Monday, February 27, 2017
NEW GOAL: 60,000 grassroots donations by tomorrow night
Senators and representatives are back in Washington this week. Did you see your Republican member of Congress while they were at home?
There's a good chance that the answer is no, because most Republicans spent the past week dodging constituents who want to protect affordable health care and hold the Trump administration accountable.
Case in point:
Instead of meeting with North Carolinians, Sen. Thom Tillis visited Texas in search of an excuse to pay for Trump's wall.
When one of Sen. Marco Rubio's constituents confronted his senator to ask him to host another town hall, Rubio ran away -- and then hopped on a plane to Europe.
Nevada Sen. Dean Heller said he'd only hold a town hall if there was "no applauding and no booing." (Yes, that's a sitting U.S. Senator who's afraid of a little bit of clapping.)
And then there's Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert. He had the audacity to use the shooting of Gabby Giffords to justify skipping in-person town halls. Her response, to him and the rest of the GOP: "Have some courage."
Republicans think they can dodge their constituents without facing any consequences. Let's send them a message they can't ignore: 60,000 donations this month to elect Democrats.
Before tomorrow's deadline, pitch in $3 or more to help us hit our goal.
Deputy Communications Director
Democratic National Committee