Trump turned down 100 million vaccine doses for US

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Trump passed up chance to lock in 100 million more Pfizer vaccine doses months ago

The White House opted last summer not to lock in a chance to buy 100 million additional doses of one of the leading vaccine contenders, a decision that could delay the delivery of a second batch of doses until manufacturer Pfizer fulfills other international contracts.

Take Action: Demand Mitch McConnell stop blocking the pandemic relief bill that the American people desperately need!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox News host mocks Kelly Loeffler’s robotic Georgia debate performance

GOP Sen. Loeffler turned in an embarrassing, weak debate performance, and even Fox News took note.

Take Action: Call voters in Georgia and help put Mitch McConnell and Republicans into the minority next year!



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Judge HUMILIATES trump campaign in Nevada

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: It doesn’t get worse than this.


Trump asked Pennsylvania’s House speaker to ignore the will of the voters and help overturn the election results
The craven move reportedly marks the third time the outgoing Oval Office occupant has directly attempted to persuade state officials to overturn results since his defeat.

Take Action: Tell prosecutors to charge Trump and his accomplices for their crimes after he leaves office!


Leading vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna reject invitations to White House “vaccine summit”
The event, largely viewed as a public relations stunt, will be noteworthy for those not in attendance — leading vaccine manufacturers and any representatives from the incoming Biden administration.


Citing ‘historic abuse’ of judicial process, over 1,500 attorneys call for sanction of Trump campaign’s legal team
The outgoing president has raised more than $200 million dollars in his “narcissistic crusade” to overturn the results of November’s election, an effort aided and abetted by lawyers “who trample the truth and undermine democracy through their false statements.”

Take Action: Disbar Giuliani for making a mockery of our democracy with Trump’s frivolous lawsuits to steal the presidency


Judge swats down GOP lawsuit to decertify Biden’s Michigan win: “Nothing but speculation and conjecture”
Another federal district judge on Monday dismissed a separate lawsuit filed by Trump supporter Sidney Powell in Georgia, where Biden’s election victory was certified for a third time.


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GOP invites discredited vaccine skeptic doc to testify before Senate on virus treatments
The lead Republican witness at a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing on virus treatments has opposed vaccine requirements in the past. Democrats are objecting to her presence at the hearing.


Armed agents raid home of fired Florida data scientist who built pandemic dashboard
Florida state police brandishing firearms raided the home of Rebekah Jones, the former Department of Health data scientist who built the state’s much-praised pandemic dashboard before being fired for refusing to “manipulate data” to please GOP Governor Ron DeSantis, who wanted to pretend virus cases were less alarming than they really where.


UK begins nationwide virus immunization, largest In nation’s history
Health officials began the immunization campaign — the first western nation to do so — just six days after granting the vaccine’s makers, Pfizer and BioNTech, emergency approval.


Trump senior aide Peter Navarro repeatedly violated Hatch Act, federal watchdog concludes
The Office of Special Counsel issued a report on Monday finding that White House trade adviser Peter Navarro repeatedly violated the Hatch Act — which restricts government employees from engaging in partisan political activities — by using his official authority for campaign purposes.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…

Today’s Action: COVID relief is coming…but it could be way better. Make the call today.

Over a half a year after our last pandemic relief package, the Senate could vote as early as this week on a compromise deal before they adjourn for the year. And it’s a far cry from what House Democrats passed this spring.

The package is currently around $900 billion, a far cry from Democrats’ $3.4 and later $2.2 trillion proposals, and even lower than Republicans’ recent $1.1 trillion offer. So where are we at right now?

  • No stimulus checks. Republicans are refusing to fund another round of $1,200 aid to struggling families
  • A reduction of funding to states, localities, and tribal governments, $160 billion down from the $1 trillion marker in the Democrats’ HEROES Act…with part of that pitiful $160 billion intended to fund bloated law enforcement budgets

 

  • Unemployment insurance has been cut from the previous $600/week to $300/week, despite abysmally high unemployment numbers

 

  • Includes liability protections for corporations to continue pushing unsafe working conditions without fear of legal retribution from their at-risk employees

 

But the deal isn’t done and the vote hasn’t happened yet. This package can be better.

Call or email your Senators and demand comprehensive pandemic relief. We need: stimulus checks for families, strong state/local funding, boosted unemployment benefits, eviction protections and rent/mortgage relief, student loan relief…and no liability protections for irresponsible corporations.

In addition to the above… By January, 12 million renters will owe on rent and utilities, with an average of $5,850 in debt. If Congress doesn’t include an extension of the eviction moratorium, millions of families will find themselves newly homeless in the dead of winter and a raging pandemic.

And without proactive rental assistance, many of these families will have no hope in making up for lost rent even when their jobs do, hopefully, return. Especially if the unemployment insurance remains cut down and stimulus checks never arrive.

Senators, especially Republicans but also Democrats, need to keep hearing what American families actually, desperately need out of this agreement.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and demand robust pandemic funding. Be specific – share what you or your family/community members specifically need.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition urge no unnecessary travel this holiday season, 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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