MSNBC Airs Bowling For Columbine

MSNBC broadcast the Michael Moore masterpiece, Bowling for Columbine, Saturday night.  It won the Oscar for Best Documentary in 2003.

I’m a big fan of Michael and of course have seen the movie, but it’s been awhile and I forgot a lot about it, so I watched it again.

Somehow, I had forgotten that the documentary included security camera footage showing the Columbine kids hunkered down, hiding, running, and the shooters moving about the school.  There was audio of 911 calls and phone conversations. It was chilling and although I was sickened and horrified, I thought:  It is good for the nation to be reminded.

The film centers around the question of why in America we have so many gun murders. Compared to other countries who have from less than a hundred annually,  up to three hundred or so per year, the U.S. at that point in time boasted 11,000 gun murders in a year’s time.

Moore asked the question of community members and students in Littleton, Colorado. He asked people in the streets. He went to Canada and asked Canadians, as Canada has as many guns as we do but no problem with gun violence. He asked the question of a Lockheed Martin spokesperson from inside its weapons manufacturing plant in Littleton.

Throughout, you got the idea Moore was pointing the finger at the gun industry. He spent a fair amount of time on the NRA’s pro-gun rally in Littleton shortly after the tragedy and again when the NRA came to town after another shooting of a little girl by a 6 year old boy who found a gun at home and took it to school.  Charlton Heston was the figurehead for the NRA then and his defense of guns and the NRA’s right to show up wherever they want whenever they want was prominently displayed in the film.

One powerful segment was when Moore talked to two young men who had been wounded at Columbine. One was in a wheelchair and permanently paralyzed; the other still had bullets in his body. The ammunition that was used had been purchased at K-Mart, so Moore and the two young people made a trip to K-Mart HQ to get an audience with the CEO. What transpired was K-Mart agreeing to take their ammunition off of the shelves, a surprise victory.

But what I missed the first time I saw this film was that Moore ultimately laid the blame on our media and not just the news media. He spent several minutes showing us how the media covers crime committed by minorities over white collar crime and other ways our media induces fear, including in product advertising. He interviewed a producer of a crime reality TV show and asked him why they show more crimes committed by minorities than white people or why they don’t show white collar crime.  He honestly answered that no one would watch white collar crime shows. Moore pointed out that they were giving a false impression of the people in non-white ethnic groups.  The guy said he didn’t mean to do that but he had no answer.

Moore talked to people who own guns because they believe everyone is a possible killer and they could be the next victim. Fear was a theme.

Moore took a look at Canadian news broadcasts and you could see how unlike American news broadcasts they are. Basically, news without fear mongering. He talked with Canadians who said they don’t lock their doors. He asked Canadian after Canadian if they lock their doors and they all said no. He didn’t believe them, so he went around a Canadian city opening front doors to check.  The doors were unlocked and sometimes people came to the front door and conversed with him.

His ultimate message as I understood the film on the second time around was that it’s not just guns that is causing America’s gun violence epidemic although that is a large part of it. It’s the fear mongering in the mass media, aimed particularly towards minorities, that is creating a sub-culture of gun violence in our country.

If you have never seen Bowling for Columbine, it is prescient and it’s beautifully done and you should take the time.

I hope Moore’s next movie is about the media.

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“We live in fictitious times.” Michael Moore

 

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Schedule of Democratic Candidate Appearances Oct 22-25

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Kamala Harris Oct 22, 2019, 10:35 a.m.
Private residence, Cedar Rapids, IA
House party. RSVP for address.
RSVP: RSVP here

Marianne Williamson Oct 22, 2019, 12-1:30 p.m.
Iowa Memorial Union, Black Box Theater – Room #360,
125 N Madison St, Iowa City, IA

Kamala Harris Oct 22, 2019, 1 p.m.
Vinton Public Library, 510 2nd Ave, Vinton, IA
Mamas for Kamala play date.

Elizabeth Warren Oct 22, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
University of Northern Iowa West Gym
2501 Minnesota St, Cedar Falls, IA
Town hall. Doors open at 2:45 p.m.
RSVP

Kamala Harris Oct 22, 2019, 5:45 p.m.
Feller Club Room, Carver Hawkeye Arena,
1 Elliott Dr, Iowa City, IA
Iowa City Town Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Joe Biden Oct 23, 2019, 2 p.m.
Small Grand Things, 1903 W Point Rd, West Point, IA
Community event. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
RSVP

Beto O’Rourke Oct 23, 2019, 5:15 p.m.
Cornell College- Thomas Commons
810 Commons Cir, Mt Vernon, IA
Town hall.

Joe Biden Oct 23, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Pearl City Station,
100 Harbor Drive, Muscatine, IA
Town hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.
RSVP

Bernie Sanders Oct 24, 2019, 5 p.m.
Fisher Community Center, 709 S Center St, Marshalltown, IA
|”End Corporate Greed” town hall.
RSVP

Julián Castro Oct 24, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Iowa Events Center, 833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA
Latino town hall. Sponsored by LULAC and NewsMax TV

Tulsi Gabbard Oct 24, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Iowa Events Center, 833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA
Latino town hall. Sponsored by LULAC & NewsMax TV.

Beto O’Rourke  Oct 24, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Iowa Events Center, 833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA
Latino town hall. Sponsored by LULAC & NewsMax TV.

Bernie Sanders Oct 24, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
Iowa Events Center, 833 5th Ave, Des Moines, IA
Latino town hall. Sponsored by LULAC & NewsMax TV.

Bernie Sanders Oct 25, 2019, 10 a.m.
Maytag Complex at Legacy Plaza, 403 W 4th St N, Newton, IA
“End Corporate Greed” press conference.
RSVP

Bernie Sanders Oct 25, 2019, 3 p.m.
Toledo Reinig Civic Center, 1007 S Prospect Dr, Toledo, IA
“End Corporate Greed” town hall.
RSVP

Bernie Sanders Oct 25, 2019, 6 p.m.
Iowa City Pedestrian mall, 210 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IA
“End Corporate Greed” rally.
RSVP

Kamala Harris Oct 31, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
DMACC Ankeny Campus Building 6 Auditorium., 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA
Forum. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and close at 3:25 p.m. Attendees must register in advance. Sponsored by Des Moines Area Community College, Iowa Public Television and Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses.
RSVP: Register here

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Time To Stop Reacting To The Manufactured Fight Between Two Non-Candidates


I’m guilty. I jumped into several conversations about this over the weekend on social media. I reacted to it. By reacting, I mean responding emotionally before thinking about it. I won’t get into the arguments or the myriad of ways I and my fellow Democrats have been reacting to this story. If you don’t know what story I’m talking about, I apologize, but I’m not getting into the painful details of it here.

Also I can say that I listened to all 61 minutes of the podcast in question before opining.  Only you can answer that question for yourself.

The point is, Democrats have been duped into in-fighting again and the media have been playing along, goading us all into one of those endless intra-party fights that benefits almost no one.  I’m imagining the IRA (Internet Research Agency) crowd is high-fiving right now.  So I am sharing a portion of an article by Heather Cox Richardson because she lays it all out in a way that is helpful and she offers a way for us a way to gain some insight into what is happening.  If you appreciate an honest, information-based, voice with a broader perspective of what’s going on, hard to find these days, you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Her bio is below the excerpt.

https://www.facebook.com/heathercoxrichardson/

“The story is not important because it says anything about the Democratic presidential candidates for 2020. It is important because it is a textbook example of precisely what the Senate Intelligence Committee warned about in their October 8 report on Russia’s use of social media to undermine American democracy.

“Somehow this extraordinary non-story is getting way more oxygen than the fact that today top officials in the Department of Housing and Urban Development admitted they broke the law to withhold money from Puerto Rico intended to help it rebuild after Hurricane Maria. It is getting more oxygen than the fact that outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry is ignoring a congressional subpoena for documents about the Ukraine scandal because he considers the impeachment illegitimate.

“The Senate Intelligence Committee discovered that the IRA did not stop after 2016. Instead, it ramped up its activities. Their goal is to keep Americans arguing and confused, despite the fact that polls show that we are overwhelmingly in agreement with each other on even hot button issues… As bots and trolls push extreme positions, the news skews. So, for example, today we have a manufactured fight between two non-candidates, rather than a focus on the ethnic cleansing of our former allies in Syria, apparently suffering from war crimes like the use of chemical weapons.

“I saw first-hand how convincing the bots and trolls can be. I read the State Department report on the [Clinton email] investigation when it came out, and it was unequivocal: “Instances of classified information being deliberately transmitted via unclassified email were the rare exception and resulted in adjudicated security violations. There was no persuasive evidence of systemic, deliberate mishandling of classified information.” Further, while there were minor violations of handling material, none of that material was classified.

“But after I wrote about the report last night, this page was swamped with comments saying I was a Democratic apologist and highlighting the violations (which the report said were just business-as-usual). By mid-morning, major newspapers were leading with the violations rather than the exoneration. By mid-afternoon, I was mortified, assuming that I had been so tired last night I had misread the document. So I called it back up (it is quite hard to find, by the way) and reread it. I had been right the first time (and will put it in the notes so you can see it for yourself). Even though I knew what was in the original document, pressure from bots and trolls, and then media stories from people probably under similar pressure, made me doubt what I had read with my own eyes.

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Read the entire article at Heather Cox Richardson’s Facebook page

Heather Cox Richardson is a political historian who uses facts and history to make observations about contemporary American politics. She is the author, most recently, of To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party.  Educated at Exeter and Harvard, and am now a professor of history at Boston College. I write books about the American past, and write articles about modern politics. The past informs my work on the present, not the other way around.

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Paying For Tax Cuts May Take Down Social Security

Government To Borrow ONE TRILLION Dollars To Pay For Tax Cuts

From Ring of Fire:  (3 minutes)

Imagine that – paying for the Republican tax cuts for the rich may eventually take down the safety net programs, especially the most successful of all such programs, Social Security. 

Who would ever try to do something like that? Well, Joni Ernst for one!    

We will keep trying to warn you!

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Sunday Funday: Finally Fall Edition

This weekend is the kind of weekend that we literally wait all year for. It is right on the line between warm and cool. It is a bit cloudy with peeks of sunshine – maybe a little rain. A person feels alive outdoors, but also looks to nest in the warmth inside. The sun sets early enough to allow for some wind down time in the dark.

Of course most of all the fall colors are back for their annual show. We only get to experience this once a year, so we want to make the most of it. After a summer of pretty lush green, the reds, oranges. yellows and purples really delight our eyes and our minds. Often our thoughts are propelled to a time when we were young and a pile of leaves was the greatest toy in the world.

The day ends with a warm meal and some comfy pajamas and a great nights sleep in cool room under warm blankets dreaming about the fun to come tomorrow.

Back to reality – here is a video by Republicans for the rule of law taking a violator of the constitution to task (1 minute). This is an ad that will air on Fox and Friends tomorrow morning:

Speaking of orange, another week in the orange hell of The Chosen One.

  1. The Chosen One called who a “Third rate politician?”
  1. What administration official admitted during a press conference that the Chosen One did use quid pro quo in his dealings with Ukraine?
  1. Busses set to transport supporters of the administration to a rally in DC never showed up because the supporters failed to do what?
  1. A controversy involving unintended fundraiser Carson King is threatening to possibly cause damage to what iconic Iowa summertime event next year?  
  1. “I earned my spurs in battle, he got his bone spurs in a letter from a doctor” quipped what former Secretary of Defense about the Chosen One? 
  1. What was unusual about the mix of people in the picture released of Speaker Pelosi’s confrontation with the Chosen One Wednesday?
  1. October 20,1973 several members of the Justice Department who were working on the Watergate investigation were fired or quit in what became known as what?
  1. In Tasmania recent sightings have been recorded of what marsupial carnivore thought to be extinct since 1936?
  1. True herstory happened Friday when Christina Koch and Jessica Meir did what together?
  1. Last week Simone Biles set what world record for gymnasts, male or female?
  1. Last night in London, Parliament was expected to have an extremely close vote on what vital issue?
  1. Among the many bad things that have happened since The Chosen One announced the withdrawal of troops from Syria is the escape of members of what terrorist group?
  1. Parents of a young man killed by the wife of a US diplomat in England (who then fled the UK) were horrified when a surprise meeting was arranged between the parents and the diplomat’s wife by who?
  1. Iowa’s congressional delegation and the Iowa biofuels industry were outraged last week by new what new EPA guidelines?
  1. In the first full month (September) of sports betting in Iowa, how much was wagered at Iowa casinos? Note- online and in person
  1. October 22, 1962. The country was tense as President Kennedy addressed the nation concerning the placement of what in Cuba?
  1. The United Auto Workers (UAW) came to an agreement to settle a month long strike against what auto maker?
  1. A teachers strike began in what large school district Friday?
  1. Huge national election tomorrow in what major western country?
  1. The Chosen One’s golf club in Miami – the Doral National – was surprisingly picked to host what international meeting next year?

“Most people who are hating on you, they are not worried about where you are. They’re worried about where you’re going.” – Elijah Cummings

Answers:

  1. Speaker Pelosi
  1. “Acting” Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney
  1. Pay for the busses. The supporters claim it is a conspiracy to stop them from supporting The Chosen One.
  1. RAGBRAI – here is the story 
  1. Former Secretary of Defense Mattis
  1. Pelosi was the only one who was not a white male
  1. The Saturday Night Massacre
  1. The Tasmanian tiger
  1. They performed the first all female space walk ever Friday
  1. She has won the most world medals in gymnastics competition, 25
  1. Brexit
  1. ISIS
  1. The Chosen One – the meeting did not take place as the parents left just horrified.
  1. The blending guidelines. This is another crisis that the administration has created.
  1. $38 million
  1. Russian Missiles
  1. GM
  1. Chicago
  1. Canada
  1. The G7 meeting. The Chosen One made the choice. We get to pay him for it out of our taxes.

Randy Rainbow’s latest:

 

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About That Medicare For All Thing

Video about 3 minutes:

I didn’t watch the whole debate Tuesday. As a matter of fact, I watched very little. I find it really difficult to watch my team get out on the floor and instead of beating on the other team, we start beating each other up. Just to add insult to injury while we beat each other up, we give the other team weapons to use on us later on. I have found over the years that the screaming I do is not being heard by those in the “debate.”

It was particularly hard to watch the portion concerning health care. Let me say right here at the start that I am not a total policy wonk on health care. What I do know is that health care is the one issue on which there are more lies, more misdirection, more obfuscation than pretty much any other issue.

There is a reason for that – by no surprise that is money. Money that flows into a few hands. These few hands belong to people willing to pay huge money to keep the system as it is. Some of that money flows down to politicians who do not care about you or me or our health. They do care about their bank accounts and getting re-elected. If that involves lying about health care, so be it.

So Tuesday night Elizabeth Warren was the target. The whole fooforah began with one of the moderators trying to get Warren to say that taxes will go up if America goes to Medicare for All or some form of single payer. This is a right wing talking point that those who want to keep our current system want to get a video of Warren in particular saying “taxes will go up.” Warren has refused the bait, preferring to reframe the question.

Now the moderator’s job is not to get information. His or her job is to get eyeballs on the TV screen. The generally accepted method to do that is to create controversy and conflict. So after pushing Warren like a hound, he let the other candidates take over the pursuit.

Other candidates took the bait and took over the pursuit, thus giving Republicans plenty of videos and talking points for the presidential campaign. One of our candidates called the Warren’s attempt to reframe the question as a “pipe dream.” Another said Warren’s answer was a multi-trillion dollar infilled hole. In order to get to that conclusion a very huge reality had to be ignored. Both answers will be sliced and diced into videos and voice snippets that will haunt whatever candidate is our nominee.

The candidates were talking about funding over a ten year period. When they are throwing around figures like $34 trillion (T) dollars this is not one year. The ten year number has been bandied about by right wing think tanks in an effort to scare low information voters. It does its job.

When one candidate referred to a “$30T hole,” he didn’t mention that was over ten years (or maybe I missed it). $30T is a scary number, much scarier than $3T a year. Besides the scariness of the number was the fact that this number is only derived if we totally take the current premiums, deductibles and co-pay out of the calculations. That is a sad mislead, since it is an unfair comparison if you do not compare today to the future.

America currently pay some 17.5% of the GDP (gross domestic product) in health care. My understanding is that that does not include dental, vision or longterm care. Our current GDP is @21T per year. Therefore we are already paying $3.675T toward health care only. Multiply that by 10 since that money will in some form still be going into the health care funding. Comparing apples to apples suddenly that $34T “hole” becomes a nearly $3T surplus. 

We are already paying for the Cadillac and getting the model T. Why?

The percentage of GDP that will go to health care is predicted to go to 20% and more in the next few years. So the cost of our current system for 10 years could easily be over $40T in a few years.

What exactly the eventual “Medicare for All” bill will look like is still being formed. Most speculation has vision, dental and long term care as part of the package. Many of the plans I have seen discussed do not have co-pays or deductibles and the premiums will be collected in the form of a tax. That tax will for most be substantially lower than current premiums and will be deducted from a persons paycheck.

Thinking about today’s highly fragmented system where some 10% of Americans are still not covered and most Americans face potentially ruinous out of pocket costs at a cost that is less than today’s costs. 

Canada is the next highest percentage going to health care at 11.1%. That will probably will not change due to cost controls and efficiencies built into their system. So Canadians get more services for half the price. 

One other thing I must say is that I hope we learned from the ACA is that allowing insurance companies to write our national health care policy or any portion of it is getting up the mechanism for that policy’s destruction. Write the policy with all of our citizens in mind, then if there is a role for insurance companies make sure it is very limited and very closely defined. Insurance companies are literally the nose of the camel under the the tent. Once the nose is in the rest of the camel will be in soon.

Updating the current ACA seems like merely kicking the can down the road at a time when the bold changes we have needed for a century can finally be achieved. Plus as long as insurance companies are involved, someone making health decisions for you has his company’s profits in the mix.

Physicians for a National Health Policy (PNHP) is a group that has been leading this fight for a long time. Their background and proposals are a great place to help understand the issues around health care.    

This rant is mostly off the top of my head. My main point here is that the Democratic team meeds to talk from the same set of facts and for gawd’s sake that we do not give our opponents the tools to beat us with. Stop it right now!

Canadian doctor makes a fool of Rep. Senator Richard Burr from 5 years ago. About 6 minutes:

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Ernst One Of The Ten Most Unpopular Senators In The Country

 

Email from Matt Sinovic with Progress Iowa:

Dave– we just sent out the press release below — Joni Ernst is now one of the 10 most unpopular Senators in the country, according to new polling released today from Morning Consult.

Only 39 percent of Iowans approve of Ernst, down 9 percent from the last survey. That’s the biggest drop of any Senator in the U.S. And it’s pretty easy to see why. In the last few months, here is what Ernst has been up to:

•Said she wants to cut a Social Security deal behind closed doors, away from public scrutiny

•Admitted to voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, putting nearly 1.3 million Iowans with pre-existing conditions at risk of losing health care

•She refused to say whether foreign interference in our elections is a bad idea (it obviously is)

•And she’s doing this while raking in campaign donations from special interest groups

Today’s poll results prove that Iowans get it. Joni Ernst is not working for us. And Progress Iowa is determined to keep holding her accountable. Will you chip in right now to help us?

We’ll keep holding her feet to the fire, working with our hardworking volunteers and alongside terrific partner organizations all over the state.

I hope you’ll join us and make a donation today, because we deserve far better from our Senator.

Thanks for all you do,

Matt Sinovic

Executive Director, Progress Iowa

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NEW POLL: Ernst among 10 most unpopular Senators in the country

Ernst’s approval dropped by more than any other Senator — only 39 percent of Iowans approve of the job Ernst is doing

(DES MOINES, IOWA October 17, 2019) After a series of tough town hall appearances facing questions about health care and impeachment, Senator Joni Ernst is reeling in a new poll of Iowa voters that shows she’s among the 10 most unpopular Senators in the country.

Morning Consult’s most recent quarterly approval ratings for U.S. Senators shows that Ernst’s approval rating dropped by nine percentage points, falling to just thirty nine percent approval compared to forty three percent disapproval. That was the largest decline in approval rating among any Senator in the country. Today’s poll comes on the heels of a series of contentious town hall meetings where Ernst faced tough questions from Iowans about her stances on health care, social security, and whether she believes President Trump is above the law.

 

Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to today’s polling:

“Joni Ernst has told us she wants to make closed door decisions about Social Security. She won’t say if foreign interference in American elections is a bad idea. She openly admitted to voting for removing healthcare from Iowa families. And she continues to take in millions from special interest groups. It should be no surprise that Iowans don’t approve of the job she’s doing. We deserve better and Ernst deserves to be held accountable for selling us out.”

Read more here from Morning Consult:

Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, who has already faced a cascade of negative advertising, saw a drop of 9 percentage points — the biggest decline in net approval for any senator. The slide places her underwater with Iowa voters (39 percent approve and 43 percent disapprove) for the first time and among the 10 most unpopular senators in the country.

Iowa voters of all partisan leanings soured on the first-term senator, but GOP voters were most likely to take a dimmer view of her job performance. Her net approval dropped by 13 points among Republicans, compared with respective 9- and 7-point drops among Democrats and independents.

Progress Iowa is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization with a network of more than 75,000 progressives, who will continue to hold Senator Ernst accountable for selling out to special interests and leaving Iowans behind. Year-round, Progress Iowa advocates for a stronger middle class, first-class public education, and fairness for all Iowans under the law.

Let me add that Ernst’s constituency is not Iowans nor citizens of the US. Her constituency is the Koch family and Donald Trump.

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How The Republicans Are Packing Courts With Corporate Judges

“A train wreck for consumers.”

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Joni Ernst On Indivisible’s 13 Key Senators List

This just in: this week, we’re launching a massive digital ad campaign to pressure key Republican Senators on impeachment.

It’s the Senate’s job to hold a fair and transparent impeachment trial. But the GOP has shown us they’re not interested in fairness — they want to give Trump a pass for all his crimes. That’s why these ads are so important: the only way to get Senators to listen is with a ton of intense pressure from constituents.

We’ve budgeted $286,000 for these targeted ads in key states across the country, and we need your help to cover the cost before we launch this week. Click here to donate $10 tonight to fund ads supporting impeachment, pressure Senate Republicans, and support all of Indivisible Action’s work.

The remarkable shift in the House on impeachment was made possible by two years of pressure from Indivisibles nationwide. We know our movement has what it takes to make an impact on major issues like this, and we know who we need to turn our attention to next. We’ve identified 13 key Senators who need to hear the message about Trump’s crimes:

Cory Gardner, R-CO Johnny Isakson, R-GA
Susan Collins, R-ME Pat Roberts, R-KS
Martha McSally, R-AZ Mitt Romney, R-UT
Thom Tillis, R-NC Ben Sasse, R-NE
John Cornyn, R-TX Steve Daines, R-MT
David Perdue, R-GA Dan Sullivan, R-AK
Joni Ernst, R-IA

These Senators took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution, and they need to put democracy before party and commit to a fair and transparent impeachment trial in the Senate. And based on our analysis, we believe they’re the most likely to be shiftable, some because they have a record of being (frankly) rational, some because they’re in tough re-election fights next year, and some because they’re retiring and worrying a lot about their legacies.

The truth isn’t red or blue: Trump used U.S. military aid as a bargaining chip to pressure Ukraine into interfering in the 2020 elections, and he tried to cover it up. If an average person did this, they would go to jail.

This is far from the only work we’re doing on impeachment (we emailed a few days ago about Hubdialer, our call tool, for example), and we’ll be in touch over the coming days with more information. But for now, if you can chip in even a few dollars to support these ads, it’ll make a big difference in our work. As a reminder, we don’t take money from political parties or candidates, and grassroots gifts are our single biggest source of income — so we literally can’t do this without you.

Please: make a gift today to fund our ads, pressure Senators to remember their commitment to the Constitution, and support all our crucial work. This is a $286,000 program that can make a massive difference, but only with your help.

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We’ve been working for years to move forward on impeachment, and we couldn’t have done it without your support. Now, let’s make this vote as consequential as possible for these Senate Republicans. Thank you.

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The Secret GOP Plan To Keep Power

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