Mitch McConnell is refusing to bring the legislation to reopen the government to the Senate floor for a vote, so we're raising $25,000 – $1k for every day of the shutdown – to get him out of office.

For those keeping score: 800,000 Americans are still without pay.
  • Many are missing credit card and mortgage payments, filing for unemployment, or dipping into their kids’ college savings.
  • Airport lines are growing as TSA workers call out of work.
  • Food inspections have halted for foods like produce, cereals, and cheese.
  • Prison guards are working overtime at one of the most dangerous federal jobs in America.
  • Without staff, national parks like Joshua Tree have been devastated by trash and vandalism.
  • More than 42,000 members of the Coast Guard are working without pay, providing critical national security and lifesaving duties.
  • And Secret Service agents, including those who protect Trump, are working without pay.

All because Trump wants his border wall funding.

As Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has the power to put an end to it all – but he's nowhere to be found. According to The Intercept, “all McConnell would have to do to open the government would be to put the same bill that the Senate already passed back on the floor.”

But he’s up for reelection in 2020 and needs Trump’s support to make it through the primary.

McConnell’s not just sitting on the sidelines either… by refusing votes on bills funding the government that have passed the House, he’s actively shielding Trump from having to veto them. He’s choosing Trump and the border wall over the 800,000 federal workers and Americans across the country who are suffering amid the government shutdown.

Help send Mitch a message: Stop standing in the way of reopening the government and bring a bill to the floor to allow furloughed federal employees to go back to work and receive the pay they deserve. Americans deserve to have a say in this matter, as do our elected senators.

*** Hold Senator McConnell accountable for his lack of leadership by funding the 2020 Democratic Nominee who will run for his U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky. Your donation can help get McConnell out of office once and for all.

You can follow the creators of this campaign on Twitter: @Krassenstein & @EdKrassen.


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    “This is wrong. Trump calls the investigation a witch hunt all the time. He fired Comey for not shutting it down. He believes Whitaker will obstruct justice for him. He tried to hire Barr as a defense attorney before nominating him for AG. It goes on and on.”

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    “I want this investigation to finish and expose Trump for who he is....a traitor from the beginning!”

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    “McConnel is the biggest anti America in congress, his record show that he would sacrifice the good for the country for his benefit to stay as the GOP leader in congress. He, and Trump, have zero integrity and are disgrace to our country, democracy and our history.”

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    “Mitch McConnell wants to change our democracy which depends on transparency and the rule of law to be effective. Mitch has always been about cheating and underhanded tactics to force his will on the public.”

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    “McConnell is a total hypocrite. He openly said he would do everything in his power to make Obama fail. What kind of government official does that?”

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    “We have McConnel to thank for Trump, because he refused Obama’s request to make a bipartisan announcement to the public prior to 2026 election of the USIC’s findings about Russian meddling. He wanted the power. He got it. But Trump is destroying us. McConnell won’t protect Meuller bc he wants continued power. He is a danger to our democracy. We have to help get him voted out of office.”

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  • endorsed

    “McConnell, McCarthy, and Trump all need to go, so America and the world can advance. I have no money to give you, but I give you my support.”

  • endorsed

    “This is wrong. Trump calls the investigation a witch hunt all the time. He fired Comey for not shutting it down. He believes Whitaker will obstruct justice for him. He tried to hire Barr as a defense attorney before nominating him for AG. It goes on and on.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Let’s Fund Mitch McConnell’s 2020 Opponent because McConnell he’s a evil opponent of democracy for this country. To say you’re going to block everything that Obama brings to floor, then tells me you’re don’t belong in politics you belong in a field with a sheet over your head with two holes poked through so you can see. He’s a coward with power!”

  • endorsed

    “McConnell has been an impediment to democracy for too many years.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Let’s Fund Mitch McConnell’s 2020 Opponent because McConnell is an obstructionist. He blocks legislation from even getting onto the floor. That is not how democracy should run. He’s ruining our country. He wants to make Healthcare a privilege for the rich. He wants to destroy Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid. He caters to the top 1% and could care less about the rest of us once he dupes some into voting GOP. He pushes hyper-partisanship and bullies his own party people out of voting their own mind/conscience. And these points are just the beginning. It’s time to replace him with someone who represents 100% of the people, not just the top 1%, not just the big money donors.”

  • endorsed

    “I want this investigation to finish and expose Trump for who he is....a traitor from the beginning!”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “McConnel is the biggest anti America in congress, his record show that he would sacrifice the good for the country for his benefit to stay as the GOP leader in congress. He, and Trump, have zero integrity and are disgrace to our country, democracy and our history.”

  • endorsed

    “Mitch McConnell wants to change our democracy which depends on transparency and the rule of law to be effective. Mitch has always been about cheating and underhanded tactics to force his will on the public.”

  • endorsed

    “McConnell is a total hypocrite. He openly said he would do everything in his power to make Obama fail. What kind of government official does that?”

  • endorsed

    “We have McConnel to thank for Trump, because he refused Obama’s request to make a bipartisan announcement to the public prior to 2026 election of the USIC’s findings about Russian meddling. He wanted the power. He got it. But Trump is destroying us. McConnell won’t protect Meuller bc he wants continued power. He is a danger to our democracy. We have to help get him voted out of office.”

  • endorsed

    “He’s a lying, manipulative two-faced, caniving weasel who has no place in US government.”

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    “Mitch McConnell is the most dangerous, evil person in government. A horrible , heartless person.”

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    “Mitch McConnel robbed Garland Mitch McConnel is a fascist rising Mitch McConnel is a traitor”

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    “Merrick Garland vs. Brett Cavanaugh Make Obama a one-term president, then complain no one wants to work with Trump”

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    “Merrick Garland”