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Not surprised that Biden/Harris didn't get any noticeable early bump from the #DNCConvention. We should have all seen this coming given the content, VP pick & circumstances. 🧵(1/10)
Biden wanted a convention to appeal to the unicorn segment of (WHITE) moderates - a group he already had kind of sewn up through the primary. If he thought he was going to bring some more Republicans over by putting some R rejects on the stage - well it's just delusional. (2/10)
The production value of the convention was great and folks who put it together deserve props but at the end of the day it was always going to be about substance. Substance (policy) trumps style (production) and the Democratic progressive base ain't stupid. (3/10)
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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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I’m sure white suburbanites and blue collar gun owning union members are quite moved by appeals for illegal immigrants sang half in Spanish in front of endless graffiti.
Honestly, do they think this target demographic is going to vote Trump or something?
And if you’re going to spend time talking about immigration and feel the need to be ethnic about it, why not grab someone everyone likes like Lin Manuel Miranda or something? Do a Hamilton bit.
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Young climate activists markedly different programming from yesterday #DNCConvention Image
Also @billieeilish making her appeal for young people to engage #DemConvention2020 Image
Aqui Estella hablando de su madre...
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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."

#DemocraticConvention #DemConvention #DNC2020 Image
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The work of Biden-Bernie "task force" is really yielding some solid results I see ↘️
To emphasize - we still have no choice but to vote for #BidenHarris2020 4 our short term survival & our democracy's survival. But, w/ each passing day the picture of what a Biden Admin. will be all about is become clear. Left needs to calibrate accordingly #eyeswideopen
Powerful response from @BoldProgressive co-founder @StephanieTaylor in response to Biden/DNC bending the knee to big money interests re fossil fuel subsidies. Wish other progressive groups including climate justice orgs also stepped up
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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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Tuesday - when I finally tune in to check out 60 seconds of live #DNCConvention action.
Does anyone know what time AOC's 60 seconds will get broadcast tonight at #DNCConvention?
Hearing ▶️ @AOC will be addressing the #DNCConvention tonight sometime between 9:30 and 10 pm EST. #SixtySeconds
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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.

#DemConvention #DemocraticConvention #DNC2020 #DemocraticNationalConvention Image
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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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Air Force One has landed in #Minnesota. Crowd chants: "Four more years." Image
Now @POTUS making remarks on the airport tarmac. Image
"If we can't win now, nobody can win," says @POTUS to the crowd assembled at @mspairport. Image
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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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At the way this #DNC2020 is shaping up Joe Biden and Kamala Harris may as well just bring back welfare reform, crime bill, and school uniforms back on the agenda now. Why wait?

May as well party like its 1992.
BTW - "hearing Republicans allow us to build a mandate" - is the Clintonian bullshit we have now heard for decades and it's the kind of delusional search for unicorn strategy that led to devastating results in multiple elections including but not limited the catastrophe of 2016.
Echoing @sarahljaffe - the way #DNCConvention has shaped up - it doesn't deserve to be whole lot more than a low rated zoom event. I will check in on @ewarren + @AOC - and get to work to beat Trump.

Rest of this kabuki is complete waste of time
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🙏🏻 4 activism who have been relentlessly pushing Pelosi 2 move NOW to #SaveUSPS@KristinMinkDC⁩ ⁦@traceyecorder⁩ ⁦@jljacobson⁩ ⁦@whstancil⁩ ⁦@3vanSutton⁩ ⁦@jeffhauser⁩ et al

This wouldn’t have happened w/o pressure. 1/…
But sadly we aren’t done. Need to keep the pressure up bc Pelosi et al need to remain relentless - they ought to be issuing subpoenas this week and be ready to deploy Sargent of Arms to arrest DeJoy if he doesn’t show up 2/
Dems also can’t afford to buckle in the negotiations now and they must use the #DNCConvention platform to turn up the heat even more. So please keep the pressure on @FlyingWithSara @ggreeneva @JulianCastro @SawyerHackett @AdamGreen @TheStagmania @Hoopdata and so many others 3/
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Based on his VP selection, his DNC speakers line up - its becoming more apparent that Biden is more a #RahmDemocrat than #FDRDemocrat (ignore the hot air from last few months). That's why Rahm's delusion re #BidenRepublicans is alarming. 🧵 (1/6) ImageImage
If Rahm or Biden are delusional enough to think that Susan Collins of op-ed/cable news circuits (so called Lincoln Project republicans) will stay w/ Biden beyond Election Day/week - they have another thing coming. (2/6)
We know far-right wolves in sheep clothing pretending to sensible Rs on MSNC will turn on Biden as soon as if he is lucky enough to become President-Elect. (3/6)
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In other words the Squad is getting a token gesture - a bone - from the DNC. Cool, cool.
In 2004 DNC gave Barack Obama who hadn't won a federal office the keynote slot. 16 years later it is reducing @AOC - a progressive megastar w/ presidential candidate level following to 1 minute. How is this equal? What does @KamalaHarris think about this?
A clown decision on the part of @JoeBiden’s team managing @TheDemocrats #DNC2020 speaking slots - given Biden still hasn’t shown any sustained ability to young voters who love @AOC
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