Top Trump official accuses scientist of coup, calls for armed revolt

Tell the Trump administration to stop lying about the wildfire and ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE!


Top Stories for September 15:

Top HHS official accuses scientists of plotting against Trump, tells supporters to buy ammunition

Michael Caputo, the top communications official at HHS, accused career government scientists of plotting against Trump and told the president’s supporters to arm themselves ahead of the November election.

Take Action: Demand Trump commit to accepting the results of the 2020 Presidential election!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: California official snaps back at Trump after the president says science is wrong on climate change

Trump foolishly blurted out “it will start getting cooler, you just watch” when presented with basic facts about climate change, to which California Secretary of Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot responded, “I wish science agreed with you.”

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ICE whistleblower complaint alleges “uterus collector” doctor performed mass hysterectomies
The whistleblower nurse alleged “jarring medical neglect” and a high rate of hysterectomies performed on Spanish-speaking immigrant women at an ICE detention center in Georgia.

Trump defends indoor rally, ignores danger posed to packed crowd
“I’m on a stage and it’s very far away,” Trump said. “And so I’m not at all concerned.” No word on whether the president was concerned for the health and safety of his staff, supporters, venue employees or basically anyone other than himself.

Take Action: Check out WHO’s recommendations for staying safe and stopping the spread.

Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman: Trump is Putin’s “useful idiot”
Vindman, who testified in the president’s impeachment inquiry, lambasted Trump as an “unwitting agent” of Russian President Vladimir Putin and warned of future disaster ahead.

Take Action: Demand an investigation into Trump for allowing Putin to pay Taliban fighters to kill US troops!

South Dakota’s Republican attorney general hit and killed a man but said it was a deer
State Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, who has a history of speeding violations, is accused of covering up a monstrous hit-and-run killing.

Election year is here!

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Trump blames “exploding trees” for wildfires in bizarre press pool
The president once again ignored overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change and basic facts on the ground, blaming the wildfires currently ravaging the West Coast on combustible trees.

Justice Department internal watchdog is investigating Roger Stone’s sentencing
Prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky told Congress that the US attorney’s office in DC instructed him to recommend a lighter sentence because of Stone’s ties to Trump.

Take Action: Impeach Attorney General William Barr!

Biden creates legal war room, preparing for a big fight over voting
The Biden team has enlisted two former solicitors general and hundreds of lawyers in what the campaign billed as the largest election protection program in presidential campaign history.



Yes. Seriously.


Today’s Action: Seven weeks to stop a fascist dictator.

Hi there. This is Sara, Director of Action for OD Action…and I’m getting personal today.

I don’t mean to fear-monger…but millions of lives are on the line in this election. From Trump’s lack of national strategy resulting in 200,000 deaths, to his refusal to acknowledge the imminent and current dangers of climate change, we have a president who literally does not care about human life.

Beating Trump is possible, but this is an all-hands-on-deck moment like our party has never seen. Between the virus potentially deterring voters, “normal” GOP voter suppression against minority groups, brand new suppression tactics in red states aimed at all Democrats, the sabotage of USPS, and Trump’s plans to declare victory on election night no matter what, we aren’t just looking at four more years of Trump…we’re potentially looking at the end of our representative voting system as we know it. Because if Trump wins, he’ll find a way to make this new suppression stick.

I put in a phone-banking shift this weekend. I’m not going to lie to you: it’s not my favorite thing to do. But it’s also not the dreadful thing many people imagine it to be, and some people LOVE it once they try it. I know it’s our single most effective way to defeat this monster. So I’ve committed to one shift a week between now and November 3 on top of my OD Action duties.

Phone banking is basically reading from a short script (my shift yesterday was providing voting resources to Pennsylvania Democrat-likelies) and clicking a few response boxes. I got hung up on (no big deal) and some people weren’t home (can’t fix that), but others actually did need the website and reminder to request a ballot. A few people were planning to vote for Trump, but the script tells me to just say thanks and end the call…so I did!

Essentially, it’s easy (even the technology is simple), it’s motivating to watch your call numbers go up, and it’s a 100% cost-free (to you) way to quickly and effectively Get Out The Vote for Democrats from your own home.

Joe Biden wants to fight voter suppression, reinstate the Paris Climate Agreement, and actually address the pandemic with funding and resources. And other things I deeply care about: placing fair-minded judges in our courts, ending the Muslim Ban, creating a path to citizenship for Dreamers, ending the GOP Tax Scam, passing hate crime legislation, and so much more. Any one of these reasons would be worth making a few calls for…especially when the alternative is deadly.

Schedule your first phone banking shift – join me in committing to one shift per week until November 3rd! Sign up with the good folks of Indivisible or search for a local virtual event.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling the Trump administration to stop lying about the wildfire and address climate change, 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.


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