What the SCOTUS battle is really about

This piece was originally published in the September 23, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

Image for post
Image for post
Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

“I believe you’re alone in that.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, responding to Sen. Rand Paul after he invoked bogus science on coronavirus immunity at a Senate hearing today

More than 200,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus.

That’s more than the entire population of Green Bay, WI. And Charleston, SC. And Tallahassee, FL. And Tempe, AZ. And many more.

Imagine all of those people — gone.

Trump’s chaos has a price. Share this video on Facebook and Twitter to get the facts out:

Image for post
Image for post

IN THE NEWS

  • Just one of the three officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor was indicted on charges of “wanton endangerment” today. Taylor was killed in March when officers executed a no-knock warrant on the wrong apartment, ultimately bursting in and fatally shooting her while she was sleeping. The charges announced today aren’t even directly related to Taylor’s killing — rather, they’re about the stray shots officers fired into a neighboring apartment. This inadequate announcement follows a months-long national outcry to hold these officers accountable for this tragic and unjust killing.

Like the Progress Report? Our team relies on the support of grassroots progressives like you. Chip in $5 or whatever you can to power our work.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Trump will stop in Jacksonville, Florida tomorrow for another not-so-socially-distanced rally, marking his sixth event of this kind in the last week. Despite the U.S. passing 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, Trump recently claimed that coronavirus “affects virtually nobody” and “only” elderly people with preexisting conditions, despite having said on tape months ago that “it’s not just old people.” His disregard for the virus puts more than 4.9 million Floridians over the age of 65, and the greater community, at risk. We learned today that at least one person who attended Trump’s September 10 rally in Michigan has since tested positive for COVID-19.

WHAT WE’RE READING

This piece was originally published in the September 23, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

Written by

Hard-hitting news + analysis paired with action on the issues that matter most. Working alongside @AmProg.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store