House Democrats are giving power back to the people. Last November, America revolted against a corrupt system used by the Republican Party to let representatives choose their voters, let millions in dark corporate money drown out real debate, and let elected officials use their office for personal profit.
History was made today with the passage of #HR1, which took a sledgehammer to that system.
It’s a groundbreaking piece of legislation aimed at protecting voting rights, reigning in corporate money in politics, and ensuring that lawmakers work for the people—not special interests.
Not a single House Republican voted yes, and it’s no mystery why. The main goal of H.R. 1 is to clean up the #CultureOfCorruption that allows Republicans to maintain their slippery grip on power.
The ball is now in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s court. Your move, Senate Republicans. Democrats aren’t afraid of the voters. Are you?
“NOBODY HAS MORE RESPECT FOR WOMEN THAN DONALD TRUMP.”
It’s #InternationalWomensDay, and people around the world are taking to social media to share their admiration for the women in their lives—Donald Trump included.
If Trump’s half-hearted generic tweet honoring women made you roll your eyes, you’re not alone. The sentiment is completely hollow coming from a man with Trump’s record:
- Remember when Trump said, “Nobody respects women more than Donald Trump”? If Trump respects women, then why did he revoke years of workplace protections for women?
- Why did he let the Violence Against Women Act lapse during his temper tantrum #TrumpShutdown?
Trump’s false promises range on issues across the board, but it’s simply insulting for him to use his platform to even pretend to respect women.
This International Women’s Day, we at CAP Action call on lawmakers to vote to immediately reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. This is not a partisan issue.
OFF-KILTER: THE HIDDEN RACISM ON AMERICA’S FARMS
This week on Off-Kilter Podcast:
- A look at how America treats black farmers
- Ben Carson’s plan to secretly privatize public housing
Listen to the new episode here.