CPD Action | Keep Wall Street lawyer out of the Fed

I need your help on something not healthcare related: please click the link to get connected to your Senators to block the nomination of Randal Quarles to the Federal Reserve and save the economy. Click the link for talking points and instructions to call your Senators TODAY.

Making Quarles the nation’s top bank regulator for the next 14 years (that’s right) is like putting Putin in charge of cyber security, like putting Jeff Sessions in charge of voting rights, like putting Scott Pruitt in charge of the EPA.

Trump and the GOP are breaking every democratic principle and pushing a bill that no one has seen that will kick 16 million people off of healthcare and make premiums skyrocket — all so they can deliver a tax cut for the rich. In their craven pursuit of their one goal to make the rich richer, they’re willing to do anything, including kill millions of people.

So it’s no surprise that the GOP is once again using the chaos they’ve created around healthcare to sneak through an agenda to let Wall Street run wild, to make the big banks even richer, while everyone is spinning just to keep the healthcare that keeps them alive. It’s how they cram through an agenda that enriches billionaires by putting all of us at risk. It’s part of their playbook.

On the SAME DAY that the House passed the AHCA, they also pushed Dodd-Frank repeal, the Financial CHOICE Act, through committee. Today, as our attention is focused on ACA repeal in the Senate, they are sneaking through an appointment to the Federal Reserve that will repeal Dodd-Frank through the back door — with 7 days notice. They make us fear for our lives, hoping we don’t notice they’re gambling with our livelihoods.

Randal Quarles is a self-described Wall Street lawyer who is against regulation, who never saw the crash coming, but then managed to collect billions in bailouts. He doesn’t care if deregulation results in another crash (do you remember how hard it was to find a job? How many plans of young graduates had to be deferred because there was nothing out there? Because people in their 40s were taking entry level jobs? How hard it was to get a raise? The 401ks that were wiped out? The homes we lost? The broad devastation? It was less than 10 years ago) because to Quarles, the crash didn’t mean losing his home or his job, it meant getting billions in tax payer bailouts. How do you think he is going to do as Wall Street’s watchdog?

The good news is that since this is a somewhat obscure nomination, every call is going to have a much bigger impact. Call your senators and tell them to reject Trump’s appointment of “Wall Street lawyer” Randal Quarles to the Federal Reserve. #BlockQuarles

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Calls to Kill TrumpCare – Indivisible Guide

It’s insane that we have had a series of crisis, emergency, all hands on deck moments just so that we can avoid being subject to a mystery bill that will make 20-30 million people sicker and die sooner. People don’t want this, but in order to stop death, sickness, and bankruptcy for the sake of a rich few, we have no choice but to keep calling to try to convince our Senators to not kill us.

I know I’ve said this 100 times, but it’s true this week: the next few days are going to be intense deal making, amendments, and debate. Call your Senators. And if you have democratic senators, use this tool to phone bank to get people in key states to call their Senators.

Nothing has been stopped yet, this can all still be stopped. But the next few days are going to be the test.

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TrumpCare Ten | Indivisible Project

Today is the day that Republicans are trying to force a vote that will take healthcare away from at least 20 and up to 30 million people. We don’t know the impact because they won’t even disclose what they are voting on. Friends, please take a minute this morning to call your Senators and tell them to vote no on the motion to proceed. They plan to vote THIS AFTERNOON and if the motion to proceed passes, something terrible that takes healthcare away from millions could all be law within a week.

Arizona: Call Jeff Flake: (202) 224-4521: Matt McDuff
Nevada: Call Dean Heller: (202) 224-6244; Hanna Andrews, Meghna Philip
Ohio: Call Rob Portman: (202) 224-3353: Casee Coleman, Wayne Shyy,
Louisiana: Call Bill Cassidy: (202) 224-5824: Stas Is, Lindsay Bardes, Thomas Frampton, Anjali Prasertong
Pennsylvania: Call Pat Toomey: (202) 224-4254: Aaron Ritz, Tyler Perrin, Gina Patnaik, Kendra Brooks, Myra Clemens, Keesha StrivingFor Moore, Matt Nelson, Tashia Nelson, Rachael Svizard, Thomas Kovacs,

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TrumpCare Ten – Hold Senator Gardner Accountable

Today is the day that Republicans are trying to force a vote that will take healthcare away from at least 20 and up to 30 million people. We don’t know the impact because they won’t even disclose what they are voting on. Colorado friends, please take a minute this morning to call Senator Cory Gardner and tell him to vote no on the motion to proceed. If the motion to proceed passes, something terrible that takes healthcare away from millions could all be law within a week.

Colorado: Call Senator Cory Gardner: (202) 224-5941
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Phone Bank From Home

Tomorrow and this week is CRUCIAL — as so many moments before this have been. Tomorrow Mitch McConnell’s twisting arms, threats, and lies come to fruition as he forces his caucus to vote to proceed on a bill that no one has even seen — not us, and not the Senators. It’s an insane way to strip healthcare from 22 million people and explode deductibles so healthcare is effectively out of reach. Unlike previous moments in this fight, the Koch brothers have put their network into action and some Senators are getting more calls for repeal than to save healthcare.

Today, tomorrow, and as long as this thing lasts — PLEASE call your GOP Senators. If you’re in a Blue state without a GOP Senator, use the call tool below to phone bank to folks in red states and get them to call their Senators.

This is crucial!

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Encounters in gentrification: escapee from live poultry butcher crosses the street to hip bistro in Bushwick.


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