7 things: Alabama senators say ‘no’ to coronavirus stimulus, US Senate candidates take action, Decatur city councilor under fire for old Facebook post and more …

7. Amazon’s future union says it is not behind the boycott call

  • A pro-union blog calls for a boycott of Amazon to increase support for the unionization effort at a Bessemer factory. The image came from a pro-union blog and called for a boycott “in solidarity with unionized workers” where they implore that users do not use Amazon, Amazon Prime or watch Amazon Prime TV not to “cross the picket line”.
  • But the Union of Retailers, Wholesalers and Department Stores, which is working to organize the establishment, says it is not their movement. “The RWDSU has no affiliation with this and we did not ask for it,” the group said.

6. Biden signed another executive order, this time on voting matters

  • President Joe Biden has signed another executive order that will require federal agencies to to supply further assist states in registering voters and provide more information on voting. Biden signed the order on Bloody Sunday and said he wanted to “make it easier to register eligible voters to vote and improve access to the vote.”
  • In his statement, Biden also called on Congress to reinstate the voting rights law. The executive order is also supposed to make voting more accessible to federal employees, people with disabilities, the military and inmates.

5. Alabama City Councilor Apologizes For 2018 Facebook Post

  • Misleading newspaper headlines allege racism in 2018 Facebook Publish made by Decatur City Councilor Hunter Pepper when he was 16 who said, “You see I have to go shopping there next week and we went to play a game called red rover red rover you them fools you get run over! ” At the time, there were protesters at the Galleria Mall in Hoover after a fatal police shootout.
  • Pepper, who was elected last year and is currently 19, noted that his post on Facebook at the time was “extremely arrogant” and “very ignorant”. He also apologized for the job. Pepper added that he was “extremely disappointed” with himself, stressing that he was “not a racist individual and [doesn’t] like racism and [is] extremely sorry for the way this turned out.

4. Terri Sewell still claims she could run for the US Senate

  • For some inexplicable reason, MSNBC commentators continue to ask U.S. Representative Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) if she runs for the U.S. Senate and continues to pretend she’s thinking about it. She said on Sunday: “I’m doing my homework. I think it’s incumbent on those of us who’ve walked the halls of Congress and know what it’s about to consider running. I can’t very well ask other women to come into the race, let alone black women, to get more involved in politics and electoral politics if I’m not willing to think about it myself. . However, she is not.
  • That will never happen. She represents one of the most gerrymandered districts in the country (nine out of 10 are Democratic seats), she has not been able to win in any other district in the state and there is no path to victory in that regard. . But she knows that by keeping the door open, she can continue to be asked about it in national television appearances and continue to come forward.

3. Brooks looks to 2022 and how to stop Biden

  • Over the weekend, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) was talking at the Shoals Republican Club and discussed what Republicans need to do to move forward and how to block President Joe Biden’s agenda.
  • Brooks said specifically that “[w]We have to stop HR 1, and we have to stop amnesty and citizenship, ”Biden said he would grant. Brooks added that this was the key to regaining the Republican majority in the House next year, and added that if the Senate can also come back under Republican control, “then we can sterilize Joe Biden in both. the next few years… and also define the scene so that we take over the White House in 2024 with whoever our candidate is. ”

2. The first advertisement of the candidate for the Senate came out

  • Shortly after the announcement of the retirement of US Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL), former Slovenian Ambassador Lynda Blanchard announced that she would run for the Senate seat. Blanchard has now published his first campaign ad.
  • The first TV commercial will begin airing this week and will run for three weeks. Blanchard posted a declaration and said she was planning “an aggressive and well-funded TV campaign, and I look forward to telling my story and championing my cause as a Christian Republican, Conservative, and Trump.”

1. Coronavirus Relief Bill Passes US Senate, Tuberville and Shelby Vote “No”

  • The $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package has pass both the US Senate and the House. In the House, every Republican representative from Alabama voted against the bill. In the Senate, US Senators Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) voted against.
  • While this is for coronavirus relief, the spending bill also includes funds for Planned Parenthood, Obamacare grants, and many other non-pandemic issues, with a minimal amount going to schools and businesses. . Shelby said he voted against the bill “because it could only further destroy the economy and trigger inflation. This legislation includes a host of leftist policies unrelated to COVID. “