National Geographic keeps a Running List of How President Trump is Changing the Environment… For the Worse

From the executive orders to the new supreme court justice — there are a lot of long-term damaging aspects of the Trump presidency. But one that weighs heavily on the hearts of Progressives in America is the administration complete ignorance to the threats of Climate Change.

At National Geographic, they are maintaining a running list of how President Trump is changing the environment for the worse. I highlight recommend reading through — and then coming back in a few months to see what new impacts there likely will be. It’s devastating to think of the long-lasting impacts of the irresponsible decisions being made  in Washington by Trump and the Republican Party. Take a look for yourself: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/how-trump-is-changing-science-environment/

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If you don’t want to put yourself through the full experience on National Geographic;s updated page, here are some of the unfortunate highlights:

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Liberals in America know that Climate Change is not a hoax — and that we have to do a big part to combat the negative impacts that humans have made to the environment. Bernie Sanders made this a major piece of his response to the President’s State of the Union. In contrast, the Democratic party response (which was separate from Senator Sanders; response) did not highlight the threat of Climate Change. https://grist.org/article/is-bernie-sanders-the-only-one-still-talking-about-climate-change/

Here is what Bernie had to say in response to Trump not mentioning the environment in the 2018 State of the Union address:

“How can a president of the United States give a State of the Union speech and not mention climate change?” he said in his own rebuttal. “No, Mr. Trump, climate change is not a ‘hoax.’ It is a reality which is causing devastating harm all over our country and all over the world, and you are dead wrong when you appoint administrators at the EPA and other agencies who are trying to decimate environmental protection rules and slow down the transition to sustainable energy.

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Progressive Americans want Peace; not War! John Bolton and President Trump are Bad News!

With one tweet, President Trump put World Peace in grave danger:

It’s no question that John Bolton — President Trump’s pick to be the new National Security Advisor — is dangerous for any peace-seeking individual on this planet earth. Here is a collective of some of Bolton’s shocking past comments — and some of the reactions to Trump’s pick:

Of course, the majority of Americans don’t want to see their country get anywhere near another war. Three times last year, an NBC News / Survey Monkey Poll was conducted and participants were asked to rate how worried they were that the United States will become engaged in a major war in the next four years during President Trump’s presidency. Here were the results (of course, from before Bolton’s nomination), which show that Americans are very worried:

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North Korea is one concern — back given his background, John Bolton is likely more interested in Iran and the Middle East. It would be interested to see how fearful Americans are now that John Bolton has been selected by Trump. One thing is clear — War is not the answer! The world needs peace — not Trump.

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You can read about each of the three polls here:

October 2017 (Full Results)

July 2017 (Full Results)

February 2017 (Full Results)

Every Vote Counts! Let Pennsylvania’s Special Election Be An Example for Democrats

Conor Lamb went into the March 13’s special election understanding that every vote counted — and his campaign proved it. Lamb won a district in Pennsylvania that had been gerrymandered to the extreme in an attempt to make it impossible for a Democrat to win. In fact, a Democratic opponent hadn’t even been run in the district during past election cycles. But Lamb’s campaign, a rejection of Trump’s politics and views, went out and showed that when given the opportunity and someone to believe in, voters will turnout even in the most unlikely of places.

Keep in mind the critical role that Pennsylvania played in the 2016 Presidential Election. Hillary Clinton infamously overlooked the three states that lead most directly to her electoral college defeat. Thanks to our winner-takes-all system, despite winning the popular vote Hillary did not win the election. Ultimately — as Conor Lamb has proven — it comes down to turn out. Had Hillary’s campaign been able to convince Progressive leaning citizens in these Conservative parts of the country that their votes counted, she may be our president today.

The lesson? If Democrats want to win, they need to engage Progressive voters in every part of the country. They are out there! But their votes need to be earned by Democratic local candidates who can inspire them to get out and vote by championing liberal causes. The American people are ready to reject Trump and don’t want to send people to Washington that will help him. The Democratic Party has to do their part and

Senator Bernie Sanders makes it clear what every Democratic Party needs to do:

We need a 50-state strategy, so that half the states in this country have a Democratic Party, which today does not exist.

Let it ring from Lamb’s tweet from sea to shining sea — especially this November:

Every vote counts.

Jane Kim surging in San Francisco mayor’s race — Progressive candidate supported by Bernie Sanders

Jane Kim, San Francisco Supervisor and Former President of the Board of Education is surging in the SF mayor’s race, according to a recent poll in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Breed and Kim have really moved ahead of the pack here,” said pollster David Metz. “Leno, who folks early on thought might be the favorite, is struggling to get traction.”

Three months out from the special election in June, the grassroots movement that is supporting Jane Kim for Mayor has propelled her ahead in the polls. The SF Chronicle poll has London Breed in first place at 29 percent, Jane Kim in a close second at 26 percent, and Mark Leno in third at 19 percent.

Kim is known for leading the charge to increase the minimum wage in San Francisco to $15 an hour. Another major headline that Kim recently scored was making San Francisco the first city in the nation to offer free community college for all residents:

Kim is passionate about securing record high rates of affordable housing and helming to expand homeless services — most recently by securing the first 24/7 shelter staffed by nurses so homeless residents get the care they need to stay off the streets.

As mayor, Kim plans to declare an immediate state of emergency on homelessness. She wants to establish universal early childhood education to keep families here in San Francisco — and support women who wish to remain in the workforce. Furthermore, Kim plans to pass  moratorium on unfair elections and push for an expedited plan to create more permeant affordable housing.

“I’m surprised — I really thought it was a Breed-Leno race, and now it shows London and Kim … in a horse race,” said Tom O’Connor, president of the firefighters union.

Just this week, Jane Kim received an endorsement from Our Revolution:

Jane Kim is fighting for San Francisco, and her grassroots campaign shows that San Franciscans are ready to fight with her! Vote for Jane in June. In addition to following her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook; You can learn more about Jane Kim and her race for mayor here: www.JaneKim.org

 

Ted Cruz sweats as Democrat Beto O’Rourke surges in popularity in Texas Senate Race #BetoForTexas

Texas wants to be a liberal state, and this year it will have a chance to declare that to the world if the state chooses to help end the Republican Congressional control by removing Sen. Ted Cruz from office.

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The Hill reported last month that Rep. Beto O’Rourke is within single digits of the incumbent Senator from Texas:

End Citizens United, a campaign finance reform group, released a pollconducted by Public Policy Polling that finds Cruz leading O’Rourke by 8 points, 45 to 37 percent. Eighteen percent were undecided.

Rep. O’Rourke has been in US Congress since he won his House race for the Texas seat in 2012 against an eight-term incumbent.

Since losing the presidential election to someone with no political experience, the unliked Ted Cruz has been making headlines for sharing his porn habits on Twitter and getting in feuds with beloved animated TV show runners… Not a winning strategy.

Learn more about Beto here: https://betofortexas.com