“Trump’s belated criticism of his staunchest supporters — racist, Nazi, KKK terrorists — rings hollow,” said Murshed Zaheed, the liberal group CREDO’s political director, in an email after Monday’s brief speech. “When it is politically convenient, Trump frequently and aggressively bullies individuals and organizations by name, but in this case, he disgracefully protected white supremacist Nazis for days before speaking out.”
Activists are staging at least 682 separate “Solidarity with Charlottesville” events in response to this weekend’s attacks by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in the Virginia city. Other groups involved in putting together the events were Pantsuit Nation, CREDO, and the Working Families Party.
“A man under a cloud of investigation for potentially obstructing justice by firing the last FBI director should not under any circumstances be rewarded with bipartisan support for his replacement,” said CREDO political director Murshed Zaheed.
On Friday, Credo launched an email campaign asking activists to sign a petition telling “all Democrats running for national office: Support Medicare for All.” The group plans to gradually send the appeal to its entire email list of more than 5.7 million people.
A coalition of organizations including Bold Nebraska, 350.org, Sierra Club, Indigenous Environmental Network, CREDO, Greenpeace, Oil Change International and MoveOn have collected hundreds of thousands of written public comments from citizens from Nebraska and across the country with their concerns about Keystone XL’s threat to property rights, water and climate.
“How can we expect Democrats to fight if Trump fires Mueller when they can’t cast basic ‘no’ votes?” said Murshed Zaheed, CREDO’s political director. “If Senate Democrats don’t have the backbone to stand up to Trump’s dangerous regime, they might as well go home and find a new line of work.”
“Repealing Obamacare outright as Republicans now hope to do would steal health care from tens of millions of Americans,” CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed told Rewire Tuesday night. “Activists must remain vigilant to ensure that Trumpcare or any other bill that would take away Americans’ health care does not move forward.”
“We are disappointed in the Ninth Circuit’s decision and are considering our options for next steps,” CREDO CEO Ray Morris said in a statement. “At CREDO, we know what an uphill battle challenging these gag orders can be and feel that the court missed an opportunity to protect the First Amendment rights of companies that want to speak out in the future.”
CREDO Action, which had organized 45,000 phone calls to Senate offices, planned to increase that number when senators went home.
“Despite controlling [Congress and the White House], Republicans have been reduced to scrapping, clawing, and begging to pass this legislation by one or two votes. That alone signifies the power of the resistance,” Zaheed told me. “Because if the resistance didn’t exist, they wouldn’t be in the predicament they are in right now, using unprecedented secrecy to jam through this garbage-fire of a bill.”