Ted Cruz makes AWFUL statement on school shooting

Revoke the medical license of a doctor spreading vaccine misinformation for profit!

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Student taken into custody hours after Texas school shooting left four injured

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Mitch McConnell blinks, offers Democrats short-term offer on debt ceiling standoff

The GOP minority leader says he won’t block a debt limit extension into December, temporarily ending a partisan standoff 12 days before the country’s deadline to avert default.

Take Action: Call on Democrats to abolish the idiotic debt ceiling!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ted Cruz issues disgusting, disingenuous statement on latest school shooting

Queue up the trusty thoughts and prayers machine, folks.



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Kyrsten Sinema pulls DISGUSTING stunt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Unreal.


AT&T bankrolling far-right propaganda “news” network OANN
One America News, the far-right network whose fortunes and viewership rose amid the triumph and tumult of the Trump administration, has flourished with support from a surprising source: AT&T Inc, the world’s largest communications company.

Take Action: Tell Facebook to end its algorithm that spreads disinformation NOW!


Bernie Sanders lambasts Manchin and Sinema, accuses them of sabotage in reconciliation bill fight
Sen. Bernie Sanders is ready to fight for the $3.5 trillion infrastructure package — and, in a fiery press conference on Wednesday, he took aim at the moderates holding back the spending plan.

Take Action: Demand the Senate abolish the filibuster before McConnell uses it to wreck the global economy!


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White House counsel told Trump he’d quit over “murder-suicide pact” to overturn election

It certainly took far too long, but even the most ardent enablers in the GOP who capitulated to the wannabe autocrat’s daily demands eventually found lines they could not cross.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Congress to pass the Freedom to Vote Act!


Nuns raped girls with crucifixes as female pedophilia was also covered up by the church
There are no words.


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United Rural Democrats reveals brilliant plan to defeat Marjorie Taylor Greene and other Q-anon Republicans

United Rural Democrats: Republicans have proved they’ll stop at NOTHING to win. They’re planning to STEAL votes across the country. But United Rural Democrats is organizing on the ground in rural communities. Find out how you can help defeat Trumpism before tonight’s critical deadline that could determine whether we can continue.


Adam Schiff’s GOP colleagues told him to hide from MAGA rioters on January 6: “You can’t let them see you”
Wait, weren’t they just tourists?


Corey Lewandowski demanded six figures to go away after MAGA-land kicked him to the curb following sexual misconduct allegations
Trump apparently banished his one-time campaign manager, confidant, and protégé from his inner circle, following damning sexual misconduct allegations — precisely the sort of behavior the former guy has gotten away with his entire adult life.


GOP operative says it hurts white kids when “kids of color feel they belong”
Not The Onion.


President Biden overhauling troubled student loan forgiveness program
The Biden administration is moving to relax the rules for a student loan forgiveness program that has been criticized for its notoriously complex requirements — a change that could offer debt relief to thousands of teachers, social workers, military members and other public servants.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Support IATSE in their fight to negotiate better working conditions!

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) has been negotiating with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represent big film and television companies, for fairer wages and better working conditions. After months of failed talks, IATSE members have authorized their president to institute an industry-wide strike, which would stall productions significantly. An overwhelming 98% of votes were in favor.

IATSE’s demands are simple. The union wants higher wages, better contributions to health and pension plans, longer rest periods, and residuals from content streamed. You know — things that a fair workplace should already provide.

120 Members of Congress signed a letter urging for fair contract negotiations from the studios, but we need all of our elected officials putting on the pressure to fight for workers’ rights.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representative and demand they add their voice to the call for fair negotiations with IATSE! Spread the word about the strike using the hashtag #IATSESolidarity!

Last-ditch negotiations are taking place to try and prevent the strike, but if they can’t come to agreeable terms all 53,000 members of IATSE will officially go on strike.

After years of crews fighting for their right to a fair and equitable workplace, this strike authorization is the chance for these workers to take full action as a united front. Unionization and strikes are the heartbeat of the American labor movement. Whether it be Nabisco yesterday or IATSE today, we each have a duty to support the workers of the world in the demands for better wages and better conditions.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your representative and tell them to support film industry workers by calling for fair negotiations from studios!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on cities to pass laws proven to mitigate gun violence, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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