Team '18 will bring together OFA's nationwide network of experienced supporters and volunteers to make a difference all across the country.
We're focused on three goals:
Electing better representatives. Too many Republican representatives have failed us. They've supported this administration's efforts to sabotage Obamacare, approved a massive tax scam that put billionaires over working families, and failed to take meaningful action on gun violence. We'll work to vote them out.
Fighting gerrymandering. Partisan insiders and conservative politicians have rigged districts in their own favor. But after the 2020 census, states will redraw congressional maps -- and 2018's state-level elections will largely determine this process. We're strategically organizing in these races.
Winning key statewide ballot initiatives. In many states this November, voters can make an immediate impact on ballot initiatives -- like Florida's effort to expand voting rights to 1.4 million more residents. We'll help educate voters in these states, and then get out the vote.
All of this is possible in 2018.
But it'll take a dedicated team -- and whether you live in a blue, red, or purple state, one thing is clear: There is work to be done.
We're gearing up for something big. Don't miss a second -- join Team '18 now, and make sure you're plugged in to receive the latest updates:
What Happened: On May 21, 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order that intends to prevent the Government of Venezuela from selling or collateralizing certain Venezuelan financial assets, and to prohibit it from earning money from the sale of certain entities of the Venezuelan government. The executive order prohibits US persons from participating in all transactions relating to, providing financing for or having other dealings in: (1) the purchase or pledging as collateral of any debt owed to the Government of Venezuela and (2) the sale, transfer, assignment or pledging as collateral by the Government of Venezuela of any equity interest in any entity owned 50 percent or more by the Government of Venezuela.
The Bottom Line: The Trump administration continues to ramp up pressure on the Government of Venezuela by further limiting its access to US capital markets. This is the third executive order regarding sanctions on Venezuela in less than a year—and fourth overall—and other orders could be issued at any time.
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