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BREAKING: Unemployment dips to 13.3% from 14.7 as states start to reopen.

Today’s Top Stories:

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Gen. John Kelly publicly contradicts “nasty” Trump in defense of Mattis: “You didn’t fire him!”

The president’s former chief of staff wasn’t about to let him get away with smearing the decorated general.

Take Action: Tell the media to call Trump out on ALL of his lies. Don’t let him rewrite history!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Rudy Giuliani loses his mind on air as feud erupts with conservative host

Piers Morgan interrupted the trainwreck of an interview to ask a simple question: “What happened to you, Rudy?”

Take Action: Demand TV networks stop booking Rudy Giuliani and letting him spread lies to the public!


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump accidentally suppressed his OWN voters in major misstep
Trump may have just sunk his own re-election with this humiliating mistake.


Ukraine found no evidence against Hunter Biden in case audit: former top prosecutor
Turns out the Republicans’ investigation and Trump’s extortion scheme were based on complete BS all along.


Elderly man knocked unconscious, bleeding from ear after police shove him to the ground
A 75-year-old protester was shoved to the ground by Buffalo police, cracking his skull. Police claim the man “tripped and fell.”


Trump shares letter that calls peaceful protesters ‘terrorists’
Desperate to rewrite a narrative spinning out of control, the president is now equating lawful protesting with terrorism.


Adoption agency should be able to reject gay couples, Trump administration argues
The Justice Department filed a Supreme Court brief in support of a taxpayer-funded Catholic group that refuses to work with same-sex prospective parents.


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Law enforcement seizes masks meant to protect anti-racist protesters
Without explanation, officials have seized thousands of masks being shipped across the country to keep protestors safe during the pandemic.

Take Action: Find out what you can do to support Black lives and take action!


Video shows Indianapolis cops viciously beating unarmed woman protester with batons
The shocking video illustrates the reckless violence the police are inflicting on peaceful protesters.


Esper orders hundreds of troops from 82nd Airborne home from D.C. area
This is the second time this week the embattled defense secretary has ordered the troops to head home.


Democrats prepare sweeping police reform legislation after George Floyd death
Lawmakers are working furiously to draft what could become one of the most ambitious efforts in years to oversee the way law enforcement works.


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Today’s Action: Protest for Black lives (safely)

The protests have not stopped because police brutality towards Black bodies has not stopped. In fact, police brutality is on full display (see above) and the world is watching. Our leaders, particularly local leaders who generally do not receive as much attention are in the spotlight, and adding your voice to the protests is one of the best ways to keep them there until they deliver meaningful reform.

This revolution is taking place during a global pandemic – a pandemic that is also killing Black people at highly disproportionate numbers – and gathering in large groups may seem contrary to the guidance you’ve received of late. We’re not telling every member of the OD Action community that you-must-attend, as we certainly do not know the nuances of each personal situation. In fact, there are many ways to contribute (donating money, providing valuable skills such as pro bono legal assistance, making phone calls to reps, or writing letters to newspaper editors, etc). But, this movement will be more successful the more people are physically in attendance at protests, including and especially White and non-Black POC allies.

So if protesting makes sense for your situation and you have assessed the risks, here are some tips for keeping yourself and others as safe as possible:

  • Basic pandemic safety: Wear a mask, pack extra hand sanitizer, and maintain six feet of social distancing whenever possible. Take your temperature before you head out.
  • Basic protest safety: Go with a buddy and memorize their phone number. Agree on a  plan, including how to reconnect if separated. Write your emergency contact number on your arm with a sharpie. Leave jewelry and other precious items at home.
  • Surveillance safety: Turn your phone on airplane mode or leave at home and do not post photos of protesters’ faces to social media. Install and use the ACLU Mobile Justice App to ensure any videos of police misconduct you record stay safe in the cloud if your phone is seized.
  • Tear gas/pepper spray safety: Do not wear contact lenses or eye makeup. Do wear safety goggles or swim goggles. Flush your eyes with water and skin with soap and water (but do not rub eyes or skin) and read up on the treatment specifics in advance.
  • Know your rights: Review the ACLU’s quick guide to your right to protest, and what to do if detained or arrested.
  • Trust your instincts: If your gut says something isn’t safe (pandemic, police, or other), listen to your gut.

Show up for justice. Stay safe. Black Lives Matter.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Congress to condemn and stop Trump’s cowardly attacks on peaceful protesters, 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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