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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section is called: Ending Poverty Only one party has a specific plan for ending the scourge of poverty for poor and #WorkingAmericans..the other has a loyalty oath to a corrupt billionaire 1/16 Image
#Democrats remain committed to ending poverty and enabling all Americans to live up to their God-given potential. 2/10 #DemPartyPlatform #EndPoverty Image
#Democrats recognize that the official poverty rate, as measured &communicated by the federal gov, fails to capture critical needs like housing,education,health care,transportation,energy &other necessities,therefore understates the true share of Americans living in poverty. 3/10 Image
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020.This part deals with building a #StrongerFairerEconomy
The economy is not working for the American people.Only 1 party has a platform for the next 4 yrs/the other has a loyalty pledge to a malignant narcissist who threatens our democracy1/14
#Democrats pledge a new economic contract that raises wages and restores workers’ rights to organize, join a union, and collectively bargain. One that at last supports working families and the middle class by securing equal pay for women and paid family leave for all. 2/14
#Democrats know American families need a new economic contract that provides access for all to reliable and affordable banking and financial services. 3/14 #DemPartyPlatform #ForThePeople #BankingAndFinance
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Since so many of you don't know about Tulsi, here's a quick introduction:

Tulsi is part of the progressive wing of the party and has fought to #RaiseTheWage, #LegalizeIt, and for #M4A & #C4A

Tulsi is a Major in the USARNG and loves our country & people dearly.

Last year on Easter Sunday, Tulsi and an army of volunteers helped to pass out food to those who needed it in Manchester, NH.
Tulsi has been fighting for our veterans in Congress. And I mean ALL of our veterans.
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If elected, you/@GOP won't hold employers of these low wage jobs that don't provide good benefits or pensions accountable, you just want Blacks mad at Latinos. You don't support Reparations for Blacks, #Fightfor15 or closing the #RacialWealthGap. #BlackPolitics #BlackVote #ADOS
Those poultry jobs @jamestulp talked about don't fix the #WageGap

More Than Half of Black and Latino Workers Are Paid Less Than $15 an Hour…
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Welcome to MoCTrack for January 5, 2020.

This is our 2019 year in review for all of the tidbits you need about last year’s legislative action. Congress is heading back to DC this week, so now is the time to see how they did last year!
#MoCTrack 1/27…
The great folks at @538Politics provide our Trump Tracker numbers, showing how often each MoCs vote with #IMPOTUS.

We took all those 2019 numbers and show you each lawmaker’s high and low point, as well as their 2019 average.

#MoCTrack 2/27
@538politics First up a rundown of 2019 in legislation, by the numbers.
#MoCTrack 3/27
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Welcome to the Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending November 10, 2019. With Congress on recess this week, we are going to do things a bit differently this week. We are going to take a dive into #McConnellsGraveyard.
#MoCTrack 1/33
#GOP keeps trotting out their tired talking point about the “do-nothing-Dems” and all we can concentrate on is #Impeachment.


What you’ll find below are 30 bills of the 300+ that #McConnell has stalled in the Senate.

#MoCTrack #DemCast 2/33…
HR 1 - #ForThePeople

A bill that would improve voting rights, fix campaign finance regulations, and mandate ethics and accountability reforms.
đź’Ż over 100 co-sponsors (236)

#MoCTrack #McConnellsGraveyard 3/33…
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.@realDonaldTrump and Republicans in Washington want you to think Democrats can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.

But we’ve been fighting #ForThePeople since Day One.

The House-passed legislation piling up outside @SenateMajLdr McConnell’s office proves it.
@realDonaldTrump @senatemajldr The scores of bills we’ve passed aren’t busy work.

If passed into law, they will improve the lives of Americans across the country & build a better future for generations to come.

But the @SenateGOP has made the cynical decision to ignore it all.
Some key examples?

H.R. 7, the #PaycheckFairness Act, would ensure equal pay for women nationwide.

Meanwhile, the #ForThePeople Act would enact the most ambitious set of democracy reforms and ethics standards in a generation.
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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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This is a day for doing more than one thing at a time. We must denounce and reject the president’s racist demagoguery—without letting him deny attention to today’s extremely important vote on the minimum wage.
This morning, the House will vote on the #RaiseTheWage Act, a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 and lift millions of Americans out of poverty. As a mayor from the industrial Midwest, I know a raise in wages is long overdue. The American people agree.
The #RaiseTheWage Act would give 40 million American workers a raise (that’s two-thirds of America’s working poor, most of whom are people of color) and lift 18 million children out of poverty. In Iowa alone, 63,000 single parents would get a raise.
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BREAKING: The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has released its analysis of the #RaiseTheWage Act, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour by 2024.

CBO’s bottom line: *27 million* workers would get a raise if the bill becomes law.

Additional findings from the report:

- 1.3 million fewer people would live in poverty, nearly *half* of them kids

- Families who earn less than 300% of the poverty level would would see their incomes go up by nearly $22 billion

Meanwhile, don’t be fooled by the conservative hype… as smart economists like @hshierholz point out, CBO’s job loss estimates in the report warrant serious skepticism since they rely too heavily on studies w/widely-critiqued methods and too little on the most robust studies.

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"Raising the #minimumwage is always a pro-women, pro-mothers policy because women and mothers are disproportionately represented among low-wage workers."… #1u
"As state minimum wage increases have taken effect over the past 5 years, low-wage workers—especially low-wage women—in those states have had much stronger wage growth than their counterparts in states with no change in the minimum wage."
"The #RaisetheWage Act of 2019—which was introduced this past February, but still has not received a vote—would gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25, where it currently sits, to $15 per hour by 2024.
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Hey @washingtonpost -

Thank you for drawing attention to the massive pay gap at McDonald’s and the poverty wages of its workers!…
Let’s dig into why that is. The CEO-to-worker pay gap at McDonald’s is 3,101 to 1 globally—the largest of any company surveyed.

As I noted in committee, McDonald’s CEO earns $21.8 million *per year*.

The median worker worldwide earns just $7,017.…
Now let’s look at how McDonald's treats its U.S. workers.

In 2015, the company promised to pay workers at least $1 above the local minimum wage. According to their own employees, they broke that promise.…
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Today, March 1st, a minimum-wage worker catches up to what she made in 2009--the last time Congress raised the poverty-level minimum wage (as my colleague @rwest817 shows in new @amprog analysis)…
In 2018, a worker earning $7.25/hr must work an extra 41 days—more than 2 additional months!—just to earn the same amount as she did in a single year when the federal minimum wage was last increased. 2/x
As a result, a full-time minimum-wage worker will lose a staggering $2,370 in purchasing power this year.

That's more than ***47 times*** the average tax cut she gets under the #TrumpTaxScam. 3/x
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