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On @MSNBC NOW, @K_JeanPierre talks about the @MoveOn moment at the #BigIdeas conference with @KamalaHarris when that man rushed the stage.
"I've spent the last 24-36 hrs processing this because it was a scary moment. I was thinking the VA Beach massacre happened the day before & we lost 12 souls. White supremacy hate crimes have increased in the last couple of yrs. I was thinking 'what is going on?'" ~@K_JeanPierre
"You see 3 WOC standing on stage, including a WOC running for POTUS. And we're talking about race and the gender gap. A white man with all of his privilege comes on stage and steps into our personal space. It was scary. The only thing I could think of was to act." ~@K_JeanPierre
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WITNESS CARRIE FEIT reports Now that I'm a little numb from the information I received this evening about Homestead, I can write about it, in case some of you all may benefit from my takeaways. 1/18
Today, a Motion was filed in federal court in CA to enforce the Flores Settlement Agreement in connection with the related 1985 lawsuit, brought about by the existence of Homestead Detention Center which operates in reckless disregard & in unapologetic violation of 1997 Agmt 2/18
This filing is bitter sweet. While affirming the ton of work that folks have been doing on behalf of these kids & while bringing hope w/regard to fate of this child prison camp, it confirms via countless corroborating testimonials of nightmares taking place inside.3/18
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.@ABC just aired a clip of @KamalaHarris being threatened at today's #CADemocraticConvention by a tall white guy with a man bun who got right in her face, grabbed her mic and then shoved @MoveOn's @K_JeanPierre as she tried to shield Harris.

Women aren't safe anywhere.
Because she has such presence onstage, many may be unaware that Kamala Harris is petite--5'2"--and this guy was at least six feet tall.
Karine was superb and Harris stayed calm, but this was unacceptable in the current US climate of extreme violence against women.
So while this guy did not harm @KamalaHarris or @K_JeanPierre, the incident highlights the risks women candidates (maybe all candidates) face as they campaign. Heckling is time-honored protest. Physically touching a candidate is a form of violence--do not try to claim otherwise.
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Someone rushed the stage at #BigIdeas and taken the mic from @KamalaHarris’ hand — he is quickly apprehended and ushered offstage before much of anything.
Harris reenters to chants of “Kamala! Kamala!"
@KamalaHarris Harris won’t make the Obama mistake — asked about Medicare for all, she says the fear is losing your doctor.
“You shouldn’t assume that that’s going to happen, because it’s *very likely* you will keep your doctor,” she says. “Ain’t nobody trying to fight for their insurance co."
@KamalaHarris .@KamalaHarris gets a big cheer when she refers to the president as “her”-
“The president of the US has ...the powers that come with this (microphone) and when this thing is then in her hands it must be used in a way that is about elevating the public discourse"
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I’m at the MoveOn #BigIdeas forum in San Francisco outside of #CADem19 — should be an intriguing format. Candidates get 5 minutes to present their “big idea,” and then will have moderated questions. Stay tuned for who shines and who … does otherwise.
First up: Bernie Sanders. Warm welcome from crowd.
Bernie Sanders’ “big idea” is endless war.
“We have got to stop endless wars, we have got to cut military spending,” he says.
On that note, read my profile of Rep. Ro Khanna, who is co-chairing his campaign and who has bonded with him over this issue:…
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At the @moveon event for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in San Francisco (except Biden, who's resting). They're going to be discussing #BigIdeas so it's very exciting!
Sanders uses his @Moveon time to focus on one particular issue he says has received far less attention than it deserves: stopping Endless War, cutting military spending, stopping war in Yemen and avoiding war with Iran. Wants 2001 AUMF repealed:
Beto said "bullshit." He means business. He used to be so polite and elegant, got corrupted by the foul-mouthed @PodSaveAmerica vulgarians.
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