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House Republican #2 repeatedly tries to discredit validity of Biden win

Rep. Steve Scalise repeatedly refused to say that the 2020 election wasn’t stolen, standing by Trump’s lie that Biden won the White House because of mass voter fraud.


National security expert Fiona Hill says MAGA Capitol riot was a “dress rehearsal”
We have been warned.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Congress to pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act to protect the White House from future Trumpian abuse!



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Virginia Republicans pull vile stunt to cheat ahead of election

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Unbelievable.


Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin intervened to block Trump from installing Ivanka at the World Bank
Ivanka Trump unsurprisingly emerged as a favorite to the then-president, who told The Atlantic that she would have been an excellent choice because “she’s very good with numbers.”

Take Action: Demand the Senate abolish the filibuster before McConnell uses it to wreck the global economy!


US Capitol Police whistleblower excoriates leadership for MAGA riot failures
A whistleblower identifying as a former high-ranking US Capitol Police official with 30 years of experience on the force excoriated the department’s leadership before, during, and after the deadly January 6 insurrection in a new letter to Congress.


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Facebook will “nudge” children and teens away from harmful content

Nudge, eh? That will surely work!

Take Action: Tell Facebook to end its algorithm that spreads disinformation NOW!


Democrats blocking Biden’s agenda represent some of nation’s poorest
Joe Manchin and Henry Cuellar’s districts have high rates of poverty and income inequality, but they nonetheless are holding up a crucial bill in Congress that would directly benefit working-class Americans.

Take Action: Call on Joe Manchin to support Biden’s reconciliation package!


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Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madison Cawthrone, and Lauren Boebert’s extremism costing them support from their voters

United Rural Democrats: New extremists in Congress are taking their districts for granted while delivering nothing for them. United Rural Democrats are organizing on the ground to shock Republicans by winning back Middle America. But they need your help!


Jan. 6 select committee preparing to urge prosecution of anyone who ignores subpoenas, Adam Schiff says
Four ex-aides and advisers to former President Trump — Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Dan Scavino, and Kash Patel — have all ignored requests for documents and testimony, at the request of the ex-president and his legal team.


North Carolina lieutenant governor won’t resign over disgusting anti-LGBTQ+ remarks
Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson called transgenderism and homosexuality “filth,” adding, ““and yes, I called it filth, and if you don’t like that I called it filth, come see me and I’ll explain it to you.”


Allen West, Texas GOP gubernatorial candidate, hospitalized with COVID-19
The unvaccinated tea party firebrand, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Texas, was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday and immediately began receiving monoclonal antibody treatments.


Taliban says US will provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
The US statement was less definitive, saying only that the two sides “discussed the United States’ provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people.”


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Celebrate the first federally recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

This past Friday President Biden issued a proclamation recognizing today as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a first for an American president. It comes after a long fight to refocus the federal holiday toward First Nation people, a welcomed contrast from the positions of past administrations.

Biden wrote in his proclamation, “For generations, federal policies systematically sought to assimilate and displace Native people and eradicate Native cultures. Today, we recognize indigenous peoples’ resilience and strength as well as the immeasurable positive impact that they have made on every aspect of American society.”

The decree is a great first step, but indigenous activists are still calling for more to be done. Despite being recognized, it is still not technically a federal holiday — though there’s a bill in Congress proposing it. Those in support of the holiday say federal recognition could bring attention to the extensive issues that still plague indigenous communities today, but advocates also point out that America has yet to truly make amends for the atrocities committed — past and present — against Native peoples.

Take a few minutes this Indigenous Peoples’ Day to write to President Biden and ask him to be the first president to formally apologize for the country’s treatment of indigenous people. While you’re at it, call (202.224.3121) or write Congress and tell them to pass a bill that federally recognizes Indigenous People’s Day! 

Some states have been celebrating the holiday with a focus on Native Americans since 1990. It’s time for the rest of the country to catch up.

Today, indigenous communities are still fighting for water, for healthcare, for land, for visibility — it’s well past time to support them in their fight. Our leaders need to walk the walk this Indigenous People’s Day and finally work to enact real change for Native communities.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Trump testify for January 6th committee, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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