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TOMORROW'S #TennesseeCapitol #TennesseeThree ACTION INFO THREAD ⤵️

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#LocalActionsTN #LocalActionsNashville #TN3
#GunSense #MarchForOurLives
An ask from us: #TNLeg is notorious for cutting cameras and we suspect GOP leaders will try to prevent reporters/the public from entering the #TennesseeCapitol viewing gallery.

PLEASE SHOOT VIDEO. Upload to the #TennesseeThree hashtag ASAP. THANK YOU.
@AftynBehn is the media contact for the #TennesseeThree website. Follow her if you haven't.

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NOW: Hundreds gathering at #MarchForOurLives rally at the Arizona State Capitol. These rallies are happening across the country today to push for gun reform after recent deadly mass shootings in Uvalde to Buffalo. #fox10phoenix
Sam Crowell came from Chandler. She’s wearing Converse sneakers w/ a heart on them in honor of Maite Rodriguez. The 10yo victim in the Uvalde shooting wore similar shoes which reportedly helped identify her because she was mutilated so badly. #fox10phoenix #MarchForOurLives
An armed group arrives at the #MarchForOurLives rally. Probably at least seven people in tactical gear with rifles.
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In every corner of this country, our movement is demanding that no more lives are lost to gun violence. #MarchForOurLives

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“Justice Roberts has said that the Supreme Court can self regulate. That’s simply not true. We’ve got one sitting Justice whose wife has been shown to have been planning the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6.”
@MondaireJones @RepMondaire @KatiePhang
“Justice Clarence Thomas [at AEI 5/13/22] bemoaned the leak of the SCOTUS opinion that will likely overturn Roe v Wade, [claiming] that when you lose trust in an institution, it changes that institution fundamentally.”
@KatiePhang @katiephangshow #RoeVWade
“Out of 75+ scholar citations, only 4 are women. Out of 90+ judge/justice citations, 5 are women. ‘Justice’ Samuel Alito cites HIMSELF 6 times. And this [SCOTUS opinion] would effectively govern the bodies of millions.”
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“We now have the evidence to support a story of the worst presidential political crime against the union in American history.” Jamie Raskin

@RepRaskin @January6thCmte @jamie_raskin #January6th
Laurence Tribe describes what “is being bandied about as the technique that they hope to use if they get Gorsuch and Kavanaugh and Alito and Thomas on board… to take the next election regardless of who wins.”

@tribelaw @JoyAnnReid @thereidout #TheReidOut
“In America, you have the right to seek the truth and speak the truth, even if it makes people in power uncomfortable… If Russian journalists [had such freedom] would they use it in the same way? Ask yourself that question every day.”
@Trevornoah #WHCD

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“President* Trump is wrong. I had no right to overturn the election… Frankly there is almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose the American president.”

@Mike_Pence (on Feb 4, 2022) #LegitimatePoliticalDiscourse?
“If I run and if I win we will treat those people from January 6 fairly. And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly.”
Donald Trump dangling pardons for insurrectionists, 1/29/22

“Lincoln said those who embrace sedition and turn backs on the Constitution threaten to ‘destroy the only democracy in existence and prove for all time — to both future Americans and the world — that a government of the people could not survive.’”@tribelaw
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“727 insurrectionists arrested… Who else should be jailed for this unsuccessful coup?” @colbertlateshow

“The threat to our democracy is so grave that we must find a way to pass these voting rights bills. Debate them, vote… If that bare minimum is blocked, we have no option but to change the Senate rules, including getting rid of the filibuster.” @JoeBiden
“Our democracy has been declining over the last 5 years. In fact, right after January 6 of last year, our country was classified as an anocracy… The most important thing is for citizens to be aware of the dangers of democratic decline.”
@bfwalter @AC360
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“[President* Trump] was in the dining room, gleefully watching on his TV as he often did — ‘look at all of the people fighting for me’ — hitting rewind, watching it again…”
former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham to CNN

“We must decide what kind of nation we [will] be. Are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm? Are we going to be a nation where we allow partisan election officials to overturn the legally expressed will of the people?” @JoeBiden
“727 insurrectionists arrested… Who else should be jailed for this unsuccessful coup?” @colbertlateshow

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"We've seen a lot in these last 4.5 years of Donald Trump and nothing, in my experience, was more serious than this attempt to overthrow a lawful election, corrupting and weaponizing the Department of Justice. Absolutely horrifying."
@SenBlumenthal @maddow
"The very purpose of this law is to chill people. Not just abortion providers in Texas, but to chill the entire community of people who want to help women right now into second guessing whether they’ll be on the hook."
Dahlia Lithwick @maddow #WHPA #Bounty
“What I believe is unprecedented is for a member of House leadership of either party to be unable to condemn incitement of violence against a member of this body… What is so hard about saying that this is wrong?”
@AOC House speech, November 17, 2021

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“What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution? …What is wrong with having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?”
Joint Chiefs Chair General Mark Milley
“Guaranteeing the right to vote and ensuring every vote is counted has always been the most patriotic thing we can do… John Lewis said, ‘Freedom is not a state; it is an act.’ …We WILL act… For our democracy, for America itself, we MUST act.” @JoeBiden
Tom Brady: “Not a lot of people think that we could have won. And in fact I think about 40% of the people still don't think we won.”

President Biden: “I understand that.

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Thread. My life in pictures. Four years of this. Over. Thank the Goddess. Marching for immigrant rights after the hateful Muslim ban, marching for freedom of the press. Marching against the hateful T***p regime. 2017 was an activism year that didn’t stop. 1/
Every January, a Women’s March. Not this year! 2/
Marched to see his taxes. Marched against his 1.5 trillion dollar tax scam, rammed through by #MoscowMitch in the middle of the night. 3/
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Right now you’re probably seeing hundreds of photos and videos from the chaotic scene on #CapitolHill at the #CapitolBuilding. Or are you?
When protestors began streaming into D.C. yesterday, an unverified Twitter account with less than 1,000 followers shared a photo claiming to show the action that racked up more than 14,000 RTs. It’s false. Image
It was ACTUALLY an image from the 2018 #MarchForOurLives protest. Using out-of-context pics is one way bad actors push disinformation out to thousands of social feeds during breaking news events. You could have figured that out right away with a reverse image search. Image
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Congressman John Lewis once said “Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic.”

What makes you hopeful? Seriously. Share it!

If you’re like me, you could use a few reasons to keep your head up.

Here are 50 reasons to stay hopeful from the past 3+ years.
50. On Jan. 28, 2017, thousands showed up to airports in support of Muslim families impacted by Trump’s unconstitutional #MuslimBan.

That night, a federal judge in NY issued a stay allowing people stranded in airports to temporarily avoid deportation.

📷: Stephanie Keith/Getty
49. Much to the dismay of Donald Trump, #Parasite won Best Picture at the Oscars, making it the first non-English language film to win in the 92 years of the Academy Awards.

📷: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images
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It was Valentine’s Day ⁠— a day of flowers and chocolates. A rather uneventful day. Until the horror played out on TV screens across the nation.

Two years ago, a former student walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland with an AK-47, killing 17 people. (THREAD)
Today, the families and survivors who were left to pick up the pieces are forever changed.

Since the tragedy, they have channeled their pain into activism, even as the spotlight dims amid a seemingly endless parade of shootings and political battles.
“Next year there will be less and less questions. And at the five-year anniversary people aren’t even going to remember their names,” said Debbie Hixon, whose husband, Chris, was one of the 17 people killed by gunman Nikolas Cruz.
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1/ THREAD: I know I’m a little late on this one, but I was busy earlier & have some things to say about the thread @germanrlopez, a @voxdotcom senior correspondent, wrote about @BetoORourke today.

Let me help clear things up with some FACTS & RECEIPTS.
2/ First of all, Beto didn’t just suddenly start caring about gun violence after the shooting in El Paso on August 3rd.

One of many examples: @BetoORourke in 2016, on the House floor, during the sit-in, speaking truth.

3/ And when @BetoORourke wasn’t speaking he was live-streaming on FB so we could see democracy in action after Paul Ryan cut the CSPAN feed.

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The Democrats have already put my daughter to sleep, before they start talking! #DemDebate #PJMDrunkBlog #DemocraticDebate Image
"The impeachment must go forward," says Warren.

Bernie says "No, they don't" have any choice other than to impeach.

Biden says Democrats have "no choice" but to begin an impeachment inquiry.

Three shots down, nine more to go! #DemDebate #PJMDrunkBlog #DemocraticDebate
Kamala calls Trump "the most corrupt and unpatriotic president we’ve ever had." Is she forgetting FDR, LBJ, Nixon? Whatever, she's on a roll.

Booker is what passes for moderation in this radical rodeo: "We have to conduct this process in a way that is honorable." #DemDebate
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I wanted to say something for a few days.. now that I have had time to sit with it.. I will share.

I want to make something clear. We are all in this together. Its us vs. trump. Its not this group and that group vs. another group vs. trump.
We are all in this together. We all want the same things here. We want this maddness of trump and administration to be done with. We don't want division between us. It doesn't help anything but furthering frustration.
We need to look at the bigger picture here. Its not this group over that group. I can't stress that enough. Ive seen too much of that going on that I can't sit by anymore. Some resisters are giving up because of it. Let's stop this group division. Let's focus on the real problem
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Three years ago, we sent a message that the American people wanted action to stop preventable shootings—but the GOP didn’t want to hear it.

While they kept plugging their ears and blocking a vote in the House, the American people didn’t let up. 1/
Protests like the sit in and #MarchForOurLives eventually had an impact…

With the new Democratic majority in the House, we’ve seen a number of common-sense firearm safety bills pass that chamber. 2/
But now, those bills are facing another roadblock: Mitch McConnell & his #LegislativeGraveyard.

The bills are written.

They’ve passed the House.

It’s past time for McConnell to *finally* allow a vote on these common-sense reforms to address this epidemic in the Senate. 3/3
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Again, didn’t threaten a primary.

I was upset that 26 Dems forced the other 200+ to vote for a pro-ICE provision at the last min without warning.

Because I think an agency that pins children down + forcibly injects them w/ antipsychotic drugs shouldn’t be given more power.
“At [DHS immigrant detention] facility, children recounted being held down for forcible injections, which medical records show are powerful antipsychotics and sedatives.”…
What I DID say was that I had to go back to my district & share the MTR vote to explain why a pro-ICE amendment was slipped into a gun safety law.

Maybe they’re mad bc I don’t believe pro-ICE expansion votes should be cast in the dark, and people deserve to know what happened.
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“A lot of blood. Please help. Please.” | On #ValentinesDay last year, 17 people were killed when a gunman shot up a high school in #Parkland Florida.

The mass shooting rocked – not only Florida – but the entire country. @wusa9 #GetUpDC #ParklandStrong Image
The tragedy sparked a passionate movement focused on tackling #gunviolence and changing laws.

Millions of people all over the country protested for weeks after the shooting – demanding some kind of change. @wusa9 #GetUpDC #ParklandStrong Image
Here in DC, @wusa9 hosted a town hall, we saw school walkouts. voter registration drives, and the student-led #MarchForOurLives rally near the national mall. ImageImageImageImage
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This week #MarchForOurLives hosted a reception in our nation’s capital. The room was filled with victims and survivors of gun violence, organizers of all ages, and many members of Congress. [THREAD]
“Last time I was in this room was on March 24th. A monumental day for all of us. With your help, we have been making history since that day” - @charlie_mirsky, MFOL’s 18-year-old federal lobbyist said in welcoming statement.
“Every time I speak to the #MarchForOurLives community I am reminded that I am surrounded by people who have been tirelessly fighting to make our communities safer.” - Congresswoman Lucy McBath
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Three whole retweets. It won't get many more. I've learned that most people on Twitter simply don't have the courage to actually want to promote prospective solutions. Hand-wringing is less risky. Maybe it just feels too dangerous. Would you rather have a civil war?
.@goangelo If even a handful of big-brand celebrities actually called for #ReformingFoxNews, advertisers would crap their pants within an hour and @FoxNews will stop their daily lying and misinfo within DAYS.

We need a simple project statement they can embrace & RT. A lot.
@GoAngelo @FoxNews What's a "big brand celebrity?" Not @billMaher or those who fear retribution for their own little shows. We don't need them. We need @taylorswift13, @soledadobrien, @GeorgeTakei, @ladygaga @beyonce, @ArianaGrande, @HillaryClinton, @cher, etc They can fix what's broken RIGHT NOW
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Joaquin Oliver was killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We're joining his parents and @stophandguns to unveil their new memorial to Joaquin and a powerful message that strong gun laws save lives. #ChangeTheRef #NeverAgain #Enough

Watch live:… ImageImage
This billboard is a heartbreaking reminder of what can happen when, instead of being banned, AR-15s and other weapons of war are in our schools, movie theaters, concerts, churches, and synagogues. #ChangeTheRef #MarchForOurLives #Enough #NeverAgain ImageImageImage
Nothing will change until we change our laws. In Joaquin’s name, the name of his classmates at Parkland, and all those we have lost – we must act. #ChangeTheRef #MarchForOurLives #Enough #NeverAgain Image
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