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The Violence Against Women Act led to massive new interventions in people's lives even when they didn't want it, to more abuse *victims* being arrested, & often to escalating abuse…
As Judith Levine & Erica Meiners write in The Feminist & the Sex Offender, the Violence Against Women Act "married anti-violence feminists to the violent state."…
Joe Biden's heart was probably in the right place w/the VAWA. But like so many "helpful" '90s crime laws, his policies ended up putting more people in danger and shuffled more Americans into the state's web of surveillance &control…
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Today's readings are available here:…
First reading from Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley. #DNC2020 #DemConvention #DNCConvention Image
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So far, this is a 3rd night of liberals telling you why you shouldn’t vote for President Trump - not why you should vote for Joe Biden.

.@DouglasESchoen just echoed my point, albeit more eloquently (via @FoxNews):

“The first three nights of the DNC reveal that the Democratic Party is employing the same strategy that was used in 2016—building an anti-Trump coalition, rather than offering... change for America.”
“...Biden cannot win the election by riding on Obama’s coattails... Biden and the Democrats have struggled throughout the convention to communicate a positive, cohesive narrative surrounding Biden’s candidacy that is more than a reaction to Trump...
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“I never expected that my successor would embrace my vision or continue my policies. I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously. But he never did.” @BarackObama speaks the truth. #DemConvention Image
"And the consequences of that failure are severe: 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone. Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.” #Obama on #Covid_19 and more
“Over eight years, Joe was the last one in the room whenever I faced a big decision. He made me a better president. He’s got the character and the experience to make us a better country.”

We're ready for it, @BarackObama. #DNCConvention #DemocraticConvention Image
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We’re 11 mins into what will, no doubt be another snooze and Biden’s live is at 19k 💤💤💤💤#DNCConvention Image
His Twitter lives is at 2k 🤣🤣🤣 Image
Almost an hour in and he’s only at 24k on FB Image
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Last night at the #DemocraticConvention, @SenSchumer made a commitment to advancing immigration policy if Democrats take the Senate this November. #DemConvention #DNC2020 #Immigration
.@AOC gave a short and powerful speech last night about combatting hate in our country and rebuilding a better immigration system that turns away from the violence and xenophobia of the past. #DemConvention #DemocraticConvention
Last night Khizr Khan made a powerful statement about the attack at Charlottesville three years ago and Donald Trump's dangerous support of white supremacists. #DemConvention #DemocraticConvention #DNCConvention
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AOC endorsing Bernie last night at the #DNCConvention made perfect sense.

Most politicians don’t want change. They want to advocate change.

If AOC gets power she’ll have to perform. That’s make or break.
Look at Bernie’s entire senate career. He’s never had to implement one of his progressive beliefs and suffer the consequences of it.

He stays pure. A champion of reform. It’s given him decades of success. That’s AOC’s model.
Look at so many never Trumpers. They spent lifetimes advocating for life. Tax cuts. Israel. Ending wars.

@realDonaldTrump does it all and they hate him. Why? Because now they have nothing to do.

They didn’t want change. They wanted to advocate for change. That’s DC.
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🇺🇸Journey across America . . .love this. Starting with Rep. Sewell #DNCConvention Image
🧡 And representing Florida is @fred_guttenberg Image
This is so beautiful . . .looking forward to re-watching each state Image
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In case you missed last night's #DemocraticConvention, check out our thread of clips we highlighted earlier. We'll be live-tweeting again tonight about any commentary on #immigration policy from the speakers. #DemConvention #DNC2020
If this is the future of the Democratic Party, the future of #Immigration policy is looking bright.

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.@SallyQYates: "I was fired for refusing to defend Donald Trump's shameful and unlawful Muslim travel ban."

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Last night during the #DemocraticConvention Aldo Martinez- a #Dreamer from Florida- discussed his role as an essential worker during the pandemic.

Read about how #DACA is on the ballot this November:

#DNCConvention #DemConvention
Last night @SenCortezMasto- the first Latina woman elected to the U.S. Senate- reminded us of the importance of voting by mail. This is why we need to #FundUSPS, not Trump's wall. #DemocraticConvention #DemConvention #DNCConvention
While the GOP is trying to divide and distract us from Trump's gross mishandling of the pandemic, @SenSanders gave an exceptional speech last night at the #DemocraticConvention about how all of us are in this crisis together. #DemConvention #DNCConvention
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George Floyd's brothers spoke at the DNC tonight. The address was followed by a moment of silence for Floyd and other victims of police violence. #DNCConvention

More live analysis:
The Democratic National Convention has a distinctly different feel this year, with the #Covid pandemic pushing it to a virtual affair that lacks raucous crowds, behind-the-scenes dealmaking and the general pizzazz of a political celebration…
The opening night featured a moment of silence for George Floyd, the Black man killed by Minneapolis police in May.

Floyd's brother commended the protests against racial injustice as a fitting tribute and listed the names of others killed by police…
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With so much at stake in regards to #Immigration policy this November, we'll be live-tweeting the #DNCConvention tonight to track any immigration policy proposals. Follow along for updates. #HereToStay
Aldo Martinez: "Due to the lack of leadership from this administration I've seen the worst of the worst. I know only because I have answered thousands of calls from people that are sick."

Aldo is a #DACA recipient and frontline responder.

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.@amyklobuchar: “The President may hate the Post Office, but he is still going to need to send a change of address card come November.”

This is exactly why we should fund USPS, not the wall.

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Former first lady Michelle Obama will hail Joe Biden as a “profoundly decent man” and highlight his experience under her husband’s administration during the first night of the #DNCConvention…
In an excerpt from the former first lady’s pre-recorded remarks, she describes Joe Biden as a down-to-earth politician prepared to lead the country out of crisis
Michelle Obama's remarks were recorded in advance of the DNC convention's opening night — a feature of an unusual event that is occurring amid the #Covid pandemic…
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Have been wanting to demystify #DNCConvention for folks as we head into this week, so a thread on what a DNC Convention is, who runs it, and how it works....
The #DNCConvention is run by the DNCC, the Democratic Convention Committee. This is significant -- the DNC proper is a (somewhat) separate entity from the DNCC. Why? Because the nominee is often very deeply involved in the Convention.
The DNC proper typically picks the Convention city (that happens over a year in advance, is sort of like the Olympics where cities vie for a spot in a competition of sorts). This year's "Convention city" is technically Milwaukee. #DNCConvention
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Sure, "polls aren't votes", but 15 pts down means Trump's (ym"sh) vulnerable, dries up fundraising, allows GOP electeds to contradict him publicly, allows reporters to treat him normally & not as the magician of 2016 who commands a cult of violent kooks.
To combat the complacency that the polling imbalance could bring, I suggest telling fellow anti-Trumpites that no matter how much DJT is down in November, when you vote, it will feel as good as punching him in the face with all of your strength

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