Good News from the Resistance: When our Racist-in-Chief was a mere candidate, he bragged, “I could shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.” That may be true. Thankfully, we have no empirical evidence. Yet. The Good News? After this week’s events, we know with certainty that there’s at least one despicable action Americans will not tolerate from our Wannabe-Shooter-in-Chief: jailing children. The public shaming has begun, and it’s coming from across the political spectrum: U.S. states attorneys and federal prosecutors from both parties; the Bush family (big shoutout to Laura); the Pope; the Christian right; Jeff Sessions’ church; top GOP Senators; and Melania’s immigration attorney. Even the airlines said NO MORE when they refused to do the Administration’s dirty work – transport children to jail.
There’s more. A bi-partisan group of Governors pulled National Guard troops from the border, or refused to send them. GOP strategist Steve Schmidt, who ran George W. Bush’s presidential campaign, managed John McCain’s in 2008 and helped get John Roberts and Samuel Alito on the Supreme Court, quit the Republican party. Independent Michael Bloomberg pledged to spend $80 million on the midterms to back Democrats. Slimebag-in-Chief’s former lawyer Michael Cohen resigned from his RNC post. (Flip, Michael, Flip!). And when our Deplorable-in-Chief’s former campaign manager threw gasoline on the fire his former boss created, he was immediately dropped by the agency he’d hired to secure him lucrative speaking gigs.
What did we learn this week? That when the Bully-in-Chief ramps up the fight, Resisters Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up. As a result, three Administration hacks — Just-Carrying-Out-Orders Kirstjen Nielsen, Of-Course-I-Lie-for-my-Boss Sarah Sanders, and Locking-Kids-Up-Mastermind Stephen Miller — can no longer go out to eat without public shaming, and an ICE office in Portland shut down by #OCCUPYICE remains shuttered. When the going gets tough, Resisters get creative.
The BEST NEWS this week? Resisters forced Our National Disgrace to back down and reverse what he had done. And to that we say, KEEP UP THE FIGHT!
Meanwhile, here’s more Good News:
- Be inspired to act by the protesters who showed up at rallies this week
- Know that we, the Resisters, are responsible for this
- Warm your heart with this story of generosity
- Buy this lipstick for yourself, your friends, your colleagues, your dog, your family
- Watch the best political ad ever – from Texas
- Thank the Kansas court for striking down another voter suppression law
- Cheer for the judge who ruled Manafort can’t keep his documents secret
- Be assured by this poll: Americans’ support of immigrants is at a record high
- Applaud for 43rd seat flipped since election (in Trump-dominated district)
- Don’t forget Trump’s legal troubles continue to pile up
- Take Action: Attend a Keeping Families Together event Saturday, June 30
Sign Up. Show Up. Never Give Up.
WE THAT RESISTERS ARE SHOWING UP
Last Saturday, thousands of protesters showed up at Keep Families Together rallies. They were just warming up for this Saturday’s events.
WE WHEN THE RESISTANCE WINS
There’s now an HHS plan to reunite migrant families, thanks to the Resistance. The next challenge is to force the Administration to get it done.
WE HEARTFELT GENEROSITY
A simple act of kindness resulted in millions being raised to fight family separations.
WE LIPSTICK WITH A CAUSE
The more you buy, the more you support migrant families. “It will look great as you scream at the news.”
WE THIS AD AND THE WOMAN IN IT
She’s an Air Force fighter pilot, a mom, a Texan, and a candidate who tells it like it is.
WE THAT KANSAS STRUCK DOWN ANOTHER VOTER SUPPRESSION LAW
Kansas voters no longer have to “show their papers” to vote.
WE THAT MANAFORT HAS TO SHOW IT ALL
Of course he has a lot to hide. Which is why his lawyers tried to suppress evidence. And it didn’t work.
WE THAT AMERICANS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT IMMIGRANTS
And we hope someone shows this poll to Trump.
WE THAT THE 43rd SEAT FLIPPED
Icing on the cake: It was a Trump-dominated district in Wisconsin.
WE KEEPING TABS ON ALL OF TRUMP’S LEGAL TROUBLES
Our Distractor-in-Chief may be able to divert our focus, but he can’t make these lawsuits go away.
WE TAKING ACTION: TAKE TO THE STREETS TO KEEP FAMILIES TOGETHER
The biggest rally will be in D.C. on Saturday, June 30. But there are 100’s of others planned as well. Click to find one near you. Grab the kids and get out there to show the world what America stands for.