It was deeply upsetting yesterday to watch Trump reverse environmental protections designed to combat climate change and pollution.
Our planet is facing an unprecedented crisis. One we cannot ignore. While the president puts corporate special interests ahead of our children’s future, we have to intensify the movement to save our planet—and we have to do it NOW.
Look, I am not going to pretend that this fight will be easy. The important ones never are.
The protections Trump reversed come with a real human cost. By establishing reasonable and achievable limits on the nation’s largest source of carbon pollution—power plants—we would have prevented 3,600 premature deaths per year.
That progress is now lost. Those lives are now in jeopardy. And it will only get worse as Trump seeks to gut EPA programs that address climate change, pollution, and more.
There is no if about it: we must fight to not just preserve the progress made on reversing climate change, but to take bold action to improve our economy, our air quality, and our planet.
That’s what we’ve done here in California. And as goes California, so goes the nation.
Thanks for everything,
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Friday was a good day for the good guys. We won a major victory to defend the Affordable Care Act and stopped a truly disastrous Republican proposal that would have hurt millions of Americans.
I’ve been so inspired by your unrelenting grassroots activism — on everything from health care to Trump’s Muslim ban to standing up to his Cabinet and Supreme Court nominees.
But to put a stop to Donald Trump’s radical agenda for good, we’re going to need to channel that energy into electoral victories.
We’ve got an important special election coming up soon in Georgia, where we have a chance to flip a seat in Congress from red to blue. And in November, we have some big races for governorships and state legislatures in Virginia and New Jersey.
Republicans are going to throw everything they can at us to win those races — one Republican super PAC has already committed to spending $1.1 million in Georgia alone to send a rubber stamp for Donald Trump to Congress.
But I know we can win important races like these, Michael. In February, Democrats rallied behind Stephanie Hansen and won a special election in Delaware that preserved Democratic control of the state senate. Last week, we won an overwhelming victory in a special election for a seat in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives.
It just takes commitment — so today, I’m asking for yours. Chip in $10 or more before our quarterly fundraising deadline on Friday, and help make sure we can give our candidates around the country everything they need to win this year.
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Here’s the truth: the Supreme Court has the power to create enormous change in our society. It is the institution that affirmed a woman’s right to make her own health decisions and ruled that marriage cannot be denied to anyone because of the person they love. It is also the same branch of government that gutted the Voting Rights Act and opened the door for big corporations to pollute our political system with secret, unaccountable money.
So you can imagine that I take the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court very seriously. Justice hangs in the balance on the court, and while he has an impressive paper record, Gorsuch’s rulings have repeatedly failed to achieve justice for all Americans.
For this reason, I am opposing his nomination — and I am asking supporters like you to join me in this fight. Can you take action today?
Neil Gorsuch has consistently favored corporations over the American people and should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court. I am signing this petition in opposition to his nomination and urging the Senate to reject him.
A perfect example of why we must oppose Gorsuch’s nomination is the story of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who got stuck on the road in sub-zero temperatures and abandoned his cargo to seek help. He was fired because he left his truck and when he sued the company, only one judge sided with his employer — Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Imagine being someone who believes corporations should have the right to fire an employee for trying to save their life?
In the case of the college professor Grace Hwang, who was diagnosed with cancer, Gorsuch ruled that her employer had the right to refuse leave even though her doctor told her to rest. “His decision was heartless,” said Grace’s parents earlier this month.
These two cases are not ones we cherry-picked to make a partisan point.
Gorsuch’s record shows he is willing to favor corporations over the American people. From imposing religious views on employees to outright hostility toward federal agencies, he has a history of rulings that directly hurt working families, consumers, women, and more.
In short: Gorsuch has valued narrow legalisms over real lives. The just thing for us to do is prevent his nomination to the Supreme Court. If you agree, please add your name to our petition today.
Thanks for everything you do to help build a just and equal society.
“You do what you think is right and let the law catch up.”
Yesterday, as I walked off the House floor, it was clear that Republicans had failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. As a result of that stinging rebuke of the GOP Congress, 24 million Americans will get to keep their access to healthcare. Your activism, reflected in the many thousands who spoke out through town halls across the country, paid off.
It’s been less than two months since President Trump — two words that I never thought would be put together — was sworn in. I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say that it’s been a long two months. It seems every day a new travesty, outrageous act, statement or tweet, is foisted upon us by Donald Trump and his team.
Like many of you, I grew up thinking that democracy was so firmly entrenched in this country, that the Constitution was almost self-effectuating. I was wrong. As it turns out, with the wrong person in the Oval Office, democracy can be quite fragile.
We must fight for our democracy and ensure that it is a legacy we pass on to our children.
Hours after Trump was sworn in as President, I joined the millions who traveled to the nation’s Capitol for the Women’s March, to fight for equal rights, respect for all people, and against the President’s backward and bigoted policies. I was not alone. Many of you were right there in DC, or marching in LA or other cities and towns across the country.
We need to keep marching.
I’ve also hosted a number of town halls to hear directly from my constituents and concerned citizens around Los Angeles — something many of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are afraid to do.
Here’s what I heard from over 1000 constituents who came out to my last town hall. Concerned citizens want to know what they can do to fight back against President Trump’s Muslim Ban. They wanted to speak out in favor of even greater access to healthcare, not less. And they are outraged that a foreign power interfered with our election.
Here’s what you can do: Keep showing up. Keep calling. Keep pressuring my colleagues to do the right thing.
I do not have a vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, but I know that’s one of the most important fights we have ahead of us. After President Obama nominated eminently-qualified and moderate jurist Merrick Garland, the Senate Republicans refused to hold even a hearing, let alone a debate and vote on his nomination to the nation’s highest court.
I am of the firm belief that unless President Trump nominates a similar moderate, or better yet, Merrick Garland, we should not confirm that nominee. And from what we have seen of Judge Gorsuch, it’s clear he’s a deeply conservative justice, far from the judicial mainstream that Judge Garland occupied. This is where you can help. Call your Senators, and demand they oppose confirming Judge Gorsuch and filibuster if necessary. To do anything less, will only validate the GOP’s odious tactic and they will use it again with another Democratic President.
And please support those of us who have taken up the cause of resisting Donald Trump. This fight is just beginning, and there will be tough days ahead. Please give me your help.
Whatever you can send — $100, $50, $35, or anything you can afford – is greatly appreciated!
Whether you have been with me from the beginning, or just recently become engaged, I need your help. There is a groundswell of support for taking back the House and White House, and you are the tip of the spear. We won a great victory this week in the preservation of affordable care, but the struggle is just beginning!
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Thanks to your hard work, House Republicans have delayed their vote to repeal Obamacare. Pitch in $10 to help Democrats keep fighting, and we’ll send you a new sticker so you can show the GOP you won’t back down.
Yesterday, after failing to get enough Republicans to support his catastrophic health care bill, Donald Trump held a press conference to blame the defeat of Trumpcare on… Democrats.
According to Donald, the reason his health care bill failed in the House is that no Democrats would vote for it.
You’re damn right we wouldn’t.
Paul Ryan and the House GOP were desperate to jam through a health care bill that would cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance. Democrats stood firm and made clear that we wouldn’t let that happen. And Donald Trump, master deal-maker that he supposedly is, couldn’t get the members of his own party to vote for it.
If passing Trumpcare was a task on The Apprentice, I’m pretty sure Donald would be fired.
We’ve seen what happens when Donald Trump loses — he starts looking for new ways to rehash old battles. And after seven years and more than 60 votes to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, you can bet that Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell aren’t giving up for good.
Yesterday, we sent Republicans a message to keep their hands off of Obamacare. Let’s make sure they don’t forget it.
Pitch in $10 or whatever you can, and we’ll send you a free “Hands Off Obamacare” sticker so you can show Republicans you’ll keep fighting for affordable health care for all.
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