This piece was originally published in the March 4, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“If the senator from Wisconsin wants to read it, let everybody listen, because it has overwhelming support.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) forced Senate staff to read every word of the massive pandemic relief bill aloud, delaying its passage by several hours

Every vaccination brings us one step closer to getting back to normal.

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This piece was originally published in the March 1, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“Get out there and get your shot!”

Dolly Parton, vaccine influencer

Now that a third COVID-19 vaccine has been approved, let’s check back in with the latest numbers on vaccine safety.

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This piece was originally published in the March 3, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s weekly newsletter, What’s Trending? Subscribe to What’s Trending? here.

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Hey, y’all.

It’s March (again), and that’s really all I have to say about that.

Early Saturday morning, the House passed the American Rescue Plan, and now it’s headed to the Senate. We’ll look at the Facebook conversation around it below. But first, did you miss last week’s edition? Don’t worry — you can read it here.

WHAT’S TRENDING THIS WEEK

  • Breaking vaccination records: Last week, President Biden commemorated the 50 millionth COVID-19 vaccine dose administered since his taking office. On…

This piece was originally published in the March 1, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“The month of March hasn’t ended yet, and it’s about to start again.”

— A person quoted in this BuzzFeed article, and also all of us

The Senate has a clear mandate: Get the American people the long-overdue relief they need.

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This piece was originally published in the February 24, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“Raising the minimum wage IS COVID relief.”

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)

In the richest country on earth, no one working 40 hours a week should have to live in poverty.

It’s long past time to raise the minimum wage.

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This piece was originally published in the February 24, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s weekly newsletter, What’s Trending? Subscribe to What’s Trending? here.

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Hey, y’all.

Between devastating winter storms and the U.S. surpassing 500,000 coronavirus deaths, it’s been a hard week, to say the least. And following tough moments like this, it’s good to reflect and examine your response to see what worked and what you could have done differently, in order to avoid making the same mistakes again.

This week, that’s what we’ll do, diving into the broader Facebook landscape before examining the progressive response to the Texas storm.

WHAT’S TRENDING THIS WEEK


This piece was originally published in the February 23, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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Source: National Geographic

“Senator, I believe I was caring about the bears.”

Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), the bear-loving nominee for Interior Secretary, answering a question about wildlife protections during her confirmation hearing today

Small businesses need serious help right now to stay afloat. Biden’s American Rescue Plan will provide it.

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This piece was originally published in the February 22, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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500,000

The number of lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States, as of this afternoon

Vaccines save lives.

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This piece was originally published in the February 18, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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Source: Reuters

“This is not the breakdown of the system — this is a system that is broken down by design.”

Julián Castro on the crisis facing his home state

Texans are dying. Ted Cruz just reminded us that he doesn’t care.

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This piece was originally published in the February 17, 2021 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“A lot of this is a man-made disaster.”

— Harris County, TX Judge Lina Hidalgo on the deadly impact of historic snowfall and single-digit temperatures across Texas.

When you hear someone claiming Biden’s economic relief plan is “too big,” just remember how much Republicans spent to cut taxes for the rich.

Funny how $1.9 trillion isn’t too big a price tag when it means the wealthy won’t have to pay their fair share.

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