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So last night a young man stopped by our Letters to Voters event at a park, wondering what we were doing. When we asked if he was registered to vote, he said he had a felony conviction, "I'd like to, but I don't know that I can vote."
#VotingRights #KnowYourRights
We asked if he was off paper.
Yes, he said, for 5 months now.
Do you have your release papers?
I sure do, that's my ID! I keep it safe!

Good. He just needs to take that to his parole or probation release paper to the county clerk's office, to register to #vote #restoration
His face lit up! 🌞🌞🌞
"I can do that! I want to vote!"

What better way to reintegrate someone into society than help them navigate the ways citizens are expected to take care of our society -- #VOTING being a major part of our civic responsibilities?
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Voting challenges for unhoused people include not having a permanent address for registration and receiving mail-in ballots, not having the required (in some places) photo ID with matching address and 1/
unhoused people living in shelters who encounter long lines to vote might lose their place to sleep if they can't vote and get back to the shelter before curfew. 2/
The coming #eviction crisis due to #COVID19 will result in thousands+ people not being able to get their vote by mail ballots or having IDs that don't match their new address, if fortunate enough to have one. #OurMarchToVote online Summit is addressing these issues and more. 3/
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1. NY just passed #AVR Automatic Voter Registration. @StandUpAmerica estimates this will add over 1Mill voters to the #NY rolls. Wouldn't it be great to know that those votes were going to be counted correctly? But w/new #VotingMachines being certified we will not know.
2. #Security experts like @rad_atl & @kskoglund & auditing expert @philipbstark say that the hybrid #VotingMachines are not secure and "No form of audit can confirm they functioned correctly." (Quote from Dr. Stark). Read a paper he co-authored.…
3. One #Hybrid #VotingMachine is already certified in #NY. It's the Dominion ICE & is in at least 15 counties including #Westchester County where they're trying to buy 100s more. In the Westchester #primary the ICE hybrid voting machines created 4 hour lines. via @IndivisWstchr
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@RepSwalwell Here's a thread with the Resistance orgs & actions that address the specific areas they (the Koch RWing) used to gain power. None of us can do it all... it's small, focused & consistent steps to a win (that's how it worked!)..

Thread 1/
@RepSwalwell There are steps we can take now to curb their power & protect Democracy. IF we're very focused & unified in our resolve & actions

- Secure Elections in States

- Stop #ConCon in states

- inform & engage our communities

- save Net Neutrality

2/ Resources & Citizen Action ⤵️
@RepSwalwell 2/ cont’d... Plz keep reading for specific resources & citizen actions.

- oppose the closure or privatization of USPS

- vehemently oppose GOP judicial nominees

- steps to end Citizens United & ALEC

- #GOTV AND protect voting rights
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1. News: What!? TWITTER TAGS TRUMP TWEETS AS 'MISINFORMATION'...mere hours after KARA SWISHER appeared on CNBC to CALL ON TWITTER to establish a panel of 'content reviewers' who can help the platform tag & remove "misinformation"… @realDonaldTrump
2. News: Twitter 'UN-VERIFIES' Journalist 1 Hour After He Tweets About Obama Spying On Journalists: His article suggests #Obamagate is just the "latest development in nearly a decade-long battle" for journalists like former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson…
3. News: Former worker on Jeffrey Epstein’s Caribbean Pedo island says HE SAW BILL CLINTON ON THE ISLAND, Netflix doc… #Trump #ShareTheNews
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At a time when everyone in America is counting on each other, the #HeroesAct is an urgently needed solution that invests in the recovery of our communities, protects all workers on the frontlines, and helps families access resources, testing and treatment.…
The #HEROESAct provides a second round of stimulus payments to all households — $1,200 per family member, up to $6,000 — and ends discriminatory treatment that previously excluded individuals married to an undocumented person from receiving tax rebates.
The #HeroesAct protects democracy by providing states with crucial funding to ensure safe elections and requires that states create publicly available contingency plans for federal elections during emergencies.
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(THREAD) @ImpactAlpha challenges #impact investors to scale up their efforts 10X. To which I say: Yes! #Investors can do more, but there’s also #policy and #civics to consider. I want to share some ways at @_BlueHaven we’re addressing the #pandemic.
1/ On the #investment side, we’re checking in with #entrepreneurs and orgs we support, helping them keep their teams intact, thinking through costs, etc. (Check out @LaurenSCochran’s conversation with @annefieldonline:
2/ Bridge loans to #impact companies can also help. We’re excited about our investment in the Open Road Alliance Fund (@openroadtweets), which offers these to orgs affected by #COVID19 all over the world.
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Why am I worried about 2020? I saw what happened in 2018 in Georgia. And the trick that was rolled out in Georgia in 2018 in being rolled out nationwide in about 20 states. #Election2020
We’re talking about the swing states: Ohio, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, and Arizona — which should be a blue state given its demographics, but not if you keep wiping out young people and voters of color from the rolls.
And they're not just wiping out a few voters, 14 million voters have been wiped off the voter rolls in the last two years!… #VanishingVoters #VoterSuppression #ElectionFraud #VoterPurge #VotingRights #CivilRights #Election2020 #StopTheSteal
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#CAPrimary: One of the disasters this year is caused by the fact that LA and other counties cut polling stations by 90%. #CaliforniaPrimary #CAPrimary2020 #CaliforniaPrimary2020 #BernieSanders #Bernie2020
They were replaced by so-called “voting centers “ which anyone would know were deeply insufficient and unprepared — especially as #Bernie got out the word that you had to bring in your NPP ballot to exchange it for a Crossover Democratic ballot. #CAPrimary #CAPrimary2020
There's zero question about who was hurt: Regular Democrats tend to mail in their ballots. But most NPP independent voters, who widely favor #Bernie, could not mail in their ballots because they had to do the exchange.… #CAPrimary #CAPrimary2020
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#Votingrights activists did not abandon their commitment to justice after the vicious attacks of Bloody Sunday.

They were determined to proceed to Montgomery, and LDF joined them in that charge by pursuing litigation that won them federal protection for the subsequent march.
“The march will be orderly & peaceful & otherwise observe the highest standards of dignity & decorum.” - An excerpt from the plan that LDF filed to protect the Selma foot soldiers.

Read the complete history of LDF fighting for Selma foot soldiers here:…
LDF remains active in and out of the courtroom to continue the legacy of advocacy and public education that Thurgood Marshall began.
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Honored to testify under oath against voter suppression before the House Oversight Committee this morning, alongside a mother of the movement Diane Nash. The fraud is the claim of voter fraud as a way of not dealing with real voter suppression.
Record voter turnout has more to do w/people fighting against regression than supposedly not being affected by voter suppression. Democrats & Republicans in the South couldn't resist it, but Republicans have now exacerbated voter suppression by arguing "retrogression is legal."
A federal judge from South Carolina who is white asked, "Why is it that you all don't want people to vote?" And that is the ultimate question. Why are we more interested in retrogression than progression? #votingrights #RestoreTheVRA
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A friend who lives in Chatham County, NC took this picture outside of an early voting location today.

Those flags are not usually there - people drove in with them to do this.

#NCPol #ElectionTwitter #Primary2020 #chatham #NC
More photos from outside an early voting site in Chatham County, NC. (Photos were not taken by me, but by a friend who would rather not have their name made public.)
Additional photos from outside an early voting polling place today in Pittsboro, NC. (Photos were taken by a friend.)
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#BrianKemp bleached the rolls whiter than white, removing over half a million voters from the rolls in #Georgia before the 2018 gubernatorial race against #StaceyAbrams — who was the first African American woman to run for Governor in the U.S.…
But Kemp's racist vote-purging tricks go way beyond Georgia. He worked with #KrisKobach, Trump's Vote-Thief-in-Chief, who used the #InterstateCrosscheck voter purge list generated by Kemp in Georgia to target voters of color in 30 states.…
That's what flipped #Michigan to Trump and helped steal the presidency in 2016. And it'll happen again in 2020, unless we're able to expose and stop the GOP's election-stealing tricks.…
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Voter suppression and election mismanagement are alive and well in #Alabama. Check out our new report released today detailing how Alabama laws and policies create and perpetuate obstacles to the ballot box.

#AlabamaVotes #VotingRights #All67…
Despite #Alabama being at the epicenter of the #VotingRights movement of the 1960s, the state remains one of the most difficult places in our nation for an eligible voter to register and successfully cast a ballot. #AlabamaVotes…
Since #SCOTUS gutted #Section5 of the #VotingRightsAct, #Alabama and localities have made it harder to vote by requiring photo ID to vote, closing polling places in predominantly Black counties and purging hundreds of thousands of people from voter rolls.…
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Trump's going to steal the 2020 election. It doesn't matter how good the Dem's campaign is or how much they spend on ads. Clinton outspent Trump by almost a $1 billion in 2016, but Trump is in the White House because we have an apartheid voting system.…
#Georgia's ground zero for vote theft. You think of it as a Republican state, but it's going to be the first Deep South white minority state. So the Dems can't lose — unless the GOP steals it from them!…
There aren't enough white people to elect Donald Trump in states like Georgia. That's WHY the Republicans have stepped up their vote thieving games, which could absolutely reelect Trump — no matter the will of the people.…
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Today, LDF Deputy Director of Litigation, Leah Aden, will urge the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to provide Black voters with fair electoral opportunity for the first time ever by dismantling the at-large voting system in Louisiana! #VotingRights
“Advocates for the Black community in Terrebonne have been fighting for decades to end the discriminatory use of at-large voting for 32nd JDC elections – a voting system historically employed throughout [LA] to suppress Black voting strength."--Leah Aden…
WATCH: In under one minute, Deputy Director of Litigation, Leah Aden, breaks down what's at stake in the Terrebonne Parish #VotingRights case.
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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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Pepper and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hats for the astonishing outpouring of support from nearly 500 of you. And now a foundation is offering to match all these donations up to midnight.… #HappyNewYear2020
Most important, I was able to tell Barbara Arnwine, America’s top #VotingRights attorney, that we will meet her in #Wisconsin & rip thru the purge rolls in this key state to expose & reverse the new Death Star threatening young voters & voters of color.…
I’d say #HappyNewYear! but our fact checker Ms. Badpenny says, we won’t know if it’s a Happy New Year until November. But tonight, celebrate! 🥂🍾
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Two new court decisions have blessed mass voter purges in two swing states, #Georgia and #Wisconsin. This could be the launch of a new system for purging voters of color and young people that's expected to spread before the 2020 Presidential election.…
In Atlanta on Friday, Federal Judge Steve Jones ruled against @StaceyAbrams#VotingRights organization @FairFightAction in its suit to immediately restore nearly 100,000 Georgians to the voter rolls. #VanishingVoters…
@staceyabrams @fairfightaction #Georgia’s Secretary of State was using a method we call #PurgeByPostcard. Under the guise of “voter list maintenance,” Georgia sent out postcards that look like cheap junk mail. When a voter fails to return the card, they lose their vote.… #VanishingVoters
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Do you know who oversees Elections in your State?

In 41 states, it's the SECRETARY OF STATE (#SoS)

And 10 of them are up for re-election IN 2020.

#ElectionSecurity #VotingRights
Do you know who oversees Elections in your State?

In 41 states, it's the Secretary of State (#SoS)
And 10 of them are up for re-election.
#ElectionSecurity #VotingRights

#Elections2019 - #KY #LA #MS
#Elections2020 - #MO #MT #NC #OR #VT #WA

THREAD of All Democratic Candidates
Hey MISSOURI Democratic Candidate for Yinka Faleti
Attorney, Community Activist & Army Veteran

vs GOP Incumbent Jay Ashcroft
➡️“Jay Ashcroft Carries on the Family Tradition of Extremist Politics”…
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Great news ➡️ It took us six years of investigating... but, finally, #Kansas, which generates the #Crosscheck scrub lists for other states, has agreed to kill the program. This effectively ends the entire national #VoterPurge operation.… #VanishingVoters
But dangers still lurk:

1. At least a dozen states continue to use the old Crosscheck scrub lists. Astonishingly, this includes #Virginia, which the Democrats just won.… #VanishingVoters
2. The settlement, signed by #KrisKobach’s successor in #Kansas with the @ACLU, only stops #Crosscheck temporarily. The agreement permits it to return if the state installs cyber security protections.… #VanishingVoters
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1/ THREAD: Background on purging voter rolls in Wisconsin. A circuit court judge in conservative Ozaukee County ordered the purge of 234,00 voters from the rolls.… #wipolitics #votingrights
2/ The conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) sought an injunction to purge the rolls within 30 days of voters who may have moved. A state election board notified these voters by letter in October to update their addresses.
3/ Three voters sought a purge of the rolls with WILL's representation. (Taxpayer standing for causes of action is relatively expansive in Wisconsin.)
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The Purged: The #VanishingVoters of Trump’s America…
In 2018, we uncovered 340,134 voters illegally removed from #Georgia’s voter rolls by Secretary of State #BrianKemp while he was running for Governor against Stacey Abrams.… #VanishingVoters
This was #BrianKemp’s secretive “cleansing” operation that won him the election over #StaceyAbrams, the first black woman in American history to run for governor.… #VanishingVoters
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In 2018, #StaceyAbrams lost by around 40,000 votes to #BrianKemp in the election for governor of #Georgia. Kemp was Secretary of State at the time and he quietly removed over half a million voters from the voter rolls.…
I sued #BrianKemp to get the names of the voters he'd #purged from the rolls. Turns out they were removed because they supposedly moved. But we found out that at least 340,134 had never, ever moved from their registration address, yet they lost their vote.…
We hired the top specialist in Address List Hygiene—a fancy term for people who track where every American lives. We looked at people who paid property tax in Atlanta, paid income tax in Georgia, people who were getting pizza deliveries on the morning of the election—in Georgia.
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