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NRA leader concealed time he spent on a luxury yaught because, he says, it was the only thing that made him feel safe

After decades lying to the public about how safe guns made us, and getting rich off the ensuing carnage, Wayne LaPierre told a judge that it took a yacht to make him feel safe.

Take Action: Tell the FBI to label the NRA a domestic terrorist organization!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jen Psaki dismantles Fox News reporter over ridiculous rightwing question

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy teed up another bad-faith question which Psaki promptly hit out of the park.



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Biden crushes Republicans with HUGE announcement

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This is awesome.


Manchin threatens to block Biden infrastructure bill unless Dems appease his “Republican friends”
Tired “friends on the other side of the aisle” trope aside, the GOP has made it quite clear they will not vote for anything the Democrats propose out of sheer spite alone and have nothing but bad faith and cruel intentions to offer the American people.

Take Action: Tell Congress that we need Medicare for All!


Florida Democratic congressman Alcee Hastings dies at 84
Hastings, a civil rights activist and the longest-serving member of Florida’s congressional delegation, passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi noted, “All who knew Alcee knew him as a champion for the most vulnerable in our nation.” Rest in power, sir.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Congress to pass the Broadband Justice Act!


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Women’s group taps “fearless leader” Matt Gaetz to headline upcoming event

A reminder for those in the back of the room — Gaetz is under federal investigation for child sex trafficking. Carry on.

Take Action: Investigate Matt Gaetz for sex trafficking and statutory rape!


Arkansas becomes first state to outlaw gender-affirming treatment for trans youth
The GOP-dominated Arkansas General Assembly voted to override Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto of an anti-trans bill that even he called a “vast government overreach.”

Take Action: Add your name to support Rep Courtney’s bill to prevent workplace violence!


Texas courts open eviction floodgates
The Texas state court system is signaling that it will no longer enforce a federal order aimed at stopping evictions during the pandemic, clearing the way for landlords to push ahead with tens of thousands of eviction cases that have been on hold.


A third of virus survivors suffer long-term neurological, psychological issues
While the neurological effects have been more severe in hospitalized patients, they are still common in those who were only treated in an outpatient setting, the researchers noted.


GOP lies about Colorado’s “more restrictive” voting laws debunked
In the days following Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Start Game out of Atlanta this summer, Republicans have been spinning up silly falsehoods about Colorado voting laws in a flimsy effort to save face.


President Biden launching massive funeral assistance program for pandemic victims
Biden’s funeral assistance program will give up to $9,000 to cover the burial costs of each American who died of the virus — the largest program of its type ever offered by the federal government.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: We need the THRIVE Agenda!

President Biden has announced a $2 trillion 8-year plan to answer his campaign promise to “Build Back Better” by improving infrastructure and shifting to green energy. We not only support it…we want to improve it.

Congressional progressives have introduced the THRIVE Agenda, a $10 trillion ten-year plan that goes above and beyond the Biden plan, transforming our country into a green machine and addressing racial economic disparities in tandem.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them that our recovery plan must be the THRIVE Agenda, and nothing less!

So what’s in it?

    • creates millions of well-paid, unionized, green jobs which replace our struggling infrastructure with green energy and transportation

  • boosts the ability for workers to unionize in currently low-wage industries

 

  • invests in public health in underserved communities

 

  • provides support and pay for millions of under/unpaid caregivers of the elderly and sick, and investing in childcare for families

 

  • modernizes homes to be more energy efficient

 

  • cleans up pollution and public lands

 

  • creates green and local opportunities for farmers and rural communities

 

  • transforms and invests in our industrial workforce to tackle green energy production needs

 

  • invests in communities of color and strengthening Native Nation sovereignty to ensure these policies support EVERYONE

 

Are you as excited as we are?

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them you approve of the THRIVE Agenda to rebuild our country. A $10 trillion investment in infrastructure, unionized jobs, and BIPOC communities, all while combating climate change, is exactly what we want!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Minnesota legislators to repeal the law that legalizes rape if the victim has been drinking, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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