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“Anarchy and chaos”: New book on Trump White House describes utter turmoil

Furious arguments, abrupt decision changes, perpetual dismay, and “anarchy and chaos” defined the finals days of the Trump administration, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Michael Bender.

Take Action: Tell Biden and state governors to abolish the death penalty!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ted Cruz accidentally humiliates himself on air over Texas Democrats’ walkout

If there’s one person Republicans should trot out on air to discuss just how inappropriate it is for Texans to leave the state, it’s Ted Cruz.

Take Action: Donate to support Texas Democrats amid walkout



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Tucker Carlson finally goes overboard on COVID vaccine

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: OMG.


President Biden goes after Trump and the ‘big lie’ in speech on voting rights
“You don’t call facts ‘fake’ and then try to bring down the American experiment because you’re unhappy. That’s not statesmanship. That’s selfishness,” Biden said.


Senate Democrats announce $3.5 trillion budget agreement
Senate Democrats’ budget calls for spending $3.5 trillion over the coming decade, pouring federal resources into climate change, health care and family-service programs sought by President Biden.

Take Action: Add your name to call for EVERY STATE to expand Medicaid to those who need it!


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LEGO demands US gunmaker stop producing actual pistol that definitely looks like a toy

Not The Onion. Only in America.


Top Tennessee health official says she was fired after efforts to get teens vaccinated
“I am not a political operative, I am a physician who was, until today, charged with protecting the people of Tennessee … against preventable diseases,” Dr. Michelle Fiscus wrote.


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NDLB releases first ad of the campaign, and it pulls no punches

No Dem Left Behind: “Republicans are terrorists.”


Tennessee abandons vaccine outreach to minors for ALL diseases amid pressure from state Republicans
Willful, criminal negligence.

Take Action: Tell Congress: Censure Scott Perry and Marjorie Taylor Green for comparing Democrats to Nazis


Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest
Texas Democrats who decamped to Washington, DC to block sweeping new election laws urged Congress to quickly pass legislation protecting voting rights, while Republican Gov. Greg Abbott threatened them with arrest the moment they return.


Cheney and Kinzinger feel Trump effect on fundraising efforts
Both House Republicans have raked in huge sums since they branded themselves as leaders of the anti-Trump wing of the GOP.


NASA: Moon “wobble” will cause dramatic increases in coastal flooding
A “wobble” in the moon’s orbit will combine with rising sea levels due to the Earth’s warming to bring “a decade of dramatic increases” in high-tide coastal floods across the US in the 2030s, NASA warns in a new study.


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Hope…


 Today’s Action: Pass the C.R.O.W.N. Act!

A major part of racial justice is the end of hair discrimination, as natural Black hair is innately tied to racial cultural identity. Black women are 80% more likely to think they must change their natural hairstyles to fit into the office, according to the DOVE Crown Research study in 2019.

To ask Black people to remove themselves from that identity in order to fit better into predominantly white spaces and conform to European beauty standards is racism, no question about it.

Black people deserve the space to embody their full cultural identity whenever, wherever, without judgement. There is nothing about natural Black hair that is unprofessional, and the passage of C.R.O.W.N. Act (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) will help to protect against discrimination related to protective natural hairstyles in the workplace and public schools.

Call (202-224-3121) or email your representatives and demand they support the C.R.O.W.N. Act!

The most recent year has been a wake up call for many about the racism that has plagued our country since its conception. That racism is no stranger to the day-to-day operations of our workplaces or our school systems. According to the aforementioned DOVE study, Black women are 1.5x more likely to be sent home from the workplace because of their hair — something that has zero effect on their standing as employees.

Wearing protective and natural hairstyles is indistinguishable from celebrating racial cultural identity. Discriminating against one of the two actions is discriminating against the other.

Being Black is absolutely not unprofessional or distracting.

Call (202-224-3121) or email your representatives and tell them to take a stand against discrimination with the passage of the C.R.O.W.N. Act!

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