch an independent investigation and give the American people a shot at uncovering the truth. If Republicans won't rise to the challenge, then it's our job to demand that Democrats grind Senate business to a halt.

Can you pitch in $3 now and help MoveOn demand that Republicans get on board with a real, independent investigation into Trump's Russia ties?

Yes, I'll chip in and demand an independent investigation.

Thanks for all you do.

–Jo, Manny, Tzyh, Stephen, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "F.B.I. Is Investigating Trump's Russia Ties, Comey Confirms," The New York Times, March 20, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/9037?t=6&akid=180041.10220574.tH1UWO

2. "Members of Congress demand cooperation from administration on Trump-Russia probe," The Washington Post, March 15, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/9038?t=8&akid=180041.10220574.tH1UWO

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back towards sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Click here to chip in $3, or whatever you can afford.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ready to Resist call tomorrow: Rev. Barber & Sen. Merkley

House Republicans plan to vote next week on Trumpcare. Join Sunday's special strategy call to stop them.

Dear MoveOn member,

Thank you for signing up to join the Sunday evening Ready to Resist call series!

On tomorrow night's Ready to Resist call, we'll lay out the next steps in the health care fight—and hear from Reverend Dr. William Barber II of North Carolina's Moral Mondays movement, and Senator Jeff Merkley, who is leading the fight to filibuster Trump's right-wing Supreme Court pick. They will lead a special strategy briefing and action training call for the pivotal weeks ahead.

You'll receive a phone call tomorrow, Sunday, March 19, at 8 p.m. ET (7 CT/6 MT/5 PT) at the number you provided when you subscribed to these calls. You can also listen in and ask questions via the livestream of the call at moveon.org/readytoresist. 

If you'd like to change the phone number you want us to dial for the call, you can do so by re-registering at moveon.org/readytoresist before 4:30 p.m. ET Sunday.

Can you let your friends and family know about the Ready to Resist call Sunday night?

Click here to share info about the call on Facebook.

Click here to share info about the call on Twitter.

Join the Ready to Resist call Sunday, February 26 at 8 p.m. ET

Sunday's call will feature an all-star list of guests and trainers:

  • Reverend Dr. William Barber II, President and Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, will motivate us around the moral imperative to reject Trumpcare and how to make our actions creative, non-violent, and powerful.

  • Senator Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator from Oregon, will share a glimpse into the fight to stop the right-wing takeover of the Supreme Court, and how we can get our senators to stop the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch.

  • Victoria Kaplan, MoveOn's own Organizing Director, will outline the political battlefield on Trumpcare and recap some amazing stories from the thousands of participants in this week's emergency Health Care Stakeouts.

  • Erin Kramer, activist with the Center for Popular Democracy, will lead a training on getting creative with health care actions that will pop for the camera lens and our Congressional targets.

  • Mehrdad Azemun, Campaign Director at People's Action, will host the call.

Paul Ryan and the Republicans are in a mad dash to ram the Trumpcare bill through the House and Senate in the next two weeks, before Congress goes on recess and they have to answer to people like us again at home. Sunday's call is designed to help rise to that challenge. The hundreds of thousands of MoveOn members who have joined these calls recently know just how engaging and action-oriented they've been—read about last week's call in The Washington Post story about how they're a building-block in the Resistance.1 Don't miss this chance to gear up for taking action this week!

Talk with you Sunday!

Thanks for all you do.

— Ben, Victoria, Schuyler, Anne, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1. "Liberals hope to use Obamacare rewrite to turn activism into change," The Washington Post, March 13, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/8950?t=5&akid=179866.10220574.GJsUdY

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on March 18th, 2017. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sign the petition re: Trump's tax plan

Will you sign and share my petition to stop Trump's massive tax giveaway to the wealthy and large corporations?

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm Craig Johnson of Americans for Tax Fairness, and I started a petition to Congress, which says:

Donald Trump's proposed tax plan will cost $6 trillion, money that is desperately needed to rebuild our economy by investing in infrastructure, green jobs, education, medical research, and so much more. Instead of huge tax giveaways to Trump's billionaire friends, we demand that you create a tax system that works for all Americans.

Donald Trump and his cabinet full of Wall Street insiders are preparing the largest tax giveaway in American history. It's expected to cost $6 trillion over ten years—double the size of George W. Bush's tax cuts.1

Will you sign and share my petition to stop Trump's massive tax giveaway to the wealthy and large corporations?

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

Thanks!

—Craig Johnson, Americans for Tax Fairness

Source:

1. "Trump's 'Massive' Middle-Class Tax Cuts Are Tiny Compared To Those Promised To The Rich," Forbes, March 1, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/8966?t=4&akid=179823.10220574.kheGF8

You're receiving this petition because we thought it might interest you. It was created on MoveOn.org, where anyone can start their own online petitions. You can start your own petition here.

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on March 17th, 2017. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tell Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand: Help stop Trumpcare!

Under Trumpcare, 24 million Americans would lose health care, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. This bill is so awful that the uninsured rate would be worse than it was before the Affordable Care Act was even passed. Here's what

Dear MoveOn member,

Under Trumpcare, 24 million Americans would lose health care, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.1

This bill is so awful that the uninsured rate would be worse than it was before the Affordable Care Act was even passed. Here's what that would look like: 


Will you pick up the phone and urge your Democratic Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand to do everything possible to stop Trumpcare? Here's where to call: 

  • Sen. Schumer - (202) 224-6542
  • Sen. Gillibrand - (202) 224-4451

When you call, say something like:

"I'm a constituent and a voter in New York, and I'm calling to urge the senator to do everything possible to resist and defeat Donald Trump's American Health Care Act, which would take away health care from 24 million Americans."

After calling, click here to tell us how your call went.

Our best chance to stop this travesty is in the Senate. Because Republican unity is crumbling, and if just three Republican senators vote against the repeal bill, then there won't be enough votes for it to pass. And as of last night, more than fifty Republican lawmakers had expressed serious concerns about the bill.2

But Democrats like Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand have a huge role to play, too. Democrats need to take a leadership role and make it clear that this bill would be devastating for tens of millions of Americans. They need to urge their Republican colleagues to vote no. And while we expect Democrats to oppose this bill, all Democratic senators need to make sure that none of their colleagues—not even a single Democrat in the Senate—breaks ranks and supports this awful bill, should it come to the Senate floor. 

Please call now.

Thanks for all you do.

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

P.S. After you call, sign up for MoveOn text message alerts, so that we can notify you on your cellphone when it's time to call again!

P.P.S. We are hosting Congressional Stakeouts to Save Health Care at key congressional offices this week to confront senators and representatives in their district offices. Click here to see if there's one near you.

Sources:

1. "Affordable Care Act revision would reduce insured numbers by 24 million, CBO projects," The Washington Post, March 13, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/8892?t=5&akid=179699.10220574.NVlhgu

2. "There are now more than 50 Republicans skeptical of the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill," The Washington Post, March 14, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/8896?t=7&akid=179699.10220574.NVlhgu

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Contributions to MoveOn.org Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on March 15th, 2017. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

VIDEO: The AARP, American Cancer Society, and doctors all oppose Trumpcare

Trumpcare would cause 24 million Americans to lose insurance. See why the AARP, American Cancer Society, and other nonpartisan groups have come out against it.

Dear MoveOn member,

Twenty-four million. That's how many more uninsured Americans there would be in 10 years under the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with Trumpcare, according to a report just released by the independent Congressional Budget Office.1

Opposition to this cruel and destructive bill crosses the political spectrum. Nonpartisan groups such as the AARP, the American Cancer Society, and many other medical professional and civic associations oppose this repeal plan. That may be why House Speaker Paul Ryan is trying to rush it through Congress. But we can stop Trump and the Republicans if we help make sure everyone we know understands the real costs of Trumpcare.

MoveOn members in key states and congressional districts are organizing Congressional Stakeouts to Save Health Care—daylong vigils outside of Senate and House offices this Thursday and Friday. One thing all of us can do is to build a national outcry online! Can you watch and share this one-minute video that can convince even your less political friends and family that the Republican plan is bad news?

24 million more uninsured Americans

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

And you can also forward this email to friends in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Maine, Nevada, Ohio, West Virginia, Louisiana, and Colorado—where the Republican senators have expressed concerns about repeal—and ask them to join actions on Thursday and Friday and to call their senators every day.

Republicans are hell-bent on ramming Trumpcare through Congress, but here's how we can stop them.

1. Convincing vulnerable House Republicans to vote no. Twenty-three House Republicans in districts Trump lost to Clinton could be especially sensitive to the outrage of their constituents and realize ripping health care from tens of millions of Americans would have political consequences. One Republican, Rep. Rob Wittman of Virginia, just announced his opposition to the plan.If more Republican representatives side with Democrats, we could have enough votes to prevent Trumpcare from passing the House.

2. Convincing Republican senators to stop the repeal. The Senate may be our best chance to stop this. There are nine Republican senators who could be persuaded to save health care—and, assuming all Democratic senators hold the line, all we need are three Republican senators to stop Trumpcare in its tracks.

Let's make sure everyone knows how toxic this plan is as we support the Congressional Stakeouts to Save Health Care this Thursday and Friday. Please forward, share, post, tweet this video. The health care of 24 million Americans may rely on what we do over the next 16 days.

Thanks for all you do.

—Ben W., Schuyler, Erica, Brian, and the rest of the team

P.S. Here is information about the actions around the country. See if there's one near you, or tell your friends in key states to check it out.

P.P.S. You can always call your own senators by calling 1-844-319-5882 or members of the House of Representatives by calling 1-202-224-3121. Tell Democrats to stand firm and united against this plan. Tell Republicans not to take health care away from tens of millions of Americans.

Source:

1. "CBO report: 24 million fewer insured by 2026 under GOP health care bill," CNN, March 14, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/8884?t=8&akid=179704.10220574.9ZByaZ

2. "Wittman Announces Opposition to American Health Care Act," Facebook page of Representative Rob Wittman, accessed March 14, 2017
https://act.moveon.org/go/8883?t=10&akid=179704.10220574.9ZByaZ

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Time to play offense

We can lose hope in the face of Trump's corrupt and morally bankrupt agenda. Or we can persist in fighting back. I mean really fighting back—week after week, month after month, until we turn the tide.

Dear MoveOn member,

We can whine and whimper about the fact that Trump lost the popular vote and lose hope in the face of Trump’s corrupt and morally bankrupt agenda.

Or we can persist in fighting back. I mean really fighting back—week after week, month after month, until we turn the tide to protect the middle class, strengthen our democracy, and unite around common dreams instead of being divided by bigotry.

I know where I stand. Mitch McConnell was right about one thing: I’m "persistent."

To confront Trump, MoveOn members like you are already working your tails off. But here’s the hard truth: That wasn’t enough in 2016, and we need to do even more than we are already doing so we can win next time.

Which is why I’m asking: Will you pitch in $5 a month to fuel MoveOn's absolutely essential organizing? Just click here to get started.

MoveOn’s Resistance Recess was breathtaking. Hundreds of thousands of members and allies spoke out at town halls and derailed GOP efforts to ram through legislation to shred the Affordable Care Act. Republicans can try to dig in their heels behind Trump’s hollow promises, but the truth is we’ve got them on the run on health care.

But it will take enormous resources to continue to fight the Trump Republican agenda and to build the political power we need to win elections in 2018 and 2020.

Will you pitch in $5—or whatever you can—each month, so that MoveOn can take on Donald Trump every day and take back power in 2018 and 2020? Just click here.

MoveOn can do this—because they’ve done it before. Political pundits didn’t believe that taking back the House was possible in 2006. But MoveOn was one of the first groups to say it was possible and played a pivotal role in making it happen. That win helped build the momentum for Barack Obama’s historic victory in 2008.

And MoveOn members came through in droves when I ran for Senate, packing my offices across Massachusetts with volunteers. I know they’ve done the same for many other progressive members of Congress.

For nearly two decades, MoveOn has led principled, tough, winning campaigns to stand up to powerful interests and fight for working people.

  • When it looked like health care reform would never pass, MoveOn worked tirelessly from the long, hot, Tea Party-filled summer of 2009 through the following spring. MoveOn members put their shoulders to the wheel to pass and defend the Affordable Care Act while the Republicans fought every step of the way.
  • MoveOn members were instrumental in bringing the war in Iraq to a close and stopping a war with Iran.
  • When it looked like the Obama administration might make a “grand bargain” that could cut Social Security, MoveOn helped save it.
  • And last but certainly not least, when the big banks and financial institutions brought our economy to its knees, MoveOn fought for Wall Street reform, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

MoveOn members, working together, can accomplish big things. So as we face what may be the greatest political challenge of our lifetimes, we need MoveOn—and MoveOn members like you, Eddie—to do more than ever.

Which is why I have an important request:

Will you pitch in $5 a month to fuel MoveOn's organizing, so that MoveOn can take on the Trump Republican agenda and take back power in 2018 and 2020?

Yes, I'll pitch in monthly!

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

The day after Trump was elected, MoveOn members—heartsick and exhausted to the boneturned out in droves to hundreds of vigils across America. That's the kind of grit and determination we will need for the next four years.

We must keep fighting our hearts out when the stakes are as high as they are today.

Will you send a loud and clear message that you want MoveOn to keep rising to the challenges facing our nation, by chipping in $5 a month as a sustainer of MoveOn’s campaigns?

Yes, I'll pitch in monthly and help sustain MoveOn for the long haul.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

From one persistent organizer to another, thanks for all you do.

–Senator Elizabeth Warren 

Want to support MoveOn's work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it MoveOn needs your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with MoveOn?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

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