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Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court in historic vote

Top Stories for April 8:

Mitt Romney is only Republican to clap for Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation as his GOP colleagues storm out

Most Republicans couldn’t even muster up the decency to stay for a few extra minutes to honor the historic appointment of the Supreme Court’s first female Black justice.

Take Action: Demand Congress impeach Clarence Thomas!

Trump’s social media site CEO Devin Nunes crumbles on Fox News

The former congressman was unable to answer the hard questions and fell apart as the segment proceeded.

Rep. Raskin on whether Ginni Thomas will be called to testify

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow…

Manhattan DA reveals that Trump criminal investigation is continuing
Rejecting suggestions he has lost interest in going after Donald Trump, the Manhattan district attorney said a criminal investigation into the former president is continuing “without fear or favor.”

Texas teacher faces losing her job over rainbow stickers in class
The Republican war on the LGBTQ community is already taking a toll.

Mitch McConnell refuses to condemn Republican candidate accused of heinous crimes

Asked about Eric Greitens, who was accused of blindfolding a woman, tying her up, blackmailing her with nude photos, and coercing her into sex acts, the top Republican said that electibility is up to voters.

Take Action: Demand US companies stop advertising on Fox News!

Two DC men charged with impersonating feds, several Secret Service agents placed on leave
The men, who convinced real government officials that their fake employment was legitimate, allegedly began their scheme in February 2020.

Democrat delivers for Texas families ignored by the GOP

OD Action partner: While the GOP wastes time trying to ban books and strip away our rights, Democratic Rep. Veronica Escobar is laser-focused on helping working families — and she’s getting results.

Flood of lawmakers test positive for COVID-19 after Supreme Court vote
We aren’t out of the woods just yet.

Alabama passes draconian law criminalizing gender-affirming care for trans teens
Not even destroying the lives of children is too steep a price for Republicans in their culture war crusade.

Congress skips town without passing COVID relief
Congress punted once again on a massive pandemic belief package, leaving President Joe Biden’s administration in limbo on one of its top requests from Congress this spring.

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Unpublished report reveals that more than 10,000 DHS employees say they have experienced sexual harassment or sexual misconduct
The shocking, unpublished federal watchdog report was obtained by the Project On Government Oversight and exposes a culture of mass abuse.


The United States of Are You Kidding Me?

Grim tidings from abroad


Today’s Action: Pass the Equality Act and deliver LGBTQ+ federal protections!

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Florida’s abominable “Don’t Say Gay” legislation into law last week in another devastating setback in the quest for real LGBTQ+ rights. The law is explicitly designed to muzzle LGBTQ+ kids and their supporting adults, forcing them back into the closet out of fear that any wrong move could land them in serious legal trouble — and its passage only promises to spawn more oppressive legislation from state lawmakers elsewhere.

At least 238 bigoted bills have made the rounds in state legislatures this year so far, including ones that criminalize doctors and parents for providing gender-affirming (and potentially life-saving) care. Idaho lawmakers even threatened to jail librarians who “let” minors check out “harmful” materials (the only content mentioned was LGBTQ+, of course.) This draconian legislation is not just simply denying basic protections to LGBTQ+ people, it is allowing and encouraging power-hungry GOP ringleaders to wage war on their very existence. Enough is enough.

Call (202.224.3121) or email your senators and tell them to join 72% of Americans in supporting H.R. 5, the Equality Act! If they’ve already co-sponsored the bill, thank them — and urge them to stop at nothing to pass it!

Every day that we delay, our LGBTQ+ communities will continue to face hostile living and work environments without proper legal recourse. Being an LGBTQ+ youth can be scary, especially without a supportive community — in some cases it could literally mean the difference between life and death.

Conservatives have been scapegoating and persecuting the oppressed for centuries under the guise of religious freedom. The ability to persecute others is not something that makes America “free.” What is important is the ability for all, regardless of identity, to live an equitable life. We clearly have a long way to go to fulfill that promise.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your senators and demand they pass the Equality Act!


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