The impacts of the shutdown are growing by the day. People who already had to cut back on holiday gifts for their children and grandchildren are now looking for other places to trim their budgets -- from music lessons to groceries. The FDA can’t test our food to ensure that it’s safe. Communities are put in harm’s way, with no EPA inspectors to check industrial polluters. National parks are piling up with trash.
Make no mistake, this government shutdown is not about border security. It is not about protecting Americans. It is about Trump and his ego. So we need engaged progressives like you to make your voices heard and tell Senate leaders that you won't stand for them enabling Trump to hold the government and Americans hostage.