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Kavanaugh and letter

A classmate of Kavanaugh’s accuser blows a huge hole in his denials with viral post
The saga of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee’s sex assault scandal takes a dramatic turn.

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Trump embarrasses himself with inappropriate remarks to Hurricane Florence victims [WATCH]
Even the assembled reporters were taken aback by the president’s tone-deaf “consolation” to the survivors.

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Obama and Solar Energy
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Exasperated Trump

The Justice Department makes a bold countermove to Trump’s latest attack on Russia probe
The Republican president is making a desperate bid to save his skin, but law enforcement has other ideas.

Take Action: Sign the petition to stop Trump from firing Special Prosecutor Mueller!

A top Delaware Republican official quits over nomination of Trump fan for Senate
His scathing resignation letter leaked, airing the party’s dirty laundry for all to see.

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Spanish royals and Trump

A new report reveals the mind-blowingly stupid advice Trump gave to the Spanish King and Queen
The Spanish monarchs were doubtlessly left dumbfounded by his novel solution to their immigration woes.

Former FBI agents give Kavanaugh very bad news about the sexual assault accusations against him
Ex-agents familiar with the process just poured cold water on Trump and his nominee’s excuses.

A Colorado Democratic candidate reveals horror stories of bullets and harassment
The price of being a woman running for office was just made disturbingly clear.

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Today’s Action: Tell Congress to address the national prison strike’s demands

Our industrial prison complex (the largest in the world) is a profit machine, built on the backs and livelihoods of 2.3 million prisoners. Prison labor exists in almost every industry, from customer service to carpentry, farm labor to video production. For this work, which brings state and federal prisons (including many privately owned) billions of dollars each year, most prisoners earn less than a dollar per hour — and in some states are entirely unpaid.

Our government encourages this cheap labor, disproportionately men of color ensnared by racialized incarceration rates, which many activists are now calling a “modern-day slavery.”

In response, this past month, we witnessed one of the largest prison strikes in history. Inmates in at least ten states held vigil and struck peacefully against unpaid labor, unsafe and unsanitary living conditions, unfair sentencing, and lack of representation. The strike is over — but their ten demands for reform  remain.

Call or email your members of Congress and urge them to take action on the national prison strike’s ten demands for change. Tell Congress to stand up against our modern-day slavery system.

Last week, a prison in South Carolina refused to move its inmates during Hurricane Florence’s mandatory evacuation, a horrifying decision to those who remember thousands of New Orleans prisoners abandoned, locked up in pitch darkness, chest-deep in water, and no food or drinking water for days after Hurricane Katrina (and an estimated 517 died). In 2017, Hurricane Harvey left Texan prisoners knee-deep in sewage for nearly two weeks.

And this type of disgusting neglect doesn’t just happen during storms: prisons cut safety and sanitary corners every day to increase profit margins on their contracts. And most horrific is the epidemic death toll: in the past two months in Mississippi, ten inmates have died in their cells…and the causes of death are unclear.

Here’s the final insult: most incarcerated individuals lose their access to vote, their ability to fight against this gross mistreatment completely stifled. Which is why those who can vote must now lend supportive voices to these issues.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your members of Congress and demand they take action on the national prison strike’s ten demands for reform. Urge Congress to stand up against racialized sentencing, inhumane conditions, and our modern-day slavery system.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to stop Texas’ attempt to erase Clinton and other progressives from history books, 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.


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