ICYMI — Hillary Clinton announced she will NOT be speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women conference because Kirstjen Nielsen is also a speaker. Her refusal is at least the second one, after filmmaker dream hampton pulled out earlier today. CREDO Action, Define American, Bend the Arc, and Families Belong Together are working with other speakers… Read more
FYI — Huffington Post just reportedthat activist and filmmaker dream hampton pulled out of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women conference, which starts on Oct. 21, after Fortune refused to rescind its invitation to former DHS head Kirstjen Nielsen. CREDO Action and other immigrant rights and progressive organizations are pressuring Fortune to disinvite Nielsen. We’ve already seen our… Read more
FYI — CREDO released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s weekly press conference, where she said Trump’s treatment of immigrants, refugees, trans and other LGBTQ people were election issues, not impeachment issues. CREDO Action has been on the leading edge of pushing Speaker Pelosi on impeachment, take a look below for more info on… Read more
FYI — CREDO Action, which forced former DHS head Kevin McAleenan offstage last week in Georgetown, released the following statement addressing speculation about Ken Cuccinelli being tapped for the job: “Any henchman tapped to replace Kevin McAleenan at the Department of Homeland Security must go through the full Senate approval process as set out by… Read more
ICYMI — CREDO called out Silicon Valley for their role in spreading misinformation and hatred after news broke of a violent Trump video shown at an event hosted by a Trump-aligned group on a Trump property. Over the weekend, CREDO launched a campaign calling on Facebook to reject factually false political ads, which garnered over… Read more
ICYMI — CREDO Action released the following statement after a federal court ruled that the emergency declaration funds for Trump’s border wall was unlawful. Hundreds of thousands of CREDO members called on Congress to lift Trump’s illegal emergency declaration earlier this year. “The courts are doing their constitutional duty by providing a much-needed check on… Read more
FYI — CREDO issued the following statement after a federal judge blocked Donald Trump’s and Stephen Miller’s cruel public charge rule that was set to take effect starting next week. More than 40,000 CREDO Action members were among those who submitted over 210,000 public comments to DHS opposing this rule when it was first proposed… Read more
ICYMI — After the WH counsel just sent a letter on behalf of Trump to the House Democrats saying no one in the Trump administration will cooperate with the investigations, CREDO released the following statement: “It’s absolutely outrageous that Donald Trump sent a letter to Congress informing them that he is above the Constitution and… Read more
ICYMI… CREDO put out the following statement as the Supreme Court holds hearings on three cases relating to LGBTQ employer discrimination and Title VII. “Title VII protects all people from discrimination based on gender — and that includes LGBTQ people,” said CREDO Action campaign manager Jelani Drew-Davi. “Federally sanctioned homophobia and transphobia would have a… Read more
Credo Action, the group that organized the protest, rejected any criticism of its actions however, saying institutions that feature Trump administration officials could “expect to hear from us.” “No Trump henchmen should be given a platform to spread hatred or defend the racist, xenophobic policies put into place by Donald Trump and Stephen Miller,” Nicole… Read more
The protest, organized by CREDO Action, Sanctuary DMV, and other groups, spilled out to the front of the building — a dozen students from the Georgetown University Law Center also demonstrated outside– with additional support from more than 350 others who’d signed a petition asking the university to disinvite McAleenan from the conference.
One of the protesters, a member of the liberal activist group Credo Action, later blamed the organizers for giving McAleenan a stage to argue for the administration’s hard-line immigration policies. “No Trump henchmen should be given a platform to spread hatred or defend the racist, xenophobic policies put into place by Donald Trump and Stephen… Read more
According to the program organizers, the protesters were with CREDO Action, the advocacy arm of CREDO, a progressive grassroots organization. A representative for CREDO Action told The Hill the group led the protest, along with several other immigration and progressive action groups, and some Georgetown Law students. The protest’s goal “was to prevent McAleenan from… Read more
“It’s our belief that no institution should be elevating, normalizing or legitimizing any of the Trump immigration officials who are quite honestly carrying out policies that are rooted in the white nationalism that Donald Trump and Stephen Miller are so blatantly trying to institutionalize,” said Nicole Regalado, the campaign director at Credo Action, an advocacy… Read more
ICYMI — CREDO Action, a leading organization pushing House Democrats on impeachment, released the following statement after the breaking news of Trump blocking EU ambassador Gordon Sondland from speaking to Congress: “Donald Trump is obstructing justice by blocking Gordon Sondland from speaking to Congress — which is yet another impeachable offense. Americans support the impeachment… Read more
“No Trump Henchmen Should Be Given a Platform to Spread Hatred.” ** Video available here ** WASHINGTON, DC — Activists from CREDO Action, Justice for Muslims Collective, La ColectiVA, National Immigrant Justice Center, and Sanctuary DMV disrupted a controversial keynote speech by acting Homeland Security head Kevin McAleenan and forced him off the stage at… Read more
ICYMI — Responding the fallout from the newly-released text messages showing the clear case for Trump’s impeachment, CREDO Action campaign manager Thaís Marques released the following statement about what those text messages mean for the impeachment fight. CREDO Action has been on the leading edge of grassroots organizing to push Speaker Nancy Pelosi to support… Read more
October 3, 2019 Anna Marie Gallagher, President Catholic Legal Immigration Service 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 850 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Andrew Selee, President Migration Policy Institute 1400 16th Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20036 William M. Treanor, Dean Georgetown Law 600 New Jersey Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 Dear Ms. Gallagher, Mr. Selee and… Read more
ICYMI — CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed a clear lack of leadership on impeachment at her Wednesday press conference. CREDO has been one of the leading organizations pushing for a swift and thorough impeachment process. “Donald Trump is tweeting about coups and civil wars and Speaker… Read more
FYI — In response to Trump’s tweets becoming increasingly dangerous, CREDO released the following statement, urging Twitter to take action and House Democrats to move swiftly on impeachment: “The escalating rhetoric Donald Trump is using to incite his supporters grows more and more dangerous to our democracy every day. Calling the legal process of impeachment… Read more
ICYMI — A federal judge knocked down Trump’s new policy of indefinite detention of migrant families and children in a big win for grassroots activists. CREDO Action released the following statement: “It’s because of Trump’s efforts to flout the law and push through illegal, racist policies that ICE is locking up babies in cages at… Read more
FYI — Trump just dropped the refugee cap to a shocking 18,000 for 2020 and issuing an executive order to let state and local authorities block refugees from resettling, CREDO Action released the following statement: “By trying to cut the maximum number of refugees to its lowest number ever and empowering xenophobic state and local… Read more
FYI, as CREDO has been one of the leading organizations pushing Nancy Pelosi and House Dems to move quickly on impeachment, here’s our response to the testimony of Joseph Maguire in the House today: “Joseph Maguire’s testimony and the whistleblower complaint released this morning follow the clear pattern of repeated abuses of power by Donald… Read more
As one of the leading organizations pushing Speaker Nancy Pelosi to support impeachment, CREDO Action released the following statement after Speaker Pelosi finally stepped up to the plate to support impeachment. “It has taken months of organizing, public pressure, and millions of petition signatures to finally push Speaker Pelosi to support impeaching Donald Trump,” said… Read more
ICYMI: As the Ukraine whistleblower story about Trump seeking to swing the 2020 election blows up, CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess called out Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s hypocrisy on stonewalling tactics in regards to impeachment in the following statement: “It’s awfully bold of Speaker Pelosi to call out stonewalling tactics when she herself has stonewalled impeachment… Read more
FYI — Atlantic Media just announced Kirstjen Nielsen will no longer participate in next week’s Atlantic Fest after swift backlash from grassroots activists, which CREDO Action helped organize. Take a look at our statement below, plus more on our work opposing Nielsen’s efforts to sanitize her criminal history as the former head of the DHS.… Read more
FYI — Ray Morris, the CEO of CREDO Mobile, CREDO Energy, and CREDO Long Distance, released the following statement ahead of today’s Global Climate Strike actions. CREDO is a corporate leader in the Climate Strike, joining Patagonia, Levi Strauss, Ben & Jerry’s, Lush Cosmetics and others, to enlist as many of our employees and customers… Read more
Following the Senate HELP Committee’s hearing on the appointment of ex-Walmart, union-busting lawyer Eugene Scalia as the head of the Department of Labor, CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess released the following statement: “Eugene Scalia’s testimony today proved that if the Senate confirms him as our next Secretary of Labor, it would be a huge victory… Read more
In response to the committee’s vote last week, a coalition of progressive groups including Credo Action and Democracy for America said the panel is “refusing to set a date to move articles of impeachment out of committee or to officially expand the scope of its inquiry beyond the Mueller report, despite overwhelming evidence that the president has committed multiple impeachable offenses.”
CREDO Action, By the People, Courage Campaign, Democracy For America, Free Speech For People, Mainers for Responsible Leadership, and March for Truth released the following statement after the House Judiciary Committee’s vote to formalize its impeachment probe today: President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our republic. On an almost daily basis,… Read more
Credo Action, which has campaigned for more than a year to impeach Trump, praised the Judiciary panel’s “small, concrete step forward after months of grassroots pressure,” but said it didn’t go far enough. It wants a vote on actual articles of impeachment of Trump by Oct. 1, Campaign Manager Thais Marques said. “Without Chairman Nadler… Read more
The hearing represents a “small, concrete step toward impeachment” and holding Trump accountable for alleged obstruction of justice, said the grassroots group CREDO Action, which has helped collect more than 10 million signatures from people who believe the president should be impeached for a number of offenses.
“But without Chairman Nadler setting a date for a vote on articles of impeachment,” said CREDO Action campaign manager Thais Marques in a statement, “it’s clear that Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership are still putting the brakes on impeachment. It’s beyond time for the House to do more than small-bore resolutions to give them cover.”
FYI — CREDO Action released the following statement based on the joint press conference just held by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calling on Mitch McConnell to pass the House’s background check bill: “During the August recess, gun violence impacted thousands of people’s lives. In the face of this crisis, forty eight… Read more
CREDO released the following statement after news broke of the resolution codifying the Judiciary Committee’s investigation into Donald Trump as an official impeachment investigation. CREDO has been on the front lines of this fight, collecting hundreds of thousands of grassroots petition signatures supporting impeachment and CREDO members are continuing to make thousands of phone calls… Read more
Meanwhile, others declined to give Walmart credit for working to make American communities safer, saying its new reforms—which include requesting but not requiring that shoppers stop openly carrying firearms and still allows them to carry concealed weapons—do not go nearly far enough.
“Walmart is trying to protect themselves from public and employee backlash” which erupted after the El Paso shooting, CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess said in a press statement. “Any step that doesn’t include ending gun sales full stop isn’t enough to show a true commitment to ending gun violence and mass shootings.”
But not everyone thinks Walmart is actually doing enough including CREDO Action, an organization that fights for progressive change.
“Walmart is trying to protect themselves from public and employee backlash by ending sales of ammunition and ending open carry. Any step that doesn’t include ending gun sales full stop isn’t enough to show a true commitment to ending gun violence and mass shootings,” CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess said in a statement. “We call on Walmart to send a message to other corporations, stand with their employees and end all gun sales in their stores.”
FYI — CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess put out the statement below after news broke that Walmart will end sales of handgun ammunition and no longer allow open carry of guns in their stores: “Walmart is trying to protect themselves from public and employee backlash by ending sales of ammunition and ending open carry. Any… Read more
CREDO Customers & Progressive Activists to Vote on Allocating Donation at GreenNewDeal.CREDO.com On Sept. 1, 2019, CREDO Mobile announced an incremental donation of $50,000 to five key climate justice organizations building momentum for the Green New Deal, including US Youth Climate Strike, the Sunrise Movement, Climate Justice Alliance, Data for Progress, and NY Renews. This… Read more
Democratic activists, of course, are already ahead of the broader public. At the San Francisco Democratic Party’s “Heart of the Resistance” dinner last week, at which Pelosi received a Lifetime Achievement Award, protesters with the group CREDO Action interrupted her speech to demand impeachment now—not for the potential wrongdoing detailed in the Mueller report but… Read more
With the news that the EPA is officially rolling back Obama-era methane rules, CREDO released the following statement. “Donald Trump’s EPA is even worse on environmental issues than most big oil and gas companies,” said CREDO Action co-director Josh Nelson. “The Trump administration is continuing its pattern of head-in-the-sand environmental policies which are actively making… Read more
In a joint statement, the coalition—which includes CREDO Action, Sunrise Movement, and Climate Hawks Vote—accused Perez of “undermining the DNC’s own system and bypassing the will of the more than half a million grassroots activists, more than 100 DNC members in San Francisco, and most of the Democratic presidential candidates.”
In April, environmental and progressive groups including CREDO Action, 350 Action, Greenpeace USA, Sunrise Movement, the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, and Daily Kos began circulating three petitions requesting that the DNC hold a climate-focused debate. Not only have the petitions garnered more than 300,000 signatures, but leading presidential primary candidates have also called for a climate debate.
During the general session of the DNC on Saturday, DNC Chair Tom Perez strong-armed the DNC membership and ignored the democratic process of the DNC Resolutions Committee, which passed a resolution to encourage a “multi-candidate issue-specific forum with the candidates appearing on the same state, engaging one another in discussion,” effectively scuttling the possibility of… Read more
Josh Nelson, the co-director of progressive activism organization CREDO Action, left a petition on McConnell’s empty chair with 140,000 signatures asking the senator to call the senate back into session and vote on background check legislation.
“I had hoped to be able to hand those petition signatures directly to Sen. McConnell,” Nelson said. “Turns out, he’s never in his offices when I show up and try to bring petition signatures. And turns out, he was too much of a coward to show up here today as well.”
A coalition of progressive and environmental groups representing millions of voters—including CREDO Action, Sunrise Movement, Bold Alliance, NextGen America, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Greenpeace USA, Climate Hawks Vote, 350.org, Friends of the Earth Action, and Washington State Democrats—released a joint statement about the ongoing fight for a debate after the vote Thursday.
In response to the DNC resolutions committee allowing for multiple candidates on stage simultaneously to engage in a discussion on the climate crisis, but blocking the resolution expressly authorizing a climate debate, the coalition of progressive and environmental groups representing millions of voters that has been pushing the DNC to sanction a climate debate released… Read more
As dozens rallied outside, four activists with CREDO Action entered the InterContinental San Francisco Hotel, the site of the $250-per-ticket dinner, and interrupted the award ceremony, calling on Pelosi to heed the demands of the grassroots and a growing number of House Democrats by backing impeachment.
A major arm of the campaign to persuade DNC members to vote yes on a resolution for a climate debate has been led by CREDO and 350.org, among other climate groups. Through an alert to their members, and an online campaign, the organizations are asking their members to call the members of their local DNC groups to sign on to the resolution in favor of a climate debate.
CREDO Action staff, including constituents of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and an undocumented person were removed by security from the San Francisco Democrats’ “Heart of the Resistance” dinner, where Nancy Pelosi was awarded a lifetime achievement award. Four activists including CREDO Action campaign manager Thaís Marques and co-director Heidi Hess disrupted the award ceremony with a… Read more
Nancy Pelosi’s Legacy Called Into Question Over Inaction on Impeachment ** Rally Video Available Here ** Today, a coalition of activists representing millions of Americans rallied outside of the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco, calling on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to publicly support impeaching Donald Trump and to schedule a House floor vote by the end… Read more
FYI — CREDO released the following statement after the Trump administration released its official attempt to overturn the Flores settlement, which would allow the federal government to detain children and families indefinitely at the border: “Detaining children and families indefinitely is cruel, inhumane, and unsafe. This reeks of Stephen Miller’s racist xenophobia — his only… Read more
In July, several hotel chains, including Marriott, Hilton, Choice Hotels, Best Western, Wyndham, Hyatt, IHG and MGM Resorts, released statements claiming they did not want their facilities used to detain migrants in transit to detention centers. The hotels were bowing to pressure from their employees’ unions, as well as customers.
CREDO Action gathered over 120,000 petition signatures for this effort, while launching a phone campaign to call the corporate headquarters of Best Western, Red Roof Inn and Radisson, which have yet to respond. The petition is available at #nohotelsforice.
FYI — Wanted you to have this for your coverage of Israel caving to Trump in an unprecedented move to block members of Congress from entering the country. CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess released the following statement in support of Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib: “Donald Trump just used a foreign nation to try to… Read more
FYI — Here’s CREDO’s response to Steve King’s comments today that glorified rape and incest over a woman’s bodily autonomy. CREDO has raised over $10 million dollars for women’s rights groups, including Planned Parenthood, UltraViolet, and others. “Steve King is a anti-woman, racist remnant of a shameful past in our country, and it will not… Read more
Other groups co-sponsoring the pledge are the Bold Alliance, Nebraska Easement Action Team, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Sunrise Movement, *CREDO Action*, Oil Change U.S., Friends of the Earth Action, Center for Biological Diversity Action Fund, Climate Hawks Vote, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Progressive Democrats of America, NYC Grassroots Alliance, Earth Action, Bucks Environmental Network, Greenbelt Climate Action Network, Anthropocene Alliance, New York Climate Action Group, Coalition Against the Rockaway Pipeline, and Coalition Against the Pilgrim Pipeline.
FYI — CREDO responds to the latest attack on immigrants by the Trump administration with the new public charge rule announcement this morning. Over 40,000 CREDO Action members were among those who submitted over 210,000 public comments to the DHS opposing this rule when it was first proposed in 2018. “To Donald Trump and Stephen… Read more
“If Perez was serious about addressing our climate crisis, he would support a meaningful debate about climate change with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates,” said CREDO Action campaign manager Jelani Drew-Davi. “The town halls by CNN and MSNBC and one-off questions in general debates won’t educate voters on the candidates’ solutions.
“We need to have real action to combat climate change, or we will kill our planet,” they added, “but Tom Perez wants to push it under the rug until it’s too late for us all.”
Democratic activists cheered Mr. Nadler’s statements, but some groups may want more. CREDO Action, a network of progressive activists, said on Friday that Mr. Nadler needed to go beyond the obstruction-of-justice inquiry that was part of the Mueller report. Democratic aides said their investigation includes allegations of “corruption, obstruction and abuse of power.”
CREDO Action said while two town halls on climate change being organized by CNN and MSNBC in September are signs of incremental progress, a DNC-sanctioned debate would provide the best platform to educate voters about the candidates’ environmental plans.
“Tom Perez needs to realize that this resolution is a blatant mockery of one of one of the most serious problems of our time,” said CREDO Action campaign manager Jelani Drew-Davi. “Our climate is in crisis, but Perez put forward a recommitment resolution that’s purely symbolic rather than pushing for real, bold action.”
The crisis also prompted progressive group CREDO Action to launch a campaign this week to add pressure on lawmakers, with their focus spreading beyond the GOP-controlled Senate.
“Republicans are to blame for keeping gun control from becoming law and exacerbating the growing crisis of white supremacist terror, but a national catastrophe of this magnitude requires a bipartisan response. We cannot let either party off the hook,” said the group.
“If Speaker Pelosi calls the House of Representatives back into session to pass gun control legislation,” the group continued, “it shows that Democrats are willing to take bold action to keep us safe while Republicans hide in fear of the racist NRA.”
Such bold action means passing an assault weapons ban.
Doing so, said CREDO Action, “is a critical step to making sure these horrific attacks never happen again.”
Thaís Marques, campaign manager of CREDO Action, a liberal activist group, voiced a similar message, characterizing Nadler’s remarks as “a victory for the grassroots.”
“The rest of leadership needs to catch up with Rep. Nadler and over half of the Democratic caucus and publicly support a full impeachment inquiry with a broad scope,” she said Friday in a statement. “With every day that passes, Trump abuses the presidency to enrich himself, obstruct justice and enact hateful policies that target millions of Americans — we can’t wait any longer.”
Here’s the latest on the fight for a Climate Debate… Tom Perez is attempting to drown out the Climate Debate resolution with a symbolic “recommitment” resolution to address climate change that does absolutely nothing. Here’s the resolutions packet for the meeting (Perez’s resolution is #2, the resolution for a Climate Debate is #5). CREDO Action… Read more
FYI — Wanted to make sure you had our reaction to Rep. Jerry Nadler calling the House Judiciary Committee’s investigations into Trump “formal impeachment proceedings.” CREDO has been on the front lines of the impeachment fight — take a look below for more details on our activism. “Rep. Jerry Nadler finally calling his work ‘formal… Read more
FYI — CREDO Action launched a campaign this morning calling on Speaker Pelosi to bring the House back into session to pass an assault weapons ban immediately. This builds on the momentum for real legislative change in our gun laws following the open letter to Speaker Pelosi with 48 members of Congress urging an end… Read more
There is something concerned citizens can do: Sign the Credo Action petition telling the Bureau of Land Management to protect native lands and put a moratorium on drilling and fracking in the Greater Chaco Landscape. The BLM is putting up leases in the Greater Chaco Landscape. Over 91 percent of the area around Chaco Canyon has been leased already to the oil and gas industry. The last remaining leases are in federally-owned areas.
In June, more than 25 progressive groups sent a letter to Pelosi demanding that she proceed with impeachment hearings immediately. …
The letter accused Pelosi of offering nothing more than “political excuses” for holding off on impeachment, adding that the nation is facing a constitutional crisis and that the framers placed the impeachment power in the Constitution precisely for the purpose of confronting a lawless president like Trump.
It was signed by not only Justice Democrats, but also CREDO Action, Citizens Impeachment Coalition, Democracy for America, Women’s March, and the Working Families Party, among many others.
CREDO Action campaign manager Jelani Drew-Davi pushed the DNC to sanction an official Climate Debate with the Democratic presidential candidates in an op-ed published in The Hill. THE HILL: Town halls are not the answer, DNC must sanction an official climate debate The U.S. just roasted in nationwide heatwave, Europe suffered its hottest June and… Read more
Since 10:30am ET today (Aug. 5, 2019), over 65,000 CREDO members have signed a rapid response petition calling on Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate back into session and pass real gun safety laws, which is on top of the over 90,000 who signed on last week calling for an assault weapons ban. “Mitch McConnell… Read more
Senate Democrats and progressive advocacy groups accused Sen. Lindsey Graham of breaking Judiciary Committee rules Thursday after the South Carolina Republican forced a vote to advance his “dangerous and immoral” anti-asylum legislation. “Lindsey Graham is so desperate to attack asylum seekers that he just broke the rules of his own committee to advance his bill,”… Read more
A new campaign wants corporations like AT&T and Amazon to stop giving money to anti-LGBTQ politicians—and, until that happens, the organization suggests consumers stop putting dollars in those companies’ accounts, Advocate.com reported. The political arm for CREDO Mobile—a mobile virtual network directing revenue to progressive causes—launched a petition campaign today targeting AT&T, T-Mobile, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Dell. AT&T, for example, donated $2.755 million to 193 anti-gay politicians in the midterm election cycle, according to the group. CREDO Mobile’s petition is at https://act.credoaction.com/sign/ATT-stop-funding-hate/.
Heidi Hess, the co-director of CREDO Action, a liberal advocacy group said Murray’s statement puts more pressure on Pelosi and Senate Democratic allies who back her cautious strategy to move ahead with impeachment proceedings.
“Momentum is growing rapidly in favor of impeachment with yet another Senate Democrat in leadership urging House Democrats to hold Donald Trump accountable for his lawlessness,” Hess said Monday. “Speaker Pelosi should listen well to the calls of not only almost half of her caucus, but also those of her colleagues in the Senate as well.
“It’s beyond time to officially move forward with impeachment — not just doing so in what ‘essentially’ counts as an inquiry. Continuing to wait or playing at semantics amounts to tacit approval of Trump’s cruel, racist policies and his impeachable offenses,” she added.
Progressive advocacy group Credo Action echoed [John] Nichols in a statement following Mueller’s testimony.
“Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses and needs to be held accountable,” said Credo Action co-director Josh Nelson. “But by refusing to open an impeachment inquiry, House Democratic Leadership is ignoring the facts laid out by Robert Mueller at his testimony.”
“Unwillingness to use this mounting evidence,” said Nelson, “makes Congress complicit as Trump shreds the Constitution while enacting cruel and racist policies that endanger our communities. Democrats can and must do better.”
FYI — Here’s CREDO’s response to today’s spending bill vote in the House: “Despite Robert Mueller testifying about Donald Trump’s impeachable offenses yesterday, Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Leadership will help the Trump administration pass a budget bill today to lift the debt limit for two years without extracting any meaningful policy concessions. Speaker Pelosi squandered… Read more
FYI — Take a look at the reaction by CREDO on today’s news about car companies striking a deal for stronger emissions standards with California: “This is a victory for our climate, and it’s very encouraging to see good behavior like pro-actively pursuing stronger emissions standards by corporations like Ford, Volkswagen, Honda, and BMW,” said… Read more
“Donald Trump needs to be impeached. Robert Mueller’s testimony will only reiterate the facts we already know from his report — Trump is abusing the power of the presidency by obstructing justice,” said CREDO Action campaign manager Thaís Marques. “But regardless of what Mueller says, we also know that Trump is enacting cruel and racist… Read more
CREDO Action, MoveOn, and Daily Kos collected over 120,000 petition signatures for this effort, which were delivered to the global HQs of Marriott and Choice Hotels on Thursday, July 11,” Barrow told Forbes.
CREDO also launched a phone campaign, asking activists to call in to be connected with the corporate headquarters of one of a number of hotel chains and franchises, including Best Western, Red Roof Inn and Radisson; to whom they could voice their displeasure in the use of hotels as detention facilities.
Barrow says activists will not let up: “The coalition of grassroots groups will continue to reach out and follow up with major hotel companies to ensure they make similar public statements rejecting any collusion with ICE in its raids.”
A growing online petition has forced hotel giants across the country to make clear whether they are willing to allow U.S. immigration authorities to house detained migrants at their establishments.
Launched by CREDO Action, the online petition calls on hotel giants, including Hilton, Marriott International, Best Western, Wyndham, Red Roof, Choice, Drury, G6 Hospitality and the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to “publicly refuse” to let the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) use their properties “as jails for immigrants.”
The political arm for CREDO Mobile, a mobile virtual network directing revenue to progressive causes, launched a petition campaign today targeting AT&T, T-Mobile, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Dell. Officials say those companies alone have donated more than $5 million to homophobic politicians, all while providing corporate sponsorship to Pride events and marketing to LGBTQ consumers.
“It is unacceptable for corporations to co-opt the pride flag in order to make a profit off the LGBTQ community while simultaneously giving millions to some of the most hateful, homophobic members of Congress,” said Campaign Manager Thaís Marques. of CREDO Action.
“AT&T, T-Mobile, Amazon, Google and other corporations, need to put their money where they say their values are and stop financing the politicians who are on the frontlines of Trump’s war on LGBTQ people.”
Liberal groups pressured Pelosi to allow a direct vote on the impeachment articles. Credo Action, a group with 5 million activists, said in a statement that the House must begin proceedings immediately because “Trump is a racist who has repeatedly abused the powers of the presidency to harm black and brown communities and to make… Read more
In a statement after the resolution passed largely along party lines—with just four House Republicans breaking from their party and joining the united Democratic caucus—CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess said the vote “is not enough.” “Donald Trump is a racist, and it’s good to see House Democrats finally calling him out for what he is,”… Read more
CREDO Action released the following statement in support of moving forward immediately with Rep. Al Green’s articles of impeachment which will be voted on later today: “House Democrats have the opportunity to show they are moral leaders by voting to move forward immediately with Rep. Green’s articles of impeachment,” said CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess.… Read more
FYI — Reaction from CREDO Action on the House condemning Trump’s racist attacks against the Squad: “Donald Trump is a racist, and it’s good to see House Democrats finally calling him out for what he is,” said CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess. “But today’s vote is not enough. House Democrats should stand with Reps. Alexandria… Read more
CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess released the statement below in response to Trump’s patently false claim that he is not racist: “Donald Trump is a racist — and he’s been a racist since long before entering the Oval Office. Every single policy forced through by his administration has harmed black, brown, and immigrant communities,” said… Read more
On March 6, 2013, a coalition of groups including CREDO Action and 350.org published a pledge committing to civil disobedience if President Barack Obama approved the pipeline. By June, more than 62,000 people had signed on. Like the 1980s pledge, organizers used the vow to pull people into trainings and to lay the groundwork for… Read more
“Just days after joining with Republicans to give Trump billions more to harm immigrant families, it’s deeply concerning that senior Democratic Party leaders and their aides have been escalating attacks on new leaders in the party who have been rightfully advocating a stronger approach to holding the Trump administration accountable to human rights abuses being… Read more
Credo Action, a progressive group at Netroots, also noted the bad optics of Pelosi singling out these women. “We deserve better than white Democratic leaders who are willing to throw people of color under the bus to maintain their privilege,” Credo Action Co-Director Heidi Hess said. “Nancy Pelosi needs to stop trying to shame and… Read more
“Acosta endangers women and girls,” “Acosta enables child sex trafficking,” and “Acosta must go” read the projections, which were planned by the American Federation of Teachers, CREDO Action, MoveOn, and UltraViolet. … Heidi Hess, co-director of CREDO Action, said in a statement that Acosta “must step down as Labor Secretary immediately.” “His actions,” Hess said,… Read more
Activists projected condemnations of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on the Department of Labor building Wednesday to protest his role in a controversial non-prosecution agreement with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was arrested again over the weekend. Progressive advocacy groups, including Credo Action, MoveOn, UltraViolet and the American Federation of Teachers, projected the words “Acosta Enabled Sex… Read more
CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration announcing a new, illegal rule to block asylum-seekers at the border: “Turning away asylum-seekers at the border is cruel, inhumane, and illegal,” said CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess. “This latest, racist stunt by Donald Trump to further close our doors… Read more
In response to news that The New Republic, Gizmodo, and Columbia’s Earth Institute will be hosting a presidential candidate climate summit, the coalition of progressive and environmental groups who collected over 220,000 petition signatures demanding a climate debate released the following statement. The statement, signed by CREDO Action, Climate Hawks Vote, Amazon Watch, Bold Alliance,… Read more
A year after Kavanaugh’s nomination commenced a three-month uproar, CREDO Action said, Nadler must follow through on his promise. “Jerry Nadler must make good on his promise to open an investigation into Kavanaugh,” said campaign manager Thaís Marques. “House Democrats have the power to fully investigate Brett Kavanaugh, and it’s clear from the over 300,000… Read more
The delay is not only causing a revisit of the community newspaper carve-out and other measures, it’s forcing a rethink about the entire proposal. The activist group CREDO Mobile has gotten over 80,000 signatures on a petition against the SECURE Act, calling it “a massive giveaway to Wall Street that would allow companies to defraud… Read more
After all, every major Democrat vying for the presidential nomination — including frontrunner Joe Biden — thinks we should have a debate focused on climate change. So do an overwhelming majority of Democratic primary voters, according to new data, as do the country’s leading environmental and activist groups, like the Sunrise Movement, Greenpeace USA, Credo… Read more
FYI – CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court issued a decision upholding the practice of partisan gerrymandering to protect entrenched incumbent elected officials from competitive elections: “It is absolutely unconscionable that we live in a political system where elected officials get to pick their own voters.… Read more
FYI – CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess issued the following statement after President Donald Trump tweeted a threat to deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants next week: “Whether or not Donald Trump has the competence to actually follow through on this threat, we should all be alarmed and incensed that a right-wing demagogue is using the… Read more
“Thaís Marques, a 24-year old campaign manager with CREDO Action, spoke about the fear that immigrant families live with under the Trump administration. Marques recounted how in all her years as a previously undocumented immigrant, she has felt more threatened than ever since Trump’s election…The protest was organized by a coalition of advocacy groups including… Read more
“We don’t have time for this. We can’t wait another four years for the Democratic Party to start taking the climate crisis seriously. Without a substantive debate to help voters evaluate candidates’ proposed solutions, we can’t ensure that Democrats will nominate someone who is truly ready and able to lead,” said Brandy Doyle, Campaign Manager… Read more
A number of groups, including Friends of the Earth, Credo Action, Greenpeace, Sunrise Movement, and 350.org, planned to ramp up the pressure on the DNC to finally devote the primetime opportunity to an issue that got short-shrift in the last cycle. Since then, about a dozen candidates, including Inslee, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Beto… Read more
Josh Nelson of CREDO, a liberal advocacy group, tweeted that the former vice president’s climate plan looked remarkably similar to items published by advocacy groups, and the Daily Caller first published a story reporting on Nelson’s tweet and highlighting three other instances of similarly phrased excerpts.
Pelosi’s comments came a day after a coalition of more than two dozen liberal groups wrote her a letter expressing frustration about her reluctance to move forward on impeachment, saying she was “giving us political excuses” rather than exercising leadership. The groups signing the letter include CREDO Action, Free Speech for People, MPower, Movimiento Cosecha,… Read more
More than two dozen liberal groups signed a letter urging Nancy Pelosi to start impeachment proceedings against Trump. The groups — which included CREDO Action, Indivisible, Working Families Party and Women’s March — accused the House speaker of engaging in “dangerous inaction that enables this racist and xenophobic president.” “Instead of leading, you and your… Read more
CREDO Action Campaign Manager Brandy Doyle released the statement below in response to reports that the Democratic National Committee has decided not to host a primary debate focused on climate change: “Tom Perez doesn’t seem to care much about the climate crisis, but many of the Democratic candidates and a vast majority of Democratic primary… Read more
Two of the similar lines were first flagged on Twitter by Josh Nelson, vice-president of CREDO mobile, a progressive company. “The paragraph in Joe Biden’s climate plan about carbon capture and sequestration includes language that is remarkably similar to items published previously by the Blue Green Alliance and the Carbon Capture Coalition,” Nelson wrote.
“Voters gave Democrats control of the House of Representatives because they wanted aggressive oversight of the Trump administration,” wrote CREDO, Indivisible, and 27 other groups in a letter to Pelosi. “Yet,” the letter states, “your leadership is resulting in dangerous inaction that enables this racist and xenophobic president.”
A coalition of grassroots progressive groups sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Tuesday urging her to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The letter, signed by 30 groups including Credo Action and the Women’s March, expressed “deep disappointment and concern” over Pelosi’s leadership, criticizing her “political excuses” to not begin impeachment… Read more
“As Speaker of the House, you have the power to ensure Congress exercises its constitutional obligation to hold this president accountable, but instead of using your power, you are giving us political excuses for why you shouldn’t,” reads the letter from dozens of progressive groups including CREDO, Indivisible and Women’s March.
The letter sent Tuesday calls for Pelosi to exercise “bold, moral leadership” and says that “instead of using your power, you are giving us political excuses for why you shouldn’t.” “Instead of leading, you and your colleagues have asked us to wait — wait for the Mueller report, wait for the unredacted Mueller report, wait… Read more
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In a statement, CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess said Pelosi cannot continue to drag her feet as support for impeachment surges within her own party and at the grassroots. “Mueller has done his job; now, it’s up to Congress to take his findings and use them to hold the president and those around him accountable,”… Read more
A coalition of progressive and environmental groups, including CREDO Action, the Sunrise Movement, Friends of the Earth Action, Public Citizen and 350 Action, have also petitioned for a debate. Three Democratic senators — Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico — sent a letter to NBC and… Read more
Heidi Hess of the progressive group CREDO Action, argued, “Robert Mueller is practically begging Congress to move forward with impeachment proceedings. In a room full of reporters, he explicitly conceded that there wasn’t enough evidence to exonerate Donald Trump, a sitting president, on the possible crime of obstruction of justice.”
In a statement, CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess said that Mueller was “practically begging Congress to move forward with impeachment proceedings.” “In a room full of reporters, he explicitly conceded that there wasn’t enough evidence to exonerate Donald Trump, a sitting president, on the possible crime of obstruction of justice,” said Hess. “In any other… Read more
After Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller resigned from the U.S. Department of Justice and publicly summarized the results of his office’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess issued the following statement: “Robert Mueller is practically begging Congress to move forward with impeachment proceedings. In a room full… Read more
Credo Action, an advocacy group known for its online petitions, slammed Facebook’s response. “This is a stunning abdication of responsibility from a company with a well-earned reputation for facilitating the spread of malicious right-wing conspiracy theories,” said Josh Nelson, co-director of the group, Friday. “This week, conservatives released altered videos of Speaker Nancy Pelosi as… Read more
CREDO, a progressive organization, in a statement, said Facebook’s decision to keep the video up amounts to a “stunning abdication of responsibility from a company with a well-earned reputation for facilitating the spread of malicious right-wing conspiracy theories.” “This week, conservatives released altered videos of Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a trial run to see what… Read more
“I’ve always found it remarkable that when it comes to war, fighter jets, and bombs, most politicians never ask how we’ll pay for it, but when it comes to progressive policies like Medicare for All, some members of Congress pretend we can’t afford to foot the bill,” Heidi Hess, co-director of CREDO Action, said in… Read more
As with other small carriers like Credo Mobile (hosted by Verizon), Cricket Mobile (hosted by AT&T), Republic Wireless (hosted by Sprint and T-Mobile) and Straight Talk (hosted by the all Big Four: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon), many telecom experts argue Boost wouldn’t become a meaningful competitor in the telecom industry because it would still… Read more
In an open letter sent to executives at MSNBC, CNN, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News, Univision, Telemundo and PBS, UltraViolet Action states: “[T]he historic number of highly qualified women candidates in the race are given significantly less attention and media exposure than their male peers. And when the media does focus on… Read more
“The dam is breaking, and the voices of people demanding impeachment are becoming impossible to ignore,” Heidi Hess, co-director of CREDO Action, said in a statement. “Nancy Pelosi is running out of excuses, and her ability to delay impeachment proceedings is getting weaker by the day.” “We need her to heed the growing calls of… Read more
“How is it possible that a Republican member of Congress is willing to do more than House Democratic leadership to hold Donald Trump accountable?” CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess wrote in a statement. “Nancy Pelosi and the rest of her leadership team are running out of excuses for delaying the inevitable. They must hear Rep.… Read more
CREDO released the following statement in response to reports that Facebook has declined to remove a deceptively altered viral video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: “This is a stunning abdication of responsibility from a company with a well-earned reputation for facilitating the spread of malicious right-wing conspiracy theories,” said CREDO Action Co-Director Josh… Read more
CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess issued the following statement in response to statements from senior members of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Democratic caucus endorsing impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump: “The dam is breaking, and the voices of people demanding impeachment are becoming impossible to ignore. “The Trump administration’s flagrant disregard for the rule of… Read more
CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess issued the following statement in response to a series of tweets from Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) on Saturday and Monday making the case for impeaching Donald Trump: “How is it possible that a Republican member of Congress is willing to do more than House Democratic leadership to hold Donald Trump… Read more
Heidi Hess, co-director of progressive advocacy network CREDO Action, said that the administration’s stoking of tensions should be met with congressional action. “Donald Trump is marching the United States toward war in Iran to distract from his mounting scandals and failed administration,” she said. “Congress must assert its authority as the only body empowered to… Read more
“Reps. Al Green (Texas) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), the most vocal advocates for impeachment among House Democrats, joined with groups including Need to Impeach, Free Speech For People, CREDO, MoveOn, Democracy for America, Women’s March, Courage Campaign and By the People in a rally in front of the Capitol to highlight the petition.”
“National advocacy groups on Thursday delivered to Congress multiple petitions of what they said contained 10 million signatures from people who support the impeachment of President Donald Trump….MoveOn spearheaded the effort that included groups such as Need to Impeach, CREDO and the organizers behind the annual Women’s March.”
“The 10 million signatures included more than 8 million gathered by the Need to Impeach campaign launched by billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer in October 2017. Other organizations involved in the effort include Free Speech for People, MoveOn, CREDO, Democracy for America, Women’s March, Courage Campaign and By the People.”
FYI — In response to the Trump administration’s repeated actions escalating tension between the United States and Iran, CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess issued the following statement: “Donald Trump is marching the United States toward war in Iran to distract from his mounting scandals and failed administration. Congress must assert its authority as the only… Read more
FYI — CREDO Action Campaign Manager Brandy Doyle issued the following statement in response to the news that Sen. Bernie Sanders is now in favor of a standalone presidential debate on climate change: “It’s time for the DNC to start listening. More than 100,000 activists have signed petitions calling for a climate debate. Now with… Read more
The CREDO petition argues that without a climate-focused debate, “news networks and other debate host organizations won’t ask more than one or two token debate questions on climate change.” The U.S. Youth Climate Strike petition makes a similar point: “With the magnitude of the oncoming climate crisis it’s no longer sufficient to have a single… Read more
Several environmental and progressive groups have their own petition. “We need to know that whoever is nominated to take on Trump in 2020 has what it takes to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fight for bold solutions to the climate crisis,” the groups said in a joint statement. “That’s why we need… Read more
A coalition of 11 environmental and progressive groups, including Greenpeace USA and 350 Action, released a petition shortly after Inslee’s proposal, calling on the DNC to back his plan. “We need to know that whoever is nominated to take on Trump in 2020 has what it takes to stand up to the fossil fuel industry… Read more
FYI — CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess issued the following statement following Attorney General Barr’s press conference this morning: “It’s a cover-up. The entire world just watched as the Attorney General of the United States participated in a blatant cover-up of obstruction of justice. The Attorney General is supposed to be the chief law enforcement… Read more
WASHINGTON — After a coalition of progressive groups began pushing for the Democratic National Committee to hold a presidential primary debate focused on climate change CREDO, Greenpeace USA, 350 Action, Sunrise Movement, Climate Hawks Vote, Oil Change U.S., NextGen America, Endangered Species Coalition, Women’s March, Bold Alliance and Amazon Watch issued the following joint statement:… Read more
“The bill, which was dubbed the Save The Internet Act, passed on Wednesday. In response, CREDO Action Campaign Manager Brandy Doyle released a statement praising the decision by saying that ‘today’s vote is exactly what Americans want from their representatives in Congress. The leaders who voted for net neutrality chose to side with more than… Read more
FYI — After the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Save The Internet Act, CREDO Action Campaign Manager Brandy Doyle issued the following statement: “Today’s vote is exactly what Americans want from their representatives in Congress. The leaders who voted for net neutrality chose to side with more than 80 percent of Americans… Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 9, 2019 CONTACT: Win Without War: Ben Armbruster, [email protected] CREDO: Josh Nelson, [email protected] Indivisible: Emily Phelps, [email protected] MoveOn: Anna Zuccaro, [email protected] WASHINGTON, DC — CREDO Action, Indivisible, MoveOn, and Win Without War released the following statement in response to the reports that House Democratic leadership has withdrawn its budget caps-raising… Read more
While some groups will remain focused on Nielsen even as she leaves the public sector, other organizations said their efforts will shift to the remainder of DHS and the nominee to replace her. An official with CREDO, a mobile advocacy group, said it was poised to launch an aggressive pushback on the person chosen to… Read more
FYI — After Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen announced her intent to leave the Trump administration, CREDO Action Campaigns Director Nicole Regalado issued the following statement: “As the architect behind baby jails and a public defender of family separation, Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen will be judged harshly by history. No matter what she tries to do next, people… Read more
Last Friday, CREDO Action, the political arm of progressive phone company CREDO Mobile, sent one of these petitions, which lambasted Trump’s policy as a “direct assault on the LGBTQ community” to hundreds of lawmakers, including freshman Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD). “No one cares,” Johnson’s office replied.
“House Democrats appear to be accepting at face value the absurd notion that the Pentagon needs more money, when it can’t even account for what it already spends, can’t even spend the obscene amount of money Congress already appropriates, and can’t rein in waste, fraud, and abuse,” the groups CREDO Action, Indivisible, MoveOn, and Win… Read more
WASHINGTON, DC — CREDO Action, Indivisible, MoveOn, and Win Without War released the following statement in response to the House Budget Committee markup of H.R. 2021 Investing for the People Act of 2019. “While we agree with the House Democrats in their rejection of Donald Trump’s immoral and draconian budget, the solution cannot and must… Read more
Personal action is great, but you can also go ahead and take it to the big leagues. In order to show politicians how important tackling pay inequality is within the United States, consider signing a petition that fights against the pay gap, and pushes for high wages for women. Not sure which petition to sign?… Read more
FYI — After Sen. Brian Schatz today introduced a constitutional amendment proposing the elimination of the Electoral College, CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess issued the following statement: “The Electoral College is a racist, ancient relic of a system of government originally designed to protect the interests of slaveholding states. It’s a feature, not a bug,… Read more
The progressive advocacy group CREDO Mobile called Sears’ life insurance cuts “awful” in a tweet on Saturday. “AWFUL: Sears just reportedly notified up to 90,000 of their retirees, many of whom are in their 80s, that it would be ending their life insurance benefits. A few months ago they got approval to pay as much… Read more
Heidi Hess, the co-director of the national progressive group CREDO Action, said if the change moves forward that voters would remember how Republicans “manipulated Senate rules and precedent to put unqualified sycophants into key positions in government and stack the courts in favor of big business and billionaires and against working people, women and our… Read more
“Right now, our ask for members of the House and Senate is to co-sponsor the Green New Deal. With a climate change denier in the White House, we don’t anticipate this or any other legislation we support being signed into law in the next 21 months,” said Josh Nelson, co-director of Credo Action, a progressive… Read more
FYI — After today’s Senate vote on the Green New Deal, CREDO Action Campaign Manager Brandy Doyle issued the following statement: “Republicans forced a vote today on the Green New Deal not because they’re actually trying to address the horrifying reality of climate change, but because they’re trying to play political games with the most… Read more
Democrats argue McConnell is setting up a “sham vote” and note that liberal advocacy groups like the Sunrise Movement and Credo Action that back the Green New Deal have given senators a pass to vote “present.” They also say polling shows majorities of Americans think climate change is a serious problem that requires action.
But CREDO Action, another progressive group, urged Pelosi and Schumer, as well as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, to cancel their appearances at the AIPAC gathering. CREDO Action also praised Omar for offering criticism of U.S.-Israel policy, saying in a statement that “Rep. Ilhan Omar deserves our deep gratitude for her courage in… Read more
FYI — After several presidential candidates announced their decision to skip the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess issued the following statement: “Eight years ago, it would have been unthinkable for any serious Democratic presidential candidate to publicly rebuke AIPAC; today, it’s a prerequisite for progressives. This is… Read more
Contact: Josh Nelson, [email protected] Alexandra Flores-Quilty, [email protected] Activists protest at Speaker Pelosi’s San Francisco Office Demanding Trump’s Impeachment SAN FRANCISCO – Activists with signs reading “Speaker Pelosi: Do Your Job” and “#TimeToImpeach” staged a protest at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco office Tuesday, urging the Congresswoman to throw her support behind impeaching Donald Trump.… Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Josh Nelson, [email protected] Alexandra Flores-Quilty, [email protected] Activists protest at Rep. Nadler’s Manhattan Office Demanding Trump’s Impeachment NEW YORK – A group of activists with signs and shirts reading “Congress: Do Your Job” and “#TimeToImpeach” staged a protest at Rep. Jerrold Nadler’s Manhattan office Tuesday urging the Congressman to throw his support… Read more
According to CREDO Online Action, Since the U.S. Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994 and subsequently reauthorizing it three times, this action has funded prevention programs such as the National Domestic Violence Hotline, as well as hundreds of nonprofit and social service programs that provide housing, counseling and legal aid to… Read more
FYI — In response to a vote in the United States Senate blocking President Trump’s national emergency declaration, CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess issued the following statement: “We’re glad that some Republicans, in a rare show of courage, have joined Democratic Senators in rebuffing Trump’s latest racist attack on our communities, our Constitution and the… Read more
WASHINGTON — In response to a vote in the United States Senate to revoke Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, a coalition of more than a dozen organizations released the following joint statement: “We’re proud that a grassroots outcry from every corner of this country helped push Senators to publicly condemn Donald Trump’s illegal power grab,… Read more
“For too long, people like Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro have polluted our airwaves and reached millions of Americans with bigotry, Islamophobia, and racism — all because they think advertisers will give them a free pass,” said Josh Nelson, co-director of CREDO Action. “That’s changing as more and more advertisers realize that Fox News is… Read more
The progressive group CREDO defended Omar in a statement Thursday, calling the resolution a “dangerous waste of time.” “Democrats should be spending their time in Congress investigating the purveyors of hate in the Trump White House, not pushing platitudes in order to implicitly condemn one of their own,” said CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess.
CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess released the following statement in response to reports that the House will vote today on a resolution to rebuke Rep. Ilhan Omar: “This is a dangerous waste of time. Democrats should be spending their time in Congress investigating the purveyors of hate in the Trump White House, not pushing platitudes… Read more
“All Senate Democrats should vote present if McConnell actually brings the resolution to the floor,” said Josh Nelson, co-director of CREDO Action. “The purpose of the Green New Deal resolution introduced by Sen. Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez was to spark a nationwide conversation about the urgent and bold action the United States must take to… Read more
Democratic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is joining two protest groups – CREDO Action and By The People – at a Washington rally today calling for President Trump’s impeachment, a line of attack House speaker Nancy Pelosi has so far discouraged. Representative Tlaib has also courted controversy by expressing her support for fellow Democrat Ilhan Omar after… Read more
About two dozen activists from the groups By the People and CREDO Action were in Tlaib’s office and called her “a champion” for leading the impeachment charge. Afterward, the activists launched a protest outside Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in the Longworth House Office Building. “They tried to stop us, but we keep coming back,” the… Read more
Heidi Hess, a co-director at CREDO Action, referenced those threats in her own statement. “Rep. Omar’s willingness to voice badly needed and substantive critiques about Israeli government policies and disturbing trends in American foreign policy has earned her public condemnation, slander, and even threats of physical violence,” Hess said. “Instead of throwing her under the… Read more
“Rep. Tlaib and advocates will deliver remarks on the need to address the crisis presented by Donald Trump’s administration, after which a group of protesters will occupy the office of a key lawmaker to demand support for impeachment proceedings,” CREDO Action and By the People, a new advocacy group pushing for Trump’s impeachment, said in… Read more
On February 14th, Families Belong Together coalition members Daily Kos, CREDO, Make the Road NY, Presente.org, Rainforest Action Network, MomsRising, Conference of Superiors of Men, Candide Group, and Jobs with Justice put this ethos into action with protests at over 100 bank branches, and over 150,000 petition signatures asking Chase and Wells Fargo to break… Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2019 CONTACT: Alexandra Flores-Quilty, [email protected] Josh Nelson, [email protected] Adrienne Salazar, [email protected] Denzel McCampbell, [email protected] PROTESTERS STORM CONGRESS TO DEMAND TRUMP IMPEACHMENT AS REP. TLAIB ANNOUNCES NEW RESOLUTION Nine activists arrested outside Speaker Pelosi’s office WASHINGTON — Nine protesters with By the People, a new advocacy group pushing for the impeachment… Read more
Progressive advocacy group CREDO expressed dissatisfaction with House leadership in a statement. “Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leaders in the House need to stop attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar,” wrote CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess. “Rep. Omar’s willingness to voice badly needed and substantive critiques about Israeli government policies and disturbing trends in American foreign policy has… Read more
FYI — In response to a decision by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote on a resolution condemning anti-semitism following remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar criticizing AIPAC and the role of the pro-Israel lobby in American politics, CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess issued the following statement: “Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leaders in the… Read more
“In addition to Apple and Microsoft, the other companies who have signed onto the amicus brief include Airbnb, Asana, CREDO Mobile, Deutsche Bank, eBay, General Assembly Space, GitHub, Glassdoor, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, IBM, Indiegogo, Kaiser Permanente, Knotel, Levi Strauss & Co, Linden Research, Lyft, Mapbox, Marin Software Incorporated, MassMutual Life Insurance Company, Mitchell Gold + Bob… Read more
After Rep. Jayapal introduced the Medicare For All Act of 2019 on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, CREDO released the statement below: “At a time when the challenges facing families across our country seem to be snowballing out of control, it’s heartening to see Democrats scale up their ambition to respond,” said… Read more
CREDO released the statement below following today’s U.S. House vote to revoke Trump’s national emergency declaration: “Climate change is a national emergency, but a made-up fear-mongering campaign about the southern border definitely is not,” said Heidi Hess, co-director of CREDO Action. “Today’s vote shows that our nation is sick and tired of Donald Trump’s racist… Read more
Corraggio was one of the speakers at Philadelphia’s President’s Day protest, which was organized by a number of organizations, including MoveOn, Indivisible, Refuse Fascism, CREDO Action and Abolish ICE. Around 200 people gathered by the Octavius Catto Statue at City Hall to protest the president’s crisis announcement on Feb. 15 which could free up approximately… Read more
The protest is one of more than 150 being held Monday across the country by MoveOn, CREDO Action and Win Without War. “We’re mobilizing rapid-response events on Presidents Day (Monday, 2/18) against Trump’s fake crisis and racist deportation force and to stand with immigrant, Muslim, and Black and brown communities to stop Trump’s dangerous and… Read more
“This fundamentally bad deal represents an attack on immigrant communities and their allies and a gift to Trump and his deportation force,” CREDO Action co-director Heidi Hess declared in a statement early Thursday. “It is a betrayal of immigrant communities and the Democratic Party’s progressive base.”
FYI – CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess released the following statement in response to reports that Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to build a border wall: “Our most pressing national emergency is that a racist autocrat occupies the White House. Trump’s desperate attempt to pander to his base by trampling on the… Read more
CREDO released the following statement on the government funding deal reached by the conference committee: “This fundamentally bad deal represents an attack on immigrant communities and their allies and a gift to Trump and his deportation force,” CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess said. “It is a betrayal of immigrant communities and the Democratic Party’s progressive… Read more
Hess said her group and its allies are prepared to seize upon any sponsorship of the Republican gathering as a chance to pressure Silicon Valley to distance itself from Trump and the GOP, including pressing the companies’ shareholders, rallying their users and organizing their largely liberal employee bases to agitate internally. “There’s even less room… Read more
FYI – In advance of today’s subcommittee hearing, progressives are escalating their demand for House Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal to take immediate action to obtain and publicly release Donald Trump’s tax returns. “The American people deserve to know what Donald Trump is hiding,” said CREDO Action Co-Director Josh Nelson. “It is up to… Read more
Josh Nelson, spokesman for the national progressive group CREDO Action, criticized the effort to reduce the required debate time for nominees. “Senators who helped block Merrick Garland from even receiving a hearing should spare us the crocodile tears about obstruction and delays,” Nelson said in an email. “The fact is, the Trump administration’s vacancies are… Read more
Axios also reports the legislation has been endorsed by a number of advocacy groups, although their support is “pending final resolution language.” This includes the Working Families Party, People’s Action, Center for Popular Democracy, Justice First, Green For All, 350.org, CREDO Action, the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats.
CREDO released the statement below following today’s Senate votes on advancing legislation to end the government shutdown: “Republicans have proven once again that they are incapable of governing,” CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess said. “They are too scared of Donald Trump and their racist base to do what is best for their constituents and end… Read more
FYI – CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess released the following statement in response to news that some Senate Democrats are joining with Republicans to legitimize Trump’s wall as a way to end the shutdown: “No one who claims to be a Democrat should help Trump rescue himself from his self-created shutdown or help him advance… Read more
CREDO released the statement below in response to the news that a federal judge has blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census: “Once again, a federal judge has stepped in to place a much-needed check on the Trump administration’s racist attacks on immigrant communities,” CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi… Read more
CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess released the statement below in advance of Attorney General nominee William Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee: “William Barr is Brett Kavanaugh all over again: A bigoted nominee hand-picked to give Donald Trump a pass when it comes to the Russia investigation,” said CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess. “When… Read more
CREDO released the statement below in response to Trump’s threat to shut down the government if Democrats won’t help pay for a border wall: “Just like Mexico, congressional Democrats have no intention of paying for Trump’s border wall,” CREDO Co-Director Heidi Hess said. “Trump’s tantrums and threats won’t change the fact that most Americans remain… Read more
CREDO released the following statement in response to deeply troubling reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has signed a “cabinet order” allowing troops stationed at the border to act as law enforcement officials and use lethal force: “If the reports are accurate, this move is immoral, idiotic and almost certainly illegal,” CREDO… Read more
CREDO released the statement below in response to Donald Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “Jeff Sessions’ long history of racism and lying under oath would have disqualified him from serving as Attorney General under anyone but a racist liar like Donald Trump,” CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess said. “No one who cares about… Read more
CREDO released the statement below in response to Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly’s failure to forcefully denounce Trump’s plan to end birthright citizenship: “Joe Donnelly’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and positions are morally reprehensible and politically foolish,” said CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess. “All Democratic politicians should have the integrity and courage of their convictions to forcefully and… Read more
CREDO released the statement below in response to Trump’s remarks indicating that he intends to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship in the United States: “This is yet another unconstitutional power-grab from a man who is desperate to whip Republicans into an anti-immigrant frenzy in advance of the midterm elections,” CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi… Read more
FYI – CREDO released the following statement in response to reports that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to send 800 or more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border: “Sending troops to the U.S.-Mexico border is a desperate political stunt designed to energize Trump’s anti-immigrant supporters in advance of the midterm elections,” said CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi… Read more
CREDO released the statement below in response to the Senate’s vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: “Brett Kavanaugh may have just been confirmed to the Supreme Court, but the grassroots movement that came together to oppose him will only continue to grow,” CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess said. “Eventually, when the dust… Read more
FYI – CREDO Mobile has sent a letter (PDF) to the Judicial Crisis Network regarding its television advertisements featuring footage of CREDO Action Co-Director Josh Nelson being arrested protesting the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Sept. 4 confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The letter insists that the Judicial Crisis Network immediately “take down, discontinue,… Read more
Statement from CREDO Action Co-Director Heidi Hess: “The sham FBI investigation is nothing more than a continuation of the Kavanaugh cover-up that the White House and Senate Republicans have been engaged in throughout the entire confirmation process. It should not come as a surprise to anyone that a Trump-controlled investigation specifically designed to avoid uncovering… Read more