One online petition on CREDO Action calls on Democrats to use “every legislative tool at your disposal to block and resist Trumpcare.”
Normally, protest groups try to direct the thrust of their efforts to hitting offices in Washington, DC. CREDO is instead hitting senators in their district offices. Their plans are to escalate their call volume to at least 1,000 calls to each of those four senators’ offices in the home stretch of McConnell’s push around the health care bill.
Murshed Zaheed, political director of the liberal group Credo, said it took Trump three days to tweet about a white supremacist who allegedly fatally stabbed two men in Portland, Oregon, who had tried to get him to stop harassing Muslim women on a train. “It’s not really an even-handed situation where you can compare both sides,” Zaheed said.
On Friday, a progressive group started a petition calling on elected Democrats to give up campaign contributions from Jared Kushner and others associated with President Donald Trump’s administration.
“A lot of people compare this to Nixon and they say ‘That’s what got Nixon, was the obstruction of justice.’ And it’s true, but this is a lot worse because this one has connections to a foreign power, which the whole back-and-forth around obstruction of justice with Nixon did not include,” Warren said at a San Francisco event sponsored by CREDO, a liberal advocacy group.
So far, the group has donated more than $83 million to nonprofits working on issues like women’s rights, economic justice, voting rights, and climate justice. Recently, that’s included Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and Black Lives Matter. “It’s often true that the selections will mirror what’s happening in society,” CREDO CEO Ray Morris says.
The grass-roots group CREDO Action has launched a new petition calling on Democrats to do everything possible to grind the Senate to a halt until a special prosecutor is appointed on the Russia probe.
Murshed Zaheed, of the progressive advocacy network CREDO, said he was encouraged that Sen. Feinstein had closed down committee hearings on Wednesday and that Sen. Warner called for a delay in the FBI replacement until a special prosecutor was appointed. “Those are steps in the right direction. But they need to shut all Senate proceedings down until there’s a special counsel. This is a constitutional crisis. This is code red time — Democrats need to shut the whole Senate down until there’s a special counsel,” Zaheed said.
In a speech last week, Kennedy decried the impact of the recently House-approved health care bill. The clip posted on his official Facebook page received 2.8 million views. If that wasn’t viral enough, the same 90-second clip received another 4.8 million views via the progressive action group CREDO Mobile.
The progressive group CREDO Action said its members made more than 10,000 phone calls to the Hill on Thursday alone. Murshed Zaheed, CREDO’s political director, vowed that “heat is coming, and it’s coming hard” against a handful of targeted Republican senators.