Call on America's governors to follow Biden and free nonviolent marijuana offenders!


Top Stories for October 7:

Biden pardons thousands of people convicted of marijuana possession, orders review of federal pot laws

President Biden upended the status quo with the surprise announcement pardoning thousands of nonviolent individuals convicted of possessing weed and kickstarting the federal movement to finally decriminalize marijuana.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Biden makes a stunning, unexpected move on weed

With the midterms right around the corner, the president’s decision to issue mass pardons for federal marijuana possession convictions and finally begin long-overdue, federal decriminalization efforts could tip the scales for Democrats.

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Civil war erupts between Trump and Republicans

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Things just got bad within the GOP.

Whistleblower: 665 left FBI over sexual misconduct in two decades
A Senate review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation discovered that 665 agents resigned or retired before they could face punishment for sexual misconduct. Several senior FBI officials avoided discipline — quietly transferring or retiring with full benefits — even after claims of sexual misconduct against them were substantiated.

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Michigan library could close after town votes to defund it over 5 LGBTQ-themed books
The absurd move serves two key Republican objectives: needlessly attacking the LGBTQ community and dumbing down the populace.

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Herschel Walker completely botches damage control attempt with confusing, contradictory press conference

The bumbling MAGA Senate candidate’s pathetic effort to save his floundering campaign in the wake of his abortion scandal went off the rails when he denied the very statements he literally made hours earlier in the day.

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Reward offered for information on woman accused of helping Ron DeSantis traffic migrants to Martha’s Vineyard
The League of United Latin American Citizens increased its reward to $10,000 for anyone who can help track down Perla Huerta, the operative who lied and lured migrants onto a flight to Martha’s Vineyard for Ron DeSantis’ evil — and illegal — trafficking stunt.

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Federal agents see chargeable tax, gun-purchase case against Hunter Biden
The news was leaked to the media in a clear effort to pressure the prosecutors and deliver the Trumposphere some fresh red conspiracy meat for the lead-up to the midterms over the extremely benign and pedestrian “crime” of Hunter Biden not being stupid enough to check the “yes” box when a gun purchase form asked “do you do drugs?” It is now up to US Attorney for Delaware David Weiss, a Trump appointee, to decide whether to prosecute Hunter on those charges.

Biden says nuclear “Armageddon” at highest risk since Cuban Missile Crisis
As an increasingly isolated Vladimir Putin rattles the nuclear saber amidst his catastrophic, failing invasion of Ukraine, the American president sounded the alarm on a global threat not seen since 1962. Biden directly challenged Russia’s nuclear doctrine, warning that the use of a lower-yield tactical weapon could quickly spiral out of control into global destruction.

Cop shoots and kills another cop while serving warrant for failure to appear in court
It turns out not even the police themselves are immune to their own poorly trained, trigger-happy recklessness. Why they were serving a warrant for “failure to appear in court” at 3AM with guns drawn remains to be explained. The woman who failed to appear in court on a simple meth charge is now being charged with second degree murder. Justice…is…served?

Sen. Ben Sasse to resign, take up position at University of Florida
The insufferably smug Ben Sasse was once hailed as an up-and-coming force within the Republican Party, but was eventually shoved into the locker of irrelevance by Donald Trump as Sasse tried and failed to walk the tightrope of being a “pRinCiPleD RepUblIcaN” Trump critic while also voting for Trump’s entire agenda. Now he’s running away from the mess he helped create to be condescending to millenials at UF about safe spaces and why don’t they go to church these days.


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Today’s Action: Join the fight for voting rights!

If young voters show up at the polls this November the way they did in the last midterms, Democrats can retain control of the House and continue delivering the kinds of transformational change we’ve witnessed over the past 22 months. But as we all learned in 2016, progress in America is not guaranteed. Republicans hellbent on stripping away hard fought progressives victories are polling neck and neck with Democrats in dozens of House races. We need all hands on deck to ensure every Democrat has equitable access to the polls and shows up on Tuesday, November 8. While not everyone has the means to canvas, phone-bank, or organize intensively, it only takes a few moments to reach out directly to friends and family and help sway crucial votes in our favor.

Indivisible is hosting a virtual informational meeting on how to use My Fam Votes next Monday at 4PM PDT — they’ll give you the lowdown on how to use their app to reach out to people already in your network and make sure they’re ready to vote this November. If text- and phone-banking isn’t your thing, this action is for you!

The margin of error for keeping the House and Senate in Democratic hands is far too thin for comfort, but there are plenty of ways we can take action to ensure we keep power, including something as easy as reaching out to friends and family. It’s never been more important to get out the vote and fight for our rights. Sign up with Indivisible and join the fight today!


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