This is what Jewish resistance looks like — Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh joins 24 hour vigil against Trumpcare
On Thursday, June 22, President Trump’s allies in the Senate unveiled their secret bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take healthcare away from millions of Americans. Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh and the Jewish resistance were quick to respond, joining a 24-hour vigil in front of GOP Senator Pat Toomey’s office to highlight the pain and suffering Trumpcare would inflict on Pennsylvanians. Here’s what they did to demand Senator Toomey pay attention:
Today, Bend the Arc Jewish Action joined the Arab American Institute and Muslim Advocates in writing the Senate Budget Committee in opposition to the nomination of Russ Vought for Deputy Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. As the letter notes, Vought's denigration of American Muslims and the Muslim faith should be disqualifying.
In less than 24 hours, our fundraiser to help Linda Sarsour stay safe from escalating threats reached its goal of $10,000! Thank you to the 295 contributors for your generosity and to everyone who spread the word to make this show of Jewish solidarity possible.
Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office revealed that 23 million people would lose coverage under the new version of Trumpcare. In Montana, when a reporter asked a Republican candidate for Congress for his comment on that topic, he was physically assaulted. This follows a month where it feels like our basic democratic institutions are under attack every day. How do we respond?
You won this. There’s still so much for us to do to stop Trump and his hateful agenda, but yesterday’s news — that the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to investigate the possible crimes of Trump and his aides — is a huge victory for democracy and for the resistance.