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President Trump should be able to appoint a Supreme Court justice while he is under federal investigation


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VIDEO: Russian Oligarchs’ Unusual Access to Trump Inauguration


WATCH HERE—ABC News: “Special counsel eyeing Russians granted unusual access to Trump inauguration parties.” The presence of people with Kremlin ties in Washington for Trump’s inaugural celebration was first reported by The Washington Post. But the guest lists obtained by ABC News offer a new glimpse at the level of access granted to several well-connected oligarchs. Watch this story above and be sure to keep the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is trying to kill the bipartisan bill that would stop Trump from sabotaging Mueller’s investigation. We have the votes to pass this bill. That’s where you come in. Sign and share this petition demanding that McConnell stop standing in the way.

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🚨Save SCOTUS: No lifetime appointment for a president under investigation


Justice Anthony M. Kennedy announced today that he is retiring from the Supreme Court, giving Donald Trump the chance to replace a pivotal justice and dramatically shift the institution to the right. Today’s announcement and this week’s Supreme Court decisions showed us that both elections and courts matter. But with President Trump currently under federal investigation, there should be no confirmation hearing or vote on Justice Kennedy’s replacement until we see a full report from Special Counsel Mueller. Help save the Supreme Court by calling the following key Senate offices to tell them: “no SCOTUS vote until after the midterm election when Trump is no longer under federal investigation.” Lisa Murkowski (Alaska): call her 202-224-6665 & tweet her Susan Collins (Maine): call her 202-224-2523 & tweet her Jeff Flake (Arizona): call him 202-224-4521 & tweet him Share this rapid response alert with any and all friends, especially those in Alaska, Maine, and Arizona.

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Stop Separating Immigrant Children from their Families


Add your name to put a stop to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating immigrant children from their families. Over the past week, new stories have emerged about children as young as 53 weeks being separated from their mothers — who are turning themselves at the border to federal officials in an effort to seek asylum. These stories have shined a light on the Trump administration’s new “zero tolerance” policy of ripping children away from their parents in order to discourage immigration. Under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, ICE, Border Patrol, and other Homeland Security agencies are taking the children of immigrants and asylum-seekers and sending them to faraway detention centers, no matter how young the child, how terrible their situation, or how unnecessary their separation. As these reports raise concerns about how we’re treating immigrant children who enter the country without legal status, we must raise our voices to put an end to this inhumane policy. Add your name to demand the Trump Administration stop separating immigrant children from their families IMMEDIATELY — and account for what is happening to all children in immigration custody.

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Prevent Trump from racially rigging the 2020 Census


Send a message to your senators now—pass S.2580 to stop the Trump administration from racially rigging our 2020 Census with an unnecessary, discriminatory question on citizenship. President Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced his plan to add an untested, last-minute question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census. Experts say this would dramatically skew the final results—and with it, the resources and political power our communities can access. If the 2020 Census includes this politicized question on citizenship status, it’ll undercount communities of color and others who feel intimidated by Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric—by discouraging them from participating at all. And since we use Census data to draw legislative districts, it’ll amplify the harm of gerrymandering—keeping fair representation in government out of reach for too many of us. We should call this what it is: a politically-motivated attempt to racially rig the census. We need your voice to fight back. We deserve a fair democracy that represents us all—so we need to stop this by putting massive pressure on Congress. *** Dear Members of the U.S. Senate: Please support S.B. 2580 to ensure a fair and accurate Census. The Census requires that everyone within the borders of our country be counted, regardless of their citizenship status. But Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s decision to include a question on citizenship threatens that constitutional requirement, and politicizes this process. An accurate Census is essential in the redrawing of our congressional and legislative districts and budgeting decisions that impact our schools, hospitals, roads, and veterans. That’s why Congress must step in and pass legislation to prevent an unnecessary question on citizenship from muddling the results of the 2020 Census.

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Watch this GOP Senator tell Trump “He Has No Right to Influence an Investigation”


The White House arranged a meeting tomorrow where ‘highly classified and other information’ on the Russia probe will be shared with members of Congress. Yesterday, the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that the participants will include House Intel Chair Devin Nunes, House Oversight Chair Trey Gowdy, FBI Director Christopher Wray, DNI Director Dan Coats, and DOJ’s Ed O’Callaghan. Guess what? NO DEMOCRATS are explicitly invited to this highly irregular and inappropriate meeting. Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer released a statement: “This meeting must be bipartisan in order to serve as a check on the disturbing tendency of the president’s allies to distort facts and undermine the investigation and the people conducting it.” We agree. We can’t let Trump and his team get away with this blatant abuse of power. Here’s what you can do to help hold Trump and his Administration Accountable: 🤝📈Help grow thisa resistance online. Make sure you’ve added your name to this growing petition to the Senate to step in and allow a vote on bipartisan legislation that would protect Mueller and his investigation. And then be sure to invite your friends to join the chorus. 👩‍💻✊Start a team to hold Trump accountable. We just introduced a new feature on Brigade that helps you organize with your friends on issues like ending police violence. If you’d like to talk more about taking your online advocacy to the next level, fill out this form and our dedicated organizing team will reach out ASAP to talk about ways to mobilize your communities in this fight.

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Pass legislation to protect Robert Mueller’s investigation


To Members of the U.S. Senate: The American people deserve to know the truth about any interference by the Russian government in the 2016 election, any links with President Trump or his campaign, and any efforts to obstruct justice. Please co-sponsor (S.1735 & S.1741), the bipartisan legislation that would help prevent President Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller or interfering with his investigation. The need to speak up to protect this investigation just got even more urgent: President Donald Trump gave the order to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller back in June. His own top lawyer threatened to quit if he did, so Trump backed down. Trump will no doubt be furious that this news was leaked — especially as the investigation catches up to him. Mueller’s job is to make sure that no one involved in whatever wrongdoing may have occurred – including the President or his family – is above the law. If we let Trump derail his investigation, it would be a detriment to our democracy and the rule of law. Where we’re at now: Fortunately, some Republicans and Democrats have come together to introduce legislation that would make it much more difficult for President Trump to fire Special Counsel Mueller, and preserve the independence of future Special Counsels. This is a hopeful sign of bipartisan agreement on a matter of fundamental importance to the rule of law. That’s why it’s time for every Senator to put country before party and pass legislation to protect Robert Mueller’s investigation.

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The big news Republicans didn’t want you to see


Over the objections of her Republican colleagues, Sen. Dianne Feinstein earlier today released the transcript of congressional investigators’ interview with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, whose firm was behind the controversial dossier alleging ties between President Trump and Russians. What did the transcript reveal? Simpson’s testimony—which Republicans didn’t want released to the public—debunks the conservative counternarrative and confirms that the FBI was already investigating potential links between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government well before they heard anything about the now famous dossier on the matter. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team prepare to interview the President himself and circle Trump’s administration over ties to Russia and potential obstruction of justice, Republicans will continue their efforts to undermine Mueller’s investigation and discredit the FBI, the dossier, and any element of the Trump-Russia probe. We can’t let them get away with this. The American public deserves answers about Russian interference in the 2016 election. We can’t let Republicans interfere in Mueller’s investigation or, worse, let Trump fire Mueller altogether. That’s why we’re asking you to sign and share this petition to demand your Senator support bi-partisan legislation that would protect Mueller’s job and ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations into President Trump’s ties to Russia and potential obstruction of justice.

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Stop Congress from Passing Tax Cuts for Millionaires and Corporations


Just as they did with health care, Congressional Republicans are attempting to ram through tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires behind closed doors. This past week, the Senate voted on a partisan budget that paves the way for massive tax cuts for the super rich. It is critical we stop this. Republican tax plans will have disastrous effects on Medicaid, Medicare, and education. Demand your Members of Congress vote against legislation that enables tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and wealthy corporations at the expense of working families.

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Finally some good news for climate change


The U.S. fight against climate change has faced some serious challenges in the past few months. Just last week, for example, the Trump administration spent its time at the UN conference on climate change praising the benefits of coal. But there is actually one bit of good news. One state has announced some significant steps forward in its fight against climate change and move to more renewable energy.

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