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Over a week ago, I went to a #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch in North Carolina and I'm 99 percent certain two young, white people there were white supremacists surveilling communities of color. Which I'm sure sounds totally nutty to some of you.
A young white man with a shaved head, without any press credentials, had a professional camera and he was filming the speakers and laughing when they talked about children in cages.
He kept making eye contact, but never verbally communicating, with a young white girl who was at the march alone. When we marched to the second location, she was taking pictures not of what was happening on stage, but of immigrant mothers in the audience and protestors of color.
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Thread on some preliminary findings from the #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch yesterday in DC 🧵
Like other marches in #TheResistance, the #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch turned a crowd that predominantly female (70%) and highly educated (84% held a BA or higher).
Only the #WomensMarch2017 was more educated
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Tulsi Gabbard is so progressive she skipped #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch. Is it because she knew Hawaii progressives might start asking her hard questions, like why won't she debate @SherryForHawaii? Or if she wants to #AbolishICE?
Tulsi Gabbard is so progressive even her buddies at Fox News are criticizing her for refusing to debate her progressive challenger @SherryForHawaii! 🤣foxnews.com/politics/2018/…
Tulsi Gabbard is so progressive she -- unlike @SherryForHawaii -- skipped #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch but also gave herself credit for going anyway by posting photos of a few of her supporters at the march with her stickers on their signs. 😄
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Trump: Day 526
-120th Day at a Trump Golf Club
-163rd Day at a Trump Property
-Separation Policy Protested Against
-Lies About Not Pushing House Bill
-Appointing WH Lawyer as DEA Chief
-White House Called "Den of Deceit"
-FEMA Ends Puerto Rico Vouchers
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Day 631 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 483 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama. #fakenews #TrumpLies
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As uplifting as our day of #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch events is - we have to talk about #MeTooICE and the sexual degradation of prisoners. Trump is traumatizing a generation of people. We must dedicate ourselves to moments of re-unification and lifetimes of healing. #MeToo
We don’t fully know the answer to #WHEREARETHEGIRLS? Having worked in sexual assault prosecution and prevention, I know #metoo incidents are astronomical among female prisoners & girls in state custody. #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch is a cry for HEALING.
The assaults, pregnancies, and degradations must be a part of this conversation. STOP government from separating families, imprisoning children, or sanctioning assault & trauma. We must include not just FREEDOM but HEALING in our demands. #FamiliesBelongTogether #MeToo #MeTooICE
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I was talking with a DT supporter about #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
“What do u think of these kids being put in cages?”
He said, ”They deserve it”
“Really? It’s okay to put children into concentration camps?”
He replied, “I don’t care”

AND THAT Ladies & Gents is why WE MARCH!
then he said to me, “Trump was a dick & needs to go”
But at the same time the guy was still okay putting children into cages

U ‘CAN’T’ HAVE IT BOTH WAYS

“They’re children for God’s sake!”

“I have no sympathy”, he sneered

I said, “No. That’s called a total lack of empathy.” 🙄
I don’t know where these people come from

But I’m certain where they’re going
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Why are people out in the scorching heat in record numbers?

1) The current Administration has implemented a devastating new policy of separating young children - including infants - from their mothers and fathers at the border as their parents are attempting to claim asylum...
2) The immigration executive order does NOT end the ‘zero tolerance’ policy, which is entirely new and was created by the Administration; instead, they are pressing ahead to present indefinite child/family detention as somehow an acceptable alternative...
3) We must reject this false choice. This policy is simply wrong. It does nothing to keep us safer, and it is inhumane. As parents are being ripped apart from their children and put into criminal proceedings, they are not told whether they'll be reunited with their children...
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Obligations kept me south today...#Portland #Maine #KeepFamiliesTogetherMarch

Shoes on church steps.

Crowds starting to form.
Photos don't do this justice. You can hear the crowd blocks away. #Portland #Maine

#FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch

#mepolitics

@WomenBelong
Photos don't do this justice either. A bunch of folks still in the park. #Lewiston #Auburn #Maine

Kids in tow so we had to take refuge from the heat at #HouseOfBacon.

#FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch

#mepolitics

@WomenBelong
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A heckler showed up to #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch at Big Spring Park in Huntsville, AL, got confronted, and brandished a firearm. Police apparently took him into custody. Witness tells me teens hit the deck, some cried and hugged after. Developing
Democratic AL senate candidate @wasyluka4senate just now on Facebook:
BTW credit for the long-distance phone photo of the suspect goes to @AlabamaCatwoman
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We march for those sweet children torn from their parents... and for our own children, who will be shaped by our demonstrations of humanity, our cries for justice and decency #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
Portland, OR stands with all of you, our brothers and sisters in solidarity across the country #FamiliesBelongTogtherPDX
They are old enough to remember some of this day. I hope they will always know to stand up and shout when they see wrongs in the world
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The rear of the #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch #NYC just left Foley Square! Still 1.5 miles of marching ahead across the Brooklyn Bridge! #EndFamilyDetention
This #Antifa dog is bringing up the rear!
Halfway over the bridge! #FamiliesBelongTogether
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We must all take time to understand the Central American refugee crisis as a climate issue connected to US military and economic policy.

350 Justice & Equity Manager @natycar74 spells out those links. 350.org/us-responsibil… #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch #FamiliesBelongTogether
Many of the recent migrants detained at the U.S. southern border are from the "Dry Corridor" - a drought-prone region where climate change is creating massive food insecurity. #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch

Read more: csmonitor.com/World/Americas…
Map source: fao.org/fileadmin/user…
The US produces 5312 metric tons of carbon.

Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador & Honduras only produce 30.7 metric tons - less than 1% of the U.S.

The Dry Corridor & refugee crisis are driven by the lack of US climate policy #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
globalcarbonatlas.org/en/CO2-emissio…
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There's a nationwide protest today to demand the Trump administration reunite families, and end family separation and detention at the border. Families Belong Together marches are expected in more than 700 cities and towns across the country. #FamiliesBelongTogether #Resist
Thousands of protesters are marching across Brooklyn Bridge at the moment. #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
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♦️♦️♦️Welcome ♦️♦️♦️
🔹🔷🔹To The🔹🔷🔹
♦️♦️Virtual♦️♦️
#FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch

♦️Bring your memes&images!
🔹#PeacefulProtest is our objective
♦️If you’re marching, share pics & stories!
🔹Welcome Intl Allies
*Mute trolls
LET’S MARCH!
Is this the ongoing legacy of America?
Will we allow it? NO! We must move forward!
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Here are some of the cool signs I’ve seen so far at the #FamilesBelongTogetherMarch
Another great sign at the #FamiliesBelongTogethermarch
This isn’t a sign but it’s pretty great at the #FamilesBelongTogetherMarch
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Huge motorcade ready to roll in Bedminster, NJ w/the dotard now in town.

He‘ll have to crank up the TV volume if he wants “executive time” this AM. 🚨👊🏼🇺🇸
There are patriots who do this every Saturday morning. This will be the biggest motorcade to-date. Rally to follow 🚨🚨🚨

For a city girl, it’s so inspiring to experience #TheResistance in the suburbs.
@JessicaKia @Raman_Kia doing this again when you’re back!!
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Tens of thousands of well-meaning citizens will be pouring into the city today from their tony suburbs, gated communities, and very exclusive gentrified neighborhoods to make a political statement. Later they will return to safe homogeneity and peace. #familiesbelongtogethermarch
Granted immigration is a hot button issue, with multiple dimensions, on any of which reasonable people can disagree. I have friends & associates at the DC march. But I doubt my co-op association will be voting to set aside apartments here for asylum seekers who entered illegally.
Does that put a fine enough point on it?
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Marches don't do shit to solve the problems we face as a nation. Due to gerrymandering, Citizens United, NRA and cheating (Scotus, stolen election) we have no opportunity to hold our representatives accountable $ is their only constituent. #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
#Resisters stop hoping that either #Mueller or #midterm2018 will right the wrongs of this regime. Realize we must be prepared to simultaneously attack and employ different tactics to win. We have to think out-of-the-box and #justdoit as 1st #womensmarch #msdstrong @MomsDemand
It's time to take a cue from our global trading partners and those who boycotted NC due to HB2 (Bathroom Bill). I propose a nation-wide boycott of GOP states and/or districts until families reunited, #puertorico #flint #BLM #DACA, #ACA #SCOTUS globalnews.ca/news/4304951/c…
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Release: Because for-profit or military imprisonment is unnecessary and illegal
Represent: Because represented children and families have a 96% court appearance rate and are 400% more likely to win their claims for relief
Reunify: Because we can do it faster than the government
@RAICESTEXAS @MigrantFreedom @TXCivilRights @ACLU @ProPublica @ThinkLawLab @abogadatejana @AlOtroLado_Org @aldea_pjc @immcouncil Are ready, willing, and able to put these families back together much more efficiently than the government ever could.
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