Tell the courts to strike down the DeSantis bill legalizing the kidnapping of trans kids!

Top Stories for May 18:

Ron DeSantis signs law allowing trans kids to be taken from their families

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his army of sMaLl gOvErNmEnT droogs in the Republican-dominated state legislature just legalized the state kidnapping of trans minors from compassionate parents making private healthcare decisions in the best interest of their own damn kids in a horrifying and downright Orwellian assault on privacy rights. [RETWEET THAT!]

Take Action: Demand DeSantis end his tyrannical school book bans!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rudy Giuliani hit with another devastating lawsuit

Serves him right!

Take Action: Demand NO guns on college campuses!

CNN suffers ultimate humiliation after Trump town hall

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond embarrassing.

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US Supreme Court declines to block Illinois assault weapons ban
The GOP-controlled Supreme Court — this can’t be right — DECLINED to block an assault weapons ban? UNANIMOUSLY? Oh, wait… it’s so the legal battle can proceed in lower courts. Can’t get our hopes up too high…yet…but at least Illinois’ assault weapons ban will stand in the meantime, which could thwart any number of potential mass shootings.

Take Action: Tell Republicans NO cuts to Social Security or raising retirement age!

Progressive Senate Democrats urge Biden to prepare to invoke the 14th Amendment to tackle the debt limit
Five Senate Democrats are circulating a letter urging President Biden to bypass Republicans entirely and invoke the 14th Amendment to lift the nation’s debt ceiling and avert default. The draft letter, which is still being circulated for signatures, comes 15 days before the June 1 deadline set by the Treasury Department for Congress to act or risk breaching the debt limit.

Take Action: Impeach Clarence Thomas!

Elon Musk claims there’s “no proof” that Texas mall shooter with giant Nazi tattoos was a neo-Nazi

Uh, sure, Elon. Whatever you say, big guy.

World likely to breach 1.5C climate threshold by 2027, scientists warn
Humanity is hurtling towards the point of no return when it comes to global warming, much faster than once believed. We are now expected to breach the dire 1.5C mark, albeit temporarily, within the next five years. Scientists warn that crossing the threshold will send the world into “uncharted territory,” which is extremely not a good thing.

Kevin McCarthy is pushing our country over the cliff

atAdvocacy Partner: The Speaker of the House and his MAGA puppetmasters have made it clear they don’t care how much damage they do to our economy and to the American people with their nihilistic debt ceiling hostage crisis. This reckless and wildly irresponsible behavior can’t be allowed to continue. Will you chip in to United Rural Democrats and make sure President Biden has a blue Congress for his second term?

New evidence in special counsel probe undercuts Trump’s claim documents he took were automatically declassified
The National Archives is set to hand over damning new evidence to the special counsel indicating Donald Trump was fully aware of document declassification protocols — which he of course ignored and violated repeatedly, because pesky rules obviously don’t apply to him.

US appeals judges express support for opponents of abortion pill
All three judges on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, who were appointed by Republicans, seem poised to ban the abortion pill — which has been on the market for TWENTY YEARS — in a stunning repudiation of legal precedent, logic, and common sense. Perhaps we’ll find some of those qualities when the case inevitably goes to the Supreme Court? We can only hope.

Texas poised to ban gender-affirming care for trans youth
Texas is primed to become the latest — and largest — state to ban gender-affirming care for trans minors as Republicans nationwide continue their “it’s different, kill it” assault against queer Americans.

House votes to send George Santos expulsion resolution to ethics panel instead
House Republicans reaffirmed their cowardice AND spinelessness by refusing to hold a floor vote to expel the decorated shot put champion and original decaffeinator of coffee, instead kicking the can over to the toothless ethics committee to “investigate” Santos’ many, many transgressions. We are SURE that the GOP-controlled committee is definitely gonna get RIGHT ON THAT. [RETWEET THAT!]


For the union makes us strong!

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Today’s Action: Tell President Biden to declare a climate emergency!

The past few years have produced severe, record-breaking weather events that are only getting worse. If our legislators continue to ignore the looming climate crisis, these severe weather patterns will become the norm. Flash flooding, droughts, wildfires, failing infrastructure, pandemics — all symptoms of a sick planet that will wreak havoc and suffering on millions of people. As if the situation wasn’t dire enough, last March the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a final warning to corporations and the federal government: we must stop using fossil fuels or we’ll reach the point of no return by the early 2030s

This issue goes beyond party lines. Our legislators must come together to ensure the United States is doing everything in its power to reverse the damage done to our planet by decades of rampant fossil fuel exploitation. 

To be clear, it is not the wealthy that will suffer most from these devastations — that burden will largely be shouldered by working-class families and marginalized communities. When life becomes untenable for the majority of the population, the ultra-rich will retreat to luxury bunkers that have been in the works for years. 

We can’t afford to waste any more time. 

Tell President Biden to declare a climate emergency NOW and urgently transition the country to renewable energy! 


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