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Texas Republicans declare Biden election illegitimate, call homosexuality an “abnormal lifestyle choice”

Texas Republicans formally rejected President Biden’s 2020 election as illegitimate and adopted an official party platform declaring homosexuality an “abnormal lifestyle choice.”

Take Action: Tell the Senate to pass the Equality Act for Pride Month!


House 1/6 committee member Adam Kinzinger and his family receive execution threats
GOP Rep. Kinzinger received a mailed letter threatening to “execute” him, his wife, and their 5-month-old child for his role in uncovering the truth about Trump’s insurrection.

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



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Don’t miss out on DAY 4 of the January 6 Committee hearing TOMORROW

Brian Tyler Cohen: Tune into Brian Tyler Cohen’s livestream starting at 12pm ET/9am PT. Click on the image below and hit “NOTIFY ME” to be reminded when the free stream begins.


Massive, widespread heat wave compounds energy cost challenges for millions
Sweltering heat and humidity have hit large parts of the US where many low-income families are also facing “catastrophic” high energy costs.

Take Action: Tell Congress to pass paid family leave and affordable child care!


Juneteenth is a federal holiday, but in most states it’s still not a day off
One year after President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, 26 states have not authorized the funding that would allow for state employees to take the day off.


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World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

FINA members voted 71.5% for a new “gender inclusion policy” that permits only swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events and announced proposals for a new “open competition” category for transgender athletes.

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


House 1/6 probe setting its sights on Pence, Ginni Thomas
Trump’s former vice president and Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife have some serious explaining to do.

Take Action: Tell Congress to pass the Judicial Ethics and Anti-Corruption Act!


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Dreamers and immigrants are facing a barrage of threats from Trump’s rigged courts

OD Action Partner: The National Immigration Law Center is leading the fight to protect Dreamers and immigrants from hateful attacks and threats to their livelihoods. If you’re able, please chip in to support their crucial work!


Fox News to pay $15 million settlement to ex-host who called out gender pay gap
Melissa Francis was taken off the air after calling out Fox News’ gender pay disparity, prompting a state investigation into the “news” network’s discriminatory pay practices.


Former aide says Trump privately acknowledged he lost 2020 election
Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former White House aide, heard the disgraced ex-president privately admit that he lost the election, at one point blurting out, “Can you believe I lost to this guy?” while watching TV.


Republican Roger Marshall, the Senate’s only OB-GYN, caught pushing dangerous misinformation about the abortion pill
Sen. Roger Marshall is “hiding behind his doctor’s degree” to try to scare women about medication abortion, fellow Sen. Tina Smith, a former Planned Parenthood executive, said.


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Only in America

What in the world?

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

There are four primaries taking place TOMORROW — Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and Virginia. 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 TOMORROW and don’t yet have a plan to vote, make yours now. If you have friends in those states, 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, relentless attacks on reproductive care, and the demonization of marginalized communities, because corrupt Republicans are regularly joined by a few bad-faith Democrats. Fortunately, we have some amazing progressives running for office this year. But they can’t win if we don’t show up.

If you have free time today, sign up for a virtual letter-writing shift with DoTheMostGood to motivate infrequent voters to participate in November’s election!

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!

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