Friday, June 30, 2017
re: tonight's FEC-mandated deadline at midnight
I've been taking some time to think about everything that's happened this year. Not what Donald Trump has tweeted or what Republicans have done, but about you.
Your fighting spirit inspires me every day. From the Women's March on January 21st to rallies to protect our health care today, millions of people from every corner of this country, of every background, have come together to show that we will not be silenced. We are here. We are fired up. And we will resist.
But for Democrats to be successful, we have to turn the energy of these movements into votes at the polls. So right now, our party has three critical missions:
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Democratic National Committee
re: tonight's FEC-mandated deadline
When this clock hits zero...
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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Contemptible, despicable, execrable
Here's a little tip from a guy who used to be a writer: there's no shame in reaching for a thesaurus when you need to find just the right word.
So, for example, let's say you're talking about Trumpcare. You don't have to settle for calling it "bad." You could call it -- let's see here -- "contemptible," or "despicable," or "execrable." Instead of calling it "cruel," you could jazz it up with a word like "heartless" or "malevolent."
Or let's say you wanted to explain to your friend how important it is that we not let up the fight, even though Republicans aren't going to vote on the bill this week. You could use "critical," or "imperative," or even "vital."
Because it is. Sure, we should celebrate the strength we've showed this week, but backing down from the fight now would be a huge mistake. Or, if you prefer, "blunder." Or "goof."
The truth is, you can use whatever words you want -- because when it comes to fighting the far right, it's not what we say that matters. It's what we do.
When it comes to defeating the Trump agenda and putting our country back on track, all the fifty-cent words in the thesaurus don't mean nearly as much as a $3 (or whatever you can afford) contribution to help elect Democrats across the country.
Click here to donate, contribute, endow, pitch in -- whatever word works for you. The important thing is that you take action today to help us stop the far right!
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P.S. -- This fight isn't over. Republicans will be coming back after the recess with more attacks on health care -- and more lies/prevarications/misstatements/whoppers. We need to stay strong. Click here to donate right now and help us build our grassroots organization in all 50 states!
re: big deadline tomorrow
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
re: Friday's big deadline
re: 22,000,000 American lives
That's how many American lives Senate Republicans were willing to put at risk by repealing the Affordable Care Act. And all to give the ultra-wealthy an unprecedented, massive tax cut.
To give you a sense of what "massive" looks like, the 400 richest families in the nation alone would get $33 billion in tax breaks -- the equivalent of the amount the federal government spends on the Medicaid expansion in Alaska, Arkansas, Nevada, and West Virginia, which covers about 725,000 people in total.
It's no wonder Republicans wrote this bill in secret, closed-door meetings and refused to hold any public meetings. It's an absolute disgrace.
Even though Republicans have decided to delay voting to repeal our health care for now, you can bet they'll be back after the July 4th recess.
We can stop this thing, but only if we join together and make sure the GOP knows we won't stand for them taking away our health care. Join the hundreds of thousands of Democrats who've already signed on, and add your name to show the GOP they must reject the health care repeal:
Thank you so much.
Democratic National Committee