America is on fire. Trump doesn’t seem to care.

This piece was originally published in the September 14, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“It’s happening everywhere. It’s happening now. And it affects us all.”

Joe Biden, speaking today about the ongoing wildfires that have turned California’s sky orange and drastically worsened air quality, forcing many to confront the harsh reality that climate change is happening now.

According to a new report, 47% of American families are going hungry — during a pandemic — on the Trump administration’s watch.

For Black and Latinx families, that number is even higher.

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47% of American families are living with hunger during the coronavirus pandemic.
47% of American families are living with hunger during the coronavirus pandemic.

IN THE NEWS

  • As dozens of wildfires continue across California, Oregon, and Washington state, Americans are waking up to the urgent reality of climate change and demanding action from those in power. While we’ve known how dangerous climate inaction is for years now, the unsettling images of orange skies and ash-covered windows have forced even more people to confront the fact that climate change isn’t some crisis for future generations — it’s here, and its devastating impacts have already begun.

Did you know there are just 16 days left to respond to the 2020 Census? The accuracy of the Census count determines whether your area will receive adequate federal resources and representation for the next decade — but an estimated 14 million people still haven’t been counted. Complete the census here if you haven’t already, then reach out to 3 friends to remind them to follow suit.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • In the middle of a pandemic that has already cost 194,000 lives — and in violation of Nevada state law — Trump held an indoor campaign rally last night. The rally violated Nevada’s restrictions on large gatherings, as the governor certainly didn’t hesitate to point out. “He doesn’t believe the rules apply to him,” said Gov. Steve Sisolak (D-NV) ahead of Trump’s visit. The event was Trump’s first indoor rally since the infamous June rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which you may recall preceded a case spike in the region as well as the death of notable attendee Herman Cain from coronavirus.

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This piece was originally published in the September 14, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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