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Biden takes Texas to court over abortion ban

The president is arguing that District Judge Robert Pitman should halt Republicans’ draconian law and restore women’s choice over their own bodies.

Take Action: Repeal the horrific Texas abortion ban NOW!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Kyrsten Sinema sinks herself with disgusting comment

The backstabbing Senator made clear she doesn’t care what the people want.



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Texas’ abortion ban suddenly set to BACKFIRE on Republicans

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow.


Pelosi delays vote on trillion-dollar infrastructure bill after hours of negotiations
Democrats need to strike an agreement on separate, much larger social safety net and climate legislation before progressives will join the vote.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to cancel Trump’s deadly Line 3 oil pipeline!


Biden signs bill to avert government shutdown, funds government through Dec. 3
Congress passed the bill earlier in the day and the president signed it into law shortly after, with less than five hours to spare.


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Alex Jones found liable in two Sandy Hook conspiracy theory lawsuits

Good.


Joe Manchin, America’s climate decider-in-chief, is a coal baron
The idea of eliminating fossil fuels is “very, very disturbing”, Manchin said in July when specifics of Biden’s climate agenda surfaced.


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America’s race crisis through the lens of one man and his dog

American Refugee: A black man walks his pit bull through a white neighborhood. What could go wrong? LISTEN.


Alabama governor defends plan to use relief funds to build prisons
She was given money to help her constituents and is using it to lock them up.


Fact check: Did the Marine who Trump brought on stage at rally actually hoist a baby over a wall at Kabul airport?
We’ll give you one hint, the answer rhymes with low!


Louis DeJoy to slow down some mail delivery starting today
Reminder: it is a crime to inhibit delivery of the mail, so the actions of Trump’s USPS chief are criminal.


Rep. Dan Crenshaw fined $5,000 for skirting house metal detector
Republicans tasked with making laws think they’re above it.

Take Action: Tell Congress to expel Madison Cawthorn!


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Ending the federal prohibition on cannabis? Not possible with the filibuster in place!

Crucial legislation is still being stopped before it even has a chance to be debated by Mitch McConnell’s minority veto (AKA the filibuster), and it’s putting legislation that could dramatically change the lives of millions of Americans — including the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, which is still building up support.

The bill would legalize cannabis at a federal level and help regulate it, which is a huge step in granting freedom to nonviolent offenders, ending the war on drugs, and relieving capacity in the prison system. It doesn’t make sense for someone in California or Illinois to be in possession of a significant amount of THC legally, while someone with that same amount of substance in another state could be imprisoned.

We can’t fix any of it with the filibuster in place.

Call (202.224.3121) or write your senators and call for an end to the filibuster and their support of Schumer’s Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act! 

Legalizing marijuana doesn’t just help those incarcerated for possession – it helps those ‘merely’ arrested or convicted for possession as well, which can lead to lost employment, ineligibility for public housing, suspended drivers licenses, and restrictions on student loans.

And the racial disparities in marijuana-related arrests are well-known; a black person is anywhere from four (national average) to fifteen times (in certain areas) more likely to be jailed than a white person in our country. The filibuster has been historically used to uphold racist Jim Crow laws, so it’s not surprising it’s still being used to deepen racial disparities today.

We’re long overdue for a national overhaul of marijuana laws, if only for how our government and police forces have weaponized it, targeting our most vulnerable and oppressed communities.

Call (202.224.3121) or write your senators to tell them to eliminate the filibuster and co-sponsor the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition for a primary challenge to Kyrsten Sinema, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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