Trump compares cops killing Black people to golfing

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Trump compares police who shoot people to golfers who choke on the green

In a Fox News interview the night before visiting Kenosha, the president said, “They choke. Just like in a golf tournament, they miss a three-foot putt.”

Take Action: Demand justice for Jacob Blake, shot in the back 7 times by cops while his children and fiancée watched!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Biden sinks Trump with viral response to his attacks of being “soft on crime”

The Democratic nominee eviscerated the sitting president for abdicating his most solemn duty — keeping the American people safe — while casting blame far and wide.

Take Action: Tell the press to call Trump out on his LIES about Joe Biden — don’t let him replay 2016!

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Biden sinks Trump’s prized re-election strategy
Joe Biden just showed up when it mattered most.

Trump congratulates himself for saving Kenosha from being destroyed and preventing “great death”
The president’s race-baiting and fearmongering took a turn for the ridiculous on Monday morning.

White House ignored warnings as it pushed for reopenings, newly released reports show
Trump’s has killed tens of thousands of Americans.

Twitter slaps manipulated media warning tag on Trump team for editing video of Biden speech
The Trump team shamelessly took all the context out of a Biden quote and got punished for it immediately.

Take Action: Tell Twitter to fact-check ALL of Trump’s tweets!

Health experts horrified as new Trump adviser pushes “herd immunity” strategy that could kill 2 million Americans
Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist from the right-wing Hoover Institution, has repeated downplayed the severity of the virus and questioned the need for lockdowns or social distancing measures.

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

Election year is here!

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Trump pushes to keep tax returns from NY prosecutor, eyes Supreme Court appeal
The district attorney is seeking eight years of tax returns from Trump’s longtime accounting firm in connection with a criminal probe of the president’s business practices.

52 Black ex-franchisees file $1 billion racial-discrimination lawsuit against McDonald’s
The franchisees say they were forced to close or sell more than 200 McDonald’s locations because of “systematic and covert racial discrimination.”

Wisconsin special session on police reform lasts less than a minute. GOP not interested
Gov. Tony Evers expressed disappointment after Wisconsin Republican leaders convened a special session for less than 30 seconds. “There’s no sense of urgency from Republicans.”


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Today’s Action: National Poll Worker Recruitment Day!

Today is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day – and it’s a critical year to celebrate. Poll workers ensure elections run smoothly and democratically (as best they can, in the face of GOP voter suppression laws). They are a vital part of our election system and upholding voter rights.

But even before we had a pandemic, many areas have struggled to recruit enough poll workers, leading to long lines and closed voting locations. This is particularly true in communities with high percentages of people of color, and is one of the many deterring factors against truly representative election results.

Now, our country is facing a national election during a pandemic – and since poll workers often tend to be senior citizens, who are particularly vulnerable to infection, election officials are predicting a recruitment crisis.

Democratic voters are more likely to be negatively impacted by understaffed polling locations – so, we desperately need poll workers to defeat Donald Trump. Read the qualifications for each state’s sign-up process!

Democrats are working hard to set up safety standards for workers and voters alike, and we’ll keep pushing the Senate to pass the HEROES Act, which includes the funds needed to ensure protections for all at the polls.

It’s time to think hard about whether it makes sense for you to sign up. If you or someone you care for has underlying health conditions, or if you’re a senior citizen or you work closely with them, this may not be the right choice for you. In fact, we suggest you NOT do it.

But if you are youngish and healthy, and without vulnerable dependents, democracy would really love your help to stay alive. Because the reality is: we may not have a democracy after another four years of Trump and McConnell.

Read over your state’s rules for becoming a poll worker, and sign up today!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Trump stop using the White House and public resources for campaign events as required by law, 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.