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Dear Friend,

Yesterday, as I walked off the House floor, it was clear that Republicans had failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. As a result of that stinging rebuke of the GOP Congress, 24 million Americans will get to keep their access to healthcare. Your activism, reflected in the many thousands who spoke out through town halls across the country, paid off.

It’s been less than two months since President Trump — two words that I never thought would be put together — was sworn in. I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say that it’s been a long two months. It seems every day a new travesty, outrageous act, statement or tweet, is foisted upon us by Donald Trump and his team.

Like many of you, I grew up thinking that democracy was so firmly entrenched in this country, that the Constitution was almost self-effectuating. I was wrong. As it turns out, with the wrong person in the Oval Office, democracy can be quite fragile.

We must fight for our democracy and ensure that it is a legacy we pass on to our children.

Hours after Trump was sworn in as President, I joined the millions who traveled to the nation’s Capitol for the Women’s March, to fight for equal rights, respect for all people, and against the President’s backward and bigoted policies. I was not alone. Many of you were right there in DC, or marching in LA or other cities and towns across the country.

We need to keep marching.

I’ve also hosted a number of town halls to hear directly from my constituents and concerned citizens around Los Angeles — something many of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are afraid to do.

Here’s what I heard from over 1000 constituents who came out to my last town hall. Concerned citizens want to know what they can do to fight back against President Trump’s Muslim Ban. They wanted to speak out in favor of even greater access to healthcare, not less. And they are outraged that a foreign power interfered with our election.

Here’s what you can do: Keep showing up. Keep calling. Keep pressuring my colleagues to do the right thing.

I do not have a vote on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, but I know that’s one of the most important fights we have ahead of us. After President Obama nominated eminently-qualified and moderate jurist Merrick Garland, the Senate Republicans refused to hold even a hearing, let alone a debate and vote on his nomination to the nation’s highest court.

I am of the firm belief that unless President Trump nominates a similar moderate, or better yet, Merrick Garland, we should not confirm that nominee. And from what we have seen of Judge Gorsuch, it’s clear he’s a deeply conservative justice, far from the judicial mainstream that Judge Garland occupied. This is where you can help. Call your Senators, and demand they oppose confirming Judge Gorsuch and filibuster if necessary. To do anything less, will only validate the GOP’s odious tactic and they will use it again with another Democratic President.

And please support those of us who have taken up the cause of resisting Donald Trump. This fight is just beginning, and there will be tough days ahead. Please give me your help.

Whatever you can send — $100, $50, $35, or anything you can afford – is greatly appreciated!


Whether you have been with me from the beginning, or just recently become engaged, I need your help. There is a groundswell of support for taking back the House and White House, and you are the tip of the spear. We won a great victory this week in the preservation of affordable care, but the struggle is just beginning!

Warmest Regards,

Adam Schiff
Member of Congress

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