Trump disses John Lewis during memorial

Demand the release of the 15-year-old girl jailed for weeks for not doing her homework!


Top Stories for July 28:

Trump disrespects the late Civil Rights icon, John Lewis, as leaders paid tribute at the Capitol

The petty president told the media he has no intention of paying respects to the legend.

Take Action: Contact your senators and tell them to support and demand a vote on the newly renamed John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary goes full tyrant on air

Responding to a Fox News host’s suggestion that federal troops just arrest Portland city officials, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolfe said “We absolutely are doing that.”

Take Action: Demand the immediate removal of Trump’s federal troops from US cities!

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump SINKS himself with fatal misstep on school re-openings
The miscalculation is backfiring big time for Republicans nationwide.

Trump downplays national security adviser Robert O’Brien’s virus diagnosis, claims he hasn’t seen him in a while
The president acknowledged that he hasn’t been in regular contact with his own national security adviser, traditionally one of the most critical members of a president’s senior staff.

Senate GOP’s $1 trillion stimulus proposal includes slashing unemployment benefits by $400 per week
Senate Republicans have proposed cutting weekly emergency unemployment benefits from $600 to $200, amidst a raging pandemic that has forced tens of millions from their jobs.

Trump only pivoted on virus after being warned of spikes among ‘our people’ in red states
Projected surges in Midwestern battleground states like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan seem to have caught the president’s attention with the election around the corner.

Armed supporters of GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert accused of assaulting rival campaign’s staffer at pro-police rally
Democrat Hank Gilbert claims police “drove around the square waving” at Gohmert backers as his aide was assaulted.

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Trump’s claim of first pitch invite at Yankee Stadium is exposed as a total lie sparked by Fauci jealousy
Hours before Dr. Fauci threw the first pitch in DC, the president startled both the Yankees and his own staff with his announced first pitch with the New York ball club. No such invitation was extended.

Take Action: Demand Trump immediately stop his attacks on Dr. Fauci

National Guard commander admits ‘excessive’ force against peaceful protesters for Trump’s bible photo-op
National Guard officer and Iraq war combat veteran Adam DeMarco is set to testify before Congress, where he will tell lawmakers that protesters were peaceful and that excessive force was used to clear them, including tear gas.

Take Action: Tell all military personnel to REJECT Trump’s use of force against peacefully protesting Americans!

Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month
The novel virus and associated restrictions are pushing already hungry communities over the edge, cutting off meager farms from markets and isolating villages from food and medical aid.

Conservative columnist admits to being “selfish… completely stupid” after contracting virus and infecting family
“You cannot imagine the guilt I feel, knowing that I hosted the gathering that led to so much suffering. You cannot imagine my guilt at having been a denier, carelessly shuffling through this pandemic, making fun of those wearing masks and social distancing.”


Yes, seriously.


Today’s Action: Get out the vote – less than 100 days to the election!

Our moment to punt Donald Trump out of the White House is in less than 100 days – 98 to be exact! But the only way to make that dream a reality is to spend the next 97 days leaning in hard to Get Out The Vote volunteer efforts.

We’re facing: extreme delays in USPS during a time when more voters than ever plan to vote absentee, valid fears about visiting or volunteering at polling stations, AND the usual frenzy of GOP voter suppression tactics.

All in all, our election system is in crisis, and the voters most likely to be burdened, discouraged, and blocked from voting are Democrats in swing/red states where we need the highest possible turnout. It’s time to put in some volunteer hours like your life depends on it – because the reality is, for many people in this country, it does.

Phone bank with SwingLeft and Indivisible

Outside of canvassing (which is hard in a pandemic!), phone banking is the BEST way to reach and inspire voters. SwingLeft and Indivisible both have phone-banking opportunities, depending on your area. And remember – phone banking for state/local issues creates extra incentive for voters to show up in November to defeat Trump, so don’t hesitate to jump in on local action! Enter your zip code (SwingLeft and Indivisible) to see what’s available near you.

Text bank with Indivisible

The good folks of Indivisible are organizing text bank training TONIGHT (Tuesday) night at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST, and Thursday, July 30 at 3 pm EST / noon PST. Text banking is easy, and is actually done from your computer, not your phone (so no hand-cramping, personal identity exposure, or phone bill concerns needed)! Indivisible guides you through the conversations with pre-scripted language, and offers you training and tips as you go.

Letter-writing parties with SwingLeft/Vote Forward

Join the good folks of SwingLeft for a virtual letter-writing party with other progressives in your area, or start your own with the resources at Vote Forward! Letter writing is completely personal – sharing with others why voting this November matters to YOU. SwingLeft and Vote Forward provide you with the names and letter format you need to easily write down your story.

Volunteer for Joe Biden’s campaign directly

With one primary remaining before the Democratic convention, Biden is our presumptive nominee. Go directly to the source and make calls or send texts for Joe!

Don’t depend on others to put in the time, only to face another four years of Trump come November. When we say it will take every single one of us to defeat him, take back the Senate, and shed our country of racist gerrymandering, we truly mean ALL of us. Sign up to volunteer today!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding the release of the 15-year-old girl jailed for weeks for not doing her homework, 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.