TAKE ACTION: Tell Trump not to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio

In July, a federal judge convicted Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio of willfully violating a federal order to stop using his police force to target residents based on race.  Earlier this month, President Trump announced that he would travel to Phoenix, launching speculation that Trump would pardon his long-time ally. Tuesday afternoon, White House communications staff said that Donald Trump was not prepared to talk about pardoning the former sheriff. Four hours later, Trump mentioned it anyway.

Even Susana Martinez can’t help North Carolina’s anti-LGBT governor

Susana Martinez has two jobs: governor of New Mexico and fundraiser-in-chief for Republican governors across the country. In the first one she’s not doing so hot. But in the second, she’s been pretty successful helping embattled Republicans raise millions of dollars to win reelection despite their agendas suppressing voter turnout, preserving lower pay and cutting back on healthcare options for women, and polluting our land, air and water at will. But at least one GOP governor has finally done something so bad even Susana Martinez can’t save him. The New Mexico Political Report and Santa Fe New Mexican report today that Governor Martinez unexpectedly cancelled a long-planned fundraising trip to help North Carolina’s Gov. Pat McCory (R), the most vulnerable Republican governor, in the country raise much needed funds.