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This (as well as rise of faux-populist Trump) is what happens when DNC manipulates primaries to ignore base, squash the left & wking class, & support/promote only centrists.
#NotMeUs saw this coming from miles away because we'd been on the ground talking to voters since 2016.
When I asked one Obama voter about other candidates during 2020 Sanders campaign, she told me Harris was "like new Coke. You can't try to fool people that she's like Obama any more than you could fool people to drink new Coke." I've never forgotten that.
I really really really really worry about midterms.😲
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#Update We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting!! It would bring #democracy to #elections! My thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/ #YangGang🔹 +
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll
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.@Ally4Congress🔹is running for Congress in #VA11 against corp Dem @GerryConnolly🔹June 21 ‘22*! She’s endorsed by @Leftists4Office @CallForCongress @AC4Congress2020 @LiamOMaraIV and more! #NotMeUs #YangGang

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.@AazamiShervin🔹 is running for #CA30 against corporate Dem @BradSherman🔹 June 7, 2022*! He’s 💯grassroots funded! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

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Let's talk about the movement nihilism of @mattyglesias.
People like him style themselves as pragmatic liberals, but they are the white moderates MLK famously critiqued.

They stand in the way of progress by spending their time handwringing about progressive tactics.

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Matt's core frustration seems to be when activists loudly advocate for things that are unpopular. His pet target: @sunrisemvmt

I wonder what he would have said at the time about the civil rights protesters, given the unpopularity of the protests (and MLK) at the time.
But what exactly is Matty's take? That movements are powerless? That we should all just sit back and wait for whatever our politicians decide to do?

First off, we know that (unpressured) politicians do not bend to the mean voter, but the highest donors.

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We need to truly BreakTheDuopoly.org w/ #NationalRankedChoiceVoting. It would restore #democracy! My thread of #DownBallotProgressives that includes #NotMeUs + some w/ #YangGang!
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.@ninaturner🔹is running for #OH11 for @RepMarciaFudge🔹seat she will be leaving in an #Election May! @BernieSanders @CoriBush @RoKhanna @OurRevolution @AndrewYang & many more have endorsed! #NotMeUs
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.@GaryChambersJr🔹is running for #LA02 3/20/21 an open seat as @RepRichmond🔹vacates it. He’s 💯grassroots and will fight for someone he doesnt even know #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll
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Cedric went to Washington, and early voting has begun—on March 20th voters can weigh in on the primary for US Rep, 2nd Congressional District. Here is your voter education guide: antigravitymagazine.com/feature/voter-… Retro black and white illustration of a classroom of little
The field has 15 candidates, and the Louisiana Democratic Party has endorsed all eight Democrats. Due to Louisiana’s jungle primary electoral system (wherein a single candidate must achieve a simple majority to win outright), we'll vote again in April. antigravitymagazine.com/feature/voter-…
As of 2018, District 2 was 61% Black and the median income was $38,131. Seven of the 10 most air-polluted census tracts in America are in District 2. To understand the legacy that this new candidate will be inheriting, refer to our November guide. antigravitymagazine.com/feature/antigr…
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NEW REPORT: Mainstream media undermined Sanders.

I just completed a report on what happened Last Year on Super Tuesday. I'm a social science major and I used my expertise to find out how positive or negative the coverage was of Biden vs @BernieSanders over six weeks.
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I drew on an InTheseTimes study of Positive and Negative coverage of Sanders, a Washington Post study showing majority of Americans only read headlines, and an article by Salon on how Biden earned between $70.9 to $100 million in the equivalent of free advertising by the MSM.
I used Google’s advanced settings to identify media coverage of both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders between key dates. I used seven mainstream media sources for this study: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, MSM, Politico, The Atlantic, and CNN. 3/11
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Actually myself & a few others were contacted by a Bernie FO to help find captains for districts & it got done. Bad actors in the campaign said “I made them look bad,” bc it was about optics, even if I was asked. Their anger went as far as forcing my # from my friends.
I was traveling to Iowa to cover the primary & kept getting calls incessantly demanding I take a tweet down. They badgered my friends until they gave my PERSONAL #. I refused to it was my gd right. Especially since I was asked to use social media to find help. The job got done.
There was absolute 0 “leaking of documents”. I have two other people who were also helping and someone very high up in the campaign who had to apologize to me & was angry I was harassed, bullied, emailed, & threatened via social media. We wrote a letter that never got an answer.
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Starting my new thread for ‘21/‘22!! Thread of progressive candidates including #NotMeUs and some combo #NotMeUs + #YangGang! (🔺@GOP ; 🔹Dem; 🌻Green ▫️other Independent) & I’ll be adding to (sometimes editing) thread #elections  
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@ninaturner🔹is running for #OH11 for @RepMarciaFudge🔹seat she will be leaving in a spc #Election! @BernieSanders @CoriBush @RoKhanna @OurRevolution @AndrewYang & so many more have endorsed! #NotMeUs
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@Ashawn4Boston🔹is an activist running for Boston City Council District 3 against City Councilor Frank Baker🔹 in 2021! Primary: 9/21, Gen 11/21 #bospoli #NotMeUs #Action4D3
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.@BernieSanders endorsed candidates @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris are projected to be the next President and VP of the United States!

@AOC, @RashidaTlaib, and @IlhanMN will have more terms in office than Donald Trump.

Time to send Trump back to where he came from!
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won because of the most progressive generation in American history.

Young people showed up in record numbers to vote even as the campaign ignored their issues.

GOTV efforts were often run by local under-resourced BIPOC, not the official campaign.
Joe Biden's and Kamala Harris' administration must represent us and all voters who voted to oust fascism, not just represent corporate allies. The people won this election. The people must be represented.
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Congratulations @CoriBush on officially heading to congress! Image
"Our America, not Trump's America, our America, will be led not by the small mindedness of a powerful few, but the imagination of a mass movement that includes all of us. That's the America we are fighting for." @CoriBush #NotMeUs
"This is not about Cori, this is about what you did today... Your Congresswomen elect loves you. If I love you I care that you eat." @CoriBush talks about ah agenda based on love #NotMeUs
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.@AOC passes 300,000 live viewers twitch.tv/aoc
.@IlhanMN is LIVE and got killed in the wrong game twitch.tv/ilhan
"You guys can call me AOC. Mike Pence can't call me AOC."
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We need to talk about just how corrupt we've allowed #democracy in #America to become, to the point it isn't democracy in many respects. And we need to stop #partisan squabbling and get to fixing it before we end up a one-party state, like #China. Thread👇
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In 2019, writing the decision for Common Cause v. Rucho, Chief Justice Roberts closed off the federal courts as an avenue for addressing partisan #gerrymandering, instead telling citizens to propose state constitutional amendments.
In many states, with statehouses #gerrymandered beyond reach of the people, or otherwise beholden to special interests, these citizen-amendments are the only avenue left for addressing #democracy reform and other policy concerns.
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Cornell University researchers find #Trump to be the #1 spreader of #coronavirus #misinformation, lending massively to #America's horrific #pandemic performance, compared to other countries, and the 210k+ death count.
nytimes.com/2020/09/30/us/…
Cornell researchers analyzed 38 million English-language articles about the #pandemic to distinguish the largest sources of #misinformation and #conspiracy theories. #Trump was the largest driver, instigating nearly 38 percent of the overall “misinformation conversation.”
Public health experts have long known that clear, concise and accurate information is the foundation of an effective response to an outbreak of infectious disease.
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The key takeaway from the #VPDebate2020? Same as for the #PresidentialDebate2020:

#Trump admin refuses to commit to democracy.

First #Trump refused, now #Pence has. OUR PRESIDENT AND VP ARE BOTH REJECTING DEMOCRACY. WAKE UP!!
The correct answer, in #America, #Pence, to "what would you do if your #president attempts a dictatorial coup," is "I would pitch his authoritarian ass out the White House door myself."

Dodging that question is damn near as good as #treason.
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"I just want the record to show" #Pence "never answered the question" about how the #Trump admin. would make insurance companies continue to cover people with #PreExistingConditions (because they won't) when Trump overturns the #ACA in court.
That said, #Harris and #Biden should answer. Why does anyone think it would be wrong to increase the court seats when the #GOP leaves it unbalanced 6-3? The courts are supposed to be impartial, not partisan. If #Barrett gets appointed, #Dems absolutely should add until it's even.
And then they should set a system like @AndrewYang proposes, and like #Dems just proposed, to set term limits and cycle judges in a fair manner that will maintain ideological balance. The way it works now is ridiculous. nationalreview.com/news/democrats…
#PackingTheCourt
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After the #senate gave up on stimulus, offering an emaciated $0.5T, #Trump is desperate for a deal to win voters. After starting new negotiations, low-balling, calling it off, then calling it back on when stocks dropped, he's bumped his offer to $1.8T.
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Unfortunately, it's all ultimately pointless, as it would still have to go through the #senate and #McConnell still says a stimulus deal is "unlikely in the next three weeks," even going so far as to call economic relief for starving #Americans an ”extraneous issue.”
#McConnell considers packing the supreme court to be the ONLY priority. Two sources close to #Senate leadership said #Trump is desperate and has zero leverage to push them to support a bill.
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In an interview, #Trump called for his political opponents – #Obama, #Biden, and #Hillary - to be jailed, relating to 1,000 pages of unverified documents rejected by both #Dems and #Reps on the Senate Intelligence Committee as Russian disinformation.
mediaite.com/news/trump-cal…
The spurious documents suggest Clinton personally tried to “stir up a scandal” against Trump by “tying him to Putin and the Russians’ hacking of the DNC,” and that Obama was aware of her actions.
Trump: “Unless Bill Barr indicts these people for crimes — the greatest political crime in history of our country — then we’re going to get little satisfaction. And that includes Obama, and that includes Biden.”
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Thread of progressive candidates (Updated 9/30) including #NotMeUs and some combo #NotMeUs + #YangGang! These are candidates in competitive races (🔺@GOP ; 🔹Dem; 🌻Green ▫️other Independent) & I’ll be adding to (sometimes editing) thread #Election2020 
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@Bradshaw2020🔹is an amazing candidate who won a shocking victory @USSenate primary #TN! Gen Against @BillHagertyTN🔺! Endorsed by @BernieSanders! #NotMeUs #Election2020 
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🔥 #BRAMYIR stands for Balanced Ranked Approval Maximum Yield Instant Runoff. It's a powerful and easy to use hybrid voting system which allows votes directly for or directly against any number of competing candidates. For more details, please continue reading… 🐦
#BRAMYIR offers the benefits of #ApprovalVoting, #ScoreVoting, & #RankedChoiceVoting, plus the benefit of a balanced ballot, while encouraging honest voting & discouraging attempts to game the system with dishonest strategic voting such as votes for the mere lesser of two evils.
#BRAMYIR is similar to #StarVoting in that it is calculated using scores rather than ranks and looks at all scores in the first round, but unlike #StarVoting this process is repeated with the remaining candidates for as many rounds as it takes.
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#BIRNY stands for Balanced Instant Runoff Normalized Yield. It's easy to use & more powerful than #ApprovalVoting, #ScoreVoting & #RankedChoiceVoting, combined. #Birny also allows voting directly for or directly against any number of competing candidates. Continue reading…
#BIRNY is a variant of #BRIRES with simple normalization preserving the relative strengths of votes for or against candidates as indicated by the voter. A voter may choose their own scale or vote ranked choice style using fractions or using a balanced ranked choice voting ballot.
#BRIRES stands for Balanced Rational Instant Runoff Election Systems, and allows the voter to choose ballot style such as #ScoreVoting, #ApprovalVoting, or #RankedChoiceVoting, and also allows voters the option of using a #BalancedBallot to cast a true #NegativeVote. #BIRNY
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Introducing, my concept of a People's Primary.

Many people are tired of the political parties having all of the power in the first stage of our elections, here in the USA. If this concerns you, please promote this with the hashtag #PeoplesCampaign and please Continue Reading…
We tend to call the process of privately owned political parties using caucuses and primaries a "primary election", but it's not really an election at all. Rather, it's a part of the process by which such privately owned organizations decide who the people can vote for.
More accurately, the so-called primaries are a step in the process of privately owned political parties making an official decision about which candidates they will nominate to put on the ballots of the actual election, also known in the USA as the general election.
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This nonstop belief by many that we can vote our way out of this mess... for Christ sake, look what these fuckers did to Bernie Sanders!!!! Look at how Joe Biden's team basically laughed at all of Bernie's platforn ideas!!!

It isn't happening!

Portland is happening!
That is where change was always going to have to take place!!!

Biden is a neoliberal, warmonger who wrote the Patriot Act, the Crime Bill and has been on the wrong side of every fucking issue from Venezuela to Social Security, Don't Ask Don't Tell and the War on Drugs.
Even now he won't support legalization and is telling corporate lords not to worry.

He stands firmly against Medicare for All EVEN IN A PANDEMIC!!!!!

Have some self respect and stop humping Biden's leg.

He built the Trump Monster and he can't solve that which he built.
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1/ Per Jen Perelman -- jen2020.com --@JENFL23 --#NotMeUs #JEN2020 --We’re officially on a roll to unseat Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the August 18th Primary!
@JENFL23 2/ Per Jen Perelman -- jen2020.com --@JENFL23 --We just received a HUGE endorsement from the Florida Democratic Progressive Caucus (FDPC), a statewide organization that supports progressive candidates who are running strong, competitive campaigns.
@JENFL23 3/ Per Jen Perelman -- jen2020.com --@JENFL23 --They[Florida Democratic Progressive Caucus] recognize how we’ve been able to energize hundreds of volunteers and thousands of grassroots donors like you!...
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WTF? @CIA Bryan Dean Wright fearmongering against #Progressives - "Who is attacking us? Its #Antifa... These are ppl that we faced back in 60's, 70's & early 80's. These are ppl who are far Leftists... took many yrs to finally put it down. Now this same group who's allied.. "
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...w/ a #DemocraticSocialist, we're talking the #BernieBros...they're back w/ bricks & firebombs..."

He then talks of arming themselves against this "BernieBros threat" - vigilante justice - "It's you & me & everyone watching this program arming OURselves."
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Bernie's #NotMeUs #Revolution addressed #RacialInequality #SystemicRacism #CriminalJusticeReform.

#GeorgeFloydProtests are addressing a part of this, yet vocal rightwing ppl are calling protests riots, ignoring our own American #Revolution protests.

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