Texas gov issues deadly order against his own people

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Texas Gov. Abbott issues order banning COVID vaccination mandates in rebuke of Biden

Abbott, who tested positive for COVID in August, has also resisted mask mandates and requiring proof of vaccination, because freedom.

Take Action: Demand corporations stop bankrolling legislators who sponsored the Texas abortion ban!


Some GOP officials are urging Republican voters to back Democrats in 2022 to save the party from “pro-Trump extremists”
There aren’t a lot of bright spots in the modern GOP, but a few members of the party apparently are concerned about their long-term prospects and, you know, democracy.

Take Action: Tell Facebook to end its algorithm that spreads disinformation NOW!



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Virginia Republicans pull vile stunt to cheat ahead of election

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Unbelievable.


Florida short more than 5,000 teachers due to pandemic and low pay, education group says
The data underscores the challenges facing the education system in Florida, where school boards have been at odds with Gov. Ron DeSantis over mask mandates and basic, life-saving safety measures.

Take Action: Demand the Senate abolish the filibuster before McConnell uses it to wreck the global economy!


Bob Woodward likens Trump’s popularity to Soviet Russia, says the GOP has an “iron curtain of obedience” to him
“Let’s face it. Trump’s popularity, his power in the Republican party has grown since he left office. It has not shrunk,” Woodward said.


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Future of megacities “hang in the balance” as diplomats prepare for UN Climate Change Conference

Nations’ follow through — or lack thereof — on pledges made at the looming UN climate summit will help determine the long-term fate of tens of millions of people living in coastal megacities threatened by rising seas.


Marjorie Taylor Greene asks half-million Twitter followers if America should “have a national divorce”
Yes. From deeply ignorant misinformation campaigns, please.

Take Action: Tell Twitter to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene for vaccine misinformation!


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Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madison Cawthrone, and Lauren Boebert’s extremism costing them support from their voters

United Rural Democrats: New extremists in Congress are taking their districts for granted while delivering nothing for them. United Rural Democrats are organizing on the ground to shock Republicans by winning back Middle America. But they need your help!


Study saying COVID-19 vaccines cause heart inflammation — and hyped by anti-vaxxers — withdrawn due to miscalculation
The anti-vax community will obviously be issuing a retraction any minute now…


Lawmakers slam UK’s COVID response, say “herd immunity” strategy a public health failure
The UK government’s approach to tackling the coronavirus outbreak at the start of the pandemic has been called one of the country’s worst ever public health failures, following an inquiry by British lawmakers.


Indigenous Peoples’ Day marked with celebrations, protests
Indigenous people across the United States marked Monday with celebrations of their heritage, education campaigns, and a push for the Biden administration to make good on its word.

Take Action: Tell President Biden to cancel Trump’s deadly Line 3 oil pipeline!


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Pass federal abortion protections now to fight the Texas heartbeat bill!

It’s been weeks since the Supreme Court allowed Texas to criminalize abortion, and the American people are still waiting for federal measures to protect women’s access to vital health care. Despite the fact that abortions are still ostensibly protected by the Constitution as decided in Roe v Wade, Texas is currently still able to prevent abortions throughout the state and threaten with criminal prosecution and retaliation anyone who provides the important health care service.

A federal court has allowed the extreme Texas heartbeat bill to go back into affect, which will have horrifying impacts and further foster an unsafe environment for abortion seekers. Even earlier this month Gov. Greg Abbott has said he will not even look at a bill that would provide exceptions for rape and incest in the heartbeat bill and will continue staunchly fighting the right to choose. It’s clear that today’s Republican Party is devoid of humanity for women, and we urgently need our leaders to band together and codify the freedoms guaranteed by Roe v Wade.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your senators to demand an end to the filibuster, and the passage of federal abortion protections immediately through the Women’s Health Protection Act!

The House recently passed a sweeping health bill that addresses the attacks on abortion care by state officials. It would protect national abortion access without medically unnecessary and, frankly, cruel restrictions, such as waiting periods, mandatory ultrasounds, and biased counseling. It would confirm the right to abortion for healthcare providers, requiring them to provide that care.

But none of that can pass with the filibuster in place. We need everyone calling and writing their senators, demanding an end to the archaic filibuster and a resumption of their legislative obligations.

Call (202-224-3121) or write your senators and tell them to end the filibuster and pass the WHPA, before the Supreme Court and state governments further gut a woman’s right to choose! 

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on schools to defy mask mandate bans , and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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