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Democrats, and people who value people, won yesterday. I’m a pretty happy person this morning….

Democrats, and people who value people, won yesterday. I’m a pretty happy person this morning.

But Republicans are scared now at the beginning of the 2018 campaign season. Attacks on Democrats are going to get even more intense.

Stand firm and strong in the year to come. Be even more vocal with what you want. Republicans are going to be looking for ways to scare and pick up voters. Don’t be drawn in by lies and scare tactics. Let them know how you want an elected official to act. How you want them to vote.

And remember to get to that ballot box next year! Whoever runs the House gets to redraw district lines after the Census. Whoever runs the House can serve as an actual check in the balance of powers.

My Facebook feed is full of grief today. Full of people calling…

My Facebook feed is full of grief today. Full of people calling for thoughts and prayers.

It makes me want to scream.

Prayers are worthless if we sit and do nothing. We can’t say be safe, be healthy, be happy and do NOTHING to help.

James 2:14-26

14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Don’t tell me it can’t be stopped. Americans are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than people in other developed countries. They’ve figured it out. We can’t.

We’re allowing our citizens to be slaughtered.

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Nearly half of Republicans have yet to hold a public town hall…

Nearly half of Republicans have yet to hold a public town hall since Donald Trump took office

It’s been 231 days since Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States. In that time, nearly half of Republicans in Congress have still not held a public town hall with constituents.That’s according to the latest data from Town Hall Project, a group that tracks when and if members of Congress hold a public town hall.The August recess, in particular, is typically a time when representatives and senators meet with constituents. Read more. 

micdotcom: In August, Republicans will face angry town…

micdotcom:

In August, Republicans will face angry town halls

  • Expect Republicans to take heat from all sides this month. With Congress facing a tough legislative agenda on a tight timeline in September, members of Congress will spend August at home — close to voters.
  • Democrats blasted the results of Republicans’ first 200 days — amping up pressure on the GOP to deliver something big this fall. 
  • Progressive groups have promised to keep up the pressure on Republicans to not repeal the Affordable Care Act. They’re also planning protests around tax reform.
  • So far, only 13 Republicans in the House have announced August town halls, as tracked by Town Hall Project. Only two GOP senators have town halls scheduled. 
  • Of the 177 members of Congress who have not held a town hall since January, 150 are Republicans, according to the group. Read more (8/7/17)

Update: Only 13% of Republicans will hold August town halls, and grassroots groups aren’t standing for it

  • It’s no longer a surprise that members of Congress have little interest in meeting with their constituents. 
  • Fewer than half of Republicans in Congress have held a town hall in 2017, compared to more than 90% of Democrats.
  • Those numbers are according to Town Hall Project, a progressive grassroots group tracking voter forums nationwide.
  • Now, the group has found fewer members of Congress are holding town halls compared to the beginning of the year.
  • Only 13% are expected to go ahead with public meetings during the August recess. 38 of the 292 Republicans in Congress are expected to hold a total of 135 town hall meetings this month. Read more (8/10/17)

Despite the growing Trump resistance, the GOP is doing better…

Despite the growing Trump resistance, the GOP is doing better than Dems with small-dollar donors

  • Despite Democrats’ increasingly bullish hopes for the 2018 midterm elections, the Democratic Party is woefully lagging behind Republicans when it comes to a key measure of enthusiasm: small-dollar donations.
  • According to an article in Politico Magazine, the Democratic National Committee has raised just $21 million in donations under $200 in 2017, compared to $33 million raised by the Republican National Committee from the same class of donors.
  • While the difference in cash is less-than-desirable for Democrats, the disparity in donations could be a sign of broader enthusiasm problems for the party’s base. Read more (8/10/17)

In August, Republicans will face angry town hallsExpect…

In August, Republicans will face angry town halls

  • Expect Republicans to take heat from all sides this month. With Congress facing a tough legislative agenda on a tight timeline in September, members of Congress will spend August at home — close to voters.
  • Democrats blasted the results of Republicans’ first 200 days — amping up pressure on the GOP to deliver something big this fall. 
  • Progressive groups have promised to keep up the pressure on Republicans to not repeal the Affordable Care Act. They’re also planning protests around tax reform.
  • So far, only 13 Republicans in the House have announced August town halls, as tracked by Town Hall Project. Only two GOP senators have town halls scheduled. 
  • Of the 177 members of Congress who have not held a town hall since January, 150 are Republicans, according to the group. Read more (8/7/17)

Vulnerable Republican’s town hall shows health care could be the…

Vulnerable Republican’s town hall shows health care could be the GOP’s downfall in 2018

  • Wondering whether the Republicans’ failure to deliver on health care reform could be a political problem for the party in 2018? Look no further than Rep. Mike Coffman’s town hall on Tuesday night.
  • The Colorado congressman drew the ire of both Democratic and Republican constituents at a town hall meeting in his suburban Denver district, according to the Denver Post.
  • Liberal constituents were angry that Republicans were attempting to pass health care bills that would cause millions to lose their insurance, while conservative constituents were angry that Republicans have been unable to make good on their promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  • And that’s a worrisome sign for Coffman, who needs to carry his Republican base, while also winning support from Democratic voters in a district that voted for Hillary Clinton by a 9-point margin in the 2016 presidential election.
  • The same applies for the 22 other House Republicans who represent House districts Clinton won in 2016. Read more (8/2/17 10 AM)

“We must now return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of aisle, heed the recommendations of nation’s governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American people. We must do the hard work our citizens expect of us and deserve.”

— Sen. John McCain explaining his “no” vote on the “skinny repeal.” 3 key takeaways from Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare