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DOJ lawyer: Partisan politics influenced Barr’s handling of Roger Stone case

Whistleblower alleges top DOJ officials heavily pressured prosecutors to go easy on Roger Stone.


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Republican senator tried to embarrass Kamala Harris on the Senate floor. It backfired horribly

Sen. Cornyn was swiftly put in his place by an amused Sen. Harris after a botched trolling attempt.


No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Adam Schiff discusses Trump FINALLY facing charges after he leaves office
It doesn’t look like Trump will get away with it after all.


Video shows restaurant host refusing to seat Black family for violating dress code while seating white kid dressed the same
The restaurant group has issued an apology and suspended the manager after this racist incident went viral on social media.

Take Action: Help fight hate in your own community. Read the SPLC’s guide to the ten ways you can make difference!


Obama and Biden reunite on campaign trail, drawing 175,000 people and $11 million in virtual grassroots fundraiser
The event comes after Trump leaves an arena ⅔ empty.


Trump holds pep rally in one of the country’s worst pandemic hot spots
The president spoke to 3000 followers packed inside a megachurch, most of whom weren’t wearing masks.

Take Action: Tell manufacturers to stop letting Trump tour plants wihtout a mask. He’s endangering workers!


3 takeaways from primary night in New York, Kentucky and North Carolina
A bad night for Trump, and a good day for progressives and voting rights.


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GOP senator blocks bill to boost mail-in and early voting during pandemic
Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt trotted out a favorite Republican refrain — “now is not the time” — in response to Democratic efforts to expand mail-in voting due to the pandemic.

Take Action: Tell states to reject Trump’s voter fraud lies and institute vote-by-mail IMMEDIATELY!


Twitter once again flags Trump’s Twitter account, this time for threatening “abusive behavior”
The president got in trouble with his favorite social media platform again after issuing disturbing threats against protesters.


Ex-cop who choked Eric Garner to death in 2014 had seven misconduct cases in five years
The disciplinary record of the man who held Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold was finally released after six years.


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Today’s Action: Tell Congress to support D.C. statehood for civil rights

Washington, D.C. has over 720,000 residents…more than both Vermont and Wyoming. But unlike the residents of Vermont and Wyoming, who each have two Senators and one Representative in Congress, those in D.C. have no voices speaking for them at the federal level.

So why do Republicans oppose statehood for D.C., despite the clear population need for representation? The answer is simple. Vermont’s population of Black residents sits at 1.29%, and Wyoming’s at .95%…whereas D.C.’s population is 46.94% Black and only 40.97% White. The assumption is the votes of Washington, D.C. would elect Democrats to Congress. Couple this with the rampant anti-Blackness so clearly part of the Republican party that its representatives cannot even say the words “Black lives matter,”…and statehood for Washington, D.C. is something many Republicans will resist fiercely.

All Republicans and a few Democrats still need a push. Call or email your Members of Congress and demand their support of statehood for Washington, D.C by cosponsoring the Washington, D.C. Admission Act. If they’ve already cosponsored (H.R.51/S.631), thank them!

Republicans aren’t even denying the political games behind their opposition. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is on the record stating he doesn’t want D.C. or Puerto Rico to ever reach statehood simply because he doesn’t want more Democrats in Congress. No care or consideration for the citizens in those areas who have zero representation to speak on their behalf and fight for their rights.

Keeping D.C. from statehood is strategically in line with GOP voter suppression, which has spread since the right-wing Supreme Court shut down key elements of the Voter Rights Act in 2013, rapidly returning to practices that pre-date the Civil Rights Era of the 1960’s, taking every step to silence voters of color. Similarly, the mass systemic incarceration of Black men has denied their right to vote since the 1980’s (read “The New Jim Crow”). Statehood for D.C. is more than just a question of logistics…it’s a clear and serious civil rights issue.

Statehood for D.C. would give Congressional voice to hundreds of thousands of people of color who deserve it every bit as much as any other American. The work to enfranchise the people of D.C. must start now as we push to get over the finish line after Democrats take control in 2021.

The House votes this Friday. Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and tell them to cosponsor and support the Washington, D.C. Admission Act to make D.C a state. If they’ve already cosponsored (H.R.51/S.631), tell them thanks for supporting hundreds of thousands of voters with no representation of their own.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to impeach Attorney General William Barr, 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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