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BREAKING: 5.25 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, bringing the four week total to 22 million lost jobs

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Trump threatens to adjourn Congress unilaterally in what would be unprecedented power grab

The wannabe dictator is exploiting a deadly crisis to shred constitutional safeguards.

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


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Evangelical leader forces hospital staff to sign bigoted pledge before treating patients

Trump’s Christian right ally is exploiting the pandemic to further his anti-gay agenda.

Take Action: Demand an end to the anti-gay pledges that Trump’s evangelical allies are forcing on hospital staff!


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

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Leaked CDC report warns there’s high risk of virus resurgence if Trump goes through with his plan
Our nation’s disease control experts are sounding the alarm as the president pushes for a faster and faster reopening of the country.


America’s top doctors group slams Trump’s “dangerous” defunding of WHO during pandemic
Doctor’s around the country are sounding the alarm as Trump jeopardizes lives to save face.


Trump’s Treasury Department gives banks green light to seize individuals’ $1,200 stimulus checks
The Treasury Department’s encouragement to big banks slammed as “beyond predatory.”


Navy considers reinstating the Captain Trump fired for trying to save his crew on the USS Theodore Roosevelt
The Navy is resisting the Trump regime’s efforts to politicize the military.

Take Action: Reinstate the captain the Trump administration fired for trying to save his crew from the pandemic! He’s a hero!


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Election year is here!

OD Action partner: Say goodbye to Trump forever with gear that tells him how you really feel.


Prominent Republicans endorse Biden in fiery op-ed
None of the writers have ever endorsed a Demcorat. Until now.


WHO fires back at Trump: We told you ten weeks before you responded
The corrupt president is trying to blame the UN health organization for his failings, but they aren’t taking it lying down.


Hardest-hit states blow off Trump’s national guidance on reopening
The president says his “authority is total.” Governors of both parties disagree.


Michigan Trump fans cluster to protest social distancing, block ambulance from hospital
“It was a political rally that is going to endanger peoples’ lives, because this is precisely how COVID-19 spreads,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.


Kellyanne Conway humiliates herself on Fox, claiming: “This is COVID-19 not COVID-1 folks”
The president’s right-hand woman sparked ridicule with her embarrassing misunderstanding of what “COVID-19” means.


Ivanka Trump disregarded her own federal guidelines to go to N.J. for Passover
The first daughter turned presidential advisor is telling Americans to do as she says, not as she does.

Take Action: Demand Kushner — Trump’s inept, unqualified son-in-law — be removed from the coronavirus response team!


As president, Trump considered starting a daily radio show, but scrapped the plan because he didn’t want to compete with Rush Limbaugh
The President of the United States is deferring to right wing propagandists.


“I Want an Apology”: Black doctor who tests homeless for coronavirus handcuffed by Miami police
In another disgraceful act of racial profiling police endangered lives in targeting a man trying to save them.


Lawmakers introduce one-sentence resolution rebuking Trump’s claims of power over governors
The House of Representatives affirms that when someone is the president of the United States, their authority is not total.”


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 Today’s Action: Save the United States Postal Service

In the wake of COVID-19, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is suffering badly. In fact, with the severe drop in mail during the outbreak, it could completely run out of money by September and be forced to shut down…two months shy of the November elections.

But USPS has been left out of every single Congressional relief package for COVID thus far, and Trump threatened to actually veto the $2 trillion CARES Act if it included USPS support. His unfounded vendetta against USPS aligns nicely with longtime Republican interest in privatizing (selling to the highest bidder) the postal service…

…and his refusal to provide emergency funding conveniently is yet another thinly veiled GOP attempt at voter suppression to date: shutting down the service which would deliver millions of vote-by-mail envelopes for this November’s election.

Call (202.224.3121) or email your Members of Congress and demand emergency funding for the United States Postal Service in the next COVID-19 relief package. BONUS: visit USPS.com and buy a few packets of forever stamps (which don’t expire) to infuse the postal service with much-needed cash NOW (they’ll deliver to your mailbox)!

It’s not just “regular” mail that goes through the postal service – those who receive prescription medication delivery and many small businesses depend heavily on USPS, in and outside of pandemics.

And the USPS has a workforce of 600,000, including 100,000 veterans. As essential workers, they’re seeing the life-threatening effects of COVID-19, with 19 fatalities, 500+ positive tests, and over 6,000 in self-quarantine to date. Trump’s refusal to fund their livelihoods is criminal, particularly in the face of his insistence on funding large corporations that didn’t save up for hard times.

The United States Postal Service is mandated by the Constitution, and Congress and Trump must be held accountable to their duties to uphold and protect it.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to provide emergency funding for USPS in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package. If you can, help out USPS now by buying several packets of forever stamps for your mail needs over the next few months (they’ll deliver to you)!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on governors to ignore Trump’s ignorant decries on “reopening” their states, 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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