Melania pours cold water on Trump’s 2024 campaign plans

Raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour!


Top Stories for September 6:

Melania Trump tells friends she has no interest in being first lady again

Turns out we have something in common with Melania after all.

Take Action: Demand the Jan 6th select committee subpoena Trump and insurrectionist-supporting Republicans NOW

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Christie just made a fool of himself over the new Texas law on national TV

The former Republican governor tied himself in knots trying to defend the indefensible.

Take Action: Demand congress pass legislation protecting abortions nationwide!

Texas Republicans pull horrific stunt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Disgusting.

More than 100 Democratic lawmakers introduce legislation to lower Medicare eligibility age to 60
Reminder to the “all politicians are the same” crowd, one party is trying to get Americans affordable healthcare while the other tries to take it away.

Take Action: Tell Congress to expand Medicare!

Trump’s Ambassador Craft steered US government business to her boss’ hotel
“An American diplomat using their position to line the president’s pockets is an example of the casual corruption that permeated the Trump administration and undermines confidence in the United States,” said Jack Patterson of American Oversight.

Judge stops Tennessee governor’s anti-mask order
The judge did not agree with the Republican position that people have an inalienable right to endanger the lives of those around them.

White nationalist Richard Spencer’s life is in shambles as Charlottesville trial looms


The legal minds who tried to overturn the election for Trump are being welcomed back Into polite society
Hey let’s grab a cocktail and you can tell me about that time you tried to overthrow American democracy.

They said they were vitamins: Inmates in Arkansas jail say they were unknowingly given ivermectin to treat COVID-19

Minnesota officers purged texts, emails after being sued over George Floyd protests
Just some casual destruction of evidence.

Labor Day lessons from the American union movement’s hidden history
This year, find inspiration in the bravery and sacrifice of generation after generation of workers who had nothing left to give — but still gave everything they had.

Take Action: Add your name to call for Congress to make the Child Tax Credit permanent!


What in the world?



Supreme Court allows Texas’s 6-week abortion ban to take effect

Top Stories for September 1:

Sen. Ron Johnson caught on hidden camera blaming Trump for 2020 defeat

Johnson was caught on camera squarely blaming the ex-president for his defeat, making the frank admission to a cloaked liberal activist at a Milwaukee GOP event.

Take Action: Demand the Jan 6th select committee subpoena Trump and insurrectionist-supporting Republicans NOW

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Texas man goes viral humiliating anti-maskers at school board meeting

Anti-maskers are defying simple safety measures during the third largest-mass casualty event in American history, and real patriots have simply had enough.

Take Action: Tell schools to protect kids from reckless unvaccinated adults: Require masks during the delta surge!

Republicans pull shameless stunt over vaccines

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Unbelievable

Trump reportedly told donors he hopes GOP voters get vaccinated because “we need our people”
Health and well-being be damned, this is about winning, folks!

Florida’s GOP strongholds buck DeSantis on virus measures
It’s almost as if needlessly dying in droves in defense of “freedom” is bad public — and personal — policy.

Biden defiantly defends departure from “forever war,” praises airlift

A defensive President Biden on Tuesday called the US airlift to extract more than 120,000 Americans, Afghans, and other allies from Afghanistan to end a 20-year war an “extraordinary success,” though more than 100 Americans and thousands of others were left behind.

Take Action: Add your name to call for Congress to make the Child Tax Credit permanent!

Taliban members escorted Americans to gates at Kabul airport in secret arrangement with US
Military officials revealed that US special operations forces set up a “secret gate” at the airport and established “call centers” to guide Americans through the evacuation process with Taliban assistance.

Kevin McCarthy threatens companies that cooperate with House probe of MAGA insurrection
The House minority leader warned “a Republican majority will not forget” telecommunications companies that turn over phone records to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Take Action: Tell Congress to strengthen and expand Social Security!

Arrest warrant issued for Ohio man who attacked MSNBC reporter in Mississippi
According to police, Benjamin Eugene Dagley is currently on probation for a previous charge in Ohio. One of the conditions of his probation was a restriction on traveling.

GOP rep. says girls could be “raped and killed” by unvetted Afghan refugees
Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry is one of just 16 House Republicans who opposed a bill to make it easier for Afghan allies to flee to the United States. The far-right congressman is one of the most controversial GOP members, with a penchant for inflammatory rhetoric.

Two senior FDA vaccine leaders step down as agency faces decision on boosters
The internal email announcing the retirements did not state why Dr. Marion Gruber, director of the Office of Vaccines Research and Review at FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and Dr. Philip Krause, deputy director of the office, are leaving, but the departures sparked questions about whether it would affect FDA’s critical work during the pandemic.



Yes. Seriously.


Today’s Action: Tell the Senate to pass the PRO Act for Labor day!

For many Americans, it will be another year of muted Labor Day celebrations, thanks to Covid year 2.

But that doesn’t change the meaning behind this day: to honor and further the labor movement and our workers that keep this country moving in the face of national tragedy. Our essential workers have received floods of thanks (as they should), but not necessarily the actual protections or hazard pay they need and deserve. And still, a year and a half into the pandemic, hospitals are understaffed and at capacity. 

In honor of Labor Day (created in response to 19th century worker’s strikes), we hope you’ll take a few moments out of your day to email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators demanding they support the PRO Act when they reconvene!

The PRO Act, or the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, would protect and guarantee the right to union membership and democratized workplaces. Everyone should have the right to organize their workplace and join a union, especially since wages have decreased while the cost of living has increased — due in no small part to the fact that fewer than 11% of American workers are now unionized.

History shows that unions work. Teachers striking in LA in 2019 negotiated a 6% raise. Striking Frito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kansas, and Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, have shown us just how valuable the right to unionize is by fighting incredibly wealthy corporations for better working conditions.

The fact is when unions thrive, American workers and families thrive too. It’s that simple. The PRO Act is an essential step in that direction.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and tell them to help pass the PRO Act in support of worker’s rights!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to raise the minimum wage, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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