In solidarity, Debra Schrishuhn and Dan O’Neal for Alan, Mike F., Janis, Mike H., Shayna, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA National Team
As Trump abuses his authority to declare an emergency where none exists to build a racist wall, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) declares that future generations will tear it down! Last Friday, the five extreme right-wing Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court gave Trump a big opportunity to flex his twitter fingers again.
In a narrow, partisan 5-to-4 ruling, The Court ruled to let the Trump administration misappropriate $2.5 billion in Department of Defense funding to border wall construction while court appeals proceed. That process could take months, so sections of a wall could go up in Texas, Arizona, and California.
ACLU staff attorney Dror Ladin issued a statement in response to the ruling: “This is not over. We will be asking the federal appeals court to expedite the ongoing appeals proceeding to halt the irreversible and imminent damage from Trump’s border wall. Border communities, the environment, and our Constitution’s separation of powers will be permanently harmed should Trump get away with pillaging military funds for a xenophobic border wall Congress denied.”
We agree 100%! Yes, elections do matter. Join Progressive Democrats of America in electing brave progressive champions to Congress and throwing the racist Crook-in-Chief out of the White House. We must continue to speak up; we must continue to press for progressive policy reforms; we must elect progressive champions in 2020.
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