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New evidence suggests Oath Keepers and Proud Boys conspired ahead of Trump’s Capitol coup attempt

The evidence is the first to suggest coordination among the various extremist groups as they prepared to descend on Washington.

Take Action: Demand Congress raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ted Cruz called Dems’ gun efforts “theater.” Kamala Harris SHUTS HIM DOWN with clapback

The VP exposed the senator as the disgrace he is.

Take Action: Demand the Senate pass common sense gun safety laws!



Manchin onboard with Democrats’ “enormous” infrastructure package paid for with new taxes on super wealthy
The Democratic senator said he favors rolling back parts of Donald Trump’s 2017 tax law to fund a bill with the goal of “rebuilding America.”


Madison Cawthorn said “zero dollars” are spent on homeless vets. It’s over $2 billion a year
Republicans are no longer even bending the truth. It’s all lies now.


Rachel Levine confirmed by Senate, becomes highest ranking openly transgender official
“Dr. Levine has been on the front lines of this pandemic, which is why she knows firsthand what our states and communities need from the Department of Health and Human Services,” Senator Patty Murray said.


Officer Brian Sicknick Died After the Capitol Riot. New Videos Show How He Was Attacked
The disturbing videos show Trump supporters killing a police officer while storming the Capitol at the direction of the disgraced ex-president.


Top Amazon exec’s snarky tweets for Bernie Sanders backfire
Bad news articles rained down following the posts.

Take Action: Add your name to demand a wealth tax so the super rich finally pay their fair share!


AT&T pledged to cut funding to GOP objectors after Trump’s Capitol coup attempt, then gave to PACs that funnelled money to them
This is not the reception that AT&T promised.


Videos show close ally of Marjorie Taylor Greene at Capitol in Trump’s coup attempt
The “close friend” of the Qanon Congresswoman had refused to say if he had stormed the Capitol. Now it doesn’t matter.


Chrissy Teigen says ‘goodbye’ to Twitter, deletes her account
“My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don’t is too much for me. I’ve always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I’m just not…”


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Oh come on

How to president…

Hope…


Today’s Action: Washington, D.C. is taxation without representation!

This week, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing on statehood for Washington, D.C. And the case is incredibly clear: the 712,000 residents of D.C. deserve the same say in Congress as every other person in the United States.

D.C. pays more in federal taxes per capita than any state in the country – and has populations higher than Wyoming and Vermont –  but has no voting representation in Congress, and thus no say in how those taxes are used.

And, D.C. has a lack of representation in another big way: the population of the city is 45% Black, which would make it the first plurality-Black state in the nation. The fact that Congressional representation has been long-denied is a major civil rights issue.

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand they move forward with statehood for Washington, D.C. If your MOCs have already co-sponsored (H.R. 51/S. 51), thank them and urge them to let nothing (including the filibuster) get in the way of its passage!

Republicans are very clear about why they don’t want D.C. (and Puerto Rico) statehood succeeding: because it would chip away at their voting power in the Senate. And (when they think the microphone is turned off), they’re afraid of a thriving Black city having a say in their politics.

Statehood for D.C. would give Congressional voice to hundreds of thousands of BIPOCs who deserve it every bit as much as any other American. The time to enfranchise the people of D.C. is NOW.

Black votes matter. Call or email your Members of Congress and ask them to support statehood for Washington, D.C. If your MOCs have already co-sponsored (H.R. 51/S. 51), thank them and encourage them to fight hard for this issue.

After we get our final ten caucus members on board in the Senate, we still have the filibuster to face. Tell your Senators the right to representation is so much more important than an undemocratic, Jim Crow era procedural trick. It’s time to abolish the filibuster.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Congress to pass the For the People Act, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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