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Top Stories for October 31:

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Obama slams GOP Sen. Ron Johnson over far-right policies in impassioned rally speech

The former president’s fiery rebuke of Ron Johnson at a rally in Milwaukee went viral over the weekend, amassing nearly 8 millions views. Obama implored Wisconsin voters to back rising Democratic star Mandela Barnes in his effort to stop the MAGA lackey Johnson from winning a completely unwarranted third term in the US Senate.

Legal abortions fell by 10,000 in two months after fall of Roe, new data shows
By design, Republicans are forcing women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term and make dangerous reproductive healthcare choices with no regard for privacy or the well-being of the impregnated. It will not stop here, folks. Remember in November.

Take Action: Call on Congress to pass a law protecting abortion access, no matter what the Supreme Court says!

Democrats now in striking distance of a surprise Senate flip

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Whoa.

Donald Trump Jr. mocks Pelosi’s husband’s hammer attack with obnoxious meme
There truly is no bottom with this clan.

Take Action: President Biden: It’s time to tackle methane!

Supreme Court revisits affirmative action in college admissions
The conservative-dominated court is revisiting decades of precedent upheld over the years by narrow court majorities that included Republican-appointed justices. This time, however, there is every likelihood that the hyper-right court will overrule some or all of those precedents, because shit-talking judicial activism is so passé and originalist overreach is in, baby!

Take Action: Tell Congress to add new tax brackets for the megawealthy!

Arizona GOP attorney general calls out Kari Lake, election-denying “clowns”

Speaking to 60 Minutes, Arizona Republican Attorney General and soon-to-be GOP public enemy #1 Mark Brnovich slammed election deniers in his own party, including gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake, over their relentlessly absurd election fraud claims. Mark Brnovich, come on down! You’re the next contestant on “On Borrowed Time!”

Take Action: Tell Congress to protect immigrant youths from deportation!

Crucial abortion amendment left off at least one mail-in ballot in Louisville, Kentucky
Kentucky Constitutional Amendment 2, if approved, would eliminate ANY right to abortion from the state constitution. A spokesperson for Jefferson County’s longtime Republican Clerk Bobbi Holsclaw cited a “printer setting” error and claimed the problem had been fixed.

Take Action: Keep McConnell’s handpicked clerk from interfering in Louisville elections!

Halloween may be coming, but the only thing you should be scared of is a Republican Senate majority

OD Action Partner: McConnell and his cronies are chomping at the bit to take back the gavel and unleash their extremist agenda of cruelty and greed upon an unwilling nation. Will you make a donation to make sure this nightmare never becomes a reality?

Kanye West digs in on antisemitism, compares his experience with Adidas to George Floyd murder
The sneaker and apparel giant’s no-brainer decision to sever business ties with Ye over rampant antisemitism is just like when Minneapolis cops mercilessly killed Floyd by suffocation in broad daylight over a suspected counterfeit $20 bill. It’s basically the same, right? Right?

State, city of New York to pay $36 million to men exonerated in Malcolm X’s murder
Muhammad Aziz, 84, and Khalil Islam, who died in 2009 at age 74, were wrongfully convicted in the fatal shooting of Black Muslims’ most high-profile spokesman, Malcolm X, during the start of a speech at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on Feb. 21, 1965. The pair spent decades behind bars for a crime they clearly did not commit. 57 years later, the City of New York Law Department said “some measure of justice” was meted out in the form of the announced cash settlement. Let’s be clear — the woefully belated acknowledgment of heinous wrongdoing is well and good, but this is not justice by any measure.

Lula stages astonishing comeback to beat far-right Bolsonaro in Brazil election
Brazil’s former leftist president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has sealed an astonishing political comeback, beating the far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in one of the most significant and bruising elections in the country’s history. The Amazon rainforest weeps in relief.

TikToker uses massive reach to track down racist, homophobic, suspects, tries to keep mob in check
Michael McWhorter, whose full-time job is editing and directing movies and music videos, has gained five million followers by calling out apparent racist, homophobic, violent, or otherwise illegal behavior. Oftentimes the videos he posts are an effort to track down perpetrators caught on film, either to report them to police or as a way to call them out in our modern-day village square.


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Today’s Action: Get out the vote for Democratic Senate candidate Mandela Barnes!

Polls leading up to the election have shown incumbent Republican Senator and noted coup-enthusiast Ron Johnson with a razor-thin lead over his progressive Democratic challenger, Mandela Barnes. With control of the US Senate hanging in the balance, we need every available progressive to step up and help Barnes’ defeat Johnson on November 8th. Phone banking is one of the best ways that you can help get out the vote in this upcoming election — luckily, plenty of organizations are still hosting virtual events you can join right from your couch!  Barnes has been polling neck and neck with the Trump lackey throughout the summer. You can be the difference-maker this November!

The margin of error for retaining Democratic control of the House and Senate is far too close for comfort. You don’t have to be a seasoned professional or a registered voter in Wisconsin to join this fight. Just be ready to do good work!

Indivisible is hosting a text banking for Mandela Barnes THIS TUESDAY from 1-3PM CDT. If you have the capacity to attend, the voters you reach could push Barnes over the top and help secure a crucial Democratic pickup in the Senate.

Our work does not stop in Wisconsin. There are progressives all across the country that need your help getting out the vote. Filter through virtual phone- and text-banking events through Mobilize. Critical issues and fundamental freedoms are on the line this election, including reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, gun safety initiatives, and climate mitigation — everything we’ve worked so tirelessly for. Do your part for a truly progressive future!

Today’s Action: Sign up to phone bank with Ohio’s Tim Ryan!

Democrat Tim Ryan is running a tight race against Trump’s hand-picked, flip-flopping lackey, JD Vance, for Ohio’s open Senate seat. While many Republicans consider the seat a safe bet, Ryan has a longstanding track record of fighting for working families in Ohio and is pulling in impressive progressive support from across the country. This is just one of several crucial races in November that could tip the balance of power in Congress.

The margin of error for keeping the House and Senate in Democrat hands is far too thin for comfort — but there are plenty of ways we can take action to ensure we keep power, including phone banking. Ohio Workers First Campaign is hosting a phone-banking session where Ryan will speak over Zoom before you get started, which is a perfect opportunity to hear directly from Tim what his campaign is all about. You don’t have to be a seasoned professional, just ready to show up and do good work. We are rapidly approaching Election Day; progressives must kick into overdrive to secure the future working America deserves.

Sign up for Ohio Workers First Campaign’s phone-banking session with Tim Ryan NEXT Saturday, November 5th, from 9-11:30AM EDT. The voters you reach could make the difference on Election Day!

The fight for a truly progressive future does not end with Tim Ryan in Ohio. There are committed Democratic candidates all across the country who need your help getting out the vote next month. You can filter through virtual phone- and text-banking events through Mobilize. So many critical issues are on the line this election, including reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, gun-safety initiatives, and justice reform — everything we’ve fought so hard for! It’s never been more important to get out the vote and work for real change in America. Join the fight and do your part today!


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