Galvanic action

Stay in your lane or people might get upset.


Galvanized by the Buffalo and Uvalde assault-rifle mass murders, record Big Oil profits on soaring gas prices, killer drought, storms, heat waves, wildfires, and floods, and the incipient theocratic Supreme Court moves to strip away abortion rights, gun safety, and the Chevron doctrine, the Democratic-led U.S. Senate went into recess Thursday afternoon until June 6th.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) decisive leadership allowed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Cancún) to head to Houston to celebrate murdering children at the annual National Rifle Association meeting today.

Before the House went on the same recess, House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) at least demanded details on the manufacturing, marketing and sales of “weapons of war” from the arms manufacturers Daniel Defense (the Dominionist manufacturers of the Uvalde murder machine), Bushmaster (the Franklin Armory subsidiary that made the Buffalo murder machine), Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, and Sturm, Ruger & Company.

Unlike Cruz, murder cowards Daniel Defense and Texas Governor Greg Abbott have pulled out of participating in the NRA convention. On Wednesday, Abbott praised the cops who sat around outside the school and handcuffed, tased, and pepper-sprayed parents trying to save their children. “The reality is, as horrible as what happened, it could have been worse.”

Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Georgia, countered, “What I like to do is see it and everything and stuff.”

In 2020, Kate Aronoff didn’t think climate activists should stay in their lane:

Guess what, she was right.

Several House members are using next week’s recess for truly important work, heading to Puerto Rico to seek input from members of the public and local elected officials on the carefully negotiated Puerto Rico Status Act. House Natural Resources chair Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico), are among the delegation.

Emily Sanders snagged a great interview with Caroline Dennett, the communications consultant who beautifully dumped her contract with Shell earlier this week.

JERBS: The 350 Network Council—the coalition of the 10 largest independent 350 locals—is making their first national hire, a People Vs Fossil Fuels coordinator ($68K, remote).

The Green New Deal Network, the coalition formed at the start of the Biden presidency to spearhead Green New Deal legislation, is looking to enter the post-Build Back Better era with a new leadership team. The organization is hiring a national director ($145-$165K, remote) to replace the outgoing Matt Ryan, a communications director ($110-$130K, remote) to replace Nick Berning, and a new legislative & policy director ($115-$130K, DC).

Congratulations to the wonderful Nathan Henderson-Jones for joining Greenpeace USA as its interim digital director.

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