Mafia-style criminal probe ensnares Rudy Giuliani

Disbar Giuliani for making a mockery of our democracy with Trump's frivolous lawsuits to steal the presidency!

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Rudy Giuliani threatened with racketeering charges in Trump’s Georgia criminal probe

The disgraced ex-president’s disgraced ex-lawyer is finally about to face some consequences for his bumbling but still very serious attempt to steal the 2020 election. Georgia prosecutor Fani Willis is considering bringing racketeering charges in the case — the old “mob boss” special.

Take Action: Tell Biden to take executive action to get dark money out of politics!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Republicans get BAD NEWS amid new Trump defenses

The GOP turned the spin machine up to 11 and had a major meltdown.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to rein in outrageous CEO pay now!



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Eric Lynn is going to make DeSantis’ corrupt gerrymanders backfire

Eric Lynn for Congress: This former Obama advisor is poised to steal a red district away from Trump and his extremist candidate — but he needs your help to get over the finish line. Can you chip in to expand our House majority and show Republicans that their cheating won’t win?


New email records show Trump conspiracy to seize voting data much more expansive than previously known
Lawyers allied with Trump had hired a team of experts from a forensic data firm to access election systems in at least three states — Georgia, Michigan, and Nevada.

Take Action: Expel Ron Johnson for trying to overturn the election with fake Trump electors!


Pennsylvania man charged with threats to kill FBI agents in wake of Mar-a-Lago search
In a social media post, Adam Bies wrote, “HEY FEDS. We the people cannot WAIT to water the trees of liberty with your blood. I’ll be waiting for you to kick down my door.” The feds were happy to oblige.

Take Action: Tell the Senate to end “blue slips” and fill EVERY judicial vacancy ASAP!


Trump’s passports returned to him after being seized by the FBI
The disgraced ex-president claimed FBI agents “stole” three passports, betraying a fundamental misunderstanding of federal law and, well, how search warrants work. In any case, federal officials returned the travel documents following last week’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.


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Colorado River at drought tipping point

Officials warn a forecast downpour that has some seven million people on flood watch won’t be enough to stave off the need for drastic water cuts as the Colorado River’s depleted reservoirs sink to near-crisis levels.


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Richard Ojeda on what it means to hold top security clearance and how Trump has abused it to endanger our country

No Dem Left Behind: The Army vet and Democratic star is leading the way with No Dem Left Behind to help get these traitors and turncoats out of our government.


Second attempt to recall Los Angeles prosecutor George Gascón fails to make ballot
Right-wing operatives and their police-union allies’ second attempt to recall LA’s progressive district attorney failed to collect the needed ballots once again. As you can imagine, Gascón’s efforts to reduce incarceration were disingenuously blamed for an uptick in crime by his critics, despite any evidence to support such claims. In general, prosecutors do not have much influence on the root causes of crime.


Disgraced WeWork founder handed another $350 million to do WeWork but for rental properties
Narcissistic swindler Adam Neumann, whose first company was an elaborate Ponzi scheme that exploited venture capital’s insatiable hunger for the Next Big Thing, has somehow been given more outrageous amounts of money to make the American housing crisis undoubtedly worse.


Despite housing crisis, Mississippi may return up to millions in federal rent aid to DC
For all their hokey “real America,” “love of country” talk, red-state politicians sure seem to really have it in for their rank-and-file citizens.


ProPublica report discovers the US Army is more likely to detain soldiers for drug use than sexual assaults
A first-of-its-kind analysis reveals that, on average, Army soldiers had to face at least eight counts of sexual offenses before their commanders were willing to jail them ahead of trial — less than half as often as soldiers accused of drug offenses or disobeying an officer.


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Doctor, doctor, give me the news

Got a bad case of lovin’ moose

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 Today’s Action: Switch out your products for a healthier planet!

Regardless of whether or not those in power stand up for the planet, it’s essential that we all do our part to reduce waste and pollution. There are already so many small businesses doing the work to ensure sustainable options for everyday products, check out some from this guide and see what you can swap out in your own household!

One of the most important aspects of sustainable living is going zero-waste. That means no single-use bottles, paper products, or most mainstream cleaning methods. You can check out this guide to creating a natural cleaning kit here, but here are some basics to get you started:

  • Simple ingredients and refillable bottles from places like EarthHero and Zero Waste Store are the way to go! Opt for biodegradable paper towels, compostable parchment paper, and products that can be recycled.
  • If you can, making your own cleaning products is one of the best ways to reduce waste. The Kitchen Chemist’s guide and Wild Minimalist have great zero-waste recipes to try!
  • Supporting your local farmer, community agriculture, and considering something like a “food forest” are great ways to help the planet and encourage sustainable eating.
  • Reusable menstrual products like period underwear, biodegradable toothbrushes, plastic free soaps and shampoos, and non-toxic deodorant can help you create a waste-free bathroom.

The average American tosses almost 5 pounds of trash every day. That’s 3 pounds more than the global average, and amounts to a whopping 268 million tons annually. If every person who reads this newsletter works to make even a slight change, it would make a huge difference.

The past few years have produced severe, record-breaking weather events that are only getting worse. Unprecedented mass destruction from tornadoes, wildfires, and flooding these past few years have displaced hundreds of thousands of working families — all while corporations and legislators are continuing to largely ignore and evade these existential environmental issues. We can’t wait around for those in power to take the first step.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition disbar Giuliani for making a mockery of our democracy with Trump’s frivolous lawsuits to steal the presidency, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Trump warrant reveals stunning list of crimes

Trump warrant reveals stunning list of crimes

Investigate Trump for stealing nuclear secrets!


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Search warrant shows Trump under investigation for potential obstruction of justice, Espionage Act violations

The warrant shows federal law enforcement was investigating Trump for removal or destruction of records, obstruction of an investigation, and violating the Espionage Act. Conviction under the statutes can result in imprisonment or fines.… [more]


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Is Donald Trump the Most Dangerous Opposition Our Nation Has Ever Faced?

OD Action Partner: The most dominant superpower could fall if we allow this man to go unchecked and unpunished.

PS — Please consider a small monthly contribution of as little as $5 to help us elect Democrats and fight back against the Trump-Republican agenda. We can’t do it without you. Keep fighting the good fight!


Trump goes under oath

Tell Merrick Garland it’s time to indict Donald Trump!

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Trump to testify in New York attorney general investigation

The disgraced ex-president will finally go under oath and face questioning for the years of outrageous financial misconduct his company has wantonly committed.

Take Action: Tell Congress to expel the Republicans who plotted with Trump!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Democrats score massive win in unexpected development

The midterms are just on the horizon — and President Biden just can’t seem to stop winning!

Take Action: Tell the Senate to legalize marijuana and pass the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act!



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Pete Buttigieg SHREDS Republicans in must-see takedown

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Perfect.


Doug Mastriano walks out of January 6th interview without answering a single question
The only question the PA gubernatorial candidate answered to today was the one of his guilt — which he made clear when he abruptly cut off the interview after just 15 minutes.

Take Action: Tell Biden to take executive action to get dark money out of politics!


Facebook hands messaging data over to police, who use it to prosecute teenager and her mother for getting an abortion
Fears about Big Tech’s willingness to help red states impose their draconian anti-abortion regimes were proved terrifyingly real when Meta helped local police build their case against a teenager who aborted an unwanted fetus. They also charged her mother, who helped her dispose of the tissue.

Take Action: Tell the Biden admin to open abortion clinics on federal land!


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Republicans vow retaliation against the Justice Department for raiding Mar-a-Lago

Trump’s subservient bootlickers in the GOP have been tearing their hair out in rage for 48 hours straight, vowing to abuse Congressional power to investigate Attorney General Garland and calling for the FBI to be defunded. It just goes to show that the only underlying philosophy of Republican fascism is “we should be immune from any and all consequences for anything, ever.”


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Riot police storm city hall as LA votes on controversial homelessness rule

Protestors furious at the LA City Council’s latest move to criminalize homelessness — which passed — were faced with a phalanx of riot cops in a deeply disturbing reminder that the push for more police is not to protect our communities but to protect the material interests of the wealthy.


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We now have our candidate to take down detestable Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson — and he’s awesome

Mandela Barnes: He’s popular, progressive and leading in the polls. If Mandela Barnes can flip this purple state Senate seat Democrats could actually EXPAND our majority. But he can’t do it alone. Please chip in a few bucks to send Ron Johnson packing and put Mandela Barnes in the Senate!


FBI seizes Rep. Scott Perry’s cellphone the day after Mar-a-Lago raid
The feds have now seized evidence from the Pennsylvania Congressman at the heart of the plot to fire the Attorney General and replace him with someone who would overturn the 2020 election.


Michigan GOP gubernatorial candidate opens campaign with disgusting gender-based attack
In a foreshadowing of the absurd, embarassing and despicable rhetoric we’re going to see as election season heats up, Tudor Dixon launched her campaign by celebrating herself as a “real woman” and accusing Governor Whitmer of calling herself a “birthing parent.” It’s an astonishingly lazy attempt to inject the right-wing’s anti-inclusion demonization narrative into the race.


Mississippi grand jury declines to indict woman in Emmett Till killing
Sounds about white.


Fetterman calls out Dr. Oz for accepting $50,000 tax break for farm purchase in Pennsylvania
The New Jersey millionaire snakeoil salesman bought a farm in Pennsylvania so he could cosplay as a blue-collar worker — and took advantage of tax breaks intended for real farmers.


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For the union makes us strong!

Climate apocalypse now

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Today’s Action: Make plans to take action during congressional recess!

We’ve reached the start of another congressional recess, and this time we have just one week before lawmakers return to tackle the myriad challenges and crises facing the nation. But just because there’s a break in the legislative action doesn’t mean there’s not a way to make our voices heard! 

Our Members of Congress could be holding town halls, taking meetings, and attending local events — which gives us plenty of opportunities to make our demands face to face. Make a commitment during this recess to get personal with at least one of your congressional reps, in whichever manner you feel most comfortable.

Ask for a one-on-one meeting. Contact your rep’s local office to make your meeting request, and follow up after a few days if you haven’t heard back! Arrive with your three biggest requests prepared, and ask for clear action on each (e.g., cosponsor a bill, make a public statement, join a caucus). Type up your requests in a letter to deliver to your rep at the end of the meeting, just in case they don’t take notes!

Attend a town hall. If your reps are offering a public forum, this is a great opportunity to make your demands with witnesses. Contact their office to ask if any town halls have been scheduled (and if not, why not?), and visit Town Hall Project to search for events near you.

Organize a protest visit. Is your rep refusing to hold a town hall and declining private meetings? No problem. Ask their offices if they’ll be attending ANY public events during recess, and join them there to ask your questions. Be sure to film it and broadcast it on social media! No events? Make the signal loud and clear: you cannot hide from your constituents. Gather your friends, family, and community to protest at their offices. 

And the topics? There are so many, but here are a few to get you started: 

  • Demand they abolish the filibuster so meaningful legislation can be passed
  • Call for them to champion strong, progressive climate action
  • Fight for crucial voting rights legislation to protect the most marginalized constituents’ right to vote
  • Raise the national minimum wage to $15/hour – cosponsor and pass the Raise the Wage Act
  • Secure equal rights protections with the Equal Rights Amendment for women and the Equality Act for the LGBTQ+ community
  • Pass the PRO Act in support of striking workers across the country

A congressional recess isn’t time off — it’s your opportunity to remind our leaders who elected them and what our communities’ needs are!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to tell Merrick Garland it’s time to indict Donald Trump, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Trump finally loses six-year battle over his taxes

Trump finally loses six-year battle over his taxes

Tell Merrick Garland it’s time to indict Donald Trump!


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Appeals court signs off on House committee request for Trump’s tax records

The House Ways and Means Committee can obtain former President Donald Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service, a federal appeals court ruled 3-0 Tuesday. On Twitter, the committee said it expects to receive the requested tax returns and audit files “immediately.” … [more]


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Pete Buttigieg SHREDS Republicans in must-see takedown

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Perfect.

PS — Please consider a small monthly contribution of as little as $5 to help us elect Democrats and fight back against the Trump-Republican agenda. We can’t do it without you. Keep fighting the good fight!


Trump made appalling Hitler demands of US generals

Demand the FBI reopen the investigation into Brett Kavanaugh!

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Trump complained US generals lacked the loyalty German generals showed Hitler, book says

The disgraced ex-president once again showed a disturbing affinity for the genocidal German dictator and a very poor grasp of history.

Take Action: Demand Congress rebuff Trump’s SCOTUS and take climate change action NOW!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Donald Trump gets a devastating surprise from the FBI

The furious reaction from the ex-president’s buddies at Fox News over the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago is pure schadenfreude, and it is glorious.

Take Action: Tell the Justice Department: Charge Trump for the dozens of crimes he’s committed!



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Pete Buttigieg SHREDS Republicans in must-see takedown

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Perfect.


Father and son sentenced to life in prison, neighbor gets 35 years for federal hate crimes in killing of Ahmaud Arbery
The father and son convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery were both given an additional sentence of life in prison Monday on federal hate crime charges, while their neighbor was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Take Action: Tell the Senate to end “blue slips” and fill EVERY judicial vacancy ASAP!


Rating agencies expect Biden’s bill to cut inflation and the deficit
The numbers are in, and the experts say President Biden’s historic Inflation Reduction Act is set to do just that and more.

Take Action: Tell Congress to force political groups to disclose their wealthy backers!


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Republicans hoist “We Are All Domestic Terrorists” banner at CPAC Dallas

The white supremacist convention in Texas was an unabashed celebration of the Jan. 6th attack that veered from the deranged to shockingly on the nose. Yes. we know they are, but who thought they would just come out and say it?


Marjorie Taylor Greene says it’s unfair to ruin Alex Jones for defaming Sandy Hook parents, claims Infowars is right “most of the time”
Congresswoman, are the gay, weather-controlling al-Qaeda goblins in the room with us right now?


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Military Veteran BLASTS Trump for Betraying America

OD Action Partner: How the 🤬 is this man not in handcuffs?!?!


Rudy Giuliani’s claims he can’t travel for his trial due to a medical issue immediately fall apart
In a court filing Monday, local prosecutors in Georgia said they had obtained records showing that Giuliani had “purchased multiple airline tickets with cash, including tickets to Rome, Italy, and Zurich, Switzerland,” for flights between July 22 and July 29. Oops.


Killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico spark manhunt
The most recent homicide took place on Friday, when Naeem Hussain, 25, was shot near Truman St. and Grand Ave. just before midnight. In a news release, police said they believe Hussain’s killing is tied to the killings of Muhammed Afzaal Hussain, 27, and Aftab Hussein, 41, who were shot to death on Aug. 1 and July 26, respectively.


Florida Republican calls for FBI agents to be “arrested upon sight” after Trump raid
The right-wing reaction to the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago has been nothing short of deranged across the board.


Kyrsten Sinema received $500,000 from private equity before shielding the industry from tax hikes
The vampiric, remorseless private equity companies responsible for everything from the housing crisis to the collapse of local newspapers funneled half a million dollars to the corrupt Arizona senator, and she rewarded them by keeping their tax loophole wide open.


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Oh god, why

I wanna vax you a question

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Today’s Action: Get out the vote in the primaries!

There are four primaries taking place TODAY: Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin. We all know the biggest enemies of progress in America are Republicans, but it’s also been painfully clear that just a few bad Democrats can muck a LOT of things up for all of us. This is our chance to do something about it — to not just elect any Democrats, but to reshape the party with real progressives to advance our legislative priorities!

If you live in one of the four states voting today and don’t yet have a plan to vote, make yours now. If you have friends there, call and cajole them to the polls! Find out when your own state’s primaries will be held, and identify your current polling place here. It is absolutely critical to show up this year — and every year — to build a truly progressive future.

Every. Vote. Matters. Check your voter registration status and polling place to ensure you’re prepared for upcoming primaries and the midterms — and tell your network of like-minded friends and family to do the same on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, at the park, in the bleachers, in the pews, at the dinner table, and anywhere else you can!

No matter how unpopular Trump and the GOP seem to be, Americans are still dealing with extreme income inequality, incessant voter suppression schemes, worsening climate change, relentless attacks on reproductive healthcare, and the demonization of marginalized communities, because corrupt Republicans are regularly joined by a few bad-faith Democrats hellbent on protecting the status quo. Fortunately, we have some amazing progressives running for office this year — but they can’t win if we don’t show up!

If you’ve already voted or don’t have a primary coming up, civic engagement is still as important as ever. There are tons of online get-out-the-vote events happening that need your participation, like the NOPE meeting with featured speaker John Fetterman, candidate for US senator, tonight at 7 PM EDT. You can filter through other events here. No matter what you choose, your involvement can and will make a difference in this fight.

Every meaningful electoral victory shares a common thread: progressives turning out in full force on Election Day.

Check your voter registration status at odaction.com/vote and make sure you’re ready to do your part in upcoming primaries and the midterms to win Congress and more. Then share away on social media!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand the FBI reopen the investigation into Brett Kavanaugh, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Trump whines as FBI raids Mar-a-Lago

Trump whines as FBI raids Mar-a-Lago

Investigate Ivanka Trump for perjury!


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Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law is upheld by the state’s Supreme Court

The Republican effort to end no-excuse mail in voting in Pennsylvania was met with defeat on Tuesday with the state Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law. This allows all voters in the key swing state to cast ballots by mail in November and for other future elections.… [more]


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Democrats pull out HUGE 11th hour surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow!

PS — Please consider a small monthly contribution of as little as $5 to help us elect Democrats and fight back against the Trump-Republican agenda. We can’t do it without you. Keep fighting the good fight!


Red state voters revolt over Roe decision

Tell Kyrsten Sinema to vote YES on Biden's historic climate and healthcare bill!

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Kansans vote to uphold abortion rights in their state

In a huge win for abortion rights, voters overwhelmingly struck down a proposed constitutional amendment that would remove language enshrining reproductive rights in their state.

Take Action: Demand President Biden remove the remaining FDA restrictions on abortion pills!


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Fox host tries to lie to Manchin’s face about his bill, but it goes horribly wrong

The West Virginia Senator gave FOX’s viewers an important lesson they all need to hear about the historic deal awaiting a vote in the Senate.

Take Action: Tell Congress to pass the Transgender Bill of Rights!



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Democrats pull out HUGE 11th hour surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow!


2020 election denier and anti-LGBTQ bigot Eric Schmidtt wins nomination for Missouri’s Senate seat, defeating rapist Eric Greitens
Schmidtt has fought against the Affordable Care Act, tried to institutionalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination, and abused his position as AG to try and invalidate the 2020 election on behalf of Donald Trump.

Take Action: Demand Congress reform the extremist Supreme Court!


Senate passes long-sought bill to help veterans affected by burn pits
After several days of ceaseless shaming by Jon Stewart, Senate Republicans finally relented and passed the PACT Act by a wide 86-11 margin.

Take Action: Tell the Senate to legalize marijuana and pass the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act!


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Tudor Dixon comes out of nowhere to win GOP Michigan gubernatorial primary

The DeVos disciple rode a wave of dark money and the disqualification of five other candidates in an absurd signature fraud scandal to victory.


1/6 text messages wiped from phones of key Trump Pentagon officials
The Defense Department wiped the phones of top departing DOD and Army officials at the end of the Trump administration, deleting any texts from key witnesses to events surrounding the January 6, 2021 attack.


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Across America, climate change disasters are killing Americans and destroying their homes

EDF: Flooding, wildfires, bomb cyclones, polar vortexes — it’s all going to get worse unless we take action NOW! Can you chip in to help EDF fight for our planet’s future?


Florida schools ordered to disobey federal LGBTQ protections
Education commissioner Manny Diaz has put Florida teachers in a terrible position by ordering them to disobey federal law or else face potential lawsuits for violating state law if they don’t engage in targeted bigotry against LGBTQ+ children.


Credit card balances jump 13%, highest leap in over 20 years, as inflation outpaces wage growth
Soaring prices and slow, too-little-too-late wage growth are putting the crunch to American families. National credit card debt has ballooned to $890 billion — and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight as the Fed keeps aggressively raising interest rates and pushing the nation closer to the brink of recession.


An Ohio man quit his job as a teacher after six years to work at a Walmart because it pays $12,000 more per year
After decades of Republicans gutting teacher pay and propping up multinational corporations at the expense of American small businesses, some educators are being forced into box stores to support their families.


Biden admin okays $5 billion in missile sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
Peace activists are deeply distraught after the White House resumed the flow of deadly weapons to the authoritarian monarchies, fearing they will help prolong the catastrophic seven-year war that the Saudis have been waging against the people of Yemen.


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FLASHPOINT: China-Taiwan Pelosi visit tensions

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Today’s Action: Take action to help Kentucky flood victims!

Unprecedented flooding has taken at least 37 lives in eastern Kentucky since last Wednesday night, with hundreds more people still unaccounted for. By the end of this tragedy, thousands of families will have been displaced and their hometowns will never be the same. Some areas already walloped by last week’s storms are now flooding again. Gov. Andy Beshear warned that most of the survivors could “lose just about everything.” After hundreds of rescue missions, countless more remain. 

For us here at OD Action, this destruction is personal. Kentucky is our home base. It’s a region that is already disenfranchised, exploited, and bereft of proper support from negligent Republican legislators and corporate predators. Our friends and neighbors are without food, water, and shelter. Many of these people have no idea what their homes now look like, or if they even have homes at all. With more climate disasters surely on the way, the people of eastern Kentucky need our help to bounce back from this horrible tragedy as quickly as possible.

Make a donation to Gov. Beshear’s Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund or check out this verified Amazon wish list for flood survivors! Simply sharing donation links with your friends and family could make a huge impact.You can find even more ways to help here. Please pitch in however you can — it all makes a difference!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to tell Kyrsten Sinema to vote YES on Biden’s historic climate and healthcare bill, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


PA Supreme Court deals huge defeat to GOP

PA Supreme Court deals huge defeat to GOP

Demand Congress pass the bill to stop Republicans from trying to overturn ANOTHER presidential election!


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Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law is upheld by the state’s Supreme Court

The Republican effort to end no-excuse mail in voting in Pennsylvania was met with defeat on Tuesday with the state Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law. This allows all voters in the key swing state to cast ballots by mail in November and for other future elections.… [more]


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Democrats pull out HUGE 11th hour surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow!

PS — Please consider a small monthly contribution of as little as $5 to help us elect Democrats and fight back against the Trump-Republican agenda. We can’t do it without you. Keep fighting the good fight!


Biden fixes huge Trump misfire, kills top terrorist

Demand the NFL ban serial sexual predator Deshaun Watson!

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Trump had the chance to kill al-Qaeda’s leader but didn’t because he didn’t recognize the name, report says

The diabolical Egyptian doctor who turned from healing to killing and took over leadership of al-Qaeda has met his own grisly end, thanks to President Biden. Donald Trump apparently had the opportunity to take him out, but passed because the name brand wasn’t prominent enough.

Take Action: Demand the Justice Department investigate Jared Kushner for shady investments from the Saudis!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Democrats pull out huge 11th-hour surprise

It cannot be understated what a momentous coup this is!

Take Action: Add your name to fight back against the GOP’s racist gerrymandering!



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WATCH new online video series: Around the World with Richard Ojeda!

No Dem Left Behind: Episode 1: the fist bump heard round the world; Biden & MBS, what it really means…


Gun-wielding Capitol rioter Guy Reffitt gets longest Jan. 6 sentence
A Donald Trump fan from Texas who tried to storm the US Capitol while armed with a gun was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Monday after a judge denied the Justice Department’s request for a “terrorism enhancement” that would have resulted in a lengthier prison sentence.

Take Action: Tell Congress to end immunity for gun makers!


DeSantis, citing a 1947 law on crossdressing, seeks to revoke a restaurant’s liquor license after a video surfaced of children attending a drag brunch
The increasingly authoritarian Florida governor decided to embody his ostensible values of “small government” and “freedom” by trying to close down a restaurant for hosting an LGBTQ+ event.

Take Action: Tell Congress to pass the Transgender Bill of Rights!


Trump endorses “Eric” in Missouri Senate race featuring two men named Eric
In a classic Trump move, the disgraced ex-president attempted to hedge his bets by simply endorsing any and all “Erics” in the GOP Missouri Senate race. Both men, rapist Eric Greitens and former state attorney general Eric Schmitt, have claimed his endorsement.


Pelosi expected to make controversial visit to Taiwan over protests from Beijing and the Pentagon
The House speaker appears to be insistent on visiting Taiwan, which is sure to needlessly escalate tensions with Beijing. The Pentagon says the trip is “not really a good idea right now” while China’s military has vowed that it will not “sit idly by,” calling the move a violation of their sovereignty and the One China policy.


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President Obama’s US Treasurer has an answer to the crypto speculation fad

Unicoin: If you’re perplexed by the billions made and lost on crypto coins with no inherent value, you’re not alone. Former Obama official, Rosie Rios has helped launch Unicoin, which uses crypto technology to create coins tied to real companies with real value — and she’s giving them away free. OD Action subscribers can claim 100 free coins — no speculation, no strings attached — to get some crypto without the risk.


Major news organizations sue Texas Department of Public Safety for public records on Uvalde shooting
The news organizations have been fighting for weeks to obtain information on behalf of the public amid serial falsehoods and stonewalling from Texas officials in the aftermath of the horrific massacre.


Human rights groups and US join international outcry over Guatemalan journalist’s arrest
José Rubén Zamora, founder and president of the newspaper elPeriódico and a vocal government critic, was arrested at his home on Friday night, on various trumped-up charges.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to declare a climate emergency!


The US adds more firms to Iranian sanctions list
The Biden administration is mystifyingly trying to punish the firms selling Iranian oil to eastern Asia in an attempt to bully Tehran into rolling back their nuclear program…after Donald Trump tore up the agreement which had put a stop to it for good.


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Today’s Action: Get out the vote in the primaries!

This week’s primary slate is packed — Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Washington all vote today, while Tennessee votes on Thursday. We all know the biggest enemies of progress in America are Republicans, but it’s also been painfully clear that just a few bad Democrats can muck a LOT of things up for all of us. This is our chance to do something about it — to not just elect any Democrats, but to reshape the party with real progressives to advance our legislative priorities!

If you live in one of the SIX states voting today and don’t yet have a plan to vote, make yours now. If you have friends there, call and cajole them to the polls! Find out when your own state’s primaries will be held, and identify your current polling place here. It is absolutely critical to show up this year — and every year — to build a truly progressive future.

Every. Vote. Matters. Check your voter registration status and polling place to ensure you’re prepared for upcoming primaries and the midterms — and tell your network of like-minded friends and family to do the same on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, at the park, in the bleachers, in the pews, at the dinner table, and anywhere else you can!

No matter how unpopular Trump and the GOP seem to be, Americans are still dealing with extreme income inequality, incessant voter suppression schemes, worsening climate change, relentless attacks on reproductive healthcare, and the demonization of marginalized communities, because corrupt Republicans are regularly joined by a few bad-faith Democrats hellbent on protecting the status quo. Fortunately, we have some amazing progressives running for office this year — but they can’t win if we don’t show up!

If you’ve already voted or don’t have a primary coming up, civic engagement is still as important as ever. There are tons of online get-out-the-vote events happening that need your participation, like deep canvassing/phone banking training with Ohio Progressive Action Leaders tonight. You can filter through events here. No matter what you choose, your involvement can and will make a difference in this fight.

Every meaningful electoral victory shares a common thread: progressives turning out in full force on Election Day.

Check your voter registration status at odaction.com/vote and make sure you’re ready to do your part in upcoming primaries and the midterms to win Congress and more. Then share away on social media!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand the NFL ban serial sexual predator Deshaun Watson, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Veterans enraged after McConnell betrayal

Tell Mitch McConnell — you have blood on your hands! Do something about guns NOW!

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Veterans erupt in fury after the GOP kills burn pit bill out of sheer spite

Enraged that Democrats figured out how to overcome GOP obstruction to help people, the America First crowd has taken their revenge by screwing over ill veterans. That’ll show ’em?

Take Action: Demand Republicans stop sabotaging President Biden’s work to combat inflation!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jon Stewart goes viral excoriating Republicans over disgusting stunt

The beloved comedian tore into the GOP for revealing their true selves as selfish, cynical monsters.

Take Action: Tell Congress to pass the Equal Rights Amendment NOW!



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Kamala Harris SLAMS Republicans in MUST-SEE takedown

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow.


Sex trafficking suspect Matt Gaetz among 20 Republicans to vote against anti-sex trafficking bill
Gaetz has been under federal investigation since 2020 for having sex with a minor, and allegedly paying her to cross state lines, but what have the other 19 pro-sex trafficking Republicans been up to?

Take Action: Tell Biden to take executive action to get dark money out of politics!


Pelosi leads delegation to Asia as tension with China mounts
The House Speaker is tentatively scheduled to visit Taiwan, which China has warned will be seen as a violation of the U.S.-China Three Communiqués that govern the US’s relationship with the island.


Doug Mastriano under fire for relationship with anti-Semitic website and its neo-Nazi founder
The GOP’s extremist nominee for Pennsylvania governor has had a personal and financial relationship with Andrew Torba, founder of the white supremacist social media website Gab, which hosted the violent statement of Tree of Life Synagogue shooter who massacred 11 people.

Take Action: Demand Congress reform the extremist Supreme Court!


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Jan. 6 committee interviews Mnuchin as probe expands into Trump Cabinet

More rats fleeing Trump’s sinking shit.


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Ron Johnson: Wisconsin doesn’t need jobs or child healthcare

OD Action partner: The Trump Republican is a disgrace, and his constituents know it. Now is the time to flip this seat blue, but we all need to do our part to get it done!


Viral video shows Chicago police viciously beating 17-year-old Muslim teen
Hadi Abuatelah fled from a traffic stop — and was pummeled in the head when police finally caught up to him. The teen remains hospitalized and suffered fractures to his face, skull and pelvis and has swelling of his brain.


Justice Alito mocks foriegn critics over Roe v. Wade revocation
The robed troll took his war on women on the road where he literally added insult to injury for the tens of millions of Americans he’s helping to persecute.


Drugmakers are waging a ‘Hail Mary’ campaign to sink prescription drug price negotiation in reconciliation bill
The grasping, greedy, lowlife bloodsuckers who have spent the past two decades extorting sick Americans and destroying our communities with deadly opioids are once again pulling all the strings they can to make sure their heartless racket keeps going.


Trump goes 9/11 truther while defending Saudi golf tournament
The Whitewash Mohammed bin Salman’s Bloodsoaked Reputation Through Sports Tour, also known as the LIV golf tour, is taking place at Mar-a-Lago on Friday, much to the horror of 9/11 victims’ families. In response to their outrage, Trump claimed that “nobody’s gotten to the bottom of 9/11” despite having (correctly) previously blamed the Saudi government for playing a role in the deadly terror attacks.


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It just keeps getting worse

LOL

Hope…


Today’s Action: Get out the vote in the primaries!

 

A huge number of states have primaries next week — Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Washington all vote on Tuesday, while Tennessee votes on Thursday. We all know the biggest enemies of progress in America are Republicans, but it’s also been painfully clear that just a few bad Democrats can muck a LOT of things up for all of us. This is our chance to do something about it — to not just elect any Democrats, but to reshape the party with real progressives to advance our legislative priorities!

 

If you live in one of the SEVEN states voting next week and don’t yet have a plan to vote, make yours now. If you have friends in Maryland, call them and cajole them to the polls! Find out when your own state’s primaries will be held, and identify your current polling place here. It is absolutely critical to show up this year — and every year — to build a truly progressive future.

 

Every. Vote. Matters. Check your voter registration status and polling place to ensure you’re prepared for upcoming primaries and the midterms — and tell your network of like-minded friends and family to do the same on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, at the park, in the bleachers, in the pews, at the dinner table, and anywhere else you can!

No matter how unpopular Trump and the GOP seem to be, Americans are still dealing with extreme income inequality, incessant voter suppression schemes, worsening climate change, relentless attacks on reproductive care, and the demonization of marginalized communities, because corrupt Republicans are regularly joined by a few bad-faith Democrats hellbent on protecting the status quo. Fortunately, we have some amazing progressives running for office this year — but they can’t win if we don’t show up!

If you’ve already voted or don’t have a primary coming up, civic engagement is still as important as ever. There are tons of virtual Get Out The Vote events happening that need your participation, like virtual letter writing with DoTheMostGood and Swing Left/Vote Forward next Monday. You can filter through events here, but no matter what you choose — you’re making a difference in this fight. 

Every meaningful electoral victory shares a common thread: progressives turning out in full force on Election Day.

Check your voter registration status at odaction.com/vote and make sure you’re ready to do your part in upcoming primaries and the midterms to win Congress and more. Then share away on social media!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to tell Mitch McConnell to do something about guns, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.