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Top Stories for December 1:

House votes to avert a potentially devastating railroad strike, all Republicans vote NO on sick leave for workers

Congress both prevented a devastating strike and passed an amendment giving railway workers seven days of sick leave — and every single Republican voted no, proving once and for all that they truly despise unions and the American workers they stand for.

Take Action: Sign the petition to tell cable companies to kick Fox News off their platforms!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump makes huge miscalculation against special counsel

The disgraced ex-president just can’t help throwing himself under the bus.

Take Action: Confirm progressive champion Gigi Sohn to the FCC!

President Biden can kill Trump’s disastrous oil pipeline project with the stroke of a pen!

Evergreen Action: A Trump-approved oil corporation’s plan will pillage the Alaskan wilderness, pollute indigenous lands, and pump enough carbon into the atmosphere to undo all the progress Biden’s green infrastructure investments will make. But President Biden can stop it without support from Congress!

Trump’s tax returns now in the hands of House Democrats after lengthy court battle
Six years later, we finally have our hands on Trump’s tax returns. There had better be something good in there!

Take Action: Tell Elon Musk to keep Trump off of Twitter for good!

Secret 9/11 memo reveals Bush rewrote history of the 9/11 attacks and the warnings he’d tuned out
Two decades after the September 11th terror attacks, it is obvious that the version of the story given to the public by the 9/11 Commission has huge holes in it. Not only did the authors suppress Saudi Arabia’s involvement in the attacks, they also covered up George Bush’s suspicious refusal to take the domestic threat of al-Qaeda seriously and the staggering failure of leadership that led to the deaths of 3,000 people — which he then used as an excuse to launch a series of wars that would go on to kill over a million more.

Take Action: Don’t let Republicans starve critical investments in children and healthcare!

House Democrats elect Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as leader, the first Black person to lead congressional caucus

History was made on Wednesday as Democrats elected a leadership team that didn’t include a white man for the first time ever. New York’s Hakeem Jefferies will replace Nancy Pelosi to lead the caucus, while Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) won the No. 2 job. Rep. Pete Aguilar of California will become caucus chairman, rounding out the party’s most diverse leadership team in history.

Florida sheriff: Students no longer fear getting “ass cheeks torn off”
In the latest dispatch from the State That Creepily Obsesses Over The Wellbeing Of Children, Brevard County’s new superintendent announced a harsh new disciplinary policy at a jail with the help of the local sheriff, who helpfully opined that student behavior has worsened because “they know nothing is going to happen to them…they’re not going to have the cheeks of their ass torn off for not doing right in class.” Yikes. Better put this guy on a watchlist for that comment alone.

Elon Musk’s far-right Twitter gamble backfires

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Whoa.

San Francisco votes to give cop robots explosives — and permission to kill
Welcome to the dystopian future, where American society is so unwilling to consider addressing the deep social rot that fuels crime that instead we’re now using taxpayer dollars to give cops explosive robot dogs and permission to use them against people. What could possibly go wrong?

US bans sugar imports from top Dominican producer over forced labor allegations
Once again, slavery has been found fueling the supply chains of American capitalism, this time in a company partially owned by the Florida-based Fanjul Corp. conglomerate. Funny how that keeps happening! It’s almost like the economic system itself naturally gravitates towards forced labor to maximize the profits for a select few at the top.

Cherokees ask US to make good on promise: a seat in Congress
The 200-year-old genocidal treaty that kicked the Cherokee off their lands and pushed them on to the Trail of Tears promised to give the Cherokee Nation representation in Congress — and to this day, it hasn’t happened. It’s time for President Biden to make good on that promise with not just a non-voting delegation but a full-vote seat in the House of Congress, giving Indigenous tribes a long-overdue voice in our nation’s government.

Herschel Walker’s ex comes forward with disturbing details: He attacked me in a rage
Cheryl Parsa’s deeply disturbing story comes at a critical moment for the bumbling GOP Senate candidate, whose campaign has been plagued by accusations of serial lies, violent threats, secret children, anti-abortion hypocrisy, and general incoherence.


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Today’s Action: Youth phone bank for Sen. Raphael Warnock!

We owe our historic midterm Senate hold to the youth vote. So many young people got out the vote this year, in fact, that it was the second highest youth vote in thirty years. It made Republicans so mad that some of them even started pushing to raise the voting age, so yeah— they’re a big deal. We need as many progressives in office as possible to preserve the rights we’ve been fighting so hard for —  reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, gun-safety initiatives, justice reform, etc. Young people are a hugely important piece of the puzzle.

That’s why it’s as important for young people to get involved in getting out the vote as they are in voting. Swing Left is hosting a youth-centered phone banking event TONIGHT from 6-8pm EST for the Georgia run-off. 

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock will face the historically despicable Herschel Walker in the runoff NEXT WEEK. It’s no secret that one more seat in the Senate could mean the difference between advancing our progressive agenda or watching Joe Manchin obstruct and disrupt any further progress over the next two years, so reach out to the young progressives in your life and tell them to join the call. They don’t have to be a seasoned professional or a registered voter in Georgia to join this fight — they just need to be ready to channel the late, great John Lewis and stir up some “good trouble.”


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