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Acting Capitol Police chief tells lawmakers militia groups seek to “blow up the Capitol,” targeting Biden speech

Yogananda Pittman warned Congress that pro-Trump militia groups wanted to “blow up the Capitol and kill as many members as possible” with Biden’s State of the Union speech around the corner.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump and his network be prosecuted for their crimes.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Republican attempt to praise Louis DeJoy backfires spectacularly

GOP lawmakers pushing the ‘Big Lie’ about widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election praised the USPS for its mail-in ballot delivery success and the hyprocrisy did not go unnoticed.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to FIRE Louis DeJoy, the stooge Trump appointed to kill the post office!



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Texans get a dismal new surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Things just went from bad to worse.


Rand Paul embarks on transphobic screed to the face of trans Biden nominee
The junior senator from Kentucky made a mockery of medicine with this appalling display of bigotry.


Senate parliamentarian rules $15 minimum wage cannot be included in relief package
President Biden promised to support a stand-alone bill after a top Senate official ruled the long-overdue push to increase the minimum wage to $15/hour could not be passed by reconciliation.

Take Action: Tell President Biden: End the forever war


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Historic LGBTQ rights bill passes — after exposing GOP divisions

The House passed sweeping legislation on Thursday to ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, delivering a major victory to the LGBTQ community — while exposing an ugly rift in the GOP.


US launches airstrikes against Iranian-backed militants in Syria
The airstrikes are a response to recent rocket attacks against Americans in Iraq, including one in which a civilian contractor working with American forces was killed and several US service members were injured.


QAnon shaman whines: Trump “groomed” me and millions of other Americans
Fact check: True.


Trump’s tax returns and related records turned over to Manhattan district attorney
Tax records that the disgraced ex-president tried to keep secret for years are now in the hands of the New York district attorney after the Supreme Court denied Trump’s last-ditch effort to keep them private.


McConnell would “absolutely” support Trump if he got 2024 Republican nomination
Let’s be clear. If Attila the Hun, Josef Stalin, or Saddam Hussein promised to cut taxes for billionaires and appoint judges who would suppress the Black vote and deny women healthcare, they could count on McConnell’s support.

Take Action: Censure McConnell for voting to acquit Trump and then ADMITTING he was guilty!


Donald Trump Jr: My dad showed Republicans don’t have to “lose gracefully”
Insurrections and temper tantrums are apparently the new norm in the Grand Old Party.


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Today’s Action: Tell President Biden to sanction perpetrators of Uighur and Rohingya genocides!

For the past several years, we’ve witnessed two separate and horrific genocides against ethnic minority Muslim groups in East Asia:

Beginning in 2014, the Turkic Uighurs in China, millions of whom have been detained by the Chinese government in concentration camps – subject to physical and psychological torture, organ harvesting, and the criminalization of practicing Islam. Disgraced ex-President Trump did one good thing (yes, we said it) on his last day in office by labeling the situation an official genocide.

And beginning in 2017, the Arab-descendent Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, considered non-citizens by the Myanmar government, which has engaged its military to reduce Rohingyan villages to rubble and carry out mass killings, torture, and rape. The irony of this particular genocide is who was in charge: 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi. And although she was recently deposed by a military coup, her usurper, Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, is the man who ordered the genocidal actions.

These genocides must be stopped. Call or email your Members of Congress and demand economic sanctions against China and Myanmar in response to the Uighur and Rohingya genocides. Also: tell your MoC’s to encourage Biden to officially label Myanmar’s actions as genocide (which Trump refused to do).

We don’t think we need to convince anyone in the OD Action community that genocide is “bad.” But we are coming fresh off of an overtly Islamophobic administration, which had no interest in saving the lives of any Muslims…the number of lives lost without an ounce of official U.S. protest or pressure is impossible to know.

With Biden now in charge, it’s vital we rapidly build urgency on behalf of both Uighurs and the Rohingya, and demand the U.S. apply economic pressure and international scrutiny on the Chinese and Myanmar governments to cease their horrific ethnic cleansing and other human rights violations against these Muslim groups.

The Uighur and Rohingya Muslims desperately need help. Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and urge swift economic sanctions against China and Myanmar in response to their respective genocides.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling President Biden to close Trump’s concentration camps without delay, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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