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GOP state party chair urges ‘reopen’ protesters to masquerade as health care workers

The Arizona Republican chairwoman told anti-lockdown protesters to falsely dress as healthcare workers to trick the media and win the messaging war.

Take Action: Demand Trump and the GOP tell their idiot supporters to stop endangering us all with their stupid, self-destructive protests!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump ends press briefing after reporter asks if he should be reelected after losing more Americans in six weeks than in the Vietnam War

The president’s horrific response has led to tens of thousands of avoidable deaths, and now he’s making the case that it’s a win.

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Senior Trump official mocks Kushner’s pandemic work: “Could be in his office just googling ‘coronavirus’”
Frustrated White House staffers are airing Trump’s spoiled son-in-law’s dirty laundry for the whole nation to see.

Take Action: Demand Kushner — Trump’s inept, unqualified son-in-law — be removed from the coronavirus response team!

President ignored intelligence daily briefing book that repeatedly cited virus threat
More than a dozen spy agencies’ warnings were included in ‘The President’s Daily Brief,’ a report that Trump routinely declines to read.

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Trump campaign lashes out over ‘Don’t defend Trump’ memo
The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s coronavirus strategy memo infuriated the embattled Trump team.

Irresponsible and unethical: Trump admin calls 10,000 IRS employees back to work but will not provide protective equipment
Trump’s failure to procure PPEs means IRS “employees are therefore required to bring personal face coverings for their nose and mouth area when they come to work.”

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Trump claims no responsibility for spike in poison control calls after publicly musing about bleach injections
The president said he claims no responsibility for the spike in calls to poison control centers after he suggested last week that injecting disinfectants could be used as a coronavirus cure.

Trump retweets conspiracy theory that media is inflating coronavirus mortality rates to ‘steal the election’
The president is peddling in despicable lies for self-gain as U.S. coronavirus fatalities approach 60,000.

McConnell dangles aid to states in exchange for limiting victims’ litigation rights
The Senate Majority leader wants to strip victims of their litigation rights in the wake of the pandemic.

Republicans, Democrats warn of coming financial calamity as Trump puts partisan spin on aid
The President’s callous attempts to paint the issue in partisan terms have been directly challenged by bipartisan a chorus of governors.

Experts say states easing restrictions too early may increase the US coronavirus death toll
Republicans continue driving their constituents toward death even as experts urge them to pump the breaks.

Top Manhattan ER doc commits suicide, shaken by coronavirus onslaught
The hospital’s emergency department head committed suicide after spending days on the front lines of the coronavirus battle.


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Today’s Action: Housing is a human right – rent relief during coronavirus

Nearly one-third of all renters failed to make rent on April 1st and 22 million workers are newly unemployed. Meanwhile, about 60 million people are still waiting for their one-time stimulus, and rent is due AGAIN this Friday.

It couldn’t be clearer that we need immediate emergency support for renters during coronavirus for our hyper-vulnerable working class and poor, and many middle-class renters who are now unemployed. It’s also clear that millionaires landlords and large real estate corporations (like Jared Kushner’s, which is carrying out disgusting predatory practices during coronavirus) can and should pause rent, late fees, and pause evictions – but won’t without government orders.

Call or email your state legislators AND Members of Congress and ask them each to create a rent-relief policy for the duration of the coronavirus emergency. Remind them that housing is a human right.

We must tackle rent relief at both the state and the federal level – because renters can’t wait. And we’re seeing examples in both places.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has introduced the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020 to Congress, which would cancel rent and mortgage payments nationwide during the pandemic, while simultaneously protecting landlords and land owners for income losses.

And in a state example, Gov. Carney of Delaware created a policy providing $1,500 of rent and electricity assistance to struggling families.

Coronavirus isn’t going away for a while – we’re expecting a resurgence this fall even greater than the present moment. Our leaders must act now to address the serious ongoing housing crisis and human rights issue tens of millions of Americans will face over the coming year.

Email or call your Members of Congress AND state legislators and demand they create or support rent-relief policy that lasts for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic. Refer Members of Congress to Rep. Omar’s Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act to get them started.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on White House medical experts to stop excusing Trump’s dangerous “advice”, 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.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.