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Saturday, February 3, 2018
Fw: Take action now: Mueller. Dreamers. Infrastructure.
Subject: Take action now: Mueller. Dreamers. Infrastructure.
Your February to-dos.
As January came to a close and February ramped up, the GOP and Trump Administration met in a remote locale in West Virginia to discuss their legislative agenda for 2018.
The GOP held a similar summit just days after his Inauguration last year in Philadelphia. Trump's main goals were to pass "landmark legislation" -- specifically on healthcare and tax cuts for his family and billionaire friends. And thanks to your hard work, the Affordable Care Act is still in place, and it took nearly a full year for Trump to pass his first major piece of legislation.
No matter what they come up with this weekend, this movement has ground the Trump agenda to a halt… and we can keep on doing it all the way to November. Even though they haven't announced their agenda, here's what we do know (read our full blog post on what to expect in February):
Dreamers are being deported and Trump and the GOP aren't doing anything to clean up the mess Trump made when he ended DACA in September. We need Congress to fix Trump's mess, but we can't let Trump use Dreamers as hostages for his extreme immigration plans, which is why we won't accept anything less than a "clean" Dream Act.
Trump declassified a now-public document written by Rep. Devin Nunes with misleading talking points designed to undermine the Mueller investigation and paint a target on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein's back.
Trump is expected to announce his infrastructure plan very soon (i.e. a thinly-veiled attempt to sell off public goods to corporations and private equity firms).
Congress goes on recess on February 19, and we must hold those members of Congress (MoCs) who've taken bad votes accountable.
Here's everything you need to know to fight the GOP's agenda in February:
The #ReleaseTheMemo fake scandal: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA… aka that guy who once recused himself from the Russia investigation after sneaking into the White House) has put together a now-public "memo" of talking points to shield Trump from accountability. This document is a fabricated political stunt to stop the Mueller investigation. Read our resource to learn about the memo (and Rep. Adam Schiff's real memo), and use our scripts to call your members of Congress.
Protecting Dreamers: We've updated our Immigrant Ally Toolkit to help you support Dreamers. DACA recipients will begin losing their protections at a rate of 1,200 a day beginning March 5, and Trump and his white supremacist cronies are holding Dreamers hostage to push a radical anti-immigrant agenda. The fight in Congress over Dream Act continues, but there are ways that you can help locally. Read our latest toolkit on our website now to find out how.
This week's #TrumpThreatLevel
Trump continued to pave the way for war with North Korea during his State of the Union, using scare tactics to talk about North Korea that resembled George W. Bush's priming for the war in Iraq. Trump still has not implemented sanctions on Russia, despiteCongress voting 419-3 in the House and 98-2 in the Senate last year to punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 election. The State Department's top career diplomat, Tom Shannon, retired. This leaves the State Department with only one career ambassador of the five who were there at the beginning of the Trump Administration.
This Tuesday, Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address, doubling down his lies about the effects of the Trump Tax Scam and his upcoming infrastructure plan. Trump's wildly unpopular bill (it polled at 26% approval before passing in December!) is nothing more than a giveaway to corporations and his billionaire "friends."
And, last week, we learned that the GOP won't be alone in spreading lies about the Tax Scam. The Koch brothers have pledged $400 million to support Republican candidates from now until Election Day, with $20 million of that going to a misinformation campaign about the Tax Scam. They can see the big blue wave coming in November, and they're doing everything in their power to halt our progress.
We're just 276 days away from the November midterm elections. And we're all looking forward to that big blue wave, but there's still so much work to do to continue fighting the Trump agenda… while building the political infrastructure needed to take back the House (and maybe the Senate!).
We're so grateful to work with you, Indivisible group leaders in each and every congressional district, and our growing movement. Thanks for all you do week in and week out.
In solidarity, The Indivisible Team
Indivisible Project is a locally-led, people-powered movement of more than 6,000 local groups in red, blue, and purple states, and in urban, suburban, and rural areas (at least two in every congressional district!). Our mission is to power and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies.