Demand Merrick Garland punish Trump and his fans for threatening Jan 6 witnesses!


Top Stories for July 12:

Herschel Walker befuddles crowd with bizarre explanation on how China is taking all of our “good air” and giving us “bad air”

Spoken like a true airhead.

Take Action: Demand Congress save the Clean Air Act from Trump’s judges!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Pete Buttigieg demolishes Fox host live on TV

The Transportation Secretary went into enemy territory and defended our right to protest those who took our rights away from us.

Biden FIGHTS BACK on abortion rights

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: FINALLY.

A new dominant omicron strain in the U.S. is driving up cases — and reinfections
Some 31,000 Americans are hospitalized with the virus and the nation is averaging 300 deaths a day. We’re not out of the storm yet — wear your mask!

Take Action: Join Bernie and Liz Warren and demand a Social Security expansion!

Wildfire near Yosemite National Park threatens its largest grove of sequoia trees
2,340 acres are burning and the fire is entirely uncontained — and the fire threatens Yosemite’s famous Mariposa grove of giant sequoia trees.

Take Action: Demand Congress rebuff Trump’s SCOTUS and take climate change action NOW!

AOC calls on Senate to say whether Supreme Court justices lied under oath

The New York Congresswoman joined Rep. Ted Lieu in demanding the Senate address the perjury committed by Trump’s three SCOTUS justices during their confirmation hearings. “We respect the right of individual Justices to have their own views on various constitutional issues. But we cannot have a system where Justices lie about their views in order to get confirmed. That makes a mockery of the confirmation power, and of the separation of powers,” said the pair in a statement.

Take Action: Demand Congress impeach Justices Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, and Barrett for perjury!

U.S. health dept says doctors must offer abortion if mother’s life is at risk
The Biden administration extended a lifeline to doctors across red states, reminding them that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act demands that doctors administer an abortion to save the mother’s life — and that they’ll be protected legally from state laws that say otherwise.

Ron Johnson admits to trying to overturn the election results in 2020

OD Action Partner: Ron Johnson admitted to handing Pence a list of fake electors to overturn the election results. United Rural Democrats is committed to electing rural Democrats to office and voting out Trump sycophants like Ron Johnson. Democrats must win small town, main-street America to expand our governing power. United Rural Democrats is leading the charge and needs your help.

Steve Bannon’s contempt of Congress trial will not be delayed, judge rules
The notorious Republican operative and fascist ideologue was dealt a slew of defeats in court today, paving the way for his contempt of court trial next week — and hopefully some justice.

Right-wing religious hate group “Family Research Council” is now considered a church by the IRS
The well-funded extremist group filed for “association of churches” and can now use the same protections that churches have to shield themselves from financial scrutiny.

Musk’s Tesla stock sale windfall dwarfs Twitter loss

Well, that explains it. Musk is sitting on a cool $8.5 billion in cash from liquidated Tesla stock, which he managed to do without sparking investor panic with his kabuki show of trying to buy Twitter. Now all that remains to be seen is whether or not Twitter can make him pay for breaking the deal…

British SAS unit in Afghanistan killed 54 detainees and unarmed people in one tour
An investigation has discovered that special forces units operating in America’s Afghan War were executing civilians, planting weapons to justify their deaths, and competing with each other to see who could kill more. Of course, internal emails show officers at the highest level were aware of this barbarism and failed in their legal obligation to report it to military police.


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What in the wide world of sports?!


Today’s Action: Demand Congress save the Clean Air Act!

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling on West Virginia vs. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a clear and present danger to the future of our climate and our right to clean air. Corporations now have the legal precedent they need to prevent not only the EPA but all federal agencies from enforcing any regulations to keep our air clean, our waters clear, and our forests unpillaged. Coal barons and their Republican cronies want to prevent the EPA from ruling that more sustainable, low-carbon energy sources like wind, solar, and nuclear should be prioritized.

Now that the majority-conservative court has gutted the Clean Air Act, we need our legislators to pass it again as soon as possible. Since the Clean Air Act was first introduced 50 years ago, we’ve enjoyed vastly improved air quality and stifled pollution significantly— reversing it now will usher in an even quicker environmental decline and puts the entire world at risk.

Call (202.224.3121) or email your members of Congress and tell them we need the Clean Air Act!

Multiple studies have proven the Clean Air Act achieved a 78% decrease in certain pollutants and air quality improvement up to 73%. It’s lucky that we only have to imagine the world we would live in had the legislation not been enacted rather than live it. 

Even with the improvements from the legislation 50 years ago, we still had a long way to go to protect ourselves from intensifying climate disasters and the destructive effects of pollution. For the radical Supreme Court to kill one of the most basic environmental protections we have in place — and the fate of all environmental protections that exist or may exist in the future —  is criminal negligence. 

Call (202.224.3121) or email your members of Congress and demand they protect our most basic environmental protections with the Clean Air Act!


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