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Kevin McCarthy picks for House committee investigating MAGA riot include Jim Jordan, two other reps who tried to overturn Biden’s election

McCarthy said he wanted to “make sure you get the best people on the committee,” so he selected five white men, three of whom have refused to recognize the legitimacy of Biden’s presidency.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Senate Democrats to DUMP THE FILIBUSTER!

Justice Department blasts Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy lan
The DOJ condemned a proposed bankruptcy settlement for Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin, describing the plan as fatally flawed, unconstitutional, and illegal.

Texas Democrats FINALLY dish on Manchin conversation

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: About time.

Twitter temporarily suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for vaccine misinformation
The temporary suspension comes as the White House has struck a confrontational posture with social media platforms over the prevalence of misleading claims about coronavirus vaccines as cases tick up nationwide.

Vice President Harris tests negative for virus following meeting with Texas Democrats who later tested positive
An official in the vice president’s office said that Harris’ testing occurred before her “routine doctor’s appointment” at Walter Reed Hospital, not because of the meeting with Texas legislators.

Take Action: Add your name to stand with Texas Democrats to protect voting rights and democracy!

Fox News has a strict COVID-19 policy that includes the kind of vaccine passport Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and other right-wing hosts have railed against

The Fox Corporation has instituted a strict pandemic policy that includes a vaccine passport, allowing only the company’s fully-vaccinated employees to work in their offices without wearing a mask or social distancing.

Take Action: Tell Schumer: The infrastructure bill MUST include the climate justice and equity!

Fauci says polio and smallpox would still be spreading in the US if anti-vaxx misinformation had been as popular in the past
Fauci made the comments as vaccination rates in the US stall, and conspiracy theorists backed by hard-right TV personalities and Republican lawmakers seek to erode faith in the shot.

Take Action: Urge ALL Americans to get vaccinated! Yes, even in red states!

Nearly 200 Americans have now reported possible symptoms of “Havana Syndrome” abroad
Almost half of those reporting symptoms are linked to the CIA, say officials, with possible cases in Berlin and Vienna and on every continent but Antartica.

Proud Boys leader pleads guilty to burning church’s Black Lives Matter banner
Henry “Enrique” Tarrio was apprehended for the banner burning in Washington, DC on Jan. 4, two days before the attack on Congress. Several Proud Boys participated in the attack, and the group has been in shambles since, particularly after Reuters revealed that Tarrio had been a “prolific” cooperator in several law enforcement investigations years ago.

Florida man gets 8 months in prison in 1st felony sentence from Capitol riot
Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, of Tampa, was arrested Feb. 16 and pleaded guilty last month to a single felony count of obstructing an official proceeding.

Former campaign manager admits Trump hired actors to attend campaign launch
The future former guy’s weird descent down his golden elevator into American politics was cheered on by unwitting extras, paid $50 each to cheer on the worst political experiment in US history.


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Today’s Action: Include real climate measures in the budget reconciliation bill!

Wildfires are causing widespread evacuations in California and in Oregon, flash flooding is devastating communities abroad and here at home, extreme drought and unyielding heat waves are threatening our infrastructure… Life as we know it is actively being upended by increasing climate disasters, and yet, our politicians have been unable or unwilling to come to agreement on a meaningful plan of action. In fact, all the climate proposals put forward so far have been blocked by the GOP-backed filibuster.

We do not have time to wait for negotiations; we need sweeping investments in climate initiatives now in order to protect our planet. Without comprehensive action on global warming, climate disasters will worsen and negatively impact the lives of working-class people.

Senate Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan includes bold and necessary climate action — but if it’s anything like the rest of Biden’s agenda items, Republicans will work to slash every proposed investment.

Call (202-224-3121) or email your representatives and demand they fight to keep significant climate measures in the budget reconciliation bill and pass it immediately!

This issue transcends party lines. Our legislators must come together to ensure the United States is doing everything in its power to reverse the damage done to our planet by years of unchecked natural resource exploitation.

It is not the wealthy that will suffer from these devastations; that burden will fall on the backs of working-class families and marginalized communities. When there is nowhere left to accommodate the majority of the population, the ultra-rich will retreat to luxury bunkers that have been in the works for years. The rest of us won’t be so lucky.

Call (202-224-3121) or email your representatives and demand that they prioritize climate action this legislative session and pass meaningful climate initiatives! Remind them that the future of Earth depends on it.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Congress to invest in clean transportation in the infrastructure plan, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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