A Show of Strength for Planned Parenthood | Daily Kos

Planned Parenthood is planning a huge show of strength on March 29th by turning the internet PINK — Planned Parenthood pink — and your support is needed to make as much of an impact as possible.

Planned Parenthood is under attack like never before. Sign the petition today to stand with Planned Parenthood and stop these attacks on quality, supportive care.

The federal government is now in the hands of extremist lawmakers who have tried for years to shut down Planned Parenthood health centers and cut patients off from care.

If they succeed, millions will lose the care they rely on each year, with people of color, those with low incomes, and folks in rural areas most affected.

We need you to tell these extremists you’re a part of the overwhelming majority that opposes blocking patients from care at Planned Parenthood health centers.

Add your name to the petition today and tell them you’re ready to fight like hell to protect reproductive health and rights in this country. Tell them you stand with Planned Parenthood.

Keep fighting,

Kimm Lett, Daily Kos

Paid for by Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Seattle sues Trump administration over ‘sanctuary cities’ order | The Seattle Times

Seattle will argue that an executive order by President Donald Trump violates the Constitution by trying to make local governments enforce federal immigration law.

Source: Seattle sues Trump administration over ‘sanctuary cities’ order | The Seattle Times

Schools Must Protect Girls of Color–in DC and across the US | National Organization for Women

Instead of dismissing the District’s missing Black and Latina girls as “runaways,” we need to ask whether their schools failed to give them the attention,

Source: Schools Must Protect Girls of Color–in DC and across the US | National Organization for Women

Liberty Counsel Added to RICO Case

Nel's New Day

All the excitement about health care and Russia last week hid a major lawsuit against much of Jerry Falwell’s empire. A RICO suit has added its law firm, Liberty Counsel, that has pushed the “religious liberty” argument in hundreds of cases throughout the United States. This particular suit alleges that organizations growing from Falwell’s ministry helped an “ex-lesbian” flee the country with her daughter to avoid an order allowing her former partner have visitation rights.

Lisa Miller, a member of Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church, consistently flouted a court order permitting her former partner, Janet Jenkins, to visit their daughter Isabella in 2009. Vermont finally gave Jenkins sole custody that year, but Miller disappeared on the day she was to turn Isabella over to the legal parent. Investigations showed that Miller had taken Isabella to Canada and then to Nicaragua.

Jenkins filed a civil RICO suit in 2012, alleging that…

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Health Care Won—At Least for Now

Nel's New Day

Eighteen days ago, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked to reporters about the newly introduced health plan written behind closed doors, probably by aides:

 “We will have 218 votes. This is the beginning of the legislative process. We’ll have 218 when this thing comes to the floor. I can guarantee you that.”

Yesterday, just seven years and one day after the Affordable Care Act was passed, the GOP plan, distorted during the past few days by providing even fewer services than the original, died. House Republicans had entered over 50 bills to kill the ACA, many of them passing after the GOP gained a majority in the chamber, but Ryan was positive that the GOP takeover of both Congress and the executive branch would guarantee his success. Yet the Party of No is helpless in the face of Yes. Their work involved no stakeholders, and Dictator Donald Trump (DDT) followed his usual…

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DDT: Week Nine – Big Failure

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When Dictator Donald Trump (DDT) signed S. 442 with $19.5 billion, the NASA Transition Authorization Act, I thought, “Finally! He did something positive!” Ha! Nope. With a $200 million increase (one percent), the bill is the first time the mission does not include earth science, including climate research, diverging from six GOP administrations and five Democratic ones. DDT’s budget from last week cuts out several NASA initiatives, including the Office of Education, and terminates the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE), Orbital Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3), Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), and CLARREO Pathfinder missions. Through monitoring and predicting weather, climates, and ecosystems, these four satellites help save lives and prepare the nation for long-term changes.

DDT did have a sort-of win this week when Anthony Trenga, a George W. Bush-appointed judge, ruled in favor of DDT’s Muslim ban, but the injunctions against it hold because the 4th Circuit Court will…

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