As AARP Abandons Social Security, It’s Time to Step Up Our Efforts

By: Friday June 17, 2011 1:06 pm

Tell AARP:Hands Off Social Security Sign our letter telling AARP that we will fight any attempts to make cuts to Social Security. ยป Read the whole letter The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that the AARP has officially reversed its course and will be no longer working to protect Social Security. In a direct [...]

Call Democrats and Ask if They Support Pelosi if She Pushes Obama-GOP Tax Plan

By: Wednesday December 15, 2010 4:23 am

If a majority of Democrats won’t vote for the Obama-GOP tax plan, Speaker Pelosi must not bring it to the floor for a vote. So let’s find out where Democrats stand. We’re organizing an EMERGENCY whip count to call Democratic Members of Congress and find out where they stand on the Obama-GOP tax plan.

No New NAFTA: Tell Congress to Stop NAFTA-Style Korea Free Trade

By: Tuesday December 7, 2010 11:30 am

President Obama is going to send this NAFTA-style Korea Free Trade deal to Congress soon. We need to put a stop to this new NAFTA immediately, so Congress needs to hear from you now.

Sign our petition to Congress at

Press Coverage of FDL Offshore Drilling Ad

By: Friday May 7, 2010 2:23 pm

In addition to the great response from FDL’s online activists, the press has been all over Firedoglake’s new TV ad taking aim at President Obama’s plans to expand offshore drilling. Here’s a sampling of what media outlets said about our ad, from the Washington Post to USA Today.

New FDL TV Ad Targets Obama on Offshore Drilling Expansion

By: Friday May 7, 2010 7:37 am

It’s difficult to watch the disaster unfolding, knowing there’s little you can do to stop the inevitable destruction. It’s even more difficult to know that President Obama wants to build even more offshore oil rigs and put more of our oceans at risk.

That’s why Firedoglake is launching a TV ad against expanded offshore drilling, featuring images of the destruction in the Gulf and President Obama’s own voice advocating for more offshore oil drilling, even after the BP disaster.

Join us in saying no to expanded offshore drilling. Click here to help put our ad against offshore drilling on the air in DC.

Call Your Senators Today to Audit the Fed

By: Tuesday May 4, 2010 1:14 pm

Rahm Emanuel is working the phones for the Fed to flip enough votes to stop an audit. Now it’s up to us to work the phones just as hard to help pass the amendment to audit the Fed.

Call the Senate at (202) 224-3121, and then click here to report what happened when you called.

Emergency Petition: Tell House Progressives to Vote Against Senate Bill

By: Friday January 22, 2010 1:32 pm

Here’s the email we just sent to FDL activists with an emergency petition to House progressives. We’ll deliver it to Rep. Raul Grijalva, the leader of House Progressives, early next week. Click here to sign the petition.

Call Reports: John Lewis (GA-5) Voting Yes, Charlie Melancon (LA-3) Voting No

By: Thursday January 7, 2010 3:02 pm

We continue to get great reports from FDL activists manning the phones over at the War Room. Today we have two confirmed votes; while the votes aren’t surprising on their own, the feedback from the callers is very helpful. See what FDL Activists are hearing from Congress.

Sheila Jackson Lee Will Oppose Health Care Bill with Triggers or Opt-outs*

By: Monday November 16, 2009 10:44 am

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-25) will oppose a final health care bill that has triggers or that allows states to opt out of the public option – with an asterisk. She would allow states to opt-out only if they did provided “a more progressive option” offered at the state level.

Your Calls to the House: Whip Opposition to Triggers and Opt-outs

By: Thursday November 12, 2009 11:12 am

Since Monday, activists from Firedoglake, CREDO, and Democracy for America helped put in hundreds of calls to progressive Members of Congress to find out where they stand on triggers and opt-outs in the final health care bill. Here’s some of what your call reports have shown so far.