Michigan threatens legal action over Trump mask refusal

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Michigan threatens legal action as Trump refuses mask

Michigan’s attorney general said wearing a mask was a “legal responsibility” under state law and told the president not to visit again without one.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump brags about the example he sets by not wearing a mask at Ford plant

Michigan’s attorney general called Trump a “petulant child” for refusing to wear a mask and told the president not to visit again without one.

Take Action: Tell Trump to STOP contradicting Dr. Fauci with lies that could get people killed!


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Mitt Romney publicly crosses Trump over mail-in votes: My state is Republican and it works great!
The president’s loudest Republican Senate critic fired back at him after dangerously false attacks on mail-in voting.


Trump slammed for praising ‘good bloodlines’ of Henry Ford, whose anti-semitism inspired Hitler
The founder of Ford Motor Co. helped spread bigotry and hate.

Take Action: Demand Republicans to join Democrats in condemning Trump’s racism and hate!


Pompeo ordered officials to find a way to justify Saudi $8 billion arms sale being probed by fired watchdog
The Secretary of State forced officials to reverse engineer legal justification of the emergency declaration, stunning career diplomats.


Exposed: Pompeo meeting secretly with donors, political figures while on official State Department trips
The private meetings are kept off Pompeo’s public schedule as he nurtures plans for a presidential bid in 2024.


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Election year is here!

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Michelle Obama is stepping into the 2020 election with a program to boost voter turnout
The former first lady is taking on the culture of voting with the help of a bipartisan coalition of mayors.

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Ivanka Trump brutally swarmed by Twitter users after she says the other side of pandemic will be “extraordinary!”
The First Daughter’s clueless prediction ignited a firestorm of criticism.


GOP senator’s husband donated $1 million to Trump PAC right after insider trading allegations
Kelly Loeffler, who has been accused of buying her Senate seat, trails in recent election polls amid federal scrutiny.


Oh dear, leader…

My so-called intelligence…

The other epidemic…

Hope…


Today’s Action: Stop family separation in ICE detention centers

Trump is using the cover of this pandemic to bring back one of his cruelest policies: separating children from their parents in ICE detention centers. With infections spreading and at least two deaths under custody so far, ICE has forced hundreds of families to make a decision between detaining their children indefinitely to avoid separation…or signing away their children to keep them safe, with no guarantee of reunion.

Last week, ICE officials threatened and intimidated hundreds asylum seekers in Texas, denied them calls to legal representation, and refused to provide copies of the forms they forced families to sign. By providing a binary choice between separation and indefinite detention, and demanding immigrants sign away their decision, the Trump administration hopes to use this paperwork as defense for breaking the law.

Call, email, and/or tweet Acting Secretary of DHS Chad Wolf, and demand he release all families in ICE facilities with confirmed infections. Tell him indefinitely detaining children is unlawful and family separation is inhumane. Then, contact your Members of Congress and ask them to speak out on this issue.

The Flores settlement establishes that children may only be detained up to 20 days – but in several Texas camps, the average detention length for children is 137 days. Last week, when faced with the binary choice, not a single family opted for separation. So, hundreds of children are now detained indefinitely in some of the most unsanitary environments in the country, and the Trump Administration has their parent’s signatures approving it.

The only legal and humane solution to avoiding fatalities in ICE facilities AND obeying the Flores settlement is to release all families from infected centers. No parent should have to choose between keeping their child safe…and keeping their child at all.

Call, email, and/or tweet Acting Secretary of DHS Chad Wolf, and demand he RELEASE all families in infected ICE facilities, as the only option to both obeying the Flores settlement and avoiding family separation during this pandemic. Tell your Members of Congress to call for the same.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on manufacturers to stop letting Trump tour plants wihtout a mask. He’s endangering workers, 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.

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