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Pro-Trump US Postal Service officials push proposal to nearly triple cost of sending mail-in ballots

The proposal to hike the cost of mail-in ballots follows recent revelations that 23 post office executives were “reassigned or displaced” by Trump’s new postmaster general.

Take Action: Tell Congress to intervene and stop Trump’s sabotage of the post office!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Chris Wallace rips Trump’s executive order as unconstitutional on air

The president’s futile attempt to unilaterally change tax policy without Congress was flatly rejected by his former favorite news channel.


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Kanye ADMITS he’s helping Republicans siphon votes from Biden
It’s happening right out in the open.


Trump said the 1918 flu ‘probably ended’ World War II, which did not begin until 21 years after that pandemic
He also continues to refer to it as the 1917 flu, seemingly because he is an idiot — experts say.


Sen. Ed Markey torches Ted Cruz for mocking his plan to help unemployed Americans
The Massachusetts Senator fired back after Cruz made fun of the plight of millions of Americans.


Trump considering barring some citizens from re-entering country
The White House is floating more restrictions on the US-Mexico border that could deny citizens lawful re-entry to the country.

Take Action: Demand Trump’s ICE stop subjecting detained immigrants to cruel, unhealthy, even deadly conditions!


Putin says vaccine has been approved for use
The vaccine has not been fully tested and was announced by a mass murderer.


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Election year is here!

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QAnon groups have millions of members on Facebook, documents show
The preliminary results of an investigation by Facebook shed new light on the scope of activity and content from the far-right conspiracy theory community on the platform.


Companies owned by billionaire GOP governor received up to $24 million in bailout loans
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family received between $11 million and $24 million in federal economic relief, including aid for a luxury resort that did not promise to retain jobs.

Take Action: Tell leaders to rebuild the economy to be sustainable for working families — not a piggy bank for billionaires!


Can’t possibly be serious: Trump’s bid to shore up jobless aid falls short
The president’s order depends on already cash-poor states being able to create and implement an “impossible” new system and fund one-fourth of the aid.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


Today’s Action: Tell Governors not to endanger America’s children or teachers with unsafe school openings

New cases are either rising or holding steady in 31 states, and many states with decreasing numbers are still on the back end of a spike. Meanwhile, thanks to Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ political pressure, many schools are now reopening, only to immediately close down again.

Trump knows that if schools don’t reopen, it will be clear proof of his utter failure to control the pandemic and a critical blow to his reelection campaign. And billionaire DeVos’ personal fortune is invested in private and charter schools staying open.

Luckily for us, it’s up to Governors and local leaders to make these decisions. Unluckily, many Governors are following Trump’s directives against all evidence that says: this isn’t safe.

Call or email your Governors and tell them that our children and teachers’ safety should be a higher priority than Trump’s reelection optics. 

Congress has not supplied schools – or individuals, or communities, or states – with the funding, time, or training needed to control COVID-19 outbreaks.

Trump, DeVos, and many Governors, are closing their eyes to the potentially devastating consequences of sending 56 million children and two million teachers back into close quarters, spreading the virus not just to those attending, but every single member of the household at home.

Email or call your Governors and tell them reopening schools for the sake of Trump’s reelection doesn’t solve our pandemic or help our students. We need our leaders taking safety into consideration.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition telling Congress not to settle for Trump’s illegal sham executive order, 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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