Conservatives launch birther attack against Kamala

Tell the Senate: Don’t let Trump & McConnell exploit the pandemic to ram through more unqualified judges!


Top Stories for August 13:

“Birtherism 2.0”: Newsweek publishes racist op-ed questioning Kamala Harris eligibility for VP

The flagrantly racist accusation was billed as an academic inquiry but comes from a board member of the radically conservative Federalist Society and the head of National Organization for Marriage, an organization that exists to deny LGBT Americans the right to marry.

Take Action: Tell Congress to censure Trump for inciting racist hate against the Black community

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace debunks Trump’s attacks on Kamala Harris in blow to Republicans

The Republicans continue to scramble for an attack that will stick against Biden-Harris, and even Fox knows it.

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 adds Fox News doctor to virus team to drown out Dr. Fauci
The president is tired of listening to experts on the pandemic.

Take Action: Tell Trump to STOP contradicting Dr. Fauci with lies that could get people killed!

Trump says Postal Service needs money for mail-in voting, but he’ll keep blocking funding
The president complained about the problem he created as he works to sabotage USPS and November’s election.

Take Action: Contact your Members of Congress and tell them to fully fund the post office and reject Trump’s attempt to sabotage it.

Kanye West met with Kushner as rapper eyes 2020 election spot
Republicans aren’t even bothering to pretend that this is anything but using a mentally ill rapper as a racist ploy to syphon votes from Biden.

Florida’s GOP governor compares reopening schools to Navy SEALs killing bin Laden
DeSantis inadvertently reminded teachers, staff, parents, and student that they shouldn’t be forced into warlike conditions.

Election year is here!

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Tucker Carlson explodes after guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala’s name: “So what!?”
The white nationalist Fox host disrespected the vice-presidential nominee — and blew up when he got called out on it.

White House admits Trump lied about delivering $400 emergency unemployment aid
In fact, the president is slashing the emergency benefit in half.

Public defender who sat on opposite side of courtroom from Kamala Harris calls her “the most progressive DA in California”
“I grappled with this idea of defending a former prosecutor for a long time, but I have to say what I feel is right to set the record straight on Harris.”



Yes. Seriously.


Today’s Action: Get. Out. The. Vote.

Sen. Kamala Harris has joined Biden’s ticket, the delegates will officially nominate them (virtually) next week at the Democratic National Convention, and we all have 81 days to get out the vote to defeat Trump/Pence.

The pandemic + an under-funded USPS on top of standard GOP voter suppression +Trump’s deliberate strategy to steal the election by undermining absentee voting = we need every single Democrat pitching in extra volunteer efforts. We can win this, but there is NO time to waste in making it happen.

Phone banking!

Make calls to remind unregistered people in Democratic-leaning districts to register before their state’s deadline. Get registered Democrats to commit to showing up on election day. Remind folks to send in absentee ballots early. Share your personal values with on-the-fence swing voters. Help the Biden/Harris and priority Senate campaigns determine where to focus efforts by polling for current preference.

Conversations with voters is the most effective way to win an election! Sign up to phonebank through the Democratic Party, Indivisible, or SwingLeft!

Text banking!

You won’t use your own phone or your number, it’s all computer-based. And you won’t be alone – Indivisible guides you through the conversations at every step of the way. Send texts to all those folks who refuse to pick up their phones, but still need encouragement and guidance to register and commit to voting!

Sign up for a text bank training with Indivisible and then quickly get to work texting voters in swing states!

Letter writing!

Join the good folks of SwingLeft for a virtual letter-writing party with other progressives in your area, or go solo with the resources at Vote Forward! Letter writing is completely personal – sharing with others why voting this November matters to YOU. SwingLeft and Vote Forward provide you with the names and letter format you need to easily write down your story.

Help Vote Forward send 7 million Get Out The Vote letters by October 27! Or, join a virtual letter party with SwingLeft!

Don’t depend on others to put in the time, only to face another four years of Trump come November. When we say it will take every single one of us to defeat him, take back the Senate, and shed our country of racist gerrymandering, we truly mean ALL of us. Sign up to volunteer today!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop Trump & McConnell from exploiting the pandemic to ram through more unqualified judges, 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.