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Matt Gaetz and sex trafficking pal leave Venmo paper trail in plain sight

The embattled congressman’s days are most certainly numbered after he left a trail that is almost too moronic to fathom.

Take Action: Investigate Matt Gaetz for sex trafficking and statutory rape!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Matt Gaetz gets very bad news as attorney issues damning statement

The attorney for the Florida congressman’s trafficking pal Jole Greenberg bluntly stated he’s “sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today.”



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Lung expert testifies Floyd died from police restraint
The magnitude of testimonial evidence piling up against ex-cop Derek Chauvin cannot be overstated.


Gaetz’s office releases weird letter of support from the “women” who work for him without a single signature
The embattled Congressman trotted out his latest bizarre defense — and many were quick to notice a glaring problem with it.

Take Action: Add your name to support Rep Courtney’s bill to prevent workplace violence!


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CDC declares racism “a serious public health threat”

Also, water deemed wet.

Take Action: Tell Congress that we need Medicare for All!


Biden announces executive actions to curb gun violence “epidemic”
“Gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it’s an international embarrassment,” the president flatly stated.


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Biden crushes Republicans with HUGE announcement

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This is awesome.


Manhattan DA seizes records from Trump honcho’s ex-daughter-in-law
There’s always a paper trail.


Video shows Texas GOP official calling for “army” of poll watchers in Black and Latino areas
If you can’t beat them, terrorize them.


Joe Manchin says he won’t vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster
The West Virginia moderate reiterated that he would not vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster, all but dooming the chances of passage for several key Democratic priorities.

Take Action: Tell Senate Democrats: End the filibuster


Democratic governor in deep-red Kentucky signs bill to expand voting, bucking national trend
As Republicans in more than 40 states have pushed bills to restrict voting after Trump’s November loss, a markedly different story played out in deep-red Kentucky, where Gov. Andy Beshear signed a law mandating three days of no-excuse early voting, ballot drop boxes in every county, and an online portal to register for absentee voting, among other changes.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Congress to pass the Broadband Justice Act!


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Wow…

This is America…

Hope…


Today’s Action: Tell Biden you want the most progressive student loan forgiveness plan!

The Biden Administration is now reviewing what steps the President can take to forgive student loan debt without Congressional approval (which we almost certainly won’t get unless the filibuster is eliminated). Many progressives and moderates have joined hands in asking Biden to grant $50,000/student in loan forgiveness, the minimum needed to properly address this issue.

And Biden needs the push. Because although he is interested in addressing this issue, his current plan for $10,000 per-student falls drastically short of the problem. But we can get to him by putting the pressure on our representatives.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them to push Biden to support generous student loan forgiveness of $50,000 per student.

“Working your way through college” isn’t the solution it used to be. In the past decade, the costs of attendance have risen 25-29%, though the federal minimum wage has not budged beyond $7.25 since 2009. We have an entire generation crushed under the weight of skyrocketing education costs, now struggling even harder due to the pandemic.

The $1.7 trillion student debt crisis is not a problem for the elite – it lands solidly on the shoulders of the 43 million middle and working class young people. And, students of color are disproportionately impacted, so much so that cancelling student loan debt has been called a major civil rights issue.

Forgiving student loan debt tackles an economic stimulus and institutionalized racial inequities in one go.

It’s a win/win situation…if we can convince the President to think big!

Email or call your Members of Congress and demand they push Biden to support $50,000-per-student debt forgiveness!

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