420,000 people are working without pay over the holidays. 380,000 federal workers from NASA, HUD, Commerce and the IRS are furloughed.
All 58 of our country’s national parks are closed, as is the National Zoo, National Gallery of Art, National Archives, and Smithsonian museums.
“I am proud to shut down the government…I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I’m not gonna blame you for it,” said Donald Trump on December 11th.
Trump and the Republicans own this shameful government shutdown. They control both chambers of Congress and the White House. What a terrible Christmas present to America.
TSA agents are working without pay. The 5,000 U.S. Forest Service firefighters who did heroic and exhausting work this year in California and across the country are also working without pay.
All of this on the whim of an incompetent, ego-driven president. Trump is unqualified to serve in this office, as this week of international and domestic chaos makes clear once again. He has no values besides greed, no compassion for anyone outside of his immediate family, and no clue how to serve the public.
According to a CBS poll released on Friday, 59% of Americans do not want Trump’s wall. Enough is enough.
There are three things you can do right now to make a difference.