We’re still in a recession

This piece was originally published in the October 1, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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8 million

The number of additional Americans who are unemployed today who weren’t in February

As unemployment claims keep rising, one thing remains consistent.

Trump has no plan to fight this pandemic.

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  • In case there was any doubt about where Amy Coney Barrett stands on Roe v. Wade, a new revelation today just cleared that up. In addition to her past comments that indicated disagreement with the ruling, Trump’s nominee to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat reportedly signed her name to a two-page newspaper ad calling to end the “barbaric legacy” of Roe from an extremist anti-abortion group in Indiana. The ad also calls for prosecution of abortion providers. Let’s be clear — this is dangerous and unacceptable, and it’s hard to imagine these beliefs wouldn’t seep through to her rulings on the Court.
  • A new report from CAP details the additional chaos and dire consequences that would come from repealing the Affordable Care Act during a pandemic. The report estimates that 6.9 million coronavirus survivors could be charged more for their insurance or denied coverage altogether if the ACA is repealed. This comes as more than 60% of households with a COVID-19 case are struggling financially during the crisis.


  • Today marks three years since a shooter at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas killed 60 people and injured 400 in the deadliest shooting in our country’s history.
  • Today is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that Native women must work into the new year to make what white men made at the end of last year.
  • Senate Republicans blocked a unanimous vote today on a resolution that condemned white supremacy. This comes less than two days after Trump refused to condemn white supremacist groups at Tuesday’s debate.


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