This piece was originally published in the January 21, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“It’s the past we step into and how we repair it.”

— National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman in “The Hill We Climb,” her moving address to yesterday’s inaugural crowd

The new administration has a lot of work to do. But help is on the way.

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Covid-19 memorial honors the 400,000 dead on the National Mall

As former President Donald Trump left office this week amid a deadly pandemic he gave up trying to control, he also left a broken vaccine distribution program that has hung millions of vulnerable seniors and front line workers across the United States out to dry. Deceptive and inadequate communication with states has resulted in mass confusion and made effective state planning impossible, while intransigence in cooperating with the presidential transition has left the incoming Administration facing an even greater challenge than the monumental one that was already waiting for them.

As Biden took reins of the federal government this week, his administration has found “no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to speak of from the Trump administration,” with White House Covid coordinator Jeff Zients saying “What we’re inheriting is so much worse than we could have imagined.” …


This piece was originally published in the January 20, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s weekly newsletter, What’s Trending? Subscribe to What’s Trending? here.

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Hey, y’all.

Happy Inauguration Day! I hope you have your livestream at the ready and a good bottle of champagne chilled. At my house, we’re roasting a chicken and putting on real pants to celebrate. It’s going to be lovely.

In this week’s newsletter, we’re going to continue to look at the changing landscape of social media following Trump’s deplatforming. …


This piece was originally published in the January 19, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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127

The number of Congressional Republicans who voted to overturn the election results, effectively rejecting the will of thousands of Black voters, and then had the audacity to post a statement praising Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yesterday

Trump and his extremist allies in Congress incited a violent insurrection of white supremacists who attacked the U.S. Capitol.

The House has rightfully impeached him. Now, it’s time for the Senate to convict him — and to bar him from holding federal office again. …


This piece was originally published in the January 15, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s weekly newsletter, What’s Trending? Subscribe to What’s Trending? here.

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Hey, y’all.

I want to begin this week’s newsletter by saying I hope you are all safe and well. The last week has been downright scary. Instead of preparing for the inauguration and celebrating historic wins in Georgia, many of us will be spending the weekend hunkering down to avoid hordes of white supremacist insurrectionists seeking to commit acts of violence in our communities. …


This piece was originally published in the January 13, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“What does it mean when they boo the Black congresswoman denouncing white supremacy?”

Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO)

The House just impeached Trump — this time for inciting an insurrection against the United States.

Now, the Senate must remove him from office.

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This piece was originally published in the January 12, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“United AGAINST white supremacist violence. That’s what this moment requires.”

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)

It didn’t have to be this way. But Trump and Republicans in Congress failed to take this virus seriously.

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This piece was originally published in the January 7, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“We’d be kidding ourselves if we treated it as a total surprise.”

Barack Obama, reflecting on the simultaneously disturbing and inevitable nature of yesterday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol

This was not a protest. It was a terrorist attack — and we know exactly who sparked it.


This piece was originally published in the January 6, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s weekly newsletter, What’s Trending? Subscribe to What’s Trending? here.

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Hey, y’all.

I hope you had a restful holiday season. I spent my own watching TV (highly recommend the new Selena series!), playing cards, and generally trying to avoid the internet.

But in Donald Trump’s America, you can only avoid the news cycle for so long — so today we’re going to dive into Trump’s “Stop the Steal” conspiracy theory. But first, did you miss the last edition of What’s Trending?


This piece was originally published in the January 5, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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IN THE NEWS

You’re probably going to be hearing a lot about Georgia today. Here’s what you need to know:

REV. RAPHAEL WARNOCK (D) is a compassion-driven religious leader who grew up in Savannah public housing. For fifteen years, Reverend Warnock has served as the Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the very same congregation once led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Reverend has been a staunch advocate for economic and racial justice for years prior to entering politics. …

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