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🧵For 4 years we had POTUS obsessed with optics.
Now Biden falls off his bike or fist-bumps a vile foreign leader, and people are horrified. I'm not. 1/

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Back in 2012 VP Biden "accidentally" indicated support for LGBTQ rights. Journalists call it a gaffe, but maybe not. Pres Obama was trying to appease both sides. The "gaffe" by his VP gave him the nudge needed to come out in favor of marriage equality. 2/
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What if the Mohammed bin Salman fist bump (a Covid-safe handshake) was a careful diplomatic move after weighing all the alternatives and information he has access to. 3/ Image
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As a veteran, a gun owner & a mom of school aged kids, I have some thoughts on gun violence.
Weapons of war, like AR style rifles, do not belong in the hands of ordinary citizens. And definitely not 18 year olds. I'll tell you why. ⬇️ #VetsForGunSafety
The military trains our troops on the use of these weapons for war. They serve no other purpose than to slaughter the enemy. They aren't used for hunting because you'd destroy your dinner. Additionally ⬇️ #VetsForGunSafety
Military members have to requalify every year on their weapons. They go through rigorous & serious training on handling their guns. Plus, they don't get to keep their weapons w/ them. They are stored at the armory & issued only upon deployments or training. ⬇️
#VetsForGunSafety
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In honor of #PrideMonth - Here's some links to track anti & pro LGBTQ+ bills & some resources.

Please feel free to add to this tweet with other orgs, resources, calls to action - including local stuff. I'll RT it all.
#DemCast
This year on pace to see record anti-transgender bills passed by states, says Human Rights Campaign via @CBSNews

cbsnews.com/news/2022-anti…
Legislative Tracker: All Anti-LGBTQ Bills via @freedom4allusa

freedomforallamericans.org/legislative-tr…
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PLEASE RETWEET!
The process to get the NRA's tax-exempt nonprofit status revoked has become simpler. All you need to do is save this form and email it to eoclass@irs.gov. It's all filled out for you. You just need to click send. Image
PLEASE RETWEET!
Cloudflare helps the NRA run its websites. The emails for their decision makers are:

sisasi@cloudflare.com, jake@cloudflare.com, patrick@cloudflare.com, matthew@cloudflare.com

Send all of them an email and encourage them to sever ties with the NRA.
PLEASE RETWEET!
GoDaddy helps the NRA run its websites. The emails for them are:

abhutani@godaddy.com, rchen@godaddy.com, fhoward@godaddy.com, agoldman@godaddy.com, pnicks@godaddy.com, hchen@godaddy.com

Send all of them an email and encourage them to sever ties with the NRA.
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Story on @MSNBC right now: an 11-year-old student recounts how the gunman looked her teacher in the eye and said “goodnight” before he shot the teacher. This girl’s friend was beside her. She covered herself in a dead classmate’s blood hoping she could play dead to avoid being
shot. This is the inside reality of a school shooting. This is the horrific carnage and primal fear that one child experienced as law enforcement took at least an hour to rescue them, though they were on the scene within minutes.

This is the horror the @NRA and the @GOP
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Worried about #Inflation and how to live on your paycheck or your Social Security? You aren't alone!

The #BidenAdministrationHasAPlan for that.

#DemCast #DemVoice1 #Dems4USA #ONEV1 🧵

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For decades, companies have shipped jobs overseas. We need to bring our jobs home!

The #BidenAdministrationHasAPlan for that.

#DemCast #DemVoice1 #Dems4USA #ONEV1 🧵

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The free market has been manipulated by special interests. It's time to make it work for all Americans.

The #BidenAdministrationHasAPlan for that.

#DemCast #DemVoice1 #Dems4USA #ONEV1 🧵

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The high price of gas is distressing to all of us. We need to understand why this is happening before we can expect to combat it. (Thread)

#ONEV1 #DemCast #DemVoice #Dems4USA #GasPrice

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Russia is a major producer of gas and oil in the world. What happens in Russia affects the price of oil.

#ONEV1 #DemCast #DemVoice #Dems4USA #PutinsWar

2/11
No president can control prices in a free market. It just doesn't happen, and wouldn't be good if it did.
#ONEV1 #DemCast #DemVoice #Dems4USA #gaspump

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Introducing the Media and Democracy Project 📰 📺 📻:
We are a grassroots group of concerned citizens who launched an activist campaign in 2020 to demand that our media provide truth, context, and transparency in every piece of reporting. #FixMediaNow 1/ MediaAndDemocracyProject.org
We believe an informed citizenry is the bedrock of a democratic society. The information we receive from media affects and shapes our opinions, voting decisions, degree of civic engagement, and ultimately determines the health of our society. We must @FixMediaNow #FixMediaNow 2/
Robust news and democracy go together. “A popular [democratically elected] Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance…” —James Madison #FixMediaNow 3/
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Today I’m announcing my campaign for Congress! It’s time to finish the job we started and make sure our community gets its fair share in Washington — just as I always have.

Join me in the fight at DonnaEdwards4Congress.com
I’m ready to get to work to deliver on what really matters — like Medicare for All, living wages, environmental justice for polluted communities, criminal justice reform, and securing our democracy and the voting rights of every single one of us.
We’ll make the wealthy finally pay their fair share, so we can start bringing down the cost of living for our families.

We’re organizing a grassroots movement all across #MD04. Join us by chipping in anything you can. #mdpolitics #demcast

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secure.actblue.com/donate/edwards…
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#Hypocrisy is: calling yourself a #Christian and promoting hate, violence and unlawfulness.
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#Dems4USA #DemCast #ONEV1 #DemVoice1 Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash
#Hypocrisy is: calling yourself an #AmericanPatriot and not abiding by the U. S. Constitution. 2/18
#Dems4USA #DemCast #ONEV1 #DemVoice1 Photo by Zack Marshall on Unsplash
#Hypocrisy is: calling yourself #ProLife and supporting the death penalty. 3/18
#Dems4USA #DemCast #ONEV1 #DemVoice1 Photo by Maria Oswalt on Unsplash
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Manslaughter Conviction of Woman who had Miscarriage Sparks Outrage

#wtpBLUE #DemCast

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Contrary to the DAs assertions, according to the medical examiner the autopsy showed the miscarriage could have been caused by a congenital abnormality and placental abruption, when the placenta detaches from the womb, the AP said.
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Women under the age of 35 have a roughly 15% chance of suffering a miscarriage, according to the American Pregnancy Association.

I had three miscarriages before I was 35.
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Last week, the GOP-controlled #Florida Legislature suggested that they do not intend to host public redistricting hearings, drawing complaints from fair maps advocates.
-@DemocracyDocket
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#DemCastFL
In Florida, the state Legislature draws both congressional & legislative maps but is Constitutionally Required to wait until the 2022 regular session to begin the process.
-@DemocracyDocket
2/6

#DemCastFL
Chair of the FL Senate on Reapportionment, Senator Ray Rodrigues (R), suggests that the need for public hearings has diminished since the "GOP Legislature's Lawyers" concluded the state no longer needs to keep communities of interest together.
-@DemocracyDocket
3/6

#DemCastFL
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I was an inquisitive child growing up. I was the one to ask, if God made us, why do we need to go to church to talk to him? Or why God doesn’t talk about dinosaurs in the he Bible? Sixty- five years later that same inquisitive boy is asking why don’t we have
a national referendum on abortion say every 10 years or healthcare, or minimum wage or climate change? I have always been taught, majority rules. If the majority wants it, it should be done. What we have now are TWO elected officials blocking the majority. Is this
the way to run our government? Aren’t we being taxed, without representation? After all, the majority wants it. It can be said, well it’s not in the Constitution, we can’t do that. Who wrote the laws? Humans! Then why can’t we change them? Our laws have been
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Renea, I am with you 💯, but I am 65 years old and been fighting since Reagan and the profound apathy I have seen since then has really weared me down. I thought we would have accountability for Iraq War, Mortgage crisis and even corruption in the Trump adm. I thought we finally
would address systemic racism and police brutality, though the BLM protests. I thought we would address gun control, through our protests. What do we have to show for it, NOTHING! Do you know why we have nothing, because it is forgotten by the majority. I don’t have much time
before I pass on, but I’ll be damned if I let Republicans destroy our country. I am a nobody, which is fine, but I will try to show the common sense we need and the hypocrisy that the rich and GOP have hidden from us. I may not have an impact now, but hopefully one day.
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Trumpism has radicalized a citizen army willing to commit violent acts
January 6th proved this

IF we want to keep our Democracy we must acknowledge this has happened and work to correct it or we will end up living under Authoritarianism
#DemCast
rochester.edu/newscenter/rad…
Under Authoritarianism

WE LOSE
#DemCast
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Authoritarian Checklist
6 rules for survival under an authoritarian regime
#DemCast
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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

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@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)

#DemCast Thread/1

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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