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Republican lawmakers in Michigan used coronavirus relief funds for $65,000 in bonuses for themselves

The board of commissioners gave $557,000 in hazard pay to 250 county employees, including $65,000 that went to the seven county commissioners, all of whom are Republicans.

Take Action: Tell Schumer: The infrastructure bill MUST include the climate justice and equity!


Missouri attorney general files suit against St. Louis over mask mandate
Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed suit seeking to halt a mask mandate that took effect Monday in the St. Louis area amid a surge in COVD-19 cases and hospitalizations, because grandstanding never goes out of style.



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Fox News pulls bombshell stunt over vaccine

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Stunning.


“We are now in crisis mode”: Mayor of Florida county home to Disney World sounds alarm on surging COVID cases
Over the past week, Florida accounted for nearly a quarter of all new cases in the United States — more than any other state.

Take Action: Add your name to call for EVERY STATE to expand Medicaid to those who need it!


US veterans agency mandates COVID-19 shots for medical staff
It’s about damn time.

Take Action: Call on President Biden to get healthcare to kids in low income schools!


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George P. Bush, dumped by Donald, learns a valuable lesson about the Trumpified GOP

Texas’s George P. Bush now knows that in the Trumpified Republican party, bending the knee, kissing the ring, and sacrificing one’s dignity isn’t enough.


Arizona GOP official tears into the state’s election recount on Fox News: “This was not a stolen election”
Maricopa County recorder Stephen Richer said the claims of voter fraud that prompted the Arizona recount were baseless and likened the situation to a “borderline dystopia.”

Take Action: Tell Congress to hold big tech accountable for their anti-democracy monopolies that trample the rights of regular Americans!


Trump witness under gag order after speaking with investigators about alleged tax fraud scheme
The gag order against Jennifer Weisselberg doesn’t prohibit her from speaking to investigators, but three sources say it’s part of a broader campaign of witness intimidation that includes demands by her ex-husband’s attorney for court-mandated mental health evaluations and drug tests intended to harm her reputation before she testifies at a potential criminal trial against Trump.


Matt Gaetz’s future sister-in-law says he’s a gaslighting “creep”
Gaetz’s fiancée’s sister says the Florida Republican tried to set her up with a man much older than her when she was 19, and went “full lawyer” on her when she confronted him.


The FBI foiled a KKK plot to murder a Black man in Florida in 2015
An informant’s recordings of the klan’s planning and twisted logic for the killing have been released, providing a rare, detailed look inside the chilling undercover investigation.


Jesse Jackson among 39 arrested at sit-in at Sinema’s office
Civil rights leaders, including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber, were among 39 people arrested Monday after refusing to leave the Phoenix office of Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who has faced unrelenting pressure from liberal activists over her opposition to ending the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation.


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Today’s Action: Include real climate action in budget reconciliation bill!

Climate disasters are worsening by the week. We have seen drought, flooding, and wildfires all across the globe. Over a million acres on the West Coast have been burned. Our national infrastructure has taken a beating, with roads collapsing and electrical wires melting.

Senate Democrats’ original $3.5 trillion budget proposal includes bold and necessary climate action but are being severely watered down (like much of the planet) to appeal to conservative and moderate Senators who aren’t even needed to pass a reconciliation bill.

With every negotiation, our timeline to pass meaningful climate action gets slimmer. We need our representatives to pass significant climate measures — and quickly. Our planet and our futures are at stake.

Call (202-224-3121) or email your representatives and demand they fight to keep significant climate measures in the budget reconciliation bill and pass it immediately!

This issue transcends party lines. Our legislators must come together to ensure the United States is doing everything in its power to stop and reverse the damage to our planet by years of unchecked natural resource exploitation.

The largest burden of this climate disaster will fall on the backs of working-class families and marginalized communities. But none of us will be spared the devastation.

Call (202-224-3121) or email your representatives and demand that they prioritize climate action this legislative session and pass meaningful climate initiatives! Remind them that the future of Earth depends on it.

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