Funding for a large part of the government expires on December 21, and Trump may decide to shut it down if he doesn’t get money for his wall. Trump is throwing a temper tantrum, demanding $5 billion in funding from Congress for his unnecessary, xenophobic border wall—and to try to get his way, he is threatening to veto legislation from Congress that would keep the government running. This is a crisis entirely of Trump’s own making.
So far, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are standing strong against him, which is exactly what they should be doing. In a meeting with Trump on Dec. 11, they told him that they would not agree to any new money for Trump’s wall, detention beds, or border agents. Click here for more details on where things stand.
Call your Members of Congress and tell them you don’t want any additional money for the wall. Tell them to avert a shutdown and deny Trump his wall funding by passing a year-long continuing resolution (CR) that funds the Department of Homeland Security.