Rick Perry: Texans should freeze to keep Democrats at bay

Tell President Biden: End the forever war


Top Stories for February 18:

Rick Perry volunteers millions of Texans to freeze in the dark in jab at Democrats

The former Texas governor and Secretary of Energy made it clear he would rather see millions suffer than accept help.

Take Action: Expel Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley from the Senate!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Biden’s press secretary smacks down Texas Republicans over power outage lies

While Texas suffers under the weight of failed Republican policies, their culprits are making phony excuses and pointing fingers. But Jen Psaki wasn’t having it.

Take Action: Tell Democrats to support a Green New Deal before it’s too late!

McConnell pulls disgusting stunt in wake of Trump’s acquittal

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Beyond shameful.

Florida’s Republican Governor threatens to pull vaccine from communities that criticize his distribution failures
DeSantis has diverted supply from poorer communities to richer ones and is openly plotting to inflict suffering among those calling for fairness.

Trump Pentagon officials delayed promotions of female generals due to fear over Trump’s reaction
The disgraced ex-president’s hatred of women was so notorious that officials stymied careers to prevent his rage. President Biden is getting their careers back on the tracks they have earned.

Tucker Carlson claims Biden’s marriage is a fraud in deeply unhinged Fox rant
The FOX News host got personal and petty in a bizarre attack on the President and his wife.

Take Action: Tell Tucker Carlson’s advertisers to pull sponsorship after he defended the white supremacist who murdered protesters!

AOC rips into Texas governor for blaming storm outages on the Green New Deal, saying his “failed leadership” is the true “deadly deal”

Here’s a reminder: Texas runs 80-90% on fossil fuels, the progressive star said. The real ‘deadly deal’ is his failed leadership.”

Georgia Republicans try to change state constitution to protect Trump against being prosecuted for his crimes
The guilt of the disgraced ex-president is not in question, but as long as Republicans hold office, justice will continue to be.

NAACP lawsuit will put Trump “out of business,” Congressman Bennie Thompson says
The [KKK act] was put in place to protect those members of Congress so that we can actually have a democracy that stands up to the promise of the Constitution, without individuals being in fear of their intimidation or threat to their lives, NAACP President Derrick Johnson said, adding that the Capitol riots “fit perfectly” into why the legislation was passed.

Rush Limbaugh taught Republicans to love an angry, racist bully
He leaves behind a legacy of suffering and displaced rage.

Biden rejects Trump’s devious deal with ICE union
A whistleblower had alleged that the agreement gave the union powers to “indefinitely delay” President Joe Biden’s immigration policy changes.


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Today’s Action: Tell your Members of Congress to push Biden on student loans!

At a town hall this week, President Biden rejected the call for providing up to $50,000-per-student in loan forgiveness, despite support from both moderates (like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY) and progressives (including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY). Biden wants to cap it at $10,000, which unfortunately falls drastically short of the problem.

40% of current student loan holders do not have a college degree, putting them in a major predicament of having high monthly loan payments without the resume to pursue better paying employment. This astonishing percentage is not a fluke, but rather testament of the steep economic costs of higher education and other structural barriers to completing a degree.

For 43 million young people, the rising costs of education combined with the Great Recession and depleted job opportunities had created a $1.7 trillion debt crisis. And then the pandemic hit. Cancelling student debt would provide much-needed relief for millions of Americans AND inject our struggling economy with a massive, immediate stimulus.

Call or email your Members of Congress and tell them to apply pressure on Biden to support generous student loan forgiveness of $50,000 per student.

Student loan forgiveness would also go a long way toward closing a clear racial gap in wealth distribution. Students of color are disproportionately impacted, both in who holds the loans and how much those loans are, so much so that cancelling student loan debt has been called a major civil rights issue.

For example, Black college graduates owe an average of $25,000 more than White college graduates…and four years after graduation, nearly half of Black graduates owe 12.5% more on their debt than the original loan (vs. the 83% of white graduates who owe 12% less than they borrowed). And, half of Black borrowers and a third of Latinos default on their loans within 20 years.

We have an entire generation crushed under the weight of job scarcity and education costs, now struggling even harder due to the pandemic. Forgiving student loan debt tackles an economic stimulus and institutionalized racial inequities in one go – it’s a win/win situation.

Email or call your Members of Congress and demand they push Biden to support $50,000-per-student debt forgiveness!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on President Biden to end the forever war, and get your copy of the delightful “I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)” by Pantsuit Politics hosts, Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth A. Silvers, a fun read to help us cope with the aftermath of a post-Trump America.


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