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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

1/11
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

3/11
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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.
1/18
#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

cbsnews.com/news/brittany-…
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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
1/6

#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
verfassungsblog.de/the-authoritar…
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

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)

#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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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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