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Trump is reportedly “livid” at Jared Kushner for bungling coronavirus response

Turns out that the advice of his sister-in-law’s father wasn’t enough to halt a pandemic.

Take Action: Add your name to demand Trump put a competent medical professional in charge of coronavirus outbreak. NOT Pence and Kushner!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Steve Mnuchin called out to his face for Trump’s lies on air

The Treasury Secretary scrambled on live tv to cover for the president’s dishonesty and incompetence.

Check out this week’s episode: The worst — and the best — is yet to come

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Governor Cuomo claps back after Trump tells him he needs to “do more” to fight coronavirus
Trump got more than he bargained for after lashing out at New York’s Governor in coronavirus spat.

What does ‘shelter in place’ mean? San Francisco’s coronavirus order, explained
The he first of its kind order in the US is similar to lockdown measures in Italy, Spain and China and could be coming to more communities soon.

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

2020 Democratic Primaries: Voting postponed in four states because of virus
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Ohio have pushed back their primary elections. Here are the latest updates on changes to the 2020 presidential race.

Take Action: Use Vote Forward to write letters to Democratic voters in key swing states to help Get Out The Vote this November — without leaving the house!

Louie Gohmert singlehandedly blocks House virus relief bill so he can “read the corrections”
One of the president’s most devoted toadies delayed desperately needed relief at a time when every second is of the essence.

Take Action: Tell Senate Republicans to stop blocking Democrats’ Paid Sick Leave bill. It would save lives!

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Elizabeth Warren: We need a grassroots stimulus package
The progressive champion is calling on the government to do more to help American families deal with this once in a century crisis.

Take Action: Tell Trump & McConnell: Bail out working Americans NOT dirty energy companies!

Twitter forced to delete tweets by Trump crony David Clarke that float postponing 2020 general election
The tech giant had to take action over outrageous statements from a man once considered for a White House job.

Trump was warned before inauguration of potential for ‘the worst influenza pandemic since 1918′
It seems the then-president-elect ignored the simulation that closely resembled the challenges he has failed to confront today.

VA’s mission to see civilian patients in times of crisis vanished from its website
The Department of Veterans Affairs has long served as a backup health system in crisis, but the crucial role was deleted from the agency’s website Friday.

In historic first, Peace Corps to evacuate volunteers worldwide amid pandemic
The U.S. agency announced it was suspending operations globally and recalling volunteers for their safety as the outbreak spread.

Dept. of Health and Human Services hit by cyberattacks as they struggle to deal with coronavirus
As Americans struggle with their president’s incompetence, a mysterious attacker appears to be working to derail the national response to the crisis.


Today’s Action: Push the Senate to make the Coronavirus bill better

The House has passed a COVID-19 (coronavirus) relief bill, which has now gone onto the Senate. It’s a good bill with food assistance, unemployment insurance, and free coronavirus testing that passed with only 40 Republicans against it, and we definitely want to move rapidly through the upper house and into action. But although one goal must be to protect it from the Republican attacks headed its way, a second goal is to improve it further.

The bill covers two weeks of paid sick leave for workers and three months of family and medical leave – but only for employees at businesses with fewer than 500 employees or more than 50. This leaves potentially 20 million workers at businesses either larger or smaller than these numbers without paid sick leave.

It’s also missing a key resource for controlling pandemics: allowing workers to stay home and self-isolate. We must push the Senate for this, for the sake of millions of low-income workers choosing between income and risking the spread of the virus further.

Call or email your Senators and ask them to support the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, but a) remove ALL exceptions for exempting certain workers from paid sick leave and b) include the ability for workers to stay home and self-isolate. 

We absolutely want this bill to pass and get support out to millions of Americans as quickly as possible. But for 20 million employees – and countless more contract, gig-based, and self-employed workers who are suddenly out of work with no protections at all – this bill unfortunately doesn’t go far enough.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis perhaps unlike anything we’ve experienced in our lifetimes. This is not the time for Republicans to choose big business buddies over thousands of lives, millions of livelihoods.

Make the phone call. And then – and we cannot stress this enough – please do your part to self-isolate, as much as your employer or financial situation allows. It will take individual action from each of us, choosing to stay at home whenever possible, to keep this tragedy to a minimum.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and urge them to support the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. But also ask them to a) provide ALL workers paid sick leave (no exceptions) and b) secure for workers the protected ability to stay at home and self-isolate.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Trump retract his lie about a national outbreak website after Google exposed it as a sham, 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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