Another day, another historically spiteful Trump rally

This piece was originally published in the June 12, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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“Will we allow this rage to devour us? Or will we honor the ones we’ve lost with action, using our fury to fight the machine that is white supremacy?”

Brandon Wolf, an activist and survivor of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, on the urgency of this moment

Other countries responded quickly to slow the spread of coronavirus. We didn’t. Other countries listened to experts. We didn’t. Other countries contained the virus and saved lives. We have nearly 114,000 deaths.

Other countries have competent leaders. We have Donald Trump.

Watch the full video to see the impact of Trump’s failed leadership during the pandemic, then share it on Twitter and Facebook:

graph showing the increase of coronavirus cases in different countries over time. the united states now has the most.
graph showing the increase of coronavirus cases in different countries over time. the united states now has the most.

IN THE NEWS

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Today marks four years since the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, where 49 people, many of them LGBTQ people of color, were shot to death by a heavily armed gunman. To honor the victims’ memories, Equality Florida is launching an effort to reach out to 500,000 Floridians supportive of LGBTQ rights to ensure they are able to vote safely and without hurdles this November.
  • Horrifyingly, the Trump administration commemorated the anniversary this afternoon by rolling back Obama-era protections against discrimination in health care and coverage, particularly for LGBTQ Americans. Read CAP’s statement on the move here.
  • The RNC decided to reuse their 2016 party platform for their 2020 convention — and it didn’t exactly go as planned. According to The New York Times, the repurposed Republican platform set to be used at the upcoming convention includes nearly 40 critical references to the “current president,” “current chief executive,” “current administration,” people “currently in control” of policy, or the “current occupant” of the White House. Fair enough.

WHAT WE’RE READING (AND LISTENING TO)

At least two Black trans women, Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells and Riah Milton, were killed this week. The Black Trans Travel Fund helps Black trans women access safe transportation. Donate here.

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This piece was originally published in the June 12, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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