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@StormResist @exoticgamora @SpockPersists @WomanResistorNC @1WarMachine2018 @CaptainsLog2O18 @jacksnowknows @B52Malmet @porpentina2017 @CaptJaneway2017 @DanaScottLO Dear fellow introverts,
I hope you will believe me when I tell you how much better you will feel if you get engaged and help get democrats elected this November. Here’s a few ideas that have meaningful effects:
@StormResist @exoticgamora @SpockPersists @WomanResistorNC @1WarMachine2018 @CaptainsLog2O18 @jacksnowknows @B52Malmet @porpentina2017 @CaptJaneway2017 @DanaScottLO 1. Write PostcardsToVoters.org
Even if its not your state/district, when we help elect democrats across the country, it helps us all. It could be the difference between a majority in the US House or Senate. It could also flip a state legislature blue. Fight #gerrymandering
@StormResist @exoticgamora @SpockPersists @WomanResistorNC @1WarMachine2018 @CaptainsLog2O18 @jacksnowknows @B52Malmet @porpentina2017 @CaptJaneway2017 @DanaScottLO 2. Educate yourself on which seats you will vote for on Nov 6th.
US House, US Senate
State legislature
Mayor and City Council
Judges
✴️They all matter!

Talk to your neighbors, friends, family & coworkers. Let them know who you’re voting for and why.
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#WednesdayWisdom
While we are all working to importantly save this country by electing Democrats to #FlipTheHouse and #FlipTheSenate in November-

Electing Democratic state governors is extremely important, too. They can be an important line of defense at the state level. 1/6
State governors can:
✅Help #SaveTheACA
✅Help save and expand #Medicare
✅Protect #NetNeutrality
✅Protect the environment and deal with #climatechange
✅Help end #Gerrymandering and voter suppression.
✅Enact #GunSense legislation.
✅Protect abortion rights.
And more. 2/6
Here are governors' seats we need to hold or are competitive to flip. Please follow, donate, add them to your RT lists, & if you are local, get involved with their campaigns on the ground. Candidates all through primary elections.
#Arizona @dg4az
#Colorodo @jaredpolis 3/6
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So, there’s a 300 page opinion by a 3 judge panel regarding NC’s partisan gerrymandering. Guess I know what I’m doing after dinner tonight. #ncpol #ncga redistricting.lls.edu/files/NC%20cc%…
OK, so here we go…tweet storm forthcoming regarding the 300+ opinion that still holds NC partisan gerrymandering as illegal, and that this time, the plaintiff’s have met the Gill burden of having standing as being in a district that is in question:
With standing, the issue of the partisan gerrymandering by NC Republicans is in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Article I, the 1st Amendment, and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment:
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You could rationally, if unreasonably, exclude residents because they are non-citizens, or citizens because they are non-residents, but you can’t rationally do both… and yet they did. The 2016 referendum was illegitimate. #Gerrymandering #FinalSayForAll #PeoplesVote
How is it fair for an EU citizen like my mother, taxpaying resident in the UK for nearly 60 years, to be deprived of a vote, while NoFactsChloe can trip off a plane from Sydney and vote Leave? The 2016 referendum was illegitimate. #Gerrymandering #PeoplesVote #FinalSayForAll
People whose entire lives hung on the outcome were excluded, while people with zero stake in the matter and zero connection to this country were handed a vote. The franchise was undemocratic, the 2016 referendum was illegitimate. #Gerrymandering #FinalSayForAll #PeoplesVote
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Sarah Kendzior: I think with all Republicans you need to look at what policies they've passed & what their rhetoric is. They say someone should do something about Russian interference (them!) but nothing's getting done.
@sarahkendzior #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: Russia wants the US to be pulled out of NATO. They want NATO to be weakened, they want the US to be weakened, they don't want oligarchs to be investigated for anything.
@sarahkendzior #GasLitNation
Sarah Kendzior: Why would the Russians help Dems win elections? The Russians wouldn't get what they want then. Saying the Russians are helping Dems is absolute crap.
@sarahkendzior #GasLitNation
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How Dominionism Was Spread. Part 1.
A Covert Religious Political Theocracy, Under Many Names, is Hidden in Plain Sight.
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The American voting system is busted. Shattered. They’re trying to take away your vote by saying you’re not a citizen, by saying you voted in another state, by giving you provisional ballots for some cockamamie reason, by purging you from the voter rolls vimeo.com/269063461
These obstacles are put in the way of mostly voters of color — that’s the real issue. We have an apartheid election system in the US. And I’m very concerned that some groups and politicians talk about #VoteSuppression but avoid the issue of race. facebook.com/notes/greg-pal…
Q: Do you think that's out of fear, obliviousness, or something more sinister?

A: The Democratic Party was the party of #JimCrow. It’s in its DNA. If everyone got to vote, the party’s elite would be out on its ass — right, Bernie?

facebook.com/notes/greg-pal…

#AskGregAQuestion
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On Monday night the Commerce Dept, with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that:

In Keeping with the request from the Justice Dept, that they will be adding a citizenship question to the #2020Census questionnaire.

How might this effect Voting Rights?
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The citizenship question has not been included in a decennial Census since 1950.

Courts have long mandated that US House districts be drawn based on total population, assuring all populations would be fairly represented whether they voted or not.
amp.nymag.com/daily/intellig…
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But in 2016, the Supreme Court left open the option for states to draw districts based only on eligible voter populations.

In comes the tRump Admin, advocating for the inclusion of the citizenship question on the Census form!
3/9
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1/ When? At what point is it enough? Where is the line? How long do we wait? Are those currently in positions of leadership deaf, dumb & blind? What about those that were, but no longer are? Is everyone waiting for someone else to make the determination? #Resist #TheResistance
2/ If not everything that’s occurred since and including the entire 2016 election, up and down ballot, nation wide isn’t a crisis, what is? Is the American Govt involved with the very practices our Government was put in place to prevent? #Vote #FlipItBlue #BlueWave2018 #VoteBlue
3/ Did the President not take an Oath? If the President doesn’t honor his Oath do we not have a Congress to check him? If Congress does not check him but is corrupted and derelict of duty as well, who protects America? The American people can keep them in check with their vote.
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I'm back on the #soapbox. And I'm going to be on it a long time talking up #CitizensUnited until it sinks into the brain of everyone here. If we want a HOPE of restoring the #integrity of our #elections it MUST be overturned. #DarkMoney is overriding our voices in the ballot box.
#CitizensUnited was and is the nail in the coffin to any pretense of #democracy. How do you think this #IllegitimateRegime was installed? #DarkMoney is the major culprit. Then there was the #Russian interference, #Hacking, #VoterSuppression and #Gerrymandering.
A #PerfectStorm
We lost our voices this last #election that was a #coup. #WI alone suppressed 300K votes & that's just the tip of that iceberg. Throw in the #CitizensUnited #DarkMoney of #Adelson #Kochanistan #Mercerville et al #Russians #hacking #Gerrymandering & there you go. #Democracy dies.
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On this one year anniversary of the election of Donald J Trump to the presidency of the United States, we take a moment to reflect upon the past and ponder our path forward. Without question, the election of President Trump saved our Union from a race to oblivion.
As the past year has shown, we have major issues within our government and its going to take YEARS to right the ship. One man, one election is not going to do it. Voting republican or voting this or that is not sufficient on its own. The governmental problems are systemic.
For over a century the progressives have had it their goal to tear down our system of government. That damned Constitution is simply too rigid for those with grand ambitions. The Constitution that preserves our rights and our Union is seen as an obstacle to those people.
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#BLUEWAVE2018: IF THERE'S ONE THING YOU DO TODAY, READ & WATCH THIS!

308 days til the 2018 Midterm Elections. It's time to talk about HOW we take back the House & Senate.

THE STRATEGY MUST BE TWO-FOLD:

1. DEFEND BLUE SEATS. #KeepItBlue
2. FLIP RED SEATS. #FlipItBlue

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#SENATE: DEMs are at a "disadvantage" and ON THE DEFENSE.

DEMOCRATS and Independents must DEFEND 25 SEATS.

REPUBLICANS must only DEFEND 9 SEATS.

For a Majority, DEMS MUST KEEP ALL SEATS...and #FLIP2 BLUE.
#SENATE: TRUMP WON 10 STATES w/ SEATS DEMs MUST DEFEND.

Montana, North Dakota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Florida, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

HILLARY WON 1 STATE GOP MUST DEFEND...Nevada.

See competitive races below. Made BEFORE Franken's open seat.
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