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Rand Paul delays vote on virus relief package with demand for entirely unrelated amendment

The Senate’s most obnoxious member once again is holding up a critical relief bill so he can performatively grandstand.

Take Action: Tell Senate Republicans to stop blocking Democrats’ Paid Sick Leave bill. It would save lives!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump pretends he knew outbreak was serious all along in jaw-dropping moment

The lying president’s attempt to rewrite history set new records for flagrant dishonesty.

Check out this week’s episode: The worst — and the best — is yet to come

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Biden sweeps three states building large delegate lead over Sanders
The former VP has begun shifting his message to woo Sanders supporters as he looks to take on Trump.

Take Action: Use SwingLeft’s tools to see what you can do to help Democrats win in the states that matter most today!

Progressive Marie Newman topples conservative “Democrat” in Illinois Congressional primary
The anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-Obamacare, anti-Dreamer imposter got the unceremonious exit he deserves.

Video emerges showing Trump talking about cutting pandemic team in 2018, despite saying last week ‘I didn’t know about it’
Video contradicts the president’s claim that he didn’t know anything about the cuts.

Take Action: Trump fired America’s pandemic response team. Demand he reassemble it to confront the coronavirus pandemic immediately!

Trump official stuns Chinese-American reporter by using racist nickname for coronavirus to her face
An offensive encounter exposes just how racist the culture the President is building in his White House.

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Trump using coronavirus as excuse to reject all asylum seekers
The racist president is using the crisis to ramp up his inhumane policies.

Mnuchin warns virus could yield 20% jobless rate without action
After playing down the threat for weeks, Trump’s cronies are finally acknowledging the threat to workers.

Michigan’s Governor torches Trump’s coronavirus claim that she needs to “do more”
Gov. Whitmer took serious issue with the president’s disparaging remarks and quickly set the record straight.

White House Office of Personnel Management chief abruptly resigns over mistreatment from unqualified Trump appointees
The departure casts a cloud of uncertainty over the federal workforce as it struggles with coronavirus and Trump’s decision to keep offices open without remote work.

Connecticut man charged with threatening to kill Rep. Adam Schiff
“I want to come and see you so I can spit in your face and I want to kill you with my bare hands,” the man is alleged to have written in a message to Schiff.

Former GOP Rep. Hunter sentenced to 11 months in prison
It’s official. The first two Members of Congress to endorse Trump will serve time in prison for their corruption.


Today’s Action: Urge Congress to protect the ACA

As our major coastal cities begin hunkering down for coronavirus with shelter-in-place mandates and CDC making nationwide orders to cancel events larger than 50 people, it’s very clear: we are only at the beginning of this pandemic.

But at the same exact time, a coalition of Republicans at the state level are trying to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obama’s legacy healthcare legislation which provides lifesaving medical insurance for tens of millions of Americans. Their argument is as legally dubious as it is heartless, particularly now as we face potentially the biggest health crisis this nation has ever seen.

But unfortunately, the case has been heard by a string of conservative judges, and now sits with the similarly right-leaning Supreme Court. We can’t hope the Supreme Court, with a stolen conservative majority, saves the day. We need to go instead where we’ve had success in the past: Congress.

Call or email your Members of Congress and urge them to introduce legislation that protects the Affordable Care Act from the absurd lawsuit attacking its constitutionality over removal of the individual mandate. Remind them that, with coronavirus, we need the ACA now more than ever!

The ACA remains popular and vital in the lives of voters across the aisle – particularly in the face of a global pandemic with no vaccine. And Republicans know that their assault on healthcare cost them the House in 2018. That’s why this is a battle worth investing in – not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because we consistently have seen the GOP listen and respond on this topic out of fear.

But the Supreme Court has pushed their decision down the road, so that we won’t get a decision until after the November elections…which means we’ve got to work extra hard to raise awareness on this issue now, since the consequences won’t hit until well after the Presidential and Congressional races have concluded.

Let’s get to work.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and ask them to draft legislation that keeps the Affordable Care Act intact regardless of the outcome of the frivolous lawsuit attacking its constitutionality over the individual mandate. We need the ACA particularly now as we unite to fight a global pandemic.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Republicans STOP risking lives by recklessly contradicting medical professionals, 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.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.