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McConnell issues devil’s ultimatum to Senate Democrats, refuses to give them their gavels

It took just one day for the Senate minority leader to throw down the gauntlet — but he may have overplayed his hand in a big way.

Take Action: Expel Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley from the Senate!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Dr. Fauci finally unleashes on ex-president in press conference

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, who was effectively muzzled by Trump for daring to rely on science and data, described working under President Biden as “liberating.”



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Dems’ top lawyer on CHARGING Trump, Don Jr & Giuliani for incitement

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: We’ve been waiting for this.


GOP rep tried to take gun into House chamber, Capitol police investigating
Metal detectors were installed at the doors to the House chamber following the deadly MAGA riot, upsetting gun-toting Republican members of Congress and raising serious questions about Capitol safety.

Take Action: Add your name to support Jamaal Bowman’s bill to investigate the police misconduct and incompetence that allowed for Trump extremists to ransack the Capitol.


QAnon congresswoman announces articles of impeachment against President Biden
Well, that didn’t take long.


McConnell wants to push Trump’s Senate impeachment trial to mid-February
The Senate minority leader proposed the delay to give the ex-president’s lawyers more time to mount some sort of defense for his indefensible actions.


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Biden invokes Defense Production Act, unveils national “wartime” pandemic strategy

“We’re in a national emergency. It’s time we treat it like one. This is a wartime undertaking.”

Take Action: Tell President Biden to stop the destructive Minnesota oil pipeline that tramples indigenous land and endangers the environment!


No mask, no fly: Biden signs order requiring face coverings on planes
Ah, science.


Democrats aim to punish House GOP for Capitol riot
House Democrats, seizing on corporate efforts to cut funding for Republicans who opposed certifying the 2020 election results, will target vulnerable GOP members in the 2022 midterms for their role in the deadly MAGA attack on the Capitol.


Fox News collapses into hours-long meltdown over Biden undoing Trump’s worst deeds
The reality that elections have consequences hit home for the Fox News crew, and they are not taking it well.


Trump forces seek primary revenge on GOP impeachment backers
Candidates, donors and local party officials are already organizing against the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump.


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Yes. Seriously.

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Today’s Action: Pass the For The People Act

We won back the Presidency and the Senate in huge part thanks to the BIPOC activists who spent years reaching and motivating their local communities to register and get out the vote. We’ve known for quite some time that this country would be consistently and overwhelmingly Democratic if folks were able to get around the many barriers the GOP has set in place to suppress their voices. Voter suppression is one of the clearest examples of widespread institutionalized racism in this country.

With Democrats in control, we must prioritize eliminating this oppression. The “For The People Act” may sound familiar to you, because it was the first piece of legislation the freshly Democratic-controlled House passed in 2019. It’s time to make it a law…but with the filibuster still in place, we may need all Democrats and 10 Senate Republicans to pass it.

Call or email your Members of Congress and urge them to respect and improve our democratic election process by co-sponsoring and supporting H.R. 1, For The People Act of 2021.

The Act is a sweeping upgrade of election accessibility, transparency, and security. It creates a national voter registration program, makes Election Day a national holiday, and crushes gerrymandering and voter roll purges.

And, it includes campaign finance reform, limiting foreign lobbying and requiring SuperPACS to disclose donors. It even includes support for a constitutional amendment to Citizens United.

It also requires presidential candidates to release their tax returns…something that New York State prosecutors have been fighting for for over a year in their ongoing criminal investigation of our disgraced ex-President.

As the title says…it’s voting rights for the people, which is where voting should belong, but often doesn’t.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them now is the time to repair our bruised democracy and respect voters…especially after the GOP’s repeated attacks this past election. Demand they support and pass H.R. 1, For The People Act of 2021.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to arrest Donald Trump, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.

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