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#Antifa #Antifascist #BLM #DanDonovan #TuesdayThoughts

Meet #GOP Congressman Daniel Michael Donovan Jr. (@RepDanDonovan) from New York’s 11th congressional district.

Daniel's bio today isn't because of his amazing behavior and civic duty. Please read on...
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On June 8th, 2018, Daniel decided to sponsor H.R.6054 - Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018.

The bill proposes a penalty for up to >15 years in prison< for wearing a mask.

Details (and link to bill) in screenshot below.

congress.gov/bill/115th-con…
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Daniel has been in the news. E.g. when his partner’s son was arrested for Heroin Possession.

What did he have to say? OH! He blamed his political opponent for the arrest…

Drug treatment? Nope! "Someone" got him out of the bust (below)

WTAF?

politico.com/story/2018/04/…
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BREAKING: Tonight, we’ve been presented with another troubling moment in America. President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. This nomination, if left unchallenged, will weaken the integrity of our democracy. Here’s #WhatsAtStake 1/
"Judge Kavanaugh’s record makes it clear that he cannot be entrusted to uphold the awesome responsibility to be independent, open-minded, and to fairly weigh critical legal questions that have broad and significant impact on the lives of all who call the US home." —@MarielenaNILC
@MarielenaNILC .@MarielenaNILC: "Kavanaugh’s legal writings and recent dissents speak for themselves: he thinks immigrant communities should be Constitution-free zones, and that reproductive justice should be curtailed." #SCOTUSPick
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I'm an #Immigrant. I served in the #Marines. Trump's new policy is to discharge immigrants serving in the military.
If taking a knee to protest racism offends U more than discharging honorable soldiers from our military—you're the racist we're protesting.
apnews.com/38334c4d061e49…
Trump administration deliberately complicating the background check process is leaving 1000+ recruits in limbo. Once their visa runs out, they will be deported - many back to countries in which their lives would be at risk due to their willingness to serve in the US military.
The pathway to citizenship program call MAVNI allows 3 years to complete a background check. What kind of a ridiculous background check takes more than 3 years?

military.com/daily-news/201…
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Imagine a time when...

#Immigration reform is a political success, but a moral disaster.
Congress votes on a new Immigration Agency.
#POTUS uses immigration for political gain.

What if I tell you the year is 1872?

A History Thread for #IndependenceDay #4thofJuly2018
I was scanning through historic remarks to quote for a thing, when I found this line from President Grant: "I see no subject more national in its character than provision for the safety and welfare of the thousands who leave foreign lands to become citizens of this Republic."
That's from a letter #Grant sent to #Congress in 1872 on #ImmigrationReform (without using the precise term). No surprise he's today's hottest candidate for most under-rated President, right? He's, like, totes progressive.

Nope. Read on:
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Happy #Pride
I was expelled from my all-girls high school for being a #lesbian & put in a mental hospital for #conversiontherapy.

I became an #LGBT activist to prevent that from happening to other girls like I was.
Yet conversion therapy is still legal.
Happy #Pride
I memorialize every #lesbian who died hidden in the shadows because of #homophobia, who was forced into compulsory heterosexuality, who was made to live a lie. You deserved better. We honor you by making a safer world for lesbians today. Amen.
🏳️‍🌈🖤❤️💜💙💚🧡💛
On #Pride I think of the #lesbian who became my mentor. She propelled me forward into lesbian #feminist writing. #AudreLorde opened a door for me I didn't know existed. I am so grateful she was in my life and left such a legacy for #lesbians.
lambdaliterary.org/features/oped/…
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Hey Twitter! This is @SaraRamirez, artist and proud Mexican Irish American #immigrant #bisexual #queer #woman. To mark #BiHealthMonth, I’m doing an #HRCTwitterTakeover to talk about the need to address #biphobia and #bi-erasure. #BHAM18 Sara Ramirez takes over the HRC Twitter in honor of Bisexual Health Awareness Month.
Those of us who love more than one sex/gender use many different labels, but we share a common experience: our presence makes people uncomfortable. Our very existence as #bisexual threatens heteronormativity and the gender binary. —@SaraRamirez #HRCTwitterTakeover
#Bisexual, #queer, #pansexual, #fluid, non-monosexual folk are the single largest group within the #LGBTQ community, and we come in all Pantone shades, all genders, and no gender. We're trans, cis, nonbinary. We're ✨everywhere ✨. —@SaraRamirez #HRCTwitterTakeover Bisexuals are the single largest group within the LGBTQ community.
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THIS IS A STORY ABOUT AN #IMMIGRANT
#FRIEDRICHTRUMP Grandfather to #PresidentDonaldJTrump
Who was EXPELLED from Germany for failure to perform his military duties and was Classified as a #DraftDodger
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick…
#CHAINMIGRATION Approaching the age of eligibility 4 conscription 2 military service in Imperial German Army, Friedrich Trump quickly decided to emigrate to the United States.
In 1885, at age 16, Trump emigrated via Germany, to the U.S.
#UNEMPLOYED
#Immigration records list his name as "Friedr. Trumpf" and his occupation as "none".[8] He moved in with his older sister Katharina – who had emigrated in 1883[3]:31 – and her husband Fred Schuster, also from Kallstadt.
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Let's talk about "Chain Migration" and what the WH is signalling
THREAD, won't number, will just mark when I'm done.
The term chain migration I only see used by people who are against #immigration. It seems to mean when any family members join an #immigrant
Wld that be a bad thing? Real economists (not ppl who took econ 101 &think they know something) show #immigration benefits receiving country
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