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State #AttorneysGeneral are holding the line for democracy in the courts.

10 Attorney General seats are up for re-election in #Elections2020
MO MT NC OR PA UT VT WA WV

THREAD of all Democratic Candidates
#BlueWave2020
There are 26 Democratic & 24 GOP #AttorneysGeneral.
@DemocraticAGs took cue from red states that regularly sued Obama administration & started challenging Trump administration in court the 1st month he took office.
There have been 87 multi-state legal actions since then.
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An important court case being fought by @DemocraticAGs was filed by GOP #AttorneysGeneral & jeopardizes healthcare for 130 million+ Americans. #ProtectOurCare
GOP states who are on lawsuit to take away healthcare: TX AL AR AZ FL GA IN* KS LA* MO* NE ND SC SD TN UT* WV*

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We *must* not let health care get lost in the news cycle.

We must continue to #ProtectOurCare

The protections of 130M w/#PreExistingConditions are counting on us.

I live with over 10+ PECs & have gone to DC 24x.

YOUR Reps are fighting for ALL Americans!

#NeverGiveUp

1/15
Here's what Senator @SenDougJones is doing to #ProtectOurCare for the United States

2/15

Here's what Congresswoman @RepSlotkin is doing to #ProtectOurCare for the United States

3/15

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1/ Another ridiculous lie from @realDonaldTrump.

From day one, @HouseDemocrats have been focused on delivering on our promises to the American people. Meanwhile, Mitch McConnell calls himself the “grim reaper” and refuses to even consider our bills.
2/ We have the receipts to back it up.
We passed #HR1, the For The People Act — the most ambitious set of ethics & election reforms in a generation. It gets big money out of politics, protects voting rights & strengthens ethics laws.
3/ We passed the #EqualityAct to ensure #LGBTQ Americans get the same legal protection as everyone else.
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For years, veterans in #MonroeCounty have struggled w/ access to care. Former servicemembers living in the #FloridaKeys often have to travel over 100 miles to the Miami VA to have access to the full set of care they need. @VetAffairsDems (Thread)
@VetAffairsDems This was supposed to have been addressed when the #VAChoiceProgram was established in 2014, and access to care in rural areas was supposed to be improved when Congress passed the #VAMISSIONAct in 2018, with the creation of the Veterans Community Care Program.
Under the #MISSIONAct, any veteran living at least 40 miles away from a full-service VA is eligible to receive health care from community health providers that are in the approved Community Care network.
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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 09/08/19. This is our last recess report before we get back to normal business, as our MoCs are returning to Washington today.
#MoCTrack 1/24
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If you’d like a reminder of where things left off when our MoCs left for recess, check out the Trump Tracker numbers, courtesy of the find folks at @538Politics. It gauges how much your MoC votes in line with the Trump Admin's agenda.
#MoCTrack 2/24
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@538politics The rest of this report is a bit different than our normal offering.

We’ve pulled together info on official website statements, public appearances, town halls, tweets and quotes that each of our 20 MoCs made over the recess.
#MoCTrack 3/24
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State #AttorneysGeneral are holding the line for democracy in the courts.

3 attorney general seats are up in #Elections2019:
KY LA MS

10 in #Elections2020:
MO MT NC OR PA UT VT WA WV

THREAD of current Democratic Candidates for #AG #DemCast
There are 26 Democratic & 24 GOP #AttorneysGeneral.
@DemocraticAGs took cue from red states that regularly sued Obama administration & started challenging Trump administration in court the 1st month he took office
There have been 87 multi-state legal actions since then.

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One of the very important court cases being fought by @DemocraticAGs was filed by GOP #AttorneysGeneral and jeopardizes the healthcare for over 130 million Americans. #ProtectOurCare
GOP states who are on lawsuit: TX AL AR AZ FL GA IN* KS LA* MO* NE ND SC SD TN UT* WV*

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[TW: transphobia, trans death]

On the morning of August 7, 1995, 24 year-old Tyra Hunter was on her way to work as a passenger in a friend's car when it collided at an intersection. She and her friend were pulled from the wreckage, and paramedics were called. (thread)
Tyra Hunter was nearly incapacitated on the ground when paramedics arrived and began treating the injured. A male fireman cut open her pants consistent with protocol and upon discovering she had a penis, stopped treating her and began ruthlessly mocking and misgendering her.
The firefighter, Anthony Williams, joked with other department personnel while Tyra Hunter continued to struggle for breath. All refused to treat her. Bystanders pleaded with them, one saying (and misgendering): "It don't make any difference, he's a person, he's a human being."
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The #ACA has improved the lives of millions of Americans, but President Trump wants to gut every part of the law. A month ago today, we fought in court to #ProtectOurCare. 1/
Exactly a month ago today: @XavierBecerra and a coalition of 20 states + D.C. were in court to #ProtectOurCare from Trump-backed efforts to gut every part of the Affordable Care Act. 2/
Healthcare for tens of millions of Americans remains at stake in #TXvUS. #ProtectOurCare 3/
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Alright, @GOP, you want to talk about mental illness? Let’s talk!

My sister almost died because she couldn’t access treatment. She had insurance! But it used a loophole allowing coverage of prescriptions through refunds.

The up front cost of her meds was around $1000 MONTHLY.
The refund process was the most complicated B.S. I have ever seen.

You had to go to the insurance website and enter multiple long numbers for each prescription.

They frequently changed the layout of the page so you didn’t know which number went where.
For her to get treatment, she had to:

1. Have some way of paying $1000+ up front every month.

2. Have routine access to a computer.

3. Have the capability to navigate a complex system designed to keep you from succeeding.
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HAPPENING NOW: Representatives @RashidaTlaib @AyannaPressley @AOC @IlhanMN are holding a news conference to respond to Trump’s racists tweets this weekend and statements today at the White House. cs.pn/2xMvzVv #RacistPresident
Rep. @AyannaPressley: "Our squad is big. Our squad includes any person who is committed to building a more just world and that is the work that we want to get back to.. We cannot and will not be silenced." #RacistPresident
Rep. @Ilhan Omar: He would love nothing more than to divide us so that he can continue to enrich his friends and push his devastating policies. #RacistPresident
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The health care of tens of millions of Americans is on the line. This lawsuit to undermine the #ACA is personal to me. #CripTheVote #ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake /1
15 years ago I was #paralyzed by a random bullet. I woke up from an induced coma to learn I had lost my #healthcare & I was now bankrupt, my family as shattered as my spine. #CripTheVote #ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake /2
Over the next several years, I struggled. It was a constant fight to get the equipment, medicines and therapies I needed to survive. I lived in poverty, often having to decide which was more important: medicine or food. #CripTheVote #ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake /3
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Rafa is 3. He lives in Boston, is learning to read, and loves going to the @MuseumOfScience. He’s also one of the 130 million Americans with a pre-existing condition who rely on the Affordable Care Act’s protections. But the Trump admin is trying to strip away those protections.
Rafa was born with chronic kidney disease and severe bladder issues and spent his first 5 weeks at @BostonChildrens. After a tough fight and a kidney donation from his father, Rafa’s condition is manageable. But he will always have a pre-existing condition.
Without the Affordable Care Act, insurers could use that fact to price gouge or outright deny Rafa the insurance he needs to continue living a healthy life and that gives his family some peace of mind.
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THREAD:

THIS WEEK: the future of health care for millions of Americans, including those of us with pre-existing conditions is on the line in court.

washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost…
21 of @DemocraticAGs led by California AG @XavierBecerra are fighting hard to save health care for:

- 17 million children
- 68 million women, and
- 30 million people aged 55-64

who have a pre-existing conditions. #ProtectOurCare
17 @RepublicanAGs are arguing to take away critical care from millions.

cc: @KenPaxtonTX, @SeanReyesUT, @CurtisHill_IN, @JeffLandry, @Eric_Schmitt, @GeneralBrnovich, @AshleyMoodyFL, @ChrisCarr_Ga, @MorriseyWV & more...
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Friends, tomorrow a Federal appeals court will hear arguments on the Administration's lawsuit to throw out the entire #ACA -- including #PreExistingCondition protections.

A thread on what this means. 1/ usatoday.com/story/news/pol…
The fight to #SavetheACA is why Little Lobbyists exists. #ACA protections allow our kids to survive and thrive: #PreExistingConditions & essential care covered, no arbitrary annual/lifetime caps on care. 2/ littlelobbyists.org/our-stories
So when this Administration and the GOP in Congress began attacking the #ACA over two years ago, families organized together to fight back, to stand up for our kids and millions of others who would be devastated by these attacks. 3/ vox.com/policy-and-pol…
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📣 THREAD: Oral arguments on the insane #TexasFoldEm #ACA case will happen on Tuesday before a 3-judge panel for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
One judge is a Jimmy Carter appointee.
One is a George W. Bush appointee.
One is a Donald Trump appointee.
1/
As @mattbc just noted, while a HUGE social media presence to #SaveTheACA is expected (as well as real world protests/rallies, etc), the sad truth is that there's very little which can be done to influence the 5th Circuit panels' decision. They're lifetime judicial appointees. 2/
As he also pointed out, while the *hearing* will happen on Tuesday, they likely won't announce their *decision* on the case for several weeks or even months...and the odds are that their decision will then be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court regardless of how they rule. 3/
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🚨🚨The lies about the Trump Administration wanting to #ProtectOurCare stop TODAY! The dismantling of the law of the land has been going on since day 1 of this Administration to remove protections for 130M w/#PreExistingConditions

(THREAD) 1/
After failing to repeal the #ACA in Congress in 2017, in 2/2018, 18 @GOP AG's & 2 GOP Governors Filed a Lawsuit to Repeal the #ACA in the U.S. Northern District of TX. 2/
.@GOP officials claim since #ACA’s individual mandate fine was repealed in 2017 tax law, the mandate can no longer be considered a “tax.” b/c of this change, they argue the mandate is now unconstitutional & the entire ACA must be struck down.

These are their names. 3/
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We are going to have a frank talk about women’s rights, boycotts and big tents. The vast majority of Americans and the vast majority of Democrats support Roe v Wade and the autonomy and liberty of patents to choose the size and timing of their families. We must #StopTheBans. 1/
People are mobilizing on Tuesday May 21 to rally support for women’s rights and patients’ reproductive justice. (yes, trans and non-binary people can get pregnant too - be inclusive!) We must show support for patients and doctors criminalized under these extreme laws. Sign up! 2/
Sadly, one of our rallies must be in #Louisiana where a Democratic Governor pledged to sign a bill banning abortion rights even in the case of rape and incest. It’s awful and people should ask @LouisianaGov to give patients the same choice his wife had! 3/ cbsnews.com/news/democrati…
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#Alabama, #Ohio, #Missouri, and #Georgia have begun the @GOP's orchestrated attack on women with restrictive abortion laws.

Make NO mistake this is NOT about protecting life. It is a hostile GOP and their #WarOnWomen restricting #WomensReproductiveRights and #WomensHealth.
Highly restrictive abortion laws are not associated with lower abortion rates! Whether legal or prohibited the number of abortions taking place remains relatively unchanged. Highly restrictive abortion laws simply prevent SAFE abortions.
In countries where abortion is completely banned or permitted only to save the woman’s life or preserve her physical health, only 1 in 4 abortions were safe; whereas, in countries where abortion is legal on broader grounds, nearly 9 in 10 abortions were done safely.
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Exactly two years ago, Trump and House Republicans celebrated the passage of Trumpcare that guts protections for those with pre-existing conditions and rips health coverage from over 20 million Americans.

📽 from @ProtectOurCare
Today, instead of joining Democrats to lower the cost of prescription drugs and increase health coverage, Republicans are playing a deadly game with the lives of the American people by targeting the Affordable Care Act in court.
One thing is clear: Trump and Republicans think people don’t deserve access to quality health care. They think insurance companies should be able to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions.

Quite simply, this is deadly.
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We will never forget the disgraceful AHCA vote on May 4th, 2017 as a symbol of the GOP’s war on health care, and there’s no doubt we will continue to hold Trump and Republicans accountable for their reckless actions to take away our health care. #ProtectOurCare #MadamSpeaker 1/
Two years ago, the GOP voted to repeal our health care. If it had become law, it would have left 23 MILLION *more* Americans without coverage, raised premiums by 20 percent, and gutted protections for people with pre-existing conditions. #WeWontForget #ProtectOurCare 2/
Two years ago, on May 4, 2017, the GOP House of Representatives passed the so-called “American Health Care Act,” or #AHCA, a health repeal bill that would have cut coverage, increased costs, and eliminated protections for millions of Americans. #WeWontForget #ProtectOurCare 3/
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On day one of this Congress, the House voted to intervene in GOP's Texas v. US lawsuit, which would destroy pre-existing condition protections & much more. Back then, more than 190 House Republicans refused to vote to protect health care for American families. #ProtectOurCare
Moments ago, the House sent a clear message: the Trump DOJ must end its support for Texas v. US & stop its vicious attack on Americans’ health care. Yet 185 Republicans showed they agree with President Trump attacking people with pre-existing conditions & worse. #ProtectOurCare
House Democrats will fight relentlessly in court & in the Congress to protect and strengthen these lifesaving protections from the GOP’s attacks, as well as continuing our work to lower health costs & prescription drug prices for all. #ProtectOurCare
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@realDonaldTrump ⚡️TELL IT LIKE IT IS:
Dems are holding out for an amendment to include a handful of additional provisions, including requiring the Dept of Housing & Urban Development to release block-grant funding & money to help #PuertoRico repair damaged water systems.
thehill.com/homenews/admin…
@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

The Dem-led House is passing bills that advance voting rights, protect our #healthcare & defend against #ClimateChange.

McConnell & the GOP are BLOCKING ALL OF THEM in the Senate, so who's obstructing? #FlipTheSenate #ProtectOurCare
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@realDonaldTrump 🚨Listen up America:

❗️Our President has lied to you ABOUT THE AIR WE BREATHE❗️

Yes, the FALSE HEADLINE was ADDED to a real World Health Org map. In this one metric, the USA comes in 7th, not the cleanest.

This is BANANA REPUBLIC-STYLE govt.
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She takes care of ME-Life sure has a sense of humor.
#MothersDay
My brother we lost in an auto accident at age 19. #MothersDay
My best friend and reason for fighting my illnesses. #MothersDay
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I am scheduled for my 3rd surgery since December on Thursday.
Please do me a favor and promise to call your reps and senators and tell them you support and need the #ACA/#Obamacare and they only have your vote if they reject Trump's efforts to kill it.
Here's a thread on why:
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Many Americans think the #ACA/#Obamacare is insurance.
It is not.
The #ACA is a law governing insurance companies & forcing them to cover women & people with #PreExistingConditions.
The #ACA also says women cannot be forced to pay more than men for insurance.
#ProtectOurCare
2/
The #ACA/#Obamacare also provides for children 26 and under to be covered under their parents' insurance plans.
The ACA also created the healthcare marketplace, which provides tax subsidies for those unable to pay full-price for health insurance.
#ProtectOurCare
3/
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