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Trump’s own health expert shuts down his nonsense at White House coronavirus event

The medical professionals were not about to let Trump make things worse with his disinformation.

Take Action: Trump fired America’s pandemic response team. Demand he reassemble it to confront the coronavirus pandemic immediately!

Super Tuesday cheat sheet: everything you need to know
One-third of delegates are up for grabs as 12 states and a territory head to the polls.

Take Action: Confirm your polling location and be sure to VOTE!

Check out this week’s episode: Trump’s sickening response to coronavirus is the real plague

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Trump turns his back on Fox News and accuses them of supporting Democrats
The president abruptly went at his loudest cheerleaders in a furious Twitter tirade.

Trump official embeds debunked climate denial in scientific research
The delusional denial of reality is a grave threat to all of us.

Take Action: Demand conservative leaders acknowledge reality and act to combat our climate crisis!

GOP congressional candidate for tweets coronavirus conspiracy theory
Dangerous disinformation continues to spew from Republicans, even with lives on the line.

Mueller Memos Part 6: What witnesses told investigators about Trump and Russia
BuzzFeed News sued the US government under the Freedom of Information Act for the right to see all the work that Robert Mueller’s team kept secret. This is the sixth installment of the FBI’s summaries of interviews with witnesses.

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White House withdraws nomination of Defense official who questioned Ukraine aid freeze
Elaine McCusker was nominated late last year to be the Pentagon’s comptroller.

Supreme Court to hear case over constitutionality of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Trump is siding against the government in an effort to dismantle the agency that Elizabeth Warren envisioned.

Lawmakers criticize Betsy DeVos after rule change slashes funding for more than 800 rural schools
“With this decision, Trump and DeVos earn yet another ‘F,’” Rep. Carolyn Maloney says.

Trump’s crony in Homeland Security refuses to quit after judge rules he was illegally appointed
The president’s point man for deportation and immigrant cruelty is causing a stir with his defiance.

New report reveals Texas has closed over 700 polling places over past few years
Voting rights activists say that the closures are disproportionately affecting Democratic-leaning districts.


Today’s Action: Take Action on Coronavirus and Trump, Part 2

Today, we’re looking at Trump’s funding request to Congress to address the spread of coronavirus to the United States. Predictably, for a man who first called the disease “the new hoax,” and then suggested we just use a flu vaccine to cure it, it’s about as bad as you would expect.

Trump wants Congress to allocate $2.5 billion toward combating the spread of coronavirus, but even Republicans are complaining this is too low. We need a clean emergency funding bill at the right price and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is calling for $8.5 billion.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them to support a clean emergency funding bill that fully covers projected costs of combating the spread of coronavirus (Chuck Schumer suggested $8.5 billion), without stealing funds from other life-saving programs or including any unrelated riders.

Of this $2.5 billion, Trump wants $535 million to come directly out of Ebola response funding, another urgent global health issue, especially in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Do we need to point out the ‘America First’ methodology (AKA racism) behind this particular reallocation? An additional $37 million would come from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program…which will cut heating for about 750,000 low-income families, many still in the dead of winter.

A clean emergency funding bill doesn’t just keep other programs intact as-is; it also guarantees Trump can’t later reallocate coronavirus funding to other programs he’d rather spend money on. Sound familiar?

Public pressure is vital at this key time for curbing the impact of coronavirus – and it’s also effective! Days after Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced he couldn’t guarantee an affordable vaccine, he was forced to walk it back and promise otherwise.

Make your calls. And then remember to wash your hands for twenty seconds, because phones tend to collect germs! (For more helpful tips, click here.)

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand a clean emergency funding bill for coronavirus that fully covers projected costs (Chuck Schumer recommends $8.5 billion), without taking funding from other programs or attaching riders that aren’t related to coronavirus.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Congress to reject Trump’s dangerously cruel 2021 budget proposal, 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.


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