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Joe Biden is now the presumptive Democratic nominee. After Bernie Sanders transformed the national conversation, the former VP will take on the fascist Trump regime with the most progressive platform of any major presidential candidate in over half a century.

Today’s Top Stories:

World Health Organization chief defends coronavirus response after Trump’s baseless attacks

“Please don’t politicize this virus… If you want to be exploited and if you want to have many more body bags, then you do it,” said the WHO Director-General.

Take Action: Check out the WHO’s list of precautions you can take to avoid infection WITHOUT panicking.

Trump claims he doesn’t know his acting Navy Secretary after he resigns for insulting Crozier
The president tried to distance himself from Adm. Modly’s disgraceful conduct, but the internet kept receipts.

Take Action: Reinstate the captain the Trump administration fired for trying to save his crew from the pandemic! He’s a hero!

Check out this week’s episode: Trump just killed thousands of Americans

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Trump ends federal support for coronavirus testing sites as pandemic peak nears
The heartless president is turning his back on the American public in our hour of need.

Take Action: Add your name to demand leaders make testing and treatment for coronavirus FREE!

The Trump administration ignores own policy failings, blames COVID-19 Black mortality rates on poor health
Trump policies exacerbating health conditions, leading to disproportionate fatalities in black Americans.

Kansas GOP revoke Gov. Kelly’s order limiting church gatherings as statewide coronavirus death toll jumps 40%
Church gatherings, responsible for three known coronavirus clusters in the state, set to proceed for Easter.

GOP Senator Kelly Loeffler will sell all of her stock in panicked scramble to save her seat
The Senate’s richest member began dumping millions in stocks after classified briefings on the coronavirus threat in January. Even as she told Americans they had nothing to worry about.

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Pope says coronavirus pandemic could be nature’s response to climate crisis
“We did not respond to the partial catastrophes. Who now speaks of the fires in Australia, or remembers that 18 months ago a boat could cross the North Pole because the glaciers had all melted? Who speaks now of the floods?” the Pope said.

Trump complains his national pandemic briefings are for FREE in brag about ratings
While a terrified nation looks to him for guidance in a time of crisis, Trump can only think of his ego.

Leaks reveal intelligence report warned Trump of coronavirus crisis as early as November
Trump had plenty of warning, but he chose to let Americans die and create a crisis rather than prepare.

Trump’s Fox News cabinet tells him the coronavirus crisis is over
The president’s favorite pundits are pushing him to ignore science and declare the pandemic as over and done with.

Trump ignores Colorado’s Democratic governor and gives credit for ventilator request to Republican Senator
Our horrifying president is using life-saving medical devices to play politics.

Trump’s disgraced Navy chief’s trip to Guam, which led to his resignation, cost taxpayers $243,000
Thomas Modly flew 35 hours roundtrip to publicly call Capt. Crozier “stupid” for protecting his coronavirus-stricken crew.

Democrats propose bill to undo Trump move to sideline coronavirus oversight leader
“We must not allow President Trump to openly flout the oversight measures,” a trio of Democrats say.

Trump’s lack of a national testing strategy forces states to fend for themselves
States are once again left to fend for themselves as White House dithers.

Himalayas seen for first time in decades from 125 miles away after pollution drop
Mother Earth is telling us something profound in the midst of this pandemic.


Today’s Action: A green economic recovery plan from COVID-19

We will emerge from the other side of this pandemic with a whole new landscape: a new perspective of the limitations of our healthcare industry, a fresh awareness of the essential role millions of working class laborers hold in our daily lives, and likely a weakened economy with a long road of recovery ahead. Oh, and temporarily-excellent air quality in our metropolis regions. The question is: what will we DO with this information?

Call or email your Members of Congress and demand a green economic recovery plan: a federal jobs program that prioritizes green jobs…and blocks bailouts for the fossil fuel industry. See below for the call script!

Rest assured, Republicans have a vested financial and political interest in returning to business as usual. Or, capitalizing on the shock of our communal systems, digging their corporate-friendly, anti-environment, anti-labor claws in even deeper while most voters struggle with basic needs, let alone having time to mobilize and fight back. This is no conspiracy theory – in fact, it’s a favorite and tested strategy. (Add Naomi Klein’s Shock Doctrine to the top of your reading list!)

We must be vigilant in demanding a green economic recovery plan that addresses our other ongoing global crisis (climate change, remember that?) and prioritizes the labor movements that are leading us through this pandemic…because behind closed doors, Republicans, fossil fuel industry leaders, and other corporate conglomerates are already plotting how to do the exact opposite.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Members of Congress and demand a green economic recovery plan for the other side of this pandemic, which includes:

  • a federal jobs program that prioritizes green jobs creation, such as shifting our country towards clean energy dependence
  • a ban on bailout funds for the fossil fuel industry and other industries heavily contributing to climate change
  • a strong reinvestment of resources into the labor communities on the frontline of COVID-19, who will be hit the hardest by both the virus and the financial hardship of a weakened economy

Thanks to the good folks of Indivisible for their People’s Bailout plan! We agree with their policy proposals and promoted them today in our action.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition Tell Trump: Stop making excuses for the pandemic and tell America to STAY AT HOME!, 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.


Required Reading for the Resistance. Actions that make a difference.