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Here are three deceptive claims coming from the supporters of the "More Big-Money" bill (SB 622) in the #WV Legislature.…
#1 - We need to "reconcile West Virginia's contribution limits with the federal contribution limits"
MISLEADING: There is no need to "reconcile" the amounts of money given to state legislative candidates with those running for office for the Congress of the whole country. No one supports the big-money swamp in Washington & no one wants to bring it to #WV. #FightBigMoney
#2 - "Independent expenditures are not subject to the same limits or disclosure requirements as direct contributions, because of First Amendment protections."
FALSE: According to the National Conference for state legislatures.…
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🇺🇸 #MAGA
🇺🇸 #MAGAhat
🇺🇸 #KAG
🇺🇸 #Patriotism
👊 United we are stronger!!!
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Ok ppl U maybe awake but your eyes
R not focused on what this country is
Doing we fought wars to be free & the world was a safer place
Now the world is upside down & enemy
Is within
they are at our gates & in our house
They are tearing at the very fabrics of constitution

A few great presidents have warned U
But we fell asleep not just the past eight
Years the past 50 years this mess
did not happen over night
Started with PC making you feel guilty 4being right 2 accept
thier wrong as right
We voted few Rhino's in
A few independent socialist in

We had great leaders in the past
And we have great leaders now they are silenced becasue we allowed them 2 jail them I refer to @GenFlynn
Grest Leaders are once in a life time @realDonaldTrump
We need to stand with them or fall beside them

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.@DanCrenshawTX’s claim is completely false. Election fraud -- like what happened in #NC09 -- is illegal today and would still remain illegal after #HR1 is signed into law. (1/3)
Here’s the TRUTH about #HR1, the #ForThePeople Act: It’s overdue, critical legislation to fight back against corruption in Washington, establish clean, fair & transparent elections, end dominance of big money in our politics & guarantee the right to vote for all Americans. (2/3)
But let me end with this: @DanCrenshawTX, your commitment to our country is unquestionable, and I’m grateful for it. This bill is about making sure every vote counts and everyone can cast one. Think we can all agree on that. (3/3)
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.@RepJayapal & I have the most ambitious anti-corruption legislation since Watergate to #EndCorruptionNow. This week, we got terrific news: with @RepJayapal's hard work & persistence, the House included — & passed — some key parts of it in the historic #ForThePeople Act:
Incoming administrations should work for the people, not lobbyists & industry insiders. The House passed our plan to force people who work on presidential transition teams to follow ethics rules like every other official. #EndCorruptionNow #ForThePeople
No more selling out to foreign governments that abuse human rights & undermine our national security. @RepJayapal made sure the House bill included our ban on Washington lobbyists from getting paid big bucks to lobby for foreign governments. #EndCorruptionNow #ForThePeople
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I am writing to express my profound disappointment in you. Not as a person because I have never met you, but as a so-called elected “representative” of #WeThePeople. Your recent assault and mockery of #ForThePeople HR-1 Bill finally prompted me to write.
You swore an oath to uphold the #Constitution, which states in the 15th Amendment:

1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED by the U.S. or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude
I know bills are complicated and may sometimes contain elements that the opposing party finds objectionable. But you’re not even interested in debating or improving the package. By not doing so, you're betraying #WeThePeople but also that God you claim to revere.
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#MadamSpeaker and House Dems passing #HR1 to restore integrity to government and to our elections is what we all worked for last election! 🌊💪

From @repjohnlewis to the stellar Freshman class, House Dems will never stop fighting for our democracy and #ForThePeople!

On the Capitol steps, Rep. @ZoeLofgren exposed the great contrast between #HR1 with a Democratic majority 💥voting rights & ethics #ForThePeople💥and the last Congress, when Republicans rammed thru their #GOPTaxScam👎 – written by big corporate lobbyists – as their #1 priority!
#MadamSpeaker: “I thank all of our freshmen – every single 1 of them – for the message they delivered on the campaign trail & for the determination they have brought to this Congress… Today, we are honoring the people’s trust as we pass our transformative #HR1.”

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On this day 24 years ago, my family arrived in the United States of America, a land of democracy and opportunity
Today, I have the honor to vote with the likes of John Lewis—a man who put his life on the line for voting rights— to strengthen that democracy
It’s also not lost on me that today is #InternationalWomensDay. What better way to celebrate than to join the first female Speaker of the House and a record number of women in Congress to restore our democracy?
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I am honored & excited to be introducing my very 1st amendment on the House floor, an amendment to #HR1, the #ForthePeopleAct. My amendment will lower the voting age from 18 to 16, allowing our youth to have a seat at the table of democracy. #16toVote
#DidYouKnow In 2018, nearly 2 million young people between the ages of 16 & 17 were employed, contributing to the labor force and to their local economy through paying taxes. #16toVote
49 yrs ago, Senator Ted Kennedy argued before his colleagues in favor of lowering the voting age as an effort to “bring our youth into full and lasting participation in our institutions of democratic government.” #16toVote
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As California attorney general, Kamala Harris declined to defend California’s ban on same-sex marriage Proposition 8 in court.
Kamala Harris along side of us in Pride. #LGBT #queerpol
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#BigPharma is having a nuclear implosion over @RepLloydDoggett's bill, the Medicare Negotiation & Competitive Licensing Act. It has 109 of the 118 needed co-sponsors in the House, and @amyklobuchar & others have a companion bill in the Senate.


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The bill WOULD have had 120 co-sponsors when introduced today, except 11 who were "yes" votes this AM changed to "no" votes this afternoon after #BigPharma held a secret meeting and intimidated our Reps.

We ain't scared, #BigPharma, and we'll make sure our Reps find their spines
This is bold, bicameral, patient-first legislation to address the prescription drug affordability crisis. Patients are burdened by astronomical drug prices—as these same patients’ tax dollars go into protecting these govt-approved, govt-funded monopolies.

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@amprog is thrilled that @OversightDems is holding a hearing on #HR1, #ForThePeople Act. #HR1 is a once-in-a generation robust reform package that will help restore the promise of our democracy.
Ahead of the midterm elections, a Wall Street Journal/NBC poll found that 77% of registered voters stated that “Reducing the influence of special interests and corruption in Washington” is either the most important or a very important issue facing the country.
Link to Wall Street Journal/NBC poll:…
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1) #RBG not being seen since November is causing ?’s of her health & ability to perform duties of the court. Rumors she’s in a medically induced coma, or dead after #foxnews live graphic, are increasing demands for #ProofOfLife @POTUS @seanhannity @StormIsUponUs @bigredwavenow
2) Attacks on ‘pledge of allegiance’, ‘In God We Trust’ & Catholics are the left’s STRATEGIC planned effort in the lead up to the NEXT nominee. The rush-to-judgement of the Covenant Catholic #MAGAkids was part of that narrative, but BACKFIRED when the TRUTH came out.#WWG1WGA
3) The View’s, Joy Behar, was HONEST when she confessed the ‘rush-to-judgement’ over the #MAGAkids Covenant Catholic group was because [they] are “so desperate to get rid @realDonaldTrump@dbongino @mitchellvii @BillOReilly @RealJamesWoods #GreatAwakening #RBG #KAG #QAnon
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Yesterday, @Sifill_LDF provided critical testimony before the House Judiciary committee about #HR1, which would significantly expand voter access. Here are 10 things you may have missed from yesterday's hearing. #Votingrights #ForthePeople
1. HR 1 makes important findings concerning the need to restore the VRA to its full strength and calls for Congress to conduct investigatory and evidentiary hearings to determine the legislation necessary to restore the VRA. Watch @Sifill_LDF's testimony:
2. @Sifill_LDF reminds @RepDougCollins that as we look to the Constitution that governs elections we must speak to the passage of 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment and how they are being left out of the conversation. #HR1 #VotingRights
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LIVE NOW: The first committee hearing on #HR1 — a historic pro-democracy package that includes:

-Automatic voter registration

-Public financing of elections

-An end to gerrymandering

-A constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United

.@RepJerryNadler: America has increasingly tended toward an oligarchy. #HR1 will correct this drift away from representative democracy by reducing the role of money in politics, restoring ethical standards and integrity to government and strengthening laws to protect voting.
.@vanitaguptaCR: Repairing and modernizing our voting system goes hand and hand with reforms that address the rampant corruption flowing from the corrosive power of money in our elections. Both are necessary to ensure that our gov't works for all people, not just a powerful few.
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Trump: Day 737
-Posts Fake Immigration Statistics
-Prepared 4 Another Gov't Shutdown
-Hires 33 Border Agents in 14 Mos
-Thinks Nat'l Emergency Best Option
-Tries 2 Distance Himself From Stone
-Treasury Lifts Deripaska's Sanctions
-May Use Military Force in Venezuela
Day 842 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 693 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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"Let's do this!"

Kamala Harris’ speech felt and sounded a bit like an FDR for the new century.
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I want to talk ab @KamalaHarris & some of the attacks I’ve been hearing. (1). I hear she’s “not progressive enough.” This is patently false. She’s 1 of the most progressive ppl in all of Congress—after a 4-way tie for 1st, it’s her of 535 ppl. #Kamala2020…
2/I hear “Kamala’s a cop.” I find that troubling on many levels. Being in law enforcement doesn’t, in itself, isn’t bad. Police saved my life when I was attacked by an abusive ex. Kamala understood years ago that it’s not that POC don’t want police, but:…
3/That video is from 2006, & she made an important point—POC DO want law enforcement—they just don’t want to be profiled or abused by the police. That’s a very forward way of thinking, & it gels w what many critical race theorists have said. #Kamala2020
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What's that sound you hear in the background? That's the sound of Trump folding like a lily. Speaker Pelosi for the win. #KhaleesiPelosi #ForThePeople Now re-open the government, Individual 1. End the #TrumpShutdown
Democratic Khaleesi strikes again.
Live look at the inside of Speaker Pelosi's mind as she reads Trump's caving tweets tonight...
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Pelosi tells reporter who asks her about canceling SOTU to read her letter, which she says is in the public domain. When asked "Why not invite Trump to a joint session next Tuesday?" Khaleesi replies, "Because government is closed." #LikeABoss Via @atrupar
Hey journalists - next time, why don't you crowd Mitch McConnell and ask him why he is enabling the president when the majority does not want a racist wall and wants the government open and workers PAID? Ask MITCH.
The REAL wall protecting our national security is a Khaleesi in a red coat and sunglasses. CC: @TeamPelosi #LikeABoss #ForThePeople
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Ford is right, his government has done more in the last 6 months than most. So, to celebrate, I thought we'd break down some of his "accomplishments." Are you ready? An #onpoli THREAD: (1/)
Lets start with Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open For Business Act. Ford has successfully gutted workers rights, given more power to corporations and the rich/powerful in Ontario, and prevented a crucially important $1 an hour wage increase from taking place. (2/)
The now famous Bill 5, of course, slashed #topoli's control over its own municipal elections, while also changing elected positions across the province to positions that Ford can appoint his buddies and campaign donors to. (3/)
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1/ Day 30 of Trump's shutdown: Gov't workers are suffering. Trump's winning by blaming Dems for not negotiating. BuzzFeed nailed Trump for directing Cohen in illegal acts. Then Mueller made his first mistake & now both have egg on their faces. Trump wins. Enough! Resisters Unite!
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As I hit my 100th hour of working on tasks related to the @LSSOnt tuition and debt report, all of which has been unpaid (and, in fact, I've used my own (LOC) money to fund our survey platform each month), I reflect on today's Tory tuition announcement. I am utterly devastated. 1/
Every day, on top of my studies and three part-time jobs, I spend several hours working on the tuition issue. I spend even more time wondering how I can do better. I lose sleep thinking I may never see any change as a result of these efforts. But I usually still have hope. 2/
I do the work because I want students to have prosperous careers in their preferred area of law without worrying about how they'll pay their rent, or whether they'll eventually have to move into the private sector. I want graduates to not have to worry about going bankrupt. 3/
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Encountering special characters on Twitter is only one of many accessibility challenges that persist on social media, 4 years on:…
To @Facebook's credit, it's applied AI for good here:…
@facebook I need to come back to this today. In 2011, I wrote about a study by @SusannahFox which found that disability or illness hindered millions of Americans from using the Internet:…
Today, a disability divide endures:…
@facebook @SusannahFox My piece highlighted @TheJusticeDept's 2010 rulemaking on whether it should apply the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to websites that offer public accomodoations, thereby making many more online resources accessible to millions of our fellow Americans.
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