Trump is an embarrassment of international proportions

This piece was originally published in the June 29, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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40,587

The number of new confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases recorded on Sunday

Since the outset of the pandemic, other world leaders have acted swiftly to curb the spread of coronavirus. Yet here we are in the U.S., months later, still tallying disproportionately high numbers of new cases. Our death count vastly outnumbers that of every other country.

Our country is a dangerous outlier on the national stage — and it’s because of Donald Trump’s failed leadership.

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IN THE NEWS

  • The Supreme Court handed down a victory this morning, striking down Louisiana’s unconstitutional admitting privileges law that restricted access to abortion in the state and upholding the precedent set just four years ago in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The court again found that admitting privileges are unnecessary and infringe upon the constitutional right to access abortion. While we will rightfully celebrate today’s victory, continued attacks on abortion rights and the recent addition of anti-choice Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court make it clear that long-term, legislative action is needed. We must continue the fight to safeguard the constitutional right to access abortion and to ensure that everyone — regardless of race, income, immigration status, gender identity, or sexual orientation — can get the reproductive health care they need. Abortion is essential, time-sensitive health care and policies must reflect this. Read CAP’s statement on today’s ruling here and learn more about the June Medical case here.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Aurora, Colorado was the site of this weekend’s most prominent anti-racism demonstrations, with protesters gathering in honor of Elijah McClain, an unarmed Black 23-year-old killed by Aurora police last August. In a disturbing video from this weekend, police violently attacked and deployed pepper spray on a peaceful group of violinists and onlookers who had gathered in McClain’s memory. The officers involved in McClain’s death still haven’t been fired; rather, they were reportedly reassigned to different posts for their own safety.

WHAT WE’RE READING

Help free people in Louisville, KY who were arrested protesting racial injustice, the killing of Breonna Taylor, and the deadly shooting of a fellow protester this weekend by donating to the Louisville Community Bail Fund.

This piece was originally published in the June 29, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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