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Employers added 528,000 jobs in July, a surprisingly strong number

Top Stories for August 5:

4,500 tips about Kavanaugh sexual assault were buried by Trump White House, FBI director admits

For years, Kavanaugh’s backers insisted allegations against him had been investigated. Yesterday, the FBI confirmed that no investigation was conducted because Trump didn’t want one.

Take Action: Demand Congress ban insurrectionist Trump from running for office in 2024!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Top Republican makes public admission, screws over his own party

The GOP’s lie that the Inflation Reduction Act will raise the personal income taxes of average Americans has now been completely dispelled.

Take Action: Tell the Biden admin to open abortion clinics on federal land!

Democrats pull out HUGE 11th hour surprise

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Wow!

Far-right MAGA acolyte Kari Lake wins Arizona GOP gubernatorial primary
The former local news anchor has spent the past few days claiming she’s the victim of voter fraud while also declaring herself the victor. Now that she’s officially one, Lake declared that Arizona had “out-voted” the fraud, giving us a glimpse of the absurd, senseless conspiracies we can expect to see from Republicans across the board in November.

Take Action: Tell Biden to take executive action to get dark money out of politics!

Louisville police officers finally charged in shooting death of Breonna Taylor
The federal indictment announced by Attorney General Merrick Garland accuses Joshua Jaynes, Kelly Hanna Goodlett, Brett Hankison, and Kyle Meany of civil rights offences, unlawful conspiracy, unconstitutional use of force, and obstruction. Finally. After 29 months. Some measure of accountability.

Take Action: Tell the Senate to legalize marijuana and pass the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act!

Sinema will “move forward” on Democrats’ transformative environmental and economic investment, paving path to big win for American families

Sinema finally offered her support for President Biden’s ambitious domestic agenda after party leaders agreed to change new tax proposals at her request. The Democrats’ sweeping investment package has been the product of intensive negotiations for more than a year and now appears on the cusp of passage.

Uvalde school police chief was demoted years before the massacre
Eight years before Uvalde school police Chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo (mis)led a disastrous law enforcement response to the Robb Elementary massacre, he was demoted from a high-ranking position at the Webb County Sheriff’s Office.

Tim Ryan flips the script in worker-focused bid for Ohio’s red Senate seat

OD Action Partner: The trail blazing Democrat has a real shot at flipping Ohio’s open Senate seat and keeping the Democrats in the majority! United Rural Democrats makes it easier for candidates like Tim to share this workers-first message in rural America. For Democrats to win, we must compete and win in hard areas.

Study debunks right-wing conspiracy that social pressure is turning kids trans
Don’t expect pesky facts to slow down the Republican Party’s ongoing war on the LGBTQ community.

West Virginia man who threatened to kill Dr. Fauci and others sentenced to 3 years in prison
Newly convicted felon Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr. sent emails threatening to kill Dr. Fauci, members of his family, and other US health officials, claiming they would be “dragged into the street, beaten to death, and set on fire.”

NYPD lawsuit payouts are on track to be highest in recent history
The infamous police department is on track to spend far more in lawsuit and misconduct payouts than in any year in recent history. One lawsuit settled last month for $12 million accused police of tackling a teenager to the ground, paralyzing him and ignoring his claims that he couldn’t move or feel his legs.

US teacher shortage is so bad some districts are trying four-day weeks
While it’s unclear precisely how many classrooms are without teachers, local reports indicate shortages ranging from the hundreds to the thousands. In Houston, Texas, alone, the five largest districts are reporting that anywhere from 200 to 1,000 positions remain unfilled.


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Today’s Action: Switch out your household products for a healthier planet!

No matter where those in power stand on protecting the planet, it’s essential that we all do our part to reduce waste and pollution. Many small businesses are already doing the hard work to ensure sustainable options for everyday products are on store shelves. Check out this guide and start swapping out products in your own household today!

Going zero-waste — eliminating single-use bottles and paper products and rethinking mainstream cleaning methods — is a critical step in the quest for a healthier planet. Check out this guide to creating a natural cleaning kit here.

Here are some other tips to get you started:

  • Seek out earth-friendly ingredients and refillable bottles from places like EarthHero and Zero Waste Store. Opt for biodegradable paper towels, compostable parchment paper, and products that can easily be recycled.
  • Make your own cleaning products. The Kitchen Chemist’s guide and Wild Minimalist have great zero-waste recipes worth trying!
  • Support your local farmers and community-based agriculture. “Food forests” are great ways to help the planet and encourage sustainable eating.
  • Create a waste-free bathroom with reusable menstrual products, biodegradable toothbrushes, plastic free soaps and shampoos, and non-toxic deodorant.

The average American tosses almost five pounds of trash every day. That’s three pounds more than the global average and amounts to a whopping 268 million tons annually for our nation as a whole. If every person reading this newsletter makes even modest changes, it could make a huge difference.

The past few years have produced severe, record-breaking weather events that are only getting worse. Unprecedented destruction from tornadoes, wildfires, and flooding have displaced hundreds of thousands of working families — all while corporations and beholden legislators continue punting on existential threats to our environment.

We can’t wait around for those in power to take the first step. Do your part to create a healthier planet today!


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