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Portland mayor tear gassed after speaking with protesters on presence of federal agents

I can tell you with 100% honesty I saw nothing that provoked this response, Mayor Ted Wheeler said. “I’m not afraid but I am pissed off.”

Take Action: Tell all military personnel to REJECT Trump’s use of force against peacefully protesting Americans!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump called out for blaming Obama for city violence during HIS term but not during his OWN term

The shameless hypocrisy is the only thing he has left to explain his horrific failures.

Take Action: Tell Republicans to stop blaming Obama for Trump’s failed response after McConnell admits LIES!


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Trump SINKS himself with fatal misstep on school re-openings
The miscalculation is backfiring big time for Republicans nationwide.


Hope: Singer-songwriter Mark Charles’s new video is an inspiring, “meta take on quarantine music videos”
The brilliant new solo from OD Action’s favorite musician is at once an instant classic and timeless glimpse into our truly unique time.

Take Action: Share Mark’s video with your firends!


Trump announces he’s deploying federal troops to Chicago in fascist press conference
The president made good on his threat against Democratic cities in a last-ditch effort to rile up his racist base.


Trump humiliates himself with details of ‘difficult’ cognitive test he says he aced
“It was 30 or 35 questions. The first questions are very easy. The last questions are much more difficult. Like a memory question,” Trump said.


Leaked documents reveal Trump is jailing migrant babies for weeks, then deporting them
The horrifically cruel practice runs afoul of federal law with the intent of skirting accountability.


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Matt Gaetz accused of ethics violation for paying shady company to build personal TV studio
The president’s lapdog is in serious hot water over these latest allegations.


Philadelphia’s top prosecutor says he’s prepared to arrest federal agents
After Trump said he would send agents to more cities, Philly’s district attorney lays out how he might criminally charge federal officers.


Biden goes on offensive after Sen. Ron Johnson caught doing Putin’s bidding in Trump’s reelection fight
The former VP exposed the Republican’s corruption for what it is.


48 senators call on McConnell to allow vote on bill restoring Voting Rights Act
The GOP Senate leader had the nerve to praise Civil Rights icon this weekend while denying the voting rights Lewis fought for his entire life.


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Seriously?

Yes. Seriously.

Hope…


7/23: Strengthen voter rights in honor of John Lewis

We lost a legend last week. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) was a lifelong civil rights leader, the last living speaker at the March on Washington in 1963, whose skull was fractured by police in Selma on “Bloody Sunday,” and who led many of the lunch counter sit-ins and Freedom Rider bus protests that culminated in the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Lewis served in the House for over 30 years, fighting against poverty and gun violence while promoting education and health care. He was considered by many to be the conscience of Congress.

The freedoms Lewis fought for have been dramatically reduced in recent years. In 2013, the right-wing Supreme Court shut down key elements of the historic Voting Rights Act. Without these protections, the GOP has quickly reverted back to repressive practices that pre-date the Civil Rights Era, including: harsh voter I.D. laws that disproportionately affect voters of color and the poor, consolidating polling stations, purging voter rosters, shortening early voting periods, and just flat-out “losing” ballots of Black voters.

Now, during a global pandemic, we are witnessing the next logical step toward voter suppression, in the GOP’s factless smear campaign against a bolstered absentee voting and funding for USPS to keep voters and poll workers safe. If our primaries set any example, millions of disenfranchised voters will find their ballots uncounted.

It is grossly hypocritical for Republicans to honor Rep. John Lewis while carrying out the very systems of oppression he fought against. Heading into November’s election and well beyond, we call on Congress to return the voting protections lost in 2013 and strengthen them now in the face of this deadly virus.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators TODAY and demand they take the following actions to honor Rep. John Lewis’ legacy by protect voting rights for all:

  • Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, which would help to restore a key element lost from the original act
  • Pass the robust election protections and national vote-by-mail options to ensure safety and representation this November
  • Fund the United States Postal Service through the pandemic to ensure every ballot arrives on time

Thank you, Rep. John Lewis, for your lifetime of service. Rest in power.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding the immediate removal of Trump’s federal troops from US cities, 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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