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10 Mar
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Big victory in our fight to protect the 2020 Census

We won a major victory this week in our fight to protect the 2020 Census: a federal court granted our request to stop the Trump administration from including a citizenship question on the upcoming Census.

A citizenship question would discourage many Californians from participating in the Census and undercount our communities, denying us critical resources and accurate political representation.

I’m grateful for this week’s victory and committed to defending this ruling. Will you chip in $5 now to help me keep fighting to ensure our communities are represented?

The Supreme Court is hearing another Census case next month.

I’ll keep doing everything I can to protect the court’s ruling and ensure the 2020 Census counts everyone equally, without prejudice. I need you with me, Michael.

Contribute $5 now to stand with me as we keep fighting to protect the 2020 Census and ensure fair funding and representation.

Thank you,

Xavier

 

 

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10 Mar
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I hope you’ll read about the first bill our Democratic majority introduced to expand voting rights

I want to take a second to tell you about H.R., one of the most important bills.

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I was a civil rights lawyer for two decades, which is why I want to take a second to tell you about H.R. 1 — one of Democrats’ most important bills out.

H.R. 1 would make it easier to vote, reduce big money in politics, bring an end to partisan gerrymandering, and fight political corruption. Democrats are calling for the bill to be brought to the U.S. Senate floor, and Republicans couldn’t be more angry about it. Republicans are terrified of this bill because they know it attacks the pernicious tactics they’ve used to stay in power for decades.

Democrats know that our democracy works best when every eligible citizen participates, and this bill is our promise to the American people that your vote will be counted and your voice will be heard. Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party are fighting tooth and nail to kill this bill, so there’s never been a more urgent time to stand with the Democrats fighting for it.

Will you add your name and stand with the Democrats in the House of Representatives and across the nation who are working to protect our democracy?

I’M IN


For decades, Republicans have been muddying the water when it comes to our elections. Their willingness to buy elections through big-monied interests, gerrymander districts with surgical precision, purge voters, push heinous voter ID laws, and even cheat to win, is reprehensible.

Just last year, then Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp employed voter suppression tactics that disproportionately affected people of color and led him to victory against Democratic candidate for governor, Stacey Abrams. More recently, a new election was announced in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district, after evidence surmounted of an absentee ballot scheme that was put into place by a consultant Republican candidate Mark Harris hired.

We can’t continue to allow our democracy to fall under attack because Republicans refuse to let go of whatever political power they have, which is exactly why House Democrats have introduced H.R. 1.

The nitty-gritty of this bill could truly transform how our politics function, so I want you to read a few key reforms:

  • Every eligible citizen would be able to register to vote online or be automatically registered upon receiving a driver’s license.
  • It would be harder to remove folks from voter rolls, like we saw in Georgia and Ohio last year.
  • States would use paper ballots in federal elections to prevent tampering.
  • Independent commissions would be put into place to draw congressional district maps and prevent partisan gerrymandering.
  • Campaigns would have to disclose any big donors behind 501(c)(4) organizations.
  • All presidents and vice presidents would be required to release their tax returns.
  • House members would be prohibited from serving on corporate boards.
  • Foreign lobbyists and special interests would have a harder time influencing our laws.

Elections have consequences, and H.R. 1 is proof of that. This bill is the first piece of legislation that our new Democratic majority introduced because we know that folks feel like they’ve been locked out of their own democracy — and that must come to an end.

I hope you’ll add your name today to stand with Democrats nationwide who are fighting for every American’s vote to count.

Thanks for all you do, Michael.

Tom

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08 Mar
0

Today is International Women’s Day

One of the biggest barriers to gender equality is leading the Republican Party.                                                                                                                                                                         

 

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Today is International Women’s Day — a day to celebrate how far we’ve come in the fight for full gender equality, as well as recommit ourselves to removing the barriers to equality and opportunity that women still face in our society.

This year, one of the biggest barriers is the Republican party and Donald Trump. As an example of Trump’s attack on women’s rights, he let funding for the Violence Against Women Act expire — stripping federal protections for domestic violence survivors across the nation.

Just yesterday, Speaker Pelosi and other Democrats introduced a bipartisan bill to reauthorize funding for the Violence Against Women Act. On this International Women’s Day, will you join them and our Party in urging the House and the Senate to pass this crucial legislation to protect survivors of domestic violence?

Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act is crucial if we’re going to protect survivors of domestic abuse here in California and across the nation. As Nancy Pelosi said during yesterday’s press conference, “Every woman everywhere has a right to live free from abuse.”

In particular, the legislation would strengthen legal protections for Native American, immigrant, and LGBTQ women. Additionally, the bill would make it more difficult for those convicted of crimes related to domestic violence to obtain firearms.

But to pass this crucial piece of legislation, we need to put pressure on Republicans in the House and Senate. Please make your voice heard!

Thank you for your continued advocacy.

In Unity,

Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker, Acting Chair
California Democratic Party

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08 Mar
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What I found

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Friend –

As I connected with supporters throughout Los Angeles, I remembered why I decided to do this. At each stop, people lined up and packed rooms of all sizes for the chance to hear my story and vision for the future of our country.

At Bell Gardens High School, students wanted to know what it was like to grow up on the westside of San Antonio, a community that isn’t much different than their own. They asked me tough questions about immigration and education, and showed me clearly how and why representation matters. It was clear that in me, these students see themselves and the potential to live their dreams.

In a UCLA Chicano Studies class packed with 300 students, I was asked about everything from climate change and racial justice issues to my views on foreign policy. At City Club LA, I was met with an enthusiastic crowd of supporters who helped make two things very clear: voters want someone who has the experience to get things done and the determination to chart a new course for our country where everyone counts, and no one is left behind.

That’s why I’m asking you to chip in $10 or $20 today to help me get to as many cities as possible. Will you help us? 

With your help we can create one nation, with one destiny.

Join us,
Julián

 
 
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08 Mar
0

#58in58

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Rusty for Chair

Ten counties in seven days–this week has been a whirlwind of speaking with passionate folks from all around the Bay area and the Central Valley, and a quick stop at home in the San Fernando Valley. Thank you to Democrats from Marin, Sonoma, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Los Angeles, and Santa Cruz Counties for taking the time to meet with me over the last few days.

Grateful for the support of so many Democrats from across our state; activists and change-makers, elected officials and local party leaders. See my growing list of endorsements here.

Do you have an event or gathering you’d like to invite me to, or can’t make it out to a scheduled meet and greet? Email my team at info@rustyhicks.org, and let us know when we might have a chance to connect, or simply to share your thoughts or suggestions on topics related to the CDP that matter to you. I want to hear from YOU on how we can not only make our party greater, but continue our momentum solidly into 2020 and lead the way for the rest of our country.

To keep up with my next stops and learn more about where I’ve been on my #58in58 county road trip, please visit my website.

Back to the road!

In solidarity,
Rusty

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08 Mar
0

This latest attack from the NRA against Kamala is unbelievable:

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This latest attack from the NRA against Kamala is unbelievable:
Fresno dem club, this isn’t the first time the powerful gun lobby has attacked Kamala — and it won’t be the last. Help us fight back with a donation to Kamala’s people-powered campaign today:

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For years, Congress has refused to stand up to the powerful gun lobby and pass legislation to end our country’s gun violence epidemic. And, like Kamala says, it’s not for a lack of good ideas. We already have good ideas with bipartisan support: like universal background checks, which would ensure nobody who’s been proven to be a danger to themselves or to others can get their hands on a gun. Or an assault weapons ban, to keep weapons of war out of our communities.
These good ideas don’t become law because the NRA and the powerful gun lobby have poured millions of dollars into our elections, hand-picking a Congress that will do their bidding.
First, they prop up candidates who will run the NRA playbook, play-for-play, in Washington. Then, they spend more attacking candidates they think will stand up to the gun lobby and pass meaningful reform. Their influence in our elections has gone on for long enough.
Kamala is fighting for an America where no person is afraid to go to a school, a movie theater, a church — anywhere — for fear of being a victim of the next mass shooting. And the NRA is terrified of her and our movement. They’ve seen our grassroots momentum growing — so they’re going to do everything in their power to damage our campaign in these early months. We can’t let them win.
We’re counting on you to have Kamala’s back in the face of these attacks from the NRA today by giving a donation:

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08 Mar
0

When I take the stage on Sunday

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Hi there,
We just wanted to make sure you saw Pete’s note from earlier this week about Sunday’s CNN Town Hall. 
Take a read and then find a watch party here: 
Thanks, 
Pete for America 
 
—- Original Message —- 
Hi there,
 
This Sunday at 9:00 pm ET, I’m joining CNN for a town hall discussion from Austin, Texas. 
 
At the same time, supporters all across the country are hosting watch parties to begin building community around our bold vision for the future. 
 
Take a look to see if there’s a watch party in your community: 
 
 
We have several goals for the weekend. I wanted to fill you in on them and provide concrete ways you can help.
 
First: I want to make you proud.
 
This one’s on me, and it’s sort of cheesy to say, but it’s true. I want to make you proud.
 
Whether you are on our Grassroots Fundraising Team, share things on social media, are a donor, have joined us in-person at an event in your community, or have told one person about our vision — I am so grateful. 
 
I hope that I make you proud of the work you are doing, and that you’ll continue to be an enthusiastic member of our community.
 
Second: We need to expand our donor group.
 
This one we need to do together. We’ve said this here before but, the DNC announced that in order to be invited to the first candidate debate in June, we’ll need to have the support of 65,000 unique donors. We’re not quite there yet, and there’s no other way to say this: I need your help. 
 
 
Third: We need to introduce new people to our bold vision.
The town hall will be the first time many people learn my name and hear about our bold vision for the future. It’s certainly going to help build awareness but we know that personal outreach is still the most effective thing when it comes to talking about politics and our values. 
 
Will you share this on Facebook, and then text a friend who might need someone to prompt them to tune in? Here’s some copy to get you started: 
 
Have you been following Pete Buttigieg? He recently launched a presidential exploratory committee and has a town hall with CNN on Sunday. I think you should tune in. It’s 9pm ET on CNN.
 
Thank you for your continued support. I’m grateful to be on this journey with you. 
 
Pete

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08 Mar
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Legalizing marijuana

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TULSI 2020

 
 

Aloha friend,

Legalizing marijuana is a basic question of fairness and freedom of choice for the American people. A system that puts people in prison for marijuana use, while allowing corporations like Purdue Pharma that are responsible for thousands of opioid-related deaths to walk away scot-free with their coffers full, needs to change.

Let’s make that change—together. I’m offering to serve as your president to build a government of, by, and for the people. Click here to donate $5, $25 or $10 towards our people-powered campaign to make a real difference in the lives of Americans. 

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The fact that marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug in this country—the same as heroin and other deadly narcotics—is unacceptable. Yesterday, I released two bills to tackle this. The first is a short, to-the-point bipartisan bill to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act so that states can set their own laws without interference.

The second requires the federal government to generate one central study on the impact of state marijuana legalization policies to push back against myths and stigma that are being used as excuses to perpetuate federal prohibition.

You deserve common sense, bipartisan legislation that actually has a chance to pass in a heavily divided Congress and make real, tangible impacts on our quality of life. We need leadership that will stay focused on getting things done for the American people, instead of playing political games.

Click here to donate $5, $25 or $10 or whatever you can spare to a campaign focused on common sense bipartisan solutions, including an end to the federal marijuana prohibition!

I didn’t suddenly wake up to this issue yesterday. The truth is, I don’t smoke pot and never have. I’m not here trying to look cool. I’m here to get things done for the good of the American people. I’m here to stand up for every person’s freedom to make their own choices.

60% of voters support marijuana legalization. If members of Congress and leaders in Washington listen to the voices of the vast majority of Americans, they will hear the calls for action that go beyond partisanship. We are long overdue to bring about this kind of change. We can’t afford to keep kicking this can down the road given the devastating negative impact it is having on the people of this country.

If you know someone who believes in the right of all Americans to make their own choice to use marijuana without being thrown in jail or labelled a criminal, please share this email and ask them to contribute—even just $1—to make sure our message makes it to the debate stage. We’re well on our way to the requirement of 65,000 unique donors, and it’s your enthusiasm and willingness to share our message with your friends and family that will get us over the finish line.

Thank you for your support and being with me on this journey.

With warm aloha,

Tulsi

 

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08 Mar
0

WATCH: Why Jay’s in the race

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Real quick — have you seen our launch video?

If you’re wondering why Jay’s in this race, and why climate change means so much to our movement, this is a must watch video (and it’s short!).

Watch our launch video, and if it inspires you like it inspires us, make your first investment in our campaign to become an Inslee for America founding donor.

Watch the video!

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08 Mar
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It’s time to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

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Warren for President

Think about all the time you spend on the internet — checking the news, shopping, catching up with old friends, reading emails like this one.

Well, more and more of the things we do online are being controlled by a smaller and smaller group of giant corporations.

They’ve mastered a very powerful business model: Monopolize their platform and force other companies, media platforms, and publishers out of business.

If you buy something online, there’s a nearly 50% chance that you’re going through Amazon. If you go to any website, there’s more than a 70% chance that it’s owned or run by Google or Facebook.

America’s biggest tech companies are controlling more and more of our digital lives.

Here’s why tech companies with nearly unfettered power aren’t a good thing: They buy potential rivals, like Facebook did with Instagram and WhatsApp, limiting innovation and choice. They create marketplaces that they own and compete on — a conflict of interest that lets them snuff out smaller rivals — like Amazon and Google have done for shopping, search tools, and online ads.

They bully cities and states into showering them with massive taxpayer handouts — and spend the profits they get from being the only game in town to lobby and rig the rules even further in their favor.

They even scare investors away from funding new startups — because what’s the use in going up against a giant corporation that’ll just snap you up or drive you out of business?

This all means less competition, less innovation, and a worse internet for all of us.Think about it: If you’re not happy with Facebook’s privacy policy, maybe you’d like to spend your time on Instagram instead. Except, wait: Facebook owns Instagram.

We’ve got to call it out. And we’ve got to do something about it. So today, I’m proposing a new plan to break up the biggest tech companies and make sure these corporations don’t get so powerful that they undermine our democracy.

Add your name if you agree: It’s time to break up our biggest tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

There’s a long history in America of breaking up companies if they have too much power in the marketplace: Standard Oil, AT&T, and the railroad industry led to the bipartisan creation of our first antitrust laws.

What I’m proposing is right in line with our country’s history — and it’s a big part of what has allowed our economy to grow and new companies to thrive.

Here’s how our plan works — there are two big pieces to it.

#1: Pass a new law for “Platform Neutrality.”

If you’re a ginormous tech company that’s created a platform for other businesses to compete on — like the Amazon marketplace, or the Google ad exchange — you shouldn’t also own a company that sells on it. Put simply: You shouldn’t be able to tilt the playing field in your own direction.

#2 Appoint regulators who’ll use existing legal tools to unwind tech mergers that illegally undermine competition.

With the antitrust laws that are already on the books, we can undo big mergers that never should have been approved in the first place — and give smaller and medium-sized companies a fighting chance to compete with the big guys. That means we break Facebook away from Instagram and WhatsApp, Amazon away from Whole Foods, Google away from Nest, and more. We could be doing this right now — but we need a president (ahem) who’ll appoint regulators to make it happen.

So what would the internet look like after all these reforms?

Here’s what won’t change: You’ll still be able to go on Google and search like you do today. You’ll still be able to go on Amazon and find 30 different coffee machines that you can get delivered to your house in two days. You’ll still be able to go on Facebook and see how your old friend from school is doing.

Here’s what will change: Small businesses would have a fair shot to sell their products on Amazon without the fear of Amazon pushing them out of business. Google couldn’t smother competitors by demoting their products on Google Search. Facebook would face real pressure from Instagram and WhatsApp to improve their user experience and protect our privacy. Tech entrepreneurs would have a fighting chance to compete against the tech giants.

This is how we’ll make sure we get more competition and more new ideas in the tech economy, instead of just a few giant tech companies calling all the shots — and regular people not having much say in the tools we use everyday.

That’s how we get innovation. That’s how we get an internet that does a better and better job of letting us stay connected with each other — from pictures of grandkids to emails and petitions like this one. That’s how we protect our privacy in a rapidly changing world.

We can get this done. We can make big, structural change. But it’s going to take a grassroots movement, and it starts right now.

Sign the petition to support our plan to break up the biggest tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook:

https://my.elizabethwarren.com/ew-breakupbigtech

Thanks for being a part of this,

Elizabeth
 

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