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As a result of the #2020Census the states of #Colorado, #Florida, #Montana, #NorthCarolina and #Oregon will each again one House seat in reapportionment.
#Texas will gain two House seats.
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.@WVGovernor, @EricJTarr4WV, @MooreCapitoWV, @claymarsh, @AyneAmjad. #WestVirginia just ignored #WestVirginia's own health advice. Here is a statement from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources from a few years ago. 1/…
"Data collected by the West Virginia Health Statistics Center showed that West Virginia ranked #1 in drug overdose deaths in 2015, with a rate of 41.5 deaths per 100,000 people. Deaths attributed to opioids, namely heroin and fentanyl, are on the rise in the state." 2/
"Additionally, West Virginia currently ranks #1 in the country in incidence of acute hepatitis B and hepatitis C." 3/
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So, @WVGovernor @claymarsh @AyneAmjad @EricJTarr4WV have blood on their hands. Syringe exchange works. It prevents HIV transmission. It does not increase drug use or crime. That's the evidence. 1/
I mean really, what the fuck? #WestVirginia is in the midst of an opioid and HIV epidemic and these bozos decide that gutting harm reduction in the state is their go-to strategy. It's inexcusable nonsense. 2/
And @WVGovernor @claymarsh @AyneAmjad @EricJTarr4WV are ready to flush millions of dollars down the toilet. The costs of HIV, HCV treatment alone mount into the millions. This is on them. Every cent. Every dollar. Every death. 3/…
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There are heroic people in #WestVirginia who are fighting to keep the state from more HIV and HCV infections, endocarditis, from more overdoses, sickness and death, but let's be clear @EricJTarr4WV is a public health menace. This bill will destroy needle exchange in the state. 1/
Watered down by @MooreCapitoWV Judiciary Committee, the bill going for full passage now hobbles syringe exchange in the state, making it supremely difficult to do the hard work of HIV prevention and harm reduction. 2/
Let's be 100% clear. @EricJTarr4WV has not a shred of scientific evidence to support his opposition to syringe exchange programs (SEPs). They prevent HIV. They do not promote drug use or increase crime. Full stop. Stop the bullshit. 3/
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Dear @BenSalango, In a recent economic analysis, the cost of treating the 35 new HIV cases related to intravenous drug use (IDU) in Kanawha County in 2020 is expected to run nearly $17 million. 1/
The cost of providing curative treatment for the 635 cases of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) associated with IDU in 2019 in Kanawha County is likely to be as much as $44.5 million. 2/
As you plan to effectively neuter harm reduction in Kanawha County, you must face the fact that you will add to these millions by your one single act. 3/
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The daily #Coronavirus thread is underway.

If Friday turned out to be fearful, we can only hope it's not a shocking Saturday.

More and more countries and regions heading back into lockdown as #Covid19 spreads quicker then the vaccines.

And already today new record - read on..
The first record to report is from crisis-torn #Brazil

For the 3rd successive day over 2,000 deaths.
But it's new #Covid19 cases rewriting the record books today with 84,047 positive tests, that's 12% more than the week before

2,152 more deaths takes total fatalities over 275k
Almost a record for #Norway too tonight.

905 new #Covid19 infections diagnosed in the last 24 hours, just 25 below the national record. Today's total is 31% up on the previous week.

Over 300 more Covid patients have been admitted to hospital in the last 2 days alone.
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Republicans who voted against #Covid19 #AmericanRescuePlan that would help their people.
Use Hashtag with state name.

Rep. Gary Palmer
Rep. Mo Brooks
Rep. Mike Rogers
Rep. Barry Moore
Rep. Jerry Carl
Rep. Robert Aderholt
Sen. Richard Shelby
Sen. Tommy Tuberville
Rep. Don Young
Sen. Daniel S. Sullivan
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Rep. Andy Biggs
Rep. Paul Gosar
Rep. David Schweikert
Rep. Debbie Lesko
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OK. #epitwitter, #MedTwitter, anyone who cares about #HIV or #opioids. Something bad is happening in #WestVirginia. Very bad. The state has been hit hard with both HIV and the opioid epidemic. Local communities have responded, but politicians once again are screwing up. Badly. 1/
Thank god for @LaurenMPeace who's been covering the story. Her first piece? What happened when Cabell-Huntington & Kanawha-Charleston Health Depts suspended their needle exchanges under pressure from local TV stations, local politicians. HIV exploded. 2/…
But let's be clear. Some politicians, including the mayor of Charleston and its police chief want to the right thing. 3/…
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The #DebForInterior hearing is moving pretty quickly. After just 30 minutes, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is already on the questions and answers portion.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), chairman of committee, is first in line for questions.
Tune in to the #DebForInterior hearing here:…
"My mom was a federal employee for 25 years," Deb Haaland notes at #DebForInterior hearing.

Her Pueblo mother, Mary Toya, worked for Bureau of Indian Education, one of agencies at Department of the Interior. @BureauIndianEdu @USInterior

Mary is watching hearing from #NewMexico.
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I know no one’s surprised, but we need to call it out anyway. Today the Republican Party sealed their legacy w/Trumpism. They’re now & forever the party of racism, white supremacy, neo-nazism, domestic terrorism, conspiracy theorists & fact deniers. They own this. #GOPCowards
Republicans of conscience, now is the time. There’s no “saving” your party at this point. Now is your fleeting opportunity to come over to the right side of history & join the Dems. @SenBillCassidy @SenatorBurr @SenatorCollins @lisamurkowski @MittRomney @BenSasse @SenToomey
For the other 43 - the #GOPCowards - us REAL patriots will see to it that you’re stripped of all power & your big $ donors drop you.

To the REAL patriots: FLOOD YOUR SENATORS’ PHONES. Tell them how sickened you are, as one of their constituents. Contact info to follow (thread)
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American Sign Language interpreter being added virtually to @WhiteHouse briefings from today, announces @PressSec.
"This isn't the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel," says @PressSec announcing new #COVID19-related international travel restrictions.
Deployment by @fema to a #COVID19 vaccination site in #WestVirginia, says @PressSec.
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(THREAD) Putting together a list of the #SeditionCaucus, as all as GOP senators and governors who are up for re-election in 2022--in addition to the handles for the challengers. I would love help filling in the blanks (RT):

cc: @Marston4ca42
#Election2022 #Midterms2022

Incumbent (District) -> ’22 Opponent

Gov. K. Ivey ->
Sen. R. Shelby ->
R. Aderholt (04) ->
M. Brooks (05) ->
J. Carl (01) ->
B. Moore (02) ->
G. Palmer (06) ->
M. Rogers (03) ->

Incumbent (District) -> ’22 Opponent

Gov. M. Dunleavy ->
Sen. L. Murkowski ->

A. Biggs (05) ->
P. Gosar (04) ->
D. Lesko (08) ->
D. Schweikert (06) ->

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China should put China 1st.
Germany should put Germany 1st.
Ukraine should put Ukraine 1st.
Seeing a pattern?
If a country cannot manage its own affairs, how can it manage the affairs of others. You cannot "love thy neighbor" while treating your family like shit. #AmericaLast
@congressdotgov @HouseFloor @SenateFloor and @WhiteHouse betrayed American citizens. They betray America's trust. They are NOT complicit! They fail[ed] to comply with the Declaration & Constitution by which this country was founded. They act with purposeful disregard.
States are willful accomplices to the United States Federal Government.

ALL of America's private citizens and friends need to request our US Military cleanse our government! @USArmy #USArmy @USMC #USMC @USNavy #USNavy @usairforce #USAF @DeptofDefense #DoD @US_SpaceCom #SpaceX
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Acting Principal Asst. US Attorney Ken Kohl says @TheJusticeDept has charged a man in connection with entering the office of @SpeakerPelosi during the #CapitolSiege.
Other charges against the man from #Alabama are related to his alleged possession of Molotov cocktails and firearms found in his truck parked near the US Capitol.
Richard “Bigo” Barnett of #Alabama has been identified as part of a pro-@realDonaldTrump group, 2A NWA Stand and is a self-described "white nationalist" who used to be an emergency medical technician in #Tennessee. Image
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#Goodnews aus den #USA

Das Oberhaupt der rechtsradikalen #ProudBoys, Henry #Tarrio, wurde in #Washington wegen Sachbeschädigung und Mitführung zweier Schusswaffen-Magazine festgenommen. /TN #TrumpTapes #Republikaner…
Der Chef der #ProudBoys wurde festgenommen? Kein Grund für seine Jünger, sich zu mäßigen - die prügeln sich in #Washington kräftig mit der Polizei. "Thin Blue Line" am Arsch? /MS
#Trump-Supporter haben die Absperrungen am Kapitol in #Washington (#USA) durchbrochen und versuchen das Parlament zu stürmen. Ach du Scheiße. /MS
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Dear @GregAbbott_TX As NBCs of the United States for the preservation of the Union we petition you to call up the Texas Constitutional Militia, resubmit your case to SCOTUS, occupy all assets of Chinese nationalists suspected of high treason!
With the Constitutional Militia Mustered, SCOTUS will hear you case! and the other Patriot States will take similar actions to preserve these United States of America as a government of the people, by the people and for the people with the right to 1 legal vote per 1 voter.
Never has #TEXAS had a cause so just and righteous, so patriotic, so universal. For as Christ teaches, when we see America beaten up on the side of the road, we cannot pass by like the hypocrite and pretend his wounds do not need caring for. (cf. Luke 10:25-37)
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#USA 🇺🇸💉🦠

As the #US rolls out the #Pfizer#BioNTech vaccine, let’s have a look... how’s your state doing? Share a 📷 or a thought/perspective as we battle back against the #coronavirus / #covid19? Thread.

First up. New York. Image
#USA 🇺🇸💉🦠 #Illinois

Doug Meyer, 38 respiratory therapist, airway manager @OSFHealthCare @PeoriaIllinois is among the 1st #Illinois healthcare workers to receive the #COVID19Vaccine. Ht @BlueRoomStream

#USA 🇺🇸💉🦠 #RhodeIsland

A Latino doctor, Dr. Christian Arbelaez, was the 1st person in Rhode Island to get the #COVID19 vaccine. Now he wants to be an example for his community.… @DanMcGowan reports. Image
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Batman, world’s greatest detective here with 17 state attorney generals advancing a meritless case for Donald’s benefit. #TexasLawSuit


There’s bad actors in regional leadership and committee chairs. Remove them…

#TexasLawSuit Ken is hoping to score a pardon for his corruption charges by placating authoritarianism. Not cool.
🪡 2/18🪡
#Alabama Steve is cool with undermining democracy and internet gambling but wants to make sure he can dictate what women do with their bodies.

🪡 3/18🪡
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This @chemours plant used to be a #DuPont facility.…
Official describing a large explosion that caused extensive damage and at least one fire at the @chemours plant, according to @wchs8fox11.
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We need to #FlipTheSenate #Elections2020 Boy do we.
There are 23 GOP Senators up #Senate2020
#AK #AR #AZ #CO #GA(x2) #IA #ID #KS #KY #LA #ME #MS #MT #NC #NE #OK #SC #SD #TN #TX #WV #WY
As of Oct 15
THREAD w/ Info & Links for each Democratic Candidate
Hey #ALASKA! Help #FlipTheSenate!
There is a Independent Democratic Challenger
running against Dan Sullivan!
&, seriously, watch this video
Bye to Martha McSally in 2020?
Special Election! VOTE Nov 3, 2020
#Senate2020 #AZ
Mark Kelly
Donate Here:…
Merch here:
All States #23GOP
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We need to #FlipTheSenate #Elections2020 Boy do we.
There are 23 GOP Senators up #Senate2020
#AK #AR #AZ #CO #GA(x2) #IA #ID #KS #KY #LA #ME #MS #MT #NC #NE #OK #SC #SD #TN #TX #WV #WY
*as Oct 13
THREAD with Info & Links for each Democratic Candidate
#PostcardsforAmerica Image
Hey #ALASKA! Help #FlipTheSenate!
There is a Independent Democratic Challenger
running against Dan Sullivan!
&, seriously, watch this video
Bye to Martha McSally in 2020?
Special Election! VOTE Nov 3, 2020
#Senate2020 #AZ
Mark Kelly
Donate Here:…
Merch here:
All States #23GOP
#FlipTheSenate Image
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Democratic Candidates for GOVERNOR #Elections2020
Postcards, Websites & Donation Links
for each candidate.
Follow & Support!


All 50 States Democratic Candidates here:…
Democratic Candidate for GOVERNOR of DELAWARE
Democratic Incumbent
Contribute here:
Follow @johncarneyforde

#NoSafeSeats #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica
Democratic Candidate for GOVERNOR of INDIANA
Former State Health Commissioner, Physician & Businessman
Donate here:…

#NoSafeSeats #VoteBlueToSaveAmerica
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