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🧵1/ This #IndependenceDay, let’s talk about how to keep our democracy. This is not hyperbolic—right *NOW* the GOP is enacting an *ongoing* coup 50+ years in the making. #53PickUp #VoteBlue
2/ Odds are you don’t have a strong understanding of US civics because our government didn’t *WANT* you to understand it. The GOP’s most reliable voting block are uneducated whites. They want it easier to dupe voters with diversions & propaganda. 🧵:
3/ It’s also easier to fool people into thinking the Democrats are purposely or incompetently messing things up if your audience doesn’t know how civics works. The GOP & enemy countries have massive & effective propaganda networks to turn public opinion. Image
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The worst Democrat is better than the best Republican. This includes Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Last Thursday, Manchin sent a letter to SecEd Miguel Cardona outlining his frustration that the Department has not yet announced grant awards for the Upward Bound program.
The Upward Bound program is part of what's known as the TRIO program, stuudent services programs in the United States designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. If you went to college + were broke like me, you likely = TRIO.
Funded by DOE, TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.
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Since @paoloredtoblue and Ryan Grim are choosing to share fake texts supposedly from the Lamb campaign, in a bid to help desperate Fetterman, I thought perhaps a little texting primer would be of interest.

Paolo claims to be an organizer, but it's now clear that that's a lie.
I've run texting programs for multiple campaigns, for years. I've written the scripts, I've negotiated and signed the contracts with providers - and that means I've READ the contracts too.
First off, campaigns don't contract with multiple platforms. Only one (at a time - if one sucks you might ditch it and hire a new one, but that's rare too).

Why? Several reasons.
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President Biden made loan forgiveness easier for 3.6 million borrowers last Tuesday. The Department of Education announced changes to the student loan system that will bring millions closer to debt forgiveness.
The change will extend borrowers’ retroactive credit for “forbearance steering” and track monthly payments on the income-driven repayment program (IDR).
Thanks to President Biden, 40,000 borrowers are eligible debt forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program while 3.6 million borrowers gain steps toward debt foreignness. By the end of March, more than 700,000 borrowers no longer had any debt.
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Why are Mid Term Elections important?

As someone who's voted in EVERY ELECTION in EVERY YEAR, I find it hard to believe people take off between Presidential elections when an election happens.

This is not only incredibly stupid,



How are you gonna sit on the sidelines, knowing the amazing history of Fannie Lou Hamer, an election comes around, and your response is "naah, Imma pass"?

Don't know about Fannie Lou Hamer?

Glad you asked.

Or knowing the torture that James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner endured, it's time to vote, and you REALLY say to yourself "I've got better things to do"?

Don't know about Messrs Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner?

Glad you asked.

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The task is #53Pickup
The task is to make Mansion & Cinema irrelevant
The task is harm reduction
How does nominating a vigilante who will lose to GOP advance your progressive cause?
How does nominating a Black guy with no $ who will lose to GOP advance Black causes?
Listen it’s time for people to stop being emotional about politics cause that’s not what it’s for. If you are in your feelings about elections you need a different hobby. Nobody cares about your fee fees. HARM REDUCTION #53Pickup. That’s the task, period. No more McGraths. FFS
Lamb has proven he can win even in red districts
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When they say the quiet part out loud . . . Mitch McConnell Says Black People Vote Just as Much as ‘Americans’… via @thedailybeast
A reporter asked McConnell if he had a message for voters of color who are concerned about access tot he polls. He replied, “Well, the concern is misplaced because if you look at the statistics, African American voters are voting in just as high a percentage as Americans.”
Now that we know Republicans are going to steal elections,

the next move is on YOU.

Register to vote EARLY.
KNOW the voting laws in your STATE.
TAKE someone with you to the polls.
CHECK your registration status. REPEATEDLY.
BECOME a poll judge.
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