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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Manhattan DA sends dead serious response to Trump amid protest threats

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is having NONE of the disgraced ex-president’s thinly veiled threats of violence and unrest ahead of his widely expected arrest later this week.

Take Action: Tell Congress to protect the 80,000 Afghan refugees!

Republicans slam DeSantis for calling war in Ukraine “a territorial dispute”

2024 hopeful and apparent Putin apologist Ron DeSantis was taken to task for his comically simplistic claim that the war in Ukraine is a mere “territorial dispute,” an argument so bad members of his own morally bankrupt party could not stomach it.

Take Action: Tell Florida to reject DeSantis’ disgusting “Don’t Say Black” rule in schools!

Republicans make fatal mistake amid impending Trump indictment

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen. What a dumb move…

🚨 Brian Tyler Cohen launched a Spanish YouTube channel! The left has a huge problem reaching Spanish speaking audiences, and our vote share among Spanish speakers is actually declining, so please spread the Democrats’ message by subscribing to his channel (and watch some videos to get them going in the algorithm) by clicking here.

Trump accuses Manhattan district attorney of criminal “interference in a presidential election”
While the disgraced ex-president should be an expert in spotting criminal election interference, having conducted and benefited from various schemes and meddling efforts himself over the years, he is sorely mistaken here. Manhattan District Attorney Bragg is simply doing his job — investigating Trump’s $130,000 hush-money payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep their greasy affair private.

Take Action: Tell Congress to reform Supreme Court ethics!

Mike Pence downplays Trump protest threats, says people have right to assemble
Having learned apparently nothing from his own brush with deadly violence at the hands of a rabid MAGA mob during Trump’s failed insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, Pence naively downplayed concerns of renewed violence following the disgraced ex-president’s ominous call for his followers to “TAKE OUR NATION BACK!” waxing philosophical about Americans’ “constitutional right to peaceably assemble.” Peaceably, huh. How’d that work out for you last time, Mike?

Take Action: Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committees!

Alex Jones reportedly concealing funds to avoid $1.5 billion payout to Sandy Hook families

Rightwing conspiracy theorist and sentient neck vein Alex Jones appears to be moving large sums of money to friends and family in a craven attempt to avoid paying out nearly $1.5 billion in damages to the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, whom he tormented with disgusting false flag lies for years.

Ex-Russian president threatens ICC with missile strike over Putin arrest warrant
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev threatened the International Criminal Court with a hypersonic missile strike Monday after the court issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin. Writing on Telegram, Medvedev proclaimed, “Alas, gentlemen, everyone walks under God and rockets. It is quite possible to imagine the targeted use of a hypersonic missile from the North Sea from a Russian ship at the Hague courthouse.”

A big-business conservative lackey could be elected mayor of a Democratic union city!

Brandon Johnson for Mayor: Paul Vallas has spent his entire career fighting to destroy public education and undermine workers’ rights while cozying up to DeSantis supporters and anti-LGBTQ groups — while Brandon Johnson is building a people-powered, union-backed progressive campaign to become Chicago’s next mayor and put an end to the cycle of crony capitalism, austerity and missed opportunities. Can you chip in to help Brandon Johnson defeat Vallas and keep our unions safe?

GOP donor faces trial on charges of sex trafficking minors
Republican strategist and prominent party hobnobber Anton “Tony” Lazzaro goes on trial Tuesday on numerous federal charges of sex trafficking minors — some as young as 15 — when he was 30 years old in 2020. With assistance from 20-year-old co-defendant Gisela Castro Medina, Lazzaro recruited and plied petite, vulnerable teenage girls with cash, liquor, and gifts before sexually assaulting them. May justice be served.

New law allows anti-abortion monument at Arkansas Capitol
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a ridiculous new law that will allow a privately funded “monument to the unborn” near the state Capitol, marking the number of abortions performed in Arkansas before the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade last summer. Good to know the ex-press secretary and peddler of myriad Trump lies is tackling Arkansas’ most pressing issues from her new perch in the governor’s mansion in Little Rock.

Elizabeth Warren demands probe into bank failures, urges Biden to fire Fed Chair Jerome Powell
Sen. Warren called on federal officials to investigate the causes of recent bank failures and urged President Biden to fire Trump-appointed Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, whom she has criticized for intensifying financial deregulation and imposing job- and wage-destroying interest rate hikes. “My views on Jay Powell are well-known at this point. He has had two jobs. One is to deal with monetary policy, one is to deal with regulation. He has failed at both.”


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Today’s Action: Tell Congress to deliver federal LGBTQ+ protections!

We’re only three months into 2023 and it’s already been a record-breaking year for anti-LGBTQ+ legislation. Republicans across the country are openly advocating for the ostracization and condemnation of one of America’s most vulnerable communities. There’s no reason that our government should be perpetuating and normalizing hatred that forces more than 20 million people to literally live in fear.

Despite Democrats’ best effort to pass the Equality Act last congressional session, our elected officials have yet to deliver wide-reaching protections for LGBTQ+ people. With the onslaught of laws targeting LGBTQ+ freedoms, targeted mass shootings, and the deeply troubling rise in hate crimes, we simply can’t wait any longer to secure protections for our marginalized communities.

The ability to persecute others is not something that makes America “free.” What is important is the ability for all, regardless of identity, to live an equitable life. We have a very long way to go towards achieving that goal. The fact is, conservatives have been scapegoating and persecuting the oppressed for centuries — and doing so under the guise of religious freedom.

We must not allow protections for the LGBTQ+ community to fall by the wayside. Whether by reviving the Equality Act or putting forth new legislation, we must act swiftly. Every second Congress waits puts another person at risk.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your members of Congress and tell them to deliver federal LGBTQ+ protections as soon as possible!

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