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Tucker Carlson puts Don Lemon in danger by exposing his home location in ugly rant

The Fox opinion anchor known for routinely promoting white supremacist rhetoric and inciting violence against various public figures found a new low, essentially doxing the CNN anchor on live TV.

Take Action: In 25 states, discrimination against LGBTQ Americans is STILL legal. Tell states to guarantee equal rights NOW!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: GOP minority blocks debate as all 50 Democrats vote to advance For The People voting rights bill

A united Democratic front — including Joe Manchin — voted to open debate on historic voting rights legislation, but Republicans trotted out their favorite tactic, the filibuster, effectively ending debate before it even began.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Senate Democrats to DUMP THE FILIBUSTER!



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Manchin makes STUNNING move on For The People Act

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Whoa!


Obama slams GOP filibuster of voting rights bill
“They’re suddenly afraid to even talk about these issues and figure out solutions,” the former president said of Republican opposition to the For the People Act.

Take Action: Add your name to tell Congress the time to take big action on climate is NOW!


Eric Adams leads Democrats early in NYC’s first ranked-choice mayoral primary; Andrew Yang bows out
With no one candidate reaching the 50% threshold, the primary now moves to the ranked-choice phase to effectively determine the city’s next mayor. However, results may not be known for up to a week.


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Biden administration announces new steps to curb surging gun violence

With cities across the country witnessing spikes in violent crime, the White House on Wednesday announced a new plan to tackle gun violence, building on President Biden’s vow to make it his priority to curb America’s gun violence epidemic.

Take Action: Tell DOJ: No white supremacists in federal law enforcement!


Highly contagious Delta variant​ could cause next pandemic wave: “This virus will still find you”
With just 45% of Americans fully vaccinated and only 16 states that have fully vaccinated more than half of their populations, health experts are worried about the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.


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Into the Florida Everglades to hunt invasive species, displaced and trying to survive. Or is it just evolution?

American Refugee: Go on another adventure in the hit podcast’s fascinating new episode.


Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs bill expanding voting rights, access
The new law makes mail voting a permanent option, allows jail inmates awaiting trial to cast ballots, and makes Election Day in November a state holiday, among other things. The move contrasts with other states, including Texas, that are moving to restrict voter access.


Trump denies, then confirms story that he wanted to shut SNL down for “illegally” making fun of him
Thin skin much?


Wall Street giant Morgan Stanley to bar unvaccinated staff
The company had already implemented so-called “vaccine-only” workspaces in some departments, but the new policy will require unvaccinated employees to work remotely.


153 Houston hospital employees lose their jobs after refusing vaccination
Houston Methodist initially suspended 178 employees earlier this month for refusing to be vaccinated. Of those, 25 eventually chose to get the jab and return to work; the rest just lost their jobs.


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Today’s Action: Eliminate the Filibuster!

Debate on the critically overdue For The People Act has been blocked by the filibuster and unfortunately, it isn’t a huge surprise. Republicans, led by Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), vocally made it a goal to block every major Democratic priority, regardless of substance, despite our majority in the Congress. It’s a conservative temper tantrum as old as time.

The vote did not fail, even Joe Manchin (D-WV) joined the majority side in the hours leading up to debate. But the filibuster means a minority of senators can still block the will of the people in America. The For The People Act is needed NOW by our communities as anti-voter legislation in conservative controlled states is passed in rapid time.

The filibuster is getting in the way of our right to democracy. Call or email your Senators and demand the end of Mitch McConnell’s favorite tool for obstruction, the filibuster, which is NOT Constitutionally mandated.

The filibuster’s past and present is racist. It has been used since the early 20th-century to block major pieces of civil rights legislation, dramatically slowing our progress toward being a nation-for-all. It enables a minority of senators to overturn the will of the majority of Americans. But that progress-halting power could be on the verge of extinction — IF we demand the end of the filibuster, which is not supported in the Constitution.

The filibuster must go – now. There is no reason for us to lose any more crucial legislation to partisan political moves, our communities and democracy are at stake.

Call or email your Senators and tell them that ending the filibuster is the only way forward for our country!

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