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On the morning of May 30, 2021, the last day to pass bills in the TX House in the 87th Legislative Session, House Dems faced near certain defeat against our voters & democracy w/the passage of SB 7.

My colleague @TMFtx pulled me aside & said: “I know the play to break quorum.”1
On that bill deadline day @TMFtx continued: “We break quorum, fly to Washington & tell Congress to pass the #JohnLewisVotingRightsAct.”

Always game for #GoodTrouble, I said: “Yeah, let’s do THAT!” 2/
Later that day a coalition of Black & Brown TX House Members convened & decided to kill the voter suppression bill. We heard a powerful story from @Senfronia4Texas about her lifetime struggle for voting rights. @RepDeshotel counted members willing to leave. We had the #s! 3/
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Democracy is under attack. Communities of color across the country are being silenced. Our vote, our most precious, sacred right, is being stripped away one state at a time. Congress has got to pass federal voting rights legislation, and must do so urgently. (1/3)
Let us be clear, we will continue to cause #goodtrouble, #necessarytrouble, until the White House and Congress get this done. The clock on American democracy is ticking. (2/3)
That is why this weekend we will be in Columbus, Milwaukee, Detroit and Washington DC, canvassing door-to-door to mobilize voters early, raise awareness on voter suppression tactics and urge elected officials to pass federal voting rights legislation. (3/3)
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Rev. Gregory Gibbs: "There are two things that anyone must do to be at home in the world. The one thing we must do to have peace in our lives is to change our attitudes toward the world. We must soften our tone, deflate pretentions, set more realistic goals for ourselves."
"The other thing that we must do, in order to be at home in the world, is to act to change the world. We must act to change the world so that it comes to accord more closely with the most positive values and aspirations we have developed as Buddhists."
"At a minimum, we must speak out in defense of the
bullied, oppressed and marginalized. We must oppose
tyrants, tyrannical ideas, and garden variety bullies. We must decry blocks to freedom of all sorts."
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Now.. if YOU would like to get into a little bit of 'good trouble' - why not take it as a project to try to get one of the local press in those 3 states, to ask these sedition conspirators, when did they report their criminal partners to the FBI?

Trump identified the trio to DOJ Image
So President Trump IDENTIFIED three Congressmen to DOJ in December, that they are plotting a coup d'etat. If any of these 3 were patriots, they HAD to immediately on Dec 27 inform the FBI, what the other seditionists were attempting..

(we know they didn't do any such thing) Image
So if you want to spend a little bit of your time, please contact the local newspapers of major cities or the TV stations in their states, and demand the press ask "when did you inform the FBI that the others were plotting a coup d'etat against America? Or are you not a patriot?" Image
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Oh this is too perfect timing, wtaf. 🤣🥲

I want stuff back @CityFredPolice. You never had legal grounds to take it from my person, nor vehicle, nor continue to hold all of it to this day at 311 Queen Street Fredericton, NB.

#GhostBusters #WhoYaGonnaCall
Friends? Lookup my @ with #MJOLNIR, #EctoOne, #BadBoys, (or variations/etc). That'll explain why I'm over here cackling to myself atm. 🤣
Followers? If any of you could toss relevant hashtags, or redirect folks to the relevant thread/vid or share any and/or all of my clips as you personally see relevant - that'd be a huuuge help to myself and my family in getting our stuff back, and our lives moving forward. ♥️🏴‍☠️
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"America’s Last Patrol and former Hidalgo County Commissioner Cuellar came together to make preparations on Hernandez’s new home.

“Well you know he’s a vet, what we do we step up for any veteran that needs our help,” Peña.
#DemCastTX #Veterans
valleycentral.com/news/local-new…
2) Veteran organization America’s Last Patrol helps in assisting veterans. KVEO Photojournalist Sal Castro

Cleaning up the debris, volunteers started the process of building Hernandez’s a home.

#DemCastTX #Veterans
3) The home also served as the childhood house of Hernandez and his brother. Living at the property since the 1950s, Hernandez has seen the neighborhood change from its humble beginnings as cotton fields.
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Fannie Lou Hamer deserves R-E-S-P-E-C-T in many ways. Americans (including Mississippians who shamefully aren't usually taught about her in K-12) should know her story as well as they know Dr. King's.
Imagine being a Black woman in 1964 Mississippi (ruled by segregationists Dixiecrats) creating an alternative MS Freedom Democratic Party, traveling to the DNC & demanding that THEIR Black delegates be seated instead of white Dixiecrats.

THAT is anti-establishment. #GoodTrouble Fannie Lou Hamer raises a fist
I know the left and right these days have a lot of white dudes (usually from the midwest or northeast) that they call anti-establishment warriors.

But Fannie Lou Hamer WAS the anti-establishment. And she risked her life to fight an unjust establishment.
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LATE NIGHT THOUGHTS: Texas Republicans rammed through the process without regard for rules or regular process to justify “election integrity,” after the Texas Secretary of State called the 2020 election, “free, fair, safe and secure.” #txlege #JimCrow2_0 #SB7
So what does the Texas Attorney General do in response to that? He exhausted 22,000 staff hours and spent $250k in a desperate attempt to find some evidence of widespread voter fraud. So, do you want to know what the result of this “investigation” was?
After all that effort, hours, and spending of YOUR taxpayer dollars, the Attorney General only identified 16 problem ballots out of ELEVEN MILLION votes casted, all of which were simple human errors. That’s 1 in 700,000.
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#FreshVoicesRise #DemVoice1 #Onev1
#IAmAnAmerican

What’s wrong with the United States?
Are you really not paying attention?
To what’s happening as a whole?
Not a law or bill here and there
But to the totality of what’s going on.
The grand design taking shape
Democracy is not in danger
Democracy is under attack!

States have passed laws or bills to:
Criminalize giving water in voting lines
Ban meditation in schools
Remove teaching of “bad” slavery in schools
Ban critical race theory
Ban the 1619 project because “bad” for US image
Require teachers teach the theory of “fine people on both sides” of current events
Protect people that drive cars into crowds of protesters
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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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Happy Black History Month!

Day 1:
I started the day by explaining to my kindergarteners the history of BHM and why we celebrate. We also talked about Ruby Bridges and how her impact is felt today in our diverse classroom and at our school.
Day 2:
We talked about the Greensboro sit-ins. This also led to a discussion about protests and why people protest. I like to highlight the sit-ins during BHM because those involved were incredibly brave!

See what they had to endure here:
Day 3:
Talking about events in Black history can be heavy but it’s still important to learn. Not all BH is sad though and today’s lesson was inspired by watching my kids dance! We talked about DJ Kool Herc, the history of breakdancing and I read the story The Story of Rap. ImageImage
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On #MartinLutherKingDay don't be lulled into a false sense of complacency by quotes about love that every moderate trots out about #MLK today. He was a radical progressive who believed in fundamental change and the "fierce urgency of now." So, read his real quotes here:
"We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was “well timed” in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease...
...of segregation. For years now I have heard the word “Wait!” It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This “Wait” has almost always meant “Never.” We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.”
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.@SpeakerPelosi retains her gavel with 216 votes.

Dem Reps. Lamb & Golden voted for other people, while Reps. Slotkin, Spanberger & Sherrill voted "present."
House makes it official: @SpeakerPelosi elected with 216 votes to keep her gavel.

#117Congress #OpeningDay
So, in his House speech, is McCarthy going to say anything about #Georgia today?

washingtonpost.com/video/politics…
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1. Excited to announce my 1st @ElectionWsphr @substack The Cycle-On Substack is live!!

That's right! My @SubstackInc is finally live!!! I'd be deeply honored to have you subscribe in any capacity so that my content arrives right into your inbox!

thecycle.substack.com/p/the-election…
It features an all-⭐️panel of political scientists @LilyMasonPhD, @NathanKalmoe, & @stevenwwebster- each experts in neg. partisanship & partisan schadenfreude

What?!

What's that you say?!
2. It's the desire to hurt or maybe even kill your political opponent! Mason & Kalmoe discuss how partisan schadenfreude leads to a lethal mass partisanship while Webster discusses his new book on neg partisanship- American Rage stevenwwebster.com/7americanrage.…
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Update on #RebekahJones situation in Florida: Agents raid home of fired Florida data scientist who built COVID-19 dashboard tallahassee.com/story/news/202…

Background: Fired Florida Data Scientist Launches A Coronavirus Dashboard Of Her Own npr.org/2020/06/14/876… Screenshot from https://t.c...
Support #RebekahJones. See details upthread☝🏼about police raiding her family’s home today.

#RightMatters #FactsMatter #ListenToScientists #FLPol #COVID

gofundme.com/f/support-flor…
Republican political appointee in Florida to resign over the issues related to #RebekahJones and the handling of #COVID data. Thank you for standing up for what’s right,
Ron F.
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Before any of you do any activism, make sure you think of how it will make the democrats look first. And then act accordingly. Because we sure wouldn't want to make democrats be labeled by our movements that they effectively don't support policy wise.
Would hate to cost democrats their down ballot elections because of our activism. Because how else are they gonna not give us what we want while in power?
Hey @EmilySkopovPA, try not running a shit campaign next time. You've only yourself to blame because activist and bad faith attacks by right wing media are always gonna be there.
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I like Vice President’s with walkout songs. #MsVicePresident
And invoking John Lewis? I’m not crying You are Crying. #GoodTrouble #VotingRights
@KamalaHarris is the best of America. You don’t have to agree with her, but if you don’t respect her, you don’t respect America.
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GEORGIA Democratic Candidates
#GA1 #GA2 #GA3 #GA4 #GA5 #GA6 #GA7 #GA8 #GA9 #GA10 #GA11 #GA12 #GA13 #GA14 & SENATE (x2)
*Postcards & Links to Follow & Support*
#Congress2020 #Senate2020
#HoldTheHouse #FlipTheSenate
All States here: postcardsforamerica.com/all-democratic…
#PostcardsforAmerica Image
Hey #GEORGIA #FlipTheSenate
Say Bye Loeffler
Democratic Challenger
RAPHAEL WARNOCK
@ReverendWarnock
Donate secure.actblue.com/donate/warnock…
*Jungle Primary: Candidate who gets 50% of votes wins
Current polls show Rev. Warnock at 31%, GOP Loeffler at 23%//GOP Collins 22%; Dem Lieberman 9% Image
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It’s happening #GoodTrouble 😉

Hint: that’s Mitch McConnell‘s house in the background Image
Help support actions like this donate
Marchforourlives.com
March For Our Lives federal affairs manager @eve_levenson helping paint In front of Mitch’s house. Image
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We're LIVE to collaborate and learn how to create a #DEI ecosystem in your organization! @JohnsonCarolynn @KenBouyer @kimariewhy @CalvinHJr @supt4kids @EquitySupt1 @davyno #BringPeopleTogether #Crowdsourcing #DEI
@davyno welcomes us all and recognizes that there are more CEO's named "Dave"' than there are female CEO's in Fortune 500 companies.💜 Irreversible and sustainable change is what we are here for, thank you for showing up! #TeVirtualEvents #DEI
We are now participating in our 1st of 5 exchanges. Let's make the most of our time together by #crowdsourcing! First question - "Why are you here and why is that important?" Image
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Sunday morning reflections (thread): This year, we have lost so much. We’ve seen devastation from fires and hurricanes. We’ve watched a virus ravage our nation and the world. We’ve lost connecting with family and friends. (1/4)
And we’ve lost so so so many lives. Including icons whose life’s work have helped make this country what it is today. From the trailblazing Katherine Johnson, to Rev CT Vivian, John Lewis, and now Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (2/4)
While we mourn, I also hope that we are reminded that our pursuit of justice does not rely on individual heroes, but rather a collective of all of us. Our own heroes, in our own ways, doing our part to fight for a more just and equitable America. (3/4)
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"What is at stake in this election are not just the candidates on the ballot, but democracy itself."
-@NAACP_LDF President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF
"The reason Thurgood Marshall thought that [Smith v. Allwright] was his most important case is because he believed the theme of tonight: that when you unleash the vote, you unleash political power."
-@Sifill_LDF
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GEORGIA Democratic Candidates
#GA1 #GA2 #GA3 #GA4 #GA5 #GA6 #GA7 #GA8 #GA9 #GA10 #GA11 #GA12 #GA13 #GA14 & SENATE (x2)
*Postcards & Links to Follow & Support*
#Congress2020 #Senate2020
#HoldTheHouse #FlipTheSenate
All States here: postcardsforamerica.com/all-democratic…
#PostcardsforAmerica Image
Hey #GEORGIA #FlipTheSenate
Bye Kelly Loeffler
Dems, Nov 3 Jungle Primary
D Jackson
@MayorDAJackson
J James
@JJames4GA
T Shealey
@TamaraJohnson-Shealey
M Lieberman
@LiebermanForGa
J Slade
@DAYDREAMER2640
ETarver
@tarver_ed
R Warnock
@ReverendWarnock
R Winfield
@WinfieldForUS Image
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BREAKING NEWS: @STANFORD DISCOURAGES REPORTING SEX MISCONDUCT @ChrisNguyenABC7 @NanetteAsimov

Stanford won't give amnesty for social distancing violations to students who report assault or dating violence. If student hosts a gathering where she is attacked, she may be punished.
We know from experience and research that policies like this one that may punish victims for other violations like drugs and alcohol chill reporting.

Yet @Stanford refuses to grant amnesty to students who are raped, even if they made the dumb mistake of hosting "gathering."
MEDIA ALERT: @Stanford may punish rape, harassment, and abuse victims who come forward if they were engaged in social distance violations at the time of the attack.

This means no one will report. This deserves coverage!

@paloaltoweekly @ekadvany @mercnews @mariannefavro
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