Tell the House to pass Biden’s historic climate and healthcare bill ASAP!


Top Stories for August 11:

Beto O’Rourke shreds heckler for laughing about Uvalde: “It may be funny to you, motherf*cker, but it’s not funny to me”

Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke had a blunt response for a heartless heckler who laughed during a discussion of the Uvalde massacre victims and the weapons that killed them — and the crowd loved it.

Take Action: Tell Congress to end immunity for gun makers!

Donald Trump humiliates himself at sworn deposition

The disgraced ex-president, who has repeatedly attacked people for pleading the Fifth Amendment in the past, invoked his right to not self-incriminate more than 400 times yesterday. Roll the tape!

Ron Johnson is the worst of the worst

Working Families Party: Insurrectionist? Check. White nationalist? Check. Anti-abortion extremist? Check. Anti-vax maniac? Check. Hellbent on gutting Social Security and Medicare? Check. Mandela Barnes is going to send Johnson packing — but he needs your help to do it. Can you chip in to help expand our Senate majority and send Barnes to Washington?

President Biden signs historic bill expanding healthcare benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits
The bill, dubbed the PACT Act, is the most significant expansion of veterans’ healthcare and benefits in more than 30 years and a deeply personal issue for the president. His son Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015, at age 46. President Biden has said he believes Beau’s cancer was linked to exposure to burn pits during his deployment in Iraq in 2008.

Indiana cops arrest “anti-police” town board candidate on bogus charges to derail bid for office
The trumped-up charges have since been dismissed by the local prosecutor, but the cops have yet to be held accountable for this gross abuse of power.

Take Action: Tell the Senate to end “blue slips” and fill EVERY judicial vacancy ASAP!

Informant tipped off investigators about withheld documents at Mar-a-Lago

The FBI raid of the disgraced ex-president’s Mar-a-Lago compound was prompted in part by a tip to investigators regarding additional classified documents improperly withheld inside.

Take Action: Prosecute Trump for stealing classified documents from the White House!

CEO posted crying selfie after layoffs to show execs are “normal people” too
Sure, the fired workers will have to find new jobs to keep their housing, feed their families, and pay their bills, but let’s all take a moment to acknowledge the brave man behind the layoffs for having baseline human emotions, too.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to rein in outrageous CEO pay now!

Pete Buttigieg SHREDS Republicans in must-see takedown

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Perfect.

Department of Justice obtained Mar-a-Lago surveillance tapes after subpoenaing Trump Organization
Federal investigators obtained CCTV footage from inside Mar-a-Lago earlier this year before requesting a search warrant for the disgraced ex-president’s compound, part of a long-running effort to recover government property — some highly classified — that Trump illegally removed from the White House in 2021.

Majority of Uvalde law enforcement officers never had active shooter training
Yet somehow the impotent and criminally ineffectual force managed to siphon off 40% of the city’s budget.

Gov. Greg Abbott appoints officer indicted for aggravated assault against George Floyd protesters to police regulatory agency
In the fascist hellscape that is today’s GOP, documented instances of brutality and racism apparently serve as crucial resume builders.

Judge who signed Mar-a-Lago search warrant is doxxed, flooded with death threats
Far-right extremists on pro-Trump message boards and social networks are making violent, antisemitic threats against the judge who reportedly signed the warrant that allowed the FBI to search the serial conman’s Florida compound.


The USA, today

The Daily Planet


Today’s Action: Write your representative and demand they pass the Inflation Reduction Act!

The Senate just passed President Biden’s historic climate change and healthcare bill at breakneck speed (by Washington standards), right before their month-long August recess. We must now seize that momentum and push the bill through the House and onto the president’s desk just as fast!

Dubbed the “Inflation Reduction Act,” the bill contains the largest climate investment in US history — $369 billion! — and staves off disastrous health insurance premium hikes set to take effect with the expiration of COVID-era Affordable Care Act subsidies.

Call (202-224-3121) or email your representatives and tell them to pass the Inflation Reduction Act ASAP!

The IRA is projected to reduce American emissions by one billion carbon tons, bring in $729 billion in new revenue, lower prescription drug prices, and extend ACA subsidies through 2024 — all without raising a penny in taxes on working Americans. Instead, the bill imposes a tax on stock buybacks by big corporations!

This bill is a solid, historic win for President Biden and the Democrats, giving us the crucial momentum we need ahead of the midterm elections. It delivers real, tangible results for the American people AND our planet. We must ensure the IRA sails through the House and onto President Biden’s desk as soon as possible!

Call (202-224-3121) or email your representatives and tell them we NEED the Inflation Reduction Act without delay!


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.





PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling the House to pass Biden’s historic climate and healthcare bill ASAP, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.