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A thread with some thoughts on DOJ's letter in the #Census2020 case, which can be found (alongside some great analysis from @rickhasen) here.

electionlawblog.org/?p=106089
First, it's unsurprising for DOJ to assert that any "new" decision to add the Q must be assessed w/o reference to the history of the policy

As I noted at @ShallTakeCare, it's a standard, oft-repeated move in the Trump DOJ's 'animus-laundering' playbook

takecareblog.com/blog/thoughts-…
Indeed, amid debate over the #TransBan and #TravelBan, I wrote an op-ed for @PostOpinions in *March 2018* identifying this animus-laundering strategy and warning that we could expect to see a lot more of it

washingtonpost.com/opinions/getti…
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I have been quiet since I've returned. I've been reflecting and trying to make sense out of it all. The question continues to bother me - why would an individual want to support policies or behaviors that hurt someone?

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#WhyIResist
Gun Violence. The reports flow in faster than you can imagine. I have lost count of how many shootings there were this part week or today.

So why would an individual or party support an organization such as the #NRA We must think of the greater good and support #GunControl
Hate Crimes. Why would a person say hateful things and create more pain for others by inciting hate? Even worse why would an individual or party not stand up to such hate?
#Trump #ComplicitGOP
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<Thread>Coast Guard Commandant, Adm Schultz, criticized the shutdown today in a viral clip. Is it a problem for civ-mil relations for a sr officer to speak out like this? I don't think so & sr officers probably can be even more engaged than they've been.1/
It’s worth noting that although retired officers have been making a lot of news the last few months, active duty officers really haven’t. The current CJCS (Gen Dunford), in particular, has kept a historically low media profile. 2/
This is at least partly due to Sec Mattis’ influence & choice to hold few SecDef/CJCS pressers, but a large part also seems to be an active decision by Gen Dunford to stay out of the press spotlight. 3/ politico.com/story/2018/07/…
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I am humbled to have been nominated to receive an award from @CityAndStateNY for my leadership of @NYCVetsAlliance. But City & State refused to include voices of women veterans in #HonoringVeterans program. I cannot accept this. My letter today: bit.ly/2uaUuR7
Last month, @CityAndStateNY asked if I could receive award. I was truly honored & said yes. That was followed up by an email asking @NYCVetsAlliance to partner on their veterans issue and #HonoringVeterans event. This was an even greater honor for us as a grassroots nonprofit.
Next day, @CityAndStateNY said no, what they meant was would we, as a member-funded grassroots org, pay them to advertise in veterans issue & buy a table at #HonoringVeterans event. This floored me. Their event budget is likely larger than our annual budget.
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I'm one of a few million Americans awake when we should be sleeping because of the pain of #cancer or some other chronic illness.

Adding to our sleeplessness is knowing #healthcare is under threat. We may not be able to afford it due to the #GOP's actions.

It's terrorizing.
My parents were Civil Rights workers. My father was a Freedom Rider. As a small child I was taught the legacy of #MLK.
I watched people invoking MLK on Monday. Not in defense of #votingrights or in outrage over how the #SCOTUS ruled on two pivotal cases on gerrymandering.
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MLK wasn't being invoked for #votingrights but for Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who lies to America every day about policies that could very well kill me & others.

Policies that are hurting millions.

Policies that have kept me a citizen without equal rights in my own country.
3/
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THREAD: It’s clear that Trump doesn’t actually care about having an effective military, or keeping us safe, his priority is white nationalist purges. #VetsVsHate
Yesterday, the White House shared a video of President Trump once again using the military community as props to advance his bigoted and un-American agenda.
In the video, Trump accused immigrants of being a national security threat, and called for extreme and unprecedented reductions in legal immigration, intentionally tearing apart families.
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As Veterans Day approaches, we're proud to join with frontline LGBT membership and legal organizations to #HonorTransTroops
Over the next hour, we'll be hosting a nonpartisan twitter chat to answer questions about the #TransBan and the work of our organizations.
Please join us in sharing your stories, asking questions, and showing your support by using the hashtag #HonorTransTroops
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