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Elizabeth Warren's got your back, ACLU comes for Trump's bigoted ban, and President Obama

Welcome to a new daily series at Shareblue Media, providing you with links to important news, interesting stories, useful information about actions of resistance — and a picture of President Barack Obama just because. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, ever the guardian of regular Americans, is fighting for a bill to stop business from demanding credit reports […]

By Kaili Joy Gray - September 15, 2017
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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren, ever the guardian of regular Americans, is fighting for a bill to stop business from demanding credit reports from would-be employees. It’s especially critical in light of the massive and terrifying data breach at Equifax, which may have compromised the credit and private information of more than 100 million people:

    “This bill is about basic fairness — let people compete on the merits, not on whether they already have enough money to pay all their bills. It makes no sense to make it harder for people to get jobs because of a system of credit reporting that has no correlation with job performance,” Warren said. “We also know that credit histories are riddled with errors and the recent Equifax breach makes that much more likely.”

  • Trump’s attempt to discriminate against transgender men and women serving in the military has a new obstacle to overcome. In addition to being an incredibly unpopular move that even conservatives oppose, it’s also unconstitutional. So the ACLU has asked the court to block the ban:

    The ACLU motion argues that the ban violates constitutional guarantees of equal protection and substantive due process as well as the statutory right to medical care that all service members enjoy.

    “Men and women who are transgender should be allowed to serve their country rather than being exposed to this level of uncertainty and harm,” said Josh Block, senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT & HIV Project. “We’re confident that the courts will eventually strike down this unconstitutional ban. So we’re demanding a court order to prevent this shameful policy from ever being implemented.”

  • While Republicans in Congress have yet to lift a finger to protect the 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who would be at risk, thanks to Trump’s decision to end DACA, New Hampshire’s Democratic senators are taking action. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, along with eight of their fellow Democrats, have filed an amendment to protect undocumented military recruits and other DREAMers:

    “The President’s decision to end DACA has jeopardized the future and service of many brave men and women who’ve volunteered to risk their lives for our nation, people and our democratic ideals,” said Shaheen. […]

    “We must protect and support the immigrants who have signed up to keep our nation safe by serving in the United States Armed Forces,” Senator Hassan said. “These brave men and women are willing to put their lives on the line to keep America safe, secure, and free – and we must ensure that we are not preventing qualified personnel from serving in our Armed Forces because of a slow bureaucratic process.”

    The senators say that 1000 or more military recruits have lost their legal immigration status and are at risk for deportation. That’s certainly no way to treat men and women who are willing to serve the only country they know as home.

  • Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is not going to let Republicans gut critical programs, like Social Security, to fund tax cuts for billionaires. And he’s promising “a hell of a fight”:

    “You’ve got to be kidding me: their two best ideas to pay for massive tax cuts for Wall Street are to cut Medicare and raise the retirement age for Social Security to 70 and then steal from the retirement accounts of working, middle class Americans?” Brown told the panel. “If the President and Congressional Republicans want to work together with us to build a tax code that puts more money in the pockets of working Americans and reward employers that keep jobs in the U.S. we are there. Democrats want to work together. But if Senator McConnell decides to follow the same template of healthcare – where a handful of white men met behind closed doors to write a bill designed by special interests lobbyists – he’s going to have one hell of a fight on his hands.”

  • The Democrats are offering a chance for you to fly to Washington, D.C., and meet President Barack Obama. In case that’s your kind of thing.
  • If you’re in the Washington, D.C., area on Saturday, join the March to Protect American Democracy:

    Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was a direct attack on American democracy. We demand our government protect future elections by punishing Russia’s actions and refusing to coordinate with foreign powers in the future.

    Deliver that message to the White House and tell the Russians that they will not tread on us.

  • Perfect:


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