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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Lauren Boebert comes unprepared to her own hearing, gets humiliated by guest

Boebert thought she had a “gotcha” moment all lined up — on the subject of public urination, of all things — but obviously didn’t do her homework and it did NOT go well. LOL.

Take Action: Kick Marjorie Taylor Greene off the Homeland Security Committee!

Kevin McCarthy begs reporters to ask him about “anything else” except the Nashville massacre
The Coward of the House — for speak he wouldn’t — ran away from reporters demanding some sort of comment on the slaughter of three kids and three teachers at a school in Nashville and refused to answer any questions. “Okay, let me just tell you, I’m not going to answer any questions. You can walk with me; we can talk about new movies, we can talk about your lives, we can talk about what you’re doing for Easter. Anything else” said McCarthy. The top ranking Republican in the US is happy to talk about anything except the most basic and important fucking part of his job: protecting American kids.

Take Action: Keep Trump off Facebook and Twitter!

Right-wing billionaires are destroying America’s newsrooms

Courier Newsroom: With our small-town newsrooms being turned into Trump’s propaganda outlets by Sinclair Broadcasting, it’s harder than ever to find factual, value-based news coverage at the local level. Courier Newsroom is leading the fight against right-wing misinformation and conspiracies by building the largest left-leaning local news network in the country. Can you chip in to help keep our democracy healthy and put a stop to Trump’s dangerous conspiracies?

Video shows Mexican guards walking away as deadly immigration detention facility fire rages
Horrifying footage shows Mexican guards leaving the building with migrants still locked inside as the fire that would eventually kill 38 at the Ciudad Juárez detention center raged. While the guilt rests with those guards and with the Mexican government for not moving to save the migrants fast enough, the grim fact remains that these innocent immigrants were in this detention center thanks to the United States’ cruel and inhumane immigration policies, including the Trump-era Title 42 that the Biden administration has fought hard to continue using.

Take Action: Denounce DeSantis and the Florida GOP for their fascist takeover!

Despite emotional pleas, one of country’s strictest anti-trans bills becomes law in Kentucky
Heartless GOP Senators and state Reps voted on Wednesday to override Governor Andy Beshear’s veto of SB 150, a horrific bill that bans all discussion of sexuality and gender in schools, allows teachers to deadname their students, bans gender-affirming healthcare for trans teens and even forces those already transitioning to detransition. The law will be challenged in court, but let’s be really clear here: Children will die because of this bigoted legislation. Period. Children will die.

Take Action: Demand Congress pass tough banking regulations!

Rep. Jamaal Bowman calls out Republican cowardice on gun violence to their faces

Rep. Bowman, a former middle school principal, lost his patience with the Republican refusal to do anything about school shootings in a confrontation with gun yahoo Thomas Massie. “They’re all cowards! They won’t do anything to save the lives of our children at all! Pressure them, force them to respond to the question: Why the hell won’t you do anything to save America’s children? Let them explain that all the way up to Election Day on 2024!” yelled Bowman. We couldn’t agree more!

Permit to buy handgun no longer required in North Carolina

In the wake of the 130th mass shooting of the year, North Carolina Republicans took it upon themselves to make it EASIER to buy guns, overriding the governor’s veto and rescinding the need for a permit to purchase handguns. Once again, Republicans have witnessed our children being slaughtered in school and reacted by arming their killers.

Trump’s last-ditch effort to avoid prosecution BLOWS UP in his face

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This did not turn out well for Trump…

Matt Gaetz’s legislative aide is a convicted war criminal
Because of course he is. It appears that Gaetz was intent on finding a military advisor as unhinged and as morally bankrupt as he is, finally landing on one Derrick Miller, who was court-martialed and sentenced to life in prison for shooting 27-year-old Afghan Atta Mohammed in the head during an interrogation and then throwing his body in a latrine. These two criminals may have found their soulmates.

Fox News aired Dominion voting myths despite its “Brain Room” saying they were wrong
Apparently the “Brain Room” at Fox News does not have to do with performing lobotomies on the hosts of Fox & Friends but actually is where “fact checking” is ostensibly done, though you’d never know based on watching the network’s shows. That’s because court documents revealed Fox News hosts knowingly ignored the in-house fact checkers and aired preposterous conspiracies about Dominion Voting Systems anyway — even though Fox’s own executives admitted they never should have.

Republicans kill plan to feed state’s hungry children
The rah-rah anti-abortion Republicans in North Dakota care so little about the kids they will force to be born that they voted down a bill that would give free lunches to poor kids. “I can understand kids going hungry, but is that really the problem of the school district? Is that the problem of the state of North Dakota? It’s really the problem of parents being negligent with their kids!” asked Sen. Mike Wobbema. No, it’s just basic human decency — something the GOP seems to lack in every state.

Manchin poison pill forces Biden team to move ahead with massive Gulf of Mexico drilling auction
A key provision of the President’s landmark Inflation Reduction Act slipped in by Joe Manchin forces the government to put more than 73 million acres of waters in the Gulf of Mexico up for auction for gas and oil development. Fortunately, climate organizations have immediately filed lawsuits to stop the auction and have been previously successful in stopping similar auctions before in the past, which the Biden team may have been counting on when they agreed to it in the first place. If it does go through, however, the White House estimates that 21.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide will be released into the atmosphere — a disaster for our climate.


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Today’s Action: Attend Postcarding and Political Conversation! 

While the fight to save democracy can seem lonely at times, there are so many people across America doing the work to keep it healthy. The more we link people together, the more change we can achieve. Together is where we make the greatest impact! 

Building community with like-minded individuals is a sure-fire way to strengthen the movement tenfold, which is why Markers for Democracy, Downtown Nasty Women Social Group, and Team Min is hosting “Postcarding and Political Conversation” events every Tuesday and Friday, from 9:30 am to 12 pm EDT, until the foreseeable future. Their goal is to “use our Sharpies to write to save democracy together,” as well as build community and hear from candidates/political leaders. 

Just a little over two hours of your day could change everything. Your postcard could reach a reluctant voter, or you could join forces with someone across the country on an issue you’re both passionate about. The possibilities that come from connection are endless — you just have to take the leap. 

Sign up for a Postcarding and Political Conversation session to build the progressive, grassroots network! 


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