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✔️#Biden is not a "moderate" #dem. He's running on a platform to the left of Obama & Hillary. If elected, he'd be the most #progressive president in our lifetimes.

This thread fact-checks a graphic circulated by #Sanders supporters that equates Biden & Trump.
✔️#Biden supports universal healthcare. He proposes adding a singlepayer Medicare option to the #ACA, open to individuals & employers. It could be immediately implemented, unlike #MedicareForAll which has a 4-yr transition.

✔️#Sanders introduced #M4A. It has 15 Senate votes.
✔️#Biden's plan to add singlepayer Medicare option to ACA follows the public/private hybrid that's most commonly used by countries with universal healthcare.

✔️Trump admin has filed suit to overturn the ACA & protections for people w/ preexisting conditions.
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#SANDERS CONCEDED THE RACE 3/11, said millions decided his "friend Joe #Biden" was more likely to beat Trump. No blaming the #DNC, no cries of rigged election. He began: my #1 goal is defeating Trump. Time for ALL #Sanders fans & #dems to unite.…
#Bernie counted on overperforming w/ young voters, but nearly 3% fewer people under 30 voted in 20 compared to 16. This was the only demographic group where Sanders had an advantage. The drop in youth vote & the surge in ALL OTHER groups (who voted #Biden) cost Sanders the race.
#Sanders earned LESS of the vote in EVERY RACE in '20 when compared to '16. On average, he underperformed by 17.6%. He did 35.4% worse in VT. He was down 10.9% in #DemocratsAbroad primary this weekend.
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I agree w @SykesCharlie here, but as Democrats we should NOT be catering to #NeverTrump. If Frum, Boot, Sykes, Wilson like Biden, vote for Biden. But their GOP bus had a anti-#LGBTQ #AntiChoice #SouthernStrategy crash. None of us should be taking bus mechanic advice from them
LEAST of all Federalist troll #VerucaMcCain. If she likes Biden, great. Don't give her an #AntiChoice #ProFetus #SouthernStrategy inch.

Or Bill Kristol.
If he likes Biden, he can vote for Biden. Don't give him an inch on DNC Platform
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So @BarackObama @TomPerez & @DNC are thumbing the scale for @JoeBiden to undermine @BernieSanders. Ok. Let’s have that fight. @ninaturner @VanJones68…
While @JoeBiden was collaborating with klan members & segregationists, @BernieSanders was fighting for #Equality…
@BernieSanders was advocating for #LGBTQ when it was politically unpopular to do so. @JoeBiden voted for #DOMA. Bernie did not.…
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You might be brainwashed by #FakeNews if you believe President Trump said Coronavirus is a Hoax... (What have you got to add?) You might be brainwashed by #Maddow if you believe anything she says! Paid to lie by DNC through Fusion GPS court docs prove.Turn off the #FakeNewsMedia
You might be brainwashed by #FakeNews if you believe there is no evidence of Joe Biden Quid Pro Quo because there is a video of it.... they lie to you everyday and they think you are to lazy to look... Are you to lazy? 1min video of Joe👇
You are brainwashed by #CNN #CNBC #MSNBC if you do not know DNC/Hillary paid Fusion GPS for Dossier Paid NYTimes, WAPost, #Maddow to lie daily. And DNC paid Crowdstrike to lie about Russian hack. FBI/Crowdstrike never examine server.If brainwashed you had no idea! 2 yrs behind!
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As voters across America head to the polls this #SuperTuesday, a few words on why I believe @BernieSanders will be the best president for #LGBTQ folks. 👇🏾
I’m proud to be an ally in the movement for LGBTQ equality – fighting FOR marriage equality and AGAINST anti-trans bills in Washington State & speaking out for trans equality in Congress.

And I’m the very proud mom of a fabulous non-binary child.

For me, this is personal.
For my kid – and all our LGBTQ kids, friends & family – I want a president who is authentic and consistent on equality, even when it’s not popular.

That president is @BernieSanders.
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hi @seftoncouncil 👋🏼 the flag you’re flying at the moment is a hostile transphobic dog whistle, recognised as a symbol and brand of one of Britain’s most outspoken and visible trans-antagonists, and the leader of a transphobic hate group.
furthermore, the branding used has no official connection or relationship with that of the @womensday organisation, and I imagine that this introduces some significant, as well as potentially actionable issues re: damage to their public reputation. #IWD2020
I have a inkling that one of @seftoncouncil’s serving @UKLabour councillors — @NinaKillen — may have had something to do with this, and might not have been entirely transparent when it comes to her motivations, or her involvement in trans-antagonistic activities on social media.
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Thank you to the hundreds of people who turned out to rally last week at Kennedy Catholic High School in solidarity with the beloved #LGBT teachers who were forced to resign because they married their same-sex partners 💪🏼.⁣⁣
#LGBTQFamily #LGBTQProud #LGBTQof2020 #LGBT
Last weeks rally was a great show of support for the #LGBT community & proof that religion doesn’t have to be about looking down on queer people.⁣⁣
Many people have said to me “Of course there’s homophobia in the Catholic Church, there’s no point in protesting it.” But....
I refuse to let that continue. Religious institutions are run by people & people have the power to change. There is no reason that homophobia should be perpetuated in religious institutions. There is no reason that “being religious” & “being homophobic” should be interchangeable.
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The plan is to destroy 'secular' #PublicSchools by diverting taxpayer $ to religious schools where they teach bigotry towards #LGBTQ Americans & climate science denial.

It's important for folks to understand what is happening. It is critically important:
#ChiefJusticeRoberts heard this in the mornings before heading over to lend his credibility to the sham impeachment 'trial'…
This is NO coincidence
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Whooboy. Do NOT tell me that being a married gay person is just the same as being a married straight person. You have ALWAYS had the legal right to marry. We have had it for FOUR YEARS. We do not have any of the other legal rights you have.
3 lesbian teacher friends of mine have been fired for getting married. So when Cuomo asks Buttigieg about his marriage and asks him to speak to #LGBTQ folks in America about this, I think about what it would have meant to me as a kid to have #BarbaraJordan come out.
Also, a woman CHANGED HER VOTE in #IowaCaucus when she discovered that Buttigieg was gay because, as the precinct captain told the press, "I don't want THAT in the White House."
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I am honoured to know @Blaise_21 who I meet through the wonderful open and safe space for queer people that @akefestival provides. Here he speaks along with 2 other queer #Nigerians about their experiences. Incredible courage.… #LGBTQ
“I decided to be openly gay 2 years let people know that we are not just names or mere statistics, we are more than those, we are fully blooded people. We are in their churches, schools, workplaces and every other aspect of life,” @Blaise_21 #Nigeria #LGBTQ
At what point did you decide to be openly gay? “It was in late 2016 after I was attacked for the second time in school. I kinda just thought, “you know what? F**k it”. I would suffer violence anyway for advocating LGBT rights or writing LGBT themed fiction and poetry,” Kayode Ani
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#LGBTQ+ kids deserve to feel loved and accepted. Thank you to @LGBTEqCaucus @RepSeanMaloney & @RepTedLieu who stand with us in the mission to #DefundConversionTherapy nationwide and #ImagineEquality for our LGBTQ+ youth 🌈
@LGBTEqCaucus @RepSeanMaloney @RepTedLieu @DanReynolds @tylerinacoma @tedlieu Banning conversion therapy is so important because the harmful practice can lead to:
❌ Depression
❌ Self-hatred
❌ Substance abuse
We can stop this! Our #LOVELOUD family @DanReynolds @tylerinacoma and @Carmen_Carrera are on the Hill today advocating for our #LGBTQ+ youth.
@LGBTEqCaucus @RepSeanMaloney @RepTedLieu @DanReynolds @tylerinacoma @tedlieu @Carmen_Carrera Conversion therapy is only banned in 19 states - most recently in Utah, in large part due to the work of our incredible partners in @EqualityUtah.…
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How do you handle an anti #LGBTQ bigot running for congress with the #MIGOP?…
You boycott the grocery store chain that his family owns.…
then you donate money to his opponent…
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Last Wed, husband, infant son, and I were staying at @MarriottMarina. At 1:30 AM the @SanDiegoPD knocked on our door, demanding our IDs
@MarriottMarina @SanDiegoPD It turns out the @Uber driver who had taken us to the hotel had called the cops – accusing us of.. child trafficking? endangerment?
The same @Uber driver who told us our crying baby needed his mother, and didn’t back down when we tried to explain that our son has 2 dads.
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Lots of false narratives are being spread about 2016. These benefit one campaign but not Democrats.
▪Hillary won the primary by 4M votes & 1k ELECTED delegates, GE by 3M votes
▪HRC won ALL women, ALL BIPOC, ALL working class voters (< $50k)
▪HRC campaigned in PA & MI
▪Hillary campaigned in Detroit in Oct2016--tell Michael Moore that is MI.
▪Hillary campaigned in PA with Biden (I sent him video, since he forgot)
▪On Election Eve, 40k folks waited in line for 12hrs to see Hillary and Obama outside Independence Hall in Philly. It was magical.
▪It's true that Hillary did not campaign in WI. She cancelled her scheduled visit with Obama and she went to Orlando instead. 49 #LGBTQ people had just been slaughtered in what was then the worst mass murder in US history.
▪In WI 200k Dems were kicked off voter rolls in 2016.
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1/So there was lots of talk at @AACNursing #AACNdoc20 re: #Nursing #PhD pipeline, getting folx esp prelicensure students ‘excited’ about #nursingscience & the #BStoPhD

I totally revamped our #nursingresearch & #innovation course @UMassAmherst last fall to do just that

Thread ⬇️
2/ I told the Asst Dean when I took it on that regardless of the learning objectives for the course I had only 1 GOAL:

That by the end of the semester, these students would be EXCITED!-or at very least, just a little bit CURIOUS-about a career in #nursingscience & #innovation
3/ A note about context: This was a course of ~85 Accel BS students, taught in an urban campus that is geographically ~40mins drive from main @UMassAmherst campus, in the . The classroom assigned had no windows. Class ran 8am-1030am Weds, before more courses. I say this b/c....
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1/ With the #IowaCaucus just days away, I am going to use a series of threads to make the case AGAINST #BernieSanders. PART 7: Bernie is no progressive saint.
2/ While BernieLama cultist claim #BernieSanders has always fought the good fight from the 1960's on, the reality is Bernie has always been about Bernie and did not even bother to vote until it was about Bernie.
3/ #BernieSanders has an awful record on Guns.…
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Uncredibly tragic.
Nearly 20% of hate crimes are perpetrated against #LGBTQ people like Ja'Quarius Taylor, according to a news story I reported 6wks ago when the FBI released their annual report.
Here is the story.
#LGBTQ people are disproportionately victims of hate crimes. And now Ja'Quarius Taylor is dead at 17. What a loss to all who loved them.…|
If you know anything about the murder of Ja'Quarius Taylor, please tell the tip line. Imagine the loss his family feels.…
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As I said in my apology today for a transphobic tweet in 2011, I’ve learned a lot since then and I want to acknowledge just how much of my learning is thanks to #LGBTQ activists. In 2015, I was on a panel with Germaine Greer at #Mumbai Litfest where I disagreed with her 👇🏽
As I said in my tweets at the time, much of my learning came from #LGBTQ activism in #India. When Greer made transphobic remarks at our joint session in #Mumbai, I disagreed and I remember the audience also disagreed. I also learned in 2015 to separate trans and woman.
I learned to put a space in between trans and woman and ways to show solidarity with communities who are subjected to multiple oppressions.
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When #Oman’s Sultan Qaboos had died,I posted obit,mentioned he was longest-serving ruler in Arab world & one of world’s longest-ruling autocrats,that Oman was 1 of 2 Gulf countries that didn’t ban my 1st book, &told my family WhatsApp group that it was open secret that he was gay
Then I saw this obit h/t @thesailorsgirl and pondered what we should do about people in power who are known to be gay & never come out, whose power & wealth protect them from the horrendous homophobia & violence that so many in the region are subjected to…
Sultan Qaboos was longest-serving ruler in Arab world and one of the world’s longest-ruling autocrats. Imagine if someone that powerful and rich had come out? He did not use his power or wealth to decriminalize same-sex relations.
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If you enjoyed my Avatar Thread / #YubiViews / Anything else I do and u wanna support me, here's a small thread of how you can! You are never obliged to do so, and I am exceedingly grateful for all and any support in all its forms!

Let's go! 1/7
1) The simplest way? Retweet stuff. It helps so much! I do a lot of stuff in the #DnD and #TTRPG circles, so it's great when people see my stuff!

2) I have a Ko-Fi: Slinging me a coffee means so much to me and I am so grateful for each one!

3) I have a podcast! It's a #ttrpg #podcast DM'd by me, a pan, #nonbinary human, with a main campaign in #DnD5e and loads of other systems! We're full of #LGBTQ rep in cast and story, we've got goofs, plot, giveaways, and spook galore! @TheMortalPath for eps!

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When I “officially” endorsed #Bernie2020, the campaign asked for a “short” statement for a graphic.

I'm wordy; wrote a whole page. Oops.🤓

It’s hard to distill why I believe so strongly in this #BigUS movement & @BernieSanders, but I’d like to share my attempt.

A thread...
@BernieSanders The part of my statement that made it on the #BernieSanders graphic boils down to one word:


Bernie’s stances are grounded in principled judgment, proven to be right & just for decades. His policies prove to be successful when enacted. I know who he'll be once elected.
@BernieSanders My passion & purpose is #PublicEducation, so my endorsement is also rooted in that.

#Bernie’s full platform - from #MedicareForAll to #CriminalJusticeReform - will have profound positive impacts on students, communities, and the ed profession, in both direct & indirect ways.
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Welcome to MoCTrack for January 5, 2020.

This is our 2019 year in review for all of the tidbits you need about last year’s legislative action. Congress is heading back to DC this week, so now is the time to see how they did last year!
#MoCTrack 1/27…
The great folks at @538Politics provide our Trump Tracker numbers, showing how often each MoCs vote with #IMPOTUS.

We took all those 2019 numbers and show you each lawmaker’s high and low point, as well as their 2019 average.

#MoCTrack 2/27
@538politics First up a rundown of 2019 in legislation, by the numbers.
#MoCTrack 3/27
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