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Top Stories for September 20:

Top 1/6 House committee members propose reforms to 1887 Electoral Count Act

The January 6th committee has proposed a bipartisan bill to reform the electoral vote count and keep Trump from ever trying another January 6th-style coup ever again.

Take Action: Expel the congressmen who tried to get Trump pardons for their role in Jan. 6th!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Feud erupts with Trump furious at Ron DeSantis

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the most despicable Florida fascist of them all?

Take Action: Demand Congress pass the Respect for Marriage Act!

Ron DeSantis’ migrant stunt BACKFIRES spectacularly

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Not what he expected…

Trump ally Mike Lindell must face defamation suit over election-rigging claims
Judge Wilhelmina M. Wright denied Lindell and MyPillow’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit by Smartmatic USA Corp., finding ample evidence that Lindell ignored publicly available information that contradicted his ridiculous theories.

Take Action: Tell Facebook to crack down on dangerous Republican lies about the IRS!

“Libs of Tiktok” targets another children’s hospital days after woman arrested for threatening to bomb Boston Children’s Hospital
The prominent far-right influencer Chaya Raichik’s horrifying crusade against healthcare for trans children has forced the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago to increase security and take support groups virtual after she used her account to incite stochastic terrorism against, again, the children’s hospital.

Take Action: Ban the “LibsofTikTok” account for inciting violence against pediatricians!

“Serial” case: Adnan Syed released, conviction tossed

A Baltimore judge on Monday ordered the release of Adnan Syed after overturning Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee — a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial.” Phinn ruled that the state violated its legal obligation to share evidence that could have bolstered Syed’s defense, which led to Syed spending two decades behind bars.

Top State Department official admits Havana syndrome isn’t real
The idea that Cuba and Russia had a secret ray gun that gave CIA agents tummyaches was always preposterous to begin with, and now the government is admitting that there is “no evidence” that any external actors were responsible for the psychogenic condition that suddenly began afflicting hundreds of Americans all across the world. No word yet what will happen to the THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS that the US government allocated to help the “victims.”

Republicans in disarray

OD Action Partner: New polls show working-class champion Tim Ryan leading by FIVE over hedge fund stooge JD Vance — but Mitch McConnell is pouring $28 million into the race to try to keep him afloat. Mobilizing rural America will be the key to victory — can you chip in to URD to help Tim Ryan over the finish line and expand our Senate majority?

1.3 million Puerto Ricans without power as privatized electric grid fails again
Five years after the ravages of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has once again been plunged into darkness as the privately owned electric company’s ongoing failure to improve the island’s infrastructure becomes painfully clear.

Woman hospitalized after police leave her in a patrol car parked on train tracks
In the latest incident of horrifying police incompetence, a 20-year-old woman arrested for road rage was left in a patrol car that was parked on a train track. A train struck the vehicle and now the woman has a serious brain injury. Great job, guys! Unbelievable.

US employers are trapping their workers into indentured servitude with debt
The increasing use of Training Repayment Agreement Provisions in employee contracts — literally, TRAP, it’s right there in the name — are trapping people in miserable jobs by threatening to saddle them with debt if they quit by forcing them to repay the company for training costs.

While fighting to keep workers from getting sick leave, railroad companies made $10 billion in stock buybacks
“Our research shows just how far railroad executives will go to funnel record profits to their shareholders — even if that means stagnant wages, inhumane attendance policies, and throwing our supply chain into further turmoil,” says Mike Mitchell, director of policy and research at Groundwork Collaborative.


I read the news today, oh boy

The Russian army still has not won the war


Today’s Action: Pass the PRO Act and protect the right to unionize!

The National Labor Relation Board’s Seattle office recently filed a complaint against coffee giant Starbucks for violating US labor law with union-busting tactics, such as withholding benefits and pay raises from unionizing stores. And Starbucks is far from the only guilty corporation. In the face of worker power, corrupt bigwigs are working overtime to ensure their employees aren’t compensated properly for their work. 

There’s strength in numbers, and the labor movement certainly has that, but If certain senators don’t stop holding up the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act to provide more equitable conditions for all workers, the fallout across the American workforce will only worsen. 

Call (202-224-3121) or write your senators and ask them to support the PRO Act in solidarity with the growing labor movement across the country!

There were 14 healthcare labor strikes over the course of 2021 alone. Nurses and other frontline workers put their physical and mental health on the line throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the consequences have been staggering. An estimated 500,000 nurses have planned to leave the profession by the end of 2022. With a projected shortage of 1.1 million nurses quickly approaching, there is no reason that healthcare workers should still be fighting for basic workplace rights. 

The fact is, when unions thrive, American workers and families thrive. It’s really that simple. Corporate America’s desperate efforts to get everyone back to work has reminded workers everywhere they’re worth more than low pay, low benefits, long hours, and emotional abuse from unappreciative bosses.  Call (202-224-3121) or write your senators and demand they support the PRO Act! Send them this petition with almost 40,000 signatures in favor of its passage!


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