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VIDEO OF THE DAY: George Santos charged by Justice Department

It will be the second time Santos faces federal charges after being the man the authorities came to blame. For somethin’ that he never done. Put in a prison cell, but one time he coulda been…the champion of the world. [RETWEET THAT!]

Take Action: Tell the Justice Department to bring charges against Trump!

Trump has all caps meltdown after E. Jean Carroll is awarded $5M from sexual abuse and defamation verdict

The disgraced and indicted former president is now officially sexual abuser. Not surprisingly, he took the news poorly and hopped on his Trump Social soapbox to unleash a nonsensical tirade.

Take Action: Demand an end to the subminimum wage!

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Senate Democrats ask billionaire Harlan Crow to list gifts to Clarence Thomas and any other justices
Since Republicans are adamantly insisting that there was nothing improper about the GOP megadonor lavishing luxury trips, favors, and money onto Clarence Thomas, surely they’ll have no problem with Crow releasing a full list of exactly what was given, right? [RETWEET THAT!]

Take Action: Tell Congress to end legacy enrollments at taxpayer-subsidized Ivy League schools!

Proposed Texas law wants to make school children “battlefield” ready
Instead of doing anything to tackle the epidemic of mass killings, Texas lawmakers are now proposing we now install “bleeding stations” in every classroom and train third-graders in battlefield trauma care, because that’s really the problem here. Our kids just don’t know how to set tourniquets! Wow! Mass killing problem solved! [RETWEET THAT!]

Take Action: Tell Congress to put an end to Republicans holding us hostage with the debt ceiling!

Tucker Carlson announces plans to relaunch his show on Twitter

The fascist former Fox News host won’t be taking a long hiatus from spewing his filth to millions and has announced his plans to set up a one-stop Sieg Heil shop on Elon Musk’s increasingly hellish social media website. It’s a perfect plan with that is certain to go off without a hitch, just like when Bill O’Reilly started his own webshow. Or Glenn Beck’s webshow. Or Dana Loesch and Dan Bongino’s webshows. Anyway, all those elderly Fox viewers know how to use Twitter, right?

Take Action: Deplatform Fox News!

Feds say Neo-Nazi Texas shooter had 8 guns on him — all legally bought
Another mass-murderer armed by the Republican Party.

Biden finally settles “age” question with MUST-SEE response

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Perfect response.

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Florida approves K-12 social studies textbooks after forcing publishers to rewrite history
Ron DeSantis’ campaign against “woke” education stands poised to devastate an entire generation’s understanding of American history now that at least one text book has been altered to remove information about the Black Lives Matter movement and another had the police murder of George Floyd excised. The agenda here is clear. Republicans want to whitewash history in order to obscure and maintain the systemically racist institutions still in place today.

After bloodshed, Texas Democrats decry GOP’s anti-migrant climate
We have now seen enough mass shootings motivated by racist, anti-migrant ideology to know without a shadow of a doubt that the hatred of migrants peddled by Fox New and the Republican Party to incite voters is getting people killed — and to make matters worse, Texas Republicans are working to pass a state bill that would “deputize unqualified vigilantes to roam the streets” and “create a powder keg of racial violence.”

Dianne Feinstein finally returns to Washington
And not a moment too soon, Senator! There might have been some Supreme Court news that the Judiciary Committee needs to deal with ASAP.

North Carolina company comes out against anti-trans bills
Replacements Ltd., a china, crystal, and silverware retail giant has come out strongly against state legislature that would curb the rights of transgender youth, making the company one of the first major businesses in the state to openly oppose the package of Republican-sponsored bills. The company says that it is “profoundly disturbed that legislators across the country have chosen to single out transgender and gender non-conforming persons, particularly children, for unfair and disparate treatment.” Now we just have to pressure every single other company in this country to issue a similar statement. Boycott bigotry!


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Today’s Action: Pass federal abortion protections now!

A Trump-appointed judge’s recent decision to rescind FDA approval of the abortion pill has been a huge blow to reproductive rights in America, threatening a safe and accessible way for people to self-administer abortion care in the privacy of their own homes, particularly in states where other abortion procedures have been criminalized.

Regardless of what conservatives would like to be true, America is not a theocracy. More than 60% of Americans support legal abortion access. A legislator’s job is not to play God, it’s to serve their communities. Overturning Roe v. Wade set an extremely dangerous precedent for the treatment of anyone who isn’t a straight, religious, white, cisgender male — especially after Justice Thomas indicated his intent to review other landmark rulings, like the ones that legalized gay marriage and fought for privacy in the bedroom. It’s time to take a stand.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your members of Congress and demand they finish the job and codify Roe v. Wade immediately!

It is simply not enough to rely on blue-state facilities to serve as firewalls against the relentless legislative assault from anti-choice Republicans in red states; we must guarantee far-reaching reproductive healthcare throughout the most conservative nooks of our country. A bill has even been proposed in South Carolina that would make execution an option for those who receive an abortion — it’s as absurd as it is dangerous.

What at first felt like a terrifying possibility became a grim reality for half the country following last summer’s disastrous SCOTUS ruling. Whether it’s donating to a local abortion fund, finding a rally, or writing your members of Congress, your voice is needed in the struggle for federally protected abortion rights. You can find a comprehensive list of abortion funds to donate to here; states with conservative, Republican-dominated legislatures — Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, Texas, and Louisiana, in particular — are in dire need of support in the face of unrelenting attacks on women’s healthcare.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your members of Congress to tell them to codify Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court guts a woman’s right to choose!

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Today’s Action: Tell Congress to do MORE to reduce gun violence! 

Last month, a disgruntled employee walked into Old National Bank in downtown Louisville and murdered five coworkers and injured eight more in Kentucky’s 50th mass shooting since 2014. This tragedy has left a permanent mark on atAdvocacy; Louisville is our home. Then, just weeks later, an intoxicated gun owner massacred five neighbors in Cleveland, Texas — including a nine-year-old boy — because they asked him to stop waking their baby with late-night, backyard gun fire. Then, just days ago, at least eight people were massacred at an outlet mall in Texas with the carnage going viral on social media. We barely have time to catch our collective breath before the next mass shooting makes headlines. There simply aren’t adequate words to express the continued loss we all experience just by living in America.  

It’s long past time that we finally begin the job of curbing the epidemic of unspeakable — and very preventable — gun violence and pass the real, meaningful gun safety reform that is supported by a clear majority of Americans. The trauma is getting old.  

Call (202.224.3121) or email your representatives and demand Congress immediately take action to ban AR-15s and other assault rifles! 

Assault rifles are specifically designed to kill on the battlefield; there is no reason they should ever be in civilian hands. There were 735 mass shootings in the United States last year, up from 693 in 2021. Excluding suicide, there were 20,726 gun deaths in 2021, as well. According to the Washington Post, a child is shot every hour in America. We simply cannot stand idly by and let 2023 continue this horrific trend. The cause of this problem is clear — it’s the guns! 

It’s unacceptable that after so much loss, our elected officials still haven’t managed to advance any meaningful anti-gun violence legislation through Congress. In the United States it is still legal to own an AR-15, the very killing machine that has been used time and time again to murder and maim innocent Americans en masse. AR-15-style rifles were used in the mass murders at Sandy Hook, Parkland, Aurora, Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas, San Bernardino, the Poway synagogue, the Tree of Life synagogue, the Buffalo supermarket, Uvalde, Louisville, Cleveland…the list goes on and on — and will continue to be used to massacre innocent civilians until we finally do something about it. 

Call (202.224.3121) or email your representatives to demand Congress ban assault weapons immediately!