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Trump waited until mid-March to order ventilators or masks

The federal government’s delayed response to the coronavirus pandemic included failing to order life-saving medical equipment in time for hospitals to use it.

Take Action: Tell Trump to stop self-congratulating and scapegoating and get hospitals the tools they need to save lives!

Chris Wallace lays into surgeon general over Trump’s weak response

The one real journalist at Fox News refused to let the Trump regime off the hook for letting Americans die.

Take Action: Check out the WHO’s list of precautions you can take to avoid infection WITHOUT panicking.

Check out this week’s episode: Trump just killed thousands of Americans

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PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor claps back at Trump after he attacks her on Twitter
The PBS reporter defended her line of questioning during the president’s coronavirus press briefings after Trump labeled her as “biased.”

Take Action: Tell Trump to stop attacking the media and get responders what they need to COMBAT THE PANDEMIC!

Navy commander, fired sounded alarm over outbreak, tests positive for virus along with 150 crewmembers
He was punished for doing everything to save his crew from pandemic even as it spread on his ship.

Trump is killing his own supporters’ – even White House insiders know it
With pandemic raging, Trump tells states they’re on their own.

Inside the epic White House fight over hydroxychloroquine
White House economic adviser with no medical training clashes with nation’s top infectious disease expert over unproven coronavirus drug therapy.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized for testing after coronavirus symptoms persist
The Trump ally proudly declared “I continue to shake hands,” just a month ago.

Trump inherited Obama’s massive mask manufacturing plan but stopped it in 2018
White House failed to enact Obama-era plan to make millions of respirators that would have saved lives today.

The doctor vs. the economist: Navarro blows up at Dr. Fauci at coronavirus task force meeting
Trump’s promotion of untested drugs as a cure for COVID-19 sparks a major confrontation among his senior advisors.

Wisconsin’s GOP legislature forces primary to go forward tomorrow even as coronavirus all but shutters the U.S.
Their constituents could be killed. Republicans don’t care.

Fox News prepares for barrage of coronavirus lawsuits after spreading disinformation about the disease for months
The propaganda network knows that it killed some of its own viewers with its lies.

Federal government outbids Kentucky for medical equipment amid shortage
Trump is letting his own voters die.

Illinois governor fires back after Trump says states were unprepared: He ‘does not understand the word federal’
The buck stops everywhere except the president’s desk.

Trump Sunday Twitter roundup: The president praises his sycophants and the Queen while slamming “Fake News”
While the president was supposedly attending an online Palm Sunday worship service, his Twitter feed kept filling up with new posts.

Uplift: Boy loses tooth, sleeps in mask to protect tooth fairy
Crisis brings out the best in the best people.

Today’s Action: Protect our elections during COVID-19

Sixteen states and Puerto Rico have either postponed or switched to mail-only primary elections. But Wisconsin, despite a state-wide stay-at-home mandate, is set to push through their election tomorrow. After Wisconsin’s Democratic Governor made the request to delay on Friday, the GOP-held state legislature not only rejected it but are also working to block an extension on absentee ballots. Over one hundred jurisdictions will be unable to staff a single polling place on Tuesday if the election goes through.

If you live in Wisconsin, please call your state reps THIS MORNING and demand a delay in tomorrow’s election. Any public gathering right now is unsafe, for voters and poll workers alike, and the election will not be representative when many will choose or be forced to stay at home.

And Wisconsin’s story will not be the last of mismanaged, botched, and dangerous elections unless we act now. We must fundamentally transform how we conduct the remaining elections in this crisis in order to ensure health and safety and guarantee voter rights.

With Republicans at the local, state, and federal level already actively conducting voter suppression even before COVID-19, this may be one of the most important battles of this crisis for protecting our democracy.

No matter where you live, call or email your Members of Congress and then your State Reps, and demand they make the following election-protection actions:

  • Increase early voting days and vote-by-mail options, provide additional ballot drop-boxes, and extend voting deadlines
  • Make voter registration easy and no-contact with online and automatic options
  • Ensure all polling stations are fully stocked with sanitizing equipment, and all workers and attendees are kept safe with appropriate distancing procedures
  • A budget of at least $2 billion from Congress to fund these changes

With Trump still refusing to take responsibility for this crisis and Republicans focusing more on saving corporations than the people they serve, we truly have no way to predict just how long we will be in this strange state.

But unfortunately, we do have heartbreaking predictions for how many will not survive COVID-19 due to their failures. Protecting our elections are absolutely vital for voting out the thugs who are refusing to protect our lives.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for the shut down of all large church services, 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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