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MTG confronted Boebert in the bathroom, leading to a blowout fight during Speakership debate

Marjorie Taylor Greene accused Boebert of “taking millions” from Kevin McCarthy and then refusing to vote for him for Speaker. Witnesses said the conversation quickly devolved into almost a “screaming match” before Boebert fled “like a little schoolgirl.” Can you imagine what the Founding Fathers would say? “Women in Congress? Indoor plumbing! ‘Tis witchcraft!”

Take Action: Stop the GOP’s plan to keep the rich from paying their fair share!

Republicans finally caught pulling dangerous scheme

The GOP’s worst elements intend to use the debt ceiling to extract draconian cuts to Medicare and Social Security — pushing the country and the world to the brink of disaster all so that they can steal from average Americans and shovel more money to the super rich.

Take Action: Tell Biden to not let the GOP hold our country hostage with the debt ceiling!

A gun trade show is advertising the “JR-15,” an AR-15 assault rifle for kids
Just weeks after a 6-year-old shot his teacher, a gun trade show in Las Vegas is hosting a manufacturer promoting its “JR-15,” a child-size AR-15 rifle. The company behind the heinous weapon promoted it with cartoon skulls and crossbones stylized as boys and girls. If we needed any further proof that we are a nation with a deep psychological and spiritual sickness when it comes to guns, this is it. There are few bigger threats to the safety of the American people than Republicans indoctrinating their children in the murderous cult of gun violence, and it is just sickening to see the very rifle that has slaughtered so many of their peers be advertised to American kids.

Take Action: Tell the DOJ to challenge EVERY abortion ban in the country!

Far-right maniacs Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar get important committee assignments
Greene, who in the past spread conspiracy theories about 9/11 and vocally supports the Jan. 6th insurrectionists, was given a position on the powerful House Homeland Security Committee, a hypocrisy that might be funny were it not so dangerous. Paul Gosar, a literal white nationalist, will take a seat on the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Take Action: Expel Rep. Paul Gosar for supporting Trump’s attack on the Constitution!

George Santos stole $3,000 from a veteran struggling to pay for his sick service dog’s surgery

Navy veteran Richard Osthoff battled PTSD for years with the help of his devoted pit mix Sapphire. When she developed a stomach tumor, Osthoff reached out to Santos’ “vet charity,” not knowing that the whole thing was a scam. Santos set up a GoFundMe to pay for the scam, raised $3,000, closed the fundraiser and vanished with the money. Osthoff’s beloved Sapphire passed away without surgery and the veteran, who was out of work with a broken leg, had to panhandle to pay for her cremation, saying “it was one of the most degrading things I ever had to do.”

Take Action: Expel George Santos!

Judge says that Jan. 6 rioter who broke into Capitol followed “Trump’s instructions”
A federal judge said in no uncertain terms that a California woman who breached the Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection “followed then-President Trump’s instructions” when she committed the crimes of violent entry and disorderly conduct. Now that that’s settled, can we finally indict Trump himself?

Gov. Ron DeSantis seeks to permanently ban mandates on COVID-19 vaccine, masks
The far-right lunatic working to position himself as Donald Trump’s successor as leader of the increasingly deranged MAGA movement is signaling his commitment to waging a culture war against science even if it means more people will die. His plan to ban vaccine and mask mandates for good is a true recipe for disaster, especially when one considers that future coronavirus pandemics could be even worse than what we’ve witnessed thus far.

Trans asylum-seeker appeals to Supreme Court as attorney warns of “imminent danger”
The US Supreme Court is considering the request of a 33-year-old transgender woman from Guatemala who is seeking asylum in a case her attorney calls life or death. Estrella Santos Zacarias, whose claims of gender violence and discrimination were rejected by Trump-era American immigration officials, was deported to Mexico in 2019 where she has faced ongoing health and safety challenges, according to a sworn affidavit. Most recently, she was beaten at a bus stop by three people and, months prior, she was bludgeoned unconscious at her workplace. A just society would do everything within its power to help her and ensure that her worst days are behind her.

Greta Thunberg arrested at German mine protest

The 20-year-old activist was physically removed but displayed the confidence that can only come when the last person who messed with you was humiliated, exposed, and jailed.

Failed MAGA candidate who masterminded the shooting attacks on Democrats’ house wanted them to be “more aggressive”
Solomon Peña, the suspect accused of orchestrating a plot to target a number of local Democratic officials’ homes and offices with firearms, personally participated in at least one of the more recent shootings, dissatisfied by the lack of aggression his alleged co-conspirators had displayed in a prior episode, according to a criminal complaint in the case.


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Today’s Action: Do your part to end the national blood shortage!  

We’re nearing the end of National Blood Donor Month, so it’s the perfect time to call attention to America’s nationwide blood shortage and the thousands of vulnerable patients endangered as a result. Unfortunately, January’s ending doesn’t mean the blood shortage will; medical professionals will still have to make extremely difficult choices about who receives blood transfusions, to the point where some centers are forced to ration blood to extreme extents. In a world frequently facing unprecedented disasters, our emergency supply is quickly dwindling.  

If you are 16 years of age or older, weigh more than 110 lbs., and are in good health you are eligible to donate up to six times a year.   

If you’re an eligible donor, do your part to end the national blood shortage by finding a donation center in your area and making an appointment through the Red Cross. Your donation could save someone’s life!  

Unfortunately, donating blood isn’t an equal-opportunity affair. Thanks to outdated — and frankly, embarrassing — restrictions rooted in institutionalized homophobia, gay and nonbinary people who are living as their truest selves are still excluded from giving blood and helping America protect patients from this severe medical crisis.  

With shelf-life issues, recurring climate crises, the ongoing pandemic, staffing shortages, and countless other obstacles, the blood supply is more than tenuous and vulnerable. The current policy, rooted in bigotry with zero scientific basis, places unreasonable restrictions on gay and bisexual men. Estimates suggest an additional 360,000 men would likely donate should the policy be lifted, which could flip the nation’s blood shortage on its head and help more than a million people.   

After finding a donation center, add your name to this petition calling on the FDA to change their discriminatory, unscientific policy!