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Biden responds on how to deal with “trespassers” after Trump refuses to say he’ll leave if he loses

The Democratic candidate issued the perfect response to the president’s stubborn rejection of American norms.

Take Action: Commit to electing Joe Biden and ending America’s national nightmare!


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Trump loses his patience as Chris Wallace calls out his dismal response to the outbreak

The president continued to press his widely debunked claim that American case numbers are only higher because of widespread testing.

Take Action: Demand Trump establish a nationwide testing system so we can find out the truth of the pandemic!


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump’s bombshell move set to take down entire GOP
Things just went from bad to worse for the Republican Party.


Trump planning expanded federal invasion of American cities
Chief of staff Mark Meadows suggested the deployment of federal troops in Portland was only the beginning of the president’s efforts to quell “unrest” amidst nationwide protests.

Take Action: Tell Congress to condemn and STOP Trump’s cowardly attacks on peaceful protesters!


“It’s not the hardest test”: Chris Wallace disses Trump over cognitive test results he brags about
The Fox News Sunday host took the test too and was unimpressed by the president’s “unbelievable” achievement.


Trump waives federal regulations to expedite border wall construction in Rio Grande Valley
The announcement is the latest in a series of ill-advised plans threatening environmentally sensitive areas.

Take Action: Tell Congress: Stop Trump stealing vital funds to build his stupid, environment-destroying border wall!


The end of $600 unemployment benefits later this month will hit millions of households and the economy
GOP lawmakers are looking to reduce any extension of supplemental benefits, which have been a lifeline for more than 30 million people across the United States.

Take Action: Contact your Members of Congress and tell them to extend expanded unemployment benefits in the next emergency response bill.


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Joni Ernst: If Trump has a Supreme Court nominee, Senate should hold hearings even in a lame duck session
The GOP senator from Iowa, who stonewalled President Obama’s efforts to fill a vacancy in early 2016 nearly a year before his term expired, even suggested a lame-duck Trump appointment after November’s election would be reasonable.


NAACP to hold virtual “March on Washington” to press for police accountability
The Aug. 28 event will mark the 57th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington.


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Today’s Action: Tell your Governor to resist Trump’s agents who are kidnapping protesters

The past week in Portland, OR, we’ve watched in horror as Department of Homeland Security (DHS) troops invaded protests against police brutality, on Trump’s orders. In camo and tactical gear, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agents are pulling protesters off the street and into unmarked vans with no explanation, and departing for undisclosed locations. They have also used tear gas on hundreds and shattered the skull of a peaceful protester.

These are grossly unconstitutional actions – but the threat of “unconstitutional” hasn’t stopped Trump in the past. In fact, Acting Deputy of DHS Ken Cuccinelli says he wants to take this tactic nationwide.

Call or email your Governor and demand they resist Trump’s plan to send federal troops into your state’s protests. Follow with a call or email to your Members of Congress, and tell them to support Sen. Jeff Merkley’s amendment to the Defense Authorization Act to limit the deployment of federal troops. 

Trump’s invasion came as protests were already de-escalating – making it perfectly clear that this was a publicity stunt (which, again, shattered at least one person’s skull). But Trump is heading into November’s election in desperate need for good publicity. How many more protesters will be injured, how many constitutional rights obliterated, before his poll numbers look better?

What’s happening in Portland is deeply disturbing, yet another boundary-breaking test for how far Trump can go in suppressing the opposition. And with Trump already saying he won’t commit to conceding the election if he loses, imagine the opposition – and the unconstitutional federal response – we’ll have at that point. Unless we call out this dictator and fight him now.

Email or call your Governor and tell them to keep Trump’s unlawful, violent federal troops out of our protests for justice. Then, email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand their support of Sen. Jeff Merkley’s amendment to the Defense Authorization Act to handcuff Trump’s ability to send out more troops.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for the UN to send in independent monitors to stop Trump from stealing this election, 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.

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