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@DebbieforFL @DWStweets @RepDMP @DonnaShalala This information came out a week ago, but it tracks with the concerns I mention upthread about "teachers" only required to be fluent in English and Spanish.

But if NO ONE at Homestead can communicate with indigenous children...

Shame on them. Shame.
@DebbieforFL @DWStweets @RepDMP @DonnaShalala My Senator's reaction. @SenJeffMerkley has been all up in the issue of prisons for children since he first tried to gain access to a Southwest Key facility in Arizona a year ago (and was denied, and raised a stink, and got people's attention.)

@DebbieforFL @DWStweets @RepDMP @DonnaShalala @SenJeffMerkley This....whooooop. This is no place for a child. I just... Thank you, for writing the article, @britsham, but man, it's a hard one to take.

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Hey Warrior Mamas-Are we awake enough yet to see this whole BS critique of Middle Class parenting for the BS Culture War narrative it’s always been?

I have some thoughts on this in my #AmericanXMom (™) WIP.

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This attack on parenting has been ongoing since the 90’s. By who though, and why? Let’s think about the underlying message: that it’s wrong to teach little kids to expect any recognition for hard work in favor of maintaining the narrative they must, what? Learn to be losers?

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“The Everyone Gets a Trophy generation” has been an insult by the right primarily against Millennials. Millennials- the first generation large enough, highly educated enough & middle class enough to challenge the longstanding narratives of the American elite status quo.

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This is how it started. A crushing "knowing" which tore at my comfort. A knowing that there was no going back to my humdrum law practice; that fascism was upon us. I've dedicated 8 months to this battle & there is still no light at the end of the tunnel. deandalawfirm.com
We've reunited dozens of families in the US and placed them in the care of Americans. Many are now our neighbors and citizens to be. Some are back home in the loving arms of their separated parents.
But it is not over. Th children desperately need our help. We work absolutely free of charge but need help to carry the expenses. Please help us push back against the fascist nightmare. Help us to #FreeTheChildren
#FightLikeAMother gofundme.com/help-reunite-d…
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@realDonaldTrump This is so untrue. ISIS is reported to have killed 700 people recently. It doesn't sound like they've been defeated.

This must be part of the quid pro quo with Putin, SA, Assad, and Israel. We're not all stupid.

You're destabilizing the ME to justify #WagTheDog war with Iran.
@realDonaldTrump Is this more proof of #SecretsForSaleKen's 'awesome' diplomatic skills? Our country is being run by rank amateurs that have no fucking clue what they're doing. This will not end well. No one, with any experience, wants to work for a completely incompetent ignoramus.
#ResignNow
@realDonaldTrump I just can't believe that people think this idiot should be in charge of America. I will never understand it. Personally, I like a POTUS to be smarter than I am. It's 2018 & he's stuck, diplomatically & mentally, in the 80's. This will not end well.
#ITMFA
#CountryOverParty
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@SenJeffMerkley Senator thank you for all you do. This process was never meant to be fair or right. This whole thing was a coup. It was plotted & planned over decades by Republicans. A bunch of mediocre, entitled, rich, trust fund, misogynist, racist, white men wanted revenge for being 1/
@SenJeffMerkley Forced to give women & minorities rights against their wills. I was told this by one of them on 11/9/16. They voted 4 trump to make us 'relearn our place' & bow down to white men again. The problem is they underestimated women. They incorrectly assumed that they could silence 2/
@SenJeffMerkley All of us like they silenced us in our youth when they assaulted us. We're not the same women anymore. The pain they caused us has made us warriors. We will never allow them to hurt our children or grandchildren like they did us. A reckoning is coming. They know it. They 3/
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📺 If you’ve ever seen the show “How I met your mother” you're familiar the game “Have you met Ted?” where Barney tries to introduce his friend Ted to a girl.

😎Well, we're going to play a variation of that game.

🌊So, have you met your SC Democratic Candidates?

#GOTV #SCPol
➡️This thread will introduce a new candidate at least once a day, & give you the opportunity to get to know the people that want to represent you though their media.

➡️Check out their platforms, then volunteer, donate and VOTE! They need you to do your part!

#BeTheChange
📣Ok, First up: Have you met @JamesSmithSC ?

➡️He's a husband, father, Veteran and a proven leader.

👊🏽He'll fight for Veterans, Healthcare, Education, & the Environment.

☑️Check him out and donate here: jamessmith.com

#BeAVoter #AGovernorForAllOfUs #SmithNorell
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Nielsen just now: “These minors are very well taken care of. Dont believe the press. We operate according to some of the highhest standards in the country. We provide food, medical, education and all needs that the child requests.”

Lets look at that. 1)

vox.com/2018/6/11/1744…
Agents LIE to the families, including the children. They are told that kids are taken away BRIEFLY, for questioning or to be given baths (which sounds ominously like a Nazi Shower in Auschwitz).

Moms are told that they will not see their kids again. Are kids told the same? 2)
Parents are given flyers with phone numbers to call to locate their children after they were placed with ORR.

Only, the phone numbers on the flyers are to an ICE tipline!!!

If a parent somehow reaches ORR, the ORR cant call them back, cuz there are no phones in these camps. 3)
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Lives are at stake, in this district and around the country. As a teacher and children's minister, I saw the effects of bad public policy on a daily basis. My daughter has arthritis, and when my husband lost his job, Gwen offered to pay for her own healthcare./1
I benefitted from free lunch and Pell grants, and I know how important our safety net is. I also value hard work: we began the campaign when my husband held two part time jobs while searching for a position, and I taught summer camp all day and hit the trail at night./2
It's time we had Representatives who truly understood what it is like out here in the real world, who value compassion, common sense, and decency. It's time for more mothers, and I plan to #fightlikeamother on behalf of the entirety of #GA10. /fin#
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