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A group of armed “men” w/ lots of guns were stopped by @MassStatePolice. The men refused orders to provide license & put down weapons. The hwy was shut down & locals told to shelter in place.
MA law: you must provide license. #GunReformNow #DemCast #ONEV1 🧵
thread by the MA police. These “men” were headed from RI to Maine to conduct militia training. I live in MA near NH &have been following this issue closely. I’ve seen videos of these groups actively recruiting young men to join them & train in Maine. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!
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New Study Estimates More Than 900,000 People Have Died Of COVID-19 In U.S.

If this is true, this pandemic is the single most deadly event ever to strike the US, & it was all preventable.

#DemCast #DemVoice1 #wtpBLUE #ONEV1 #FreshVoicesRise #GeeksResist

npr.org/sections/coron…
This is more than 57% what has been reported, while the same study puts worldwide death tolls at nearly 7 million, more than double the 3.24 million reported.

The final count only estimates deaths "caused directly by the SARS-CoV-2 virus," according to the study's authors.
By contrast, the flu pandemic of 1918 took 675,000 American lives in about two years, the Civil War took 655,000 in 3 years, WWII took 405,000 in 4 years, and WWI saw us lose 117,000 in 2 years.
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@SenatorTimScott You want to have an honest conversation, Tim Scott

I don’t believe you’re prepared to address some hard truths

Because, Senator, before Democrats and Republicans can sit as equals, there are many questions you need to answer

<Thread>

#ONEV1
#DemCast

@SenatorTimScott Your party famously decided making Obama a one term president was its most important priority

Not infrastructure
Not immigration reform
Not even the economy

No thought about helping the country

Why should Obama’s former VP work with you now

#DemVoice1

nbcnews.com/id/wbna40007802
@SenatorTimScott The GOP worked hard to stop Obama, and his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act

You fought it at every turn rather than working to improve it

Even though you KNEW it helped millions of Americans, you tried to kill it, lying when you claimed you had a better plan
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Title III — Election Security

This title aims to improve the security of U.S. election infrastructure to counter the threat of foreign interference.

#PassFTPA #HR1
#FreedomToVote #DemCast
• Establishes new grants to fund election security upgrades
• be owned & controlled by citizens or permanent residents of the US
•report cybersecurity incidents of goods & services provided to the EAC & DHS

#ElectionSecurity #FreedomToVote
Part 2 — Grants for Risk-Limiting Audits of Results of Elections

🔥 Conducts risk audits 🔥

• election officials manually recount a sufficient number of

💥->paper ballots<-💥

to ensure with a high level of statistical probability, the electronic tally's accurate.
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Title II — Election Integrity
This title would address restoration of the full protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and several other pressing voting rights issues, and also seeks to curb partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts.
#ForThePeopleAct #PassFTPA
Subtitle A — Findings Reaffirming Commitment of Congress to Restore the Voting Rights Act
Sect 5’s pre-clearance provision, which required states & localities w/histories of discriminatory voting practices to secure federal gov approval prior to making any changes to their rules.
Subtitle B — Findings Relating to Native American Voting Rights

Equal and fair access at the ballot box is #VoterProtection. 🗳
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What does #ForThePeopleAct HR1 do for American voters?

This will be my hat tip to Rep John Lewis, may you rest in power Sir.

Let's advocate #GoodTrouble and #PassFTPA HR1.

#DemCastTX #CommonDefense
#Indivisible #FreshVoicesRise
Across 10 titles, this historic legislation would make it easier to vote in federal elections, end congressional gerrymandering, overhaul federal campaign finance laws,
brennancenter.org/our-work/polic…
increase safeguards against foreign interference, strengthen gov ethics rules, & more. Most reforms would be implemented for the Nov 2022 general election, with the exception of some redistricting & public financing changes that would go into effect later.
brennancenter.org/our-work/polic…
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1/5 There's been a new development in the case of Steve Carillo, a former US Air Force counter-terrorism expert turned Boogaloo Boi terrorist, who lead two ambushes last May where he murdered a deputy sheriff & a federal officer.

#DemCast #ONEV1 #wtpBLUE #DemVoice1 #Fresh
2/5 This is the same Steve Carillo, by the way, whom Mike Pence failed to mention during a gaslighting speech where he name-dropped one of Dave Patrick Underwood's victims and insinuated he was killed by leftists.

The thread above has more details. abc7news.com/david-patrick-…
3/5 The development?

Four MORE Boogaloo Boi Trump terrorists have now been indicted for attempting to obstruct the investigation into Carillo and his accomplice and the first of Carillo's two attacks, in Oakland, where Dave Patrick Underwood died. reuters.com/article/us-usa…
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Fascinating look into what's driving today's Republicans.

1. Top 2 issues that GOP voters care about? illegal immigration and lack of support for the police.

(Neither of which affects their lives on a daily basis)

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nytimes.com/2021/03/26/opi…
What do GOP voters think?
2. Politics is not about enacting good public policy, but "ensuring the country’s survival as we know it“
3. They suffer from Religious persecution(?)
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What's driving GOP voters?
4. Fear and anxiety from losing cultural and economic power
5. Republicans come into contact with a lot of news, but they’re primed to distrust the majority of it, and overwhelmingly believe that media is not working for the good of the people.
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Let's play something out:

1. Imagine waking up in Feb of 2023, after midterms, & hearing that another Supreme Court Justice has passed. Majority Leader McConnell comes out with “let the voters decide,” promising to deny President Biden his rightful nominee to the Supreme Court.
2. Former Senator Warnock is on Morning Joe, lamenting that the Georgia voter suppression laws that kept him from reelection, doomed yet another SCOTUS nominee. 

Two years later, in February 2025, President Josh Hawley’s SCOTUS pick sails through the Republican-held Senate.
3. GOP legislatures have gerrymandered Democrats out of more than a dozen districts in states like GA, TX & AZ, and now Kevin McCarthy’s House is working to quickly double down on the 2017 Trump tax cuts and kill the ACA.
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To all those lovely people on my timeline who think I want to take away their guns: no, I just want some sort of assurance - by law - that you are the responsible good guys with a gun you say you are. If so, a thorough background check and a waiting period to obtain your 1)
gun shouldn’t bother you. For those in fear of a suppressive government, be more afraid about your right to vote, because state legislatures are trying to curtail that right as we trade tweets. That concerns me more than having a gun. For those saying I must have a 2)
gun to fend off a rapist, when I was younger I was sexually assaulted. I immediately called police and they caught the guy, so luckily he did not hurt the next woman. Not so lucky was the one he hurt before me. Btw, most sexual assault happens in private; there are no good 3)
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Thoughts and prayers. Thoughts and prayers.

How about we all start working on creating a country based in peace, respect and dignity for others rather than this 2nd Amendment, gun fetish, “my right to carry is more important than your right to live” culture we have built? 1)
Has anyone really read the Second Amendment? It was crafted at a time when we didn’t have a standing military. The first clause of the sentence refers to the need to assemble a well-“REGULATED” militia necessary to the “SECURITY” of a free “STATE”...not to frickin’ carry guns 2)
In our daily lives; not to shoot up schools, movie theaters, churches, night clubs, shopping malls, concerts and grocery stores. Not to kill random, innocent people going about their everyday business as a threat to no one else! We have a state militia - it’s called the 3)
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Last week the #LofgrenReport published 177 pages detailing Paul Gosar's efforts to aid the 'Stop the Steal' movement and push the #BigLie that led to the 1/6 insurrection.

This <THREAD> lays bare some of the lowlights.

#RemovePaulGosar #DemCast #ONEV1
lofgren.house.gov/socialreview#A…
Notice that some tweets are still up & some are deleted. But there has been no retraction, apology, or acknowledgement of his role pushing the #BigLie & resulting insurrection or the promotion of the America First white nationalist agenda. #RemovePaulGosar

cc: @AmerDentalAssn
It's as though Paul is brazenly pushing it to see how much anti-democratic behavior large donors like @AmerDentalAssn @AmerAcadPeds & @SRPconnect will let him get away with.

Why do they continue to fund an insurrectionist who emboldens white nationalists? #RemovePaulGosar
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One week ago #AZ04 Rep. Paul Gosar validated & emboldened white supremacists when he took the same stage as Steve King & Nick Fuentes at AFPAC.

This reprehensible behavior generated a lot of media attention <THREAD>

#RemovePaulGosar RemovePaulGosar.org #DemCastAZ #ONEV1 Image
Sadly, it has not generated condemnation from either the GOP or Gosar supporter @AmerDentalAssn.

Are you seriously cool with this ADA? Silence is complicity.

Call (312) 440-2500 & ask the ADA why they continue to fund Paul Gosar. #RemovePaulGosar #CallYourDentist #DemCast Image
Let's start with our conservative leaning hometown paper @TheDailyCourier.

'Gosar skips in-person vote on House stimulus bill to attend white nationalist AFPAC conference'

#RemovePaulGosar #AZ04 #DemCastAZ #ONEV1 dcourier.com/news/2021/feb/…
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@SenateGOP How much pain and suffering do you expect the people of this country to take for the sake of your political power? Unless you become as suppressive and oppressive as the Chinese government you claim to abhor, you cannot
continue to treat the people of this country as if their lives are sacrifice to your political victories. Suppressing votes, civil liberties, prioritizing white lives over those of people of other color...this isn’t sustainable and will be the demise of our democratic
Republic. No civilization in decline recognizes its extinction until it is too late. The clock is ticking. Come to your senses, stop obstructing all progress and be more concerned about citizens than yourselves. #COVID19 #AmericanRescuePlan

#DemCast #DemCastGA
cc: @SenateDems
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As the snow melts in #Texas I hope we can all pause and reflect on the many implications of the #TexasBlackout.

In this THREAD I hope to address them all.

First let me express my sincere and profound condolences to all those Texans who have suffered devastating loss.
😔🙏
While it's been a hoot to bash someone as hateful as Ted #CancunCruz, the recent events in Texas have implications much more profound than the actions of one idiotic US Senator. I'll try to break it down into 3 sections.
2)
#TexasBlackout #DemCast #EveryVoice #FreshVoicesRise
1. #ClimateChange/US Infrastructure preparedness.
2. A little history. Why and how did this happen?
3. Performative Governance/The Blame Game!

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3)
#TexasBlackout #DemCast #EveryVoice #FreshVoicesRise
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Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney needs to be recalled because he believes that he should be the final arbiter of what is legal and which laws shall be enforced. In so doing, he presents a danger to Snohomish County. He has publicly refused
#DemCastWA #DemCast
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to enforce the governor’s orders.

Furthermore, he has rehired Deputy Art Wallin who has a history of excessive use of force and was previously fired for the unjustified use of deadly force in the killing of Nickolas Peters. The family of Mr. Peters was awarded a
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$1 million settlement on Jan 3, 2020, but just 2 weeks later, Fortney had rehired Wallin.

How can you help?
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kiro7.com/news/local/dep…
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I used to be an @GOP voter. I started life as an @TheDemocrats but as I grew older and worked in conservative environments later in life, my voting trended that way as well. Some of it was pure self-interest. It happened that my highest earning years coincided with Republican 1)
presidencies. I had also begun living my Christianity more openly and conservatively as well. Finally, I didn’t see that much difference between the parties. Still, it didn’t upset me that Obama won the way it did other Republicans I knew. It did upset me that they made racist 2)
comments and questioned his birthright. But I was living in the South now, and I chalked it up to long-running zeal for the “glory” of the Confederacy. Then I saw the movie “Game Change” on @HBO and read the book. I was appalled when I learned about the deep ignorance 3)
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STORYTIME

It was right about now, about 10 days after the '16 election when I finally ventured back onto social media. It had been too hard until then. My anxiety and worry were off the charts.

What I found quite literally changed my life. // a #gratitude thread
A friend of mine wrote a post about a new group she found, called the Every Day Project, who was posting "one action a day to protect against our 45th president."

I signed up for their email and gave it a try. (This was pre-Indivisible.)
Boom. I felt SO GOOD after taking that one tiny action, and I was HOOKED.

I wanted more.
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🚨 LAST CALL! 🚨

Over 90 million have already voted!

If you've been waiting until the last minute to donate to Dems, *THIS IS IT!*

First, #FlipTheSenate! 1/ #DemCast
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🚨 LAST CALL! 🚨

This year has reminded us how vitally important GOVERNORS (#COVID19), ATTORNEYS GENERAL (defending the #ACA & voting rights) and SECRETARIES OF STATE (protecting voting rights) are! Donate to elect #MoreDemExecs today! 2/ #DemCast
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🚨 LAST CALL! 🚨

Democrats flipped the U.S. House in 2018. Now we have to make sure to KEEP control of it! These are the 40 most vulnerable House Dems; donate today to #KeepTheHouseBlue: 3/ #DemCast

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#DemCast #DemCastWI @GovEvers @SenatorBaldwin Wisconsin Voters: if you can, take your #AbsenteeBallot to the post office & request a date-stamp. Today, I went to a local small-town #USPS, and at first they refused! SEE MY THREAD👇🏻👇🏻madison.com/wsj/news/local… via @WiStateJournal
The postal clerk (who was ALSO ignoring the state #MaskOrder along with her co-worker) at first told me “She was told they did NOT have to date stamp ballots.” I pointed out to her that I had affixed two stamps OF MY OWN to the prepaid envelope, and again requested she stamp it👇🏻
I remained polite but insistent, saying that because MY OWN stamps were on there, I would like a post mark on my ballot. She finally said she would call their main postmaster in #Mauston, #WI—who told her she HAD to postmark my ballot. She did so, and I took a picture of it 👇🏻👇🏻
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Urgent & harsh info re. voting in #NorthCarolina.

1. TL/DR: Absentee ballots from Dems are being rejected at 3x the rate as those from Republicans. NC is a swing state. Margins will be narrow. If you can, mask up & vote in person. Read on. #DemCast
bit.ly/2T2D0CD
2. As of 10/12, 494,881 absentee votes were cast in NC. 2.7% (13,406) have been rejected. 7,757 from Democrats rejected compared to 2,304 from Republicans. If these rates keep up, about 20k D ballots will be rejected & 6k Republican. States have been won by far smaller margins.
3. Why this discrepancy? 1) More Democrats are voting absentee. 2) Absentee ballots from Black voters are rejected at higher rates than whites, and Black voters tend to be Democrats. sightline.org/2020/10/08/nor…
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I was a gay kid growing up in South Dakota who said the words, “I’m gay” for the first time while riding my dad’s John Deere so no one would hear me.

13-year-old me back in 1996 couldn’t dream of a world where our lives and our love would be part of the American conversation.
Coming out to others happened in stages. A crush on a guy from the tennis team turning into my first boyfriend.

My first boyfriend turned into a question from my sister while she was brushing her teeth:

“Are you dating a guy on the tennis team?” “Yes. Pass the toothpaste.”
I got my start in public service advocating to make marriage equality the law of the land (before it was cool).

When I first ran for State Rep, it seemed I was too young, too gay, and too “not from here." I don’t remember its origin, but it's the story I started telling myself.
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