Gaetz teen sex scandal gets SO MUCH worse

Charge Rep. Matt Gaetz with sex trafficking and statutory rape!

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New reports reveal Matt Gaetz paid for sex, created a “game” of sexual conquests with other GOP lawmakers, and showed naked pictures of women on the House Floor

Two days after the revelation of a DOJ investigation into Gaetz’s relationship with a 17-year-old girl, arresting new details regarding the brash Republican congressman have emerged.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jen Psaki takes gloves off with Fox News reporter at press briefing

Hot tip — don’t come at Jen Psaki with silly questions. It’s just not gonna work.



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Get your invite to the year’s premier global climate change gathering

OD Action partner, 350.org: The Global Just Recovery Gathering is a three-day, fully online event with hands-on trainings, interactive workshops, and a powerful lineup of climate leaders, including Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Greta Thunberg, Patti Smith, and Malala Yousafzai.


Chauvin’s former supervisor testifies restraint should have ended much sooner
Retired Sgt. David Ploeger of the Minneapolis Police Department testified Thursday in the trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin that the force officers used against George Floyd went on too long and should have ended once Floyd was handcuffed and stopped resisting.

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MAGA riot suspect charged with using “electroshock weapon,” flagpole to assault DC police officer
Officials charged Daniel Rodriguez with using an “electric shock weapon” and a flagpole against Officer Michael Fanone of DC’s Metropolitan Police Department, who pleaded with the mob to spare his life during the riot.

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MAGA riot suspect charged with using “electroshock weapon,” flagpole to assault DC police officer
Officials charged Daniel Rodriguez with using an “electric shock weapon” and a flagpole against Officer Michael Fanone of DC’s Metropolitan Police Department, who pleaded with the mob to spare his life during the riot.


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Georgia GOP accused of illegally accepting in-kind contributions from an election integrity nonprofit

Two government watchdog groups have filed a complaint with the FEC accusing the Georgia Republican Party of taking money from True the Vote, a right wing nonprofit that’s fought to suppress and restrict voting rights in Georgia for more than a decade.


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Republicans pull horrific NEW stunt to steal 2022 elections

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


Kentucky legislature sends bill limiting no-knock warrants to Gov. Andy Beshear’s desk
More than a year after police officers killed Breonna Taylor in a botched forced-entry raid, the Kentucky legislature voted to pass a law that would limit the occasions where police can use no-knock warrants.


GOP rep’s family calls him out over insurrection in scathing Fox News ad
Three siblings of Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar say he’s one of the key instigators of the deadly attack on the Capitol carried out by pro-Trump insurrectionists ― and they want him held accountable.


Wisconsin gov asks court to force Trump and his cronies to pay $250,000 in legal fees over their bogus election lawsuits
Attorneys for Gov. Tony Evers called lawsuits that disputed the 2020 election results “meritless” and said they needlessly cost Wisconsin taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in litigation expenses.


Suspect arrested on hate crime charges over violent attack on Asian woman in NYC was out on parole
Brandon Elliot, 38, was previously convicted for murdering his own mother in 2002.


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Today’s Action: Plan a tweet storm

Congress is on recess through April 9, which means your Members of Congress are at their home offices, meeting with constituents and staff to discuss issues and gather opinions.

For the next week, it’s vital we hit up our MoC’s on major issues that need a little more support to cross the finish line. This week, we’ve featured a different way to get your MoC’s attention at the local level, including scheduling a one-on-one meeting, holding an event at their office, attending or planning your own Town Hall, and writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Next up…

Hold a Twitterstorm or phonestorm

Strength in numbers! Gather your friends, family, and community to swarm your MoC’s social media or phone lines about the same issue – because there’s nothing like a burst of energy and activity to get someone’s attention.

  • Choose your ask. Select ONE topic that your MoC needs to be pushed on. We suggest choosing from the following, which need major support in the coming weeks:
  • Twitterstorm. Select a two-hour window during business hours to invite your community to join you in tweeting at your MoC with your chosen ask. Be sure to communicate the Twitter handle of your MoC and your preferred hashtags in advance.
  • Or, use Indivisible’s handy Twitter storm tool in organizing your community, if your chosen topic is the THRIVE Agenda or Statehood for D.C.
  • Call Relay. Organize your community to call your MoC’s office on the same day with the same ask. Depending on the size of your community, you can choose a narrow window of time (ex: 2 hours) and sign folks up by 5 or 10 minute slots. Provide messaging in advance – don’t assume your community understands the issue as well as you do!

However you choose to participate in Congressional Recess, the important thing is to take action at least once. Democrats have the majority, but the filibuster ensures Republicans hold nearly as much power…so we have a lot of work ahead of us to make the big changes we want to see!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling film/tv execs in Georgia to stand against voter suppression laws, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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