American Bridge Policy Brief: 5 Devastating Proposals In President Trump’s Budget 

President Trump’s budget is dangerous for working families and the most vulnerable Americans. A budget is a statement of values, and this proposal’s enormous cuts to Social Security, Medicaid, student loan forgiveness, tax relief for working families, and a program that literally feeds one in five American children – all to fund tax cuts for the rich – would have a devastating impact on our country and economy. Sadly, it’s also par for the course for the Republican party.

President Trump’s budget is devastating for working families. The budget slashes $40 billion from the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credits that make a real difference for 31.8 million people, including 13.2 million children. Read more about cuts to Earned Income and Child Tax Credits here.
President Trump’s budget is devastating for the most vulnerable in our society. The budget relies on more than a trillion dollars in cuts […]

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Ahead of CBO Score, New Bridge Project Video Highlights That Trumpcare Slashes Pre-Existing Condition Coverage 

Before the CBO releases updated projections of the impact that Trumpcare would have on the American people, Bridge Project is launching a new video which highlights that Trumpcare would gut health coverage for pre-existing conditions, listing examples such as cancer, postpartum depression, strokes, and heart disease.

Click HERE To watch Bridge Project’s social video out today, “Trumpcare: What’s Protected?”

“Trumpcare would devastate working families and cripple health coverage for any American with a preexisting condition,” said Bridge Project spokesperson Andrew Bates. “This is a gut-wrenching betrayal of the most fundamental promises that Trump made to the American people during the campaign, and we’re going to make sure the public knows the truth about this bill. Congress ought to respect the will of the country and reject this disastrous bill.”

In order to buy-off the most radical Republicans in Congress, new provisions were added to Trumpcare in April that effectively cripple health coverage […]

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NEW DIGITAL CAMPAIGN: Trump’s ‘Nixonian’ Abuses of Power 

As the lines between Donald Trump and former President Richard Nixon get blurrier by the day, today American Bridge is releasing a new digital campaign that highlights the eerie similarities between the two using their own words. From firing investigators to secret “tapes” and attacking the press, the parallels between the two administrations are striking, rooted in corruption and attempts to obstruct justice.

“Trump’s firing of the FBI director who was investigating his campaign’s ties to Russia was a blatant attempt to obstruct justice,” said American Bridge spokesperson Sabrina Singh. “The President may think he’s above the law, just like Nixon did, but he’s not, and the country is going to hold him and his fellow Republicans accountable for standing in the way of a truly independent investigation of this scandal.”

Watch the video here.

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NEW BRIDGE PROJECT DIGITAL CAMPAIGN: Trump’s Nixonian Abuses of Power

Following Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, a move that experts have called an unprecedented abuse of power and an obvious attempt to obstruct justice, Bridge Project is releasing a new digital ad highlighting the dangerous Nixonian ways of Donald Trump. The 60-second digital ad highlights how Trump may have created a constitutional crisis, even bigger than Watergate, driven by the fact that the White House under Trump is operating as if they are above the law. The campaign will run on  social media channels over the next week.
“Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey has created a constitutional crisis that is bigger than Watergate,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “This unprecedented abuse of power and attempt to obstruct justice only furthers the need for a truly independent investigation even clearer. The American people deserve accountability, transparency and the truth about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russian hackers […]

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Bridge Project to Re-Air Russia Investigation Ads Against Heller and Flake

Following Donald Trump’s reckless firing of FBI Director James Comey, putting the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia in jeopardy, American Bridge is re-airing its ads against Sen. Dean Heller and Sen. Jeff Flake.

The 15-second digital ads condemn Heller and Flake’s refusal to call for a independent commission to investigate Trump and his associates’ ties to Russia. The ads will air on YouTube and other social media over the next week.

Statement by American Bridge President Jessica Mackler:

“What exactly are Dean Heller and Jeff Flake waiting for? It is long past time for Senator Heller and Senator Flake to support an independent commission to investigate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

“This unprecedented interference by Trump into the FBI’s Russia investigation makes the need for a truly independent investigation even clearer. Republicans like Dean Heller and Jeff Flake who stay silent now are guilty of moral […]

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ICYMI – WP (Greg Sargent): Democrats must unmask Trump’s populist scam. Here’s a place to start.

Bridge Project launched a new digital ad campaign today holding Republican members of Congress accountable for supporting Trumpcare, a reckless plan that would kick 26 million Americans off of their health insurance, gut coverage for preexisting conditions, and take $880 billion from Medicaid – all to cut taxes for the rich. The ads will target:

AZ-02 – McSally, Martha
CA-10 – Denham, Jeff
CA-21 – Valadao, David
CA-25 – Knight, Steve
CA-39 – Royce, Ed
CA-45 – Walters, Mimi
CA-48 Rohrabacher, Dana
CA-49 – Issa, Darrell
FL-25 – Diaz-Balart, Mario
FL-26 – Curbelo, Carlos
IA-01 – Blum, Rod
IA-03 – Young, David
IL-06 – Roskam, Peter
IL-13 – Davis, Rodney
IL-14 – Hultgren, Randy
KS-03 – Yoder, Kevin
MI-11 – Trott, Dave
MN-02 – Lewis, Jason
MN-03 – Paulsen, Erik
NE-02 – Bacon, Don
NJ-11 – Frelinghuysen, Rodney
TX-07 – Culberson, John
TX-32 – Sessions, Pete
VA-02 – Taylor, Scott

 

Washington Post: Democrats must unmask Trump’s populist scam. Here’s a place to start.

By Greg Sargent May 9 at 10:06 AM

THE MORNING PLUM:

Now […]

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New Bridge Project Digital Campaign Exposes Dangers of Trumpcare, Holds Republicans Accountable for Reckless Attack on Americans

Bridge Project is launching a new digital ad campaign today to expose the dangers of Trumpcare and hold Republicans accountable for passing this reckless bill that would cost 26 million Americans their healthcare. The campaign launches as Congress heads home for a week-long recess and will target 24 congressional districts across the country.

To watch the new ad, “Let’s Hold Them Accountable,” click HERE.

“If Trumpcare becomes law it would destroy millions of lives.  It would effectively deny coverage to people who need it, burden families who are already having a hard time making ends meet, and hollow-out Medicaid, all just to cut taxes for the rich,” said American Bridge President Jessica Mackler. “This bill represents a disgusting attack on the health and well-being of the country, and Republicans will be held accountable for this reckless plan that could make getting sick a financial death sentence.”

As the ad notes, the disastrous consequences of this bill […]

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