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  • Tell your senators to oppose Trump’s extreme judicial nominees!

    Trump is trying to remake the courts by installing ultra conservative far right judges to lifetime seats on our federal courts. With the Comey firing and Trump's defiance of the rule of law front and center, it's clearer than ever how critical it is to ensure that these seats are filled with jurists who will serve as a bulwark against abuse of power and the loss of core constitutional protections. Yet the slate of nominees Trump has put forward is deeply troubling. Two of his nominees were on Trump's list of 21 potential picks for the Supreme Court -- extreme right-wing judges hand-picked by the far right activists at the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society. Trump is looking for judges who won't get in his way and we have got to stand up against that threat. Tell your Senators to oppose Trump's extreme judicial nominees!

  • Tell Congress: Stop Trump’s delusional “voter fraud” witch hunt!

    Congress should investigate the real problem of voter suppression, not mythical mass voter fraud. Tell Congress to stand against Trump's witch hunt and investigate the real problem of voter suppression instead.

  • Senators: Stop Trumpcare!

    Trumpcare passed the House in a vote that should make House Republicans ashamed for a long time to come. They rammed the American Health Care Act through even though with little debate and no Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score, just so Trump and House Republicans could score a “win.” Your senators need to know how strongly you oppose this bill so that they can stop it in its tracks. Tell your senators: Stop Trumpcare!

  • Appoint a special counsel to investigate Trump and Russia NOW!

    Trump’s White House fired Sally Yates and then tried to prevent her from testifying on Trump’s connections to Russia. They fired U.S. attorney Preet Bharara as he was investigating Trump’s financial ties with foreign interests. Trump has not adequately divested from his businesses, and he installed members of his family in significant positions in government. And now FBI Director James Comey has been fired on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recommendation -- despite the fact that he recused himself from the investigation of links between Trump and Russia. Corruption is evident at all levels of this, and now we need a special counsel to get towards truth and accountability. The need for a special counsel has never been more urgent. The current situation and investigation of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials is unprecedented.

  • “Religious freedom” is NOT a license to discriminate!

    Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order that would create a license to discriminate -- particularly against LGBTQ people. The executive order which is supposedly to "protect" religious liberty actually twists the constitutional principle of religious freedom beyond all recognition. Religious freedom is about protecting the rights of all people to freely practice their faith or to practice no faith at all. It's not the right to use your religion as an excuse to discriminate against others. Stand against hate! Tell your state and local legislators to REJECT all attempts to legalize discrimination under the phony guise of religious liberty.

  • Tell your senators Amul Thapar should not sit on the Sixth Circuit!

    Donald Trump has handed over responsibility for picking judges to radical right organizations like the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, so these groups can carry out their long-term plan to transform America’s federal courts from institutions of justice into strongholds of right wing ideology. That is why he’s nominated Judge Amul Thapar for the 6th Circuit Court. Thapar has a deeply concerning record of rulings that would contribute to the flood of money in politics. Senators must oppose his confirmation.

  • Tell Betsy DeVos to remove Candice Jackson from the Office for Civil Rights.

  • Stephen Miller has no place working on women’s issues at the White House!

    Stephen Miller, Trump’s senior policy advisor and architect of the anti-Muslim travel bans, has a demonstrated history of antagonism toward women, people of color, and Latinos in particular. Now he’s going to work with Ivanka Trump on women’s issues… despite his past opposition to efforts aimed at closing the pay gap and his fervent support for traditional gender roles. It’s genuinely absurd and disturbing for Stephen Miller to be working on women’s issues of all things.

  • Tell senators: Don’t confirm Mark Green for Army Secretary!

    This nomination is a major step back from the achievements of the last administration, which saw the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell and the appointment of the first openly gay Army Secretary. Green is rabidly anti-LGBTQ, has called being transgender "a disease", has blatantly made Islamophobic statements, and has even displayed alarming racism towards Latinos.

  • Pledge to Hold Republicans Accountable for “Going Nuclear”

    Democrats stood up to Republicans' bullying and extremism and voted to BLOCK the confirmation of Trump's nominee Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. But Republicans triggered an unprecedented rule change on a party-line vote that eliminated. This naked power grab MUST be remembered and Republicans MUST be held accountable.

  • Tell Senate Republicans: Don’t Go Nuclear!

    The fight over the confirmation of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has heated up tremendously and is coming to a head this week. At this point, 42 Democratic Senators have announced their opposition to Gorsuch and to voting for cloture on the nomination -- meaning they can continue debating the nomination and not have it brought to a final vote. But Senate Republicans would rather break the rules and eliminate the 60-vote bar, than roll up their sleeves and help to find a nominee who isn’t an extreme right-wing candidate chosen for Trump by far-right organizations.

  • Tell Congress: Don’t Defund Planned Parenthood

    Millions of women -- especially low-income women -- depend on Planned Parenthood for their life-saving services. Tell Congress: DO NOT defund Planned Parenthood!

  • Petition: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Must Resign

    The Washington Post reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke with a Russian official TWICE during the 2016 campaign and then lied about it to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing. Sessions must RESIGN as Attorney General! Add your name now!

  • STOP Trump’s Extremist Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch!

    Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch is Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court -- an unacceptable and dangerous nominee who must be OPPOSED with everything we've got and stopped from receiving Senate confirmation.

  • Stop Trump’s delusional ‘voter fraud’ witch hunt, investigate voter suppression instead!

    Donald Trump is calling for a witch hunt into alleged “voter fraud” in the last election. Add your name to tell members of Congress and other public officials to stand against this witch hunt and investigate the real problem of voter suppression instead.

  • Tell Congress: Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act!

    The Supreme Court eviscerated a key section of the Voting Rights Act with its 5-4 decision in Shelby County v. Holder. We need to restore full strength to the Voting Rights Act without delay.

  • Tell Congress: OVERTURN Citizens United

    It's urgent that we save our democracy from the scourge of big money unleashed by Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC. Tell Congress to pass an amendment to the Constitution that will undo the harm of Citizens United and related cases!

  • Tell Republicans: No Steve Bannon in the White House

    No one associated with the white nationalist movement should be in the White House. Tell the GOP to stay on the right side of history and do everything they can to keep Bannon out of the White House!