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Tell the Senate: Reject Trump’s $500 billion slush fund for corporations. That’s not emergency relief!


Surgeon general warning: ‘This week, it’s going to get bad.’ Stay. At. Home.

Today’s Top Stories:

Wife of man who died after taking chloroquine: we saw Trump on TV, he told us it was safe

It appears the president’s irresponsible brags are responsible for a man’s tragic death.

Take Action: Demand Trump stop covering up the truth and science of the coronavirus outbreak!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Republican Lt. Gov. says we should sacrifice grandparents to save the economy

On the 10th anniversary of Obamacare, Trump’s allies are actually becoming death panels for grandparents.

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

Check out this week’s episode: How Trump turned a natural crisis into a manmade disaster

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Ocasio-Cortez hits Susan Collins for throwing a fit over Dems blocking corporate slush fund bill
The progressive rep called out the vulnerable GOP Senator and publicly exposed her role in making the virus crisis worse.

Trump says he may soon push businesses to reopen, defying the advice of coronavirus experts
Republicans are willing to cost massive loss of life in the hopes of improving the stock market before the election.

Democratic senators move to force Trump’s hand to ramp up medical equipment production
The president is STILL not taking action to get healthcare professionals the tools they need to save lives, and Democrats are fighting back.

Take Action: Tell Trump to stop self-congratulating and scapegoating and get hospitals the tools they need to save lives!

Shareholder suit accuses Sen. Richard Burr of securities fraud
The lawsuit alleges Burr had confidential information about the effects of coronavirus when he sold up to $1.7 million in stocks.

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“Where’s Fauci?” America panics as doctor absent again from White House briefing
Infectious disease expert, who has politely sparred with Trump, has become a calming presence in a time of deep uncertainty

Biden calls on Trump to drop ACA case in wake of coronavirus outbreak
The former VP pleaded with Trump not to make American healthcare worse — especially during a pandemic.

Florida governor takes heat for state’s slow response to coronavirus crisis
“Act like you give a damn,” The Miami Herald said in a scathing editorial targeting Gov. Ron DeSantis.

House Democrats propose cash payments of $1,500 per person
As McConnell’s corporate poison pills sabotaged the Senate’s stimulus package, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have crafted a plan that will actually help Americans in need.

New reports accuse Jared Kushner of feeding Trump coronavirus conspiracy theories
An alarming new Vanity Fair exclusive appears to show where the president is getting his dangerous ideas about the virus.

US cuts Afghan aid by $1 billion after Pompeo fails to end impasse
The move comes after Afghan president and his rival failed to form a new gov’t that threatens to stall US peace efforts.


Today’s Action: Guarantee protections for essential workers during COVID-19

More than one-in-four Americans (including some of us at OD Action, hi!) are now under mandatory stay-at-home orders as our state governments continue to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.

But even with these proclamations, certain workers are continuing out to their jobs – heroes in the medical field, yes, but also grocery and food workers, delivery drivers, and warehouse employees to name a few. Working-class, lower-wages jobs that are now and always have been absolutely essential to keeping the country fed and stocked in this time of crisis.

And they’re risking their lives to do it, often without any support from the corporations banking off of their hard work.

Call or email your state legislators and demand a living wage and hazard pay, paid sick leave, childcare, and guaranteed healthcare for all workers considered “essential” during stay-at-home COVID-19 recommendations and orders.

Essential workers need our support and it’s time to get the government involved to go over the heads of corporate greed. Minnesota, Vermont, and Michigan have already taken important steps for their grocery store employees, but we need all states on board:

    1. A living wage plus hazard pay

  • Two weeks paid sick leave (minimum)


  • Emergency childcare solutions


  • Adequate health coverage, both for COVID-19 and for suspected exposure


  • Sanitary conditions and caps on shopper numbers


Capitalism rarely tips in favor of workers rights on its own. It’s only through mobilized efforts, often unionization, that we see major shifts in labor issues. But in the face of a pandemic, workers need our immediate support, to “unionize” around them to demand these changes while they battle COVID-19 on the front line.

Email or call your state legislators and read them the list of needs for all grocery store employees, delivery drivers, and other “essential” workers who will remain at work in the face of COVID-19 while the rest of us are recommended or ordered to stay at home.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition Tell the Senate: Reject Trump’s $500 billion slush fund for corporations. That’s not emergency relief!, 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.