Trump fans sabotaging Republicans in Georgia runoffs


Top Stories for November 27:

Trump’s conspiracies have MAGA world talking Georgia boycott

The outgoing president’s baseless demonization of Georgia’s entire electoral system is hurting his party’s chances at holding its slim Senate majority.

Take Action: Call voters in Georgia and help put Mitch McConnell and Republicans into the minority next year!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: AOC blasts Mitch McConnell for leaving Americans starving while he takes an early vacation

While the GOP left early for vacation Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t about to let them off the hook, reminding them that millions of Americans will go hungry this Thanksgiving due to their pandemic failures.

Adam Schiff on Trump’s legal consequences for coup attempt

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: We’ve been waiting for this.

Trump finally says he’ll leave office if Electoral College votes for Biden
19 days after President-elect Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election, the outgoing Oval Office occupant finally acknowledged reality but hedged on attending Biden’s inauguration in January.

Take Action: Kick Trump off Twitter for using it to inspire a coup!

Justice Sotomayor upbraids SCOTUS majority for “playing a deadly game” with pandemic restrictions
Justice Sotomayor issued a stinging rebuke of her conservative colleagues, calling out what she perceived as hypocrisy and false equivalencies in Wednesday’s ruling against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pandemic restrictions.

AstraZeneca vaccine study results clouded by manufacturing error
Oxford University acknowledged some of the vials used in their trials didn’t have the right concentration of vaccine so some volunteers got a half dose, a problem that led to confusing figures on efficacy.

Florida GOP governor extends ban on cities imposing their own mask mandates
Gov. Ron DeSantis has extended an order that bans localities in the state from enforcing mask mandates, stunning health critics and local officials alike.

Take Action: Nobody off the hook — Hold Trump and his enablers accountable for their crimes!

Get President Obama’s critically acclaimed memoir: A Promised Land

OD Action Pick: “Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come. . . . [A Promised Land] is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid.”— New York Times

“Mini desk. Tiny hands. Small soul”: Trump mocked for giving speech at little table
#DiaperDon trends on Twitter after outgoing president’s furniture steals limelight.

US agents apprehend 1,000 migrant children in 6 days as crossings along Mexican border rise
The Trump administration is fighting a court ruling that prohibits them from expelling unaccompanied migrant children without a court hearing or an asylum screening.

Food industry braces for new pandemic wave
Across the food and grocery industry, the holidays are starting to resemble the panic of the spring, when the supply chain was stressed and businesses were teetering.


Winter is coming.


Today’s Action: Buy local/small business this holiday season!

The holiday season is officially here…it’s Black Friday. And this year, more than ever before, small and local businesses around the country are depending on a strong holiday season to survive to the next year.

The pandemic has crippled – or shuttered – countless independent businesses. Meanwhile, between March and June 2020, CEO Jeff Bezos’ personal wealth rose by about $48 billion dollars. And Alice, Jim, and Rob Walton (co-owners of Walmart) have seen their fortunes rise by $14.4 billion between March and September 2020. $14.4 billion each.

We get it – we’re pushing people to stay home and stay safe, and online shopping is a good way to do that! However, many small businesses have now had time to create their own safe shopping options, and they’ll need progressive people who see the value and benefit of a strong local, independent, non-corporate economy to make an extra effort this season.

Support Amazon workers in the largest international labor action — happening in at least 15 countries — by committing to a small/local business holiday gift plan this year! Investigate which small and/or local businesses have online/phone/social-distanced purchase options and keep safe while you boost local retail!

Many brick-and-mortar small businesses have adapted to the pandemic, creating safe curbside pickup options for phone and internet orders. And, others have moved online – or were online well before the shutdowns.

What’s even better: shopping small/local businesses instead of massive corporations allow you to spend your gift budgets at shops more likely to be owned by women/people of color, and directly contribute to the livelihoods of families more likely to be struggling during this pandemic.

Write out your holiday gifting list, and then investigate how you can commit to local and/or small business shopping this year while staying safe. Many local businesses now are fully equipped for the pandemic and ready to help you find that perfect gift.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to commit to helping win both Senate seats in Georgia, 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.