On Friday, Donald Trump abandoned the last pretense that his administration isn’t deliberately trying to hurt people and break our institutions. Trump’s unilateral decision to cut off billions of dollars in cost-sharing subsidies is nothing less than a deliberate attempt to destabilize the health insurance market and threaten the health coverage of millions of Americans.
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The coming week is full of opportunities to take action in support of our shared progressive values. Now that, with your help, the far-right’s campaign to repeal health reform has been defeated, Republicans in Washington are turning to massive tax cuts for the wealthy and other parts of their agenda that would hurt the middle class and the institutions we all depend on.
Late last week, a scandal erupted after the official Twitter account for the Colorado Republican Party launched a “bizarre” and vicious attack on one of the nation’s oldest and most important civil rights watchdogs.  With racism and hatred against LGBT Americans on the rise since Trump took office, the Southern Poverty Law Center has done the same thing they’ve done for almost 45 years: calling out the people and organizations responsible for spreading hatred.
This morning, the Trump administration announced a decision that could result in the deportation of 800,000 “Dreamers”—17,000 of them right here in Colorado—who call America home and are Americans in every sense of the word that matters. Democrats, and even some Republicans like Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado have called for protecting undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, yet today Trump’s attorney general insulted them and perpetuated the racist lie that immigrants have stolen jobs from the rest of us.
Even in the midst of political turmoil, external events sometimes force us to turn our focus to helping fellow Americans in need. This weekend, Hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf Coast of Texas, causing massive damage and flooding affecting millions of people.
In the last week, Trump has plunged to unthinkable new lows, refusing to condemn the white supremacists responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and falsely insisting that “many sides” are responsible for the upsurge in hatred and racism that has swept the nation since he took office.
Last Friday, Cory Gardner got clobbered.
After breaking every promise he made to protect health care for Coloradans, Sen. Cory Gardner is holding another so-called “telephone town hall” tonight at 7:05PM Mountain Time. Gardner remains the only Colorado federal elected official who has not held a single in-person public event since Donald Trump became President.
You beat them again.
Bad ideas die hard.