Trump org exposed plotting to get federal ‘relief’

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Trump (the company) asks Trump (the administration) for hotel rent relief

The president’s signature hotel in Washington, D.C. wants a break on the terms of its lease. The landlord determining the fate of the request? The Trump administration.

Take Action: Demand Trump’s cronies be removed from the US pandemic response so scientists can do their jobs!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump loses it when asked why he’s congratulating himself as lives are being lost

The heartless president got called out for taking a victory lap while Americans are dying en masse, and he did not handle it well.


Check out this week’s episode: How Trump is infecting American democracy with a deadly virus of his own

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Texas lieutenant governor on reopening state: ‘There are more important things than living’
Republican leaders are speaking loud and clear on coronavirus: the economy is more sacred than human life.

Take Action: Check out the WHO’s list of precautions you can take to avoid infection WITHOUT panicking.


“Xenophobe. In. Chief.”: Democrats blast Trump’s plan to suspend immigration to U.S. for 60 days
The president could sign an executive order closing off the country as early as this week.


States smuggle coronavirus medical supplies to avoid federal seizures as House probes Jared Kushner
Health officials going to dramatic lengths to hide shipments of critical supplies from Trump administration.

Take Action: Demand Trump stop withholding lifesaving aid to states because of his petty grudges against governors!


CDC director: second wave of coronavirus could be far worse
Director Robert Redfield also chastised stay-at-home protesters and called Trump’s “LIBERATE” tweets “not helpful.”


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Election year is here!

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Comey takes victory lap, jabs at Trump after bipartisan Senate report confirms 2016 Russia interference
Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee unanimously concludes that Russia did indeed meddle in the 2016 election to benefit Trump.


At least 7 new coronavirus cases appear to be related to Wisconsin’s election, Milwaukee health commissioner says
Republicans and conservatives on the Supreme Court have blood on their hands.


AOC roasts frozen dinner heir Tucker Carlson after he calls her “child of privilege”
The progressive legislator hit the bullseye with her retort to the Fox host’s smears.


Senate passes $484 billion coronavirus deal after weeks of deadlock
Democrats secured funding for actual small businesses, hospitals, and for testing.


Nurses hold White House protest over need for protective equipment in coronavirus fight
Frontline hero: “We’re here because our colleagues are dying.”


Publicly traded companies have received $300 million in small business loans
Trump said the loans are awarded “by what we think is right.” His administration has declined to disclose PPP beneficiaries.


Secret recording reveals NRA’s legal troubles have cost the organization $100 million
CEO Wayne LaPierre whined about NY and DC attorneys general investigations into the right-wing gun rights organization, decrying “the power of weaponized government” without a hint of irony.


Fact check: Trump’s false claims from Tuesday’s coronavirus briefing
The president told some whoppers that could get people killed. Again.


5-year-old daughter of Detroit first responders dies from coronavirus complications
Skylar loved princess dresses and dreamed of becoming a pediatric dentist.


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Today’s Action: A real financial stimulus (regardless of immigration status)

If it wasn’t apparent before (it definitely was), a one-time $1,200 stimulus check isn’t nearly enough to cover basic needs for millions of out-of-work and extra-burdened Americans during the coronavirus crisis. Nearly one-third of all renters failed to meet rent on April 1st and 22 million workers are now unemployed. Meanwhile, about 60 million people are still waiting for their one-time stimulus, and rent is due again next week.

Some Democrats in Congress are floating a more viable financial package: $2,000 per month for each adult, regardless of immigration status. We don’t know how much longer millions will struggle to find employment and we need a package that carries us through this crisis long-term

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand a direct financial stimulus of $2,000 per month per adult, regardless of immigration status. Then, call your governor and ask them to follow California’s lead by committing additional funding to assisting the undocumented immigrants who contribute to your state’s economy.

The $1,200 stimulus check went only to those with a social security number – meaning millions of legal, tax-paying immigrants did not receive support, despite their incredible contributions to our country. Even Americans citizens married to people without a SSN have been denied a stimulus check. And undocumented immigrants who contribute immensly to our economy and pay taxes were definitely left out. Without their contributions under normal circumstances, we would see an economic recession.

We are facing economic turmoil unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes. To morally and economically survive as a country, we must include ALL residents in any economic stimulus, no matter their immigration status.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them that we need direct monthly cash assistance of $2,000 per adult, regardless of immigration status. Next, call your governor and ask them to provide additional resources like California has done to help undocumented immigrants in your state.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Trump tell his idiot supporters to stop endangering us all with their stupid, self-destructive protests, 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.

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