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Daily Kos · [email protected]
August 2, 2021 at 12:01 AM

We need action NOW to protect the right to vote for millions. Please help.

Jack, this week marks the anniversary of the signing of the landmark law, the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The VRA outlawed many of the tactics that had been used to suppress the votes of Black Americans since the end of Reconstruction. It was a crucial step to ending nearly a cent…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
August 1, 2021 at 7:05 PM

Re: These 19 grassroots organizations are on the ground trying to stop the Republican voter suppression bills from becoming law. You can support their work with just $1.

Jack, 18 states have enacted 30 laws that would suppress access to the ballot box. A lot of these laws target vote-by-mail, which was widely used this last election due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Georgia, where voters not only helped send Biden to the White House but also fli…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
August 1, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Matt Gaetz is poised to marry her sister, but Roxanne Luckey wants the world to know he’s ‘a creep’

Daily Kos Recommended Here are some of this week's most important and widely-read stories from Daily Kos, the largest online gathering space for progressives. Matt Gaetz is poised to marry her sister, but Roxanne Luckey wants the world to k…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
August 1, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Action alert: Rally for democracy THIS TUESDAY, August 3rd

Jack, the freedom to vote is being ruthlessly attacked in a coordinated effort by GOP-controlled state legislatures. The attacks are so extreme that Texas state Democrats fled their state—despite the risk of arrest—to prevent Republicans from further suppressing the vote. Though…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 9:31 PM

Take action, Jack: 18 states have enacted 30 restrictive voting laws this year.

Jack, the For the People Act (S. 1) ― a once-in-a-generation democracy reform package to clean up our political system, expand and protect voting rights, get Big Money out of politics, and more ― passed the House in the spring. But the legislation is languishing in the Senate, h…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 7:01 PM

Sign if you agree: The filibuster is blocking progress

Jack, sign and send the petition to your Democratic U.S. senator(s): Eliminate the filibuster in order to protect our freedom to vote. SIGN THE PETITION As GOP lawmakers continue to attack our voting rights at the state level, GOP U.S. senators are continuing to abuse a Jim Cr…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 31, 2021 at 2:09 PM

In near-daily calls, Trump urged attorney general to support his unrelenting efforts to steal 2020

Daily Kos Recommended In near-daily calls, Trump urged attorney general to support his unrelenting efforts to steal 2020 Watch Sen. Tim Kaine rebuke Sen. Ted Cruz's CDC hysteria in a cool 3 minutes Sign the petition to Congress: Prote…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 10:03 PM

Sign the petition to Congress: Strengthen our antitrust laws and hold Big Tech companies like Amazon and Facebook accountable

Jack, sign the petition: Congress must strengthen our antitrust laws and hold Big Tech companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google accountable. SIGN THE PETITION The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a series of bills intended to constrain the monopolistic powers o…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 9:20 PM

CORRECTION: ‘We’ll handle it internally’: Texas deputy attorney general pays the price for mocking Simone Biles

Daily Kos Recommended CORRECTION: An earlier version of this email incorrectly referenced the Texas lieutenant governor in both the subject line and top story headline. The correct subject line and headline are used in this email. We apologize …
One Fair Wage via Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 7:04 PM

Re: [SIGN] The subminimum wage is a relic of slavery -- help us fight for one fair wage >>

It’s been 12 years since the U.S. raised the federal minimum wage — and 30 years since we raised the subminimum wage. Millions of workers are still suffering under paltry wages — and Congress has refused to act. Sign your name today, Jack, and send a message to Congress that …
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 5:09 PM

‘We’ll handle it internally’: Texas lieutenant governor pays the price for mocking Simone Biles

Daily Kos Recommended ‘We’ll handle it internally’: Texas lieutenant governor pays the price for mocking Simone Biles Kennedy to Justice nominee: 'Do you believe in God?' Dallas police chief is first to apologize publicly after cop pl…
Workers Defense via Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 2:20 PM

[Add your name] Fight for democracy rages on in Texas

Jack, Let’s just name the elephant in the room. Texas is ground zero for the fight to save our democracy because our Governor and the other Texas lawmakers who do his bidding are threatened by shifting politics in this state. He is threatened by the successful work that organiza…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 1:42 PM

TIMELY: Are you available on Monday, August 2 at 10:45 AM, Jack?

Jack, for the last three weeks, The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has led a season of non-violent moral direct action, with actions in 45 states, to demand the Senate protect our democracy. On August 2, the week of the anniversary of the signing of the…
Workers Defense via Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 1:03 AM

Construction workers denied water breaks

Jack, In the entire state of Texas, only two cities guarantee construction workers are given a 10 minute water break to rehydrate and rest. As the brutal Texas summer rages on, Workers Defense is fighting to ensure that construction workers are guaranteed safe, dignified workin…
TIME'S UP via Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 10:07 PM

Re: Enough to sexual favors in exchange for work, Jack: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

Jack— We wanted to make sure you saw our previous message. We insist upon a world where everyone is safe and respected at work. A world where women have an equal shot at success and security. A world where no one lives in fear of sexual harassment or assault. But we need your s…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 8:07 PM

It's been a long journey to pass the For the People Act. We’re asking for your help in this crucial moment:

Jack, you’ve been with Daily Kos every step of the way as we’ve worked to pass the For the People Act. Now, we need your continued support as the bill comes up against a crucial deadline. We’re quickly approaching the Senate’s month-long summer recess. If the For the People Act …
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Re: Sign if you agree: We will not tolerate continued attacks on our freedom to vote

Jack, Texas Democratic leaders took a stand for our voting rights. Will you join them and demand Congress act NOW to protect our freedom to vote? Sign the petition: Thank you Texas Democrats! Now, Congress must protect our freedom to vote. SIGN THE PETITION More than 50 Democ…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 4:51 PM

Billionaire says he's giving Warren a question that will 'surprise' her. Her reaction is priceless

Daily Kos Recommended Billionaire says he's giving Warren a question that will 'surprise' her. Her reaction is priceless Matt Gaetz is poised to marry her sister, but Roxanne Luckey wants the world to know he’s ‘a creep’ 'Oh, you mean…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 12:04 PM

Sign if you agree: Kavanaugh must be investigated

Jack, sign if you agree: the Senate Judiciary Committee must hold hearings on possible FBI mishandling of Kavanaugh investigation. SIGN THE PETITION After Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, multiple allegations of misconduct immediately arose. The FBI dec…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 1:03 AM

There have been over 400 bills introduced since the 2020 election to suppress the right to vote. Here's how we fight back:

Jack, a person's access to the ballot box shouldn't depend on where they live, but that is exactly what we are seeing Republican-led states. According to the Brennan Center for Justice, since the 2020 elections,18 states have enacted 30 laws making it harder to cast your vote. …
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 28, 2021 at 10:02 PM

Guantánamo prison global symbol of injustice and abuse (action needed)

Jack, sign the petition: President Biden must close Guantánamo prison. SIGN THE PETITION Since 2002, the U.S. has imprisoned nearly 800 Muslim men and boys in Guantánamo prison. Even after much controversy over costs, torture accusations and ethical violations, the facility re…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 28, 2021 at 8:06 PM

Our democracy is at stake. RSVP to phone bank for a democracy that works for everyone

Jack, looking for a way to help protect the right to vote, from the comfort of your own home, no matter where you live, any day of the week? Common Cause is hosting virtual phone banks that anyone can participate in from the comfort of their own home, no matter where they live. …
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 28, 2021 at 6:18 PM

Re: NERVOUS

Jack, as Michael mentions in his email below; the news media is in trouble. Over the last decade, news media outlets have been hemorrhaging jobs while social media networks continue to grow. Effectively, we have been trading journalists, editors and fact checkers for fake news…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 28, 2021 at 4:27 PM

TN Pastor tells congregation COVID Delta variant is a hoax & will throw out anyone wearing masks

Daily Kos Recommended TN Pastor tells congregation COVID Delta variant is a hoax & will throw out anyone wearing masks California restaurant owner insists he'll only serve unvaccinated guests Studies show COVID-19 helping to remov…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 10:05 PM

Sign if you agree: We cannot wait to take action against climate change

Jack, sign the petition to Wall Street & President Biden: Defund climate chaos. SIGN THE PETITION We’re in a climate crisis. And amid that all, many financial institutions continue to provide loans, insurance and billions in investment capital to corporations expanding the f…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 6:21 PM

NERVOUS

Jack, Daily Kos is $22,042 away from our monthly goal. Can you chip in $5 now to help us close the books on July? The news media is in trouble. It doesn't matter if it's print or digital, big outlets or independent publishers, local or national—they all have one thing in common…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 4:54 PM

Republican says he wasn’t involved in fatal crash despite motorcycle stuck to the front of his car

Daily Kos Recommended Republican says he wasn’t involved in fatal crash despite motorcycle stuck to the front of his car Cartoon: She's so fined Pelosi forcefully defended from GOP misinformation on Select Committee by these reporters…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 2:45 PM

Re: Jack, quick signature needed: Our freedom to vote is under attack

Jack, whether it has been pandemic relief, climate action, workers’ rights, or other legislation to fight inequities, Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have held our nation’s priorities hostage by abusing the Senate’s rules. Add your name: Urge President Biden to publicly d…
Make the Road NY via Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 27, 2021 at 12:06 PM

[Add your name] Jack, support legislation to provide funding for excluded workers in Washington >>

Help immigrant workers excluded from unemployment get relief! For the past two decades, Make the Road NY has built the power of immigrant and working class communities providing legal, health and educational services, and has organized alongside our members to secure policy vic…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 10:08 PM

Woman runner's outfit deemed too revealing while female team fined for NOT revealing enough

Daily Kos Recommended Woman runner's outfit deemed too revealing while female team fined for NOT revealing enough I have little to no sympathy for those refusing the vaccine for the following two reasons. 'Why don't you listen to what…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 8:07 PM

Sign if you agree: Congress must protect workers and unions

Jack, sign the petition to Congress: Pass the PRO Act and protect workers’ rights. SIGN THE PETITION Workers’ rights are under attack. Our hard-earned labor laws have been chipped away and weakened by anti-worker legislators in dozens of states. In fact, 28 states now have so-ca…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 6:09 PM

I have been fighting to end the filibuster for over a decade now, and President Biden's comments this week didn't really bother me much. Here's why:

Jack, 11 years ago, in the summer of 2010, I was hired to start the activism department and email list for Daily Kos. Here's the amazing part: 11 years later, the very first campaign we ever ran--ending the filibuster--is still going on. I'm not making this up. You can read the…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 4:32 PM

Trump Jr. uses bigotry to defend bigot when Tucker Carlson called the 'worst human being'

Daily Kos Recommended Trump Jr. uses bigotry to defend bigot when Tucker Carlson called the 'worst human being' 'Audit director' blocked from entry after data he shared "very closely" matches official tally 'I did indeed delete the tw…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 2:04 PM

Sign and send the petition to Congress: End the crisis in child care and early education!

Jack, sign and send the petition to Congress: End the crisis in child care and early education! SIGN AND SEND THE PETITION The child care crisis in the United States continues to dramatically impact the lives of children and their families, stretching household budgets and cau…
The Trust for Public Land via Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 26, 2021 at 12:02 AM

[SIGN] Senate: Oppose S. 31 and protect our public lands!

S. 31 will prohibit restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Please sign The Trust for Public Land's petition and urge the U.S. Senate to oppose S. 31. ADD YOUR NAME Jack, I want you to know about a deceptive proposal in the U.S. Senate, and ask for your help …
One Fair Wage via Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 25, 2021 at 9:34 PM

[SIGN] The subminimum wage is a relic of slavery -- help us fight for one fair wage >>

One Fair Wage is a national organization seeking to improve wages and working conditions in the service sector and end all subminimum wages in the US. Sign One Fair Wage's petition today to support this goal — send a message to Congress that it’s time for one fair wage. >>…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 25, 2021 at 7:01 PM

Re: If Daily Kos were to disappear tomorrow--which happened to scores of media outlets in 2020, to Think Progress in 2019, and to much of the original progressive blogosphere years earlier--nothing would ever take our place.

Jack, there is another reason why, if Daily Kos were to disappear tomorrow--as happened to scores of publications over the last few years, including progressive outlets like Think Progress--nothing would ever take our place. One reason for this, as I detailed in the email below…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 25, 2021 at 4:31 PM

What happened to the 4,500 tips the FBI received about Brett Kavanaugh? (action needed)

Please note that this email includes mentions of sexual violence. Jack, sign the petition: Senate committee must hold hearings on FBI mishandling of Kavanaugh investigation. SIGN THE PETITION On July 22, news broke that the FBI finally disclosed more details about its inquiry…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 25, 2021 at 2:06 PM

Sign if you agree: Every American’s right to vote must be protected

Jack, sign the petition to the U.S. Senate: Protect democracy for disabled veterans and all Americans -- not corrupt opponents of democracy. SIGN THE PETITION Millions of disabled people, including many military veterans, will have their right to vote taken away by Republican-ru…
Feeding America via Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 25, 2021 at 12:02 AM

This is why kids are hungry in Washington, Jack​​. (please read)

Tell your lawmakers to act before children and families lose access to food >> ALERT: Please help kids and families at risk of losing much-needed food! >> Tell your lawmakers: More children in America will go hungry if you don’t continue vital programs that he…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 24, 2021 at 9:31 PM

Jack, this is one important way you can help defend voting rights

Jack, we need your help to stop Republican voter suppression in its tracks. The For the People Act (S. 1) is a transformational bill that would expand voting rights, limit Big Money’s control on our politics, end partisan and racial gerrymandering, and more. But unless we end th…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 24, 2021 at 7:08 PM

Re: Daily Kos is getting sued by a wealthy anti-vaxxer and this suit is getting expensive. That's why I'm asking you to donate $5 right now to help offset the cost of our defense

Jack, there are a lot of dangerous people out there, but Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is near the top of the list (second only to a guy with 3.6 million followers in his social media channels) because he has the unearned built-in credibility bestowed by his regal last name. As you kn…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 24, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Et tu, Brady?

Daily Kos Recommended Et tu, Brady? Tweets from a dead man 'Tone it down b---h': Cori Bush is threatened and called the N-word for doing her job Daily Kos relies on thousands of grassroots donations to make ends meet. Please suppo…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 24, 2021 at 2:04 PM

Key member of bishops' group that wanted to deny Biden communion resigns after Grindr use exposed

Daily Kos Recommended Here are some of this week's most important and widely-read stories from Daily Kos, the largest online gathering space for progressives. Key member of bishops' group that wanted to deny Biden communion resigns after Gr…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 23, 2021 at 7:06 PM

Sign if you agree: We must pay interns!

Jack, sign the petition: Demand the Department of Labor crack down on unpaid internships. SIGN THE PETITION Unpaid internships deepen inequality, accelerate the racial wealth gap and ensure unequal representation in our professional world. Each year, an estimated 2,000,000 peop…
Daily Kos Recommended · [email protected]
July 23, 2021 at 4:39 PM

Eric Clapton says he won't play venues that require COVID-19 vaccinations, because of course he did

Daily Kos Recommended Eric Clapton says he won't play venues that require COVID-19 vaccinations, because of course he did The FBI apparently lied about investigating Kavanaugh. What are Democrats going to do about it? AOC sends entire…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 22, 2021 at 10:03 PM

Sign the petition to Wall Street & President Biden: Defund climate chaos

Jack, sign the petition to Wall Street & President Biden: Defund climate chaos. SIGN THE PETITION The most important climate talks since the Paris Agreement will begin in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1st, 2021. The outcomes of these negotiations will go a long way to determ…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 22, 2021 at 8:39 PM

TIMELY: Rally in or near Washington on FRIDAY, July 23 (rsvp)

Jack, our democracy is in crisis. With redistricting already underway and Republican voter suppression laws restricting our freedom to vote, we do not have time to wait. We need President Biden to move beyond making strong statements and use his power to take strong actions. R…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 22, 2021 at 8:04 PM

Re: Sign the petition: Protect reproductive healthcare access

Jack, the GOP is ramping up their highly aggressive attacks on our reproductive freedoms. Join us in demanding Congress protect our rights NOW! Sign the petition: Protect reproductive healthcare access -- pass the Women's Health Protection Act. SIGN THE PETITION Republican po…
Daily Kos · [email protected]
July 22, 2021 at 6:03 PM

There are real world consequences for the lies that right-wing media shovel out everyday. That's why I am writing to ask you to support independent, progressive media like Daily Kos

Jack, call them whatever you want--lies, falsehoods, misinformation, conspiracy theories--the bottom line is that inaccurate information about COVID-19 spread by conservative media outlets and right-wing individuals on social networks is making people sicker. Coronavirus vaccin…