McConnell admits Trump didn’t pay ‘attention’ to virus


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Today’s Top Stories:

McConnell admits Trump was too “distracted” to deal with virus crisis, blames Democrats

As the pandemic grows worse and Republicans run out of excuses, the Senate Majority Leader is trotting out a desperate defense.

Take Action: Put a competent medical professional in charge of coronavirus outbreak. Get Pence out!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump ends press conference over star reporter asking question he won’t answer

Trump ends a press conference after Yamiche Alcindor asks a question he just can’t handle.

Take Action: Check out the WHO’s list of precautions you can take to avoid infection WITHOUT panicking.

Check out this week’s episode: Listen to episode 3 of American Refugee: “Immigration Court”

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Pentagon says it still hasn’t sent 2,000 ventilators because Trump administration hasn’t said where to send them
The government has the tools to save lives, yet the president is too incompetent or cruel to use them.

Take Action: Demand Trump stop withholding lifesaving aid to states because of his petty grudges against governors!

Trump refuses to reopen Obamacare enrollment despite pandemic gripping the nation
The president is denying the chance for people to get healthcare coverage when they need it the most.

Take Action: Republicans’ Obamacare sabotage is landing people in debtors’ prison. End this horrendous practice NOW!

Commander pleads with Pentagon to allow thousands of Navy sailors off aircraft carrier contaminated with coronavirus
Trump’s Defense Department has only allowed four sailors to evacuate while at least 50 are infected and thousands at grave risk.

Kushner firm built the coronavirus website Trump promised Google would deliver
The extent of Oscar Health’s work on coronavirus testing hasn’t been previously reported.

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IRS releases more info on how to get coronavirus stimulus checks ASAP
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said payments will go out “within three weeks” for people who have their direct deposit information on file with the IRS.

Twitter forces Fox News’ Laura Ingraham to deletepost with ‘misleading’ coronavirus claims
The self-serving recklessness of Republicans is getting people killed.

Hobby Lobby quietly reopened stores in at least 2 states, defying coronavirus-related shutdowns and prompting police intervention
Hobby Lobby is defying state-mandated lockdowns by quietly reopening stores, including nearly all of its stores in Wisconsin and Ohio.

Trump mocks Pelosi’s praying and trashes “psycho” Morning Joe in bizarre tweet
President Trump made sure the whole nation knows his television-watching Twitter habits remain unchanged during a national crisis.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo diagnosed with coronavirus; he will continue working from home
The brother of New York’s governor is soldiering on with new insight for his viewers.

Take Action: Tell Trump to stop the lies and get our brave first responders the support they need to fight this pandemic!

Stabbing of Asian-American 2-year-old and her family was a hate crime fueled by Trump’s racist rhetoric
Federal authorities say a Texas teenager stabbed three individuals in a Sam’s Club this month because “he thought the family was Chinese and infecting people with the coronavirus.”

Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate change push
“Given the catastrophe they’re in with the coronavirus, they’re pursuing a policy that’s going to hurt public health and kill people,” one expert said.

Hospitals tell doctors they’ll be fired if they speak out about lack of gear
‘It is outrageous,’ Washington nurses organization says.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the country must move toward vote by mail, setting up a fight with Trump
Her position is in direct conflict with that of President Donald Trump who on Monday warned that voting by mail would hurt the Republican Party.


Today’s Action: Complete the 2020 Census!

It’s April 1: Happy Census Day! Today is the legal deadline for our federal government to invite Americans to participate in the Census to get  an accurate count of the current population of the United States and territories. Whether American citizen or no, legal resident or no, the Census determines how to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, distribute federal funding, and plan out community services.

But federal law does not account for a president determined to ignore U.S. residents he dislikes in combination with a global pandemic shutting down the already bare-minimum effort Census procedures.

You should have received a 2020 Census envelope in the mail. Respond online TODAY, or by phone or mail, and then encourage your family and community to do the same. Remember – the sooner you respond, the more accurate the count!

Trump is legally mandated to carry out the Census, though he spent a solid amount of 2019 intimidating immigrants into not wanting to respond. And 24 states chose not to allocate funds toward the Census this year…hindsight is 2020, as they say. Couple these issues with POC and other underserved community groups’ mistrust of our federal government, and we were already looking at a Census less accurate than the 2010 count.

But the COVID-19 pandemic has one-upped GOP obstruction, halting door-to-door follow-up attempts for unreturned surveys, homeless population counts, prison and nursing home counts, and shutdown internet pop-up hubs. Just over 35% of American households have responded to the survey so far.

The Census is how representation will be determined at the state and federal level for the next decade, the number one key to ending gerrymandering, as well as how funding levels are determined for our communities. Filling out the census could not be more important to our goals.

Respond to the 2020 Census today – online, or via phone or mail – and then send a reminder out to your community to complete theirs. Share the importance of an accurate census count far and wide!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to demand secure vote-by-mail elections nationwide to ensure everyone can vote THIS November, 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.


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