Tell Florida to reject the bill legalizing the kidnapping of trans kids!


Tell Florida to reject the bill legalizing the kidnapping of trans kids!

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Florida considers legalizing kidnapping of trans kids by their parents

In the latest salvo in Florida’s all-out assault on anything resembling a basic human right for the trans community, Republican state Sen. Clay Yarborough’s new bill states explicitly that, “A court may not treat a parent′s removal of a child from another parent or from another state as unjustifiable conduct or child abuse,” if they believe the child is receiving – or merely “at risk” of receiving – gender-affirming health care. Didn’t know “child kidnapping” was a “family value,” but that’s the GOP for ya.

Take Action: Demand 36 state legislatures reject the HUNDREDS of proposed anti-trans bills!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: MUST-SEE: Jon Stewart demolishes pro-gun Republican in takedown for the ages

No words can properly capture this masterful dissection of every single Republican talking point rolled out by automaton Second Amendment fanboys every time they’re confronted with the realities of gun violence in America. Journalists take note: THIS is how you hold politicians accountable and expose their NRA funded and crafted lies.

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Stale jokes, empty seats highlight low energy opening to failing CPAC
The expected tsunami of right-wing activists flooding the halls of the annual “own the libs” conference turned out to be more of an embarrassing trickle, as politicians and culture war heroes hoping to spew their lies to full ballrooms of fawning minions were greatly disappointed. Even Donald Trump, Jr. and his girlfriend, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, had to drop their tired, predictable one-liners inside near-empty halls.

Take Action: Expel the congressmen who tried to get Trump pardons for their role in Jan. 6th!

Human rights groups demand UN intervene to restore abortion rights in US
Nearly 200 human rights organizations from around the world have sent a letter to the United Nations urging them to act to protect reproductive rights in the United States. The letter also calls America out for violating international law after the post-Roe spate of bans, restrictions, and other such assaults on fundamental women’s rights. Congrats, GOP: you’ve turned America into the kind of third world regressive nation we usually have to urge the UN to help.

Take Action: Tell Congress to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment ASAP!

Trump promises flying cars and 10 new “freedom cities” in deranged new video if elected

The loser of the 2020 election offered his most outlandishly desperate “policy” proposal yet to try and dupe voters into elevating him back into the Oval Office. The definitely-no-plans-to-ever-EVER-deliver-on-this-promise promise this time sounded more like an episode from the 60s cartoon The Jetsons than anything seriously designed to improve people’s lives. Hey Trump, can we get a pony too?

Take Action: Tell Congress: Pass the DREAM Act of 2023!

South Carolina woman arrested after being accused of taking abortion pills
The woman was reported by staff at a hospital in Greenville, South Carolina, after she visited the facility in October 2021 experiencing labor pains about 25 weeks into her pregnancy. Soon after, she delivered a stillborn fetus. Even though this all occurred 8 months before Roe was overturned by radical right-wing justices, the woman has been arrested and awaits charges for illegally terminating a pregnancy.

Take Action: Demand the Senate Judiciary Committee hold hearings on the unaccountable Supreme Court!

Republicans caught pulling DISGUSTING stunt over train derailment

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen Unbelievable.

Iowa Republicans propose all-out ban on same-sex marriage
Nearly eight years have passed since the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality across the United States, but that hasn’t deterred Republicans in Iowa from trying to turn back the clock. They couldn’t possibly be emboldened by people like Justice Clarence Thomas, who said in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s dismantling that any and all rights resting solely or primarily on Supreme Court precedent should now be challenged, could they?

Texas tries to ban patients from using credit cards to pay for abortion pills
The proposed legislation would make it a felony for a credit card company to process a payment for abortion pills. In case you’ve lost count, this is our 4th different story today about Republican lawmakers creating new fronts in their culture war on women and LGBTQ Americans. If their intentions to criminalize basic human rights and outright abolish others for huge swathes of citizens isn’t clear by now, we don’t know what it will take.

Florida bill would require bloggers who write about governor to register with the state
In the latest bit of creeping fascism from Meatball Ron and his sun-dried cronies, anyone who writes and receives payment for a story about the governor, the attorney general, or any of their cronies must now register with the state or face penalties. Pretty obvious where this is all going.

Trump lawyer returned to conduct committee by Wisconsin Supreme Court
In a ridiculous reminder of how important the upcoming WISCOTUS election on April 4th is, a Trump lawyer who led the effort to overturn the 2020 election has just been reappointed to the state’s judicial conduct advisory committee. It is critical that we elect Janet Protasiewicz and wrest control of the state Supreme Court away from Trump’s cronies — or next time, he could succeed in stealing the election.


America fiddles…

…as the world burns


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Today’s Action: Protect Kentucky’s Trans Kids — Oppose SB150!

Republican lawmakers in Kentucky are needlessly targeting trans kids with legislation that undermines their plight and threatens their very existence. Senate Bill 150 (SB150) is drawing national attention from advocacy groups due to both its unsettling nature and complete irrelevance to actual issues facing Kentuckians. Among other changes, the bill would make using children’s preferred pronouns optional to their teachers, a measure proven to be detrimental to LGBTQ+ youth.

We cannot allow the identities of our most vulnerable children to be flatly dismissed or optionally recognized by those entrusted to educate and care for them in schools. SB150 is an inhumane assault on identity, especially for kids who are still figuring it out. This bill would set a dangerous precedent for trans kids throughout the country — with the onslaught of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation pushed by far-right Republicans, we can’t afford to slip up anywhere. If school isn’t safe for our LGBTQ+ youth, what is?

“I go to this tiny school of 500 people, maybe not even that, and I can list off the top of my head probably 20 trans kids. It’s a lot,” a teenage organizer told a Kentucky reporter. “We’re here, and even if it doesn’t affect you personally, you should fight for us.”

Contact Kentucky lawmakers through the Kentucky Fairness Campaign, and let them know that people across the nation are watching to see how they stand up for trans students!

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