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Video shows Don Jr. perjure himself in sworn deposition

Lying has become the Trump family business, but this time, there could be consequences.

Take Action: Charge Trump and his family for corrupt profiteering off the presidency!


Autopsy shows Andrew Brown Jr. shot five times by cops, including final, fatal bullet in the back of his head
Attorneys for Brown Jr.’s family announced the results of an independent autopsy, nearly a week after he was shot and killed by police during the botched execution of a search warrant.



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Republicans HUMILIATE themselves while opposing DC statehood

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: This is beyond parody.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Reporter tries “gotcha” question on Biden. He claps back instantly

Biden’s mask has apparently replaced Obama’s tan suit, as desperate right-wing newstalkers grasp for anything they can twist into a supposed scandal.

Take Action: Tell Democrats to expand the Supreme Court!


Biden to propose $1.8 trillion “families plan” with paid leave, child care, universal pre-K, free community college in tonight’s speech to a joint session of Congress
President Biden’s American Families Plan, largely paid for by cracking down on tax loopholes used by high-income earners, is shaping up to be the most dramatic federal expansion of the family social safety net in decades.

Take Action: Tell President Biden and Congress to end subsidies to fossil fuel companies!


Right-wing tabloid reporter resigns over fake, front-page hit job on Kamala Harris
A New York Post reporter announced her resignation on Tuesday over what she called “an incorrect story I was ordered to write” that claimed migrant children were given copies of Vice President Harris’s children’s book.

Take Action: Add your name to tell the Senate to join the House in passing the NO BAN act to stop future racist bans like Trump’s disgraceful Muslim ban!


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CDC issues new outdoor mask guidance for fully vaccinated people

For the fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required in smaller outdoor gatherings. Please do continue to mask up indoors. We can only get through this together!


Iowa moves 294,000 registered voters to “inactive” status in duplicitous new restriction effort
Under new state law, labeling voters “inactive” — including 17-year-olds who were ineligible to vote in 2020 because they were minors — is the first step in a process that let’s officials cancel a citizen’s registration due to inactivity.

Take Action: Add your name to tell the Senate to join the House in voting to make DC the 51st state!


Biden, Dems pushing to extend monthly $300 checks to parents into 2025 and beyond
While the president and some allies in Congress disagree on long-term legislative strategy, the end result is a remarkable reinvestment in American families at a time of great economic uncertainty.


Justice Department ends Trump-era limits on grants to “sanctuary cities”
Biden’s DOJ has quietly repealed a controversial Trump-era policy targeting “sanctuary cities” which called for withholding millions in grant money from cities, counties, and states if they refused to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.


Biden taps Houston-area sheriff who blasted Trump policies to head ICE
President Joe Biden nominated Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to lead the agency that deports people in the country illegally, picking a seasoned law enforcement official who sharply criticized the disgraced ex-president’s hardline immigration policies.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

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Today’s Action: Stop voter suppression laws at the state level!

Following in Georgia’s footsteps, where Republicans have signed into law the most repressive and racist voter suppression policies in more than half a century, the GOP has introduced similar laws in nearly every state in the nation. And they’re using Trump’s baseless lies about voter fraud to justify them, without a shred of evidence.

In Congress, we’re working to pass the For the People Act, which would overturn these laws. But if that effort fails, our next round of elections may include more roadblocks to voting than we’ve seen in decades…and rest assured those roadblocks will impact Democrats far more than Republicans.

So, it’s time to double our efforts, by targeting voter suppression at the state level in addition to the federal level.

Check to see whether your state is considering voter suppression laws. Then, call or email your state representatives and tell them to preserve democracy in your state – no racist voter suppression laws based on Trump’s baseless voter fraud lies! 

Republicans have introduced over 360 voting bills in 47 states. And every one of them will make it harder for citizens to vote. For perspective, this time last year, only 35 laws of this kind were being considered. It’s a nationwide Republican sabotage.

This is an emergency, and if we don’t address it with the urgency it deserves, we’ll be facing a very different government by the next election cycle.

Every future election – and all of the values we hold dear – depend on stopping this coordinated attack on voting rights by the GOP. Check your state’s status on new voter suppression laws and then email or call your state reps to demand they protect the right to vote.

If you’ve got an extra minute, also call your Senators and demand they pass the For the People Act!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on advertisers to boycott news outlets that promoted racist birther conspiracies against Kamala Harris, and be sure to follow OD Action on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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