Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis was laid to rest Thursday. Former President Barack Obama delivered a moving eulogy and Former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also paid their respects.
President Trump skipped the funeral, instead tweeting about the possibility of postponing the Nov. 3 election. In his he claimed without evidence the contest will be flawed.— which came just after the federal government reported the worst economic contraction in recorded history —
Bear in mind that this came just days after a CNN headline trumpeted: Trump promotes a doctor who has claimed alien DNA was used in medical treatments.
Enter our old friend, the venerable Charles Pierce of Esquire:
The shebeen is going to ignore El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago’s idiot Thursday morning Tweet about postponing the election for the Look, Squirrel! authoritarian cosplay that it is. (Which is not to say that every Republican elected official shouldn’t have his feet held to the fire on the question.)
But that is not to say that the administration’s powerful and reckless ratfcking of said election is not fully underway, and a lot of it is aimed at the U.S. Postal Service, which American conservatives despise on principle, because it is a Big Government program that, you know, works for people. Building on that, and on the gaslight notion that vote-by-mail is a vehicle for fraud, and taking advantage of that misbegotten 2006 law that required the USPS to fund health benefits out seven decades, the administration is now doing everything it can to sabotage the USPS in advance of the 2020 election, with the added bonus of crippling a government agency that Republicans would be trying to cripple no matter who got elected in 2016.
Just 95 days until the Nov. 3 election. And Trump knows it. VOTE!
This weekend, the NDP continues its series of Yard Sign Drive-Thru Parties to distribute yard signs for Vice President Joe Biden and our strong Nebraska candidates including Kate Bolz, Kara Eastman and legislative candidates. The parties will allow people to drive up and have NDP staff and volunteers load their yard signs and help them register to vote or apply for a Vote-by-Mail ballot.
This weekend’s events will be in Hastings, Grand Island, Kearney and North Platte. More are planned after that, so stay tuned.
Saturday Aug. 1: Hastings, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Old Middle School Parking Lot, 714 W. 5th St.
Saturday Aug. 1: Grand Island, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. College Park parking lot, 3180 US-34
Sunday Aug. 2: Kearney, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., MONA 2401 Central Ave.
Sunday Aug. 2: North Platte, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 2619 W Philip Ave.
The NDP has started a series of Welcome to the Party online events geared to new voters. We will answer all your questions about voting and how to get involved. You can type your questions in the chat or ask them live.
Make sure you register to vote and request a Vote-by-Mail ballot at the NDP Voting Center.
Please share the above link with friends and family!
Join the Biden Friends and Allies weekly call. Every Thursday 12-12:30 p.m. CT.11-11:30 a.m. MT. If you are interested in joining the call, email Precious McKesson at [email protected]
We leave you this week with a rendering by Pat Bagley on Attorney General William Barr’s combative testimony before the House Judiciary Committee over the federal response to the nationwide protests after the killing of George Floyd in police custody and the Russia investigation.
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
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NOTE: If you had planned to attend any non-NDP events, we urge you to check with the organizers on the status due to the pandemic.
Aug. 1: Hastings: Biden + Nebraska Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party
Aug. 2: Kearney: Biden + Nebraska Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party
Aug. 2: North Platte: Biden + NE Candidate Yard Sign Drive-Thru Party