Let’s get on with the good news and great cartoons from the past week, plus a call to action!
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin of Russia for war crimes. The court said that Putin bore individual criminal responsibility for the abduction and deportation of Ukrainian children.
Biden signed an executive order designed to reduce gun violence through tougher enforcement of existing laws
The West Virginia legislative session for the year is over, and with it, 17 anti-trans bills die
The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that a state abortion ban will remain blocked while a lawsuit over its constitutionality proceeds
In a segment with Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R), a Fox News host expressed how unimpressed he was with the Republicans’ investigation of the Biden family — “Five years investigating; nothing just yet.”
A federal judge has once again blocked DeSantis’ Stop Woke Act (which bans the teaching of Critical Race Theory in Florida’s public education institutions)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced plans to install 1,200 tiny homes throughout the state as he aims to reduce homelessness by 15%
The Biden administration said that thousands of Ukrainians who fled to the United States after Russia invaded their country would be eligible to extend their stay
Nebraska state Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh’s (D) filibuster of an anti-trans bill in the legislature has been enormously successful. According to the Republican Speaker, out of 170 “priority” bills they hoped to work through in the 90 day session, only 7 have been addressed
Former Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti won a Senate vote to become President Biden’s ambassador to India, winning the support of 7 Republican senators
Steve Bannon’s business associate, Guo Wengui, an exiled Chinese billionaire, has been arrested on federal charges for a $1 billion fraud scheme
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that two-thirds of Americans — including 2 in 5 Republicans — think that Fox News should be held accountable for its election lies
At least two dozen Mar-a-Lago resort staff have been subpoenaed to testify to a federal grand jury that’s investigating the former president’s handling of classified documents
The Daily Beast published a brutal article about Ron DeSantis’ struggles with basic social skills, including terrible eating habits such as an incident where he ate a pudding cup on a plane with his fingers. Read it HERE
Call to Action
When was the last time you called your Congressperson or Senator to tell them how you feel about a bill they’re considering? How about your local state legislator? The news of Nebraska state senator Machaela Cavanaugh’s 3+ week long filibuster of that legislature to prevent an anti-trans bill from proceeding has captivated so many people and they’ve come out in droves to support her.
What could your local legislator do to make sure your values are heard? The first thing is, you need to know how to contact them. Start by going to Open States to get the names and contact info for your legislators. Put that into your phone. Then, anytime you see a bill being discussed in your local paper/TV station, you can call or email to let them know what you want. Your voice can encourage them to resist terrible policies, or even propose better legislation!
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