***SOLIDARITY SUNDAYS DAILY ACTIONS***
Today is a Very Special Day because it is the birthday of SolSun co-founder Leslie Dotson Van Every! Leslie is a brilliant, super hardworking woman who busts her butt every single day to help run SolSun, work full time, raise an amazing kiddo, make the world a decent place, and much more. (Plus she is a Domestic Arts wizard who can cook, sew, and craft like nobody's biz!)
Ok let's get back to politics (<----Hamilton reference just for Leslie). We're still in the midst of gnarly budget negotiations, as Dems + GOP are basically horsetrading to avoid a government shutdown. Two bits of GOOD news:
-Funding for the Wall is NOT in the budget proposal! 45 has taken it out, and though he vows that it's "still a priority" this should be seen as a major victory for Dems (and The Resistance!) who made it clear they would go to the mat to keep Wall funding out of the budget. So YAY. Of course, the budget is still a hot mess, but let's take victories where we can get em... http://www.theblaze.com/…/mulvaney-confirms-trump-will-sig…/
-THANK YOU JUDICIAL BRANCH! ANOTHER WIN FOR JUSTICE! "A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing a threat to take away funds from sanctuary cities -- the latest blow from the federal judiciary to President Donald Trump's immigration agenda. In his ruling, Judge William H. Orrick sided with Santa Clara County, the city of San Francisco and other jurisdictions, who argued that a threat to take away federal funds from cities that do not cooperate with some federal immigration enforcement could be unconstitutional. In making the ruling apply nationwide, Orrick blocked the government from enforcing a key portion of Trump's January executive order on immigration, which ordered the Department of Homeland Security and Justice Department to block cities who do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement from receiving federal funds."
I'm going lite on actions today but for those who are fired up and want some daily guidance, please check out https://roganslist.blogspot.com/ for a comprehensive round-up of what to do and what to pay attention to! Thanks Susan Goodrich Rogan!
(Speaking of paying attention: News is breaking today that the Freedom Caucus is getting on board with a revised Obamacare repeal+replace bill. Centrists GOP members will be the key to stopping this. More on this soon. http://thehill.com/…/330681-freedom-caucus-endorses-revised…