Looking for another reason to go to the People’s Climate March tomorrow? We have 180. Despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists and a large majority of Americans agree that human-caused climate change is real, 180 members of Congress are still deny the science behind climate change according to new CAP Action analysis.
Of the 180 deniers, 142 are in the House and 38 are in the Senate. None of the deniers is a Democrat. That means a majority of Republicans in both chambers—73 percent in the House and 59 percent in the Senate—are climate deniers. Why might these members of Congress be so out of touch with the scientific community and their own constituents? Money. The 180 climate deniers in Congress have taken more than $82 million from fossil fuel industries. And to make matters worse, we now have the first ever public climate-denying president. Ready to march now?
ACTION OF THE DAY
People’s Climate March. Check out this interactive map to figure out whether you’re represented by a climate denier in Congress. Then, make your plans to go to the People’s Climate March tomorrow. This video has all the last-minute details you need. Not in DC? Join a sister march.
#Trump100days. Tomorrow marks Trump’s 100th day in office. The Center for American Progress has taken several looks back at his first 100 days. Watch this video for a 100-second look at his first 100 days. Want more details? Here are breakdowns of how Trump’s first 100 days have impacted women and families, the Middle East, special interests, and workers.
Delays. After making Trumpcare even worse than it already was, and frantically trying to round up enough votes to pass the bill, House leaders delayed the Trumpcare vote again last night. A vote was expected to come as soon as today and possibly over the weekend, but after failing (again) to secure enough votes to pass the bill, the vote has been delayed again. But it is not over. House Republicans remain intent on stripping health care away from millions of Americans. That means Congress still needs to hear from you. All the tools you need at TrumpcareTookit.org.
“I thought this would be easier.” That’s what Trump said in a Reuters interview re: being president. Trump has repeated some variation of this line before on health care and other policy issues. This morning news from the Commerce Department might add another thing to his list of things he “thought would be easier.” In the first quarter of 2017, the economy grew only 0.7 percent—its slowest rate in 3 years. Never forget: Trump has consistently taken credit for Obama-era economic growth. Let’s see if he takes credit for this.
Firsts. Trump is scheduled to speak at the NRA convention in Atlanta today. He will be the first president to address the National Rifle Association since Regan. Presidents have increasingly backed away from the NRA as it has become more and more extreme. But Trump is more extreme than past presidents on just about everything, and gun safety is no exception. Watch his remarks here and follow along #DisarmHate.
Fuel the resistance. We are 100 days into the Trump presidency and the resistance is going strong. But we need your help to keep it up. For every $20 you donate, we’ll send you a car magnet to demonstrate your resistance.
UNDER THE RADAR
Reverse, reverse. Last year, President Obama made moves to protect our planet by restricting offshore drilling in parts of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. Today, Trump is set to undo this progress by signing a “Drill, Baby, Drill” executive order that could re-open swaths of previously prohibited ocean territory to new oil and gas drilling. Luckily, this reckless move (like lots of other Trump actions) is set to face uphill legal and political challenges, especially in states that stand to be adversely by the decision, like California.
Resistance works. Yesterday we delivered thousands of messages in pill bottles to members of Congress who were considering their vote on Trumpcare. Last night, House leadership delayed the vote after at least 15 members remained strongly opposed to the bill and another 20 were leaning no. Almost all of the House Republicans who got messages in pill bottles came out against the bill.