Florida governor snared in vaccine bribery scheme

Investigate Florida's corrupt governor Ron DeSantis for rampant abuse of power!


Top Stories for April 5:

Florida’s Republican Governor DeSantis rewarded Publix grocery chain with valuable vaccine contract after the grocery chain gave $100,000 to his PAC

Publix went on to neglect those in need to prioritize those connected to the governor.

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Alleged Q accidentally outs himself in HBO QAnon documentary series
Ron Watkins, the administrator of the internet image board 8kun (formerly known as 8chan), appeared to inadvertently out himself as Q in the final episode of HBO’s “Q: Into the Storm.”

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Donald Trump’s blasphemous Easter message draws furious condemnation
The former president’s deplorable holiday message went over on social media like a rotten Easter egg.

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Trump officials rewarded politically connected and untested firms with huge pandemic contracts
At this point, it would be more of a surprise if they hadn’t.

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Russia testing torpedo superweapon “Poseidon” at huge Arctic military outpost

It’s almost like there are consequences for four years of letting Vladimir Putin call the shots.

Russia testing torpedo superweapon “Poseidon” at huge Arctic military outpost
It’s almost like there are consequences for four years of letting Vladimir Putin call the shots.

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Republicans pull horrific NEW stunt to steal 2022 elections

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: We’ve reached the bottom.

Georgia Republicans supported voting buses and drop boxes — until Trump and the GOP started losing
To be clear, this isn’t about access or suffrage, it’s about making sure their side wins, no matter the cost.

Take Action: Tell Congress to stop Republicans’ voter suppression schemes. Pass the For the People Act!

Fox News host nails GOP senator on debt, spending hypocrisy
“Hasn’t the Republican Party, haven’t you lost your credibility on this issue?” Chris Wallace asked Sen. Roy Blunt, bluntly.

Corporations gave over $50M to voting restriction backers
State legislators across the country who have pushed for new voting restrictions, and also seized on Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud, have reaped more than $50 million in corporate donations in recent years.

Virus variant infecting school-age kids
Experts say vaccinations in the US are going extremely well — but not enough people are yet protected and the country may be at the start of another surge with a dominant new variant that appears to be causing more infections in younger people.




Today’s Action: Tell the Senate to pass HR 1, the For The People Act

In the wake of losing both Senate seats and electoral votes for Trump, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed into law a slew of voter suppression policies that overtly target Black voters and Democratic urban areas.

The laws include a reduced time period for requesting ballots, a near-eradication of ballot drop boxes and mobile voting centers, strict voter I.D. laws, an expansion of early voting in small (right-leaning) counties but not large (left-leaning) ones, and making it illegal to pass out food and water to voters waiting in long lines…

…because they say banning snacks will help prevent voter fraud? Nah, it’s just racist excuses to deter Black voters any way possible.

The Senate MUST pass the For The People Act to undo these and approximately 250 other racist voter suppression policies being currently considered by state legislatures across the country.

Call or email your Senators and urge them to pass the For The People Act of 2021 (even if it takes eliminating the Jim Crow filibuster to do it). Then, sign up to text bank TODAY or TOMORROW with New Georgia Project to encourage other voters to do the same!

The For The People Act is a sweeping upgrade of election accessibility, transparency, and security. It has already passed the House and has been introduced in the Senate as S.1. In other words, Democrats have labeled election reform as their #1 priority.

But, the filibuster stands in the way of its passage in the Senate…so even if your Senator is already on board with S.1, they need your calls to feel the heat on abolishing the filibuster to pass it.

With Democrats in control, we must prioritize and empower BIPOC people by eliminating racist obstacles to voting, and overcome every procedural blockade the GOP throws at us to stop it from happening.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and tell them NOW is the time to repair our bruised democracy. Demand they support and pass S.1, For The People Act of 2021 by any means necessary. Next, sign up to text bank with New Georgia Project TODAY OR TOMORROW to spread the word to other voters!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to investigate Ron DeSantis for rampant abuse of power, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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