Biden, Harris call ceasefire over death of Trump’s brother

Charge Trump's postmaster general for delaying the mail, a federal offense


Top Stories for August 17:

Biden and Harris call a temporary partisan ceasefire to allow Trump to mourn his brother

The Democratic candidates tweeted their condolences to the president after they heard of the passing of his younger brother Robert.

Take Action: Demand America guarantee healthcare as a RIGHT — like every other developed nation on the planet!

Pelosi calls House back to DC as Democrats set emergency postal hearing amid fears over delayed ballots
Members of the US House will return early from August recess to vote on legislation to prohibit any further changes at the Postal Service that could threaten mail-in voting.

Take Action: Tell Congress to intervene and stop Trump’s sabotage of the post office!

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Kanye ADMITS he’s helping Republicans siphon votes from Biden
It’s happening right out in the open.

Trump eyes in-person Putin meeting before November election
US officials have explored potential times and places for a Trump-Putin summit, including next month in New York, said people familiar with discussions.

Take Action: Demand an investigation into Trump for allowing Putin to pay Taliban fighters to kill US troops!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Joe Biden gets “Vetted”

The former VP showed that he has cool points that Trump could only dream of and a vision for the future that America desperately needs.

Trump eyes new unproven virus “cure”
The president alarmed health officials by pushing for the FDA to approve a dietary supplement embraced by Ben Carson and MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell despite any evidence it actually works.

Take Action: Tell Trump to STOP promoting false cures. They’re killing people!

Trump takes to Twitter to channel his grief over brother’s death… with campaign propaganda
As the president spent his morning tweeting out partisan attacks, the Democratic slate called a temporary halt to hostilities out of compassion.

Election year is here!

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Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb calls out Jared Kushner for comparing pandemic virus to the common flu
Gottlieb warned of dangerous, misleading comparisons between the pandemic and flu after Kushner made unverified, uncited claims on national TV.

Appeals court nixes Hillary Clinton deposition on emails in unanimous ruling
Apparently we’re still talking about Hillary’s emails because Benghazi.

Trump’s net worth has declined $300 million in the past year
The president’s net worth has declined $300 million in the past year to $2.7 billion, erasing 10% of his fortune since he took office.



Yes. Seriously.


Today’s Action: Tune into the Democratic National Convention – and take action while you watch!

The 2020 Democratic National Convention starts TODAY! And due to the pandemic, you can actually easily attend this year because it’s online and open to the public.

The convention isn’t just where our party votes to confirm our presidential candidate – it’s also where Democratic leaders gather to debate and formalize party and caucus platforms for the coming term.

Monday’s agenda includes (times in EST):

And while you’re observing our leaders discuss solutions to the biggest problems facing this country, or getting pumped up by inspiring speakers who remind us why we’re in this fight, why not put that energy to use by taking action during the convention?

WRITE LETTERS during the convention

Help Vote Forward write 7 million letters to Democratic-leaning non-voters in key swing states, urging them to turn out on election day. Vote Forward’s letters have about a 1% success rate, meaning you’re helping bring an extra ~70,000 Democratic votes in the states we need most – a HUGE impact! Can you write 20 while Michelle Obama cheers you on? Sign up here!

SEND TEXTS during the convention

If typing is more your forte, sign up to send text messages to unregistered or infrequent voters! Text banking is done on the computer (not on your phone) and the good folks of Indivisible make it easy for you with pre-built scripting and live feedback when you aren’t sure how to respond to a voter. Sign up here! Or, text directly from Joe Biden’s campaign – info here!

Personally, we’re planning to do both…but that’s just the type of #DumpTrump overachievers we are. See you all at the convention!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition charging Trump’s postmaster general for delaying the mail, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.