One year ago today, a wave of constituent pressure crashed in the Senate well -- saving health care for 23 million Americans and denying Trump a top legislative priority. 1/
We didn't build that wave overnight. It started little by little, when people like you showed up at town halls around the country to hold Republicans accountable for trying to repeal the ACA. nymag.com/daily/intellig… 2/
Republicans got scared off. They even pulled their first repeal vote in the House. But they didn’t quit -- and neither did we. nytimes.com/2017/03/24/us/… 3/
Trump’s disgraceful and disloyal press conference today shows that he is a danger to us all, and that he is clearly acting on behalf of Russian, and not American, interests. Instead of confronting Putin’s threats to our democracy, he instead attacked the Russia investigation.
Putin suggested 𝙍𝙪𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙖 should join the investigation, & it should be expanded to investigate U.S. citizens. Trump should have put a stop to that idea immediately - instead he agreed it was a good idea. He had a choice between Americans and Putin, and he chose Putin. Again.
Brett Kavanaugh is one of the most cravenly partisan choices Trump could have made. He’s been called the “Forrest Gump of Republican politics,” as he seems to always show up in high-stakes, far-right political battles and conspiracy theories.
Kavanaugh doesn’t believe that a sitting president can be indicted, and believes presidents should have wide latitude to hire and fire special counsels. His nomination could shield Trump from facing accountability for his crimes and corruption.
UPDATE: Paul Ryan is shopping around his immigration proposal as a “fix” to family separation. That’s a lie. It does NOT solve this Trump-created crisis. It only makes it worse. Here’s what this bill would 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 do:
❌ Jails families together — i.e., bigger cages for families
❌ INDEFINITE detention of children while parents are being prosecuted
❌ Would still result in separation of families if parent is sentenced to jail time
The bill also does NOT provide security and relief for DACA recipients. It creates a long, complicated process that does not guarantee that Dreamers will 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 obtain permanent relief. In short, it leaves many in the same limbo they’re in now. #DreamActNow
After months in the making, we’re excited to announce the next evolution of the Indivisible movement 🥁🥁🥁
… the official, on-the-ground launch of Indivisible435, our 50-state political program!
📝Every Indivisible group will be able to sign up to use canvassing & phone banking tools!
💪We’ve doubled our organizing team to better support the thousands of Indivisibles on the ground.
🗣️We’ll build a national volunteer program to support 50+ key races!
We won’t close up shop, turn off the tools, and pull organizers out after election day. We will build long-lasting support to:
1) Equip all Indivisible groups, including in places where we might not win this cycle, as they build long-term power to contest e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.
The national conversation is very much focused (rightly so) on gun safety. But that is NOT what the Senate is doing next week. Instead, they're having a totally unrelated vote to de-regulate big banks and let racial discrimination in mortgage lending go unchecked. 1/
On the heels of the massive giveaway to wealthy, corps, and big banks (the #GOPTaxScam), this is a follow-up giveaway that would let two dozen of the country's biggest banks escape regulation and put us at risk of another financial crisis. indivisible.org/resource/repub… 2/
The bill fits perfectly into the Trump playbook of enriching the rich and tilting the playing field further away from the middle class in favor of big banks and corporations. The middle class loses again, and it gets further out of reach for families working to get there. 3/
All votes are in, and the Senate Continuing Resolution cloture vote has failed. This means that the government is not funded and the #TrumpShutdown is officially in effect.
Republicans let CHIP expire to pass the #GOPTaxScam. Trump ended DACA. The GOP caused the #TrumpShutdown and refused to put a bill that could pass to a vote. They can only fix it by cleaning up their mess— which has already upended millions of lives.
This isn’t easy, but it is NOT. OVER. Nearly 9 million children, over 800,000 Dreamers, and all of their loved ones are counting on YOU to fight back. #DreamActNow#FundCHIP