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Des Moines Iowa pro-abortion rights rally this afternoon. About 1500 people on a warmish afternoon listened to speakers for 60-90 minutes speaking out to support women's health care choices.
#iowaaclu #iowa #saveroe #plannedparenthood
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We are roughly 2 months away from the start of #CFB season! Lets talk expectations. Ill go through each team & give what my model predicts as the % chance each team gets to bowl eligbility, and also the % chance each team gets 10+ Ws given their respective schedules. Lets go!🧵
#SEC (% Chance @ 6+ Ws/% Chance @ 10+ Ws)

#Alabama #RTR 99.9%/89.5%
#Arkansas #WPS 55.3%/11.0%
#Auburn #WarEagle 36.9%/1.8%
#Florida #Gators 81.0%/17.4%
#Georgia #UGA 99.9%/93.3%
#Kentucky #BBN 66.7%/7.3%
#LSU #GeauxTigers 81.8%/29.1%
#HailState 47.8%/2.6%
#SEC (% Chance @ 6+ Ws/% Chance @ 10+ Ws) (cont)
#Mizzou 69.2%/11.6%
#OleMiss 96.9%/41.4%
#SouthCarolina 31.2%/0.8%
#Tennessee #Vols 95.3%/35.6%
#TAMU #GigEm 99.0%/75.1%
#Vanderbilt #AnchorDown 2.3%/ <0.1%
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“Your family budget, your ability to fill up your tank, none of it should hinge on whether a dictator declares war and commits genocide half a world away,” says @POTUS in #Iowa.
Followup on @POTUS genocide remark. Image
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This #Iowa farm just killed 5 million birds during an outbreak of #avianflu, &we documented the horrific aftermath of the mass killing, including birds left behind after surviving "#ventilationshutdown." @KimReynoldsIA
Full video:…
Taxpayer dollars paid for the farm's last mass killing after infectious disease ran rampant in 2015. Now, the farm's billionaire owner, former Senator Glen Taylor, who also owns @Timberwolves & @StarTribune, may get bailed out again despite posing a public health threat.
Please share this video to help spread the word about the #AvianFlu & the industry's violent response. #VentilationShutdown
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Ready for the #CFB Analytics Spring Top 40? Here we go. This Power Ranking is derived from a model which utilizes full Coach Staff efficiency metrics, roster talent, & returning production among other metrics. No opinion here, I just regurgitate the numbers. #NoOpinionJustNumbers
40 #Kentucky #BBN #SEC Power Rating: 61.726
Returning Production for the Wildcats may be a problem. At 39.72%, it puts them at 113th in the country. The schedule is manageable tho drawing Ole Miss & Miss State out the West. #CFB
39 #Washington #PurpleReign #Pac12
Power Rating: 62.271
Really like the new coaching staff in Seattle. Should put them in a better position to win. Roster talent purge from the prev regime will have an early effect (last 2 classes were 39th, 86th) but the ship has been righted.
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Self-organized student actions, protests + walkouts are continuing non-stop throughout the United States against the passage of a variety of authoritarian anti-LGBTQ+ bills. A thread on recent actions. #TDOV #DontSayGay #LGBTQ
While largely ignored in the media, there's been a massive wave of walkouts, protests, and self-organized student actions over the past month.
Last Tuesday, "Disney employees and their allies staged a walkout from various departments and products to protest the company’s donations to the Republican legislators behind Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill."…
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@ethanmwolf Well, as is the case with @SenFeinstein from #California, #Iowa voters will make their fully-informed decision in the voting booth.

@iowademocrats have to nominate a candidate who can win, assuming @IowaGOP renominate @ChuckGrassley.


@ethanmwolf @SenFeinstein @iowademocrats @IowaGOP @ChuckGrassley @FrankenforIowa Unfortunately, thanks to @TheDemocrats @DNC @harrisonjaime adopting the entire militant transgender agenda, without any discussion of reasonable accommodation, they’re going to lose America’s last free elections in 2022 and 2024.


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Six years ago, @mzamoraphoto and I published the #TransinIowa series. Back then, we largely celebrated a state that truly prized liberties. Today, Iowa passed a bill (awaiting Gov signature) that prohibits transgender athletes from playing sports with their gender.
@mzamoraphoto One story featured Iowa's first openly transgender athlete, a transman. He ran on men's cross-country in Cedar Falls; the coach actively sought him out to run on the team.
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Hello to all my new followers after last night’s #SOTU - I’m the founder of @OpePac (give them a follow too!), a 2018 candidate for Iowa Senate, and a recent graduate of the @DrakeUniversity Master of Arts in Communication & Public Policy. Life long Iowan and mom of three. 1/
I tweet a lot about #iowa politics, #education #mentalhealth #LGBTQ #metoo and #GunViolencePrevention I’m a lifelong Iowan and I’m devastated by what @KimReynoldsIA has done to our state.
Give me a shout out and let me know where you’re from! I’m glad you’re here! 3/
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.@POTUS to tell the America ppl #Russia's Vladimir #Putin miscalculated on #Ukraine

"He rejected efforts at diplomacy. He thought the West & @NATO wouldn’t respond. And, he thought he could divide us here at home" per prepared remarks for #SOTU

"Putin was wrong. We were ready"
"Throughout our history we’ve learned this lesson – when dictators do not pay a price for their aggression, they cause more chaos. They keep moving" @POTUS to say in #SOTU "And, the costs and threats to America & the world keep rising..."

In the Republican response, #Iowa Gov @KimReynoldsIA to say, "all Americans must stand united in solidarity with the brave people of #Ukraine as they courageously defend their country against #Putin’s tyranny..."
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Did you know that Ohio created a school voucher program in 2014? Let's look at some facts about their program as #ialegis considers the @KimReynoldsIA voucher plan for #Iowa students 1/15
But first, did you know that school vouchers are not a concept that was created by educational experts; not proposed by parents; not even an idea politicians came up with. Nope. Vouchers are the brainchild of Milton Friedman, a radical free-market economist. 2/15
Friedman wrote an essay in 1955 entitled "The Role of Government in Education." He starts his essay by saying “I deplore segregation and racial prejudice.” (You know, if you have to say 'I'm not a racist, but...' you've already given yourself away, Milt.) 3/15
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Term limits, a balanced budget: Ohio Republicans want to amend the U.S. Consitution… House Joint Resolution 1, would submit Ohio's official application for a Convention of States #NoConCon #Ohio
Resolution calling for convention of states advances to final-round debate… via @yorknewstimes Similar to resolutions adopted in 15 other states, LR14 proposes a convention of states outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution #Nebraska #NoConCon
Wisconsin Senate approves calling constitutional convention… #NoConCon the 16th state to call for a convention of the states, 34 are required
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The story of the #BuildBackBetter has yet to be written. Let’s examine the 50 Republican US Senators who are voting against lifting children out of poverty, education,elder care, affordable prescription drugs, child care & family leave? What does this mean for YOUR STATE? Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Richard Shelby is voting against the #ChildTaxCredit “The Center on Budget &Policy Priorities found making the program permanent would benefit 93% of #AL children,lift 162,000 #AL children above/closer to poverty line & benefit 480,000 #AL children under 17. Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Tommy Tuberville has offered you no solutions; he has admitted that he “wouldn’t have a clue” how to address the current pandemic and recently told people that $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits was just “too much.”… Image
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Alright #CFBPlayoff viewers. Lets go through this week's poll. Once again, it was, as it always has been, predictable. The model was off an average of 1 spot per team for the entire Top 25 poll this week. So let's take a look at some resumes shall we? #CFB 🧵
If you took a peak at this projection yesterday, you were prepared for alot of what you saw last night. The resumes are all laid out very similarly to the way the Playoff Committee views them. #ThereIsNoEyeTest
25 #HailState 6-4
SOS: 29, QW: 4, T25W: 2, GC: 3.3

Despite the horrible game control at 3.3, MSU snuck its way into the poll. They modeled at 26 so this isn't all that surprising. They are riding their good SOS, 4 QWs, and 2 T25Ws at this point. No surprise.
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🧐 Most children <15 years old are not White. I’m looking to see if access to #COVID19 vaccination is equitable based on data from vaccines[dot]gov…standby
👀 huh
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Former National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien (@robertcobrien) honored this evening alongside #LA Mayor Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti), Admiral Michelle Howard (@honoronline) and UPS (@UPS) by the National Museum of the Surface #Navy at the Battleship #IOWA (@ussiowa)…
Here are highlights from O’Brien’s speech, where he spoke to specific issues regarding the #Navy and measures our nation can take on the diplomatic and economic fronts to preserve our liberty in this new era of great power competition…
“First, we need a 355 ship Navy, and we need it now.   As former PACOM Commander Admiral Davidson stated, the next decade is the period of maximum danger for a conflict with China, especially over Taiwan.”
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Rick Santorum: Convention of States Needed for Balanced-Budget Amendment… via @newsmax #NoConCon
Santorum to #ALEC: Convene States to Amend Constitution (But Sidestep Trump)…
Conservatives prepare new push for constitutional convention…
#ALEC's draft legislation calls for a balanced budget amendment and term limits; others' call for the convention to tackle limits on Congress’s ability to levy taxes, or abortion rights
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'Convention of States' group holds meeting in Petoskey… Around 40 people came out Saturday morning, including Representative John Damoose and Senator Wayne Schmidt #Michigan
Rick Santorum: Convention of States Needed for Balanced-Budget Amendment… via @newsmax #NoConCon
Santorum to #ALEC: Convene States to Amend Constitution (But Sidestep Trump)…
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1/1 I would go further however and point to the entire section the plan Iowa submitted to the @usedgov that attested to quarantine guidelines, masks, and testing through @IAPublicHealth and ESSER funds
2/2 - I reported on this for @IowaWatch about @AnkenySchools and letter from Garcia about 'normal childhood illness'…
3/3 For reference, respectfully, @SecCardona this is the plan that was submitted and signed by Director Lebo on June 7 (noted in my article here for @IowaWatch )…
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Meeting scheduled to start in less than 10 minutes. Only agenda item is electing a fifth member (the other four members were selected by the top Republicans and Democrats in the Iowa House and Senate). #Iowa #redistricting
Ian Russell (one of the Democratic members of the Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission) nominated Sue Lerdal to be the 5th member and chairperson of TRAC. Seconded by David Roederer, one of the Republican members.
Unanimous vote to elect Sue Lerdal to Iowa's Temporary Redistricting Advisory Commission. She was a longtime employee of @IowaLSA and knows the staffers who will draw up proposed nonpartisan maps.
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New post: #Iowa's largest advocacy group for #Latinos, @LulacIowa, is asking @IowaSOS to let auditors in all 99 counties accept Spanish-language versions of voter registration and absentee ballot request forms.
I reviewed the petition & legal context:…
A Polk County judge ruled in 2008 that it was illegal under #Iowa's English-only law for then @IowaSOS Michael Mauro to provide voter registration forms in other languages.
@LulacIowa contends that's incorrect b/c the 2002 had an applicable exception:…
#Iowa's 2002 law allows using languages other than English as "required by or necessary to secure the rights guaranteed by" the US & Iowa constitutions.
LULAC maintains that exception should apply to providing voting-related materials in other languages.…
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Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's a collection of word clouds from tweets pulled on 2021-08-07. Each state + DC can be found in the replies!
#Python #USA #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alabama from tweets pulled on 2021-08-07!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alaska from tweets pulled on 2021-08-07!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
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