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Trump suggests Ginsburg’s “dying wish” a Democratic hoax

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CDC abruptly removes guidance about airborne virus transmission, says update ‘was posted in error’
The CDC reverted to its previous guidance about how virus is transmitted, removing language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier, in another troubling sign of political intervention meant to serve the president’s agenda.

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Judge orders Postal Service to process election mail on time
For the second time in a week, a federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to live up to its responsibilities to process election mail in a timely fashion.


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Trump facing criminal tax probe, Manhattan DA suggests in new court filing
While prosecutors last month suggested that they might be eyeing the Trump Organization for possible bank and insurance fraud, Monday’s filing was the first time they had publicly said that their probe might encompass potential tax crimes.


6 Louisville police officers are under internal investigation for their roles in fatal Breonna Taylor shooting
The review is separate from the investigation conducted by LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit, which forwarded its findings to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against any of the officers.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be first woman and second Supreme Court justice to lie in state at US Capitol
Services for the late justice and liberal icon, who died Friday at age 87, will also include a private ceremony at the Supreme Court’s Great Hall.


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Today’s Action: Defund involuntary hysterectomies in ICE detention centers

Last week, before we learned of the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the subsequent race to save SCOTUS, we also discovered that detained immigrant women at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Ocilla, GA are receiving involuntary or coerced hysterectomies.

Our country has a long, dark history of forcing sterilization on women of color. And it’s not even a thing of the past – there’s strong evidence that poor women of color are currently compulsorily sterilized at significantly higher rates than white women. It’s a horrific example of the ways violent racism and sexism is built into the American “healthcare” system, and now we know it’s playing out inside Trump’s ICE detention centers on some of the most vulnerable, scared, victimized people in the world.

RBG’s legacy isn’t just about saving her seat – it’s about fighting for all women everywhere. And the House is expected to vote soon on a continuing resolution to fund this disgusting abuse of authority over immigrant women in an already-abusive system.

The vote is expected as soon as this week in the House! Call or email your Members of Congress Representative and demand the following actions to fight for justice for the women in Irwin County Detention Center – and any potential future victims of forced sterilization in ICE detention centers:

  • Call for the immediate and urgent investigation of Irwin County Detention Center, examining all accusations of wrongdoing revealed by the whistleblower.
  • Call for the immediate closure of Irwin County Detention Center.
  • Tell them to reject ANY additional funding in the upcoming continuing resolution that could potentially be shifted into furthering and increasing Trump’s detention center machine, including extra funds for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
  • And while you’re on the phone…tell them to #DefundICE.

After you’ve emailed and called (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress, send the message out on social media and tag them!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to fire Mitch McConnell, 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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