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GOP senator likens women to endangered animals in ridiculous anti-abortion argument

Sen. Steve Daines publicly compared women and fetuses to sea turtles, eagles, and their eggs in an absolutely preposterous argument against protecting reproductive choice.

Take Action: Tell the Senate: We need Medicare for All!


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Jen Psaki smacks down disingenuous questioning from reporter

You’d think by now journalists would know better than to try going toe-to-toe with Biden’s press secretary.

Take Action: Make the Supreme Court follow the Federal Judicial Code of Conduct!



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Supreme Court’s bombshell Roe decision set to BACKFIRE

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow.


Lindsey Graham calls Biden “best person to have” as president in leaked audio
The Republican senator admitted the truth behind closed doors only to double down on ridiculous MAGA rhetoric in public.

Take Action: Arrest and prosecute Trump’s criminal allies now!


Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh killed covering Israel Defense Forces raid in West Bank
The respected journalist for Al Jazeera was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. Her producer, a reporter who was also shot, and video evidence all point to the Israeli army as the killers.

Take Action: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/389/024/136/?TAP=1751


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Key vote to protect access to abortion fails in the Senate

Once again, Joe Manchin joined a unanimous front of anti-choice Republicans, derailing Democrats’ efforts to preserve abortion access nationwide.

Take Action: Tell Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski: Losing Roe is YOUR fault — do something about it!


US identifies more than 50 Native American boarding school burial sites
The dark, violent history of the boarding schools — children were taken from their families, prohibited from speaking their Native American languages, and often abused — has been felt deeply through generations of families.


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Hakeem Jefferies has led the Democratic caucus in defense of abortion rights, voting rights, and our healthcare

Jefferies for Congress: Can you chip in to re-elect him and protect our progressive agenda?


Fertility experts warn that overturning Roe could have major repercussions for IVF treatments
If the GOP gets everything on its dystopian wishlist America could become unrecognizable overnight.


Judge nixes 1/6 plea deal after right-wing streamer “Baked Alaska” declares himself “innocent”
They’re not sending their brightest, folks.


New York judge lifts civil contempt finding against Trump and orders him to pay $110,000 in fines
Judge Arthur Engoron set several conditions that must be met by May 20 or he will restore the contempt finding and apply additional fines retroactively.


Sen. Josh Hawley declares war on Mickey Mouse with effort to strip Disney of copyright
The Republican Party’s pathetic war on Disney is escalating as they continue to ignore the real issues facing ordinary Americans.


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Ain’t that America?

No quiet on the Russian front

Hope…


Today’s Action: Tell Congress to expand and balance the Supreme Court!

With the recently leaked draft of the SCOTUS majority opinion set to gut Roe v. Wade, the fate of women’s reproductive rights in the United States is hanging by a fraying thread. Not so fun facts: five of the six conservative justices currently sitting on the Supreme Court were a) appointed by presidents who lost the popular vote when they first took office and b) confirmed by some of the slimmest Senate margins in US history. And that’s arguably not even the worst part.

In 2016, Republicans stonewalled then-President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for 293 days, refusing to hold hearings, and ultimately gifting the open seat to Trump in early 2017. Four years later, in the waning days of the 2020 election, Republicans jammed through a deeply unpopular Supreme Court justice in a historically short period of time. They succeeded by ignoring their own voters’ opinions, their own precedent, and their own committee rules — to the detriment of all other legislative needs, including pandemic relief. A court that should be a 5-4 left-leaning majority is now one completely unrepresentative of America.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your members of Congress and demand they support the expansion of the Supreme Court!

Changing the number of justices has precedent, would allow for more accurate representation, and is more necessary than ever. It’s not just abortion rights at risk if Roe v. Wade is successfully overturned. Part of Justice Alito’s ridiculous argument against protecting the right to abortion is that the right to privacy is not explicitly stated in the Constitution. This myopic, originalist argument would clear the way for multiple other precedents to be unraveled — same-sex intimacy, same-sex marriage, access to contraceptive care, and more.

It doesn’t stop at the judicial level. Conservatives across the country, emboldened by a radically imbalanced court, are systematically disenfranchising millions of voters and criminalizing abortion seekers. Expanding the court means protecting the voices of marginalized communities across the country.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your members of Congress and demand they restore balance and representation to the Supreme Court by expanding its numbers!

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