Don’t Be Fooled: Know Your Facts


Your DGB for today is to take the Pew Research Center’s quiz on how well you can sort fact from opinion.

Contrary to what the GOP would like you to believe, all opinions are not created equal. Facts may be uncomfortable, they may be hard to face, but they have the benefit of being, well, true. The Trump regime’s constant barrage of false, ridiculous, and even bizarre assertions can warp your mind to the point that it becomes difficult to filter what is fact from what is… alternative. POTUS himself has repeated the lies that “Democrats are for open borders,” that Obama tore kids from their parents too, and that the special counsel’s investigation is a “WITCH HUNT” so many times that it makes our heads swim. But we know better, right? As the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”

We want you to keep your mind sharp, so take the quiz and report back.  


Would You Qualify for Immigration?

Your DGB for today is to take this quiz to see if you would qualify to immigrate to the United States under Trump’s new merit based immigration bill.

Donald Trump, along with Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), can’t wait to upend United States immigration policy. Planned changes would halve green cards issued per year and use some pretty bizarre measurements to judge your value as an immigrant/human being. lf you’ve won an olympic medal, you get 25 points! In order to immigrate here, you would have to meet the minimum of 30 points. (Heads up- DGB staff did not do well. Sad!) Read more about the bill here: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/2/trump-backs-immigration-bill-cut-green-card-limits/

Today we want you to take the quiz and share your results with us, as well as your friends. Get the word out that this proposed law is pretty damn classist, as well as cruel, as it also plans to limit permanent resident refugees down to 50,000 a year. The White House says that number is right in line with yearly averages, but this graph from Pew Research begs to differ.

Stephen Miller may not believe in the poem on the Statue of Liberty, but DGB does.


“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”



Your Tax Dollars

Your DGB for today is to continue to resist 45 by calling at least three members of Congress about the government shutdown Trump is planning in September, and the current tax plan. We also want you to take a quiz to find out if the plan will affect you.

45 continues to threaten to shut down our government and make large budget cuts to organizations that help the poor, all while padding the pockets of the ultra rich with his new tax plan. Although a budget plan was recently passed, Trump has said we need a “good” government shutdown in September. Confused by what a good government shutdown is? So are we, which is why we must continue to resist.

You can find your representatives here. Take this quiz to find out if the Trump Tax Plan will affect you.

If you are unsure of what to say, we have created a few sample scripts you can use:


“I do not support millions of my tax dollars going towards building a wall or used towards military spending. Instead, I want my tax dollars to support (INSERT THE NAME OF ANY PROGRAMS YOU SUPPORT).”


“I’d like to know what (NAME OF YOUR REP) is planning to do to prevent a government shutdown in September. I’d like to receive a phone call back at _____. Thank you for your time.”