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In 2018, all 438 House of Representatives seats, 33 Senate seats,
and 39 Governorships are up for re-election.
Turn them blue and prevent Trump from taking any more action!

The average midterm loss when the president has an approval rating below 50% is 36 House seats. —Harry Enten, 1/21/17, fivethirtyeight.com As of 6/15, Trump’s approval rating is 34%. Dems need only 24 more seats for a House majority in 2018. Join the fight for those seats! Voters are already flooding legislators' offices with calls and visits!

To immediately work toward flipping House and Senate, Take Action: Flip Congress Blue.

To immediately work toward obstructing Trump's policy actions, including war with Syria, Stop Trump's General Policies

Something happening you want to block right now? Go here. We can do this!

LEARN how our government works: High school civics class is where most of us learned about democracy, the three branches of government, how they work together and check one another for the benefit of all. Most of us could us a refresher. Here’s a 3 minute cartoon video, explaining the branches of government, their members, and their duties and actual limitations.

Turning Congress Blue (Democratic): The entire House of Representatives comes up for re-election every two, even-numbered years. Senators are up for re-election every 6 years. That means we can flip the House in 2018 to begin to block Trump’s legislative priorities! Dems have signalled that, should they take control of the House in 2018, they will launch impeachment proceedings. Since Dems are only behind a few Senators, we only need a few more Democratic Senators in 2018 in order to flip the Senate, too, but we can’t afford to lose any of the Democratic Senate Seats we already have. A Democratic controlled Congress could obstruct Trump the way the GOP controlled Congress obstructed Obama. We can do this! Already, Democrats have flipped 8 House seats! Governors are also important, because they influence state legislation. Trump plans to pass more power to the states on almost every issue, so the more Dem Governors we have, the better. Governors serve four years in office. (See FlipCongress section to Take Action!)

On possible Trump impeachment offenses and cabinet criminal behavior: http://corrupt.af, a collection of every bit of evidence. Trump is not-so-subtly threatening the entire American court system (Blake, Washington Post, 2/8/17). Is Russia blackmailing Trump? Follow Adam Kahn on Twitter and become familiar with the evidence here @Khanoisseur. He is doing more investigation than are many news outlets. He’s done a lot of research on Trump’s alleged corruption and that of his cabinet, which deserves governmental and media investigation. Some is happening. As has been widely reported, Congress has formed a bipartisan committee to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election, and links between Russia and former Trump campaign manager and campaign associates Manafort, Page, and Stone are now being scrutinized by the FBI, NSA, CIA and the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Unit. It’s unclear whether or not Trump will be able to stop this investigation now that he’s President. Contact the journalistic press, call your Congressional representatives and demand continued investigation (see Stop General Trump Policies: Take Action #4).

Resources for the Trump era: Eight political scientists who will make sense of 2017 (Bernstein, Bloomberg, 12/28/16) and The Anti-Inauguration (Blow, New York Times, 1/5/17), which instructs us to resist, protest, volunteer, read, watch, write, and connect. Read “We have at most a year to defend American democracy, perhaps less," an interview with Timothy Snyder, Yale history professor, at SZ, Germany's largest paper, founded in 1945.

Ready? Take action on:

Political Action: Stop Trump!

Political Action: Flip Congress Blue!

Our foundational rights are threatened. Act now to save those you value most! Take action on:
First Amendment Rights
Environment
Public Education
Human Rights
Foreign Policy/Preventing (Nuclear) War

Healthcare

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