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@peterdaou Being from IN, I want to focus on 3 red states here since red states are often very misunderstood #Kentucky #Kansas #Indiana so @Booker4KY @AndyRuffIN9 @KansasBrian....PLEASE GIVE THIS A QUICK READ. 1.) these 3 candidates are the dark horses 🙏🏽🙌🏽 @Booker4KY has FINALLY broken
@peterdaou @Booker4KY @AndyRuffIN9 @KansasBrian through! 2.) Why? Red states aren’t excited by establishment centrist Dems. We find them boring, so younger progressive Dems don’t flock to the polls unless you run a non-traditional, non-establishment type, new type of candidate. 2008 Obama flipped flipped IN blue, total shock
@peterdaou @Booker4KY @AndyRuffIN9 @KansasBrian *at the time* he was the new face on the scene, seemed different, with different ideas, seemed more progressive. He was slow to build momentum here, Hillary won the primary in May since the young voters like myself at the time (generation millennial here) thought he will never
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Thread: Today @McDonalds will be paying out a projected $929.4 million in Q2 dividends to shareholders /despite @McDonaldsUK furloughing +100,000 staff at public expense (likely to be £10's of millions) #JobRetentionScheme #MCD
2/6, During #LockDown @McDonaldsUK workers have been struggling to survive on only 80% of poverty wages [paid by taxpayers] as McDonald's gives out £Billions in dividends to shareholders #100Percent
3/6 @McDonaldsUK workers who contract #Covid19 and have to self-isolate receive only #StatutorySickPay (= £95/week) McDonald's is risking the health of our communities by putting workers in the impossible position of choosing between health and paying the bills.
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As all future #CleanTheGreens🌻 threads will be posted to this account, I want to repost the entirety of the megathread that started it all for any newcomers who missed a piece of it since it was originally posted over a several days between unrelated posts.
1) This is an ugent PSA for #leftist, #liberals, #Democrats, #independents,#NotMeUs & all supporters of #VoteGreen2020 hoping to qualify for federal 💰 & debate stage time:

#HowieHawkins doesn't want to achieve any of that. We need to save the party from him. #CleanTheGreens🌻
2) This is NOT an attempt to smear all @GreenPartyUS candidates, staff, or organizers. My intention is to spread awareness that #HowieHawkins2020 is the a Hillary Clinton-Debbie Wasserman Schultz political style machine that can and must be stopped NOW. #CleanTheGreens🌻
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Voting for @BernieSanders is the beginning. He's going to need us all to #sacrifice and #fight for the changes we need.

What does that mean?

It means a #GeneralStrike for #MedicareForAll.

It means a #GeneralStrike for student debt relief #SundayThoughts 1/
It means a #GeneralStrike for medical debt relief.

It means a #GeneralStrike for a cap on CEO pay.

It means a #GeneralStrike for an end to #CorporateMoneyInPolitics.

It means a #GeneralStrike for a true #LivingWage.

It means a #GeneralStrike for water in #Flint 2/
This is what #BernieSanders meant when he asked us all at his NY rally whether we're willing to fight for someone who doesn't look like us, doesn't worship like we do.

Are we willing to stand up and FIGHT FOR EACH OTHER?!

That will take more than #voting 3/
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#BerniesTaxCuts a thread.
So when thinking about Bernie Sanders policies, many of us typically think about how they will benefit us as a nation. But I want you all to do me a favor: think DEEPLY about how his policies will directly affect your life in the here and now. How would
tuition free public college or trade school affect you? This tax that you would pay in the form of tuition would be eliminated thus saving you THOUSANDS of dollars and getting an education. You would never have to go into debt to pay it back. What about those of you who already
went to college? How would you fair financially if suddenly you didn't have to pay your student loan debt tomorrow or ever again? What if you could use that money to save for a house or start a business? How about saving for a vacation or buying something you want like a camera?
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⚠ Thread | Republican Party Platform: Socialism for the wealthy. Biblical capitalism for everyone else.
Nearly 700,000 will lose food stamps with USDA work requirement change

🔗 #ImpeachTrump #Resist #Trump #GOPTaxScam
Welfare for the rich? A $1.9 Trillion tax cut giveaway.

Fun fact: In 2018, 60 Fortune 500 companies paid no taxes on a total of $79 billion of profits.

Welfare for the poor? 2 Thessalonians 3:10

#Evangelicals #Republicans #ImpeachTrump #Trump #Resist #Bible #GOPTaxScam
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Labour’s #NationalCareService
will end the national scandal of our Social Care sector.

Nearly £8bn has been taken from council budgets since 2010.

“It is right to end the care lottery and provide security and dignity in older age.”
“As the first building block in our #NationalCareService, the next Labour government will include personal care free at point of use in England.

Funded not through the Conservatives’ gimmicky insurance schemes, ...
... but like the NHS and our other essentials, through general taxation.” - @johnmcdonnellMP

Widening free provision would ease the burden on NHS hospitals by preventing delayed discharges, where vulnerable patients cannot leave hospital due to lack of care at home.
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How good are Franking Credits?... A thread 1/7
Go for that tax give away if you can get it.
Gather up every last cent in #Frankingcredits where possible...
And then redistribute it.
Be the govt we don't have.
2/7 The #frankingcredit handout that goes mostly to shareholders with $2 M or more is set to continue indefinitely.
Over the next 10 yrs we'll need to find $58B for fund tax refunds to ppl who pay no tax.
And the election has simply made more ppl aware of this free money.
3/7 There have now been calls to broaden or increase the GST to fund this unsustainable give away.
The media have forecast cuts to govt services to raise revenue.
No matter which way you look at it, the poor will be paying long & hard, for this #frankingcredit 'gift'.
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This year VC David Eastwood will be receiving an incentive bonus of £80,000 on top of his salary of £444,0000 (he also earns £90,000 for being chair of the #USS). He lives in a mansion owned by the uni (& pays no rent!), uses a University-owned Jaguar and is driven by a chauffeur
Worth noting is that when the bonus was set in 2015/2016, he was sitting on his own remuneration committee.

Photo 1 from the 2017/2018 accounts - it includes information regarding his bonus.
Photos 2 & 3 are from 2015/2016 & 2016/2017 - they include info re Remuneration cttee.
Meanwhile, staff at @EdgbastonPark Hotel (company set up and owned by UoB) have had a pay rise of 1p/hour, so their salaries match the new Minimum Wage rate (£8.21).

The Hotel are refusing to seek #LivingWage Accreditation and to recognise unions for new staff.
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10 Reasons to Vote for me on Thursday 2/5/19 @re_Ilkley @LabourIlkley @IlkleyChat @IlkleyGazette - Let's work together to #ReImagine #ReConnect #ReNew #Ilkley
I will actively support the application for the River Wharfe at #Ilkley to become a designated bathing area. This will mean more investment by @YorkshireWater to clean up the river and stop raw sewage discharges.
Flooding is a big and increasing problem for #Ilkley. I support measures to slow the rate of runoff from #IlkleyMoor, and measures to slow runoff from our houses and hard surfaces in the town. Let's work together to create a flood plan.
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Labour #Bath & NE Somerset Manifesto

A Labour Council will start building Council housing again. 🏘️

The failures of the Lib Dems and Tories have resulted in a housing crisis. The provision of genuinely affordable housing is our number one priority.
We will build more homes that are for people, not profit!
We will start building Council housing again and change the priorities of ADL, the Council’s wholly owned development company, so that more homes are built and rented out by the Council, not a housing association.
Labour #Bath & NE Somerset Manifesto

♦️Business Rates on Student Blocks

We will support the introduction of Business Rates on Student Blocks
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👇 Right here #Resisters, is where you/we NEED to tolerate being uncomfortable.
/1 #SafeCommunitiesAct
This is the place where Your #MAPoli State Rep--the ones who've
✅ been nice to you at parades,
✅ or praised you at community forums,
✅ or worked with you on a Thing,
✅ or sought you out as a local organizer
✅ and/or brought you into their campaign
---will tell you

...So many convincing things about The Process. Because,
Yes yes, they're WITH YOU on the *Goal*!
Of COURSE they stand with immigrants and against the racism of Trump's ICE!...

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Ten days ago, #Cambodia announced that garment sector minimum wage will rise from $170 to $182/month in 2019 💰

That’s a rise of 7%! 📈 Sounds pretty good, right? 😃


Minimum wage analysis 👇
The minimum wage for garment and footwear workers in Cambodia has risen 10 times in 22 years since it was introduced in 1997, the last 8 times in each of the last 8 years.
Yesterday’s increase of 7% adds to a total increase of 355% over 22 years.
Lucky garment workers 🍀?
But as wages rise, the price of food and rent goes up too.
Real wages consider the balance between rising wages and rising costs, comparing what workers can afford relative to previous years.
In real terms, wages have risen much slower – increasing just 44% from 2001 to 2016.
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It is imperative we expose the ongoing #GOP narrative that uses Leader Nancy Pelosi as a lightening rod for misogynistic, ageist and partisan attacks and what motives and attitudes lie behind it. /1 #IStandWithNancy #GOPLies #DemocraticPrincipledLeadership
In order to get at that truth, it is vital for voters to meet Nancy Pelosi, understand her background, accomplishments and values as well as her vital importance to the Party of the People./2
Nancy Pelosi has consistently put her constituents first and foremost and as Speaker and Minority Leader she has served all Americans with the same commitment and intensity./3 #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership #IStandWithNancy
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#GOPTaxScam Puts Medicare and Medicaid on the Chopping Block to Give a Tax Break to the One Percent 1
#RESIST #ProtectOurCare
Americans across the country can’t be fooled: the debt-exploding GOP tax scam puts Medicare and Medicaid on the chopping block and ultimately raises taxes on 86 million middle class American families: 2 #GOPTaxScam #Medicaid #Medicare #ProtectOurCare
#GOPTaxScam Raises Taxes on 86 Million Middle Class Families – the GOP tax scam’s meager, temporary benefits for the middle class evaporate in a few years, and the scam ultimately raises taxes on 86 million middle class families. 3 #GOPlies #VoteThemOut
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