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  • Demand an Investigation into Roger Stone’s Sentencing Recommendation!

    Following a lengthy investigation and conviction of President Trump’s right-hand man, Roger Stone, Trump publicly and vociferously criticized the sentencing recommendation made by career Department of Justice officials after which DOJ leaders withdrew the recommendations and called for a more lenient sentence. The Department of Justice’s Inspector General should investigate this matter and the House Judiciary Committee should demand answers from the Department of Justice as well.

  • Urge the Senate to Pass the VRAA!

    The Voting Rights Advancement Act is a chance to restore protections against this kind of discrimination and ensure that every American is able to exercise their fundamental right to participate in our elections.

  • Tell Congress—it’s time for the Equal Rights Amendment

    There is current legislation in Congress to remove the deadline and allow for the Equal Rights Amendment’s adoption—together we can ensure that the ERA is written into the Constitution and that all Americans are protected from discrimination on the basis of sex.

  • Tell Congress to Demand Transparency on Special Counsel Mueller’s Findings!

    It's critical that members of Congress stand up for the national interest and demand transparency for Mueller's report and other findings.

  • Tell the Senate: No More Extreme Trump Judges!

    The disastrous consequences of Trump's judicial appointments are already reverberating throughout our nation, as many of his judges have begun dismantling the rights and protections that millions rely on.

  • Tell Congress to Pass a Resolution to Terminate the President’s Emergency Declaration!

    Trump’s fake "national emergency" declaration is an unlawful and unconstitutional assault on the checks and balances our democracy relies on. But Congress can pass a resolution to stop Trump and his fake emergency!

  • Tell the Senate: Oppose Neomi Rao!

    President Trump’s nominee for the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, Neomi Rao, is -- unsurprisingly -- another extreme, out-of-touch nominee. Rao has a disturbing record on LGBTQ, race, and sexual assault. In her writings, Rao has placed blame on sexual assault survivors, questioned the legitimacy of LGBTQ equality (calling it a "trendy political movement"), and lamented multiculturalism. Sign the petition and urge the senate to oppose Rao's nomination.

  • Urge your Congressperson to Support the Equality Act to Protect the LGBTQ Community!

    Our nation’s civil rights laws protect people on the basis of race, color, national origin, and in most cases, sex, disability, and religion. However our current federal law does not provide the same protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and we believe its time for that to change. The Equality Act ensures that every person will be afforded equal protection under the law by making it illegal discriminate on the basis of LGBTQ identity. Sign the petition urging your congressperson to support the Equality Act.

  • Tell the Senate: Oppose William Barr as Attorney General!

    President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to serve as Attorney General is just the latest in a string of attempts to undermine the Mueller Russia investigation and it must be stopped. Urge your senators to OPPOSE William Barr’s nomination as AG. Trump has a clear agenda in selecting Barr and we must not allow another political lackey to fill the vacancy.

  • Tell Your Representative to Officially Censure Representative Steve King!

    Rep. Steve King has a history of supporting white supremacists and stoking racial tensions. His recent comments that he did not understand how the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” became offensive are blatantly racist and entirely unacceptable. Sign the petition and urge your Representative to support a Congressional censure.

  • Urge your Representative to Support H.R. 1 in the 116th Congress!

    A bold, progressive vision for the future of our country’s democracy will be the first bill House Democrats will introduce in the 116th Congress. The reform package seeks to restore and strengthen principles progressives have long championed as essential to ensuring that the voice of Americans are reflected in the policies and actions of their elected officials. Sign the petition urging your incoming member to support H.R. 1 today!

  • Tell Congress to Protect the Mueller Investigation!

    Just after the midterm elections, President Trump FIRED Jeff Sessions as his Attorney General and appointed one of his political lackeys, Matt Whitaker, as interim AG. Now that Sessions has been fired, Whitaker has taken the lead on overseeing Robert Mueller's Russia investigation -- clearly an attempt to put a strangle on the investigation before it proceeds any further. Members of both parties need to co-sponsor and publicly support passage of the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act!

  • Vote NO on Trump nominee Thomas Farr!

    Trump and the Far-Right are winning in their efforts to pack our federal courts with extreme narrow-minded elitist judicial nominees. Nominated by Trump to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Thomas Farr is much more than just a run-of-the-mill advocate of voter suppression -- his history of disenfranchising voters of color is long. Tell your Senators to vote NO Thomas Farr for a lifetime appointment!

  • Tell the Senate: OPPOSE Trump’s Extreme Supreme Court Nominee!

    Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh is a narrow-minded elitist who would drag the Court far, far to the Right and take a sledge hammer to the fundamental rights of countless Americans.

  • No Vote on New Supreme Court Nominee Until AFTER the Election!

    There should be NO hearing or vote on a new Supreme Court nominee until after the midterm elections and after the new Congress is seated in January!

  • Tell Congress: Support the Child Care for Working Families Act!

    The solution to the child care crisis in America is the Child Care for Working Families Act -- a bold new bill that not only provides direct financial assistance for child care and early learning expenses, on a sliding scale based on household income, but takes a comprehensive approach -- addressing child care challenges like the quality, availability, and flexibility of care. Sign now: Ask your members of Congress to support the Child Care for Working Families Act!

  • Sign Now: It’s time for Congress to investigate the Trump administration for repeated ethics violations.

    Since his first day in office, President Donald Trump has flouted ethical norms by not divesting himself from his family’s business, nor fully divulging the sources of his income. And the example he has set has trickled down throughout his administration. The ethics violations on the Trump administration’s watch need to be reined in -- NOW. Sign the petition and demand Congress immediately investigate Trump administration officials for repeated ethics violations.

  • Tell DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: Get serious about protecting our elections!

    The biggest elections since 2016 are only a few months away and many states still don’t feel adequately equipped to handle cyber-attacks we know are coming from Russia. The Department of Homeland Security has warned the government about future hacking attempts, but have done little to actually safeguard our elections -- and our democracy -- from Russian hackers. Tell Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to get serious about protecting our elections from Russian hackers!

  • Justice for Jane: Remove the Trump official who denied abortion care to young women!

    In the time that Scott Lloyd has been the director of the Trump administration’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) he has interfered with the right of four undocumented minors -- that we know of -- to have an abortion. Scott Lloyd is woefully unqualified to direct ORR and has unethically used his position to advance the right-wing anti-choice agenda to prevent young people from accessing the care they need. And his campaign against abortion access undermines the ORR’s legal obligation to provide prompt access to safe medical care for those within its charge. Add your name to demand that Scott Lloyd be removed from his position AND that ORR immediately restore access to comprehensive reproductive health care!

  • Tell Speaker Ryan: REMOVE Devin Nunes from the Intel Committee

    The Republican majority on the House Intelligence Committee, led by Chair Devin Nunes, is out of control and Speaker Ryan has the authority -- and responsibility -- to rein it in. Rep. Nunes has shown that he cannot be trusted with sensitive classified information and must be removed not only as Chair but as a member of the Intelligence Committee without delay.