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Encountering special characters on Twitter is only one of many accessibility challenges that persist on social media, 4 years on:…
To @Facebook's credit, it's applied AI for good here:…
@facebook I need to come back to this today. In 2011, I wrote about a study by @SusannahFox which found that disability or illness hindered millions of Americans from using the Internet:…
Today, a disability divide endures:…
@facebook @SusannahFox My piece highlighted @TheJusticeDept's 2010 rulemaking on whether it should apply the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to websites that offer public accomodoations, thereby making many more online resources accessible to millions of our fellow Americans.
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#Election2020 #Election2019

Info, by state
Voter Id:…

Check your Voter Regn Status. Register to vote, All voting info:

Issues? DNC Hotline: 833-336-VOTE
#WinBlue #DemsWork4USA
🔁#GOTV #GeauxVote #Vota

Report any issue at the polls to:
ACLU's Hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
DNC's Hotline: 1-833-336-VOTE.

#YouMatter #ElectionsMatter #SuVotoYQue

#PrimaryElection #PrimaryElections #GeneralElection
#Tuesday #TuesdayThoughts
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I have been a registered Independent since I started voting because I believe I should vote for whoever was best suited and not pledge to one side or the other!!!
Mostly Dems, Green & Ind were my choices.
Since the last few days—I am so very proud of @SpeakerPelosi, @TheDemocrats, #DemLeadership, #FreshmanDems, I teared up watching @maddow 1/4/18, seeing how @TheDemocrats have already done SO MANY things to help #WeThePeople! #ForThePeople!
Thank you ALL!
If you’re not yet, go to #FreshmanFollow to see what the new #FreshmanCongress has been able to fight for. Get updates straight from their accounts. Videos of hope & fight #ForThePeople! Not for the 1%! Let’s support them and get knowledge of how our govt actually works!
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I'm home sick but never too sick to rave about #HR1: a bill to continue our long American project of creating a democracy that represents all of us equally. I'm gonna talk wonky on here for a minute. #ForThePeople
My @CampaignLegal colleagues @DelaneyMarsco @brendan_fischer and others will tell you about the campaign finance and ethic portions (they are big! really big! change our democracy big!). I'm here to talk about the provisions at the heart of our democracy: VOTING.
The bill is 571 pages and it is CHOCKFULL of good ideas (hint, hint, states could adopt a lot of these on their own). #HR1
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Exhibit A cracks are starting to form in the @HouseGOP & @SenateGOP
I had to quadruple check this morning, yup FIVE House Rs…
Because when you’re acting like a mob boss, it’s pretty bad when you try to shake down the Dhanani Group and your wife was sworn in as a IL Supreme Court Justice the same day your offices were raided
FTT FBI raided Burke’s offices TWICE, 23 firearms too
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1/ The American people entrusted @HouseDemocrats to run the House of Representatives #ForThePeople & our rules package is our 1st chance to chart a new course. In a sign that we intend to run this place differently, our ideas were developed from the bottom up, not the top down.
Never before has a rules package been developed like this. Our collaborative process made the final product a stronger one. It modernizes the House of Representatives in five important ways.
✅First, it restores the people’s voice by aligning our agenda agenda with the priorities of the American people.
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Note to #Trump supporters.
I will not engage with you. You are convinced Trump is a god.

I am starting a special thread for all who care to keep track of or understand @realDonaldTrump lies. I will keep adding to this as I discover more sources.

Read on...

First Source, Canadian Newspaper, The Toronto Star
Thanks, @ddale8 #ForThePeople…
Second Source, Politifact, Winner of Pulitzer Prize…
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Next-level finance & law leadership LA needs: Gwen @gwensos2018 has a Master's in Accounting & JD, cum laude. In the Low Income Taxpayers' Clinic, vision & passion for advocacy led her to a Master of Laws in Taxation.

#Gwen4LARights #WinWithGwen2018 #VXP
As a former small business owner, and worker in the real estate & tax fields, @gwensos2018 will bring practical business knowledge & experience to government. Gwen knows what it will take to build Louisiana's economy. #Gwen4LARights #GeauxGwen #VXP
.@gwensos2018 has a vision for engaging the next generation of voters. As #LASoS, Gwen will partner with community schools, organizations, and leaders to engage young voters through education, outreach, and technology. #Gwen4LARights #GeauxGwen #VXP
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Outtakes from the #DNC Executive Meeting in #PuertoRico (thread)

Chair promises a 2020 process that is fair. Will release a protocol on debates soon; expect debates in summer 2019 . Will decide by March 2019 the Host City for 2020 Convention: Houston, Miami Beach, or Milwaukee.
We have worked hard to rebuild trust on our presidential process. Rules and Bylaws Cttee working with early states on rules. A key rule change ends superdelegates voting 1st round absent consensus candidate BUT elected officials can still be PLEOs & not run against constituents.
The PLEO Party Leader Elected Official designation is for pledged delegates who are Members of Congress Governors etc who want a first round #DNC convention vote but don’t want to run against activist to get there.
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Within weeks of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) participated in a sit-in at the House to demand votes on gun control legislation, saying, "We owe it to the LGBT community & all families harmed by gun violence to keep terror suspects from obtaining guns."
Since he was first elected to Congress in 1998, Sen. Udall has taken a leadership role on a wide array of environmental issues, receiving a lifetime score of 96% from the League of Conservation Voters.
#DemSenate2020 #DemsWork4USA #DemFuture #ForThePeople
Sen. Udall was one of the original co-sponsors of the Arctic Wilderness Bill, and more recently has worked closely with the Navajo and Pueblo nations in New Mexico to oppose new leasing, drilling and fracking near Chaco Canyon National Park. #DemSenate2020 #DemFuture
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Justin Dewitt stepped up & ran for Congress as a Democrat in his very red Louisiana District because he wanted what was best #ForThePeople.

After using vacation time to campaign, he returned to work to find a pink slip. This is a travesty. We’ve got your back, @Dewitt4Congress!
Justin is a land surveyor & is very passionate about important issues that impact his district like support for flood victims. And he’s a very good person.

Justin - since you already contribute to @DemWritePress, we’d love to host anything you want to say about this experience.
For those of you who don’t know Justin, I will share the pieces he contributed to the site here.…
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We must focus our #DemFuture energies on taking back the Senate. All Class II Senators are up for re-election in 2020.

Class II terms run from the beginning of the 114th Congress on January 5, 2015, to the end of the 116th Congress on January 3, 2021.
#USsenate #BlueWave

Booker, Cory A. (D-NJ)
Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)
Durbin, Richard J. (D-IL)
Jones, Doug (D-AL)
Markey, Edward J. (D-MA)
Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)
#DemSenate2020 #TakeItBack #USsenate

Peters, Gary C. (D-MI)
Reed, Jack (D-RI)
Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)
Smith, Tina (D-MN)
Udall, Tom (D-NM)
Warner, Mark R. (D-VA) #DemSenate2020 #TakeItBack #USsenate
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Just a few days before being called out by @JeffreyToobin on @CNN Kris Kobach met with Steve Bannon in Western Kansas.

Bannon had a little rally, 25 people, at what appeared to be a Best Western in Western Kansas.
GOP #CultureOfCorruption #VoteDem #ForThePeople #KS03 #ksleg
Kris Kobach hearing the truth about his voter suppression last night on @CNN
I stand corrected, not Western Kansas, But Topeka Kansas. Which is worse IMO to this troll in our Capital
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🍑Lucy McBath @LucyWins2018: Mother, Wife, Businesswoman, Activist for Social Justice.

🗣️You might recognize her from the 2016 #Democratic Convention: she represented Mothers of the Movement, a group of women whose African American children have been killed by gun violence.
🍑She intended to run for the #Georgia Legislature, but after the Parkland #Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, she decided her aspirations weren’t high enough. #NeverAgainMSD #BeAVoter
🍑She’s running for Congress in George’s 6th District and could use your help because she’s in a tight race. She’s running against the SAME NRA-backed, A-rated Republican that Jon Ossoff ran against in a runoff election in June 2017. Ossoff should have won back then.
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FACT: Republicans in DC are all about enriching lobbyist & special interest friends, big corporations, lowering their own taxes & the richest of the rich. They’re not #ForThePeople

They had a chance. They controlled all 3 branches & what did they do? Gave Trump a tax break

From health care, to taxes, to good-paying jobs, to critical consumer protections ... Trump & Republicans have proven it.

They will stab us in the back.

Ordinary Americans don't have a prayer if the GOP stays in control.

They will gut education, Medicare & Social Security
Trump & the Republican Congress are selling out the American people at every turn. So much for draining the swamp.

A Democratic majority will fight #ForThePeople

Lowering health care costs & prescription drug prices ... clean up the Republican #CultureOfCorruption

Let's vote!
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The Republican Party under Trump is violent and un-American. It’s a party that embraces treason and corruption & it’s a party that already got a young woman killed in Charlottesville.

Go out & meet Democrats running in your area. We're the good guys!

Democrats are public servants. Navy, Marines, Air Force & CIA–Abigail Spanberger & Elaine Luria, VA ; Chrissy Houlahan, PA; Gina Ortiz Jones & MJ Hegar TX; Amy McGrath from Kentucky, Mikie Sherrill NJ; & Elissa Slotkin, Michigan - 8 Dems inspired to serve
As we watch a parade of GOP criminals, remember not all public servants are corrupt.

Amy Kloubucher, Sally Yates, Tim Kaine, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Liz Warren, Chris Murphy, Joe Biden, Joe Kennedy know what public service is about - us, all of us
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As we watch a parade of GOP criminals, remember not all public servants are corrupt.

Amy Kloubucher, Sally Yates, Tim Kaine, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, Liz Warren, Chris Murphy, Joe Biden, Joe Kennedy know what public service is about - us, all of us
The Republican #CultureOfCorruption stretches from CA to NC.

Laura Riddick, a Republican first elected in 1996 & re-elected most recently in 2016, pleads guilty to 6 counts of embezzling from the Wake Co Register of Deeds while she led the office - $926K
Howard Dean, Senator Shaheen, Cory Booker, Patty Murray, Tammy Baldwin, Adam Schiff, Beto ORourke, Sharice Davids, Stacey Abrams, Amy McGrath ... so many people of integrity fighting hard to make a positive difference on heathcare, wages, equality, infrastructure, Social Sec
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1/ THREAD (Click on "Show this thread") Here is a revised Ultimate Presidential Candidates List for 10/6/18. Major changes at Tier One. Kamala Harris moves into first, followed by Cory Booker as a running mate. Joe Biden moves from first to third followed by Michael Avenatti.
2/ Bernie Sanders remains first on Tier Two, but is considered weak as a primary contender. Eric Swalwell stays at second while Deval Patrick and Adam Schiff switch places based on Schiff's high profile stance against Kavanaugh (i.e., Schiff moves up on spot).
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The first GOP Tax Scam added $2 trillion to the national debt – sticking our children with the bill for massive tax breaks for Big Pharma, Wall Street and the wealthiest 1 percent.

Today, House Republicans are pushing #TaxScam2: their cynical scheme to make tax breaks for billionaires permanent – handing tens of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest 1 percent every year.

While Republicans enrich their wealthy donors, Democrats are fighting FOR THE PEOPLE:
*Lowering your health care costs and prescription drug prices
*Increasing your pay through strong economic growth by rebuilding America
*Cleaning up corruption to make Washington work for you
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THREAD: Republicans are laying out their agenda for 2019, and it’s a nightmare for working families and seniors. #Medicare #Medicaid #SocialSecurity #ProtectOurCare
According to @realDonaldTrump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, the Trump Admin and Republicans in Congress have already set their sights on slashing the #Medicare, #Medicaid & #SocialSecurity that many Americans count on to make ends meet.
.@VP Pence has also promised the Trump Admin & the GOP will try to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Remember: that would lead to millions losing their health coverage & would ultimately drive up costs for everyone who is able to hang on to their insurance.
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@SenWhitehouse Senator do you understand what it means when judges claim to be 'originalists'? They mean they want the Constitution to be exactly as it was originally written w/o all later amendments. They only want rich, powerful, land owning, white men to vote. They want to take America 1/
@SenWhitehouse Back to Colonial times. They claim to love the Constitution so much, yet want to intertwine religious laws instead of civil laws in our daily lives, ie, Christian Sharia Law. I don't understand why Democrats aren't screaming from the rooftops about this. Everyone but trump 2/
@SenWhitehouse Is a member of Council for National Policy, a hate group posing as Christians per @splcenter. They hate LGBTQ, Muslims, liberals, POC, & want women to be seen not heard. They're Dominionists. Sarah Palin was their entry into mainstream GOP politics. They want christofascist 3/
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