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Far-right extremist group Proud Boys celebrate after Trump refuses to condemn them in disastrous debate callout

The Proud Boys, a far-right white supremacist group, pledged allegiance to the president on Tuesday night and appeared to take his debate statements as marching orders.

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


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: PELOSI: Trump being a BILLION DOLLARS in debt is a “major national security risk”

The speaker of the House asked the question on every serious voter’s mind: “To whom” is Trump indebted? “The public has a right to know.”



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Trump’s entire mail-in ballot challenge comes CRASHING down

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: The jig is finally up.


Debate-watchers say Biden won first debate, but most felt “annoyed”
Trump’s bully act stole and destroyed the show, but he failed to win over voters.

Take Action: Tell the press to call Trump out on his LIES about Joe Biden — don’t let him replay 2016!


Trump spews widely debunked lies about rampant voter fraud during debate in effort to undermine Americans’ confidence in election integrity
As part of his response to a question about election integrity, Trump again pushed debunked claims that mail-in voting was rife with fraud.

Take Action: Call for the UN to send in independent monitors to stop Trump from stealing this election!


Coordinated push of groundless right-wing conspiracy theories targeted Biden hours before debate
One theory was later amplified by conservative news outlets, and the Trump campaign claimed that Biden had backed out of an ear “inspection.”


Kamala Harris says Trump “denigrated” office of the presidency with debate performance
Attention quickly turned to the Democratic vice presidential nominee, who called out the president’s abhorrent, shambolic debate performance, as she prepares to meet Pence in the next debate on October 7th.


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Election year is here!

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Twitter criticizes Trump after he says indoor rallies had no negative effects: “Ask Herman Cain”
The former GOP presidential candidate died from the virus in late July after attending the president’s mostly maskless indoor rally in Tulsa.


Chamber of Commerce and top political strategist part ways as organization embraces more Democratic policies
Scott Reed, a GOP strategist who had been with the business organization for most of the past decade, said it was shifting toward Democrats.


Former Watergate prosecutor says Trump and Ivanka may end up behind bars over tax scandal
Nick Akerman, who investigate Richard Nixon’s tax returns, added “any decent prosecutor” could make a “pretty viable” case.


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Today’s Action: GET OUT THE VOTE

If your blood boiled as much as ours did in the debates last night listening to Trump’s toddler tantrums, bully tactics, and wild lies (or if you skipped because you can’t even stand to listen to him), you know one thing is absolutely clear: we must do EVERYTHING we can to Get Out The Vote over the next 34 days.

Joe Biden wants to fight voter suppression, reinstate the Paris Climate Agreement and create millions of green jobs, and actually address the pandemic with funding and resources. And other things we desperately want: placing fair-minded judges in our courts, ending the Muslim Ban, creating a path to citizenship for Dreamers, ending the GOP Tax Scam, passing hate crime legislation, and so much more. Any one of these reasons would be worth making a few calls for…especially when the alternative is deadly.

There’s so much to share with voters who feel disconnected from their power as a voter…but only 34 days to share it.

Make calls to share voting information!

Personal, one-on-one connection with voters is the Single. Best. Route. to winning an election – and phonebanking is our best chance to do it during this pandemic. Phone calls are the fastest, free-est way to connect with the maximum number of voters for every hour of your efforts, and we simply don’t have time to waste sitting around and hoping the polls are correct.

Phonebank with the good folks of Indivisible , SwingLeft, or search for a local event, and usher in sweeping change this November – shifts happening every day!

Write letters to voters in swing states – deadline October 17!

Vote Forward has a goal of getting 10 million letters written to registered Democrats who are unlikely to vote in this election. This election could come down to just a few thousand voters in a handful of states…so it’s vital we reach the right voters to push a Democratic victory over the finish line.

Letters don’t take long to write and Vote Forward makes it easy – commit to 5 a day between now and October 17!

Don’t let January 2021 arrive with President Trump’s second term. Clear your schedule to Get Out The Vote.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding moderators fact-check Trump’s debate lies in real time, 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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