Trump’s address tonight only demonstrates his willingness to manufacture a crisis—to blatantly lie and deceive the American public—in order to advance his destructive agenda. Americans want an end to the shutdown and they’re not buying Trump’s lies. Passing a funding bill should be the only order of business in the Senate. It’s time for Mitch McConnell and Republicans to do their job and take up the House-passed spending bills.
The Indivisible movement started organizing after Trump was elected, but it wasn’t just about Trump — it was about saving American democracy. H.R. 1 is a critical step toward that goal and passing this bill is how Democrats can show they are listening to those who put them back in power in the House.
This is Trump’s shutdown. It was entirely avoidable, and now our nation will suffer because Donald Trump demands more money to fund his racist, white nationalist agenda. This fight is more than just about concrete and steel slats. This shutdown is about whether we as a country stand by while Trump tear gases women and children at the border; whether we allow him to cage and separate families; whether we continue to allow the Trump deportation machine to operate with impunity.
The Senate unanimously passed a funding bill that would keep the government open and it’s Donald Trump and his accomplices in Congress who are now bringing us closer to a government shutdown. It’s up to the Senate now to honor the will of American voters by rejecting Trump’s wall. Democrats have stood up to Trump’s racist, outrageous demands, and the progressive grassroots are with them.
On the second-to-last-day of Open Enrollment, Republican attacks on Americans’ health care continued with news that a conservative judge in Texas absurdly ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional—a ruling that is sure to be appealed.
After two years of playing defense, Indivisible is going on offense. With Democrats now in control of the House of Representatives, and more in control of state governments, the Indivisible Project today released two new guides to constituent advocacy.