Donald Trump has just completed a disastrous tour of Europe, during which he publicly criticized Britain and Germany and, in Putin’s presence, rejected the findings of American law enforcement and intelligence on Russian electoral interference. John McCain called Trump’s meeting with Putin “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory," and other top Congressional Republicans publicly criticized Trump’s meeting as weakening American allies and emboldening its adversaries.
You’ve taken pledges to vote in every election. You’ve signed up for election reminders from TurboVote, Rock the Vote, or Vote.org. You’ve checked and double-checked and triple-checked your voter registration. Now what?
The midterms are coming, and with such high stakes, whether the people in your circles of influence vote is your business. Today, we’ll focus on helping you make personal appeals—to low-turnout groups like young people and Americans abroad, to friends who’ve moved states, and to people in your community—to get registered and vote this November.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, and Senate Republicans are gearing up to confirm whomever Trump nominates to fill his position. With five conservatives on the court, the Supreme Court could revise Roe v. Wade. As terrible as that would be, what the Supreme Court has the power to decide is under what circumstances the right to an abortion is federally protected. Rolling back Roe would not make abortion illegal throughout the country, but could let state legislatures set their own rules. Today we’re going to focus on making states protectors of reproductive rights.